March 14th, 2013

LOT Announcements / events
Deadline travel reimbursements LOT Winterschool 2013 Leiden
For all LOT-students who participated in the past LOT Winterschool 2013 at LUCL in Leiden. The deadline for sending in your travel reimbursement form (including original tickets) is set on April 27. You can find the form at: www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/medewerkers/financien-administratie/formulieren/Pages/FormulierenASC-F.aspx
(go to the FC3 form). Return address: LOT Secretary Office, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht. No reimbursement claims will be dealt with after this deadline.

The next LOT School will be the lOT Summer School 2013 at CLCG in Groningen, June 17-28 2013. Schedule will be online soon on the lotschool website. Hope to see you all there!
Vacancy for 4 PhD Researchers “Language – From Cognition to Communication”, LOT joint graduate programme. Deadline: April 15 2013
4 PhD Researchers “Language – From Cognition to Communication”

Job description
The 4 PhD positions are part of the LOT joint graduate programme, which is financially supported by NWO (the “Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research”). Research in LOT focuses on the following issue: “What are the cognitive faculties underlying human language in structure and use, and what principles govern their interaction in a communicative setting?”

Man's ability to use language to communicate is a complex cognitive skill. It requires the ability to structure knowledge, to encode it into, and decode it from linguistic signals, and to interact with others using such signals in a communicative setting. The process of using language and the acquisition of the ability to do so, result from the interplay of many factors. Progress in our understanding of language and its role in fulfilling the communicative needs of an increasingly complex society can only be made if we can arrive at an analysis of the factors involved and the way they interact. It is the goal of LOT to create a scientific community in which research into these issues can be optimally pursued.

Qualifications
We are looking for four talented and dedicated young researchers with a MA degree (or a MA thesis nearing completion, expected graduation by the summer of 2013) in any branch of linguistics, discourse studies or another related and relevant field. Applicants should speak and write fluent English.

Offer
We offer a full-time (AiO) PhD position with a gross monthly salary starting at € 2.083,- in the first year to € 2.664,- in the fourth year of appointment. The successful candidates will be offered an initial contract as a PhD student for 18 months, preferred starting date September 1st, 2013. Upon positive evaluation of the PhD students’ performance the contract will be extended by up to 2,5 years. We also offer a pension scheme, a health insurance allowance and flexible employment conditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of the Dutch Universities and are supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% per year.

The institutes that participate in LOT feature a stimulating, innovative, and internationally oriented research environment which offers opportunities for a broad professional development. Courses are offered by internationally renowned experts, while possibilities for conference visits are plentiful. Excellent experimental facilities and computational support are offered.

The PhD positions further involve research training. As part of their training, PhD students will take courses offered by LOT.

About the organisation
LOT is the acronym of 'Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap', the Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics. In the LOT graduate school, eight major research institutes/groups of linguistics in the Netherlands have joined forces. LOT collaborates with the universities of Leuven and Ghent in Belgium as well.

LOT unites about 400 faculty and 150 PhD students and provides a meeting point to further national and international communication for the benefit of linguistic research and education. Exchanges, joint seminars, lecture series and collaborations of various kinds between researchers from the eight participating institutes in the Netherlands are common practice. LOT also organizes and coordinates the training of graduate students in linguistics. Each year, LOT organizes a winter school in January and a summer school in June/July.

Additional Information
For further information, please contact the LOT coordinator Dr Nina Versteeg, e-mail LOT_coordinator(removeme)uu.nl, telephone +31-30-253 6081/6111, or consult the LOT website: www.lotschool.nl/.


Apply
Applications should include a 3-5 p project proposal consisting of a research question well-grounded in existing literature, supplemented with a research strategy, provisional plan and bibliography.
The application should also include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae including contact and personal details, transcripts of academic results, an MA thesis or alternative piece of written work, certified copies of most recent diploma and passport, and the contact details of two referees (names, affiliations and phone numbers or e-mail addresses). Preferably, reference letters are included.

Applications that do not include a research proposal will not be taken into consideration. Candidates are free to come up with their own research topic, but they are strongly advised to visit the LOT website and explicitly target their proposal at one or more of the local research groups.

Click on the link below to open the application form on the Utrecht University website:

www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/sollicitanten/Pages/vacatures.aspx

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 15, 2013, 9 a.m. CET.

The first round of interviews will be conducted during the first or second week of May, either in person or by telephone.
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/vakgebieden/taalwetenschappen

Actueel:
Ieder zijn eigen taalbril
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/ieder-zijn-eigen-taalbril
In het Nederlands worden veel samenstellingen gevormd met het verbindingselement ‘–en’. Tegelijkertijd gebruiken we ‘–en’ voor de vorming van het meervoud. Arina Banga laat in haar proefschrift zien dat deze vorm van homonymie invloed heeft op de manier waarop wij samenstellingen interpreteren.

Nederlanders zijn verknocht aan hun eigen regio
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/nederlanders-zijn-verknocht-aan-hun-eigen-regio
Begin dit jaar lanceerde het Meertens Instituut een nieuwe databank over migratie in Nederland in de twintigste eeuw. Hoe kwam deze databank tot stand en wat kun je erin opzoeken? Op deze vragen geeft onderzoeker Gerrit Bloothooft antwoord. Bloothooft is als naamkundige werkzaam aan de Universiteit Utrecht en werkt samen met het Meertens Instituut.
Van de LOT bestuurstafel
Op 24 januari 2013 vergaderden het LOT-bestuur en de directeuren. Er kwamen overwegend lopende zaken aan bod: het financiėel jaarverslag (LOT staat er financieel gezond voor); een terugblik op de afgelopen winterschool in Leiden (geslaagd programma en goede logistiek); vooruitblik op de komende zomerschool in Groningen (een aantal interessante docenten / cursussen zijn al vastgelegd).
Naar aanleiding van de toekenning van de Zwaartekrachtsubsidies hebben bestuur en directeuren gesproken over de mogelijke rol van LOT bij het ontwikkelen van een omvangrijk, LOT-breed onderzoeksvoorstel voor een volgende ronde bij NWO, of voor een Europese subsidie. Er zal een taakgroep worden ingesteld die zich hierover gaat buigen.
Het LOT / NWO graduate programme is van start gegaan. Twaalf talentvolle research master studenten uit diverse instituten nemen deel aan de “rotaties” en hebben tijdens de winterschool deelgenomen aan een voorbereidingsklas (meer bijeenkomsten liggen in het verschiet). De werving voor de PhD plaatsen zal eind april starten; het idee is om tegen het einde van mei kandidaten geselecteerd te hebben.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
MPI Lecture, Speaker: Jeffrey Lidz, MPI Nijmegen, March 19 2013
ling.umd.edu/people/person/jeffrey-lidz/


Title: The Representational Basis of Statistical Learning in Natural Language

Abstract:
Birds fly, fish swim, humans speak. We have a capacity to combine expressions into unboundedly large linguistic structures (sentences and phrases) that carry a specific form and a specific meaning. As the number of such structures is in principle infinite, there must be recursive procedures (grammars) that define these complex objects. Characterizing these procedures has been a major goal of linguistic theory since its inception. But how do learners exposed to sentences in the environment acquire a procedure for generating an unbounded number of new sentences? Here, the field has been divided, with some arguing for the necessity of innately specified biological constraints on the space of possible grammars and others arguing that other aspects of cognition in concert with the capacity to detect statistical regularities in speech is sufficient. In this talk, I argue that these perspectives need not be seen as providing competing conceptions of human linguistic abilities. Instead, I present several case studies showing (a) that successful statistical learning depends on a well defined space of possible grammars and (b) that a theory of innate structure must be paired with statistical inference mechanisms in order to make language acquisition possible.

Date: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Time: 15h45
Location: MPI Conference Room 163
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen

Open to public, drinks afterwards

www.mpi.nl/events/mpi-colloquium-series/mpi-colloquia-2013/jeffrey-lidz-19-march-2013
Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice.
It is therefore advisable to confirm dates : +31 (0)24 3521911
lecture series on Neuroscience: 'The Brain Explained', VU University Amsterdam, March 27, April 10 & 24, May 8 2013
We are pleased to invite you to the public lecture series on Neuroscience titled 'The Brain Explained' featuring a list of five national and international speakers, spanning topics of neurophysiology, clinical disorders, computation and psychology. These are public lectures designed for anyone who is interested in advances in Neuroscience. No prior knowledge is necessary. (Details attached)

Best wishes,
CREA Organizing Team
University of Amsterdam

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The Brain Explained - Public Lecture Series on Neuroscience in Amsterdam
Leading experts in various fields of Neuroscience explain to the general public the recent developments in understanding the human brain. No prior background in the field is necessary, everyone is welcome. No prior registration is needed. Free for students/ AUV pass, others € 5,-.

Lecture 1: The computational brain
March 13th, Wednesday - Prof. Marc Ernst, 20:00
University of Bielefeld, Germany
www.crea.uva.nl/agenda.php?agenda_id=1311

Lecture 2: Connections in the brain
March 27th, Wednesday - Prof Pieter Roelfsema, 20:00
KNAW, Netherlands Institute of Neuroscience, Amsterdam
www.crea.uva.nl/agenda.php?agenda_id=1322

Lecture 3: Functions of brain regions
April 10th, Wednesday - Prof. Rainer Goebel, 20:00
University of Maastricht, KNAW

Lecture 4: Brain disorders
April 24th, Wednesday - Prof. Bastiaan Bloem, 20:00
Radboud UMC Nijmegen

Lecture 5: Behavior and the brain
May 8th, Wednesday - Prof. Jeroen Smeets, 20:00
VU University, Amsterdam

Time:
20:00 hrs

Venue:
CREA Theater
Nieuwe Achtergracht 170, Amsterdam
Map: goo.gl/maps/pVFTG
LUCL Colloquium: Mirjam Ernestus (Radboud University Nijmegen), Leiden University, March 15 2013
On Friday 15 March Mirjam Ernestus (Radboud University Nijmegen) will give a talk entitled ‘The acoustic reduction of words in informal conversations’.

Date, time and venue

Date Friday 15 March 2013
Time 15.30-17.00
Venue Leiden University, Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1), room 028

Abstract

Words are often pronounced with fewer segments in informal than in formal speech. For instance, in everyday conversations, English “probably” may sound as “probly” and Dutch “wedstrijd” as “wes”. In this talk I will present an overview of what we have learnt so far about reduced pronunciation variants. I will first provide a description of the phenomenon and discuss what types of reduced variants occur, when and how often they occur, and whether speakers differ from each other in their use of reduced variants. Then, I will discuss why and how speakers reduce words and how listeners understand reduced pronunciation variants. In the third part of my talk I will give a short introduction into my new research projects, which investigate how learners of a foreign language understand reduced words. Our ultimate goal is to develop a new theory of word recognition that can account for the comprehension of reduced speech.
Finally, I will explain why our research is also socially relevant.
CLS Colloquium by Erwin Komen on "Presentational focus changes in English", Radboud University Nijmegen, March 21 2013
The CLS organising committee is happy to announce the next CLS colloquium.

"Presentational focus changes in English" by Erwin R. Komen, English language department

Date: 21.03.2013
Time: 16:00
Place: E 2.05 (Erasmusgebouw, Radboud University)

Abstract:

(please see full version of the abstract in the attachment)

This paper describes a corpus research that tracks the changes in the linguistic expression of presentational focus in English by making use of the referentially enriched texts using queries written in “CorpusStudio” (Komen, 2012). The results show that presentational focus is characterized by (a) demarcation of the participant NP that is being introduced and
(b) positioning of this participant in such a way that it complies with the Principle of Natural Information Flow (Comrie, 1989, Firbas, 1964, Kaiser and Trueswell, 2004), while it diverges from the canonical word order where the subject precedes the finite verb. The interaction of these principles with the changing syntax of English results in different strategies for presentational focus: Old English uses the “late-subject” construction, while Late Modern English has switched to an expletive construction, witness the results in Figure 1


For more information, please visit:
www.ru.nl/cls/colloquium/
ACLC-seminar with Pöchtrager, UvA Amsterdam, March 22 2013
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal K02
March 22 2013, 15.15-16.30 uur
Markus A. Pöchtrager (Bo?aziēi University, Turkey)
presents:

Deconstructing A
In Government Phonology, the element A is commonly seen as the melodic prime characterising non-high vowels and alveolars. In this talk I will have a critical look at the element A, arguing that in language after language, it displays weird behaviour. To be more precise, it always allows for the creation of relatively big structures that would otherwise be impossible. Based on this, I argue that A is not in fact an element, but rather a type of structure.


The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.
After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor.
For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme)uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543
PhonoLAM session with René Kager, UIL OTS Utrecht, March 28 2013
We are pleased to announce the second PhonoLAM session in Utrecht. This time, it is a René Kager's talk, please read the PDF-abstract.
What:
Martķnez-Paricio & Kager (2013) 'Non-intervention constraints and the binary-to-ternary rhythmic continuum'

When:
March 28, 17:00 – 19:00
Where:
Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06 'Zaal van Ravensteijn'

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the local organizers:
• Jeroen Breteler <j.m.w.breteler(removeme)students.uu.nl>
• Anton Poludnev <a.poludnev(removeme)students.uu.nl>
Hope to see you all!
Discourse op Dinsdag meeting with Michael Burke, UIL OTS Utrecht, April 9 2013
The next Discourse op Dinsdag meeting will take place on the 9th of April. Our speaker will be:

Michael Burke (University College Roosevelt-UU)

Date & time: April 9; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, Room 0.06
Title: Language in the mind: The case of literary discourse processing (see below for an abstract)

Discourse op Dinsdag meetings for the rest of this academic year will be held on the following dates:

14th of May: Asifa Majid (Radboud University)
11th of June: Loes Koring (Utrecht University)
More information to follow!

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Abstract
Language in the mind: The case of literary discourse processing
Michael Burke
University College Roosevelt (UU)
A broadly held view is that reading is a stimulus-driven, bottom-up processing procedure that starts when light rebounds off the black marks on the page or screen and strikes the retina. This sounds perfectly logical and is in accordance with the physical laws of visual perception. But is this always the case in every written discourse processing situation? In this presentation, which will look at the domain of literary discourse, evidence will be presented from a number of language-related domains, including cognitive psychology and neurobiology, to suggest that language/style might, on occasion, be initially in the mind rather than always primarily in the world. I will conclude by briefly discussing a developing model of literary discourse processing.
TLA lecture on e-Humanities in Action by Pavel Ircing, MPI Nijmegen, April 17 2013
April 17 2013 Pavel Ircing Fast search in Visual Archive: the MALACH story

You are all cordially invited to attend.
Attendence to all lectures is free.
However, we do ask that you register by sending an email to tla-lectures(removeme)mpi.nl

All lectures start at 14:30 in the afternoon and will take place in the lecture hall of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen (right next to the Radboud University and Radboud University Hospital).
We will keep our website at tla.mpi.nl/lecture-series/ up to date with the latest information.
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop on DO-support, Meertens Institute Amsterdam, March 22 2013
In October 2012, the Meertens Institute led some fieldwork in Brazil on a Zeeuws-Flemish dialect spoken by people whose ancestors migrated to Brazil around 1850. The language seems to exhibit various forms of do-support.
In order to put these preliminary data into the perspective of periphrastic do-support in West Germanic, a workshop on DO-support will be held at the Meertens Institute, on Friday March 22 2013, 10:00-15:00.

Program:
10:00 - 10:40 - A sociolinguistic study of Brazilian Zeeuws - Elizana Schaffel Bremenkamp (UFES, Vitória (Br))
10:40 - 11:20 - Do-support in Dutch dialects: knowns and unknowns - Sjef Barbiers (Meertens, Amsterdam)
11:20 - 12:00 - Do-support in language contact situations - Leonie Cornips (Meertens, Amsterdam)
12:00 - 13:00 - lunch
13:00 - 13:40 - Do-support in (Low)-German dialects - Thilo Weber (Freiburg)
13:40 - 14:20 - Do-support in Brazilan Zeeuws (Andrew Nevins (UCL, London), Gertjan Postma (Meertens, Amsterdam)
14:20 - 15:00 - Periphrastic 'do'-constructions in cross-linguistic perspective - Andreas Jäger (Bremen/Wuppertal)

Admission is free but we ask you to register before March 19th, in view of the catering. Email: gertjan.postma(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl
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
The Ultimate Weak Referentiality Workshop, Utrecht University UIL OTS, March 25 2013
13.30-16.00h.
invited speakers: Liz Coppock, Berit Gehrke, Christina Märzhäuser & Joost Zwarts

We’re very happy to announce the sixth international workshop on Weak Referentiality that will take place on March 25th in the Sweelinckzaal (Utrecht, Drift 21). Our invited speakers are Liz Coppock, Berit Gehrke, Christina Märzhäuser and Joost Zwarts:
13.35-14.05: Liz Coppock Weak uniqueness: the only difference between definites and indefinites
14.05-14.35: Berit Gehrke In the absence of P
14.35-15.00: Break
15.00-15.30: Christina Märzhäuser Locative bare nouns in French and Spanish
15.30-16.00: Joost Zwarts The bare landscape
16.00-…: Drinks

All up-to-date information about the workshop, including short abstracts, can be found on the workshop’s webpage:
www.let.uu.nl/~Bert.leBruyn/personal/weakreferentiality/workshops/ultimate.htm

We hope to see you all there!
Henriėtte, Martin, Joost, Ellen-Petra, Bert, Ana, Maartje & Anja
Programme update 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/

PROGRAMME

Tuesday, April 2:

8:00 - 8:50 Registration

8:50 - 9:00 Opening

9:00 - 9:50 Jin-Yi Cai: Complexity Dichotomy for Counting Problems - Invited Lecture

9:50 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:40

Brink Van der Merwe, Mark Farag, Jaco Geldenhuys: Counting Minimal Symmetric Difference NFAs

Henning Fernau, Pinar Heggernes, Yngve Villanger: A Multivariate Analysis of Some DFA Problems

Rodrigo de Souza: Uniformisation of Two-Way Transducers

Kenji Hashimoto, Ryuta Sawada, Yasunori Ishihara, Hiroyuki Seki, Toru Fujiwara: Determinacy and Subsumption for Single-Valued Bottom-Up Tree Transducers

11:40 - 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:50

Aistis Atminas, Vadim Lozin, Mikhail Moshkov: Deciding WQO for Factorial Languages

Eli Shamir: Pumping, Shrinking and Pronouns: from Context Free to Indexed Grammars

Krishnendu Chatterjee, Siddhesh Chaubal, Sasha Rubin: How to Travel Between Languages

Cewei Cui, Zhe Dang, Thomas R. Fischer, Oscar H. Ibarra: Execution Information Rate for Some Classes of Automata

13:50 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 - 17:10

Jean-Marc Champarnaud, Jean-Philippe Dubernard, Hadrien Jeanne, Ludovic Mignot: Two-Sided Derivatives for Regular Expressions and for Hairpin Expressions

Stuart Haber, William Horne, Pratyusa Manadhata, Miranda Mowbray, Prasad Rao: Efficient Submatch Extraction for Practical Regular Expression

Daniel Goc, Hamoon Mousavi, Jeffrey Shallit: On the Number of Unbordered Factors

Jörg Endrullis, Clemens Grabmayer, Dimitri Hendriks: Mix-Automatic Sequences

17:10 - 17:20 Break

17:20 - 18:10 Joėl Ouaknine: Discrete Linear Dynamical Systems (I) - Invited Tutorial

Wednesday, April 3:

9:00 - 9:50 Joėl Ouaknine: Discrete Linear Dynamical Systems (II) - Invited Tutorial

9:50 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:40

Giorgio Delzanno, Riccardo Traverso: Decidability and Complexity Results for Verification of Asynchronous Broadcast Networks

Tim Smith: Infiniteness and Boundedness in 0L, DT0L, and T0L Systems

Fabrizio Biondi, Axel Legay, Bo Friis Nielsen, Andrzej Wasowski: Maximizing Entropy over Markov Processes

Olga Tveretina: A Conditional Superpolynomial Lower Bound for Extended Resolution

11:40 - 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:50

Sebastian Bala, Artur Koninski: Unambiguous Automata Denoting Finitely Sequential Functions

Benedikt Bollig, Aiswarya Cyriac, Loļc Hélouėt, Ahmet Kara, Thomas Schwentick: Dynamic Communicating Automata and Branching High-Level MSCs

Parisa Babaali, Christopher Knaplund: On the Construction of a Family of Automata that are Generically Non-Minimal

Sebastian Bala, Dariusz Jackowski: Limited Non-Determinism Hierarchy of Counter Automata

13:50 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 - 16:20

Rusinš Freivalds, Thomas Zeugmann, Grant Pogosyan: On the Size Complexity of Deterministic Frequency Automata

Johanna Björklund, Henning Fernau, Anna Kasprzik: MAT Learning of Universal Automata

16:20 - 16:30 Break

16:30 - 17:20 Luke Ong: Recursion Schemes, Collapsible Pushdown Automata, and Higher-Order Model Checking (I) - Invited Tutorial

17:30 Visit to the City

Thursday, April 4:

9:00 - 9:50 Luke Ong: Recursion Schemes, Collapsible Pushdown Automata, and Higher-Order Model Checking (II) - Invited Tutorial

9:50 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:40

Victor Selivanov, Anton Konovalov: Boolean Algebras of Regular ?-Languages

Angelo Montanari, Pietro Sala: Interval Logics and ?B-Regular Languages

Karin Quaas: Model Checking Metric Temporal Logic over Automata with one Counter

Takahito Aoto, Munehiro Iwami: Termination of Rule-Based Calculi for Uniform Semi-Unification

11:40 - 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:50

Jurriaan Rot, Marcello Bonsangue, Jan Rutten: Coinductive Proof Techniques for Language Equivalence

Xiaojie Deng, Yu Zhang, Yuxin Deng, Farong Zhong: The Buffered p-calculus: A Model for Concurrent Languages

Michael Luttenberger, Maximilian Schlund: Convergence of Newton's Method over Commutative Semirings

Milka Hutagalung, Martin Lange, Etienne Lozes: Revealing vs. Concealing: More Simulation Games for Büchi Inclusion

13:50 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 - 17:10

Oscar Ibarra, Bala Ravikumar: On Bounded Languages and Reversal-Bounded Automata

Katsuhiko Nakamura, Keita Imada: Eliminating Stack Symbols in Push-Down Automata and Linear Indexed Grammars

Véronique Bruyčre, Marc Ducobu, Olivier Gauwin: Visibly Pushdown Automata: Universality and Inclusion via Antichains

Florent Jacquemard, Michael Rusinowitch: Rewrite Closure and CF Hedge Automata

17:10 - 17:20 Break

17:20 - 18:10 Thomas Schwentick: XML Schema Management: a Challenge for Automata Theory - Invited Lecture

Friday, April 5:

9:00 - 9:50 Kousha Etessami: Algorithms for Analyzing and Verifying Infinite-state Recursive Probabilistic Systems - Invited Lecture

9:50 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 11:40

Friedrich Otto: Asynchronous PC Systems of Pushdown Automata

Stanislav ˇįk, Jirķ Šķma: A Turing Machine Distance Hierarchy

Éric Laugerotte, Nadia Ouali Sebti, Djelloul Ziadi: From Regular Tree Expression to Position Tree Automaton

Rajeev Alur, Sampath Kannan, Kevin Tian, Yifei Yuan: On The Complexity of Shortest Path Problems on Discounted Cost Graphs

11:40 - 12:10 Coffee Break

12:10 - 13:50

Francine Blanchet-Sadri, Justin Lazarow: Suffix Trees for Partial Words and the Longest Common Compatible Prefix Problem

Daniel Goc, Kalle Saari, Jeffrey Shallit: Primitive Words and Lyndon Words in Automatic and Linearly Recurrent Sequences

Francine Blanchet-Sadri, Michelle Bodnar, Nathan Fox, Joe Hidakatsu: A Graph Polynomial Approach to Primitivity

Luke Schaeffer: Ostrowski Numeration and the Local Period of Sturmian Words

13:50 - 15:30 Lunch

15:30 - 16:45

Seppo Sippu, Eljas Soisalon-Soininen: Online Matching of Multiple Regular Patterns with Gaps and Character Classes

Billel Benzaid, Riccardo Dondi, Nadia El-Mabrouk: Duplication-Loss Genome Alignment: Complexity and Algorithm

Tomasz Kociumaka, Jakub Radoszewski, Wojciech Rytter, Tomasz Walen: Linear-Time Version of Holub's Algorithm for Morphic Imprimitivity Testing

16:45 - 16:55 Break

16:55 - 17:45 Andrei Voronkov: The Lazy Reviewer Assignment Problem in EasyChair - Invited Lecture

17:45 Closing
Workshop (six lectures) on discourse representation and processing, UIL OTS Utrecht, April 19 2013
Graag nodigen we u uit voor de Workshop on discourse representation and processing op vrijdag 19 april 2013 aan het Janskerkhof 13 in de Stijlkamer (0.06).

Ter gelegenheid van de promotie van Anneloes Canestrelli wordt op deze dag een zestal lezingen gegeven rondom het thema Discourse representation and processing.

De eerste vijf lezingen duren elk twintig minuten, met na elke lezing tien minuten ruimte voor discussie.

De laatste lezing duurt één uur en zal worden gegeven door Keith Millis van de Northern Illinois University. Een korte vooruitblik op de lezing:

The Triumphs and Challenges of a First Person Shooter Learner Game: A Case Study of Operation ARA

Across the last few decades, several new types of technologies have emerged into the education arena. A common theme of these technologies is individualized instruction for the learner. These include digital learning platforms, intelligent tutors, simulations, and games. Ideally, educational technologies must engage the learner and implement effective pedagogical practices which lead to learning. Typically, games are good at engaging the learner but may fall short on increasing learning. On the other hand, intelligent tutors are good at increasing learning but not necessarily engagement. In this talk, I will describe a learning environment which my colleagues and I have built named Operation ARA. Operation ARA is a serious game that combines intelligent tutoring and gaming attributes. It teaches students how to evaluate critical thinking about science. It is geared towards students in secondary education as well as students enrolled in introductory courses at the university. I will describe the game, present evidence regarding its effectiveness, and discuss challenges to its implementation.

Het programma:

10.15u. Ted Sanders
Opening
10.25-10.55u. Gerdineke van Silfhout (Universiteit Utrecht)
The importance of cohesive texts: How connectives affect students’ text processing and mental representation
10.55-11.25u. Suzanne Kleijn (Universiteit Utrecht)
Causality, subjectivity and mental spaces: Insights from on-line processing
11.25-11.35u Pauze
11.35-12.05u. Pim Mak (Universiteit Utrecht)
The role of additive connectives in predicting referential development of discourse: An eye-tracking study of Dutch and Russian
12.05-12.45u Pauze
12.45-13.15u. Liesbeth Degand (Université catholique de Louvain)
Discourse segmentation as discourse strategy: the contribution of prosody and syntax
13.15-13.45u. José Sanders (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Functions of Viewpoint: Perspectives of subjects in news genres

14.00-15.00u. Keith Millis (Northern Illinois University)
The Triumphs and Challenges of a First Person Shooter Learner Game: A Case Study of Operation ARA
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16.15u. Promotie Anneloes Canestrelli
Academiegebouw, Domplein 29
Workshop Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA-12), University of Florida, April 26-28 2013
Generative Approaches to Second Language Acquisition (GASLA)-12, April 26-28, 2013, University of Florida

Website: www.gasla12.com

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

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

GASLA - 12- Faculty Organizing Committee: Jason Rothman, Ana de Prada Pérez, Wind Cowles, Edith Kaan, Gillian Lord, Eric Postdam, Caroline Wiltshire, and Steffi Wulff.
Student Organizing Committee: Jennifer Cabrelli Amaro, Tiffany Judy, and Diego Pascual y Cabo.
Workshop on electronic tools in Biblical Hebrew teaching and research, VU University Amsterdam, May 2-3 2013
Workshop Electronic Tools in Biblical Hebrew Teaching and Research, 2-3 May 2013 (with inaugural lecture)

Over the last decades, the Research Group for IT and Biblical Studies at VU University, Amsterdam (WIVU: Werkgroep Informatica Vrije Universiteit) has created a database of the Hebrew Bible, including morphological encoding, clause segmentation and clause parsing, clause relations and proposal for a text syntactical analysis. It has become an extremely rich resource for Biblical Hebrew teaching and research. The challenge remains, however, to build a bridge between (a) the potential of IT to reshape research strategies and teaching methods and (b) traditional linguistic and literary research on the Bible. Many biblical scholars are satisfied by IT as an instrument to make life more comfortable (a library on the screen instead of on the shelves; a quick word search replacing consulting a printed concordance), without realizing the potential of the electronic instruments for redefining our research and teaching practices. The aim of the symposium is to build such a bridge.

At the end of the second day of the program will be the inaugural lecture of Wido van Peursen, the new professor of Old Testament at VU University. The computational analysis of the Hebrew Bible will be the key focus of his teaching and research.

For more information see www.godgeleerdheid.vu.nl/wetbhtr
Workshop "Sociolinguistics in dialogue with the Parallel Architecture", FRIAS Institute, Freiburg Germany, May 3 2013
Leonie Cornips, Ray Jackendoff and Shana Poplack organize the one-day workshop "Sociolinguistics in dialogue with the Parallel Architecture", on 3 May 2013, sponsored by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) in Freiburg, Germany.

You can find the program here: www.frias.uni-freiburg.de/lang_and_lit/veranstaltungen/sociolinguistics-in-dialogue-with-the-parallel-architecture
StuTS Conference, Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, May 8th to 12th 2013
We would like to inform you about the next StuTS (Studentische Tagung Sprachwissenschaft, student conference for linguistics). It will take place from May 8th to 12th at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich.
Registration will begin on our homepage ( 53.stuts.de) on Friday and end on April 10th.

We look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in Munich soon.
The organising team for the 53rd StuTS.
2013 summerschool on The Neurocognition of Bilingualism and Cognitive Control, Utrecht University, June 3-6, 2013
A hotly-debated controversy in the neurocognition of bilingualism concerns the nature of the mechanisms responsible for language switching and language selection. Is this a language-internal mechanism or is it a general cognitive control mechanism? What effect does bilingualism have on general cognitive functioning and underlying neural mechanisms? This summer school will present current views on these issues in detail. Speakers will also address the experimental designs and techniques (brain imaging techniques, EEG , eyetracking, behavioral research) used to investigate the issues at stake.

Lecturers:
Jubin Abutalebi
Albert Costa
Julia Festmann
Walter Van Heuven
Edith Kaan
Frank Wijnen

Target audience: Advanced (research) master students, PhD students, and other scholars in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive psychology, linguistics, education, neuroscience, neuropsychology, and communication disorders.

For more information, and how to register, see:
www.utrechtsummerschool.nl/index.php?type=courses&code=L44

Contact: Edith Kaan, kaan(removeme)ufl.edu

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Department of Linguistics
University of Florida

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TABU Dag Linguistics conference taking place at the University of Groningen, June 13-14 2013
TABU Dag originated from the university's linguistic journal TABU (taalbulletin, language bulletin) and over the last 33 years has developed into a well-established conference with a varied programme and guest speakers from different fields. It particularly welcomes contributions from postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. ( www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/2013/)
On behalf of the organisational committee of TABUdag,

--
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University of Groningen
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The Netherlands
Tel. (+31) 50 363 96 27
The 8th Morphological Processing Meeting at Cambridge University, UK, June 20th - June 22nd 2013
The 8th Morphological Processing Meeting will be held at the University of
Cambridge, UK, from June 20th to June 22nd 2013. We are pleased to announce that registration is open: morphologicalprocessing2013.webs.com/

The meeting aims to bring together scientists that work on all aspects of
morphological processing. It is intended to provide an opportunity to
discuss and explore different aspects of morphological processing, across
several languages, language modalities and experimental paradigms.


We look forward to welcoming you to Cambridge!
Workshop DISCOURSE EXPECTATIONS: THEORETICAL, EXPERIMENTAL AND COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ,University of Tübingen (Germany), June 20-21, 2013
Studies on discourse processing suggest that natural language interpretation is expectation-driven. World knowledge and discourse context are used immediately to anticipate how discourse is likely to continue. Although there is ample evidence demonstrating such forward-looking processes both within single sentences and in larger discourse, we still lack a unified account of its foundation; i.e. the extent to which linguistic and extralinguistic factors influence expectations and whether these are driven by linguistic or language-external factors. The workshop contributes to the understanding of discourse expectations by bringing together linguists, psycholinguists, cognitive scientists and computational linguists working on discourse processing.

We encourage submissions of theoretical, experimental and computational studies on the following aspects, and topics related to these:

- What is the nature of expectations in discourse? Do they pertain only to discourse or anaphoric relations? How specific are expectations? Are they abstract objects or particulars?
- How do expectations emerge? Are they triggered locally, e.g. by lexical items, or are they determined globally by more general properties of discourse, such as the discourse topic/Question under Discussion (QuD)? How do local and global expectations interact?

The phenomenon of implicit causality may serve as a particularly illustrative example: In psycholinguistic and linguistic research, it has been shown that certain transitive verbs with two animate arguments trigger expectations of explanations of a particular type. Thus, while the experiencer-object verb "fascinate" triggers explanations about the subject ("John fascinates Mary because HE..."), the experiencer-subject verb "admire" triggers explanations about the object ("John admires Mary because SHE..."). This phenomenon has been exploited in psycholinguistic experiments to investigate the time course of semantic and/or pragmatic interpretation, often with clear demonstrations of the emergence of early effects in discourse comprehension that appear shortly after the verb has been processed. However, further theoretically oriented investigations may benefit our understanding of the nature of these effects as well as their modeling.

INVITED SPEAKERS AND PRELIMINARY TALK TITLES

- Arnout W. Koornneef (Utrecht University): On predictive reading styles and the use of implicit causality information in pronoun resolution
- Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh): What to do when a linguist says she's expecting: Coherence and coreference expectations in sentence processing
- Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee): Producing reference: Psycholinguistic and computational perspectives

We plan to publish a selection of papers in a special issue of a journal.

VENUE AND IMPORTANT DATES

The workshop will take place at the University of Tübingen, Germany.

Submission deadline: March 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 15, 2013
Workshop dates: June 20-21 (Thursday-Friday), 2013

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

We invite abstracts for 45 minute presentations (including discussion). Abstracts should be submitted in PDF format, not exceeding two pages (A4) with 1 in margins, including references, examples, data summaries and charts. Authors and their affiliations should be omitted and submitted on a separate sheet with the abstract title.

Abstracts should be submitted to the below address. Please, include the first author's name in the subject line of your email. The title of the abstract and the names of any co-authors should appear in the body of the email.

detec2013[at]gmail.com

WORKSHOP WEB PAGE

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

detec2013.wordpress.com

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Nicholas Asher (CNRS & University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse)
Nadine Bade (University of Tübingen)
Berry Claus (Humboldt University Berlin)
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen (University of Oslo)
Alan Garnham (University of Sussex)
Joshua Hartshorne (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Barbara Hemforth (University Paris Descartes)
Robin Hörnig (University of Tübingen)
Katja Jasinskaja (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin)
Elsi Kaiser (University of Southern California, Los Angeles)
Yuki Kamide (University of Dundee)
Hans Kamp (University of Texas, Austin/University of Stuttgart)
Elena Karagjosova (University of Stuttgart)
Barbara Kaup (University of Tübingen)
Arnout Koornneef (Utrecht University)
Detmar Meurers (University of Tübingen)
Arndt Riester (University of Stuttgart)
Hannah Rohde (University of Edinburgh)
Antje Rossdeutscher (University of Stuttgart)
Ted Sanders (Utrecht University)
Patrick Sturt (University of Edinburgh)
Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee)
Yannick Versley (University of Tübingen)
Henk Zeevat (University of Amsterdam)

WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS

Oliver Bott (SFB 833, University of Tübingen)
Juhani Järvikivi (University of Alberta/Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Anna Pryslopska (SFB 833, University of Tübingen)
Pirita Pyykkönen-Klauck (Norwegian University of Science and Technology/Saarland University)
Torgrim Solstad (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

FUNDING

This workshop is financially supported by the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 833 "The construction of meaning - the dynamics and adaptivity of linguistic structures" at the University of Tübingen.
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French Phonology Network Meeting 2013 (RFP 2013), Nantes, July 1-3 2013
After the conferences organized in Orléans 2010, Tours 2011 and Paris 2012, the French Phonology Network (Réseau Franēais de Phonologie) is launching a new meeting in the same spirit that will take place in Nantes from July, 1st to 3rd, 2013 thanks to the LLing (EA3827, Université de Nantes), FoReLL (Université de Poitiers) and MSH-Ange Guépin.

Main session

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

Thematic sessions

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

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

Invited speakers

* Phillip Backley (Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai, Japon).
* Didier Demolin (GIPSA Grenoble / UMR 5216 , France).
* Andrew Nevins (University College London, Royaume-Uni)
* Bert Vaux (King’s College Cambridge, Royaume-Uni).
* Sophie Wauquier (Université de Paris 8 / UMR 7023, France).
* Leo Wetzels (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Pays-Bas).
Summer School Linguistics, Bangor University, UK, July 21-26, 2013
We are very pleased to announce that registration for the Summer School
in Cognitive Linguistics is now open. A very competitive early-bird fee
is available until April 15, 2013.

The Summer School takes place between July 21-26, 2013, and will bring
to Bangor a stellar cast of keynote speakers and teaching faculty. There
will also be a poster session during which participants can present
their work and obtain feedback.

www.bangor.ac.uk/cogling-summerschool

Keynote speakers:
- Gilles Fauconnier (UCSD)
- Adele Goldberg (Princeton)
- James Pustejovsky (Brandeis)
- Vyvyan Evans (Bangor)

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 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 p.rebuschat(removeme)bangor.ac.uk.

Dr. Patrick Rebuschat
Lecturer in Bilingualism and Cognitive Linguistics
School of Linguistics and English Language
Bangor University
Bangor, LL57 2DG
United Kingdom
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9th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2013), Shenyang, China, July 23-25 2013
We cordially invite you to submit a paper to the upcoming 9th International Conference on Natural Computation (ICNC 2013) and the 10th International Conference on Fuzzy Systems and Knowledge Discovery (FSKD 2013), to be jointly held from 23-25 July 2013 in Shenyang, China.

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

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

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

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

For more information, visit the conference web page:

icnc-fskd.lntu.edu.cn/
2013 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL ON TRENDS IN COMPUTING, Tarragona, Spain, July 22-26, 2013
Organized by:
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/SSTiC2013/AIM:

SSTiC 2013 will be an open forum for the convergence of top class well recognized computer scientists and people at the beginning of their research career (typically PhD students) as well as consolidated researchers.

SSTiC 2013 will cover the whole spectrum of computer science by means of more than 70 six-hour courses dealing with hot topics at the frontiers of the field. By actively participating, lecturers and attendees will share the idea of scientific excellence as the main motto of their research work.

ADDRESSED TO:

Graduate students from around the world. There are no pre-requisites in terms of the academic degree the attendee must hold. However, since there will be several levels among the courses, in the description of some of them reference may be made to specific knowledge background.

Palau Firal i de Congressos de Tarragona
Arquitecte Rovira, 2
43001 Tarragona
www.palaucongrestgna.com

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done on line at

grammars.grlmc.com/SSTiC2013/Registration.php

Since a large number of attendees are expected and the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed when the capacity of the venue will be complete.

FEES are the same (a flat rate) for all people by the corresponding deadline. They give the right to attend all courses.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Six registration deadlines: February 26, March 26, April 26, May 26, June 26, July 26, 2013

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

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POSTAL ADDRESS:

SSTiC 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:
Ajuntament de Tarragona
Diputació de Tarragona
1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECH PROCESSING (SLSP 2013), Tarragona, Spain, July 29-31, 2013
Organised by:

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

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

grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/

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AIMS:

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

VENUE:

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

SCOPE:

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

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

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2013 will consist of:

? invited talks
? invited tutorials
? peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Yoshua Bengio (Montréal), tutorial Learning Deep Representations
Christof Monz (Amsterdam), Challenges and Opportunities of Multilingual Information Access
Tanja Schultz (Karlsruhe Tech), Multilingual Speech Processing with a special emphasis on Rapid Language Adaptation

SUBMISSIONS:

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

Submissions are to be uploaded to:

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

PUBLICATIONS:

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

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

REGISTRATION:

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

grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2013/Registration

DEADLINES:

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

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

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POSTAL ADDRESS:

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

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

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

For further information and registration, visit www.bris.ac.uk/german/hison/summerschool2013.html
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ICCL Summer School 2013: 'Semantic Web - Ontology Languages and Their Use', Technische Universität Dresden, August 18 - 31, 2013
As in the past summer schools at the Technische Universität Dresden, people from distinct, but communicating communities will gather in an informal and friendly atmosphere. This two-week event is aimed at graduate students, researchers and practitioners.

The topic of this year's summer school is

Semantic Web - Ontology Languages and Their Use

The summer school is devoted to the Semantic Web, a very dynamic and current area of research and application which aims at making information on the World Wide Web fit for intelligent systems applications. One of the key ideas of the Semantic Web approach is to make use of methods from knowledge representation and of AI research in general in order to obtain seamless integration of information from diverse resources, interoperability of tools, enhance search functionalities, and the like.

Central for this development is the design of knowledge representation languages for building so-called ontologies, which serve as a kind of metadata to describe the semantics or meaning of data on the Web. Of primary importance are ontology languages and related recommended standards by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), as well as methods and algorithm for their processing.

The Semantic Web is now an advanced interdisciplinary field having its home in Computer Science. Third party funding for more than a decade, in particular from the European Union, has led to significant progress. Systems like Apple's Siri or IBM's Watson, adaptions of Semantic-Web-based technologies for e.g. schema.org, Facebook's Open Graph or Google's Knowledge Graph bring these technologies to widespread use and application. Through so-called Linked Data, high volumes of Semantic-Web-processable data is already available on the Web.

The ICCL Summer School 2013 will introduce to Semantic Web Ontology Languages and some of their application areas, and highlight related research problems.


Registration:

If you want to attend the summer school, we would like you to register via the Online Registration Form preferably by April 11, 2013. This deadline is obligatory for all who want to apply for a grant.

After April 11, 2013, registration will be possible as long as there are vacant places. (Since we intend to restrict participation to about
60 people, in case of excessive demand, we will have to close the registration to the summer school.)

Please register at the latest by July 1, 2013, because - apart from the mentioned overall restriction of participation - we would need an early estimate of the number of participants.

People applying until April 11, 2013, and applying for a grant will be informed about respective decisions on grants by end of April 2013.

After April 11, 2013 applications for grants cannot be considered any more.

An on-site check-in is on Sunday, August 18, 2013, at 4 - 7 pm in room E001 of the Computer Science building. It continues on Monday, August 19, 2013, 8 - 10 am.


Fees:

(A) We ask for a participation fee of 250 EUR for participants from
the university sector (students, university employees, etc)

(B) We ask for a participation fee of 1000 Euro for participants
from industry.

Please pay this summer school fee in cash at the day of your arrival.

If belonging to the university sector you have to provide some respective evidence when paying the fees at the check-in (e.g.
student card, web page at a university, etc).



Grants:

A limited number of grants for students and university employees will be available, which includes a waiver of the participation fee. Please indicate in your application, if the only possibility for you to participate is via a grant. Applications for grants must include an estimate of travel costs. (Such info shall be mentioned in the respective parts of the online registration form).

Please consult our web pages for further details.

www.computational-logic.org/content/events/iccl-ss-2013/index.php?id=24
Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2013), Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, September 1-5 2013
www.tsdconference.org


TSD NEWS

The TSD conference fee was significantly reduced. It is organized in parallel with SPECOM.

ABOUT CONFERENCE

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. This year the conference is organized in parallel with the 15th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM). The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

Venue: Plzen (Pilsen), angelo Hotel (city center), Czech Republic

TSD SERIES

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.


TOPICS

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
acoustic and language modelling)

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
(multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
attribution)

Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
(machine translation, natural language understanding,
question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
dialogues)

Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
and personality modelling)


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.One day of the conference will be dedicated to tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Pilsen will allow additional informal interactions. Details about the social event will be available on the web page.
Workshop CONCEPT COMPOSITION & EXPERIMENTAL SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS, Utrecht University, UIL OTS, September 2-3 2013
In conjunction with XPRAG-2013

logiccommonsense.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/workshop2013/

Invited Speakers:
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University)
James Hampton (City University London)
Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart, University of Texas at Austin)

One of the hardest problems in experimental semantics and pragmatics is the way meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and connected to concept representations. While concepts corresponding to simple words can be represented as feature lists or prototypes (Rosch & Mervis 1975, Hampton 2006), the ways in which such representations may be derived for composite expressions is highly puzzling, both in terms of experimental measures and in terms of formal analysis (Kamp & Partee 1995, Hampton & Jönsson 2012). Since the introduction of this problem by Osherson & Smith (1981), much experimental and theoretical work has been done by cognitive psychologists on the derivation of concept representations. However, in many ways this work has been carried out independently of related on-going work on meaning and use of logical operators (Crain/Khlentzos 2008) and compositionality (Bemis & Pylkkänen 2011). As a result, the interactions between concept combination, meaning and use of logical concepts, and compositionality principles have remained by and large underexplored.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together theoretical linguists, psycholinguists and cognitive psychologists in search of a common ground for on-going work on compositionality and concepts. Relevant questions are:
* Is there evidence for a general procedure mapping lexical concepts into concepts corresponding to complex expressions?
* Are there inherent and experimentally-supported distinctions between logical concepts (e.g. quantifiers, conjunctions and disjunction) and concepts corresponding to content words?
* How is the composition of concepts sensitive to contextual factors? Are there experimentally-supported generalizations to make in this domain?
* Are there significant distinctions in concept composition between different conceptual domains (space, time, quantification, boolean operators, colors, etc.)?
* What are the interactions between concept composition and phenomena involving vagueness, implicatures, or scalar expressions?

The workshop will be held in conjunction with XPRAG-2013, which is under the auspices of the ESF research network EuroXprag. The workshop is part of the VICI project “Between Logic and Common Sense” supported by NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Submission details:
We welcome abstracts containing no more than 2 pages, on new experimental findings or formal theoretical developments in the area of concept composition.
Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:
www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ccesp2013
Conference code: CC&ESP 2013.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013
Workshop: September 2-3, 2013
XPRAG-2013: September 4-6, 2013

For practical questions, please email one of the organizers at Utrecht University:
Choonkyu Lee choonkyu.wordpress.com/about/
Eva Poortman evapoortman.wordpress.com/
Yoad Winter www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/

Other relevant links:
Workshop logiccommonsense.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/workshop2013/
XPrag2013 xprag2013.wp.hum.uu.nl
XPrag Network www.euro-xprag.org/
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, August 10-15 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
Doctoral and postdoctoral positions, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo. Deadline: March 15 2013
The following doctoral and postdoctoral positions have been announced at the newly created Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) at the University of Oslo (deadline for applications 15 March)

uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/896995/62043?iso=no

uio.easycruit.com/vacancy/896841/62043?iso=no
Clinical Senior Lecturer/Reader in Speech and Language Therapy, UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER, UK. Deadline: March 15 2013
The School of Psychological Sciences, the University of Manchester UK seeks to appoint a full time Clinical Senior Lecturer/Reader in Speech and Language Therapy. You should hold a relevant PhD or equivalent, and have research interests, high quality publications and an outstanding international reputation for their research in either or both of the following: acquired neurological language disorders and/or paediatric language disorders.You will be a qualified speech and language therapist. clinical psychologist or any other relevant clinical health professional, e.g. neurology. Preferably candidates will be practising member of the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or the relevant professional equivalent. You will contribute to academic teaching and support within your area of expertise, primarily to undergraduate BSc Honours students in Speech and Language Therapy. You will join one of the School research groups: the Neuroscience and Aphasia Research Unit (NARU) or Language Development and Disorders (LDD).

Further information and to apply for this vacancy please visit our website: www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/Candidatesaa/Preview.aspx?clientid=73&attachmentid=6007
Postdoctoral Fellow, Language & Development Lab, University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Deadline: March 15 2013
The Language and Development Lab at UCSD ( ladlab.ucsd.edu) is seeking candidates for a post doctoral fellow position, beginning July, 2013. The position is suitable for a researcher with a Ph.D. in psychology or linguistics, and experience conducting experimental work related to language acquisition, semantics, pragmatics, and/or number word learning. The position is funded by a grant whose purpose is to explore a wide range of case studies related to conceptual change, semantics, and pragmatics. Funding for the position is available for 1 or 2 years with full benefits, starting in July of 2013.

Please submit a CV, a cover letter with statement of research interests, a list of three potential letter writers, and a first authored publication that is representative of your work. Reference letters will be requested from short listed applicants. Applications should be sent electronically to: Katherine Kimura (ladlabcoordinator.ucsd(removeme)gmail.com). More information about the lab can be found at ladlab.ucsd.edu.

We will begin reviewing files for this position on March 15.
Postdoctoral position in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language at University of Maryland. Deadline: March 15 2013
Applications are solicited for a postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab at the University of Maryland Department of Linguistics. Applicants should have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, or a related field. Prior experience in language processing research or fMRI is required, and experience in both is a distinct advantage. International applicants are welcome.

The successful candidate will contribute to research that seeks to combine the strengths of multiple neuroimaging and behavioral measures to understand the dynamics of language processing in the brain. The Department of Linguistics ( ling.umd.edu) is part of a large and vibrant community of language scientists across the UMD campus ( languagescience.umd.edu/). The department houses state-of-the-art facilities for conducting EEG and MEG research, and a 3T MRI scanner was installed on campus in 2011 as the centerpiece of the new Maryland Neuroimaging Center ( mnc.umd.edu/). Candidates who could contribute to the development of fMRI analysis routines and provide support to other members of the group in conducting fMRI experiments are thus especially desired.

The appointment will be made for one year beginning in Summer/Fall 2013, with possibility of renewal for a second year. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for best consideration please submit materials by March 15, 2013. Applicants should send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, relevant manuscripts and publications, and the names of 3 referees to Professor Ellen Lau at ellenlau(removeme)umd.edu.
PhD position in Marie-Curie ITN, Language and Cognition Group, Bielefeld University. Deadline: March 25 2013
Early Stage Researcher position: How does situated sentence comprehension depend on prior visual attention?

The Marie Curie Initial Training Network LanPercept invites applications for the position of an Early Stage Researcher (ESR, PhD student), available from August 1st, 2013 in the Language and Cognition Laboratory at the Department of Linguistics and the Cognitive Interaction Technology Excellence Center, Bielefeld University, Germany. Applicants should hold an MSc/MA in language and cognition, psycholinguistics, linguistics, or cognitive psychology and be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research career. Please see general eligibility criteria and mobility rules at www.lanpercept.eu

This project will use eye tracking to examine how visual context affects language comprehension and visual attention as a function of prior visual attention. The theoretical goal is to further develop accounts of visually situated language comprehension. The tasks of the ESR involve: design and implementation of experimental research using visual world eye-tracking methodology, statistical analysis of the data, theoretical development of accounts of situated language comprehension, and dissemination of the results.

Demonstrated experience with experimental research is especially desired, as well as knowledge and skills of eye-tracking methods and/or statistical analysis methods. The working language will be English; knowledge of German would be an asset. The ESR is expected to pursue a PhD. The duration of the appointment is two years with the possibility of extension by 1 year. No tuition fees. The salary will follow the EU's regulations: basic rate ESR 38 000 €/year with country coefficient before taxes + mobility allowance.

The research group "Language and Cognition" ( wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/pknoeferle/Homepage/ Home.html) currently consists of two post-docs and several PhD students. It conducts research on online language processing, also in interaction with visual perception. The lab houses 2 state-of-the-art eye trackers (Eyelink 1000) and reaction time PCs. Bielefeld University has an Excellence Center on Cognitive Interaction Technology to which the group belongs; the group is also affiliated with the Department of Linguistics.

Any inquiries concerning the post should be directed to:
Assistant Professor Pia Knoeferle, knoeferl(removeme)cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

Complete applications including: (1) a statement of research interests, (2) a full CV, (3) the names and e-mail addresses of two referees, (3) academic transcript, (4) list of publications (if any), and (5) a copy of the masters or honors thesis should be e- mailed as a single PDF by March 25, 2013 to Pia Knoeferle:

knoeferl(removeme)cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de

Pia Knoeferle, PhD.
Assistant Professor
Research Group "Language and Cognition"

Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) Department of Linguistics
Morgenbreede 39, Gebäudeteil H1 33615 Bielefeld

Germany

wwwhomes.uni-bielefeld.de/pknoeferle/Homepage/Home.html tel: +49 (0)521 106 12250
PHD STUDENTSHIPS IN COMPUTATIONAL LINGUISTICS, SPEECH TECHNOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCE, ILCC University of Edinburh. Deadline: March 31 2013
Institute for Language, Cognition and Computation
School of Informatics
University of Edinburgh

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

The Studentships are available for EU and UK nationals only. They
cover maintenance at the research council rate of around GBP 13 500
per year, plus tuition fees at the EU/UK rate.

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
March 31, 2013.

Please direct inquiries to Henry Thompson <ht(removeme)inf.ed.ac.uk>, the ILCC
PhD admissions coordinator.
Post-doctoral Researcher: Psycholinguistics, ERP, Bilingualism, Specific Language Impairment, University of Reading Uk. Deadline: April 4 2013
Job reference: RS13007

Application closing date: 11/04/2013

Location: Department of Clinical Language Sciences, School of Psychology & Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Reading, UK

Salary: Grade 6 £27,854 to £36,298 per annum

Package: full-time, fixed term to 31 December 2015

Job category/type: Academic and Research, Fixed Term, Full time, Research

Job description

We seek to appoint an outstanding Postdoctoral Researcher to work on a project investigating morpho-syntactic abilities in bilingual children and children with Specific Language Impairment using EEG/ERP.

You will be in charge of running a series of EEG/ERP and behavioural protocols with bilingual children and children with Specific Language Impairment.

You will have:

- A PhD in Linguistics, Psychology or related area and solid knowledge of psycholinguistics and language processing

- Experience in designing and implementing EEG/ERP experiments for language and analysing and modelling EEG/ERP data

- Evidence of outstanding research skills, clear, analytic skills, writing and communication skills

- Ability to interact with primary school children and children with language impairment and ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Further information for this position including the job description and person specifications can be found at the University web-site: www.reading.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principle Investigator
Contact name: Theo Marinis
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7465
Contact email: t.marinis(removeme)reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Director of the Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics
Contact name: Doug Saddy
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6269
Contact email: j.d.saddy(removeme)reading.ac.uk

Formal contact details

We invite you to apply online for this vacancy from the University web-site: www.reading.ac.uk/about/jobs/

Alternatively, if you wish to apply using a hardcopy form please email recruitment(removeme)reading.ac.uk or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH or Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).
Twee vacatures Universitair Docenten Taalkunde, Dep. Neerlandistiek UvA. Deadline: 6 April 2013
De Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen - Departement Neerlandistiek van de Universiteit van Amsterdam heeft de volgende twee vacatures:

Universitair docent Nederlandse Taalkunde (vast) voor 38 uur per week
www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/13-073.html

Universitair docent Nederlandse Taalkunde (tijdelijk) voor 19 uur per week
www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/13-072.html

De Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen biedt u samenwerking met vooraanstaande onderzoekers binnen onderzoekinstituten die - mede door een multidisciplinaire benadering - internationaal hoog staan aangeschreven. Bovendien geeft u onderwijs in een dynamische omgeving waarin nieuwe onderwijsmethodieken worden ontwikkeld.
Seven postdoctoral positions in the Dutch research consortium "Language in Interaction", Radboud University Nijmegen. Deadline: May 15 2013
We are looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. This research consortium sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. Our consortium counts four Spinoza Prize winners (van Benthem, Muysken, Cutler, Hagoort; the Spinoza Prize is the highest science prize in the Netherlands), three ERC Advanced Grant winners (Muysken, Levinson, Fernįndez), 17 VICI/Pioneer grant holders (these are the most prestigious personal grants that the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research provides; grant holders are: Bod, Ernestus, Majid, Desain, Van den Bosch, van Lambalgen, Roelofs, Bekkering, Fernįndez, Jensen, Medendorp, Toni, van Opstal, Murre, Ramsey, Schiller, Formisano), and numerous VIDIs and ERC starting grants. The proposal has representatives from eight universities and one research institute within the Netherlands. These are Radboud University Nijmegen (RUN), University of Amsterdam (UvA), University of Maastricht (UM), Leiden University (LU), Utrecht University (UU), Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), University of Twente (UT), Tilburg University (TiU), and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI). The applicant and co-applicants are internationally highly visible scientists in their respective fields. Moreover they are from institutes which are highly ranked internationally, such as the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (University of Amsterdam), the Centre for Language Studies (Radboud University Nijmegen) and the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (Radboud University Nijmegen). In addition, the consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities. Together, this consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else in the world. In addition to the excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, the research team consists of researchers with excellence in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. Moreover, experts in utilization of knowledge acquired in the relevant fields are part of our team as well. Next to the applicant and the co-applicants, our research team consists of 36 Principal Investigators. These Principal Investigators are distributed over seven so-called Work Packages (WPs).
Each of the 7 WPs hereby advertised one postdoctoral position. This postdoctoral position will be for three years in the first instance, with a possible extension for two more years. Duties will include coordination of Work Package activities (together with the WP leaders) and development of an independent research programme within the framework of the WP, and may include supervision of PhD students. The position provides the opportunity for doing world-class research as a key member of an interdisciplinary team, and for acquiring experience in the management of a research group.
Requirements for the postdoctoral positions are:
- a PhD in any relevant field
- excellent scientific track record
- excellent organizational and communicative skills
- strong motivation
- excellent skills in written and spoken English

Each WP postdoctoral position has its own requirements and profile, which are specified below. The appointment will be in one of the home institutions of the consortium, depending on the research profile of the postdoctoral researcher. In all participating institutions the research is conducted in an international environment by researchers from a large number of countries.

WP 1: Speech perception and production in interaction.
We seek a postdoctoral fellow with an established research profile that fits the main goals of WP1. These goals are (i) to understand the interplay between perceptual and motor processes in speech through innovative linkage of neural, psychological and linguistic levels of analysis and (ii) to specify the balance between what is language universal and what is language specific in speech processing. Key questions include (a) Are our auditory and motor cortices speech ready? (b) How does feedback support processing in speaking and in listening? (c) How do perception and production interact?
WP1 will bring together expertise in the neurobiological foundations of perceptual and motor processes with psycholinguistic expertise in the perception and production of speech. The postdoctoral fellow would ideally have prior experience in bridging across these domains and should certainly be willing and able to engage in and stimulate interdisciplinary integration. The candidate should have as many as possible of the following: training in speech science, psycholinguistics and/or cognitive neuroscience; expertise in behavioural, computational and/or neuroscientific methods; and interests in linking speech perception to speech production.
Contact information: Prof. James McQueen, james.mcqueen(removeme)mpi.nl

WP2: Semantic and conceptual basis of language
Memory structures underlie semantic content and conceptual knowledge of language users. The language system builds on existing memory structures, which co-determine the organization of linguistic knowledge. This work package plans to investigate interactions between the linguistic and mnemonic domains, with a special emphasis on the development of memory in its entanglement with linguistic behaviour. We are looking for an outgoing, interdisciplinary postdoctoral researcher who can bridge the gap between semantic modelling, computational paradigms for cognition, and functional neuroimaging. Knowledge of cross-linguistic differences in semantic systems or behavioural studies of language users would be an advantage. The ideal candidate has expertise in applying state of the art semantic and/or computational models to functional neuroimaging data. Working with our group of logical semanticists, cognitive psychologists, and neuroscientists, he/she will investigate and develop state of the art semantic-computational models with a view to neurobiological plausibility, which will generate predictions that can be used to analyse neuroimaging data.
Contact information: Prof. Guillén Fernįndez, guillen.fernandez(removeme)donders.ru.nl

WP 3: Compositionality and contextuality
One of the major challenges in understanding the language system is to unify abstract computational level descriptions and neurobiologically plausible network implementations of the combinatorial aspects of language processing. The postdoctoral researcher in this workpackage is expected to bridge the gap between computational modelling and experimental neuroscience. We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in formal and computational modelling at the level of sentence processing (and beyond) who has also experimental skills and neurobiological expertise. You will develop and investigate computational models with neurobiological plausibility (e.g., spiking recurrent networks), which are used to generate specific predictions about the processing steps involved in sentence processing and about their neurobiological instantiation in the brain. The successful candidate will connect formal analysis and computational accounts with empirical studies on binding in the language domain. Current computational approaches (e.g., data-oriented parsing, logic programming or unification-based models) will have to be translated into accounts with a stronger connection to the brain and should be unified with current theories on neural processing.
Contact information: Prof. Rens Bod, rens.bod(removeme)gmail.com

WP4: Language in action
Language interacts with other cognitive functions such as perception, action, and cognitive control. Moreover, language is situated in a highly dynamic context provided by multimodal sources of information. The objective of this WP is to understand language processing and its variability during social interactions in its multimodal settings. We aim to achieve a better understanding of the cognitive and neural infrastructures involved in language use in social context, which requires establishing common ground and action coordination. We look for a postdoctoral researcher whose main interests and expertise include topics such as multi-modal integration, simulations of action and goals and/or cognitive control. Methodological expertise should include computational, experimental, observational, neurobiological and/or developmental approaches preferably within the language and/or action domain.
Contact information: Prof. Asli Ozyurek, asli.ozyurek(removeme)mpi.nl

WP5: Language evolution and diversity
The goal of this WP is to contribute to a better understanding of the biological underpinnings of linguistic universality as well as diversity, both at the population level (between languages and between species) and at the individual level (within a language). We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in this area. The preferred area of specialization is evolutionary modelling of language with respect to diversity in communication. Other possible areas of expertise may include language diversity, individual differences in language abilities, animal communication, and genetic influences on speech and language.

Contact information: Prof. Pieter Muysken, p.muysken(removeme)let.ru.nl

WP6: Toolkit
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong technical background, ideally in developing Neuroimaging Analysis Methods for integrating genetics with brain imaging approaches (e.g. MRI, fMRI, and MEG). The main task of the post-doctoral position is to develop and apply innovative analysis methods for linking complex genome-wide association data and neuroimaging data within a statistical framework. The successful candidate will have experience in relevant research areas, a track record of high-quality reviewed journal publications, strong experience in programming, ability to work in a team, and in sharing technical know-how and ideas. It would be desirable if the candidate has experience in Medical Imaging (e.g. NeuroImaging) technical research, in computational modelling of the brain, in machine learning and/or statistical methods.
Contact information: Prof. Jan Buitelaar, j.buitelaar(removeme)psy.umc.nl


WP7: Utilization

We seek an enthusiastic, multi-disciplinary researcher with a keen interest to help translate scientific discoveries into practical applications and to generate different kinds of value for society. Within the university environment you will help to build ICT and other services needed to speed and ease this process. You are required to help build awareness, translate ideas into demos and apps, therapies or services. The job entails project management of developers and coaching and advising of fellow scientists. Preferably you have experience with public-private co-operations, national and European grant schemes, clinical applications of neuroscience, and hopefully you bring a network of industry contacts. Next to managing the wide range of utilization activities in the project, there is a possibility to actively take part in a few of the developments, preferably around mobile applications (Apps) or web services. The candidate has a backgound in computer science, e-science, artificial intelligence, computational linguistics, computational modelling, or experience in programming languages and practices for mobile platforms and/or web.

Contact information: Prof. Peter Desain, p.desain(removeme)donders.ru.nl

What we offer:

- full-time postdoctoral research positions
- salary dependent on experience, gross salary between € 3.227 and € 4.778
- starting date preferably September 2013
- the primary workplace will be determined in agreement with your profile


Applications should include:
- a cover letter specifying the specific WP to which you apply, your motivation, research experience, interests and plans.
- a curriculum vitae
- a list of publications
- the names of two persons who can provide references

The deadline for applications:
May 15, 2013

Applications should be sent electronically to:
Prof. Peter Hagoort
Radboud University Nijmegen
vacatures(removeme)dpo.ru.nl
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers for The 8th Morphological Processing Meeting, June 20-22 Cambridge University UK. Deadline: March 15 2013
The 8th Morphological Processing Meeting will be held at the University of Cambridge, UK, from June 20th to June 22nd 2013. We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting abstract submissions and that registration is open: morphologicalprocessing2013.webs.com/

The meeting aims to bring together scientists that work on all aspects of morphological processing. It is intended to provide an opportunity to discuss and explore different aspects of morphological processing, across several languages, language modalities and experimental paradigms.

The submission deadline for abstracts for posters and oral presentations is March 15th 2013. More information and the abstract submission form can be found at morphologicalprocessing2013.webs.com/abstract-submission

Please circulate this message to any colleagues who you think might be interested.

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

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

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


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

gala2013(removeme)uni-oldenburg.de

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

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

Submission deadline: March 15th, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 1st, 2013
Call for papers for Symposium Secondary Predication in Formal Frameworks,Utrecht University, May 27 2013. Deadline: March 22 2013
Abstracts are accepted for oral presentations for the 2013 symposium on secondary predication, which will be held in Utrecht, The Netherlands on May 27, 2013.

Invited speakers:
Casper de Groot (University of Amsterdam)
Beth Levin (Stanford University)

Theme
This symposium dedicated to non-verbal secondary predication, and more specifically to depictives, as in (1), or resultatives, as in (2).

(1) a. I ate lunch naked. (Carrier and Randall 1992: 219)
b. I ate the carrots soft. (Ettlinger 2008: 147)
(2) I painted the car yellow. (Simpson 1983:143)

Questions to be addressed include but are not limited to:
• What is the syntactic structure of secondary predicates? Are they small clauses (Stowell 1980) or extended projections of lexical heads (cf. Williams 1983)? Should depictives and resultatives be treated differently?
• How do secondary predicates combine with main predicates? While depictives are usually assumed to involve control (Chomsky 1981), resultatives are often hypothesized to combine with their subjects directly, with the resulting small clause merged as the complement of the lexical verb (Hoekstra 1988, see also Ramchand 2008). Do the lexical verb and secondary predicate form a syntactic "complex predicate" (Williams 1983, Larson 1988, Cormack and Smith 1999, Neeleman and van de Koot 2002, etc.)? What semantic mechanisms ensure the interpretation of the resulting structures?
• Are there several types of depictives, as argued by Halliday 1967? And should resultatives not be viewed as a single phenomenon (Goldberg and Jackendoff 2004, cf. also Ettlinger 2008)?
• What is the syntax of so-called "subject-oriented resultatives" (Verspoor 1997, Wechsler 1997, Rappaport Hovav and Levin 2001, Wechsler 2005)?
• How do strong resultatives differ from weak (or pseudo-) resultatives (Washio 1997, Levinson 2010)?
• Is there a connection between depictives and appositives, as in (3) vs. (4) (cf. Heringa 2011)?

(3) a. Mary arrived home drunk. (depictive)
b. They dragged John unconscious into the ambulance.
(4) a. Mary arrived home, drunk. (appositive adjective)
b. They dragged John, totally unconscious, into the ambulance.

We encourage submission in all formal frameworks.

Submission guidelines
Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length, including data and references, with 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins on all four sides, 12pt font size, single line spacing. Examples should be interleaved with the text.

Properly anonymized abstracts should be submitted in the PDF format via EasyChair, using the following link:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=spiff2013

Submission deadline: March 22, 2013
Acceptance notification: April 15, 2013
Presentation length: 30 minutes, excluding 10 minutes of discussion.

Organizational data

Organizers: Annemarie van Dooren, Lotte Hendriks, Ora Matushansky
Contact: a.m.f.vandooren(removeme)students.uu.nl, l.d.h.hendriks(removeme)uu.nl
Call for Papers for Sixteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2013), Plzen (Pilsen), Czech Republic, 1-5 September 2013. Deadline: March 31 2013
The TSD conference fee was significantly reduced. It is organized in parallel with SPECOM.

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen, and the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno. This year the conference is organized in parallel with the 15th International Conference on Speech and Computer (SPECOM). The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association (ISCA).

Venue: Plzen (Pilsen), angelo Hotel (city center), Czech Republic

TSD series have evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world. Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series. The TSD proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC, or COMPENDEX.

Topics of the conference will include (but are not limited to):

Corpora and Language Resources (monolingual, multilingual,
text and spoken corpora, large web corpora, disambiguation,
specialized lexicons, dictionaries)

Speech Recognition (multilingual, continuous, emotional
speech, handicapped speaker, out-of-vocabulary words,
alternative way of feature extraction, new models for
acoustic and language modelling)

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
(multilingual processing, sentiment analysis, credibility
analysis, automatic text labeling, summarization, authorship
attribution)

Speech and Spoken Language Generation (multilingual, high
fidelity speech synthesis, computer singing)

Semantic Processing of Text and Speech (information
extraction, information retrieval, data mining, semantic web,
knowledge representation, inference, ontologies, sense
disambiguation, plagiarism detection)

Integrating Applications of Text and Speech Processing
(machine translation, natural language understanding,
question-answering strategies, assistive technologies)

Automatic Dialogue Systems (self-learning, multilingual,
question-answering systems, dialogue strategies, prosody in
dialogues)

Multimodal Techniques and Modelling (video processing, facial
animation, visual speech synthesis, user modelling, emotions
and personality modelling)


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the event will be English. However, papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.

FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.One day of the conference will be dedicated to tutorials and workshops.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Pilsen will allow additional informal interactions. Details about the social event will be available on the web page.


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Authors are invited to submit a full paper not exceeding 8 pages formatted in the LNCS style (see below). Those accepted will be presented either orally or as posters. The decision on the presentation format will be based upon the recommendation of three independent reviewers. The authors are asked to submit their papers using the on-line submission form accessible from the conference web site.

Papers submitted to TSD 2013 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

As the reviewing is blind, the paper should not include authors'
name and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations, such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...". Papers that do not conform to the requirements above are determined to be rejected without review.

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX (plain) or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes. Authors using a MS Word-compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for MS Word and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to the LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 1500 will be levied automatically.

The paper format for the review has to be either the PDF or PostScript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, speakers will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, a developed software or interesting materials relevant to the topics of the conference.
Speakers who have prepared a demonstration should provide an abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES

May 12, 2013 .............. Notification of acceptance
June 9, 2013 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration
September 1-5, 2013 ....... Conference date

The contributions to the conference will be published in proceedings that will be made available on CD to participants at the time of the conference.

The conference fee depends on the date of payment and on your status. It includes one copy of the conference proceedings, refreshments/coffee breaks, opening dinner, welcome party, mid-conference social event admissions, and organizing costs. In order to lower the fee as much as possible, meals during the conference, the accommodation, and the conference trip are not included.

Full participant:
early registration by June 9, 2013 - CZK 8.200 (approx. 320 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2013 - CZK 9.400 (approx. 370 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 10.000 (approx. 390 EUR)

Student (reduced):
early registration by June 9, 2013 - CZK 7.000 (approx. 280 EUR) late registration by August 1, 2013 - CZK 8.400 (approx. 330 EUR) on-site registration - CZK 8.900 (approx. 350 EUR)

The payment may be refunded up until August 15, at the cost of CZK 1.500.
No refund is possible after this date. All costs are in Czech Crowns (Czech Koruna, CZK), see e.g. www.xe.com/ucc/ for the current exchange rate.

At least one of the authors has to register and pay the registration fee by June 9, 2013 for their paper to be included in the conference proceedings. Only one paper of up to 8 pages is included in the regular registration fee. The additional paper and page charge is CZK 1000 per page. Any additional paper is treated as extra pages. An extra page charge is CZK 1000 per page. An author with more than one paper pays the additional paper rates unless a co-author has also registered and paid the full registration fee. In the case of uncertainty, feel free to contact the organising committee for clarification. As in previous years, we will do our best to ensure grants for the prospective TSD participants from economically less powerful countries, especially the countries of the former Soviet Union and its satellites. By now we are negotiating with our partner supporting organisations about the form and amount of the grants.

GETTING THERE
The city has access from the D5 motorway connecting Prague (Praha) with Germany. Pilsen has very good bus and train connections with the capital of Prague (it takes about 1 - 1.5 hour to get from Prague to Pilsen).
From Vaclav Havel Airport Prague (PRG) you can reach Pilsen by frequent
public transport in 1.5 - 2 hours.

ACCOMMODATION

The organising committee has arranged accommodation for reasonable prices in the angelo Hotel Pilsen, which is situated in the city center in walking distance from the main railway station and opposite to the historical entrance of the Pilsner Urquell Brewery. There are a lot of restaurants in hotel neighbourhood offering specialities of national and foreign cuisine. Student halls of residence will be also available at the time of conference.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to:
Ms Anna Habernalova, TSD 2013 Conference Secretary
E-mail: tsd2013(removeme)tsdconference.org
Phone: +420 722 375 005
Fax: +420 377 632 402 - Please, mark the faxed material with capitals
'TSD' on top.
TSD 2013 conference web site: www.tsdconference.org/tsd2013
Call for papers for 34th TABU Dag 2013, Groningen University, June 13-14 2013. Deadline: March 31 2013
Call for Papers:

We invite short abstracts for presentations and posters in English in any field of linguistics including, but not limited to: phonetics and phonology, syntax and semantics, sociolinguistics, discourse and communication, computational linguistics and neurolinguistics. Abstracts should not be longer than 300 words excluding title, author names, keywords and references and should be submitted in .pdf or .txt format. We invite submissions for oral presentations of 20 minutes plus 5 minutes for discussion, as well as for poster presentations.

The official language of the conference is English.

The deadline for the abstract submission for both the TABU Dag and the workshop Minority Languages in a Multilingual Europe is 31 March 2013. You are invited to submit your abstracts using the following link:

linguistlist.org/easyabs/tabudag2013

Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 30 April 2013.

For further information, please visit the conference website:

www.tabudag.nl

Conference location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact information: tabudag(removeme)rug.nl
Call for Papers for Pre-conference workshop Attitudes to Prescriptivism,Leiden University, June 11 2013. Deadline: March 31 2013
Attitudes to Prescriptivism is the theme of a pre-conference workshop that will take place on Tuesday 11 June 2013. The workshop is organised by the project Bridging the Unbridgeable: linguists, prescriptivists and the general public and part of the conferencePrescription and Tradition in Language, which takes place on 12-14 June at Leiden University, The Netherlands.
The workshop will feature papers that investigate language users’ attitudes towards prescriptivism and other normative actions, primarily from the point of view of the recipients of such actions, such as the general public, institutions and specific professional groups (linguists, journalists, educators, bloggers, etc.). The focus will mainly be on English, but proposals on other languages will also be welcome.
Drafts of the papers will circulate among the participants of the workshop beforehand so that there is time for all participants to read them and prepare constructive feedback. Interested scholars are invited to submit abstracts of no more than 500 words. We have laid out the following timeline:
31 March 2013 deadline for submitting an abstract
8 April 2013 notification of acceptance
31 May 2013 deadline for submitting draft paper
11 June 2013 workshop
Please submit abstracts to the following e-mail address: r.straaijer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl with “abstract A2P” in the subject line.
The organising committee,
Robin Straaijer, Carmen Ebner, Morana Luka? & Viktorija Kostadinova
Last Call for Papers for ESSLLI 2013 STUDENT SESSION, Düsseldorf, Germany, August 5-16, 2013. Deadline: April first 2013
Held during
The 25th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information
Düsseldorf, Germany, August 5-16, 2013
Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2013
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=essllistus2013

A SEPARATE POSTER SESSION: Note that this year there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters.
More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: stus2013.loriweb.org/, (links to previous years' proceedings are also available there).

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to margotcolinet(removeme)gmail.com
For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2013, please consult the main ESSLLI 2013 page, esslli2013.de/.
Kind regards,

The ESSLLI 2013 Student Session Organization Committee
Oproep voor lezingen voor Taaldag BKL & KU Leuven, 11 mei 2013. Deadline: 1 April 2013
Geachte collega’s,

De Belgische Kring voor Linguļstiek organiseert op zaterdag 11 mei 2013 opnieuw zijn jaarlijkse taaldag, deze keer in samenwerking met de KU Leuven.

Deelname aan de taaldag is gratis voor iedereen, maar enkel leden van de BKL kunnen een voorstel indienen voor een lezing (in het Duits, Engels, Frans of Nederlands over om het even welk onderwerp in de taalkunde). De contributie voor de BKL bedraagt 40 euro, inclusief de Belgian Journal of Linguistics (of 20 euro mocht U het tijdschrift niet wensen te ontvangen). Lidmaatschap houdt een hele reeks voordelen in: zie op www.bkl-cbl.be onder “lidmaatschap”. Een selectie van de lezingen zal online gepubliceerd worden op de BKL-website in de Studies van de Belgische Kring voor Linguļstiek ( webh01.ua.ac.be/linguist/SBKL/SBKL.htm).

Gelieve uw abstract van ongeveer een halve pagina, met de beschrijving van uw onderwerp, data en methode, op te sturen naar Steven Schoonjans Steven.Schoonjans(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be, ten laatste op 1 april 2013.
Bevestiging van uw deelname gebeurt voor 27 april 2013.

Webpage voor de taaldag: www2.arts.kuleuven.be/info/bkl

Met vriendelijke groeten,
Steven Schoonjans (Aanspreekpunt taaldag 2013)
Patrick Dendale (Secretaris)
Philippe De Brabanter (Voorzitter)

__________________________________________________

Chers collčgues,

Le samedi 11 mai 2013, le Cercle Belge de Linguistique organise sa journée de linguistique annuelle, cette fois-ci en collaboration avec la KU Leuven.

La participation ą la journée est gratuite, mais seuls les membres du CBL peuvent présenter une communication. La cotisation annuelle du CBL se monte ą 40 euros et comprend un volume du Belgian Journal of Linguistics (ou 20 euros si vous ne désirez pas recevoir la revue). Elle offre toute une série d’avantages: voir www.bkl-cbl.be sous « adhésion ». Tout membre peut soumettre une proposition de communication en allemand, anglais, franēais ou néerlandais sur n’importe quel sujet linguistique. Une sélection des communications sera publiée sur le site web du CBL dans les Travaux du Cercle Belge de Linguistique ( webh01.ua.ac.be/linguist/SBKL/SBKL.htm).

Pour participer, il suffit d’envoyer un résumé d’une demi-page précisant le sujet, l’approche et la méthode ą Steven Schoonjans Steven.Schoonjans(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be, et ce avant le 1er avril 2013.
Nous confirmerons votre participation avant le 27 avril 2013.

Page web de la journée linguistique: www2.arts.kuleuven.be/info/bkl

Cordialement,
Steven Schoonjans (Organisateur Journée linguistique 2013)
Patrick Dendale (Secrétaire)
Philippe De Brabanter (Président)
__________________________________________________

Dear colleague,

On Saturday May 11, 2013 the Linguistic Society of Belgium is organizing its annual linguists’ day. This year the event is hosted by the KU Leuven.

Attendance is free and open to everyone, but only members can give a paper (in German, English, French or Dutch, on any linguistic topic). The annual membership fee is 40 euros and includes one issue of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics (or 20 euros a year if you do not want to receive the journal) and membership offers a wide range of advantages: see www.bkl-cbl.be. A selection of papers will be published online on the LSB’s website in the Travaux du Cercle Belge de Linguistique / Studies van de Belgische Kring voor Linguļstiek ( webh01.ua.ac.be/linguist/SBKL/SBKL.htm).

To participate, please send a half-page abstract specifying subject, approach and method to Steven Schoonjans Steven.Schoonjans(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be before April 1, 2013.
Your participation will be confirmed by April 27, 2013.

Linguists’ day webpage: www2.arts.kuleuven.be/info/bkl

Sincerely,
Steven Schoonjans (Contact person for the Linguists’ day 2013)
Patrick Dendale (Secretary)
Philippe De Brabanter (Chairman)
2nd CALL FOR PAPERS for "ACQUISITION OF REFERRING EXPRESSIONS:CROSSED PERSPECTIVES", Paris, October 25-26, 2013, EXTENDED DEADLINE: April 1 2013
ACQUISITION OF REFERRING EXPRESSIONS:CROSSED PERSPECTIVES, Paris, October 25-26, 2013

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS
Submissions will be registered on-line, via the Easychair platform ( www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aeref2013)

We are happy to announce the participation of the following guest speakers

Keynote Lectures:

Shanley Allen, University of Kaiserslautern, Germany
Eve Clark, Stanford University, Ca. USA
Katherine Demuth, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
Maya Hickmann, CNRS, Université Paris 8, SFL, France
Elena Lieven, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
Edy Veneziano, Université Paris Descartes, Modyco)
And the DIAREF project team

Oral presentations:

Dominique Bassano (CNRS, Université Paris 8, SFL, France), Dagmar Bittner (Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin, Germany), Cécile de Cat (University of Leeds, United Kingdom), Jeannette Gundel (University of Minnesota, USA), Susana Lopez Ornat Complutense University of Madrid, Spain) Danielle Matthews (University of Sheffield, United Kingdom), Yuriko Oshima-Takane ( McGill University, Montréal, Canada), Ludovica Serratrice (University of Manchester, United Kingdom), Barbora Skarabela (University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom), Rushen Shi (Quebec University , Montréal, Canada), Sophie Wauquier (Université Paris 8, SFL, France)

For further information, visit our website: www.univ-paris3.fr/aeref-2013
Call for Papers for Workshop CONCEPT COMPOSITION & EXPERIMENTAL SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS, Utrecht University, September 2-3 2013, (UIL OTS) Deadline: April 1 2013
CONCEPT COMPOSITION & EXPERIMENTAL SEMANTICS/PRAGMATICS
Utrecht University, Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS
2-3 September 2013

In conjunction with XPRAG-2013
logiccommonsense.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/workshop2013/

Invited Speakers:
Stephen Crain (Macquarie University)
James Hampton (City University London)
Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart, University of Texas at Austin)

One of the hardest problems in experimental semantics and pragmatics is the way meanings of complex expressions are derived from simple lexical concepts and connected to concept representations. While concepts corresponding to simple words can be represented as feature lists or prototypes (Rosch & Mervis 1975, Hampton 2006), the ways in which such representations may be derived for composite expressions is highly puzzling, both in terms of experimental measures and in terms of formal analysis (Kamp & Partee 1995, Hampton & Jönsson 2012). Since the introduction of this problem by Osherson & Smith (1981), much experimental and theoretical work has been done by cognitive psychologists on the derivation of concept representations. However, in many ways this work has been carried out independently of related on-going work on meaning and use of logical operators (Crain/Khlentzos 2008) and compositionality (Bemis & Pylkkänen 2011). As a result, the interactions between concept combination, meaning and use of logical concepts, and compositionality principles have remained by and large underexplored.

The aim of this workshop is to bring together theoretical linguists, psycholinguists and cognitive psychologists in search of a common ground for on-going work on compositionality and concepts. Relevant questions are:
* Is there evidence for a general procedure mapping lexical concepts into concepts corresponding to complex expressions?
* Are there inherent and experimentally-supported distinctions between logical concepts (e.g. quantifiers, conjunctions and disjunction) and concepts corresponding to content words?
* How is the composition of concepts sensitive to contextual factors? Are there experimentally-supported generalizations to make in this domain?
* Are there significant distinctions in concept composition between different conceptual domains (space, time, quantification, boolean operators, colors, etc.)?
* What are the interactions between concept composition and phenomena involving vagueness, implicatures, or scalar expressions?

The workshop will be held in conjunction with XPRAG-2013, which is under the auspices of the ESF research network EuroXprag. The workshop is part of the VICI project “Between Logic and Common Sense” supported by NWO, the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.

Submission details:
We welcome abstracts containing no more than 2 pages, on new experimental findings or formal theoretical developments in the area of concept composition.
Abstracts should be submitted as PDF files via EasyChair:
www.easychair.org/account/signin.cgi?conf=ccesp2013
Conference code: CC&ESP 2013.

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 1, 2013
Notification of acceptance: May 1, 2013
Workshop: September 2-3, 2013
XPRAG-2013: September 4-6, 2013

For practical questions, please email one of the organizers at Utrecht University:
Choonkyu Lee choonkyu.wordpress.com/about/
Eva Poortman evapoortman.wordpress.com/
Yoad Winter www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/

Other relevant links:
Workshop logiccommonsense.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/workshop2013/
XPrag2013 xprag2013.wp.hum.uu.nl
XPrag Network www.euro-xprag.org/

Selected References
Bemis, D. K. and L. Pylkkänen. 2011. Simple Composition: An MEG investigation into the comprehension of minimal linguistic phrases. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(8): 2801-2814.
Crain, S. 2008. The interpretation of disjunction in universal grammar. Language and Speech 51, 151-169.
Crain, S. and D. Khlentzos. 2008. Is logic Innate? Biolinguistics 2(1), 24-56.
Hampton, J. and M. L. Jönsson. 2012. Typicality and compositionality: The logic of combining vague concepts. In M. Werning, W. Hintzen and E. Machery (Eds.), pp. 385-402. Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hampton, J. 2006. Concepts as Prototypes, in B.H.Ross (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Advances in Research and Theory, Vol. 46. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 79-113.
Kamp, H. and B. Partee. 1995. Prototype Theory and Compositionality. Cognition 57:129-191.
Osherson, D. and E. Smith. 1981. On the adequacy of prototype theory as a theory of concepts. Cognition 9:35-58.
Rosch, E. R. and C. B. Mervis. 1975. Family resemblances: studies in the internal structure of categories. Cognitive Psychology 7: 573-605.
2nd Call for Papers for 10th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris (CSSP 2013), September 26-28th, 2013. Deadline: April 15 2013
The 10th Syntax and Semantics Conference in Paris
September 26-28, 2013
Université Paris Diderot, Amphi Buffon, batiment Buffon?15 rue Hélčne Brion, 75013 Paris
Invited speakers
Ricardo Etxepare (CNRS Iker UMR 5478)
Tim Fernando (Trinity College Dublin)
Bart Geurts (U. Nijmegen)
Louisa Sadler (U. Essex)

The Conference welcomes papers combining empirical inquiry and formal explicitness. CSSP aims at favouring comparisons between different theoretical frameworks.
CSSP conferences combine a general session and a thematic session.
Submissions for the general session may address any topic on
syntax,
semantics,
or the syntax-semantics interface
The thematic session will focus on experimental syntax and semantics

We invite submissions for 40-minute presentations (including 10 minutes for discussion). Abstracts should be at most 2 pages in length (including examples and references) written in French or English. The same person may submit at most one abstract as a sole author and one as a co-author. Preference will be given to presentations that are not duplicated at other major conferences.
Abstracts will be refereed blindly by an international programme committee.

For the submission procedure, please see : www.cssp.cnrs.fr/cssp2013/submission/index.html

Scientific Committee : Anne Abeillé (U. Paris Diderot, chair), Caroline Heycock (U. Edinburgh), Brenda Laca (U. Paris 8), Alda Mari (CNRS-J. Nicod), Hans-Martin Gärtner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), Christopher Pińón (U. Lille 3), Jonathan Ginzburg (U. Paris Diderot), Jesse Tseng (CLLE-ERSS UMR 5263, Toulouse).

Organizing Committee : Berthold Crysmann (CNRS, LLF, chair), Pascal Amsili (U. Paris Diderot), Gabriela Bilbīie (Labex EFL), Margot Colinet (LLF), Philip Miller (U. Paris Diderot), Fabiola Henri (LLF), Carla Soares-Jesel (U. Paris Diderot), Jana Strnadova (LLF), Grégoire Winterstein (U. Paris 3).
Call for papers for BUCC, SIXTH WORKSHOP ON BUILDING AND USING COMPARABLE CORPORA, August 8 Sofia, Bulgaria. Deadline: April 26 2013
When: 8 August 2013
Where: Sofia, Bulgaria, co-located with ACL2013
Deadline for papers: 26 April 2013
Notification of acceptance: 24 May 2013
Camera-ready deadline: 7 June 2013
Website: comparable.limsi.fr/bucc2013/
Website for submissions: www.softconf.com/acl2013/BUCC2013/
CALL FOR POSTERS: Eliciting Data in Second Language Research: Challenge and Innovation, 2-3 September, 2013. University of York. Deadline: April 26 2013
The IRIS team is pleased to host a two-day series of invited talks,
demonstrations and poster presentations, bringing together
internationally renowned researchers working across diverse areas of
second language studies.

Abstracts for posters, addressing themes related to the above or others
with a methodological slant, are welcome. Abstracts should be 300 words
max, including titles, references and examples (excluding authors'
names and contact details).

Please submit ONE version with full author details including one
contact email, and ONE anonymised version.

Send both to iris(removeme)iris-database.org with ABSTRACT in the subject heading.

Acceptance response by Friday 31st May 2013. Abstracts will be reviewed
by the IRIS team and members of the IRIS advisory board.

There are 3 FREE PLACES for students presenting the best posters (via
refunded registration fees).

Posters should be either AO or A1 size.

The conference and accommodation is in the National Science Learning
Centre at York, and the conference dinner is at St William's College,
next to York Minster.

€ Reduced registration, on submission of material to IRIS whilst
registration is open, including lunch & refreshments each day: £140
€ Standard registration, including lunch & refreshments each day: £190
€ Student registration, including lunch, refreshments each day: £90
€ Ensuite Bed & Breakfast, adjacent to conference venue on York
University campus:£55 per night

€ Conference dinner, 3 course meal in St William's College, by York
Minster: £40

To register and pay, visit

www.iris-database.org/iris/app/home/iris-conference
For further information, email iris(removeme)iris-database.org

INVITED COLLOQUIA
Each presentation in the colloquia will be a conference-style paper or
a demonstration.

ELICITING DATA ON IDENTITY IN L2 LEARNING
Kimberly Noels (University of Alberta); Sarah Mercer (University of
Graz); Alison Mackey, Sheena Shah & Kaitlyn Tagarelli (Georgetown
University); Florentina Taylor (University of York)

ON-LINE METHODS FOR INVESTIGATING L2 PROCESSING
Casey Lew-Williams (Northwestern University); Leah Roberts (University
of York); Guillaume Thierry (Bangor University); Danijela Trenkic
(University of York)

ELICITING DIFFERENT TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE OF L2 MORPHOSYNTAX
Rosemary Erlam (University of Aukland); Kara Morgan-Short (University
of Illinois at Chicago); Patrick Rebuschat (Bangor University); John
Williams (University of Cambridge)

MEASURING WORKING MEMORY CAPACITY FOR L2 LEARNING RESEARCH

Graham Hitch (University of York); Rita Kaushanskaya (University of
Wisconsin-Madison); Steve Majerus (University of Ličge); Elisabet
Service (Dalhousie University)

ELICITING ORAL INTERACTION DATA
Sue Gass (Michigan State University); Marķa del Pilar Garcķa Mayo
(University of the Basque Country) & Eva Alcón Soler (University Jaume
I (Castelló)); Rhonda Oliver (Curtin University); Jenefer Philp
(Lancaster University)

ELICITING PRIMING EFFECTS IN L2 LEARNING RESEARCH
Kim McDonough (Concordia University); Marije Michel (Lancaster
University); Pavel Trofimovich (Concordia University); Anita Thomas
(Lund University)

CLOSING DISCUSSION: CHALLENGES AHEAD AND A ROLE FOR IRIS Emma Marsden
(York) & Alison Mackey (Georgetown / Lancaster University)
Dr. Patrick Rebuschat
Lecturer in Bilingualism and Cognitive Linguistics School of
Linguistics and English Language Bangor University Bangor, LL57 2DG
United Kingdom

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Call for abstracts for international conference ‘Europe and its Worlds’, Radboud University Nijmegen, 16-18 October 2013. Deadline: April 30 2013
The Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen jointly welcome abstracts 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. Scholars of various universities and scholarly backgrounds, including linguistics, are invited to submit an abstract for one of the twelve panels listed below. For full panel presentations, please visit our conference website: www.ru.nl/europeanditsworlds.
Call for abstracts for Conference Multilingualism: The Key Debates, University Campus Fryslān (UCF) and the NHL Leeuwarden. Deadline: May 1 2013
The University of Groningen is launching a new MA programme in Multilingualism in September 2013, in cooperation with University Campus Fryslān (UCF) and the NHL Leeuwarden. To celebrate the launch of this new programme, we are organising the conference Multilingualism: The Key Debates. The conference will be held from 12 to 14 September in the only officially multilingual province of the Netherlands: Friesland
( sites.google.com/site/multilingualismthekeydebates/)

During the conference eight renowned scientists will meet to debate longstanding and pressing questions about multilingualism. The debates will be open to the general public. The confirmed debaters are:

Daniel L. Everett
Robert Phillipson
Geoffrey K. Pullum
Tove Skutnabb-Kangas
Abram de Swaan
Guillaume Thierry

For the general part of the conference researchers are invited to submit proposals for 20-minute presentations (plus 10 minutes for questions) relating to any aspect of research into multilingualism (or bilingualism). Topics may cover (but are not limited to)

• Multilingual language development
• Second language learning
• Generative approaches to second language acquisition • Language contact and change in multilingual communities • Language contact and change in bidialectal communities • Multilingual speech processing • Neurological foundations of multilingualism • Receptive multilingualism • Language attrition • Language shift and loss • Multilingual education • Language planning and policy making • Generative approaches to multilingualism

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words, and can be uploaded at
linguistlist.org/confservices/multiling2013

For queries about the conference, please contact multiling2013 at UCF dot nl

The scientific committee of Multilingualism – the Key Debates consists of:

Kees de Bot
Charlotte Gooskens
Petra Hendriks
Nanna Haug Hilton
Remco Knooihuizen
Goffe Jensma
Hanneke Loerts
Dennis Ott
Jeffrey Parrott
Alex Riemersma
Marjolijn Verspoor
Jan Wouter Zwart
Call for Articles: Nederlandse Taalkunde/Dutch Linguistics. Deadline: May 1 2013
Announcement Nederlandse Taalkunde/Dutch Linguistics
From 2013 onward, the journal Nederlandse Taalkunde/Dutch Linguistics will be soliciting articles and other copy in English too. We will also be publishing squibs starting from now on: concise (400 to 4,000 words) presentations of data (in English or Dutch) that may involve preliminary analyses as long as they contain new observations or innovative ideas that may be relevant for future research.

To celebrate this, we plan to organize a squib special and invite all to submit squibs (in English or Dutch) on any issue in Dutch linguistics. The deadline is May 1st 2013.
Author instructions can be found at:
taalkunde.letterentijdschriften.nl/index.php?url=other&ots_id=29.
Manuscripts and further questions should be directed to the editorial secretary Barend Beekhuizen at b.f.beekhuizen(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Call for Papers for THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL TBILISI SYMPOSIUM ON LANGUAGE, LOGIC AND COMPUTATION, September 23-27, Georgia. Deadline: May 1 2013
Website: www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2013
**************************************************************CALL FOR PAPERS

The Tenth International Tbilisi Symposium on Language, Logic and Computation will be held on 23-27 September 2013 in Georgia. The Programme Committee invites submissions for contributions on all aspects of language, logic and computation. Work of an interdisciplinary nature is particularly welcome. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

* Algorithmic game theory
* Computational social choice
* Constructive, modal and algebraic logic
* Formal models of multiagent systems
* Historical linguistics, history of logic
* Information retrieval, query answer systems
* Language evolution and learnability
* Linguistic typology and semantic universals
* Logic, games, and formal pragmatics
* Logics for artificial intelligence
* Natural language syntax, semantics, and pragmatics

Authors can submit an abstract of four pages (including references) at the EasyChair conference system here:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=tbillc2013

PROGRAMME

The programme will include the following invited lectures and tutorials.

Tutorials:

Logic: Rosalie Iemhoff (Utrecht)
Language: Daniel Altshuler (Duesseldorf)
Computation: Samson Abramsky (Oxford)

Invited Lectures:

Balder ten Cate (Santa Cruz)
Agata Ciabattoni (Vienna)
Thomas Colcombet (Paris)
Galit Sassoon (Jerusalem)
Alexandra Silva (Nijmegen)
Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow)

WORKSHOPS

There will also be a workshop on Algebraic Proof Theory organized by A. Ciabattoni and R. Iemhoff and a workshop on Aspect organized by D. Altshuler, D. Hole and S. Tatevosov.

PUBLICATION INFORMATION

Post-proceedings of the symposium will be published in the LNCS series of Springer.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: May 1, 2013
Notification: July 1, 2013
Final abstracts due: August 1, 2013
Registration deadline: September 1, 2013
Symposium: September 23-27, 2013

Programme and submission details can be found at:

www.illc.uva.nl/Tbilisi/Tbilisi2013/
Call for papers for Workshop on Natural Language and Computer Science (NLCS '13), June 28, 2013 New Orleans, Louisiana. Deadline: May 1 2013
www.indiana.edu/~iulg/nlcs.html

A workshop to be held at LiCS'13.
Endorsed by the Association for Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Computational Semantics.


AIMS AND SCOPE

Formal tools coming from logic and category theory are important in both
natural language semantics and in computational semantics. Moreover, work on these tools borrows heavily from all areas of theoretical computer
science. In the other direction, applications having to do with natural
language has inspired developments on the formal side. The workshop invites papers on both topics. Specific topics include, but are not limited to:

* logic for semantics of lexical items, sentences, discourse and dialog
* continuations in natural language semantics
* formal tools in textual inference, such as logics for natural language
inference
* applications of category theory in semantics
* linear logic in semantics
* formal approaches to unifying data-driven and declarative approaches to
semantics


IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submission: May 1, 2013
Notification: May 15, 2013
Workshop Date: 28 June 2013
Possible Extension to: 29 June 2013
LICS'13 Dates: 25-28 June 2013



INVITED SPEAKERS

Ian Pratt-Hartmann, University of Manchester, UK.
Wlodek Zadrozny, UNC, Charlotte, North Carolina.


LENGTH OF THE WORKSHOP

We plan for a one-day workshop, but with sufficient interest we have the
option to extend the workshop to a second day.


SUBMISSIONS

Please submit extended abstracts of up to 15 pages using EasyChair:
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=nlcs13

ORGANIZERS

Valeria de Paiva, Nuance
Larry Moss, Indiana University


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Valeria de Paiva, Nuance
Bill MacCartney, Google and Stanford University
Larry Moss, Indiana University
Annie Zaenen, Stanford University
EIGHTH WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL MACHINE TRANSLATION, August 8-9, 2013, Sofia, Bulgaria. Deadline: June 7 2013
(co-located with ACL 2013, )
www.statmt.org/wmt13/


*** CALL FOR PAPERS ***

We invite the submission of scientific papers on topics related to MT.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

* word-based, phrase-based, syntax-based SMT
* using comparable corpora for SMT
* incorporating linguistic information into SMT
* decoding
* system combination and selection
* error analysis
* manual and automatic method for evaluating MT
* quality estimation of MT
* scaling MT to very large data sets

SHARED TASKS

The workshop will feature three shared tasks:

* a translation task
* a task to test automatic evaluation metrics
* a translation quality estimation task

Separate emails will announce the details about the tasks.

PAPER SUBMISSION INFORMATION

Submissions will consist of regular full papers of 6-10 pages, plus
additional pages for references, formatted following the ACL 2013
guidelines. In addition, shared task participants will be invited to
submit short papers (4-6 pages) describing their systems or their
evaluation metrics. Both submission and review processes will be
handled electronically.

We encourage individuals who are submitting research papers to
evaluate their approaches using the training resources provided by
this workshop and past workshops, so that their experiments can be
repeated by others using these publicly available corpora.

IMPORTANT DATES

Paper submissions:

Paper submission deadline: June 7, 2013
Notification of acceptance: June 24, 2013
Camera-ready deadline: July 5, 2013

Shared tasks:

Release of translation task training data: Early February 2013
Release of translation task test set: April 29, 2013
Submission deadline for translation task: May 3 2013
Release of quality estimation task training data: February 28 2013
Release of quality estimation task test data: May 25, 2013
Release of system outputs for metrics task: May 10, 2013
Submission deadline for metrics task and quality estimation task: May
31, 2013
Manual evaluation period: May 17, 2013 - June 7, 2013


Workshop in Sofia following ACL: August 8-9, 2013

ORGANIZERS

Ondrej Bojar (Charles University in Prague)
Christian Buck (University of Edinburgh)
Chris Callison-Burch (Johns Hopkins University)
Barry Haddow (University of Edinburgh)
Philipp Koehn (University of Edinburgh)
Christof Monz (University of Amsterdam)
Matt Post (Johns Hopkins University)
Herve Saint-Amand (University of Edinburgh)
Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield)
Call for papers for Morphology Meeting 2013 (Morfologiedagen 2013), December 13-14 2013, Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden. Deadline: September 15 2013
Call for papers Morphology Meeting 2013
in Leeuwarden, the Netherlands.

Deadline: September 15th, 2013

Date: Friday, December 13th, 2013
(and depending on participation also Saturday, December 14th, 2013)
Fryske Akademy
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

After the successful conference in Leiden in September 2012, the next edition of the Morphology Meeting (de Morfologiedagen) will be in Leeuwarden, hosted by the Fryske Akademy, which celebrates its 75th birthday this year.

We would like to receive abstracts (maximally 300 words) about all possible aspects of especially Dutch and Frisian morphology, before September 15th, 2013, by e-mail at the following address: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl. Please use the subject: “abstract Morphology Meeting”. The conference languages are English, Dutch and German.

Presentations: 30 min. (incl. 10 min. for discussion)

Organization: Siebren Dyk, Eric Hoekstra, Janneke Spoelstra and Willem Visser (Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)

For more information: ehoekstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl.
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Van Gogh Beurzen: aanvraag Sluitingsdatum 9 juni 2013
Sinds 2008 voert de Frans-Nederlandse Academie het secretariaat van het Van Gogh beurzenprogramma. Het doel van dit programma is de uitwisseling van Nederlandse en Franse onderzoekers die binnen één onderzoeksgroep werkzaam (willen) zijn, te stimuleren en te ondersteunen. Voorheen maakten alleen VENI, VIDI en VICI laureaten kans op een beurs. Tegenwoordig is de Van Gogh-doelgroep uitgebreid en kunnen alle onderzoekers die bewezen excellent onderzoek verrichten, meedingen naar een Van Gogh-beurs.
Onderzoekers die onderzoekssamenwerking met Frankrijk willen opzetten of versterken, kunnen vanaf 4 februari 2013 hun aanvraag indienen bij de Frans-Nederlandse Academie. Meer informatie:
www.FRNL.eu
Contact 030-2539198