December 20th, 2012

LOT Announcements / events
Kerstgroet LOT
Vanuit het LOT Bureau te Utrecht wensen wij allen Fijne Kerstdagen en een Gelukkig 2013 toe! De eerstvolgende LOT Newsletter verschijnt in het nieuwe jaar op 3 januari. Beste wensen!

Frank Wijnen, LOT Directeur
Grote Taaldag en Taalgala 2013, Universiteit Utrecht, 9 februari 2013
Genomineerden van de LOT Populariseringsprijs bekend
Elk jaar reikt De Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT) de populariseringsprijs uit voor het beste populariserende werk op het gebied van de taalwetenschap. Dit jaar zijn er van de negen inzendingen twee genomineerd door een vakkundige jury: het gaat om het tijdschrift Onze Taal en het boek Het succes van tweetalig opvoeden van Elisabeth van der Linden en Folkert Kuiken. Op zaterdag 9 februari 2013 wordt de winnaar bekendgemaakt tijdens De Grote Taaldag.

De Grote Taaldag
De Grote Taaldag wordt door LOT georganiseerd in samenwerking met de Algemene Vereniging Taalwetenschap (AVT) en de Nederlandse Vereniging voor Toegepaste Taalwetenschap (Anéla). Op deze dag worden lezingen gehouden door zowel jonge als ervaren taalwetenschappers. De Grote Taaldag sluit net als elk jaar feestelijk af met Het Taalgala, waarbij twee prijzen worden uitgereikt: de dissertatieprijs voor het beste taalkundige proefschrift van 2011 en de populariseringsprijs voor het beste populariserende werk op het gebied van de taalwetenschap van 2011 en 2012.

Genomineerden 2012
De jury voor de populariseringsprijs bestond dit jaar uit vier taalkundigen met ervaring op het gebied van populariseren: Margreet Dorleijn, Mathilde Jansen (vz.), Leo Noordman en Nicoline van der Sijs. Uit negen inzendingen kozen zij twee genomineerden: het populairwetenschappelijke tijdschrift Onze Taal (jaargang 2011/2012) en Het succes van tweetalig opvoeden. Gids voor ouders en opvoeders door Elisabeth van der Linden en Folkert Kuiken; Acco, Leuven / Den Haag, 2012. De jury presenteert haar rapport tijdens Het Taalgala en maakt dan ook de winnaar bekend.

Aanmelden
Geļnteresseerden zijn van harte uitgenodigd om aanwezig te zijn. Aanmelden kan via lot(removeme)uu.nl.
Voor meer informatie over De Grote Taaldag en Het Taalgala, zie www.lotschool.nl of mail naar lot(removeme)uu.nl.
LOT ontvangt subsidie uit NWO Graduate Programme
Uit: nieuws.hum.uu.nl/2012/09/07/nwo-subsidie-voor-landelijke-onderzoekschool-taalkunde/

De Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT) ontvangt 800.000 euro uit het NWO Graduate Programme. Dit subsidieprogramma is bedoeld om een sterk onderwijs- en onderzoeksprogramma op te zetten voor de ontwikkeling van jong wetenschappelijk talent.
De Graduate Programme subsidie van NWO biedt LOT een financieringsmogelijkheid voor de aanstelling van vier promovendi. Deze promovendi worden geselecteerd uit de beste research master-studenten. Deze kunnen zich al tijdens hun studie voorbereiden op een promotietraject door middel van een speciale cursus binnen de LOT winterschool en het uitvoeren van stages en afstudeerprojecten bij diverse LOT onderzoeksgroepen (zg. 'rotaties').

De Nederlandse taalwetenschap is bijzonder succesvol in het NWO Graduate Programme: in 2010 ontving het Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS al 800.000 euro in het kader van dit programma en in 2011 is de aanvraag van het Leiden University Centre for Linguistics gehonoreerd.
Schultink lecture by Victoria Nyst in LOT Winterschool 2013 Leiden, January 7-18 2013
The Schultink Lecture will be hosted by the LOT Winterschool 2013 (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, LUCL).
See this page for more info on linguist Henk Schultink: nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Schultink.
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Nyst, post-doctoral researcher at LUCL, Leiden.
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Location: Lipsius-building, room 148

Title: Sign languages: emergence & transmission

Abstract
Everywhere in the world, deaf people use sign languages. The linguistic study of these languages show they have an independent linguistic structure, different from each other as well as from surrounding spoken languages.
In West Africa, a great variety of sign languages is used in a multitude of signing communities. In deaf schools, sign languages of foreign origin are mostly used. Outside of deaf education, local sign languages are used in urban deaf communities, in villages with a high incidence of deafness as well as by ‘homesigners’; isolated deaf people living in otherwise hearing environments.
This diversity provides a valuable opportunity to study the emergence, creation, acquisition and transmission of sign languages. In this presentation, I will discuss some striking ways in which sign languages differ in these processes from spoken languages on the one hand, and from Western sign languages on the other hand.
We hope to see you all there!

Best regards, the organization.

For more information about the LOT winterschool and local information, go to: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2013_Winterschool_Leiden/.

The next LOT Winterschool will take place from 7-18 January 2013, and will be hosted by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics. Deadline for registration is the 16th of December.
The courses are free for all PhD-researchers and second year research master students who are affiliated with one of the eight LOT Institutes. PhD-researchers and second year research master students who are not affiliated to one of these institutes can participate as well, but pay a tuition fee.

Students are encouraged to present their work during the weekly poster session. They may present a poster with original work, try-out their poster for an upcoming conference, or present a poster from a previous conference.

For questions regarding this LOT Winterschool email lot(removeme)uu.nl.
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink Taal & Spraak is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Actueel:
Voorlezen: een app kan het ook
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/voorlezen-een-app-kan-het-ook
Voor kinderen is het niet alleen leuk om apps te gebruiken, het kan ook heel nuttig zijn voor hun taalontwikkeling. Pedagoge Daisy Smeets onderzocht welke kenmerken in prentenboeken-apps waardevol zijn om de woordenschat van vier- en vijfjarigen te vergroten zonder dat daar een ouder of leerkracht bij te pas komt.

Hoera, we hebben een taalcanon!
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/hoera-we-hebben-een-taalcanon
Elke twee weken verschijnt op Kennislink een gastcolumn. Deze week gaat de taalprof in op de vraag hoe de pas verschenen taalcanon zijn weg kan vinden naar het onderwijs. Want dat gaat niet vanzelf.

Vroeg vreemdetalenonderwijs gaat niet ten koste van Nederlands
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/vroeg-vreemdetalenonderwijs-gaat-niet-ten-koste-van-nederlands
Vier- en vijfjarigen zijn goed in staat om Engels te leren. Dat blijkt uit een onderzoek naar de effectiviteit van vroeg vreemdetalenonderwijs (vvto) Engels op de basisschool en de invloed daarvan op de Nederlandse taalvaardigheid van leerlingen. De leerlingen blijken een hoger niveau voor Engels te halen, terwijl het Nederlands op peil blijft.
De taalcanon: initiatief van LOT, Anéla en Avt: nieuwe editie verschenen.
Onlangs is bij uitgeverij Meulenhoff 'Alles wat je altijd al had willen weten over taal'. De taalcanon verschenen. De taalcanon is een initiatief van de drie taalkundige verenigingen LOT, AvT en Anéla. Aan de taalcanon hebben 53 taalwetenschappers bijgedragen; de redactie is uitgevoerd door Marianne Boogaard en Mathilde Jansen. Naast het boek is er ook een website waarop interactie mogelijk is: www.taalcanon.nl
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezing Beschrijvende Taalkunde 2012, Leiden University, December 21 2012
Friday December 21
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: TBA
“T? Arab?n ph?n?: On the pre-Islamic Arabic dialect of Petra based on the P. Petra Papyri”

Ahmad Al-Jallad
Universiteit Leiden


T? Arab?n ph?n?: On the pre-Islamic Arabic dialect of Petra based on the P. Petra Papyri

“This also goes for the city of Petra ... and they praise the virgin with hymns in the Arab language and call her khaamu, that is, Core, or virgin, in Arabic, and the one begotten of her they call Dusares, that is, only son of the Lord.” (Panarion 51.22.11), Epiphanius of Salamis (315-403 CE).

Most scholars have assumed that Arabic was the spoken language of many of the inhabitants in the Nabataean realm, but this hypothesis was based primarily on onomastica and a handful of loanwords. In 1993, 140 carbonized papyri dating to the sixth century CE were discovered in a Byzantine church in Petra. The papyri deal with the division of inherited property among three brothers, and while the language is Greek, the papyri contain a sizable amount of Arabic material in transliteration. In this talk, I will present a linguistic sketch of the dialect based on a close study of these Greek transcriptions and conclude with a few remarks on its significance for the history of Arabic.

If you know someone who is willing to give a talk, or if you need more information, or if you want to be included on the e-mail list, please contact: Martine Bruil of Suzanne van der Meer.

Martine Bruil m.bruil(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Suzanne van der Meer suzannevdmeer(removeme)live.nl
Discourse op Dinsdag with David Rapp, Utrecht University, January 8 2013
The next Discourse op Dinsdag meeting will take place on the 8th of January. Our speaker will be:

David N. Rapp (Northwestern University)

Date & time: January 8; 10:30-11:45
Location: Utrecht University, Ravesteijn zaal (room 1.06), Kromme Nieuwe Gracht 80
NOTE DIFFERENT TIME AND LOCATION
Title: Ineffective Applications of Prior Knowledge During Text Processing (see below for an abstract)

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Abstract
Ineffective Applications of Prior Knowledge During Text Processing
David N. Rapp
Northwestern University

Prior knowledge has been a key construct for theories of memory, comprehension, and learning. And traditionally prior knowledge has been identified as a resilient source of information, standing strong in the face of even the most compelling refutations and evidence. In the current talk I describe five experiments that call into question this characterization of prior knowledge when evaluated during moment-by-moment comprehension. Participants read expository texts that contained obviously accurate or obviously inaccurate historical statements. The statements were preceded by contexts supporting either accurate or inaccurate instantiations of the described events. Reading times to the historical statements unsurprisingly reflected an influence of prior knowledge. But that influence was strikingly reduced when contexts called into question whether the historical events were likely to occur. The short-term and long-term consequences of these effects indicate important boundary conditions for when and how prior knowledge is recruited in the service of comprehension.
Schultink Lecture by Victoria Nyst on sign languages, LUCL Leiden University, January 16 2013
The Schultink Lecture will be hosted by the LOT Winterschool 2013 (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, LUCL).
See this page for more info on linguist Henk Schultink: nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henk_Schultink.
Speaker: Dr. Victoria Nyst, post-doctoral researcher at LUCL, Leiden.
Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013
Time: 19.30 – 21.00
Location: Lipsius-building, room 148

Title: Sign languages: emergence & transmission

Abstract
Everywhere in the world, deaf people use sign languages. The linguistic study of these languages show they have an independent linguistic structure, different from each other as well as from surrounding spoken languages.
In West Africa, a great variety of sign languages is used in a multitude of signing communities. In deaf schools, sign languages of foreign origin are mostly used. Outside of deaf education, local sign languages are used in urban deaf communities, in villages with a high incidence of deafness as well as by ‘homesigners’; isolated deaf people living in otherwise hearing environments.
This diversity provides a valuable opportunity to study the emergence, creation, acquisition and transmission of sign languages. In this presentation, I will discuss some striking ways in which sign languages differ in these processes from spoken languages on the one hand, and from Western sign languages on the other hand.
We hope to see you all there!

Best regards, the organization.

For more information about the LOT winterschool and local information, go to: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2013_Winterschool_Leiden/.
Nijmegen Lectures On the Pre-Chomskyan History of Psycholinguistics, MPI Nijmegen, January 28 -30 2013
The Nijmegen Lectures committee is pleased to announce that the Nijmegen Lectures will take place on January 28th, 29th and 30th 2013. The lectures will be given by Willem J.M. Levelt (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics). The title of the lecture series is: On the Pre-Chomskyan History of Psycholinguistics

For more information please go to the Nijmegen Lectures website www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2013
All lectures and seminars are free of charge and open to the public.
Please note that registration is required for everybody who plans to attend, because seating is limited for the afternoon sessions. We advise you to register as soon as possible. You can do so by clicking on the following link: www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2013/registration-2013

We look forward to seeing you at the Nijmegen Lectures, January 28-30 2013.
Sincerely,
Dan Acheson, Paula Fikkert, Svetlana Gerakaki, Elma Hilbrink, Asifa Majid & Roel Willems
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
2013 INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES (WSLST 2013), Tarragona, Spain, January 7-11, 2013
(formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech Technologies)

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University


grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/


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AIM:


WSLST 2013 offers a broad and intensive series of lectures at different levels on selected topics in language and speech technologies. The students choose their preferred courses according to their interests and background. Instructors are top names in their respective fields. The School intends to help students initiate and foster their research career.



The previous event in this series was SSLST 2012: grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/



ADDRESSED TO:



Graduate (and advanced undergraduate) students from around the world. Most appropriate degrees include: Computer Science and Linguistics. Other students (for instance, from Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, Logic, or Cognitive Science) are welcome too.



The School is appropriate also for people more advanced in their career who want to keep themselves updated on developments in the field.



There will be no overlap in the class schedule.



COURSES AND PROFESSORS:



- Simon King (U Edinburgh), Speech Synthesis [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Constantine Kotropoulos (U Thessaloniki), Pattern Recognition Problems Related to Speech [intermediate, 6 hours]

- Lori Levin (Carnegie Mellon U), The Theory behind the Resources [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Rainer Martin (U Bochum), Signal Processing for Voice Communication Devices [intermediate, 8 hours]

- German Rigau (U Basque Country, Donostia), Knowledge Resources for Semantic Processing [introductory/intermediate, 8 hours]

- Marc Swerts (Tilburg U), Facial Expressions in Human-Human and Human-Machine Interactions [introductory/intermediate, 6 hours]

- Tomoki Toda (Nara Institute of Science and Technology), Statistical Voice Conversion [introductory/advanced, 8 hours]



REGISTRATION:



It has to be done on line at



grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/Registration.php



FEES:



They are variable, depending on the number of courses each student takes. The rule is:



1 hour =



- 10 euros (for payments until November 15, 2012),

- 12.50 euros (for payments between November 16 and December 11, 2012),

- 15 euros (for payments after December 11, 2012).



PAYMENT PROCEDURE:



The fees must be paid to the School's bank account:



Uno-e Bank

bank’s address: Julian Camarillo 4 C, 28037 Madrid, Spain

IBAN: ES3902270001820201823142

SWIFT/BIC: UNOEESM1

account holder: C. Martin – GRLMC

account holder’s address: Av. Catalunya 35, 43002 Tarragona, Spain



Please mention WSLST 2013 and your name in the subject. A receipt will be provided on site.



Remarks:



- Bank transfers should not involve any expense for the School.

- People claiming early registration will be requested to prove that the bank transfer order was carried out by the deadline.

- The organizers reserve the right to cancel a course if the number of students who signed up for it is less than 10.

- Students will be refunded only in the case when a course gets cancelled due to the unavailability of the instructor or because of insufficient registration numbers.



People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.



ACCOMMODATION:



Information about accommodation will be available on the website of the School.



CERTIFICATE:



Students will be delivered a certificate stating the courses attended, their contents, and their duration.



IMPORTANT DATES:



Announcement of the programme: October 19, 2012

Very early registration deadline: November 15, 2012

Early registration deadline: December 11, 2012

Starting of the School: January 7, 2013

End of the School: January 11, 2013



QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:



Lilica Voicu:

florentinalilica.voicu(removeme)urv.cat



WEBSITE:



grammars.grlmc.com/wslst2013/
Conference 'A Germanic Sandwich 2013', Leuven, January 11-12 2013
You can now register for the conference 'A Germanic Sandwich 2013 - Dutch between English and German. A Comparative Linguistic Conference' (Leuven 11-12 January 2013). All practical information, including the programme can be found on the conference website: wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/nedling/germanicsandwich2013/
9th EMLAR event in Utrecht, January 30 - February 1 2013
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) IX
Lectures and hands-on sessions on methodological aspects of language acquisition research.

We are happy to announce the ninth edition of EMLAR, taking place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from January 30 to 1 February 2013 (Wednesday to Friday).

The workshop aims at training advanced MA and PhD students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research are giving various lectures and practices.

The full program of EMLAR IX and details about registration are available at:

www.hum.uu.nl/emlar/home.htm

Registration deadline: December 15, 2012.

For further questions, contact us at: emlar2013(removeme)uu.nl

Confirmed speakers and topics:
• Aoju Chen (Utrecht University)
• Iris Mulders & Maartje de Klerk (Utrecht University)
• Alex Cristia (MPI - Nijmegen)
• Niels Schiller (University of Leiden)
• Emmanuelle le Pichon (Utrecht University)
• René Kager (Utrecht University)
• Rick de Graaff (Utrecht University)
• Jan de Jong (University of Amsterdam)

Tutorials:
• CHILDES - Jacqueline van Kampen
• Computational Methods - Maarten Versteegh & Christina Bergmann
• ERP - Jos van Berkum & Titia van Zuijen
• Eye Tracking: Visual World Paradigm - Pim Mak
• Eye Tracking: Reading - Arnout Koornneef
• Multilevel Analysis - Huub van den Bergh
• PRAAT - Paul Boersma
• Preferetial Looking/Listening - Elise de Bree
• SPSS - Roeland van Hout
• Statistics with R - Hugo Quené

Organizing committee:
Sergio Baauw
Shalom Zuckerman
Ileana Grama
Anna Sara Romųren
Elena Tribushinina
Grote Taaldag: TIN-dag, Utrecht University (Drift 21-25), February 9 2013
(English version below)

ALGEMENE VERENIGING VOOR TAALWETENSCHAP

Secretariaat: Bert Botma (e.d.botma(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl) / Ale de Boer (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl) Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden, Postbus 9515, 2300 RA Leiden

Website: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt


Grote Taaldag: TIN-dag
De volgende TIN-dag wordt gehouden op zaterdag 9 februari 2013. Net als vorig jaar maakt de TIN-dag deel uit van de Grote Taaldag, een gezamenlijk initiatief van de AVT, LOT en Anéla. Aansluitend volgt het jaarlijkse Taalgala, waarop ondermeer de AVT-Anéla-dissertatieprijs 2011 uitgereikt wordt. De Grote Taaldag vindt plaats in Utrecht, op Drift 21 en 25. De kosten voor de gehele dag bedragen €15 voor senior AVT-leden en €12,50 voor junior AVT-leden (promovendi, studenten en werkzoekende taalkundigen). Hierbij inbegrepen zijn een lunch, koffie en thee, en een afsluitende borrel. U kunt zich tot en met vrijdag 18 januari inschrijven voor de de Grote Taaldag, via de website van de AVT ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt).

Samenvattingen voor de TIN-dag
Ieder AVT-lid dat op de TIN-dag een lezing wil geven, kan tot en met vrijdag 7 december aanstaande een samenvatting van maximaal 170 woorden indienen via de AVT-site ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Als u van plan of bereid bent uw lezing in het Engels te houden, kunt u dit aangeven met een Engelse titel en samenvatting in plaats van een Nederlandse. Leden mogen maximaal 2 samenvattingen indienen (1 als eerste auteur, 1 als co-auteur). De lezingen op de TIN-dag duren 20 minuten, gevolgd door een vragensessie van 5 minuten.
Als u geen bevestiging van ontvangst van uw samenvatting ontvangt, verdient het aanbeveling contact op te nemen met de AVT (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl). Alleen bevestigde sprekers worden ingepland voor de TIN-dag. Mochten er meer sprekers zijn dan plaatsen in het programma, dan zullen de laatst ontvangen abstracts opgenomen worden als “alternates”.
Het programmaboekje van de TIN-dag (inclusief samenvattingen) zal in de loop van december op de AVT-site verschijnen. Ook wordt het boekje dit jaar weer per post naar alle AVT-leden gestuurd.

De LIN-bundel
Na de TIN-dag kunnen sprekers na de TIN-dag een schriftelijke versie van hun lezing indienen voor Linguistics in the Netherlands, een internationaal gelezen en peer-reviewde reeks die sinds 1991 door John Benjamins wordt gepubliceerd ( benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). Linguistics in the Netherlands heeft een kort publicatietraject: de LIN-bundel verschijnt niet langer dan een half jaar na afronding van de reviewprocedure.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Bert Botma, secretaris AVT

LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF THE NETHERLANDS (AVT)

Secretary: Bert Botma (e.d.botma(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl) / Ale de Boer (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl) Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden

Website: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt

Grote Taaldag: TIN-dag
The next TIN-dag will be held on Saturday 9 February 2013. The TIN-dag forms part of the Grote Taaldag, which is co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla. The Grote Taaldag will be concluded with the annual Taalgala, where the AVT-Anéla-dissertation prize 2011 will be awarded.
The Grote Taaldag will take place at Utrecht University, at Drift 21 and 25. The registration fee is €15 for senior AVT-members and €12,50 for junior ones (PhD students, MA students and unaffiliated linguists). The fee includes lunch, coffee and tea, and drinks afterwards. The registration deadline for the Grote Taaldag is Friday 18 January. You can register through the AVT-website ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt).

TIN-dag abstracts
Abstracts should be sent no later than Friday 7 December. (Note that abstracts can be submitted by AVT-members only!) They should not exceed 170 words, and should be submitted through the AVT-website ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Members can submit no more than 2 abstracts (1 as first author, 1 as co-author). Talks will last 20 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions.
You should receive an automatic confirmation of your submission. If not, please contact the AVT (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl). The available slots in the programme will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
The programme will be finalised in December, when it will appear on the AVT-website, and will also be sent to all AVT-members by post soon after.

Linguistics in the Netherlands
Following the TIN-dag, speakers are invited to submit a written version of their talk to Linguistics in the Netherlands, an internationally renowned and peer-reviewed journal published by John Benjamins ( benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). An attractive aspect of Linguistics in the Netherlands is its speed of publication: the journal appears at most six months after notification of acceptance.

Sincerely,
Bert Botma, AVT secretary
Symposium Paradigm change in historical reconstruction: the Transeurasian languages and beyond, Mainz, March 7-8 2013
Date: 7-8 March 2013

Location: Mainz, Germany

Organization: Walter Bisang & Martine Robbeets

Contact: Martine Robbeets

Contact Email: martine_robbeets(removeme)hotmail.com

Meeting URL: www.marumaru.eu/Paradigm_change_in_historical_reconstruction__the_Transeurasian_languages_and_beyond/HOME.html

Description

Supporters and critics of the genealogical relatedness of the Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic languages, seem to agree that paradigmatic evidence could substantially help unravel the question. This relative consensus provides a starting point for the symposium because it raises two issues: first, a theoretical question concerning the role of patterned morphology in assessing geneaological relatedness vs. contact-induced convergence, and, second, an empirical one, concerning the existence and the historical explanation of paradigmatic correlations between the Transeurasian languages.

Treating genealogical linguistics and areal linguistics from an integrative perspective, the interaction of and the differentiation between inheritance and contact as triggers of paradigmatic correlations will be the main topic of this symposium. This problem will be approached from a cross-linguistic historical perspective with the intention of assessing more clearly the situation of the Transeurasian languages. For that purpose, specialists of such fields as historical linguistics of various families, areal linguistics and morphological typology will interact with specialists on Transeurasian languages.

The term “Transeurasian” is used in reference to a large group of geographically adjacent languages, traditionally known as “Altaic” (Johanson & Robbeets 2009: 1-2). They share a significant number of linguistic properties and include at most five different linguistic families: Japonic, Koreanic, Tungusic, Mongolic and Turkic.




Registration

Admission to the symposium is free to anybody interested in the matter. To register, please send an Email to martine_robbeets(removeme)hotmail.com




Program

On the strength of morphological paradigms: between economy and explicitness

Walter Bisang (Mainz)

Paradigms: representation and meaning

Greville Corbett (Surrey)

Agglutination vs. analyticity in Proto-Niger Congo: addressing a historical-comparative problem

Tom Güldeman (Leipzig)

Reconstructing the Niger-Congo Verb Extension Paradigm:

What’s cognate, copied or renewed?

Larry Hyman (Berkeley)

On arguing from diachrony for paradigms

Brian Joseph (Columbus, Ohio)

Derivational paradigms for wide-scale comparison

Johanna Nichols (Berkeley)

Lars Johanson (Mainz)

Deverbal nominals in Altaic

Lįszló Kįroly (Mainz)

Innovations and archaisms in Siberian Turkic case paradigms:

a Transeurasian historical and areal perspective

Irina Nevskaya (Frankfurt)

Gender in Mongolian

Andrįs Róna-Tas (Szeged)

Ural-Altaic: The polygenetic origins of nominal morphology

Juha Janhunen (Helsinki)

Innovations in the case system of the Mongolic languages of the Amdo Sprachbund

Hans Nugteren (Leiden)

Andrej Malchukov (Mainz)

Paradigm copying in Tungusic: the Lamunkhin dialect of ?ven and beyond

Brigitte Pakendorf (Lyon)

The Comparative Method and Korean

Robert Ramsey (Maryland)

Common “paradigmatic” verb morphology in Transeurasian

Martine Robbeets (Mainz)

Comparative consequences for a toungue root harmony analysis for proto-Tungusic, proto-Mongolic, and proto-Korean

John Whitman, Seongyeon Ko, Andrew Joseph (New York)

Rethinking Old Japanese verb paradigms and implications for K-J Comparison

Jim Unger (Columbus, Ohio)
35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society (DGfS), University of Potsdam, March 12-15 2013
Title: 'Information Structure'
Location: University of Potsdam, Germany
Date: 12th -15th March 2013

Description:
The German Linguistic Society (DGfS) and the Local Organizing Committee are pleased to invite you to the 35th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society, which will be hosted by the University of Potsdam on March 12-15, 2013.

The main topic of this year's conference is 'information structure'.


Invited Speakers:
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of Marburg)
Laurence Horn (Yale University)
Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)

The conference program will feature 14 workshops focusing on various topics in linguistics, including (but not restricted to) information structure. Calls for papers are issued for individual workshops, and announced separately.
All conference information (workshops, calls for papers, registration, etc.) is now available on our website: www.sfb632.uni-potsdam.de/~dgfs-2013/index_en.html
More information (hotels, program etc.) will be made available over the next months.

Conference fees: 20 to 55 Euros
Early registration deadline: Jan. 31, 2013

We look forward to welcoming you in Potsdam.

With best regards,
Heike Wiese and Malte Zimmermann
Organizers
CICLing 2013: 14th International Conference on Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics, Samos, Greece, March 24-30, 2013
www.CICLing.org/2013

TOPICS:
All topics related with computational
linguistics, natural language processing,
human language technologies, information
retrieval, etc.

PUBLICATION:
LNCS - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
poster session: special issue of a journal

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Sophia Ananiadou, Walter Daelemans,
Roberto Navigli, Michael Thelwall

CULTURAL PROGRAM:
Three days of cultural activities:
tours to Ephesus, Samos, and nearby islands

AWARDS:
Best paper, best student paper,
best presentation, best poster, best software

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
November 30: registration of tentative abstract,
December 7: full text of registered papers

See complete CFP and contact on www.CICLing.org/2013
7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS, Bilbao, Spain, April 2-5, 2013
LATA 2013

Bilbao, Spain

April 2-5, 2013

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2013/

DEADLINES:



Paper submission: November 9, 2012 (23:59h, CET)

Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: December 16, 2012

Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 25, 2012

Early registration: January 2, 2013

Late registration: March 23, 2013

Starting of the conference: April 2, 2013

End of the conference: April 5, 2013

Submission to the post?conference journal special issue: July 5, 2013
Workshop Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA-12), University of Florida, April 26-28 2013
Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA)-12, April 26-28, 2013, University of Florida

Website: www.gasla12.com

Plenary speakers for GASLA:
Theodoros Marinis (University of Reading)
Bonnie D. Schwartz (University of Hawaii)
Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & University of Reading )

Invited Workshop: “Applying Generative SLA to language teaching”
Joyce Bruhn de Garavito (Western Ontario University)
Kook-hee Gil (University of Sheffield)
Heather Marsden (University of York)
Roumyana Slabakova (University of Iowa)
David Stringer (Indiana University)
Lydia White (McGill University)
Melinda Whong (University of Leeds)

GASLA - 12- Faculty Organizing Committee: Jason Rothman, Ana de Prada Pérez, Wind Cowles, Edith Kaan, Gillian Lord, Eric Postdam, Caroline Wiltshire, and Steffi Wulff.
Student Organizing Committee: Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Tiffany Judy, and Diego Pascual y Cabo.
Workshop DISCOURSE EXPECTATIONS: THEORETICAL, EXPERIMENTAL, AND COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, University of Tübingen (Germany), June 20-21, 2013
INVITED SPEAKERS AND PRELIMINARY TALK TITLES
- Arnout W. Koornneef (Utrecht University): On predictive reading
styles and the use of implicit causality information in pronoun
resolution
- Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh): What to do when a linguist
says she's expecting: Coherence and coreference expectations in
sentence processing
- Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee): Producing reference:
Psycholinguistic and computational perspectives

More information on the workshop will be made available continuously
under the following address:

detec2013.wordpress.com
French Phonology Network Meeting 2013 (RFP 2013), Nantes, July 1-3 2013
After the conferences organized in Orléans 2010, Tours 2011 and Paris 2012, the French Phonology Network (Réseau Franēais de Phonologie) is launching a new meeting in the same spirit that will take place in Nantes from July, 1st to 3rd, 2013 thanks to the LLing (EA3827, Université de Nantes), FoReLL (Université de Poitiers) and MSH-Ange Guépin.

Main session

Phonologists of every school or background are warmly welcome to participate. Issues at stake may be in the field of general phonology or of the phonological analysis of a linguistic phenomenon of a specific language.

Thematic sessions

This year we’d like to draw your attention to the fact that thematic sessions will be organized around 'Acquisition' and 'Harmony'.

Thematic session 1 : Acquisition
This thematic session aims at addressing the latest issues in the field of phonological acquisition of a first or second language. It will bring forward data which are unattested in adult’s languages and challenge phonological theories.
Thematic session 2 : Harmony
Harmony is a wide-spread process among the world’s languages. It may be defined as a syntagmatic change whereby a given segment absorbs some of the properties of another segment in the same phonological domain. When it is perceived as some kind of long-distance assimilation, harmony -which may be local (strict contiguity) or extended to a given domain (syllable, foot, word, phonological phrase)- may target vowels (vowel harmony) or consonants (consonant harmony). If locality seems to play a crucial role in its definition, harmony is also sensitive to directionality. Intervening segments (within the domain within which harmony applies) may prevent harmony to take place or be transparent: are these really invisible or are they somehow involved in the harmony process? Are harmony processes due to phonetic (e.g. phonologization of a coarticulation process) or to strictly phonological principles (e.g. computation of a restricted set of principles)?
This thematic session aims at bringing together people who are concerned with harmony in general phonology as well as with harmonic relations in speech perception and production, prosody, acquisition, development, the structuring of the lexicon, automatic speech recognition and speech synthesis (this list, of course, should not be interpreted as being exhaustive).

Invited speakers

* Phillip Backley (Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japon).
* Didier Demolin (GIPSA Grenoble / UMR 5216 , France).
* Andrew Nevins (University College London, Royaume-Uni)
* Bert Vaux (King’s College Cambridge, Royaume-Uni).
* Sophie Wauquier (Université de Paris 8 / UMR 7023, France).
* Leo Wetzels (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Pays-Bas).
Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics, Bangor University, UK, July 22-26, 2013
www.bangor.ac.uk/cogling-summerschool

The Summer School in Cognitive Linguistics is a one-week international
programme held at Bangor University in July 2013. The Summer School will
consist of 16 courses on topics in cognitive linguistics and will be
taught by leading researchers in the field. Our teaching faculty will be
drawn from across the cognitive sciences and include local instructors
as well as distinguished researchers from outside Bangor.

The Summer School will also feature keynote speeches by Gilles
Fauconnier, Adele Goldberg, and Vyvyan Evans, and a poster session
during which participants can present their work and obtain feedback.

Teaching faculty:
- Benjamin Bergen (University of California, San Diego)
- Silke Brandt (Lancaster University)
- Daniel Casasanto (New School for Social Research, New York)
- Alan J. Cienki (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
- Ewa Dabrowska (Northumbria University)
- Christopher Hart (Northumbria University)
- Willem Hollmann (Lancaster University)
- June Luchjenbroers (Bangor University)
- Laura Michaelis (University of Colorado, Boulder)
- Aliyah Morgenstern (Université Paris III – Sorbonne Nouvelle)
- Patrick Rebuschat (Bangor University)
- Gabriella Rundblad (King’s College London)
- Christopher Shank (Bangor University)
- Luc Steels (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)
- Thora Tenbrink (Bangor University)
- Alan Wallington (Bangor University)

This event provides a unique opportunity for students and researchers to
get a snapshot of the exciting work done in cognitive linguistics and to
discuss their research. It is also a wonderful opportunity to visit
North Wales and to enjoy some of the most beautiful landscapes and
historical sites in the United Kingdom.

Registration opens in October 2012 and closes in June 2013. Early-bird
rates are available for participants who register by April 15, 2013.
- Early-bird fee with accommodation: £475*
- Early-bird fee without accommodation: £375
*includes transfer to/from Manchester airport

For more information, please consult the Summer School website
( www.bangor.ac.uk/cogling-summerschool) or email the School Director,
Dr. Patrick Rebuschat (p.rebuschat(removeme)bangor.ac.uk).
9th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2013), Shenyang, China, 23-25 July 2013
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 9th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2013) and the 10th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2013), to be jointly held from 23-25 July 2013 in Shenyang, China.

Shenyang, the largest city in Northeast China, has a celebrated history dating back to the Warring States of 476 BC. It is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and has many cultural relics which symbolize the prosperity and subsequent decline of the last feudal dynasty in China. Shenyang has one of China's the two best preserved imperial palace complexes, along with the famous Zhaoling Tomb and Fuling Tomb. Shenyang is also renowned for its mild summer and mouth-watering local food.

As with the past ICNC-FSKD conferences, all papers in conference proceedings will be submitted to both EI Compendex and ISTP (ISI Proceedings), as well as IEEE Xplore. Extended versions of selected best papers will appear in an ICNC-FSKD special issue of an SCI-indexed journal. ICNC-FSKD 2013 is technically co-sponsored by the IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.

ICNC-FSKD is a premier international forum for scientists and researchers to present the state of the art of data mining and intelligent methods inspired from nature, particularly biological, linguistic, and physical systems, with applications to computers, circuits, systems, control, robotics, communications, and more. This is an exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area in which a wide range of theory and methodologies are being investigated and developed to tackle complex and challenging problems. The registration fee of US-D390 includes proceedings, lunches, dinners, banquet, coffee breaks, and all technical sessions.

To promote international participation of researchers from outside the country/region where the conference is held (i.e., China’s mainland), researchers outside of China’s mainland are encouraged to propose invited sessions. An honorarium of US-D400 will be enjoyed by the organizer(s) for each completed (with at least 6 registered papers) invited session. The first author of each paper in an invited session must not be affiliated with an organization in China’s mainland. "(Invited Paper)" may be added below the title of each paper in the invited sessions. Invited session organizers will solicit submissions, conduct reviews and recommend accept/reject decisions on the submitted papers. Invited session organizers will be able to set their own submission and review schedules, as long as a set of recommended papers is determined by 3 June 2013. Each invited session proposal should include: (1) the name, bio, and contact information of each organizer of the invited session; (2) the title and a short synopsis of the invited session. Please send your proposal to icnc_fskd_2013(removeme)126.com

For more information, visit the conference web page:

icnc-fskd.lntu.edu.cn/
7th HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics, Metochi, Kalloni, Lesbos, Greece, August 3-10 2013
This is the seventh summer school organised by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) and it will offer seven courses by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguistics, aimed at postgraduate students and young researchers. The venue is the monastery of Metochi-Kalloni on the island of Lesbos (Greece). Classes will take place in the morning and early evening and you will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session. Our teachers and modules in 2013 will be

• Peter Trudgill (Agder)
on Contact-related Processes of Change in the History of English
• Joseph Salmons (UW Madison) on the Historical Sociolinguistics of Heritage Languages
• Doris Stolberg (IDS Mannheim)
on Language and Colonialism: German in the Pacific
• Peter Bakker (Århus)
on Distinct Men’s and Women’s Languages: When, Where, What & Why?
• Gijsbert Rutten (Leiden)
on Dutch in Modern Times: Historical Sociolinguistic Perspectives
• Michael Schulte (Agder)
on Historical Language Contact in Western Scandinavian:
Icelandic - Faroese - West Norwegian - Shetland and Orkney Norn
• Raymond Hickey (Duisburg-Essen)
on Phonological Typology in English

The school will last for one week and will cost £475 (if registered by May 1st or £575, if you register thereafter), which includes accommodation, three meals per day, tuition, and an excursion. There is space for only 40 students, so secure your place with a £100 deposit now!

For further information and registration, visit www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/summerschool2013.html
sml-hison(removeme)bris.ac.uk
23rd conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), ACLC Amsterdam, August 28-31 2013
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) of the University of Amsterdam is pleased to announce that it will host EUROSLA 23, the 23rd conference of the European Second Language Association from 28 to 31 August, 2013. Plenary speakers are: Alison Mackey (Georgetown University, Washington DC and Lancaster University), Marianne Nikolov (University of Pécs), Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University Montreal), and Rens Bod (University of Amsterdam). The theme of this year’s Language Learning roundtable is: “Acquisition orders in SLA: Perspectives from emergentism and dynamic systems theory.”

You are kindly invited to submit proposals for papers, posters, thematic colloquia and doctoral workshops on all areas of second language acquisition research. We expressly encourage the submission of posters. The deadline for all submissions is Sunday February 10, 2013. Please visit our website for more detailed information about the programme, the Language Learning roundtable, and for submission guidelines and procedures: www.uva.nl/eurosla23. If you have any questions, please contact us at eurosla23(removeme)uva.nl.

Please help us distribute this message. Forward it to anyone you think might be interested and have it distributed through relevant channels of communication at your institution.

Kind regards,

The organisers of EUROSLA 23, University of Amsterdam
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August 2014
Please visit the website www.aila2014.com and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Post-doc position “Child acquisition of (non)restrictive relative clauses in German", Goethe University of Frankfurt. Deadline: January 4 2013
Goethe University of Frankfurt, Institute of Psycholinguistics and Didactics of German, offers a full-time post-doc research position (100% TV-G-U E13) within the project

“Child acquisition of (non)restrictive relative clauses in German" (CARU, PI: Petra Schulz)

The project is part of the research group "Relative clauses", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and currently consisting of eight projects that investigate relative clauses from different perspectives. For more information visit: www.fg1783.uni-frankfurt.de/index.htm.

The detailed job description is attached and can be found here:
www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb/fb10/inst_psychling/DaZ/Stellenausschreibung/index.html

The desired starting date is March 1, 2013, or before and the position is initially limited until September 30, 2014. Depending on evaluation results, the project can be extended for three more years. Candidates who are interested in a half time position will also be considered; if suitable candidates apply, the position can be split.
Please pass the job description on to suitable candidates; they are expected to have extensive knowledge in at least one of the following areas: semantics, syntax, language acquisition, experience with statistical evaluation programs. Candidates without working knowledge of German are expected to learn German within the first year of employment.
Two PhD-positions in Vidi project "Cognitive development in the context of emerging bilingualism: Cultural minority children in the Netherlands, Utrecht University. Deadline: January 11 2013
There is a vacancy for 2 PhD researchers in the NWO Vidi project "Cognitive development in the context of emerging bilingualism: Cultural minority children in the Netherlands" (1.0 fte each) at Utrecht University.

Further details can be found here: www.uu.nl/EN/informationfor/jobseekers/Pages/vacancies.aspx
Assistant professor in Phonetics, University of Pennsylvania. Deadline: open until filled
University or Organization: University of Pennsylvania
Job Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Web Address: ling.upenn.edu/
Job Rank: Assistant Professor

Specialty Areas: Phonetics


Description:

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania invites
applications for a tenure-track position in Phonetics at the rank of Assistant
Professor. The position will begin on July 1, 2013 at the earliest. The
successful candidate is expected to have the Ph.D. by the start of the
appointment.

Applicants should present a proven record of research and evidence of
excellence in teaching. Duties will include directing the phonetics
laboratory. The department particularly encourages applications from scholars
who can contribute to Penn's tradition of cooperation across subdisciplines
within linguistics and can participate actively in interdisciplinary research
in cognitive science. Special areas of interest include sociophonetics, the
formal interface of phonetics with other subfields, and the application of
computational techniques to large corpora of phonetic data.

The Department of Linguistics is strongly committed to Penn's Action Plan for
Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to establishing a diverse faculty (for
more information see: diversity.upenn.edu/).

Candidates are to apply at the application URL below.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and
teaching interests, and representative publications. Also, applicants must
submit the names and contact information of three referees who have agreed to
provide a letter of reference. The University will contact the referees with
instructions on how to submit their letters.

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2013, and will continue until
the position is filled. It is advised that candidates apply as early as
possible. Inquiries may be sent to the application email address below.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.
Professor of Interlinguistics and Esperanto (special chair), Department of Language and Literature, University of Amsterdam (UvA). Deadline: January 13 2013
www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/nav/type/research-education/item/12-256.html

As of the start of the 2013 academic year, the Department of Language and Literature of the Faculty of Humanities will have a vacancy for a Professor of Interlinguistics and Esperanto (special chair) on behalf of Universala Esperanto-Asocio.
The professor will be charged with supporting and developing education and research in the area of interlinguistics, the interdisciplinary linguistic field dedicated to studying the role of language in every facet of international communication, with a special focus on the theory and practical application of constructed languages, auxiliary languages and planned languages. Esperanto plays a central role in this regard.
Duties will include initiating and supervising (doctoral) research in this field and providing education at elective level within the Faculty of Humanities. The professor by special appointment will also be expected to advise public institutions on the field’s potentials and areas for improvement, participate in societal debates on issues relevant to the chair and (in collaboration with others where appropriate) setting up academic Esperanto courses. The research will be carried out at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication.

Job Description
The professor by special appointment will be charged with the following duties:
teaching subjects in the area of Interlinguistics and Esperanto;
supervising theses;
conducting research and supervising PhD research projects;
acting as a conduit between Universala Esperanto-Asocio and the UvA;
actively improving the chair’s image and visibility through his/her actions within and outside the UvA.

Requirements
The professor by special appointment must meet the following job requirements
Excellent research abilities, as evidenced by an academic dissertation and other high-profile academic publications and activities;
broad and demonstrable expertise in the area of linguistics, with a special focus on the field described above;
solid teaching skills and experience, at the level of both academic students and other target groups;
good interpersonal, organisational skills and leadership skills;
knowledge of the potential for knowledge-valorisation within the scope of the education-related task.

Further Information
For further details, interested parties may contact:
Professor P.C. Hengeveld, or
D. van der Vaart, official secretary
telephone: +31(0)20-525 3804

Appointment
The professor by special appointment must be available to carry out the duties connected with his/her position for an average of one day per week. The professorship will not result in an employment contract with Universala Esperanto-Asocio or the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and will not be formally remunerated. However, each year an amount of up to €20,000 will be made available to cover costs involved in performing the required duties and ensure the availability of the professor by special appointment. This amount will be allocated in consultation with the Curatorial Panel. The professorship cannot be combined with a contract of employment at the UvA’s Faculty of Humanities. The professor by special appointment will be appointed for a five-year term.

Job Application
The professor by special appointment will be selected by the Curatorial Panel of the special chair. The Curatorial Panel, which during the selection procedure may seek the assistance of one or more advisers, consists of the following members: Professor D. Gorter, J.H. Erasmus and Professor P.C. Hengeveld. The Curatorial Panel will submit a nomination to the Board of Universala Esperanto-Asocio, subject to the approval of the Faculty of Humanities Dean and the Executive Board. The application procedure may include a trial lecture.

Applications may be submitted to the Curatorial Panel of the special chair in Interlinguistics and Esperanto by January 1st, 2013 at the latest, c/o University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Humanities, Personnel and Organisation department, att. of D. van der Vaart, Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, stating the job vacancy number and ‘strictly confidential’ in the top left hand corner of the envelope, accompanied by a CV, a list of publications, three major publications that pre-eminently support the candidate’s application and proposals for a research project and a series of lectures.
The application documents may also be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format). Please make sure to state the job vacancy number in the subject heading.

Apply here: solliciteren2012-fgw(removeme)uva.nl
4 PhD positions at the International Max Planck Research School for Languages Sciences(IMPRS). Deadline: January 15 2013
www.mpi.nl/people/vacancies/phd-fellowship

IMPRS PhD Fellowships
Call for Applications: 2013 IMPRS for Language Sciences PhD Fellowships

What are the foundations for language in our species? How do genes build the brain capable of learning and processing diverse languages? If you have a background in
- Genetics
- Brain sciences
- Psychology
- Linguistics or anthropology
you could contribute to the fundamental science in this area and earn a PhD degree in the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences.


The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising four doctoral fellowships in the following departments:
•Language and genetics department (MPI), headed by Simon Fisher
•Neurobiology of language department (MPI), headed by Peter Hagoort
•Psychology of language department (MPI), headed by Antje Meyer
•Language and cognition department (MPI), headed by Stephen Levinson

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities (from genetics labs, brain imaging machines, psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities) and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment.


The fellowship positions are, in the normal case, three years in length. Fellowship recipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living costs in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Applicants must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2013) in a relevant field. The working language of the research school is English.

Only applications prepared according to the below guidelines will be considered. Please email your application as one PDF document including the following information:

1. Curriculum vitae. Include:
•Relevant work and educational background
•Details about your Masters degree, including name of supervisors, date of completion, title of thesis and a brief description of your topic, and any grades you received for relevant coursework
•Details about any relevant technical or research skills set and proficiency. This may include information on programming, statistics, mathematical knowledge, experimental design/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods, fieldwork, etc.

2. Research proposal that should be linked to the overall research profile of one or more of the departments. On a single page, please provide:
•Title of your project (maximally 10 words)
•The research department(s) to which your proposal would fit
•Research question (one sentence, maximally 20 words)
•Theoretical motivation of the proposed research (why is your question interesting?)
•Suggested empirical approach (which method(s) will you employ?)

Please note that the details of the research projects, should you be offered a post, will, of course have to be agreed with your supervisor. We ask for a research statement to get a first impression of your interests.

3. Personal statement. On half a page, please explain
•why you are keen to join the IMPRS
•which transferable skills you would hope to acquire.
•The IMPRS is an active community, where PhD students take part in enrichment and training and help organize activities for the research school. If you were awarded a fellowship (a) whom would you like to invite as a guest speaker? (b) what kind of activities would you propose to enhance learning and communication in the IMPRS?

4. References. Please provide:
Contact details of two academic referees. We will only contact them if you are shortlisted for an interview.

5. Proof of English-language proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must provide an electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or equivalent. This may be submitted within three months after the application deadline.

Applications must be received by 15 January 2013.

Please send your application and any queries by email with the subject "IMPRS application" to imprs(removeme)mpi.nl. In your email, please specify how you heard about the IMPRS for Language Sciences.

Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be held in February 2013. Start dates for the positions will be 1 September 2013.

For more information about the IMPRS for Language Sciences, please visit our website: www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences
PhD positions at the ACLC, University of Amsterdam. Deadline: January 15 2013
The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication has up to four four-year PhD positions available for excellent candidates, starting September 2013.

Research at the ACLC
The ACLC is a broad research institute in linguistics that houses specialists in language typology and description, language variation and change, language acquisition, and linguistic modeling. It is proud to be the home base of linguists of different persuasions - functional, formal, and emergentist - working on the four empirical domains mentioned above, which is crucial for it to achieve its mission. The fundamental and distinguishing feature of the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication is that language universals and constraints on variation are studied, in close collaboration between specialists, from the widest possible variety of perspectives, both descriptive and theoretical. The conviction is that this is the only way to make sure that research findings are not accidental, but are truly representative of the basic parameters that govern the organization of natural languages and the way these languages are acquired. In line with this approach, the ACLC wants to be an open and tolerant meeting place of researchers from inside and outside the institute, encouraging international colleagues to visit and participate in the research enterprise.

PhD positions
There are two ways in which you can apply for a PhD position at the ACLC. The first possibility is for you to present yourself as a candidate for one of the projects that were defined by research groups of the ACLC. The second possibility is for you to apply with your own research proposal.

Predefined projects
The projects for which you can apply are the following. For full descriptions follow the link: www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2012/11/12-276.html
* On the P route to language universals;
* The acquisition of nominal ellipsis in Dutch and French L1 and 2L;
* Production and processing of allomorphy: evidence from children with and without developmental dyslexia;
* The interplay between learner, language, and input characteristics in second language acquisition;
For further information concerning these projects please contact the project supervisors. Your application should follow the Guidelines for applying to a predefined PhD project.

Individual PhD proposal
If you apply with your own PhD proposal make sure that this proposal fits within one of the ACLC research programmes The Language Blueprint and Learnability. If proposals focusing on foreign languages taught at the University of Amsterdam are of equal quality, they will be given preference. Your application as well as your research proposal should follow the Guidelines for submitting an Individual PhD proposal. For further information please contact a potential supervisor at the ACLC.

Tasks
The PhD student needs to carry out the research and write a dissertation within the contract period.

Requirements
(Research)MA in linguistics (or equivalent), obtained no longer than five years ago.

Further Information
Further general information may be obtained from:
Marten Hidma, Mmanaging Director of the Research Institute
telephone: +31 (0)20 - 525 5086

Appointment
The PhD student will be appointed for a period of up to 4 years (80%) at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam under the terms of employment currently valid for the Faculty. A contract will be given in the first instance for one year, with an extension for the following years on the basis of an evaluation of, amongst other things, a written piece of work. The salary (on a full time base) will be € 2042 during the first year (gross per month) and will reach € 2612 during the fourth year, in accordance with the CAO for Dutch universities.

Applications
Applications for the positions, either for a predefined project or with an individual proposal should be sent before Tuesday January 15th, 2013 (January 14th 23:59 at the latest) to the director of the ACLC, prof. dr. P.C. Hengeveld. They should be submitted electronically by clicking Apply Now on www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/content/2012/11/12-276.html
Applications received after this date or those that are incomplete will not be taken into consideration.
Associate Professor in the area of child language and literacy, University of Southern Denmark . Deadline: February 1 2013
Stillingsbeskrivelse
The Center for Child Language, Institute for Language and Communication, University of Southern Denmark invites applicants for a position at the Associate Professor level in the area of child language and literacy development, to begin August 1st 2013.
This is a permanent position.

The Center for Child Language is the largest research environment on early child language in Denmark and houses several externally funded projects, including large ongoing randomized language and literacy intervention studies in both day care and family home contexts.
The studies are conducted in collaboration with national and international researchers and private and public organisations. The Center is also actively involved in national strategies initiated by government bodies. The successful candidate will be part of a research group with interests in linguistics, psychology, education and statistics.

We are seeking a candidate with a background in developmental psychology, educational science or a similar field whose research focuses on one or more of the following areas: early language/literacy/reading development in monolingual and/or bilingual children, language and literacy development in socially disadvantaged children, language assessment, early language and literacy interventions in day care contexts, family intervention. We are especially interested in applicants whose work complements the strengths of our current projects. The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate and graduate courses and engage in research training. Fluency in Danish is not a requirement for appointment, but it will be expected eventually of the successful applicant.

Any queries or questions can be directed to the Head of the Institute of Language and Communication, Steffen Nordahl Lund snl(removeme)language.sdu.dk

Ansųgning, lųn og ansęttelsesforhold mv.
Applications will be assessed by an expert committee.
Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

As part of the overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, an interview may be applied.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations)
Cirkulęre om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten
2008 .

If the successful applicant has not documented teaching experience corresponding to assistant professor level, the applicant will be engaged on trial for the first 18 months.

Applicants are requested to forward:
• Curriculum vitae
• Certificates/Diplomas
• Co-author statements
• Teaching portfolio (please see below)
• A statement of research interests
• List of publications, please highlight the publications enclosed
• A maximum of 6 relevant publications
• List of all enclosures

Each enclosure must be numbered and marked with the applicant’s name. Enclosures must be assembled in sets. Applicants applying for an associate professorship at the Faculty of Humanities are requested to submit a teaching portfolio with the application as documentation for teaching experience as well as supervision qualifications – please read more at:
www.sdu.dk/Om_SDU/Fakulteterne/Humaniora/Ledelse_administration/Intern%20information/Undervisningsportefoelje.aspx?sc_lang=en

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Please send the application marked “Job ID 126044” and enclosures, including publications on which the applicant wishes to be assessed – all in 4 copies - to University of Southern Denmark, Faculty of Humanities, Engstien 1, DK - 6000 Kolding, Denmark. The application deadline is
February 1st 2013 at 12.00 hours CET.

Til ansęttelse den: 1. august 2013
Ansųgningsfrist: 1. februar 2013 kl. 12:00
Tjenestested: Odense
Ansųgning męrket Stilling nr. 126044 sendes til:

Det Humanistiske Fakultetssekretariat - Kolding
Syddansk Universitet
Engstien 1
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag 2013, Groningen, March 8 2013. Deadline: December 21 2012
(English version below)

Op vrijdag 8 maart 2013 wordt de jaarlijkse Juniorendag van Anéla en VIOT georganiseerd in Groningen. Studenten, net afgestudeerden en promovendi kunnen op de Juniorendag hun scriptie- of promotieonderzoek op het gebied van toegepaste taalkunde (taalgebruik, taalverwerving, taalonderwijs, taalbeheersing of communicatie) in een informele sfeer presenteren tijdens een lezing of een posterpresentatie. Daarnaast wordt op deze dag de jaarlijkse Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs uitgereikt voor de beste scriptie binnen het vakgebied.

Meld je nu aan voor een presentatie tijdens de Juniorendag. Dien vóór 21 december 2012, 17.00 uur een samenvatting (max. 200 woorden) van je onderzoek in via linguistlist.org/confcustom/juniorendag2013. Vergeet niet alle persoonlijke informatie (naam, universiteit, adres) uit het bestand te verwijderen en aan te geven of je voorkeur hebt voor een mondelinge presentatie of een posterpresentatie. Voor eind januari laten we weten of je aanmelding is geaccepteerd.

Voor verdere vragen kun je een e-mail sturen naar juniorendag2013(removeme)gmail.com.

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On Friday, March 8th 2013, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied linguistics and discourse studies) organize their annual junior research day (Juniorendag) in Groningen. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in the field of applied linguistics (language use, language acquisition, education, discourse, or communication) get the opportunity to present their work. In addition, the annual Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs is awarded to the best BA- or MA-thesis in the field of applied linguistics.

If you want to present a paper or a poster at the Juniorendag, please upload your abstract, in Dutch or English, on linguistlist.org/confcustom/juniorendag2013 before December 21, 2012, 17.00. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, and they should not include any personal information (name, university/institute, address). Please indicate whether you prefer a poster presentation or an oral lecture. You will receive a notification of acceptance before the end of January.

For further information contact us at juniorendag2013(removeme)gmail.com.
Call for papers for CADE-24, June 9-14, 2013, Lake Placid, New York, USA. Deadline: January 14 2013
CADE-24: CALL FOR PAPERS

24th International Conference on Automated Deduction
June 9-14, 2013, Lake Placid, New York, USA
www.cade-24.info/
Submission Deadline: 14 January 2013


CADE is the major forum for the presentation of research in all
aspects of automated deduction. The conference program features
invited talks, paper presentations, system descriptions, workshops,
tutorials, and system competitions, including the CADE ATP System
Competition (CASC). CADE-24 invites high-quality submissions on
the general topic of automated reasoning, including foundations,
applications, implementations and practical experiences.

* Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order,
equational, classical, higher-order, non-classical, constructive,
modal, temporal, many-valued, description, meta-logics,
logical frameworks, type theory, set theory, as well as any
combination thereof.

* Paradigms of interest include: theorem proving, model building,
constraint solving, computer algebra, model checking, proof
checking, and their integrations.

* Methods of interest include: resolution, superposition or
paramodulation, completion, saturation, term rewriting,
decision procedures and their combinations, model elimination,
connection method, inverse method, tableaux, induction, proof
planning, sequent calculi, natural deduction, as well as their
supporting algorithms and data structures, including unification,
matching, orderings, indexing, proof presentation and explanation,
and search plans or strategies for inference control, including
semantic guidance and AI-related methods.

* Applications of interest include: analysis, verification and
synthesis of software and hardware, formal methods, computer
mathematics, computational logic, declarative programming,
knowledge representation, deductive databases, natural language
processing, computational linguistics, ontology reasoning,
robotics, planning, and other areas of artificial intelligence.

Detailed information on satellite events will be published in
separate calls and on the conference website.


PUBLICATION AND SUBMISSION

The proceedings of the conference will be published in the
Springer LNAI/LNCS series. Submissions can be made in the
categories 'regular paper' (max 15 pages) and 'system
description' (max 7 pages). Full system descriptions that
provide in-depth presentation of original ideas in an
implemented system can be submitted as regular papers.
There is an expectation that proofs of theoretical results
that do not fit in the page limit, executables of systems,
and input data of experiments be available, via a reference
to a website, or in an appendix of the paper. Reviewers will
be encouraged to consider these additional materials, however
it will be at their discretion to do it. All papers will
be evaluated according to the highest standards in terms of
originality, significance, technical quality, and readability.
Submissions must be in English and standard conforming pdf
format. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for
publication elsewhere. Authors are strongly encouraged to
produce their papers in LaTeX. Formatting instructions and the
LNCS style files can be obtained via
www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html.
The page for electronic submission via EasyChair is
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cade24.


IMPORTANT DATES

Title and abstract must be submitted before the paper.

Abstract submission: 7 January 2013
Paper submission: 14 January 2013
Notification: 11 March 2013
Final version: 1 April 2013

Workshops and Tutorials: 9-10 June 2013
Competitions: 9-14 June 2013
Conference: 11-14 June 2013
Call for papers for Societas Linguistica Europaea 2013 (Split, Croatia), 18-21 September 2013. Deadline: January 15 2013
www.sle2013.eu/

15 calls for papers for different workshop proposals (see list at conference site or Linguistlist).

Deadlines for short abstracts depending on the workshop proposal: between 1 and 12 November 2012.

Deadline for full abstracts: 15 January 2013.


Contact: Bert Cornillie bert.cornillie(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be
Call for papers for 8th International Workshop on Neurobilingualism, University of Groningen, August 25-27 2013. Deadline: January 31 2013
We are pleased to announce the 8th International Workshop on Neurobilingualism, which will be held at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands, August 25th-27th 2013. Researchers in the areas of linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, neuroscience, neurolinguistics and related fields are invited to submit abstracts that report on empirical work in the field of neurobilingualism.

Invited Speakers:
Karen Emmorey (LLCN, San Diego)
Peter Indefrey (Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf) Gigi Luk (Harvard, Boston) Loraine Obler (CUNY, New York)

Important dates and deadlines:
Abstract submission deadline: Thursday, January, 31st 2013 Notification of abstract acceptance: Sunday, March 31st 2013 Early registration deadline: Tuesday, April 30th 2013 Regular registration deadline: Sunday, June 30th 2013

Registration and welcome reception: Sunday, August 25th, 19:00-21:00.
Conference: Monday, August 26th - Tuesday, August 27th 2013.

Abstract submission
Please submit your abstract here:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nblgroningen2013

The word limit for abstracts for oral presentations and posters is 300 words, excluding references, title, and author information.

Oral presentations:
Oral Presentations will be 20-minute talks, plus 10 minutes for questions.

Posters:
Posters should be in A0 format (84.1 × 118.9 cm, portrait orientation) or smaller.

Chair of the organizing committee:
Monika S. Schmid, Department of English Linguistics, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

Contact:
nb2013(removeme)rug.nl

Conference website:
www.nb2013.nl
Call for Papers for Japanese Society for Language Sciences 15th Annual International Conference (JSLS2013), June 28-30 3013. Deadline: February 8 2013
The Japanese Society for Language Sciences (JSLS) invites proposals for our Fifteenth Annual International Conference (JSLS2013). JSLS2013 will be held at Kwassui Women’s University, Nagasaki, Japan. Kwassui Women’s University is located in Nagasaki City, two hours from Fukuoka, the nearest major international airport. We welcome proposals for two types of presentations: (1) oral presentations and (2) poster presentations. JSLS is a bilingual conference and papers and posters may be presented in either English or Japanese. Submissions are invited in any area related to language sciences.

Conference Dates: June 28th (Fri) – June 30th (Sun), 2013 (The conference will have a break in the morning of June 30 and will resume in the afternoon.)

Our plenary speakers will be:
James McClelland (Stanford University)
Ayumi Ueyama (Kyushu University)

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 8th (Fri), 2013 (Japan Standard Time).
For more detailed information on the submission process, please visit the conference webpage,
www.jslsweb.sakura.ne.jp/jsls2013/

JSLS2013 Conference Committee Chair
Akihiro Kano (Kwassui Women’s University, Japan) For inquiries, please contact us at jsls2013-conf(removeme)googlegroups.com
JSLS: www.jsls.jpn.org/
Call for papers for International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC), Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), June 10-12, 2013. Deadline: February 15 2013
Meeting Description

The International Child Phonology Conference (ICPC) is an annual conference on issues related to all aspects of children's speech-sound development. ICPC 2013 will take place at the Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands), June 10-12, 2013. This year ICPC consists of a regular meeting on phonological acquisition (June 11-12) and a themed workshop on the perception-production interface in child phonology (June 10). For continuous updates, please check: www.childphonology.org

Call for Papers: General meeting

Presentations from recent meetings have covered a broad range of topics, including clinical topics, computational modeling, the relationship between continuous phonetic variation and abstract phonological knowledge, implications for phonological theory, typical and atypical development in infants, toddlers and older children, second-language issues, and both oral and signed languages. This list is by no means exclusive: we invite proposals for talks and posters covering any aspect of children's speech-sound development.

Following the child phonology conference tradition, there will be no invited speakers.

Call for Papers: Themed workshop on the perception - production interface in child phonology

The acquisition of phonology is traditionally studied from two perspectives: most researchers either focus on speech perception or on language production. Therefore, there is a gap in our understanding of the relationship between the two.

We invite contributions to the themed workshop that address the perception-production interface in child phonology. We explicitly encourage (new) collaborations between researchers across the two domains. Possible topics include (but are not restricted to)
-methodological advancements
-experimental and naturalistic data
-computational modeling
-typical and/or atypical development
-theoretical insights

Key dates
Abstract submission deadline: February 15, 2013
Notification of outcome: March 1, 2013
Conference: June 10-12, 2013
(Themed workshop: June 10, 2013; General meeting: June 11-12, 2013)
Contact

childphonology2013(removeme)gmail.com
www.childphonology.org
twitter.com/childphonology
Call for papers for Tilburg Gesture Research Meeting(TiGeR 2013),Tilburg University, June 19-21 2013. Deadline: February 20 2013
June 19-21, 2013
tiger.uvt.nl/

Deadline for submissions: February 20, 2013

TiGeR 2013 is the combined meeting of the 10th International Gesture Workshop (GW) and the 3rd Gesture and Speech in Interaction (GESPIN) conference, and is hosted by the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) of Tilburg University, The Netherlands.


During TiGeR 2013, we aim to bring together researchers working on empirical and technical approaches to gesture production and comprehension.


The meeting will contain a special theme-session on theoretical and computational models of gesture and speech production. During this special session, we will discuss and compare competing models of the speech-gesture interface, both from an empirical and a technical perspective, with the following invited speakers:


- Sotaro Kita (University of Birmingham, UK)
- Stefan Kopp (Bielefeld University, Germany)
- Catherine Pelachaud (CNRS, France)
- Jan de Ruiter (Bielefeld University, Germany)


Two other themes that we want to highlight during TiGeR 2013 are cross-cultural differences in gesture production/comprehension and language acquisition and gesture. These topics will be addressed by our invited speakers:


- Nick Enfield (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
- Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield, UK)


TiGeR 2013 hopes to bring together researchers working on gesture from the social sciences and humanities as well as researchers from computer science and engineering, in order to further our understanding of human gesture production and improve the development of interactive systems that exploit gesture as a means of interacting with machines. We invite submissions on all topics related to gesture production and perception. Specific topics include, but are not limited to, the following list:


Gesture research:


- Gesture and speech or other natural modalities
- Gesture and adaptation
- Gesture and aphasia
- Gesture in cross-cultural comparisons
- Gesture in non-human primates
- Gesture and individual differences
- Gesture and language acquisition
- Gesture and sign language
- Gesture and multimodal dialogue
- Gesture and embodied cognition
- Gesture development and learning


Gesture application:


- Gesture in virtual and augmented reality
- Automatic gesture recognition and/or generation
- Gesture in embodied conversational agents
- Gesture and social signal processing
- Gesture for gaming and entertainment
- Gesture for audio-visual applications
- Gesture for therapy and rehabilitation
- Gesture for education


We invite papers for oral as well as for posters presentations. More detail about how to submit can be found here: tiger.uvt.nl/call-for-papers.html

The TiGeR 2013 Organizing Committee:


- Marieke Hoetjes, Tilburg University
- Emiel Krahmer, Tilburg University
- Lisette Mol, Tilburg University
- Karin van Nispen, Tilburg University
- Eric Postma, Tilburg University
- Marc Swerts, Tilburg University
- Paul Vogt, Tilburg University


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organizers at tiger2013tilburg(removeme)gmail.com.
Call for papers for 9th Morphology Meeting, September 2013 Dubrovnik. Deadline: February 28 2013
In September 2013 another linguistic meeting, 9th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting, will take place in Dubrovnik.

The theme of the conference is ‘Morphology and Semantics’. The relationship between form and meaning is a central topic of morphological research. It is of central relevance for our view of the architecture of grammar, the nature of morphological generalizations, and the structure of the lexicon. More specific issues are the systematicity in the interpretation of compounds, the polysemy and/or homonymy of affixes, the role of paradigmatic relations in the semantic interpretation of complex words, bracketing paradoxes, and semantic compositionality at the level of the word.
In addition, there will be a special section devoted to the morphology of Croatian. It is also possible to submit an abstract on other morphological topics, for which a number of slots will be reserved in the program.

Important dates
?deadline for abstract submission: February 28, 2013
?notification of decision: April 15, 2013
?program available: April 30, 2013
?registration: before July 1, 2013

For more information, please, read the Call for Papers on our website: mmm9.ffzg.unizg.hr (below CFP)

It would be our pleasure to see you once again in Dubrovnik,

mmm9.ffzg.unizg.hr/
Call for papers for SLSP 2013, July 29-31, 2013, Tarragona, Spain. Deadline: March 5 2013
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL
LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING

Organised by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

Research Institute for Information and Language Processing (RIILP)
University of Wolverhampton

grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/

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AIMS:

SLSP is the first event in a series to host and promote research on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in use in computational language or speech processing. It aims at attracting contributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-known conferences including papers in any of these fields, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between areas and people will hopefully happen. SLSP will reserve significant space for young scholars at the beginning of their careers.

VENUE:

SLSP 2013 will take place in Tarragona, 100 km. to the south of Barcelona.

SCOPE:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statistical methods (including machine learning) within language and speech processing. The list below is indicative and not exhaustive:

- phonology, morphology
- syntax, semantics
- discourse, dialogue, pragmatics
- statistical models for natural language processing
- supervised, unsupervised and semi-supervised machine learning methods applied to natural language, including speech
- statistical methods, including biologically-inspired methods
- similarity
- alignment
- language resources
- part-of-speech tagging
- parsing
- semantic role labelling
- natural language generation
- anaphora and coreference resolution
- speech recognition
- speaker identification/verification
- speech transcription
- text-to-speech synthesis
- machine translation
- translation technology
- text summarisation
- information retrieval
- text categorisation
- information extraction
- term extraction
- spelling correction
- text and web mining
- opinion mining and sentiment analysis
- spoken dialogue systems
- author identification, plagiarism and spam filtering

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2013 will consist of:

? invited talks
? invited tutorials
? peer?reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

to be announced

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit papers presenting original and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single?spaced pages (including eventual appendices) and should be formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNAI series (see www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions are to be uploaded to:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2013

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI topical subseries of the LNCS series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containing peer?reviewed extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from November 30, 2012 to July 29, 2013. The registration form can be found at:

grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/Registration

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: March 5, 2013 (23:59h, CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: April 9, 2013
Final version of the paper for the LNAI proceedings: April 17, 2013
Early registration: April 24, 2013
Late registration: July 19, 2013
Submission to the post?conference journal special issue: October 31, 2013

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

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Call for Papers for GALA 2013, University of Oldenburg, September 5-7 2013. Deadline: March 15 2013
The conference will focus on first and second language acquisition, bilingual acquisition, language pathology and language development in hearing impaired children. There will be two parallel main sessions, two poster sessions and two workshops. The workshops will be held on hearing impairment (organized by Esther Ruigendijk), and bilingual SLI (organized by Cornelia Hamann), for which we especially solicit abstracts.

Plenary Speakers
Naama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Petra Hendriks (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Susanne Carroll and Jürgen Meisel
(University of Calgary, Universität Hamburg)
Laurice Tuller (Université Franēois-Rabelais de Tours)

Program Committee
Adriana Belletti
Joćo Costa
Jill de Villiers
Naama Friedmann
Anna Gavarró
Cornelia Hamann
Theo Marinis
Esther Ruigendijk
Petra Schulz
Stavroula Stavrakaki
Laurice Tuller
Fred Weerman


Description:
Talks for the main sessions and the workshops will be 20 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes discussion. At most one single-authored and one joint abstract (or two joint abstracts) per author will be considered. Please indicate in your submission whether you want your abstract to be considered for a talk (specify if for one of the main sessions or workshops) or for a poster, or for both. Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail:

gala2013(removeme)uni-oldenburg.de

Guidelines for Abstracts:
Abstracts should be at most two pages, please only figures and references on the second (12 Times New Roman, single-spaced, 2.5 margins). An anonymous abstract and an abstract with the author's name/s and affiliation should be sent by e-mail as a word or a pdf attachment (please use pdf if special symbols are used). The abstract with name and affiliation included should be structured as follows:

Title (bold, left justified)
Author's name/s (left justified)
Affiliation (left justified)
Abstract

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2013
Call for Papers for ESSLLI 2013 STUDENT SESSION, Düsseldorf, Germany, August 5-16, 2013. Deadline: April 1st, 2013
Held during
The 25th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=essllistus2013

ABOUT:

The Student Session of the 25th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on August 5-16, 2013. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings in Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.

A SEPARATE POSTER SESSION: Note that this year there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters.


More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: stus2013.loriweb.org/, (links to previous years' proceedings are also available there).

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to margotcolinet(removeme)gmail.com

For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2013, please consult the main ESSLLI 2013 page, esslli2013.de/.


Kind regards,

The ESSLLI 2013 Student Session Organization Committee,


Chair:

Margot Colinet (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7)

LOCO (LOgic and Computation) co-chairs:

Ronald de Haan (Technische Universität Wien)

Micha? Zawidzki (Uniwersytet ?ódzki)

LOLA (LOgic and LAnguage) co-chairs:

Agata Renans (Universität Potsdam)

Barbara Tomaszewicz (University of Southern California)

LACO (LAnguage and Computation) co-chairs:

Pierre Bourreau (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)

Julia Zinova (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf)
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Oproep indienen aanvragen KNAW Akademie Colloquia 2014. Deadline: 1 maart 2013
De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) nodigt u van harte uit een aanvraag in te dienen voor de organisatie van een Akademie Colloquium in 2014, waaraan de KNAW financiėle en logistieke steun verleent.

Doel van een Akademie Colloquium is het bijeenbrengen van een selecte groep wetenschappelijk onderzoekers uit binnen- en buitenland. De deelnemers aan een Colloquium zijn met zorg geselecteerde experts. Op het thema zijn, binnen het vakgebied, belangrijke innovatieve ontwikkelingen te verwachten.

In 2014 kunnen zes ą zeven Colloquia in het Trippenhuis worden georganiseerd. De bijdrage van de KNAW in het exploitatietekort bedraagt maximaal 6.500 euro per dag. Voor de organisatie van een bijbehorende masterclass met promovendi is een additionele bijdrage van maximaal 3.500 euro beschikbaar.

Daarnaast levert het Bureau van de KNAW kosteloos organisatorische en administratieve ondersteuning aan de organisator van het Colloquium.
De deadline voor indienen van aanvragen is: 1 maart 2013.

Voor meer informatie over de voorwaarden en aanvraagformulieren:
www.knaw.nl/colloquia
Telefoon 020 551 0747
martine.wagenaar(removeme)bureau.knaw.nl