November 29th, 2012

LOT Announcements / events
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:
De nieuwslezer blijft toonaangevend
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/de-nieuwslezer-blijft-toonaangevend
De nieuwslezer is nog steeds een voorbeeld van goed taalgebruik in Nederland en Vlaanderen, zo blijkt uit onderzoek van de Nederlandse Taalunie naar het taalgebruik in de media. Op de radio, en met name onder dj's, wordt voor veel mensen te snel gesproken.

Leidse studenten stuit op onbekende brieven van Robert Lowth
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/leidse-studente-stuit-op-onbekende-brieven-van-robert-lowth
Myrte Wouterse, derdejaars studente aan de Universiteit Leiden, heeft in de Universiteitsbibliotheek twee tot nu toe onbekende brieven gevonden van Robert Lowth. Hij is de belangrijkste Engelse grammaticaschrijver van de 18e eeuw.
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
ACLC Seminar by Leonie Cornips on languageculture, ACLC University of Amsterdam, November 30 2012
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal K02
November 30 2012, 15.15-16.30 uur
Leonie Cornips (Meertens Insitute KNAW) en Vincent de Rooij (UvA/ASSR)
present:

About languageculture

The abstract can be found on the ACLC website: aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/content/folder/2012/11/30-november.html

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.
After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor.
For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme)uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezing Beschrijvende Taalkunde 2012 by Doris Richter genannt Kemmermann on 'Mbembe', Leiden University, November 30 2012
Friday November 30
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: Lipsius / room 307
“Argument structure in Mbembe”

Doris Richter genannt Kemmermann
(Universität zu Köln)


Mbembe is a Central-Jukunoid language spoken in the borderland of North-West Cameroon and North-East Nigeria. It is a predominantly isolating language. While there are a number of mechanisms to derive nouns from verbs, there are no productive morphological processes to derive verbs. Since neither the verb nor its core arguments are morphologically marked as such in a sentence, they have to be defined syntactically. Constituent order is the main means to define the subject and object arguments. The basic word order in Mbembe is SV/AVO – thus the subject is the noun phrase preceding the verb and the object the one that follows it. By contrast, peripheral arguments are usually overtly marked, for example by prepositions.

However, argument structure in Mbembe cannot be described by syntactic criteria alone, since object arguments can be omitted if they are known from the preceding context and many verbs can occur in different types of syntactic constructions. Therefore - following the analyses for other languages with similar structures - argument structure in Mbembe is approached from a constructionalist perspective (cf. Goldberg 1995), i.e. “it is assumed that the constructions carry meanings, and that their constructional semantics interacts with the lexical (verbal) semantics, allowing verbs to participate in different constructions” (Hellwig 2011: 199). Moreover, the context is necessary for the interpretation of a construction.

Different types of argument structure constructions can be described for Mbembe depending on the number of participants in an event and the semantic roles of these participants. Thus, constructions can be divided into intransitive, transitive and ditransitive constructions with a number of further subtypes. Many verbs can be used without morphological changes in different types of constructions, although they seem to be used predominantly in one type of construction. In contrast, other verbs seem to be rather restricted with respect to the number of arguments they can take and the semantic roles these can have.

Goldberg, Adele E. 1995. Constructions: A Construction Grammar Approach to Argument Structure.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Hellwig, Birgit. 2011. A Grammar of Goemai. Berlin/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.


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, Rebecca Voll or Stanly Oomen.

Martine Bruil m.bruil(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Stanly Oomen s.oomen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Rebecca Voll r.m.voll(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
ACLC Seminar on the occasion of E. Parigger's thesis defence, University of Amsterdam (UvA), November 30 2012
Seminar on the occasion of Esther Parigger's thesis defence. Guest speakers are Rosemary Tannock (University of Toronto) and Agnes Lukįcs (University of Budapest). Held in BH 420.
Programme
9:30 Rosemary Tannock
10:15 Discussion
10:30 Agnes Lukįcs
11:15 Discussion
11:30 Close

Abstracts

Accounting for the co-occurrence of ADHD and Speech/Language Problems
Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and The Hospital For Sick Children, Ontario, Canada
First, a selective overview of the literature will be provided to illustrate the complex interrelationships across the lifespan between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and problems in speech and language. Next, various explanations for the common overlap between ADHD and speech and language problems will be discussed. Explanations include: i) artifactual reasons, such as the nosological overlap between symptoms of ADHD and those of speech/language impairments; and ii) non-artifactual reasons such as shared risk factors (e.g., cognitive problems), or the manifestation of a distinct syndrome that differs from ADHD or speech/language problems per se. Of necessity, these explanations call into debate the relationship between language and cognition, and between brain mechanisms linking language and action. This presentation will conclude with a commentary on the clinical and educational implications of the manifestation of speech/language problems in individuals with ADHD.

Working memory, executive functions and language in specific language impairment
Įgnes Lukįcs, Ph.D., BME Department of Cognitive Science, University of Budapest, Hungary
Numerous results show that SLI is often associated with impairments in working memory (WM) in executive functions (EF), but the nature, extent and generality of these deficits is yet unclear, as is their relationship with language abilities. There is also a growing body of research demonstrating that executive functions, more specifically control abilities play an important role in production and comprehension at both the word and the sentence level where representations compete. The aim of the talk is to present results from linguistic and non-linguistic tasks examining WM and EF in Hungarian-speaking children with SLI and their age-matched typically developing peers (TD). The design allows us to examine whether verbal and non-verbal executive and WM functions are similarly affected in SLI, and whether these impairments contribute to language deficits (measured by performance on sentence comprehension, pronoun resolution and word naming), or are only associated with them. Children with SLI were found to be impaired on several verbal and nonverbal measures.
While in SLI, linguistic performance was predicted by verbal executive measures, in TD, there is only a weaker association between them.
Altogether, results show that a deficit in verbal executive and WM functions may contribute to language deficits in SLI.
TLA Lecture by Bram Vandekerckhove on the interface between syntax and semantics, MPI Nijmegen, December 5 2012
The next lecture in the TLA lectures on e-humanities in Action will be given the 5th of December by Bram Vandekerckhove. He will present on Exemplar-based generalization at the interface between syntax and semantics.

Who: Bram Vandekerckhove
What: Exemplar-based generalization at the interface between syntax and semantics
Where: MPI for Psycholinguistics, room 1.63 (main lecture hall)
When: Wednesday the 5th of December, 14:30

Abstract

Language processing theories often assume that linguistic abstractions are stored in long-term memory as fixed and stable linguistic categories, such as phonological and semantic features, parts of speech, thematic roles, etc., and that it is by classifying language input into these stable categories that language users can generalize linguistic patterns. An alternative to category-based theories is exemplar-based language processing. In this approach, generalization of linguistic patterns is achieved by matching linguistic items to concrete representations of linguistic experience that are stored in long-term memory. In this approach, abstraction arises because features that a target exemplar and the memory exe have in common are identified and distinguishing features tuned out, resulting in the online summarization of the exemplars into temporary, local categories.
In this talk, I will show that exemplar-based extrapolation, and in particular the aspect of online abstraction, has considerable explanatory value for processing accounts of two linguistic problems that lie at the interface of syntax and semantics, namely thematic fit and adjective order. I will present evidence from both computational psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics.

You are all cordially invited to attend.
If you plan to attend please send an email to tla-lectures(removeme)mpi.nl (for administrative reasons).
ACLC seminar by Catherine Snow (Harvard University), ACLC University of Amsterdam, December 7 2012
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal K02
December 7 2012, 15.15-16.30 uur
Catherine Snow (Harvard University)
presents
Classroom Discussion: A route to better reading, writing, thinking, and academic language skills?
The abstract can be found on the ACLC website:
aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/content/folder/2012/12/7-december.html

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.
After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor.
For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme)uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543
LUCL Vrijdagmiddaglezing Beschrijvende Taalkunde 2012, Leiden University, December 7 2012
Friday December 7
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: van Wijkplaats 4 / room 001
“Living stories: Speaker, audience and evidential experience in Duna story-telling”

Lila San Roque (MPI for Psycholinguistics)

Evidential markers are often defined as marking ‘information source’, typically indicating the way that a speaker knows something. In Duna (Papua New Guinea), as in many languages of the world, evidential markers can also be used in narratives to reflect the viewpoint of a main character. For example, if the hero of the story is watching an enemy approach, the description of this approach will include a visual evidential, even though the actual story-teller did not themselves see the enemy. In the Duna genre of pikono, certain narrative conventions further involve presenting the story world and the storytelling world as overlapping experiences. This is seen in both the narrator’s performance and in verbal responses from audience members. While the storyteller presents evidence (visual, sensory, etc.) as experienced by the narrative-internal protagonist, his choice of temporal reference for that evidence (as something past, not present) is anchored in the here-and-now of the storytelling event. Conversely, audience responses reference their own evidential experience of the story as a heard or imagined artifact, but treat the events described as currently taking place, thus sharing the temporal world of the characters. Thus, between them, the teller and listeners orient towards the story and performance as both evocative fabrication and lived experience. The Duna data illustrate typologically underexplored phenomena concerning information source and temporal reference, and a sophisticated, collaborative use of ‘blended viewpoint’ in narrative.

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, Rebecca Voll or Stanly Oomen.

Martine Bruil m.bruil(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Stanly Oomen s.oomen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Rebecca Voll r.m.voll(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Taal & Tongvalcolloquium, Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, Gent, 7 december 2012
‘Binnen- en buitengaatse perspectieven op de historische sociolinguļstiek van het Nederlands’

datum: vrijdag 7 december 2012
locatie: Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde, Koningstraat 18, 9000 Gent (Belgiė)
inschrijving: gratis, vóór woensdag 5 december via valerie.bouckaert(removeme)ugent.be


PROGRAMMA
9.30 - 10.00: Welkom/koffie
10.00 - 10.15: MARIJKE VAN DER WAL:
Inleiding
10.15-11.00: PETER TRUDGILL:
The role of Dutch in the development of East Anglian English
11.00-11.30: CHRIS JOBY:
Een korte inleiding tot de sociolinguļstische geschiedenis van het Nederlands in vroegmodern Groot-Brittanniė
11.30-12.00: Koffie
12.00-12.45: STEPHAN ELSPASS:
Changing perspectives in Historical Sociolinguistics - the case of letters from 19th century Germany
12.45-14.30: Lunch
14.30-15.00: GIJSBERT RUTTEN:
Language change and language contact in the history of Dutch: Views from below
15.00-15.30: RIK VOSTERS:
Adnominal case and gender marking in Late Modern Dutch. A linguistic stereotype in times of political turmoil
15.30-16.00: JACQUES VAN KEYMEULEN:
Vlaamse brieven uit de 'Franse Tijd'
16.00-16.15: WIM VANDENBUSSCHE:
Conclusies
16.15: Receptie
CLS Colloquium by Gerrit Kootstra on cross-linguistic priming, CLS, Radboud University Nijmegen, December 13 2012
The CLS organising committee is happy to announce the next CLS colloquium.

"Flexibility and variability in bilingual language production: Synchronic and diachronic consequences of cross-linguistic priming" by Gerrit Jan Kootstra

Date: 13.12. 2012
Time: 16:00
Place: E 2.56 (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Abstract:

When someone wants to produce an utterance, (s)he has a number of options. These options pertain to, for example, the words to be used (couch or sofa?), or the syntactic construction (passive or active; prepositional object construction like the boy gives the ball to the girl or double object construction like the boy gives the girl the ball).

When a person is bilingual, (s)he has an additional option: which language (or languages) to use? These multiple options lead to flexibility and variability in linguistic choices of bilingual speakers, resulting for instance in code-switching (i.e., the use of multiple language in the same utterance; see e.g., Broersma, 2009; Kootstra, van Hell, & Dijkstra, 2010) or in cross-language effects of word order choices and the basis of verb choice (e.g., Kootstra & Doedens, in preparation).

In this talk, I will focus on factors influencing this variability. I will concentrate mostly on the role of cross-linguistic priming, which is the natural tendency of (bilingual) speakers to re-use a certain structure / word / construction that they have recently been presented with, taking place across languages (e.g., Hartsuiker, Pickering, & Veltkamp, 2004; Loebell & Bock, 2003).
In the first part of the talk, I address the influence of cross-linguistic priming on linguistic and structural choices in both code-switched and non-code-switched speech.
In the second part, I focus on the role of priming as a language learning mechanism and as a potential mechanism of contact-induced language change.

For more information, please visit:
www.ru.nl/cls/colloquium/
SMART Cognitive Science Lecture by Mark Slors on Social-Cognitive Processes, ACLC Amsterdam, December 14 2012
?Friday 14 December, 13h30-15h30 – Marc Slors (Nijmegen): Folk-Psychology as Reconstruction: Why Social-Cognitive Processes Need Not Resemble Their Linguistic Representations (with an introduction by Martin Stokhof): smartcognitivescience.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/december-14th-marc-slors-on-folk-psychology-as-reconstruction/
P.C. Hoofthuis, room 1.04, Spuistraat 134, Amsterdam
Lecture by Soren Schalowski, University of Potsdam, on non-canonical prefields in spoken German. Meertens Instituut, December 17 2012
Everyone is invited to attend the following lecture:

Author: Soren Schalowski, University of Potsdam
Title: How German sentences begin. On an information-structural typology of non-canonical prefields in spoken German
Date: 17 December 2012
Place: Meertens Instituut
Website: www.meertens.knaw.nl/cms/nl/agenda-othermenu-70/143977-17-december-2012-lezing-sren-schalowski
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
Update Workshop "Lexical Semantics: A Computational Perspective", University of Groningen, November 30 2012
The program of the workshop "Lexical Semantics: A Computational Perspective" is now complete and we have four amazing speakers:

Antal van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen);
Ann Copestake (University of Cambridge Computer Lab);
Malvina Nissim (University of Bologna);
and Jennifer Spenader (University of Groningen).

Please, check the website for details www.ai.rug.nl/~anja/workshop/home.html.

You are welcome to attend the workshop. Participation is free.

When: November 30th, 2012
Where: Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, University of Groningen, Harmony building, room 1313.0344 (can change, please check the website for the updates)
Time: from 14:00 - 17:00h

If you have any questions, or would like to join, please, send an e-mail to Anna Lobanova (anna.lobanova(removeme)gmail.com).
LUCIDE seminar "The Multilingual City in 2012: Languages in Urban Communities- Integration and Diversity for Europe, Utrecht University, November 30 2012
International Seminar:
'The Multilingual City in 2012'
Date & Time: Friday, 30 November 2012, 9am
Location: Raadzaal, Pietershof
Achter Sint Pieter 200, Utrecht

Participation is free of charge but please send the attached registration form before November 16 to: J.Ridder(removeme)uu.nl

PROGRAMME
9:00 Registration
9:30 Welcome
Jacomine Nortier and Henriette de Swart
9:45 LUCIDE: Background and Introduction
Lid King
10:00 LUCIDE: Research group
Lorna Carson
10:20 Coffee break
10:50 LUCIDE: Round Table First Results

11:30 Discussion
12:15 Lunch
13:30 Trends in Policies and Practices for Multilingualism in Europe: Aims and outcomes of the Language Rich Europe Project.
Guus Extra
14:00 Transition and Multilingualism
Sergio Baauw
14:15 Common Framework for Inclusive Multilingualism: a Toolkit for
Transnational Communication in Europe
Jan ten Thije
14:30 Mutilingualism: from obstacle to opportunity
Hans Sakkers and Bharti Girjasing
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 LUCIDE: Round Table Best Practices in Multilingual Cities

16:30 LUCIDE: What’s next?

Participants of the seminar are also kindly invited to join us for dinner after the seminar and enjoy the City Books presentation.


What is LUCIDE?
LUCIDE is a network which is developing ideas about how to manage multilingual citizen communities. We are building up a picture of how communication occurs in multilingual settings across the EU and beyond. We aim to help institutions (councils, schools, hospitals) and local and national economies make better productive use of diversity as an economic resource and to strengthen social cohesion by fostering better communication and mutual understanding. We also want to understand better how the cultural richness of these new cities can strengthen the diverse unity of the 21st century.

For more information, see: www.urbanlanguages.eu
Workshop 'Investigating protolanguage: empirical and methodological approaches to language evolution', Utrecht University, November 30 2012
Workshop 'Investigating protolanguage: empirical and methodological approaches to language evolution'

What did language look like in the early stages of language evolution? Recently, researchers have started to investigate this question in the lab, using human participants. From these experiments, conclusions have been formulated about the properties of protolanguage (an intermediate stage in the emergence of human language). What are the different accounts of protolanguage? And does it make sense to talk about an intermediate stage in the emergence of language?

These questions will be addressed in a workshop entitled ‘Investigating Protolanguage: empirical and methodological approaches to language evolution.’ It will take place on November 30, 9:30-13:00, and it is organised on the occasion of Marieke Schouwstra’s defense.

Invited speakers are: Rudie Botha (Stellenbosch University/UU), Simon Kirby (University of Edinburgh), Jelle Zuidema (University of Amsterdam).

For more information, see:
www.phil.uu.nl/~mariekes/workshop-protolanguage/index.html
Workshop on the occasion of the Ph.D defence of Esther Parigger, ACLC Amsterdam, November 30 2012
Datum: 30 november 2012

Plaats: Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam, zaal 4.20

Tijd: 9.30-11.15

ABSTRACTS FOR THE WORKSHOP 30 NOVEMBER in BH 420
(on the occasion of the Ph.D defence of Esther Parigger)

9.30-10.15
Accounting for the co-occurrence of ADHD and Speech/Language Problems
Rosemary Tannock, Ph.D., Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto and The Hospital For Sick Children, Ontario, Canada
First, a selective overview of the literature will be provided to illustrate the complex interrelationships across the lifespan between Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and problems in speech and language. Next, various explanations for the common overlap between ADHD and speech and language problems will be discussed. Explanations include: i) artifactual reasons, such as the nosological overlap between symptoms of ADHD and those of speech/language impairments; and ii) non-artifactual reasons such as shared risk factors (e.g., cognitive problems), or the manifestation of a distinct syndrome that differs from ADHD or speech/language problems per se. Of necessity, these explanations call into debate the relationship between language and cognition, and between brain mechanisms linking language and action. This presentation will conclude with a commentary on the clinical and educational implications of the manifestation of speech/language problems in individuals with ADHD.
10.30-11.15
Working memory, executive functions and language in specific language impairment

Įgnes Lukįcs, Ph.D., BME Department of Cognitive Science, University of Budapest, Hungary

Numerous results show that SLI is often associated with impairments in working memory (WM) in executive functions (EF), but the nature, extent and generality of these deficits is yet unclear, as is their relationship with language abilities. There is also a growing body of research demonstrating that executive functions, more specifically control abilities play an important role in production and comprehension at both the word and the sentence level where representations compete. The aim of the talk is to present results from linguistic and non-linguistic tasks examining WM and EF in Hungarian-speaking children with SLI and their age-matched typically developing peers (TD). The design allows us to examine whether verbal and non-verbal executive and WM functions are similarly affected in SLI, and whether these impairments contribute to language deficits (measured by performance on sentence comprehension, pronoun resolution and word naming), or are only associated with them. Children with SLI were found to be impaired on several verbal and nonverbal measures.
While in SLI, linguistic performance was predicted by verbal executive measures, in TD, there is only a weaker association between them.
Altogether, results show that a deficit in verbal executive and WM functions may contribute to language deficits in SLI.
Workshop"Locality and the Left Periphery", Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, December 3 2012
At the occassion of the defense of Ankelien Schippers' dissertation 'Variation and change in Germanic long-distance dependencies' , a workshop will be held on the topic of locality and left periphery phenomena on Monday December 3rd, 2012 at the University of Groningen. Various constructions and topics within A'-syntax will be discussed, as well as typological patterns and more general questions concerning the architecture of grammar. Anyone interested is warmly invited to join - it is not necessary to sign up.

More information can be found on the workshop's website: sites.google.com/site/ankelienschippers/home/workshop
Symposium ‘Bilingual language processing’, University of Groningen, December 5 2012
Dec. 5th, 2012, 12:00 – 16:00
Location: University library (Broerstraat 4, 9712 CP Groningen), 4th floor

12:00 – 13:00 Giuli Dussias (PennState University)
The comprehension of codeswitches reflects distribution patterns in production: Evidence from Spanish-English codeswitching

13:00 – 13:45 Hanneke Loerts (RUG)
Neuter is not Common in Dutch: differences between native and second language learners as revealed by eye movements

13:45 – 14:00 Break

14:00 – 14:45 Christopher Bergmann, Sanne Berends, Susanne Brouwer, Nienke Meulman, Bregtje Seton, Simone Sprenger, Laurie Stowe and Monika S. Schmid (RUG)
Grammatical gender in L2 acquisition and L1 attrition: First results from the BiG project

14:45 – 15:45 Cheryl Frenck-Mestre (University Aix-Marseille)
Processing lexical ambiguity in a native and second language as revealed by ERPs

To register, please send an email to m.s.schmid(removeme)rug.nl. Participation is free.

We are grateful for the generous financial support from CLCG.
Conference Going Romance 2012, University of Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven), December 6-8 2012
Workshop (8 December) “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”

Conference website: wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/franitalco/gr2012/

Invited speakers

Cristina Tortora (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalį)
Adriana Belletti (Universitą degli Studi di Siena, CISCL)
Conference Description

Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorizing. In the two decades of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are discussed. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in Belgium, at the KU Leuven.

The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and a workshop “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”. For the workshop, we invite contributions on cleft sentences in Romance, possibly, but not necessarily, in comparison with cleft sentences in Germanic. We explicitly welcome contributions from all types of theoretical frameworks. Questions to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

Are there specific differences between cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic?
Which are the prosodic, semantic, information structural and syntactic properties of non-prototypical instances of clefts, such as presentational clefts?
To which extent do these non-prototypical instances of clefts challenge existing analyses of clefts, which are mostly based on it-clefts and their counterparts in other languages?
Are clefts best analyzed by integrating information structure in syntax (as in cartographic analyses) or by strictly separating information structure and syntax?
Update KNAW Conference Patterns of Diversification and Contact: a Global Perspective, KNAW Amsterdam, December 11-13 2012
KNAW Conference Patterns of Diversification and Contact: a Global Perspective

On December 11-13, the KNAW Conference Patterns of Diversification and Contact: a Global Perspective will take place at the KNAW, Amsterdam. This event will bring together leading experts from linguistics and neighboring fields to pursue answers to questions concerning language dispersal and linguistic diversity on three continents: Africa, Southeast Asia/Pacific, and South America.

Conjointly a number of other events will be organized on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December:
• Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Areal Typology
• Workshop on Dynamics of Ritual and Secret Languages
• Presentation South American Component ERC Traces of Contact

The conference program, abstracts and online registration are available through:

www.knaw.nl/Pages/DEF/34/287.html

Pending availability of space, all events are open to interested researchers.

Date: Tuesday December 11- Friday December 14, 2012
Venue: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam
De Dag van de Fonetiek 2012, Universiteit Utrecht, 13 december 2012
De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Fonetische Wetenschappen organiseert op donderdag 13 december 2012 wederom de Dag van de Fonetiek. Deze dag vindt plaats in de Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21 te Utrecht. De Dag van de Fonetiek is gratis toegankelijk voor alle geļnteresseerden.

De Dag van de Fonetiek heeft, naast ingezonden lezingen, dit jaar wederom een keynote-speaker: Dit jaar is dat Bart de Boer.

Na afronding van het door een VIDI-beurs gesubsidieerde project "Modeling the evolution of speech", heeft Bart de Boer in 2011 een ERC-Starting Grant ontvangen voor het onderzoek "ABACUS: Advancing Behavioral and Cognitive Understanding of Speech". Hij combineert bioakoestisch onderzoek naar de anatomische eigenschappen van het spraakkanaal, met computationeel en experimenteel onderzoek naar het menselijk spraakverstaan en leervermogen. Bart de Boer is sinds maart 2011 verbonden aan het Artificial Intelligence Lab aan de Vrije Universiteit van Brussel. Op 13 december opent hij om 10 uur de Dag van de Fonetiek met de lezing "The evolution of the ability to speak"

Het programma en de abstracts staan online: www.fon.hum.uva.nl/FonetischeVereniging/DvdFonetiek/DagvdFonetiek2012abstracts.html
Jaarcongres NVSST: 'Huidige ontwikkelingen in de Stem-, Spraak-, Taal-Pathologie', Hogeschool Utrecht, December 14 2012
De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie
Wat en wie is de NVVST?

De Nederlandse Vereniging voor Stem-, Spraak-, en Taalpathologie (NVSST) is een vereniging voor mensen met een universitaire opleiding die zich professioneel bezig houden met stem-, spraak- en taalpathologie Het is een kleine vereniging met ruim 100 leden. Leden zijn KNO-artsen en foniaters, psychologen, pedagogen, klinisch linguļsten, neurolinguļsten, fonetici, logopediewetenschappers en spraak- en taalpathologen.


Jaarcongres 2012:

Op 14 december 2012 wordt het volgende jaarcongres gehouden.

Thema: Huidige ontwikkelingen in de Stem-, Spraak-, Taal-Pathologie.

Wij nodigen u hierbij van harte uit!

Inschrijving kan tot 7 december 2012 via e-mail naar: secretaris.nvsst(removeme)gmail.com
Inschrijving is gratis voor leden; leden hebben bovendien voorrang op niet-leden. Voor niet-leden zijn de kosten €50,- ; voor studenten €25,- op vertoon van collegekaart . Deelnamekosten zijn inclusief lunch. Betaling (contant) kan ter plekke.

Meer info: nvsst.org/
Conference on Frisian linguistics 2012, Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, December 14 2012
The Linguistics Society of the Frisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its yearly meeting in December this year. Just like previous times, the fifth Conference on Frisian linguistics will be of interest to everybody who actively or passively participates in Frisian linguistics.

Date: Friday December 14th 2012.
Venue: Fryske Akademy, It Aljemint, Doelestraat 2-4, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.

The programme is below. The summaries of the lectures can be obtained from the website of the Fryske Akademy (www.fryske-akademy.nl).

In consideration of the catering, those who intend to participate in the conference are asked to pass this on to the Linguistic Society of the Frisian Academy. This can be done

by e-mail: wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl
by telephone: 058-2131414 (Frisian Academy)
by regular mail: Fryske Akademy, Taalkundich Wurkferbān, Postbus 54, 8900 AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden




PROGRAMME



9.30 Arrival and coffee


9.55 Opening


10.00-10.30 Idske Bangma (Mercator Europeesk Kennissintrum foar Meartaligens en Taallearen/Fryske Akademy-KNAW, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden)
Meartaligens by jonge bern – in goede start!


10.30-11.00 Fenna Bergsma, Femke Swarte en Charlotte Gooskens (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Interventiemethoden voor receptieve meertaligheid - Een case study met Nederlanders die Fries leren verstaan


11.00-11.30 COFFEE BREAK
11.30-12.00 Bonno van Dyk (student of Frisian at NHL Hogeschool, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden)
It Frysk by it Frysk Selskip Swol


12.00-12.30 Pieter Duijff (Fryske Akademy-KNAW, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden)
It plakoantsjuttende wurd wedze


12.30-13.00 Femke Swarte en Nanna Haug Hilton (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
De onderlinge verstaanbaarheid van Noord- en Westerlauwers Fries


13.00-14.00 LUNCH


14.00-14.30 Nika Stefan (Groningen)
Categorical of exemplar-based: genusoantsjutting by Frysktalige pjutten

14.30-15.00 Alison E. Hendricks (Pennsylvania State University)
Variability in North Frisian Grammatical Gender - Examining Extra- Linguistic Factors

15.00-15.30 Nanna Haug Hilton, Tsjomme Dijkstra en Brechtje Veenstra (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
The effect of writing skills on phonetic variation: the case of /sk/ in Frisian


15.30-16.00 TEA-BREAK


16.00-16.30 El?bieta E. Adamczyk (Faculty of English, Department of Old Germanic Languages, Adam Mickiewicz University, Pozna?)
On the (non-)archaic nature of the Old Frisian nominal inflection


16.30-17.00 Arjen Versloot (Universiteit van Amsterdam en Fryske Akademy- KNAW, Ljouwert/Leeuwarden)
It Fryske fokaalsysteem yn de 7de en 8ste ieu


17.00 Closing
Update Workshop A psycholinguistic model for phonological acquisition, Leiden, Paviljoen Volkenkunde Museum, December 14-15 2012
Corrected version: Workshop A psycholinguistic model for phonological acquisition
On 14 & 15 December 2012, the NWO-funded workshop A psycholinguistic model for phonological acquisition will take place in Leiden. For this workshop researchers from the - adult – speech production field and the (phonological) acquisition field have been invited, to discuss (1) how we can understand child language productions in the light of a developing production mechanism (2) what a developing production mechanism could look like and (3) how you can experimentally get information about the structure of such a developing production mechanism.

Date: 14 & 15 December 2012
Place: Leiden, Paviljoen Volkenkunde Museum
If you would like to participate in this workshop – we can host about 40 participants - please send an email to Claartje Levelt: c.c.levelt(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl before December 1 and a registration form will be sent (no registration fee, €10 per day for lunch).
Program:
Day 1 – December 14
10.00 – 10.30 Coffee
10.30 – 10.45 Welcome
10.45 – 11.30 Antje Meyer, MPI, Nijmegen
What’s in it for us? Applying adult models of speech planning to
developing speakers
11.30 – 12.15 Frank Wijnen, UU
Dysfluent speech in children reflects encoding difficulty at
different levels
12.15 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 14.15 Cynthia Core, George Washington University, Washington DC
Looking at bilingual speech production through a
psycholinguistic lens
14.15 – 14.45 Discussion Session 1
14.45 – 15 00 Coffee
15.00 – 15.45 Rob Hartsuiker, U Gent
Learning to monitor one’s speech
15.45 – 16.15 Claartje Levelt, UL
Prompted self-repairs in two-year-olds reveal hidden potential

16.15 – 16.30 Coffee
16.30 – 17.00 Discussion Session 2

Day 2 – December 15
9.30 – 10.00 Coffee
10.00 – 10.45 Tanja Zamuner, University of Ottawa
Production and language acquisition: Evidence from young
children
10.45 - 11.30 Mits Ota, University of Edinburgh
Lexical frequency and the development of phonological production
11.30 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45 – 12.30 Jim Scobbie, Queen Mary College, Edinburgh
Covert contrast and covert errors in typical and disordered
acquistion
12.30 – 13.15 Dan Swingley, UPenn, Philadelphia
Some things we don't know about infants' phonological
interpretation
13.15 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 15.00 Discussion Session 3
Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to Areal Linguistic Typology, KNAW Amsterdam, December 13-14 2012
WORKSHOP ON QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO AREAL LINGUISTIC TYPOLOGY

Description: The idea that geographically proximal languages share
structural features due to contact has a long history in
linguistics. Delimiting linguistic areas that arise from contact, and
specifying the linguistics features that define them have, however,
typically depended on relatively subjective judgments regarding the
boundaries of such areas and the significance of particular linguistic
features. Thanks to the increasing availability of large scale
databases of linguistic features, it is now becoming possible to apply
statistical techniques and computational models to systematize and
render more objective the identification and evaluation of linguistic
areal phenomena, and to thereby deepen our understanding of linguistic
areality.

The workshop invites presentations including, but not limited to, the
following topics:

* Models for objective and systematic assessment and inference of areality
* Soft versus hard boundaries of language contact phenomena
* Phylogenetics and separating genetic versus areal origins for linguistic features
* Stability and importance of areal versus genetic characteristics of languages
* Macro-areality versus micro-areality
* The role of population movements and social history in areal typology
* Methods and ideas from dialectology applied to areal linguistics and vice versa

Plenary Speakers (confirmed):

* Will Chang (University of California, Berkeley)
* Balthasar Bickel (ZAS, Z rich)
* Michael Cysouw (Marburg University)
* Mark Donohue (Australian National University)
* Michael Dunn (MPI Nijmegen)
* Tom Guldemann (Humboldt-University, Berlin)

Submission: We invite submission of abstracts for 45-minute
presentations. The desired length for abstracts is 1 page of text
(plus any amount of pages of references or data tables). Abstracts
should be sent to arealquantworkshop(removeme)gmail.com <arealquantworkshop(removeme)gmail.com>
*BEFORE OCT 15, 2012*.

Additional Information: The workshop is being held in combination with
the KNAW Conference on Language Dispersal in Africa, South-East Asia,
and South America and the Workshop on Ritual & Secret Languages,
Amsterdam 11-14 December. Participants are encouraged to attend these
events as well.

The organisers foresee the publication of a proceedings as a special
issue of a suitable journal or as a thematic volume with a suitable
publisher.

Important dates:
-Oct 15, 2012: Deadline for submission of abstracts
-Oct 22, 2012: Notification of acceptance
-Dec 13-14, 2012: Workshop

Organisers:
* Harald Hammarstr m (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and MPI EVA, Leipzig) h.hammarstrom(removeme)let.ru.nl
* Lev Michael (University of California at Berkeley) levmichael(removeme)berkeley.edu

Location: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
5th Annual Meeting of theBelgian Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association (BeNeCLA), December 14-15 2012
Invited speakers: Alan Cienki, Dagmar Divjak and Mirjam Fried.

For more information and registration for the conference see: www.rug.nl/let/onderzoek/onderzoekinstituten/clcg/events/cogling2012/index
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 registration open for '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.
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).
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
Assistant Professor position, Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University USA. Deadline: December 1 2012
The Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University seeks to fill a tenure-line Assistant Professor position with a start date of September 1, 2013. We are looking for candidates with primary research and teaching interests in morphology, syntax, or semantics, and their interfaces with other areas of linguistics.

Candidates with demonstrated research and teaching strengths in one or more of following areas are especially encouraged to apply:

language variation and change in individuals or linguistic communities;
first or second language acquisition;
natural language processing.

The ideal candidate will also possess language breadth and methodological versatility, and will have analyzed experimental data, field data, or natural
language corpora in order to address theoretical issues. Preference will be given to those applicants who will contribute to the department's active role in
interdisciplinary research and teaching initiatives. Although we expect to hire at the rank of Assistant Professor, more senior candidates will also be considered. Candidates must hold a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, Computer Science, or a related field by the start date.

To receive fullest consideration, applications should arrive by December 1, 2012. Please send a CV (including contact information), statements of research and teaching interests, reprints or other written work, teaching evaluations (if available), and the names of three references (with their contact information). Candidates should arrange to have their reference letters sent directly to the search committee. Send all materials (hard copy) to:

Linguistics Search Committee
Department of Linguistics
Northwestern University
2016 Sheridan Road
Evanston, IL 60208-4090 USA
(phone 847-491-7020; fax 847-491-3770)

E-mail inquiries should be directed to NUlingjob(removeme)ling.northwestern.edu (our website can be found at: www.linguistics.northwestern.edu).

Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications from minority and women candidates are especially welcome. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States
Assistant Professor in English Linguistics (in the Department of English Language and Culture), UvA Amsterdam. Deadline: December 7 2012
PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, SPEECH TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE, ILCC, University of Edinburgh. Deadline: December 14 2012
>The Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation (ILCC) at the
>University of Edinburgh invites applications for three-year PhD
>studentships starting in September 2013. ILCC is dedicated to the
>pursuit of basic and applied research on computational approaches to
>language, communication and cognition. Primary research areas
>include:
>
> * Natural language processing and computational linguistics
>
> * Spoken language processing
>
> * Dialogue and multimodal interaction
>
> * Information extraction, retrieval and presentation
>
> * Computational theories of human cognition
>
> * Educational and assistive technology
>
>Approximately 8 studentships from a variety of sources are available,
>covering maintenance at the research council rate of around GBP 13 500
>per year, plus tuition fees.
>
>Applicants should have a good honours degree or equivalent in
>computational linguistics, speech technology, cognitive science,
>computer science, or a related discipline.
>
>For a list of academic staff at ILCC with research areas, and for a
>selection of potential PhD topics, please consult:
>
> www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/people
> www.ilcc.inf.ed.ac.uk/study/possible-phd-topics-in-ilcc
>
>Details regarding the PhD programme and the application procedure can
>be found at:
>
> www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/informatics/postgraduate/research-degrees/phd
>
>In order to ensure full consideration for funding, applications
>(including all supporting documents) need to be received by December
>14, 2012.
>
>Please direct inquiries to Henry Thompson <ht(removeme)inf.ed.ac.uk>, the ILCC
>PhD admissions coordinator.
4 PhD positions and 1 post-doc position in Statistical Machine, University of Amsterdam. Deadline: December 15 2012
Applications are invited for four fully-funded 4-year PhD positions
and one fully-funded 3-year post-doc position in the area of
Statistical Machine Translation. The positions are funded through an
advanced research fellowship (Vidi scheme) by the Dutch Science
Foundation (NWO) and a governmental research grant.

Please find further details (including the application procedure) for
the PhD positions at:
www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/12-289.html


and further details about the post-doc position at:
www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/12-288.html

The application deadline for all positions is 15 December, 2012.
The starting date for all positions is early 2013.

Research Description

The research positions focus on improving state-of-the-art statistical
machine translation approaches by investigating how better modeling
of the generation process can be utilized to realize more fluent and
accurate translations. The research will aim to substantially improve
machine translation quality by achieving:

- robust translation quality across different genres, ranging from
formal language use in legal documents to casual language use in
social media;

- improved modeling of domain independent machine translation,
spanning legal, political, entertainment, and sports documents;

- improved modeling of fluency criteria, in particular for languages
for which only limited training data are available.

You will be supervised by Dr. Christof Monz and based in the
Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam. The Informatics
Institute consists of more than 40 members of permanent research
faculty, over 25 post-doctoral researchers, and more than 100 PhD
students, together representing more than a dozen nationalities.
Members of the institute are actively pursuing a variety of research
initiatives, including machine translation, natural language
processing, (cross-language) information retrieval, social network
analysis, computer vision, machine learning, and multi-agent systems.


Requirements

You must have an MSc (for the PhD positions) or a PhD (or close
to completion, for the post-doc position) in computer science,
artificial intelligence, computational linguistics or a closely
related area. In addition, you should

- (for the post-doc position only:) have a strong track record of
successful implementation and publication in natural language
processing or machine learning. A background in statistical machine
translation is a plus;

- have strong curiosity to solve problems in natural language processing;

- have a strong background in probability theory, statistics, and
machine learning;

- have excellent programming skills in at least two of the following
languages: C, C++, Java, Python, or Perl;

- enjoy working with real-world problems and real-word, large data
sets;

- have excellent communication skills, both oral and written;

- enjoy working in a closely collaborating team.


For specific questions you can get in touch with Christof Monz
email: c.monz(removeme)uva.nl
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.
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for conference on Interactions between indigenous and migrant minority languages, Luxembourg, July 17-19 2013. Deadline: November 30 2012
Interactions between indigenous and migrant minority languages
in changing multilingual environments

17-19 July 2013
University of Luxembourg
Luxembourg


Keynote speakers

• Stephen May, School of Critical Studies in Education, University of Auckland (New Zealand)
• Guus Extra, Chair of Language and Minorities, Tilburg University (Netherlands)
• Melissa G. Moyer, Departament de Filologia Anglesa, Universitat Autņnoma de Barcelona (Catalonia)

Theme

Minority languages, by their very nature, exist in multilingual environments. But far-reaching developments in globalisation and migration mean these multilingual environments are currently undergoing dramatic changes. Across Europe and around the world, traditional forms of multilingualism are giving way to new and more complex forms, in which speakers of indigenous minority languages must negotiate their place alongside newer migrant minority languages, in addition to other more established majority languages.

In such contexts, several issues are raised, including:

• How do speakers of indigenous minority languages construct their position in relation to speakers of both ‘old’ majority languages and ‘new’ minority languages?
• How do indigenous minority language speakers view migrant minority languages? Are these languages seen in terms of threat/competition, or as facilitating acceptance of a wider range of languages within a multilingual society?
• What three-way relationships exist between the indigenous minority language(s), the majority language(s), and the new migrant language(s)?
• What scope is there for indigenous minority languages to gain prominence in a changing multilingual environment?
• What can speakers of indigenous and migrant languages learn from each other’s minority language experiences?
• What even counts as a minority language in these increasingly complex multilingual environments?

With these issues in mind, this conference addresses the overall question of:

What challenges and possibilities do changing forms of multilingualism pose for speakers of indigenous and migrant minority languages, and what opportunities are presented by interactions between the two?

The conference welcomes data-driven papers focusing on interactions between indigenous and migrant minority languages in Europe and around the world, in fields including but not limited to:

• Language policy
• Language ideologies/discourses about minority languages
• Linguistic landscapes
• Advertising
• The new media
• The workplace
• Health communication
• Education
• Literature and the arts

For inclusion in the conference, papers must directly address the following areas:

• How an existing multilingual environment is changing in response to current demographic developments
• What interactions are occurring between speakers of indigenous and migrant minority languages in this changing multilingual context
• What challenges and/or opportunities these interactions present for speakers of indigenous and migrant minority languages.

Terms such as minority/majority languages and indigenous/migrant languages are (increasingly) problematic, and conference participants are encouraged to critically engage with these terms in their presentations.

The conference will take place in multilingual Luxembourg, a traditionally trilingual and increasingly multilingual country that is a prime example of the changing forms of multilingualism that are the subject of the conference.

Abstract submission

Abstracts should:

• be sent to Julia de Bres (julia.debres(removeme)uni.lu) by 30 November 2012.
• be no more than 500 words in length
• include the author’s title, name and affiliation
• directly address the conference theme
• indicate whether they are intended to be considered for a paper presentation (20 minutes plus questions) or a poster session.

Submitters will be notified of the outcome of their submission in January 2013.
Call for papers for Cognitive Futures in the Humanities: 1st International Conference, Bangor University, UK, 4-6 April 2013. Deadline: November 30 2012
www.northumbria.ac.uk/sd/academic/sass/about/humanities/englishhome/englevents/cogfuturesconference

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite 20-minute paper submissions for the first international conference organized on the Cognitive Futures in the Humanities. Confirmed plenary speakers include:

• Peter Stockwell (University of Nottingham)
• Ellen Spolsky (Bar Ilan University )
• Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis)
• Lisa Zunshine (University of Kentucky)
• Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University)
• Elena Semino (Lancaster University)

Please send 250-word abstracts to az.cognitivefutures(removeme)northumbria.ac.uk
by the closing date of 30 November 2012. Full details:
dusesociety.org/cfp/2012/06/27/cognitive-futures-of-the-humanities/

CONFERENCE
What is the ‘cognitive humanities’? In what ways is knowledge from the cognitive sciences changing approaches to language, literature, aesthetics, historiography and creative culture? How have practices in the arts and humanities influenced the cognitive sciences, and how might they do so in the future?

The conference is associated with an international research network on the ‘Cognitive Futures in the Humanities’, which is supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).
Call for papers for ICLaVE7 meeting, Trondheim, June 26-28 2013. Deadline: December 1 2012
ICLaVE7 invites submissions for papers and posters on all scientific approaches to analysing and interpreting language variation and change in Europe.

Papers will be 20 minutes each, with a 10-minute question-and-answer period. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words, excluding title and references. Paper abstracts will be subjected to blind review, so author names should not appear anywhere on abstracts.


Abstract submission site: linguistlist.org/confcustom/iclave7

Deadline for abstracts: 1 December 2012

(Remember that the deadline for panel submissions is 1 November 2012. Panel submissions should be emailed to iclave7(removeme)hist.no)

With best wishes,
The ICLaVE7 organising committee
Call for papers for 26th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Columbia Convention Center, Columbia, March 21-23 2013. Deadline: December 2 2012
The website for the conference is artsandsciences.sc.edu/cuny2013/ and the website for submissions is www.softconf.com/d/cuny2013.

Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting theoretical,experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of humansentence processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and willbe considered both for the general conference sessions and for a special session titled "Theories of Sentence Processing and the Neuroscience of Language."

Invited speakers are Evelina Fedorenko, Julius Fridriksson, Peter Hagoort, Gina Kuperberg, Liina Pylkkänen, and Mark Seidenberg.
CUNY 2013 Organizers: Amit Almor, Dirk den Ouden, Stanley Dubinsky, Fernanda Ferreira
Call for lectures for TIN-dag 2013, Grote Taaldag 2013, Utrecht University, February 9 2013. Deadline: December 7 2012
(English version below)

ALGEMENE VERENIGING VOOR TAALWETENSCHAP
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-comefirst-
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
Call for panels for Europe and its Worlds: Cultural Mobility in, to and from Europe, Radboud University Nijmegen, 16-18 October 2013. Deadline: December 10 2012
The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly welcome panel proposals for an international conference on their common research theme ‘Europe and its Worlds’. At the core of this theme is the question of how Europe has always consisted of different worlds, how it differs from the rest of the world, and how it interacts with other worlds. This conference specifically addresses the many ways in which cultural mobility impacts on European culture, past and present. The notion of cultural mobility raises new questions on issues of persistance, change and interaction, as Stephen Greenblatt argues in Cultural Mobility: A Manifesto (2010). The aim of this inter- and multidisciplinary conference is to open the discussion on how the European slogan ‘unity in diversity’ can be related to cultural mobility. At this stage, scholars are invited to submit panel proposals which will be the basis for a call for papers in January 2013.

Possible research questions
- Cultural mobility is not naturally given. For who or what is permitted to travel? What is throughout history the impact of gender, social background, education and ethnicity on cultural transfers in, to and from Europe?
- What is the relation between cultural mobility and the development of cultural practices, sensibilities, ideologies and communities, and how does mobility influence their persistance? How do specific infrastructures streamline (im)mobility? Which are the pre-eminent contact zones for the transmission of knowledge in a certain age or place: cities, families, ships, monasteries, salons, languages, tourism, journals, companies, universities, television, or the internet?
- How does travel determine the status of an idea, a person or an object in Europe?
- What is the importance of travelling, diaspora, and the home as tropes in European thought?
- How does cultural memory interact with cultural mobility? How defining is cultural mobility for a European ‘imaginary community’, for a ‘united Europe’?

Submission guidelines
We welcome proposals for panels from panel organizers. They will be invited to co-referee the abstracts that will be submitted following a call for papers in January 2013.
Please send in a title and abstract in English of max. 400 words in which you clarify the main idea of the panel and the connection with the overall theme of the conference. We encourage panel proposals addressing questions that involve different fields of research.
The panels will ultimately consist of 3 to 4 speakers, preferably of various disciplines and universities.
The panels will be selected on quality, originality and potential for interdisciplinary collaboration.
Deadline is 10 December 2012. Please send your proposal to europeanditsworlds(removeme)let.ru.nl.
For more information, please contact dr. Maarten De Pourcq, europeanditsworlds(removeme)let.ru.nl.

Organisation
Prof. dr. Theo Engelen, Vice Dean of Research, Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. dr. Marc Slors, Research Director, Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
Prof. dr. André Lardinois, Research Director, Institute of Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Arts, Radboud University Nijmegen
Dr. Maarten De Pourcq, Coordinator ‘Europe and its Worlds’, Radboud University Nijmegen
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.

* * * * *

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 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 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/
Extra
Distinguished Women Scientists Fund (DWSF) / Anne Cutler 2012
Het Landelijk Netwerk Vrouwelijke Hoogleraren heeft een Distinguished Women Scientists Fund (DWSF) ingesteld, dat reisbeurzen verstrekt aan vrouwelijke, in Nederland werkende postdocs tot 3 jaar na promotie (met verlengingsclausule). Het fonds is ontstaan dankzij Anne Cutler, psycholinguļst in Nijmegen die bij haar afscheid vroeg om in plaats van cadeaus, geld aan het LNVH te doneren.
Het bestuur van het LNVH heeft daarop besloten het fonds dit jaar de naam van Anne Cutler te laten dragen en de beurzen beschikbaar te stellen voor vrouwen in de psycholinguļstiek.
Op de LNVH-site leest u meer over het DWSF 2012 / Anne Cutler, zie: www.lnvh.nl/site/DWS-Fund/DWSF
Update BIMI group on bi/multilingualism: newsletters
News from BIMU (Bi/Multilingualism in Utrecht):
Dear BIMU friends, from now on, BIMU news will be posted on the website:
bimu.wp.hum.uu.nl/.
If you haven't done so yet: you can subscribe by sending an email to J.M.Nortier(removeme)uu.nl. Once you are on the mailing list, you will be informed when there are updates.
Please take a look at the site! Don't forget to check the links; there are regular updates. The links can be helpful when you write or teach on multilingualism; but also when you are looking for -or just interested in - day-to-day multilingual experiences. Please don't hesitate to send links that you want us to post!

BIMU is a group of UiL-OTS researchers working in the field of multilingualism (Bi-/Multilingualism in Utrecht). We organise lectures, lab-meetings and data sessions, and we have a reading group. Every second week there is a newsletter from BIMU with lectures and other activities in Utrecht. We also include some links to relevant websites and news about bi-multilingualism. We are looking forward to welcoming you at our activities!
Jacomine Nortier
Book: Syntax of Dutch Nouns and Phrases, Volume I and II
Edited by Hans Broekhuis, Evelien Keizer and Marcel den Dikken

Syntax of Dutch, a major linguistic research project currently based at the Meertens Institute Amsterdam, will be published in at least seven volumes over the period 2012-2016.

The aim of this publication is to present a complete synthesis of the available knowledge of Dutch grammar. It is primarily concerned with language description and not with linguistic theory, providing support to all researchers of language and linguistics, including graduate students.

The first two volumes in this series, Nouns and Noun Phrases, discuss the internal make-up as well as the distribution of noun phrases, and address the following areas: complementation and modification of noun phrases; properties of determiners (articles and demonstratives), numerals and quantifiers; the use of noun phrases as arguments, predicates and adverbial modifiers.

Volume I: ISBN 978 90 8964 460 2 · Hardcover · 596 pages · € 85.00

Volume II: ISBN 978 90 8964 463 3 · Hardcover · 602 pages · € 85.00

For more information, visit www.aup.nl



These volumes will also be available soon as a (free) Open Access publication via Oapen.org.