November 9th, 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.
Update LOT Winterschool 2013 Leiden
Registration for the coming LOT Winterschool has opened!

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.

The Schultink Lecture of this year is given by Victoria Nyst (Wednesday January 16, 19.30 – 21.00 , Lipsius-building, room 148). Non-participants are welcome as well!

Make sure you take note of this event in your diary!

More detailed information can be found on: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2013_Winterschool_Leiden/

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 dialecten van het Nederlands
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/de-dialecten-van-het-nederlands
Wie met de trein van Groningen naar Maastricht reist, hoort meer dialect dan ABN. Niet meer de dialecten in hun oorspronkelijke vorm: daar is door de opkomst van het ABN veel van afgesleten. Maar je kunt er iemands herkomst nog altijd goed aan afhoren.

Uitstervende gebarentaal op Bali heeft veel te vertellen
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/uitstervende-gebarentaal-op-bali-heeft-veel-te-vertellen
Connie de Vos bestudeerde de gebarentaal in Bengkala, een dorpje op Bali. Ze constateerde opvallende afwijkingen van andere gebarentalen. Op 6 november promoveert ze aan de Radboud Universiteit.

Papyrus over Jezus' vrouw een vervalsing?
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/papyrus-jezus-vrouw
Het maakte nogal wat los in de media. Het bericht dat een historicus van de prestigieuze Universiteit van Harvard een authentiek fragment van een onbekend evangelie had ontdekt waarin Jezus zicht richt tot ‘mijn vrouw’. Maar het Vaticaan sprak al snel van een vervalsing. Wie heeft het bij het rechte eind? En hoe kunnen we dat weten?
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
TLA lecture on e-humanities in Action by Chris Biemann, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, November 14 2012
The next lecture in the TLA lectures on e-humanities in Action will be given the 14th of November by Chris Biemann. He will present on Structure Discovery in Natural Language – unsupervised language-independent methods.

Who: Chris Biemann
What: Structure Discovery in Natural Language – unsupervised language-independent methods
Where: MPI for Psycholinguistics, room 1.63 (main lecture hall)
When: Monday the 14th of November, 14:30

Abstract

In this seminar, I will talk about the Structure Discovery Paradigm, which is a framework to find regularities in text material of an arbitrary language, and to make these explicit in the data to be used in further processing. After recapitulating work on language separation, unsupervised part-of-speech tagging and word sense induction, the concept of two-dimensional text is introduced, which can be utilized for semantic matching for text similarity and word sense disambiguation.
These unsupervised, knowledge-free methods are especially valuable in situations where one does not have NLP components for the target language or domain, yet enough unlabeled data to induce the regularities.

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).
IBS colloquium 'Taal Tori: Kultura den Boka', Tropentheater, Amsterdam, November 17 2012
Het jaarlijkse colloquium van de Stichting Instituut ter Bevordering van de Surinamistiek vindt dit jaar op plaats op 17 november en draagt de titel ''Taal Tori: Kultura den Boka'. Het gaat over taal en onderzoekt de relatie tussen taal en cultuur anno 2012. De nadruk ligt op de constante verandering waaraan taal onderhevig is en op de opvatting dat deze veranderingen een afspiegeling vormen van wat er gebeurt binnen een gemeenschap.

Het IBS colloquium brengt taal en cultuur samen en toont daarmee de flexibiliteit en dynamiek van Caraļbische gemeenschappen in verschillende thuislanden én Nederland. Taal- en cultuurwetenschappers zullen laten zien hoe de vorm, structuur, betekenis en functie van de talen van de Caraļbische gemeenschappen samenhangen met de complexe culturele identiteiten van verschillende bevolkingsgroepen. Wat je zegt, hoe je iets zegt en in welke taal, hangt af van je gesprekspartner, de omgeving, je achtergrond, je taalvaardigheid en wat je precies wil overbrengen. Deze samenhang is niet statisch maar dynamisch.

Het IBS Colloquium zal worden gehouden in het Tropentheater, Linnaeusstraat 2. Het programma begint om 10.00 uur en de toegang is eur10,--

Meer informatie via www.tropentheater.nl/event?activiteitid=8904 of www.surinamistiek.nl/
Sign Language Colloquium new style, Nijmegen, November 21 2012
CLS Colloquium "Infant language in the 21st century" by Alejandrina Cristia, Radboud University Nijmegen, November 22 2012
The CLS organising committee is happy to announce the next CLS colloquium.


Date: 22.11. 2012
Time: 16:00
Place: E 2.56

Abstract:
Infant language in the 21st century

The finding that perception begins to specialize to the ambient language(s) even in the first year of life spawned an ever-growing mass of research on the infant precursors of linguistic knowledge. To those who are not players in this active field, gaining a clear overview of what exactly babies know (or not) may be difficult.

In this talk, I will first give a brief overview of the main take-home messages regarding infant speech perception. This overview draws from both classical findings and state-of-the-art techniques using behavioral and psychophysiological measures, in order to provide a bird’s eye view on the phonological structure that infants at different ages impose on acoustic signals.

Second, I will describe the greatest challenges still facing this research. Methodological limitations, conceptual vagueness, and the complexity of causal links remain inescapable when trying to understand early language acquisition. Moreover, ignoring these problems makes results from collaborations between infant researchers and other scientists (including modelers and linguists) misleading at best.

Finally, I will outline some recent trends, and some ongoing projects, that seek to ameliorate the situation. These involve the reinforcement of meta-analytic approaches and the development of novel techniques, which likely allow more reliable empirical conclusions; some re-definitions of theoretical knowledge; and the creation of large, public, multimodal databases.


For more information, please visit:
www.ru.nl/cls/colloquium/
LUCL Colloquium: Paula Fikkert (Radboud University Nijmegen), LUCL Leiden University, November 23 2012
On Friday 23 November Paula Fikker (Radboud University Nijmegen) will give a talk entitled ‘Where do phonological asymmetries come from?’.

Date, time and venue

Date Friday 23 November 2012
Time 15.30-17.00
Venue Leiden University, Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1), room 147

Abstract

In this talk I’ll provide an overview of various types of asymmetries that have been attested in various studies in our lab. We have investigated Place of Articulation, Manner of Articulation and Voicing. In many (though not all) experiments – from discrimination studies to word learning and word recognitions studies – asymmetries have been found, where a change from one direction to the other is noticed, but not the reverse.

Investigations of production data show asymmetries as well: before a contrast is acquired children often seem to collapse sound categories and only use one form for various different target forms. Even when a contrast is in principle acquired, children still make errors, which show the same asymmetries, i.e. errors do not seem to be random.

These results raise a number of questions, which will be addressed in this talk:
- Where do asymmetries come from? Are they part of universal phonology or the result of learning?
- What is the relationship between perception and production?
- What is the role of the lexicon in acquisition of phonology?
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
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
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Congres TaalStaal, Janskerk Utrecht, 9 November 2012
Update TaalStaal: Aanmelding gestart

Auris organiseert op 9 november 2012 ‘TaalStaal’. Dit doet Auris samen met Pento en de NSDSK (Partners in Verstaan), de Universiteit Utrecht en Hogeschool Utrecht. Het congres geeft een actueel overzicht van de wetenschappelijke stand van zaken rond ernstige taal- en spraakproblemen (ESM) .

Hoofdlezingen van: prof. dr. Simon E. Fisher, directeur afdeling Taal en Genetica van het Max Planck instituut over ‘Erfelijke factoren bij Specific Language Impairment (SLI)’ en dr. Judy Clegg, University of Sheffield (UK) over ‘Follow up bij SLI-kinderen. Wat gebeurt er in adolescentie en daarna met deze groep cliėnten.

Voor medewerkers van de deelnemende organisaties is deelname gratis. Daarnaast mogen zij ook een gast uit hun professionele netwerk meenemen. Zij kunnen dus het bezoek aan dit congres ‘cadeau doen’.
De gast mag namelijk kosteloos deelnemen. Andere belangstellenden uit ons netwerk kunnen ook inschrijven, maar betalen voor hun deelname aan het congres (€75,-).
TaalStaal heeft een wetenschappelijke insteek. Wij denken dat het congres vooral interessant is voor mensen die inhoudelijk betrokken zijn bij de ESM problematiek van onze cliėnten/leerlingen.

De twee Engelstalige lezingen zullen op een scherm ondertiteld worden.

LET OP! Er is maar een beperkt aantal plaatsen beschikbaar. Dus wees er snel bij.

Voor de goede registratie van de deelnemers is het van belang dat iedereen zich individueel aanmeldt via de site www.taalstaal.nl.
Dus ook de gasten.

Wij willen jullie vragen je medewerkers te wijzen op deze mogelijkheid.

Zaterdag 9 juni heeft een advertentie van TaalStaal in Van Horen Zeggen gestaan. Aanmelden is inmiddels mogelijk via www.taalstaal.nl
Daar vind je ook het programma van de dag.
ILinC 2012 - Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference, Queen's University Belfast, 9-10 November 2012
Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture

It is our great pleasure to invite you to attend this year’s Interdisciplinary Linguistics Conference, a student-led venture co-organized by the Schools of Education, English, and Modern Languages at Queen’s University Belfast. The theme for the 2012 conference is ‘Exploring contexts: language at crossroads of society and culture’, with which we seek to examine the interactional, communicative, societal and cultural functions of language. The conference will promote internationalisation by bringing researchers from across the globe together and by providing vital networking opportunities.

ILinC 2012 is most honoured to confirm the participation of three of the most prominent researchers on language studies:

Prof. Paul Kerswill (University of York): “The objectification of Jafaican: the discoursal embedding of ‘Multicultural London English’ in the British print media.”
Dr. Catrin Rhys (University of Ulster): “Hegemonic femininity as an interactional accomplishment in the mundane interactions of women who smoke.”
Prof. Ruth Wodak (Lancaster University): “Decision-making in meetings in political and business contexts: Different genres – similar strategies?”
The programme also includes poster and paper sessions on several language-related topics, such as Critical Discourse Analysis, English as a Foreign Language, Language Change, Language Teaching and Learning, Semantics, Stylistics, Pragmatics, among others. We will also host a publishing workshop on Saturday morning, sponsored by Elsevier. Please see our detailed programme online for more information on exact times and dates.

Should you wish to attend ILinC 2012, registration is available online at blogs.qub.ac.uk/ilinc2012/registration/. Unfortunately we have limited spaces available, so delegates will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Thank you for your understanding.

Please visit our Facebook page ( www.facebook.com/QUBILinC) and follow us on Twitter ( www.twitter.com/ILinC2012) for daily updates on the conference. We are looking forward to seeing you at ILinC!
Symposium: the cultural meaning of the life-sciences, KNAW Amsterdam, November 13 2012
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012\r\nVenue: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen – Tinbergenzaal, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam\r\nModerator: Prof. dr. Floris Cohen\r\n\r\nA discussion meeting of PhD researchers from Dutch universities with Daniel Dennett, recipient of the 2012 Erasmus Prize.\r\n\r\nOrganized by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation and the Huizinga Research Institute and Graduate School for Cultural History. \r\n\r\ www.huizingainstituut.nl/call-for-participants-symposium-the-cultural-meaning-of-the-life-sciences/\r\n\r\n
Conference & Workshops Languages & The Media, Berlin Germany, November 21-23 2012
This year's Languages & The Media is dedicated to the theme "Translating in Multilingual Communities". In a rich selection of sessions, speeches, and interactive formats, the Conference will look into the technical implications of the changes happening around us. Fields include subtitling, dubbing and synchronisation. The Conference programme offers insight into the market and industry, technological developments, as well as localisation trends. Further topics include the role and status of AV translators and the reception of AVT.

Subtitling, Audio Description and Eye Tracking are some of the topics of the Languages & The Media conference. These themes also form our pre-Conference events that will take place on Wednesday, November 21. During these intensive half-day workshops, leading experts will give participants practical insight into these areas. The emphasis is on activity and interaction. Please note that the number of participants is limited.

The workshops will give participants an opportunity to learn about how Audio Description (AD) makes visual images accessible for people who are blind or have low vision - the visual is made verbal. Furthermore, subtitling for deaf children will be presented. One exciting topic also focused on in this newsletter is eye tracking, and participants in one eye-tracking workshop will have a unique opportunity to learn more about the practical use of two different eye-tracking systems. This session will feature talks by representatives of SensoMotoric Instruments (SMI) and Tobii Technology GmbH.


Go to this year's Conference Programme: languages-media.com/conference_programme.php
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Hotel Berlin, Germany, November 21 - 23, 2012
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

November 21 - 23, 2012, Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

www.languages-media.com
StuTS, Freie Universität(FU) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU), November 21-25 2012
The 52nd Students' Conference of Linguistics (StuTS) will take place in Berlin, November 21-25, 2012, at campus locations of Freie Universität
(FU) and Technische Universität Berlin (TU). After 17 years, StuTS returns to Berlin - it is jointly organized by students of all four Berlin universities.

We invite students of linguistics and everyone else interested in the field to give a presentation in German or English, for example on the subject of a term paper, thesis or dissertation project. Alternatively, you can also simply take part in order to attend the talks and meet students from all over Germany and Europe. We therefore want to bring together students from as many different linguistic disciplines as possible. Moreover, we will try out tutorials as a new format for introducing methods and tools.

Important dates are listed below. One shall be highlighted: the early-bird discount is available until 2012-10-07.

Registration is open: stuts52.de/en/

Formats
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Conventional talks may take 20 or 40 minutes (plus 5 resp. 10 minutes for Q&A). They are typically based on an term or seminar paper or an academic thesis.

Besides talks, tutorials can be given as well. By this we mean 20- or 40-minutes talks that introduce a method or tool. Each tutorial should be based on a linguistic use case. For a LaTeX tutorial e.g., it is not sufficient to give an overall introduction to the tool. Instead, details specific to linguistics should be addressed. In the case of LaTeX this could be the listing and annotation of samples, drawing syntax trees and other graphs. A term paper or final thesis may be an appropriate use case for a LaTeX tutorial. Therefore the speaker should prepare a skeleton of such a paper that is to be discussed during the tutorial.
Furthermore, a handout is necessary that explains essential LaTeX environments and provides further sources of information on LaTeX like forums and on-line references. The skeleton paper and the handout will be available on the StuTS website so that the participants can later work with them. The presentation of the tool or method should also allow a choice: it has to demonstrate the pros and cons of the method or tool and at least mention alternatives. In your abstract, please do not only state the name of the tool or method but also the use case and prior knowledge required to follow your tutorial.

Workshops are not planned, since slots during the StuTS are too short for intensive interaction. Nevertheless, the audience should be involved in the talks and tutorials whenever possible.

Important Dates
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2012-10-07 Last day with early-bird discount
2012-11-11 Abstract submission deadline
2012-11-11 Deadline for registrations*
2012-11-21 Arrival
2012-11-22 StuTS at FU Berlin
2012-11-23-2012-11-24 StuTS at TU Berlin
2012-11-25 Goodbye
* if space isn't exhausted earlier

The StuTS 52 organizing team
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info(removeme)stuts52.de
stuts52.de/en/
twitter.com/stuts52
Reminder: 6de Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw (DNZ 6), Universiteit Antwerpen, November 23 2012
6de Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw

Datum: vrijdag 23 november 2012
Locatie: Universiteit Antwerpen, Klooster Grauwzusters, Lange St.-Annastraat 7, Antwerpen
Website: atlas.hogent.be/~disgram/dnz/index.htm

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieėn) in debat gaan over prominente thema’s die betrekking hebben op de zinsbouw van het Nederlands. In deze zesde editie (DNZ 6) komen drie thema’s aan bod die steeds vanuit verschillende theoretische kaders bekeken worden om zo een indruk te krijgen van de overeenkomsten en verschillen.

Imperatieven
Daniėl Van Olmen (North-West University Potchefstroom, Universiteit Antwerpen)
Gertjan Postma (Meertens Instituut)

Binding
Eric Reuland (Universiteit Utrecht)
Petra Hendriks (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Tempus, aspect en modaliteit
Henk Verkuyl (Universiteit Utrecht)
Ronny Boogaart (Universiteit Leiden)

Deelname aan de dag is gratis maar aanmelding is noodzakelijk vóór 12 november 2013 op het adres reinhild.vandekerckhove(removeme)ua.ac.be.

Organisatie: Hans Broekhuis, Evie Coussé, Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul, Olaf Koeneman, Mark de Vries
Lokale organisatie in Antwerpen: Jan Nuyts, Johan van der Auwera, Reinhild Vandekerckhove
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
Conference Going Romance 2012, University of Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven), 6-8 December 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?
KNAW Conference Patterns of Diversification and Contact: a Global Perspective, KNAW Amsterdam, December 11-13 2-12
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

More details about online registration and conference program will follow soon. 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
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
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).
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
PhD researcher studying the role of nonverbal information in online communication, Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), Deadline: November 9 2012
The Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) has an opening for a PhD researcher studying the role of nonverbal information in online communication. More information can be found here. Deadline: November 9, 2012.

Emiel Krahmer
Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC)
www.emielkrahmer.nl/
bridging.uvt.nl/
University of Toronto, Scarborough: Assistant Professor - Psycholinguistics. Deadline: November 14 2012
University of Toronto, Scarborough: Assistant Professor - Psycholinguistics

The Centre for French and Linguistics at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Psycholinguistics. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will begin on July 1, 2013.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a closely related discipline. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is desirable: speech perception; child and/or adult acquisition; adult psycholinguistics; speech-language disorders; or neurolinguistics. Research interest in a language other than English will be an asset.

The successful candidate’s profile should indicate demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. He or she is expected to teach a variety of undergraduate psycholinguistics courses, for example, speech perception, language acquisition, adult psycholinguistics, and speech-language disorders. Special consideration will be given to applicants with experience teaching large introductory classes, including courses with an online option. In addition, the candidate must be qualified to teach general linguistics courses at the undergraduate level and should be willing to teach independent study courses where needed.

As a full member of the integrated tri-campus graduate Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto, the successful candidate will be responsible for graduate teaching, supervising masters and doctoral theses and collaborating with colleagues on programs, initiatives, and public events. He or she will be expected to actively seek external research funding and set up a departmental research laboratory at UTSC. There may also be an opportunity to participate in new graduate programs to be located at UTSC. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below. Applications should include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three samples of research-based writing (including a successful grant proposal if applicable), a statement outlining current and future research interests, and teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and sample syllabi relevant to the position). If you have questions about this position, please contact LinSearch(removeme)utsc.utoronto.ca. All application materials should be submitted online.

The UofT application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at: uoft.me/how-to-apply.

Applicants should also ask three referees to email letters directly to Dr. Karen McCrindle, Interim Director, Centre for French and Linguistics at LinSearch(removeme)utsc.utoronto.ca by the closing date, November 14, 2012.

UTSC is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment and a multicultural student body speaking a wide range of languages. The university offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse cities in the world. Additional information on the UTSC Linguistics Program can be found at www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~cfl/ and on the tri-campus Graduate Department of Linguistics at linguistics.utoronto.ca/
2 PhD STUDENTS IN LINGUISTICS: THE GRAMMAR OF (UN)TRANSFERABLE POSSESSION, LUCL Leiden & UIL OTS Utrecht. Deadline: November 15 2012
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) will be funding the Free Competition research project "Lend me your ears: the grammar of (un)transferable possession.”. This project was awarded to Prof. dr. Johan Rooryck (Leiden University, Main applicant) and dr. Marjo van Koppen (Utrecht University) and will be carried out as a coöperation between Leiden University and Utrecht University. For more information, please see the full description of the project at media.leidenuniv.nl/legacy/vc-grammar-of-possession-website-version.pdf

Within this project there are 2 vacancies for PhD students:

PhD-project 1 (LUCL, Leiden University)
Mapping possession onto morphosyntax in the languages of the world

vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-241-phd-student-in-linguistics-.html


PhD project 2 (UiL – OTS, Utrecht University)
Mapping morphosyntax onto possession in closely related languages
www.uu.nl/EN/informationfor/jobseekers/Pages/vacancies.aspx
On the Utrecht University vacancy site, search "academic" + "Humanities"
PhD-Positions psycho-/neurolinguistics, Erasmus Mundus Program (IDEALAB). Deadline: November 15 2012
The Erasmus Mundus Program "International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain" (IDEALAB) offers 3-year PhD positions in the area of psycho-/neurolinguistics from October 2013.
The PhD program has been established as an outstanding 3-year doctoral training to its candidates to study structure, processing and foundations of human language integrating interdisciplinary approaches.

For this purpose, four European universities (Potsdam (GER),Groningen (NL), Newcastle- upon-Tyne (GB), Trento/Rovereto (IT)) and one non-European university (Macquarie University Sydney (AU)) provide an intellectual environment for original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain. Associated members from Research & Development industries contribute in various ways to the program and stimulate an innovative environment. They are potential co-supervisors and are involved in training.
Finally, there are seven clinics associated to the consortium, amongst others the non-European rehabilitation center in Moscow which is the world’s largest centre for language disorders in the world. The associated clinics provide internships to study unimpaired as well as impaired language of children and adults.

The program is jointly offered by a transnational consortium with an integrated study program along with required mobility between the participating institutions. The mobility plan of each individual young researcher is tailored according to the particular specialities required by the thesis topic.

The application period starts beginning of October and ends on November 15, 2012. Further information can be found at our website:

em-idealab.com/index.html
VISITING ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN LINGUISTICS, PENN STATE University. Deadline: November 15 2012
The Linguistics Program at the Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a three-year Visiting Assistant Professor position in Linguistics (non-tenure track). We seek candidates with a proven record of research in Linguistics (broadly defined), a record of excellence in teaching, and strong evidence of interest in cross-disciplinary approaches to linguistics.

Candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics or a related field by August 2013. The teaching load is three courses per semester and the ideal candidate will be comfortable teaching across the discipline, primarily at the undergraduate level. Courses include Introduction to Linguistics, Phonology, and other topics in the undergraduate Linguistics curriculum.

The Linguistics Program ( linguistics.la.psu.edu/) is affiliated with the Center for Language Science ( cls.psu.edu/) consisting of faculty and students conducting research in linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, and speech and language pathology. The Visiting Assistant Professor will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities for EEG/ERP, eye-tracking, and behavioral research and will be expected to participate actively in the cross-disciplinary Center for Lan! guage Science community. The Visiting Assistant Professor will also have access to the excellent teaching resources through the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, a recent publication or writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to the Chair of the search committee Dr. Janet van Hell, Director Linguistics Program, Pennsylvania State University. Application materials should be sent electronically to www.la.psu.edu/facultysearch/
We will begin to review applications by November 15, 2012. We will consider applications until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
4 Postdoctoral researchers and 4PhD positions, NWO-sponsored Horizon project: ‘Knowledge and Culture’. Deadline: November 23 2012
The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) will be funding the Horizon research project ‘Knowledge and Culture’. This project will be carried out as a collaboration between the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), the Leiden University Centre for Arts in Society (LUCAS), the Meertens Institute (KNAW), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Prof. dr Johan Rooryck at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) of the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University will be coordinating the research project. For more information, please see the full description of the project at www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/job-opportunities/vacancies-at-leiden-university.html

Knowledge and culture:
In various domains of cognitive science, a new paradigm holds that humans and non-human animals are born with a small set of hard-wired cognitive abilities that are task-specific, language-independent, and non-species-specific. These core knowledge systems are innate cognitive skills that have the capacity for building mental representations of objects, persons, spatial relationships, numerosity, and social interaction. In addition to core knowledge systems, humans possess species-specific, uniquely human abilities such as language and music.
The ‘core knowledge’ paradigm challenges scholars in the humanities to ask the question how nurture and culture build on nature. This project examines the way in which innate, non specifically human, core knowledge systems for object representation, number, and geometry constrain cultural expressions in music, language, and the visual arts. In this research program, four domains of the humanities will be investigated from the point of view of core knowledge: (1) music cognition; (2) language and number; (3) visual arts and geometry; (4) poetry, rhythm, and meter.

8 positions in 4 subprojects:

Subproject 1: Music cognition
teamleader: Prof.dr H. Honing (UvA)
1PhD student in music cognition
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-246-phd-student-in-music-cognition-.html
1 Postdoctoral researcher in music cognition/ linguistics
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-251-postdoctoral-researcher-in-music-cognition-linguistics-.html


Subproject 2: Language and Number
teamleader: Prof.dr S. Barbiers (Meertens Institute/ UU)
1PhD student in linguistics or cognitive science
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-247-phd-student-in-linguistics-cognitive-science-.html
1 Postdoctoral researcher in linguistics
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-252-postdoctoral-researcher-in-linguistics-.html


Subproject 3: Visual Arts and Geometry
teamleaders: Prof.dr.ir M. Delbeke (UGent) & Prof.dr C. van Eck (UL)
1PhD student in art history
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-249-phd-student-in-art-history-.html
1 Postdoctoral researcher in art history
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-254-postdoctoral-researcher-in-art-history-.html



Subproject 4: Poetry, rhythm, and meter
teamleader: Prof.dr M. van Oostendorp (Meertens Institute/ UL)
1PhD student in metrics
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-248-phd-student-in-metrics-.html
1 Postdoctoral researcher in metrics
vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/wetenschappelijk/12-253-postdoctoral-researcher-in-metrics-.html
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.
6 FACULTY POSITIONS AT UCONN (University of Connecticut). Deadline: Open untill filled
Two ongoing job searches will together fill six faculty positions (four junior, and two senior/open level) at the main campus of the University of Connecticut in Storrs. The details are below. Applicants with interests in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, language and language plasticity, or non-linear dynamics/complex systems would all be appropriate. We have a strong and growing cognitive science/neuroscience community, we are in the inaugural year of an NSF IGERT training grant to support graduate training in "Language Plasticity: Genes, Brain, Cognition, Computation", we enjoy strong connections with Haskins Laboratories, and as these searches demonstrate, we are benefiting from significant state investments in the university, in terms of both faculty and facilities.
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LANGUAGE PLASTICITY/COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE (Cognitive Science: 3 positions)


The University of Connecticut, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, program in Cognitive Sciences is accepting applications for three tenure-track positions - two at the Assistant Professor level and one Open Rank, expected to start August 23, 2013. Successful candidates will be hired in home departments (e.g., Psychology, Linguistics, or Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences), and be full members of their home department in addition to contributing to the program in Cognitive Science. Candidates' research and teaching interests should fit well with those of the current program faculty, while contributing to our interests in developing specialties in Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Language Plasticity. We are hopeful that successful candidates will work with current members of the program toward the establishment of a neuroimaging center. Possible instantiations of successful candidate profiles include researchers who focus on: adults or children with language disorders; gene-brain-behavior links with language relevance; bilingualism and cross-language studies; translational research on language processes; language-based research situated within educational settings.


SYSTEMS SCIENCE (Psychology: 3 positions)


The Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut invites applications for 3 full-time faculty, two at the Assistant Professor level and one at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level. As part of the university's strategy to advance its research mission, the department seeks to enhance our complement of quantitative, analytic, and computational researchers as part of the development of an interdepartmental Systems Science Research network. Our goal is to attract researchers who address complex psychological phenomena using methods that allow for modeling nonlinear dynamic processes, causal relationships between variables or time series, or interrelated systems with emergent properties. Examples of such approaches include (but are not limited to) computational neuroscience, dynamic developmental processes, multilevel/latent organizational systems modeling, multi-agent modeling and social network analysis, and cognitive dynamical systems modeling. Candidates’ application letters should address their quantitative graduate teaching preference(s) and specify the potential departmental division(s) within which they would best fit; see www.psychology.uconn.edu for the department's divisional structure.

The ads can be found at: jobs.uconn.edu/faculty/schools_colleges/clas.html
TWO FACULTY POSITIONS: 1 Assistant Professor and 1 Open Rank, University of Connecticut. Deadline: open untill filled
UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF LINGUISTICS

The Department of Linguistics, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions for research, teaching, service and outreach – one at the Assistant Professor level and one Open Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor), expected to start August 23, 2013. Successful candidates will have primary research and teaching interests in one or more core areas of theoretical (generative) linguistics. The ideal candidates will contribute to an expansion of the linguistic and/or methodological diversity of the department’s profile.

To Apply: See the full announcement here: linguistics.uconn.edu/assets/pdfs/Job-Ad.pdf
Review of applications will begin October 26, 2012, and continue until the positions are filled.

The University of Connecticut is an EEO/AA employer.
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for LATA 2013, April 2-5 2012 Bilbao, Spain. Extended Deadline: November 15 2012
SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED: November 15 !!!


7th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA

THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

LATA 2013

Bilbao, Spain

April 2-5, 2013

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/LATA2013/




AIMS:

LATA is a yearly conference in theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the International Schools in Formal Languages and Applications developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2013 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, systems biology, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).



VENUE:



LATA 2013 will take place in Bilbao, at the Basque Country in Northern Spain. The venue will be the Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM).



SCOPE:



Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:



? algebraic language theory

? algorithms for semi?structured data mining

? algorithms on automata and words

? automata and logic

? automata for system analysis and programme verification

? automata, concurrency and Petri nets

? automatic structures

? cellular automata

? combinatorics on words

? computability

? computational complexity

? computational linguistics

? data and image compression

? decidability questions on words and languages

? descriptional complexity

? DNA and other models of bio?inspired computing

? document engineering

? foundations of finite state technology

? foundations of XML

? fuzzy and rough languages

? grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, multidimensional, unification, categorial, etc.)

? grammars and automata architectures

? grammatical inference and algorithmic learning

? graphs and graph transformation

? language varieties and semigroups

? language?based cryptography

? language?theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial life

? parallel and regulated rewriting

? parsing

? pattern recognition

? patterns and codes

? power series

? quantum, chemical and optical computing

? semantics

? string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics

? string processing algorithms

? symbolic dynamics

? symbolic neural networks

? term rewriting

? transducers

? trees, tree languages and tree automata

? weighted automata



STRUCTURE:



LATA 2013 will consist of:



? 3 invited talks

? 2 invited tutorials

? peer?reviewed contributions



INVITED SPEAKERS:



To be announced



DEADLINES:



Paper submission: November 15, 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



QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:



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POSTAL ADDRESS:



LATA 2013

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

Av. Catalunya, 35

43002 Tarragona, Spain



Phone: +34?977?559543

Fax: +34?977?558386



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:



Basque Center for Applied Mathematics

Diputació de Tarragona

Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Update Call for papers for CLIN 23, University of Twente, 18 January 2013. Deadline: November 14 2012
The 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN 2013)

hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/clin2013/

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
The 23rd Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN
2013) will be hosted by the Human Media Interaction research group of
the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands on January 18th,
2013. CLIN 2013 is organised in cooperation with SIKS.

Keynote Speaker: Candy Sidner, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (MA), USA
Abstract submission information
Researchers are invited to submit, in English, abstracts describing
work on all aspects of computational linguistics and related language
technologies and applications. In addition to the regular scientific
tracks, CLIN 2013 aims to have an industry track with scientific
presentations on topics such as R&D challenges in industry,
collaborations between industry and academia, and experiences with "real-world" applications.

Submissions should include
* Author(s) names, affiliation and contact details
* Presentation title
* An abstract of 250 words maximum, outlining the presentation
* Presentation type preference (oral presentation or poster)
* Submission for industry track (yes or no)

Presentation abstracts should be submitted electronically, no later
than Wednesday, 14 November 2012. The submission form can be found on:
hmi.ewi.utwente.nl/clin2013-cfp

CLIN Journal After the conference, authors of accepted abstracts will have the opportunity to submit a full version of their paper to the CLIN journal (see www.clinjournal.org)

STIL thesis prize
At the CLIN meeting we will also announce the winner of the CLIN 2013
STIL (Stichting Toepassing Inductieve Leertechnieken) Thesis Prize. MA
theses submitted to and evaluated at a university or organization of
higher education in the Netherlands or Flanders are eligible for the
prize. The thesis should address a topic in computational linguistics
or its applications, and may be written in Dutch or English. Please
send submissions before November 14 2012 to clin2013(removeme)lists.utwente.nl. More information about the STIL Prize can be found on: www.let.rug.nl/vannoord/Clin/stilprijs.html.

Important dates
November 14: Deadline for abstract submission December 5: Notification of acceptance
January 10: Early registration deadline
January 18: CLIN 2013 meeting

Local organization committee
Maral Dadvar
Anton Nijholt
Mariėt Theune
Dolf Trieschnigg
Khiet Truong

Contact: clin2013(removeme)lists.utwente.nl
Call for papers for 46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE2013), University of Split, Croatia, September 18-21 2013. Deadline: November 15 2012
www.sle2013.eu

www.societaslinguistica.eu/

The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the Italian Department, the English Department and the Center for Interdisciplinary Research Studia Mediterranea of the University of Split, Croatia, invite you to submit abstracts for workshop, poster or general session papers for the next annual meeting.

SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research from all (sub)domains of linguistics. For more information on previous editions, see SLE 2010, SLE 2011 and SLE 2012.


DEADLINES

15 November 2012: submission of workshop proposals (description + short abstracts)
15 December 2012: notification of acceptance/rejection
15 January 2013: submission of all abstracts
31 March 2013: notification of acceptance


PLENARY SPEAKERS

Piotr Cap (University of Lodz)
Elisabeth Leiss (University of Munich)
Amina Mettouchi (EPHE, Paris and CNRS Llacan)
Ian Roberts (Cambridge University)


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair: Danica Škara (Split)
Secretary: Jelena Mrkonji

Members: Milena ic Fuchs (Zagreb), Marina Marasovi Alujevi (Split), Joško Bo ani (Split), Sre ko Juriši (Split), Mateusz-Milan Stanojevi (Zagreb), Renata Geld (Zagreb).

SLE CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

Treasurer: Dik Bakker (Amsterdam)
Conference manager: Bert Cornillie (Leuven)
CALL FOR PAPERS—LUCAS Graduate Conference 2013, Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, 24–25 January, 2013. Deadline: November 15 2012
Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanna Woodall, Courtauld Institute of Art, United Kingdom
Professor Rosi Braidotti, University of Utrecht, Netherlands

The Conference
Death is a defining factor in the explorations of our subjectivity, art, history,
politics, and many other aspects of our social interactions and perceptions of the
world. In the modern age, conceptions of death have continued to shift and
evolve, yet our perceptions are still fueled by an instinctive fear of the end of life.

In recent decades, we have rebelled against the threat of death by inventing new technologies and medicines that have drastically increased our life expectancy—diseases and disabilities are gradually disappearing. Some believe that one day we will completely conquer the aging process, and ultimately death. Life can now be seen as a new form of commodity, a material object that we can trade, sell, or buy.

Despite our attempts to shut-out death or overcome its inevitability, the end of life
has remained a visible and unavoidable aspect of our society. From antiquity to the present day, perceptions of death have been represented through various
different mediums: visual culture, art, literature, music, historical writing, cinema,
religious symbols, national anniversaries, and public expressions of mourning.

This conference aims to explore how death has been represented and
conceptualized, from classical antiquity to the modern age, and the extent to
which our perceptions and understandings of death have changed (or remained
the same) over time. The wide scope of this theme reflects the historical range of LUCAS’s (previously called LUICD) three research programs (Classics and Classical Civilization, Medieval and Early Modern Studies and Modern and Contemporary Studies), as well as the intercontinental and interdisciplinary focus of many of the institute’s research projects.


Proposals
The LUCAS Graduate Conference welcomes papers from all disciplines within the humanities. The topic of your proposal may address the concept of death from a cultural, historical, classical, artistic, literary, cinematic, political, economic, or social viewpoint.

Questions that might be raised include: How have different cultures imagined the end of life? What is the role of art (literature, or cinema) in cultural conceptions of death? How might historical or contemporary conceptualizations of death be related to the construction of our subjectivity and cultural identity? What is the cultural meaning(s) of death? To what extent has modern warfare changed our perceptions of death? How is death presented in the media and how has this changed? In what ways has religion influenced our reflections on death and the afterlife?

Please send your proposal (max. 300 words) to present a 20-minute paper to lucasconference2013(removeme)gmail.com. The deadline for proposals is 15 November, 2012. You will be notified whether or not your paper has been selected by 1 December, 2012.

As with the previous LUCAS Graduate Conference (2011), a selection of papers will be published in the conference proceedings. For those who attend the conference, there will be a registration fee of €45 to
cover the cost of lunches, coffee breaks, and other conference materials.
Unfortunately we cannot offer financial support at this time.

If you have any questions regarding the conference and/or the proposals, please
do not hesitate to contact the organizing committee at: lucasconference2013(removeme)gmail.com. Further details will be available online in the Fall.


The organizing committee:
Odile Bodde
Maarten Jansen
David Louwrier
Jenny Weston
Call for papers: Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA)-12, University of Florida, April 26-28 2013. Deadline: November 15 2012
website: www.gasla12.com

Paper and poster proposals on any topic in generative second language acquisition (adult and child), L1 Attrition, L3/Ln acquisition, and childhood bilingualism are invited. Abstracts are invited for 20 minute presentations (with 10 minutes for discussion) and/or posters.

Please indicate on your abstract whether you wish your submission to be considered for one category only (regular paper, or poster, please specify) or for both categories. Abstracts should not exceed 500 words: the text is limited to 500 words, not including the title. Figures, tables, examples, and references may be included on a second page. These do not count toward the 500 words.

Please submit your anonymous abstract through Easy Abstracts. No more than three abstracts per person should be submitted, with no more than one as first or sole author. Electronic submission of abstracts is required.

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

Abstract Submission:
Authors are asked to submit their anonymous abstracts in pdf format via the Easy Abstracts submission site: linguistlist.org/confcustom/gasla12? When you create the pdf, make sure to remove any author information: in Acrobat, go to ''File:Document Properties.” When you go to the submission website, you will be asked to register with your name, email, affiliation and phone number. Once registered, your username will be your email. During the submission process, please make sure that you indicate for which session (Main Session /Poster, both) you want to be considered. No faxed abstracts will be accepted.

Please Note:
If you encounter any difficulty, you may also submit your abstract as a last resort via email (pdf format only) to gasla-12(removeme)clas.ufl.edu with the following information in the email message: Title of paper, Name of author(s), Affiliation(s), Address(es), Phone number(s), email address(es), and the session for which you want to be considered.
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 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.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


PUBLICATION AND SUBMISSION

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


IMPORTANT DATES

Title and abstract must be submitted before the paper.

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

Workshops and Tutorials: 9-10 June 2013
Competitions: 9-14 June 2013
Conference: 11-14 June 2013
Call for papers 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 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/
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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.