April 25th, 2014

LOT Announcements / events
Register for the LOT Summer School (hosted by CLS Radboud University Nijmegen) now!
The next LOT Summer School will take place June 16-27 2014, and will be hosted by the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of Radboud University Nijmegen. Registration is open until May the 20th.

The courses are free for all PhD-researchers and second year research master students who are affiliated with one of the eight LOT Institutes. For post doc researchers and PhD-researchers and research master students who are not affiliated to one of the LOT institutes: please check the General info on our website to see whether you can participate or not.
Participants are encouraged to present their work during the weekly poster session. They may present a poster with original work, try-out their poster for an upcoming conference, or present a poster from a previous conference.

A summary can be found below.

The registration form and other info can be found online: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2014_Summerschool_Nijmegen/.

We hope to see you all in Nijmegen!

Courses week 1 (June 16-20, 2014):

09.00 - 11.00:

Michael Cysouw
Language Comparison in the Big Data Era

Idan Landau
The Interplay of Syntax and Semantics in Control

Neurobiology of Language
Roel Willems
Brain and Language

11.15 - 13.15:

Mimicry and Alignment
Lisette Mol
Imitation in interaction: How on earth and why on earth?

Language Impairment
Elma Blom & Judith Rispens
Specific Language Impairment: current issues

Historical Linguistics
Ans van Kemenade
Word order and information structure in a diachronic perspective

14.15 - 16.15:

Carlos Gussenhoven
Word and sentence prosody

Stef Grondelaers
The sociolinguistics of standardization in the Low Countries: production, perception & ideology

Jeff Lidz
Input and Intake in Language Acquisition

16.30 - 18.30:

Michael Cysouw
Unity and Diversity of Human Languages

Jeff Lidz
Research in Language Acquisition and Processing

Wednesday June 18:
19.30 - 21.00 - Schultink Lezing by Idan Landau

Courses week 2 (June 23-27, 2014):

09.00 - 11.00:

Bimodal Bilingual Language Development
Diane Lillo-Martin
Bimodal Bilingual Language Development

Language use/Discourse
Jos Hornikx
Empirical research on persuasive argumentation

CLARIN for Linguists
Jan Odijk and guest teachers
CLARIN for Linguists

11.15 - 13.15:

Janet van Hell

Eye tracking: hands on workshop
Susanne Brouwer & Caroline Junge
Eye tracking in adults and infants: An introduction

Language and Genes/Evolution
Dan Dediu & Sonja Vernes
The genetic foundations of language and speech, from molecules to linguistic diversity.

14.15 - 16.15:

Huub van den Bergh en Mattis van den Bergh
Multilevel analysis in SPSS

Language acquisition
Ben Ambridge
Child Language Acquisition

Olaf Koeneman
Verb placement and agreement

16.30 - 18.30:

Ben Ambridge
Experimental studies of first language acquisition (syntax and morphology)

Janet van Hell
Empirical research seminar
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Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
ACLC seminar 'How can Linguistics survive?', University of Amsterdam, April 25 2014
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal 4.01
April 25 2014, 15.15-16.30 uur
prof. dr. P. Muysken (Radboud University Nijmegen) en prof. dr. J.E.C.V. Rooryck (Leiden University)
How can Linguistics survive?
The abstract can be found on the ACLC website: here

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
Syntax-Interface Meeting withThomas McFadden, Utrecht University, April 28 2014
The next syntax-interface meeting takes place on Monday, April 28. Our speaker is Thomas McFadden (ZAS, Berlin) and the title of his talk is: 'Stitching phases together: domains and edges as modules and interfaces'.

Location: Utrecht, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06 (Ravensteijn)
Time: 15.30 - 17.00

In addition, we would like to announce that Thomas McFadden will also give three seminars in Utrecht next week.
• Monday April 28 10:00-13:00 SEMINAR on Corpus Research, UU Drift 21, 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal)
• Tuesday April 29 13:00-16:00 SEMINAR on Corpus Research, UU Drift 21, 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal)
• Wednesday April 30 13:00-16:00 SEMINAR on Corpus Research, UU Drift 21, 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal)
If you would like to participate to these seminars, please send an e-mail to Franca Wesseling: f.wesseling(removeme)uu.nl.

For more information on our meetings, please check our website ( uilotssyntaxif.wordpress.com/). Here you can find the abstract of the talk and sign up for our newsletter.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!
FunC Friday lecture 'The role of Latin (and Greek) in the development of European verb morphology, Department of Linguistics University of Leuven, April 29 2014
Tuesday 29 April (11 am-1pm): Seminar with Bridget Drinka (U of Texas, San Antonio). The role of Latin (and Greek) in the development of European verb morphology..
Lokaal MSI 00.20
Blijde Inkomsstraat 21.
3000 Leuven

Contact: bert.cornillie(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be
The Language of the Drum, An evening with maestro Doudou Ndiaye Rose, Utrecht, May 6 2014
The Language of the Drum
An evening with maestro Doudou Ndiaye Rose

To make sure you can attend, please register at the site:

Tuesday, 6 May 2014, 19:30
Academiegebouw Utrecht, Senaatszaal

19:30 welcome
19:35 dr. Yoad Winter – Sabar: the Drum Language of Senegal
20:15 musical demonstrations & conversation with Ndiaye Rose
21:00 Q&A
21:15 reception
Moderator: prof. dr. Martha Frederiks, director Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University

For more than 60 years, Doudou Ndiaye Rose has been internationally renowned as one of the groundbreaking musicians of modern Africa. A world-leading expert of traditional African music, Ndiaye Rose is a composer, master drummer, conductor and spiritual leader. He has composed hundreds of musical pieces, conducted innumerous ensembles and played with musicians like Miles Davis, the Rolling Stones, Dizzy Gillespie and Peter Gabriel.
In the last six years Ndiaye Rose and his family have collaborated with a research team at the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, studying the drum language of Senegal.
In this special evening, maestro Ndiaye Rose and members of his family will demonstrate their art. Dr. Yoad Winter will introduce some major findings of the Dakar-Utrecht drum language project, which will soon appear in the scientific journal Language.

Participation in the event is free but requires registration in advance. The number of seats is limited. You are advised to register as soon as possible. For reservations please subscribe to the mailing list by filling out your email address at the site: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar/DoudouNdiayeRose.html. We will send you an email that you'll need to print out in order to participate in the event.

Organizers: Martin Everaert, Nina Wiedenhoff, Yoad Winter

Acknowledgements: Work on the Dakar-Utrecht drum language project was partly supported by Neuroscience & Cognition Utrecht.

More information about the study and the article which will be published in Language, can be found here: www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar.html.
FunC Friday lecture 'Diachronic Construction Grammar. A case study', Department of Linguistics University of Leuven, May 9 2014
Friday 9 May (3 pm): Jóhanna Barddal (Ghent University). Diachronic Construction Grammar. A case study.
Lokaal MSI 00.08
Blijde Inkomsstraat 21.
3000 Leuven

Contact: bert.cornillie(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be
Discourse op dinsdag meeting with Jos van Beishuizen (VU Amsterdam), Utrecht University, May 13 2014
Dear all,

The next Discourse op Dinsdag meeting will take place on next Tuesday, 13th of May. Our speaker will be:

Jos van Beishuizen (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Date & time: May 13; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal (room 0.05)
Title: ‘Studying expository texts: the interaction between the concrete and the abstract’ (see below for an abstract)

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Studying expository texts: the interaction between the concrete and the abstract

The basis of knowledge acquisition is concrete experience. This view has been advocated by many theorists, beginning with Plato's dialogue on Meno's Paradox. This view was also the basis of a number of experiments in which we presented an expository text to psychology students and secondary school students. The text dealt with human memory and contained chapters with sections in which theory and example paragraphs were carefully arranged and ordered. We expected better understanding of sections with many examples compared with sections with many theory paragraphs. It turned out otherwise. The student's learning style determined the outcomes of the study task. Also the nature of the post-test was crucial. Students who used the text on human memory to prepare experiments about the function of human memory among various age groups in a simulation environment did benefit a lot from studying theory paragraphs. This sheds a new light on the view that concrete experience is the basis of knowledge acquisition.
Anéla lezing 'BasiLex, een corpus van 10 miljoen woorden voor 6-12-jarigen: wat kun je daarmee?', Utrecht, 16 mei 2014
Anéla lezing 16 mei 2014.

16 mei presenteert Anne Vermeer:

BasiLex, een corpus van 10 miljoen woorden voor 6-12-jarigen: wat kun je daarmee?

Anne Vermeer, Tilburg University

Voor Basilex zijn een groot aantal geschreven teksten verzameld die basisschoolkinderen van groep 4 tot en met 8 aangeboden krijgen. Hoofddoel was om op basis van dit corpus een geannoteerde 20.000-woorden-lijst samen te stellen die kan dienen als streeflijst voor de woordenschat van leerlingen aan het einde van groep 8 van de basisschool. Uitgangspunt daarbij was dat inzicht verkregen zou worden in de diversiteit en frequentie van het aanbod voor de verschillende groepen in het basisonderwijs. Concreet houdt dat in dat teksten uit verschillende domeinen (schoolboeken, leesboeken, ondertitels, toetsen, prentenboeken, strips, etcetera) zijn ontleed, de woorden zijn onderscheiden naar functie en betekenis, en dat de herkomst (in welke zin, in welk domein, in welke groep, werd het woord gebruikt?) naspeurbaar en opvraagbaar blijft.
Na een inleiding in de ins en outs van het corpus, ook in vergelijking met een volwassenencorpus (Sonar) en het corpus van Schrooten & Vermeer 1994, zal ik me in deze presentatie voornamelijk richten op mogelijke onderwijstoepassingen: doelwoordenselectie voor het onderwijs, het bepalen van tekstmoeilijkheid met BasiLex als referentiecorpus, en toetsitemselectie.

Tijd: 14.00-15.00 uur
Plaats: Utrecht, Drift 23, zaal 207
Toegang vrij voor leden en niet-leden
Aansluitend op deze presentatie vindt voor Anélaleden de jaarlijkse ALV plaatst, eveneens in Drift 23, zaal 207. De ALV begint om 15.30 uur. Meer informatie www.anela.nl.

Tijd: 14.00-15.00 uur
Plaats: Utrecht, Drift 23, zaal 207
Toegang vrij voor leden en niet-leden
Aansluitend op deze presentatie vindt voor Anélaleden de jaarlijkse ALV plaatst, eveneens in Drift 23, zaal 207. De ALV begint om 15.30 uur. Meer informatie www.anela.nl.
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Symposium on South American Indigenous Languages, Radboud University Nijmegen, May 2 2014
Symposium on South American Indigenous Languages

May 2, 2014, on the occasion of the thesis defense of Joshua Birchall (at 10:30 a.m. the same day)

Place: E 1.14, Erasmusgebouw, Radboud University Nijmegen

14:00 Spike Gildea (Oregon)
Rethinking the ‘split ergativity’ phenomenon
The metaphor of "split" ergativity, or whatever form of split alignment, is actually misleading us when we conceptualize the phenomenon. Based on my historical work with different types of alignments, I have come up with a metaphor that seems to be a much better fit with the evolution of "splits", and that seems to frame the synchronic analysis of such alignments in a more useful way.

14:40 Pieter Muysken (Nijmegen)
Results for the South American Languages of the ERC Traces of Contact Project. New trails ahead.
The work on South American languages in the ERC Traces of Contact project came up with some suggestions about the spread of typological features across the continent, and how these may be interpreted historically, but no clear consensus was reached on what this spread means. In this talk I will explore various alternatives on how to go further with this.

15:10 Tea/Coffee

15:30 Mily Crevels (Leiden)
Moving on: From Pampa to Chaco
Paraguay consists of two ecologically and demographically very distinct areas, divided by the Paraguay River: the dry Chaco in the west and a subtropical region with rainfall throughout the whole year in the east. While the Tupķ-Guaranķan groups in the east are basically farmers, the Chaco groups are hunter-gatherers, occasionally fishermen. The Paraguayan Chaco area forms part of the Gran Chaco, a hot and semi-arid region just south of the Amazon Basin, divided among eastern Bolivia, northern Argentina, Paraguay, and part of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Mato Grosso do Sul.
In this talk I will zoom in on the situation and status of the indigenous languages of Paraguay – including ‘Paraguayan Guaranķ’ and Jopara, two varieties of Guaranķ, whose status remains unclear from the sources –, and explore future lines of research in Paraguay.

16:00 Discussion

16:20 Drinks
4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL2014), Nijmegen, May 13-16 2014
4th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL2014)
organized by Radboud University Nijmegen, MPI Nijmegen and Leiden University will be held in Nijmegen 13 -16 May. Early registration ends on 30 April. See: www.tal2014.org
Workshop on fluency in native and nonnative speech, Utrecht University, May 22 2014
Dear colleague,

We would like to invite you to the Workshop on fluency in native and nonnative speech on Thursday, May 22 2014. The workshop will be held in the Sweelinckzaal at Drift 21, Utrecht.

On the occasion of the PhD-defense of Hans Rutger Bosker, four speakers will present talks on different topics concerning native and nonnative fluency in speech perception and production. Each talk will last 35 minutes, followed by a 10-minute discussion. Below you can find the program of the workshop.

12.45 – 13.00 Nivja de Jong
13.00 – 13.45 Prof. Norman Segalowitz (Concordia University, Montreal & Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane)
The elusive nature of second language fluency
13.45 – 14.30 Prof. Marc Swerts (Tilburg University)
A comparative study of accent distributions in typologically different languages: production and perception
14.30 – 15.00 Coffee break
15.00 – 15.45 Prof. Sieb Noteboom (Universiteit Utrecht)
Do speakers try to distract attention from their speech errors? The prosody of self-repairs
15.45 – 16.30 Hans Rutger Bosker (Universiteit Utrecht & Max Planck Institute)
Now click on the uh... carburetor: processing disfluencies and speaker identity
16.30 Closing and drinks

Participation is free. Please inform Merel Scholman (m.c.j.scholman(removeme)uu.nl) if you are planning to attend this workshop.

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Nivja de Jong
Ted Sanders
Merel Scholman
Workshop on Raddoppiamento fonosintattico, Leiden University, June 2 2014
2 June: Workshop on Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico

On Friday 2 June, LUCL hosts a workshop on Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico. This workshop aims at discussing the syntactic, morphological and phonological conditions of occurrence of Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico. Different analyses for the phenomenon will be presented (phonological, historical, syntactic, morpho-phonological, etc) and different solutions will be discussed during a round table which will follow the presentations of different points of view by leading experts of this phenomenon. All invited!
Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico?

Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico, or Rafforzamento Fonosintattico (RF) is an external sandhi phenomenon that is found in most central and southern Italian varieties as well as in Standard Italian, whereby the initial consonant of a word geminates, depending on the properties of the preceding word and/or the syntactic relationship between them.

There is a significant body of literature, both descriptive and analytical, that addresses RF. The phenomenon is best known in its Tuscan version, where stress is an important conditioning factor. The conditions under which RF in other Italian varieties applies are however not completely understood.

This workshop aims at discussing the syntactic, morphological and phonological conditions of occurrence of RF. Different analyses for the phenomenon will be presented (phonological, historical, syntactic, morpho-phonological, etc) and different solutions will be discussed during a round table which will follow the presentations of different points of view by leading experts of this phenomenon.

All invited!


9.45 - 10.00 Welcome
10.00 - 10.30 Giovanna Marotta, University of Pisa
Rafforzamento Fonosintattico, empty position and glotal stop
10.30 - 11.00 Diana Passino, University of Padua
Raddoppiamento Sintattico and dialectal variation
11.00 - 11.30 Giuseppe Torcolacci, Leiden University
Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico and the encoding of features at the
syntax-phonology interface

11.30 - 11.50 Coffee break

11.50 - 12.20 Mirella De Sisto, Leiden University
The rise of a morphological distinction: conferging metaphony
and raddoppiamento in Airolano
12.20 - 12.50 Roberta D'Alessandro, Leiden University
Syntactically-conditioned raddoppiamento. Voice in Abruzzese

12.50 - 15.00 Lunch

15.00 - 15.30 Franco Fanciullo, University of Pisa
Rafforzamento (fonosintattico) e rafforzamenti
15.30 - 17.30 ROUND TABLE on raddoppiamento (with coffe break)
Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut & Leiden University)
Adam Ledgeway, University of Cambridge

The workshop will be held in the Lipsius building. This is the main building of the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University. All lectures will be held in room 147, which is located on the first floor.

The address of the Lipsius building is Cleveringaplaats 1. It is about 15 minutes walking from the central train station of Leiden.

Travelling to Leiden

Leiden is a relatively small city in the west of The Netherlands, between the capital Amsterdam and The Hague, the Dutch seat of Government. For international visitors, it is easily reached by air, railway and road.

Arrival by plane
Amsterdam Schiphol Airport is the main international airport of the Netherlands, and a major air hub in Europe. To and from Leiden, the train is the easiest way of travelling to the airport, which takes approximately 15 minutes. Trains leave in both directions every fifteen minutes between 6 am and midnight, and about every hour at night. You can easily plan your train journey by checking the schedule online.

Arrival by train
Leiden can be reached on international trains via major cities in its proximity such as Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. These cities are services by two high speed train connections: to the south to Brussels and Paris (also connecting to London) and to the East to Koln and Frankfurt, as well as regular speed international train connections to most other major cities in Europe. You can find train schedules online.

Arrival by car
Leiden is located between the A4 and A44 motorways. Although the small city centre is a pedestrian-only area, visitors will find parking facilities just outside this are, and all venues will be within walking distance.

More information
For more information, see the website of Leiden's Tourist Information.


All participants are kindly advised to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
You may find the following website useful for booking hotels in and around Leiden: www.hotels.nl/leiden/.

Some hotels convenient to the workshop venue are listed below:

HotelNieuw Minerva
Boommarkt 23
2311 EA Leiden
phone: +31-(0)71-5126358
fax: +31-(0)71-5142674
e-mail: hotel(removeme)nieuwminerva.nl
website: www.nieuwminerva.nl/en/

Hotel de Doelen
Rapenburg 2
2311 EV Leiden
phone: +31-(0)71-5120527
email: hotel(removeme)dedoelen.com
website: www.dedoelen.com/

IBIS Leiden Centre
Stationsplein 240-242
2312 AR Leiden
phone: +31 71 5160000
fax : +31 715120990
website: www.accorhotels.com/gb/hotel-8087-ibis-leiden-centre/index.shtml
4th Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC) Workshop: 'Communicative intention in gesture and action', Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, June 4-5 2014
The Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC) is organising a workshop entitled:
'Communicative intention in gesture and action' which will take place on June 4-5, 2014 at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

Communication in humans is a complex and flexible behavior. In order to be successful in communication, people use not only speech but also gestures and, more broadly, communicative actions. The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from different disciplines - psychology, linguistics, neurosciences and evolutionary psychology - to discuss together how humans and non-human primates shape their bodily actions when they are meant to fulfill a communicative intention. A dialogue among researchers working with different techniques and different types of communicative actions will cast new light on the definition of action and gesture, marking a further step in our understanding of human communication.

More information can be found on: ngcworkshop2014.wordpress.com/
Conference: Mobility, variability and changing literacies in Modern times, Utrecht University, June 11-14 2014
NASSLLI 2014 at UM, College Park, June 23-27 2014
The 6th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2014), a bi-annual summer school loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series in Europe, will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 23 - 27, 2014. In addition, we will run three intensive introductory courses ("bootcamps") on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22. Additional events will be held during the weekend following the summer school, June 28-29.

The summer school will consist of 18 courses, scheduled in five parallel sessions throughout the week. Courses will meet for 90 minutes on each of five days. The instructors are prominent researchers who volunteer their time and energy to present work in their disciplines. NASSLLI courses are aimed at graduate students and advanced undergraduates in any of the fields represented at the summer school, but will also be of interest to post-docs and researchers in those fields. Courses are designed with an interdisciplinary audience in mind, by instructors who enjoy addressing students and colleagues from a wide range of disciplines.
For the full program of courses, see www.nasslli2014.com/program.

We are working to keep the registration fee low for NASSLLI participants. The expected registration fee is $175.00 for students and academics, $50.00 for UMD affiliates and $400 professional rate. The exact costs and online registration will be available on the NASSLLI website in mid-March.


NASSLL is located on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. The University of Maryland is located in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area, and is accessible by Metro from downtown Washington DC.


All NASSLLI participants are responsible for securing their own accommodations during their stay in College Park. However, NASSLLI participants may request accommodation in the South Campus Residence Hall on the University of Maryland, College Park campus. There are also a number of hotels located in College Park within walking distance of the campus.

Details on both dorm and hotel accommodations will be available on the NASSLLI website around mid-March.
LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION AND LINGUISTIC FIELDWORK, Aarhus University, Denmark, June 23-July 4 2014
June 23rd - July 4th 2014: LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION AND LINGUISTIC FIELDWORK, Aarhus University, Denmark

The summer school course in language description and linguistic fieldwork will give you a broad introduction to the practical and methodological aspects of fieldwork, and the art of language description. It will also provide insight in the structures of two unfamiliar languages. The course consists of two parts: a structural course of a non-familiar language (Plains Cree , Algonquian, Amerindian, Canada) and fieldwork workshops with a speaker of an underdescribed language.

Date: June 23rd - July 4th 2014
Level: Master's level - 10 ECTS
Teachers: Eeva Sippola, Peter Bakker (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Target Group: advanced linguistics students
Danish and EU/EŲS: 200 EUR
NON-EU-EŲS students (free-mover): 1517 EUR
Books, course materials, social programme, and housing are not included in the tuition fee. Also be aware of course specific expenses mentioned in the description.

More information:


Deadline: March 15.

Peter Bakker
email: linpb(removeme)hum.au.dk
tel. (45) 87162146
Inst. for Ęsthetics and Communication
Aarhus University
tel. institute: (0045)87162156
Bygning 1485- 619
DK 8000 Aarhus C
Summer school ISOLDE 'Infant Studies on Language Development in Europe', Universität Potsdam, Germany, July 7-11 2014
Dear colleagues,

we would like to draw your attention to a one-week summer school on
infant language development that takes place this July in Potsdam.
We are pleased to offer the following four courses:

Krista Byers-Heinlein: Bilingual Language Acquisition
Nivedita Mani: Word Recognition and Lexical Representations
Luca Bonatti: Words and Structural Properties of Language
Caroline Junge: Methods in Infant Language Research

This summer school is intended to bring together students as well as
post-doc researchers working on infant language acquisition in Europe.
Participants should have at least a BA degree in linguistics,
psychology, or a related field. In addition to the courses, a social
activity day will provide the opportunity to exchange ideas and share

Registration is open until mid-April. Please note that the number of
participants is limited to 40.
We also offer inexpensive accommodation in two hostels in Potsdam.
More information are available on the ISOLDE website.

Host institution: Universität Potsdam
Tuition: 100.00 EUR
Dates: 07-Jul-2014 - 11-Jul-2014 (Mon - Fri)
Online registration: www.uni-potsdam.de/isolde/registration
Registration deadline: 15-Apr
Contact: isolde2014(removeme)uni-potsdam.de
Website: www.uni-potsdam.de/isolde

Kind regards,
Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

On behalf of the ISOLDE organizing team

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
Katalin Tamįsi
Tom Fritzsche

University of Potsdam
Department of Linguistics
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Potsdam

THE SIXTH FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC 2014), Vienna, Austria, July 9-24 2014
The Sixth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2014) will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL), the largest logic event in history, with over 2000 expected participants. FLoC 2014 will host eight conferences and many (up to 64 or more) workshops. Each workshop will be affiliated with at least one of the eight conferences.

26th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) Workshop Chair: Martina Seidl fmv.jku.at/seidl/

27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) Workshop Chair: Luca Vigano profs.sci.univr.it/~vigano/

30th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) Workshop Chair: Haifeng Guo faculty.ist.unomaha.edu/hguo/

7th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) Workshop Chair: Matthias Horbach www.mpi-inf.mpg.de/~horbach/

5th Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) Workshop Chair: David Pichardie www.irisa.fr/celtique/pichardie/

Joint meeting of the 23rd EACSL Annual Conference on Computer Science Logic (CSL) and the 29th ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science
(LICS) Workshop Chair: Georg Moser cl-informatik.uibk.ac.at/users/georg/

25th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications
(RTA) joined with the 12th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications (TLCA) Workshop Chair: Aleksy Schubert www.mimuw.edu.pl/~alx/

17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) Workshop Chair: Ines Lynce sat.inesc-id.pt/~ines/

Pre-FLoC workshops: Saturday & Sunday, July 12-13
Mid-FLoC workshops: Thursday & Friday, July 17-18
Post-FLoC workshops: Wednesday & Thursday, July 23-24


Questions regarding workshop proposals should be sent to the workshop chairs of conferences that are supposed to host the workshop (see above). General questions should be sent to floc14cfw(removeme)easychair.org Please consult the FLoC 2014 Workshop Guide: vsl2014.at/floc-ws/

Stefan Szeider
Vienna University of Technology
NYI 2014 Summer School , St. Petersburg State University, July 14-August 1 2014
Announcing NYI 2014, the 12th ANNUAL SESSION of the NY – ST. PETERSBURG INSTITUTE OF LINGUISTICS, COGNITION AND CULTURE, to be held July 14-August 1, 2014 at St. Petersburg State University.

NYI has once again gathered a unique group of world famous scholars in Theoretical Linguistics, Cultural & Media Studies, Cognitive Psychology, Race & Gender Studies, Evolution of Language, Myth & Metaphor and others.

• John Frederick Bailyn (Stony Brook) Russian Syntax, Cognitive Science
• Asma Barlas (Ithaca College) Race and Gender, Islam and the West
• Thomas G. Bever (University of Arizona) Cognitive Science
• Jonathan Bobaljik (University of Connecticut) Morphology and Syntax
• Peter Caravetta (Stony Brook) Modernism, Italian Literature
• Polly Gannon (St. Petersburg) Poetry, Literature, Film
• James R. Hurford (Edinburgh) Evolution of Language
• Sabine Iatridou (MIT) Syntax, Formal Semantics
• Dijana Jela?a (University of Massachusetts) Cultural and Cinema

• Konstantine Klioutchkine (Pomona College) Media Studies, Cultural

• Barbara LeSavoy (College at Brockport, SUNY) Women and Gender

• Daniejla Lugaric (University of Zagreb) Cultural and Literary Studies
• Evie Malaia (University of Texas) Computational and Experimental

• Ulises Mejias (SUNY Oswego) Critical Internet Studies
• Kathleen O'Connor-Bater (SUNY College at Old Westbury) Cognitive

Linguistics, World Literature
• Philippe Schlenker (Institut Jean-Narod at l'École Normale Supérieure)

Cognitive Science, Sign Language
• Irina Sekerina (The City University of New York) Cognitive Psychology
• Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State) Formal Semantics
• Susi Wurmbrand (University of Connecticut) Theoretical Syntax

Applications are submitted through the NYI website
NEW: We are delighted that full scholarship awards to attend NYI are available for Russian students from St. Petersburg and the NW Region of the Russian Federation!
NEW: European students can receive 2-8 ECTS credits for the program.

E-mail us at:nyistudents(removeme)gmail.com
See you in July!
John F. Bailyn, Stony Brook
Anna A. Maslennikova, St. Petersburg
NYI co-Directors
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Leiden University, the Netherlands, July 14-25 2014
We are happy to announce that the programme of the 9th edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics is now online. The Summer School, for students and PhD candidates, will be held from Monday 14 July up to and including Friday 25 July at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University (the Netherlands).

This year the Summer School will consist of nine programmes, most of them containing four courses of which you can choose. All courses are taught by internationally renowned specialists.
• Indo-European Programme I
• Indo-European Programme II
• Semitic Programme
• Iranian Programme
• Germanic Programme
• Indological Programme
• Caucasian Programme
• Russian Programme
• Descriptive Programme

For more information and registration, visit: hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/

We are looking forward to see you in Leiden!

Best wishes,
Alexander Lubotsky (director)
Anne Rose Haverkamp (organizer)

Contact: summerschool(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
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.
Summer School of Slavonic Languages 201, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 19-August 16 2014
We would like to inform you about the possibility of coming and studying in Czech Republic. From July 19 to August 16 2014 the Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc will be held (Palacky University in Olomouc). Summer School is designed for foreigners interested in the Czech language and other Slavonic languages of all ages and any level of knowledge of the Czech. The lessons are complemented with cultural events, Theatre workshop, exhibition of the Moravian folklore music and dance, film club, weekend trips to famous and popular places around Morava and Bohemia.

More detailed information is published on our website:
RefNet Summer School on Psychological and Computational Models of Language, Edinburgh, UK, August 24-30 2014.
The RefNet Summer School on Psychological and Computational Models of
Language will run from 24-30 Aug, Edinburgh, UK.

One reason why language is such a powerful tool for building social and
cognitive capacities is that it allows us to refer, that is, to
identify entities ? objects, processes, or ideas. Unsurprisingly,
several academic disciplines attempt to model our ability to refer.
Surprisingly, those disciplines do not often work together. RefNet is
an EPSRC research network whose goal is to promote research on
reference by building a community of researchers who can benefit from
advances across disciplines. This summer?s RefNet Summer School on
Psychological and Computational Models of Language will introduce young
researchers to research techniques from psychology, computing science,
and linguistics, among them eye-tracking, algorithmic models, Bayesian
reasoning, and mixed-effects modelling. While the summer school will
focus on the production of referring expressions, its short courses
provide foundations for interdisciplinary work in many areas.

Location: University of Edinburgh

Invited evening talks by:
Eva Belke (Bochum)
Susan Brennan (SUNY at Stony Brook)
Emiel Krahmer (Tilburg)
Michael Frank (Stanford)
Alexander Koller (Potsdam).

Workshop: The Summer School will conclude with a workshop on Reference
on Sunday 31 August, 2014. A Call for Papers for the workshop will
follow. Participants in the summer school are encouraged to submit an

Taught courses scheduled for the Summer School:
Multimodal reference. (Piwek, Gatt, Van der Sluis)
How children develop the ability to refer to things. (Matthews)
Eye-tracking methods for language comprehension and production.
(Hermens, Hill)
Statistical methods for language production. (Corley, Barr)
Computational algorithms for the generation of referring
expressions. (Van Deemter, Gatt)
Linguistic aspects of reference. (Cann)

Registration (from 25 March 2014): To register as a participant of the
RefNet Summer School, please use this page:


Accommodation for invited speakers and lecturers will be arranged by
the Summer School so there is no need for Lecturers and Invited
Speakers to register. For postgraduate students, postdocs, and research
fellows, RefNet offers free accommodation and up to £200 in travel
money. In case of over-booking, preference will be given to UK and
other EU applicants. Other participants might find the following sites
useful for finding accommodation: (Disclaimer: None of the above
constitutes an endorsement of any of the accommodation bookable through
these links.)


Edinburgh is home to a string of summer festivals.
( www.edinburghfestivals.co.uk/festivals). The Fringe (and the
summer school location is in the midst of it) finishes as we begin, but
the Festival proper continues throughout the period of the RefNet
summer school/workshop. It is therefore extremely important for those
of you not automatically booked by the summer school to book your
accommodation as soon as possible.

For up-to-date details and late changes, please check the web site of
the RefNet Summer School:


Organisers: Ellen Bard, Kees van Deemter, Albert Gatt, Danielle Matthews.

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
The 8th International Conference "Language, Individual and Society", Bulgaria, September 7-11 2014
For more information and registration, please visit www.sciencebg.net/en/conferences/language-individual-and-society/
Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014), Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12 2014

Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University, Brno, and the Faculty of Applied Sciences, University of West Bohemia, Pilsen. The conference is supported by International Speech Communication Association.

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD series 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.


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
(morphological and syntactic analysis, synthesis and
disambiguation, 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

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

Papers on processing of languages other than English are strongly encouraged.


Hynek Hermansky, USA (general chair)
Eneko Agirre, Spain
Genevieve Baudoin, France
Paul Cook, Australia
Jan Cernocky, Czech Republic
Simon Dobrisek, Slovenia
Karina Evgrafova, Russia
Darja Fiser, Slovenia
Radovan Garabik, Slovakia
Alexander Gelbukh, Mexico
Louise Guthrie, GB
Jan Hajic, Czech Republic
Eva Hajicova, Czech Republic
Yannis Haralambous, France
Ludwig Hitzenberger, Germany
Jaroslava Hlavacova, Czech Republic
Ales Horak, Czech Republic
Eduard Hovy, USA
Maria Khokhlova, Russia
Daniil Kocharov, Russia
Ivan Kopecek, Czech Republic
Valia Kordoni, Germany
Steven Krauwer, The Netherlands
Siegfried Kunzmann, Germany
Natalija Loukachevitch, Russia
Vaclav Matousek, Czech Republic
Diana McCarthy, United Kingdom
France Mihelic, Slovenia
Hermann Ney, Germany
Elmar Noeth, Germany
Karel Oliva, Czech Republic
Karel Pala, Czech Republic
Nikola Pavesic, Slovenia
Fabio Pianesi, Italy
Maciej Piasecki, Poland
Adam Przepiorkowski, Poland
Josef Psutka, Czech Republic
James Pustejovsky, USA
German Rigau, Spain
Leon Rothkrantz, The Netherlands
Anna Rumshisky, USA
Milan Rusko, Slovakia
Mykola Sazhok, Ukraine
Pavel Skrelin, Russia
Pavel Smrz, Czech Republic
Petr Sojka, Czech Republic
Stefan Steidl, Germany
Georg Stemmer, Germany
Marko Tadic, Croatia
Tamas Varadi, Hungary
Zygmunt Vetulani, Poland
Pascal Wiggers, The Netherlands
Yorick Wilks, GB
Marcin Wolinski, Poland
Victor Zakharov, Russia


Ralph Grishman, New York University, USA
Bernardo Magnini, FBK - Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy


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.

Social events including a trip in the vicinity of Brno will allow for additional informal interactions.


The conference program will include oral presentations and poster/demonstration sessions with sufficient time for discussions of the issues raised.


March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstract March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2014 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2014 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration August 3 2014 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 10 2014 ........... Notification of acceptance for
demonstrations sent to the authors September 8-12 2014 ...... Conference date

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


The official language of the conference is English.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2014
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
email: tsd2014(removeme)tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2014 homepage is: www.tsdconference.org/


Brno is the second largest city in the Czech Republic with a population of almost 400.000 and is the country's judiciary and trade-fair center. Brno is the capital of South Moravia, which is located in the south-east part of the Czech Republic and is known for a wide range of cultural, natural, and technical sights.
South Moravia is a traditional wine region. Brno had been a Royal City since 1347 and with its six universities it forms a cultural center of the region.

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Eindhoven, Rome and Prague and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna (130 km).
Workshop on Specific Language Impairment, Madrid, October 1-3 2014
Workshop on Specific Language Impairment
1-3 October 2014

Plenary Speaker: Jeannette Schaeffer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Call for Papers:

Specific Language Impairment (SLI) is a disorder characterized by slow language development, without other cognitive or neurological deficits. This workshop intends to discuss different topics about the diagnosis and causes of Specific Language Impairment. One of the goals of the workshop is to supply the phonological, lexical, morphosyntactic or pragmatic abilities of children with SLI. A main problem in SLI is to provide a differential diagnosis which can distinguish SLI from other syndromes like autism, receptive language disorder or attention deficit disorder. In fact, so far the criteria to diagnose SLI has been mainly by exclusion. In addition, another topic that it’s going to be included is the causes of SLI: genetic, environmental, linguistic difficulties, cognitive factors, learning disabilities. We also encourage new findings after applying methodologies like event related potentials, fMRI, eye tracking or MEG.
Authors are invited to send one copy of an abstract in English for review. Abstracts must be at most one page long on an A4 or letter-size sheet (8.5'' by 11'') with one-inch margins and typed in at least 12-point font. An optional second page is permitted for data and references. Abstracts must be anonymous.

Abstracts should be submitted via email as a word attachment to the following address: conference(removeme)psi.uned.es.

Please name your word file with the first author’s surname (e.g., brown.pdf), use 'SLI abstract' in the Subject header and include the information in (1) - (7), which should constitute the body of the message.

1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Affiliation(s)
3. Title of talk
4. topic processing, acquisition, disorders
5. Method: ERPs, fMRI, eye-tracking, genetics, ...
6. Email address(es)
7. Postal address of first author

Authors may submit up to two abstracts, one individual and one joint.
This workshop is part of the Experimental Psycholinguistics Conference (ERP).

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 May 2014
Notification of acceptance by: 15 June 2014

Conference “Learning Written Language : diversity of languages, uniqueness of disorders”, Strasbourg, December 3-5 2014
Call for Papers/Participation

The Laboratoire de Psychologie des Cognitions (LPC lab) from the University of Strasbourg, France, is organizing a conference entitled “Learning Written Language : diversity of languages, uniqueness of disorders”

Several symposia sessions, bringing together an invited keynote and several oral communications will be organized by topic (e.g. cross- language approach & universal vs. specific aspects of (a)typical written language acquisition ; multilingualism, bilingualism & learning in L2 ; written language difficulties & disorders; remediation).

Invited talks: Séverine Casalis (Université de Lille 3)- Helene Deacon (Dalhousie University, Canada) - Jacqueline Leybaert (Université Libre de Bruxelles) - Annie Magnan (Université Lumičre Lyon 2) - Johannes Ziegler (Laboratoire LPC /CNRS UMR 7920, Marseille)

We hope that this event will draw participants from many countries, and so talks can be given in French or English. A session of posters will also be scheduled. The posters will be displayed throughout the conference and scientific committee will also briefly introduce every one at a moment of the conference.

Submission process : Talk / poster propositions must be sent on- line after registration on the website. You might select for the format (talk or poster) you prefer.


Deadline of submission : 1st June 2014
Notification of acceptation: 15th July 2014

Anne-Sophie BESSE, Eva COMMISSAIRE, Elisabeth DEMONT
Laboratoire de Psychologie des Cognitions - EA4440
Université de Strasbourg
2015 World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders, Niagara Falls (ON), Canada, March 26-28 2015
2015 World Congress of Modern Languages: Collaborating across Languages and Borders.

FIPLV is organising this congress with our hosting partners CASLT (Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers) and OMLTA (Ontario Modern Language Teachers¹ Association).
The congress will take place in Niagara Falls (ON), Canada, March 26-28, 2015.

The Call for Proposals is now open, with a closing date of 1 May 2014. For details on how to submit, please follow the links from the FIPLV website:


The 2015 World Congress promises to be the best one yet! We are expecting over 1000 participants from Canada, the USA, and many other countries around the world, so the congress will be held at the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel and Conference Centre in the spectacular heart of Niagara Falls. We hope you'll take this opportunity to network with language educators from many different backgrounds, and to share innovative approaches to language learning, teaching and assessment. Themes to be explored include: new technologies and social networking, student motivation, languages and culture, the Common European Framework of Reference, and linguistic diversity, and will include both practical and research-focused sessions as well as a vast exhibition of resources.

We hope you'll join us in Canada!

Professor Terry Lamb

Professor of Languages and Pedagogy
Director of Learning and Teaching
Director, MA in Applied Professional Studies in Education Senate Award Fellow for Sustained Excellence in Learning and Teaching

President, FIPLV (Fédération Internationale des Professeurs de Langues
Chief Editor, International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching School of Education The Education Building
388 Glossop Road
S10 2JA

Tel: (+)44 (0)114 222 8118
Fax: (+)44 (0)114 222 8105

Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011

FIPLV website: www.fiplv.com/
International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching:
< www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1750-1229&linktype=1>
Job Announcements / Vacancies

Deadline: Wednesday 30th April 2014

As part of a major EU grant for the research project "Advancing the European Multilingual Experience", funding is available for 3 full time PhD studentships in Linguistics and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh, starting in September 2014. Successful applicants will use experimental psycholinguistic methods to investigate the interaction between bilingual knowledge and other cognitive functions, and the impact of bilingualism on language processing in dialogue.


Applicants should a very good undergraduate degree in a relevant
discipline and have, or be studying for, a Masters Degree (or equivalent). The funding offered will cover tuition fees at UK/EU level; however international students
are also invited to apply.


You can find information on the studentships/application procedure and the project on our website: www.lel.ed.ac.uk/lel_students/postgraduate/EU_studentship_multilingualism.php

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
Professor of Language, Culture and Learning, Goldsmiths University of London, deadline: April 30 2014
Professor of Language, Culture and Learning
Goldsmiths, University of London -Educational Studies

The Role

Applications are invited for the post of Professor of Language, Culture and Learning.

The appointee will be responsible for developing and supporting research and teaching in the area of language, culture and learning. They will also play a leading in developing the work and research of the Centre for Language, Culture and Learning. They will need a strong track record of research publication and grant capture and have extensive knowledge of major current issues in the field of language, culture and learning in Education. They will also contribute to the department’s research profile and PhD supervision.

The Department of Educational Studies, with its ethos of research and teaching excellence, is one of the largest departments. It has a successful track record in international and funded research and distinguished publications, a thriving doctoral programme, large primary and secondary Initial Teacher Education programmes, as well as postgraduate and undergraduate programmes. The Department includes three Research Centres: Language, Culture and Learning; Arts and Learning; Identities and Social Justice. The Department has a unique and interdisciplinary focus on issues of social justice and learning for multilingual and multicultural communities in disadvantaged urban contexts. This central concern runs through our entire programme, from the BAs in Education, Culture & Society and Social & Cultural Studies to our various MA and PhD programmes, as well as forming the underpinning for our PGCE programme. The strategy of focusing our degrees around these issues has allowed us to tie our teaching closely with department research priorities, and to align our work with Goldsmiths’ wider ethos.

More information and apply here:
PhD position Linguistics: Multilingual Melodies (1.0 fte), INCAS/University of Groningen, deadline: May 1 2014
PhD position Linguistics: Multilingual Melodies (1.0 fte)
Vacancy number 214137

A fulltime four-year PhD position on the project “Multilingual Melodies: Language, technology and Fryslān” is offered by INCAS3 and the University of Groningen.

INCAS³ is an independent, private, non-profit research institute dedicated to solving challenging industrial and social technological problems by combining academic and engineering excellence. All research is performed by doctoral students, postdoctoral researchers and senior scientists in collaboration with a team of skilled engineers from the headquarters in Assen, The Netherlands, as well as within internationally renowned partner institutes. The Cognitive Systems Group at INCAS³ is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of postdoctoral and PhD researchers. The members of this group strive to establish a unified semantic description of cognitive processing operable across bodies of knowledge which can be incorporated into sensor functioning. The envisioned results are cognitive sensor systems; i.e., sensors that make data meaningful.

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high quality teaching and research. The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen, CLCG, is a research institute based in the Faculty of Arts with research groups in theoretical and empirical linguistics, computational linguistics, language development, and discourse and communication.

Job description
The “Multilingual Melodies” project is a study of the prosodic patterns of Frisian-Dutch bilingual speech. As such, it is suited for applicants motivated to earn a doctoral diploma in linguistics, with specialization in prosodic analysis and language change/contact. The PhD candidate will provide a feasibility report about how prosodic cues may be used in sensor technology. The project therefore involves theoretical and laboratory analyses, fieldwork, and the development of exploratory technological applications.

Frisian, or West Frisian, is a minority language spoken in the North of the Netherlands. To date, the prosody of this endangered language is not documented. The PhD student will be expected to describe how prosodic features are used by multilingual (Frisian-Dutch) speakers, as opposed to monolingual Dutch speakers living in Fryslān, addressing the nuances of language contact and change.

The PhD project constitutes four years of fulltime employment. During the first year of the project, the student is expected to collect a corpus of Frisian-Dutch speech, on which the analysis of prosody in multilingual speech patterns can be based. The candidate will transcribe and annotate the corpus, making it available also for other researchers in linguistics or related disciplines. The corpus may form part of the material of speech data used in the project Language Lab for Leeuwarden’s celebration of its status as European Capital of Culture in 2018.

Informed by the (comparative) prosodic analysis, the PhD candidate will develop hypotheses on the use of prosody in sensors. These hypotheses will be sharpened and tested with experimentation and laboratory work. Results are expected to be published in specialized peer-reviewed journals, cumulating in a final deliverable: a feasibility report on the use of prosody for sensor technology. This report will be compiled in cooperation with engineers, technicians, psychologists and fellow linguists at INCAS³.

- a master degree in which relevant linguistics modules (e.g. phonology, phonetics, prosodic analysis, forensic linguistics) have been successfully completed
- excellent record of undergraduate and master level study
- excellent command of written and spoken English
- strong motivation to complete a PhD dissertation in four years
- command of Dutch and Frisian or the ability to learn both quickly.

Conditions of employment
INCAS3 and the University of Groningen offer a salary of € 2,083 gross per month in the first year to € 2,664 gross per month in the fourth year. The 1.0 fte appointment is temporary for a specified period of four years. The candidate will be a fulltime employee of INCAS3 during the first year of the project, and a fulltime employee of the University of Groningen during the last three years. The position must result in a PhD dissertation.

After the first year, an assessment will take place of the candidate's results and the progress of the project to decide whether the employment will be continued.

The starting date of the PhD project is 1 July 2014.

The PhD candidate will be affiliated with the research institute INCAS³ and the Department of Frisian Language and Culture/Center for Language and Cognition Groningen (CLCG) at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. The PhD candidate will be enrolled in the research training program of the Graduate School for the Humanities at the University of Groningen. The student will also be expected to participate in graduate school activities in Leeuwarden in Fryslān, organized by University Campus Fryslān (UCF). The PhD student will be supervisedby Dr. Matt Coler and Dr. Nanna Haug Hilton.

You may apply for this position before 1 May 2014 (23:59 CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below the text of the vacancy on the university’s website).

Please include in your application (in English): a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, a copy of diplomas with lists of grades, and a passport scan. Please also provide reference letters by two academic referees. Be sure to mention vacancy number (214137) in your application.

The entire application should be sent in PDF format, using the link to the application form. Incomplete dossiers will not be considered. Selected candidates will be interviewed in early June.

Should a candidate require additional information, they are directed to contact Dr. Nanna Haug Hilton, n.h.hilton(removeme)rug.nl after April 14 th, Prof. Goffe Jensma, g.t.jensma(removeme)rug.nl or Dr. Matt Coler, mattcoler(removeme)incas3.eu
PhD (M/V) (1 fte) Taalkeuze in een zorginstelling in Limburg, Meertens Instituut, deadline: 1 mei 2014
PhD (M/V) (1 fte) Taalkeuze in een zorginstelling in Limburg

Het Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam is voor het Europees project ‘de meertalige uitdaging voor de EU burger’ op zoek naar een PhD voor etnografisch onderzoek naar taalkeuze in een zorginstelling in Limburg.

Achtergrond van het project
Dit onderzoek maakt deel uit van een grootschalig Europees project naar ‘de meertalige uitdaging voor de EU burger’. Het doel van het onderzoek is om te achterhalen of het gebruik van een specifieke taalvariėteit het welbevinden en sociale integratie van ouderen in een zorginstelling in Limburg beļnvloedt. Het spreken van een bepaalde taalvariėteit heeft niet voor iedereen dezelfde symbolische waarde maar wordt onder meer door context, gesprekspartners, gespreksonderwerp en type interactie bepaald. Taalkeuze in een meertalige zorginstelling vormt daarom een inherent onderdeel van processen van in- en uitsluiting.
Het onderzoek wordt gefinancierd door (i) het EU FP7 Framework (coördinator Prof. L.isa Cheng Universiteit Leiden), in het kader van de aanvraag Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME) en in het bijzonder binnen de component Multilingualism and Communicative Impairments; (ii) Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) en (iii) Meertens Instituut.
Het onderzoek zal uitgevoerd worden aan het Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam maar de opleiding vindt plaats binnen de Graduate School van UM-FASoS in Maastricht.

Het opzetten en uitvoeren van onderzoek naar ‘Taalkeuze in de zorg in Limburg’ met etnografische methoden als langdurige participerende observatie.
De PhD observeert en analyseert dagelijkse praktijken in een zorgcentrum, met speciale aandacht voor de interactie van twee- of meertalige ouderen met medebewoners, verzorgers, therapeuten, artsen, familie en bezoekers. Daarnaast maakt de PhD gebruik van sociale netwerkanalyse en zal hij/zij interviews afnemen met bewoners, bezoekers en personeel van het zorgcentrum.
Het onderzoek dient uit te monden in een proefschrift.

• een afgeronde universitaire opleiding in de sociolinguļstiek, taalkunde of linguļstische/culturele antropologie;
. aantoonbare ervaring met kwalitatief veldwerk;
• in staat zelfstandig en in teamverband veldwerk en onderzoek te verrichten
• gebleken belangstelling voor onderzoek naar meertaligheid, taalkeuze of code-wisseling of onderwerpen als ‘ageing’;
• goede uitdrukkingsvaardigheden in woord en geschrift in Nederlands en Engels;
• reeds aanwezige contacten met de potentiėle informantengroep strekken tot aanbeveling;
• een redelijke kennis van een Limburgs dialect, passieve kennis of bereidheid die kennis op te doen.

Het betreft een dienstverband voor 1 jaar (bij een 38-urige werkweek) met de mogelijkheid van een opvolgend dienstverband van 3 jaar om te promoveren. Het startsalaris bedraagt 2.083 euro bij volledig dienstverband.

Standplaats: Meertens Instituut Amsterdam

Voor meer inhoudelijke informatie over deze functie kunt u zich wenden tot: Prof. Leonie Cornips (070-5122765). Een uitvoerige projectbeschrijving in het Engels is beschikbaar.

Sollicitaties met curriculum vitae en een onderzoeksvoorstel tussen de twee en vijf pagina’s (in het Engels of Nederlands) kunt u vóór 1 mei 2014 schriftelijk richten aan:
Meertens Instituut, afd. Personeelszaken, t.a.v. mevr. M. Lucassen, Postbus 94264, 1090 GG Amsterdam of per mail aan marcia.lucassen(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl. Vermeld in uw mail of op de envelop “Sollicitatie Taalkeuze in de zorg”.
2 PhD Students The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics for a VICI-research programme entitled “Reconstructing history through language in the Lesser Sunda Islands”, deadline: May 1 2014
The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL, www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/), the institute of linguistics at the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, is hosting a VICI-research programme entitled “Reconstructing history through language in the Lesser Sunda Islands”, funded by the Dutch national research council NWO.

Project description: In areas without written historical records, where archaeological and ethnographic data are absent or sparse, language forms the backbone of our understanding of socio-cultural history. This project investigates one such region, in eastern Indonesia. What can languages spoken in the Lesser Sunda Islands today tell us about the histories of its various population groups? Answering this question requires a novel, productive conjunction of descriptive and contact linguistics, historical linguistics, and language typology studies.

Through synchronic language data, this project traces the socio-cultural history of population groups on Flores, Pantar, and Alor. It combines linguistic tracing of cultural contact and migration (e.g. kinship terminology, place names, ritual language) with three case studies of contact-induced transfer between Papuan and Austronesian languages, involving superstrate, adstrate and substrate influence respectively. Qualitative data, comparisons, and historical scenarios are quantitatively cross-validated. This contrastive comparison of different paths of change at a regional level, with typology as a constant and quantitative validation of qualitative results, will truly break new ground.

For two of our case studies of contact-induced change we are currently looking for

(4 years, 38 hrs a week, starting September 2014, or soon thereafter )

Research at LUCL
Leiden University has a longstanding tradition in research in the world’s languages and features unique linguistic expertise. LUCL combines current theoretical insights and modern experimental methods in its research profile area “Language Diversity in the World”. For more information, see: www.research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/language-diversity/

Your profile
The candidate should have:
- A Master or equivalent degree in a relevant field (completion of the MA thesis before the PhD project starts)
- Demonstrable affinity with descriptive and/or contact and/or historical linguistics
- A curious, enterprising and creative mind and excellent analytical skills, evidence of which should emerge from the MA thesis
- Good writing skills
- Proficiency in English. If you are a non-native speaker of English you are asked to submit proof of proficiency in English with an appropriate test (IELTS 7.0; or TOEFL 100/250/600 Academic module; or Cambridge Proficiency Certificate)
- A demonstrable knowledge of spoken Indonesian, or the willingness to learn Indonesian in the first half year of the project
- Experience in fieldwork (preferably on a language of Indonesia) will be advantageous
- Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

The candidate is supposed to carry out the following tasks:
- Conducting original research on one of the following topics
1. Transfer of words: Indonesian and Abui. This research explores current contact between Indonesian (Austronesian) and Abui (Papuan; Kratochvķl 2007, Kratochvķl and Delpada 2008). By analysing and comparing the language of bilingual middle-aged adults and pre-adolescent bilingual children, you will be able to chart changes that are ongoing in a small Papuan language dominated by an influential Austronesian language.
2. Language shift: Lamaholot. In the area where Lamaholot (Austronesian) is spoken today, no Papuan languages are spoken today, but observations gleaned from the sources available on Lamaholot grammar (Nagaya 2012, Nishiyama and Kelen 2007, Keraf 1978, Arndt 1937) suggest that it has a possible Papuan substrate. In this research, you will investigate to what extent these observations are supported by synchronic Lamaholot data. Is Lamaholot the result of a shift? If it is, what does this suggest about the lexicon and structure of the Papuan substrate language(s) once spoken in the Lamaholot area?
- Writing a PhD thesis
- Submitting research results for publication in peer-reviewed academic journals
- Presenting papers at (international) conferences
- Some teaching in the second and third year of the appointment
- Organizing and participating in reading and discussions groups, seminars, workshops within LUCL.

We offer
The employment will be for a period of four years (first a contract of 18 months with an extension of 30 months after positive evaluation of capabilities and compatibility) and must lead to the completion of a PhD thesis. Appointment will be under the terms of the CAO (collective labour agreement) of the Dutch Universities. The gross monthly salary is set on €2,083.- in the first year up to €2,664.- gross per month in year four. An appointment with Leiden University includes a pension build-up and facilitates other benefits such as an annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

All our PhD students are embedded in the Leiden University Graduate School of Linguistics ( www.graduateschools.leidenuniv.nl/). In addition to thorough research training, our graduate school offers a variety of courses aimed at training of professional and personal skills. In addition, advanced courses to deepen scientific knowledge are offered by the national research school (LOT).

Applicants are kindly requested to submit the following documents electronically (in Dutch or English):

1. A letter stating your motivation for the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. References: the names and contact details (email addresses) of two persons whom we may contact for further information. One of these should be your MA thesis supervisor
4. Copies of your academic transcripts (or Dutch cijferlijst)
5. Copy of your MA thesis, and any other publication in English that is representative for your research qualities

Please submit these documents in two files:
I – containing documents 1 to 4 (PDF or Word file), using your last name underscore 1 as document name (e.g. BROWN_1.pdf).
II – containing document 5 (PDF or Word file), using your last name underscore 2 as document name (e.g. BROWN_2.pdf).

For further information on these projects please contact dr. Marian Klamer, m.a.f.klamer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl, or on practical matters Gea Hakker, g.c.hakker(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.

Applicants should submit their application (documents as described above) before
1 May 2014. Applications should be sent to vacatureslucl(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl, clearly indicating the application number (14-087). The selection procedure will take place in May, and selected candidates may be invited for an interview in June 2014. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.
Junior Postdoc Fellow Faculty of Humanities, The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, deadline: May 1 2014
Junior Postdoc Fellow
Faculty of Humanities, The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, vacancy 14-076

The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) is hosting a 5 year research programme entitled “Advancing the European Multilingual Experience”, funded by the European Commission. This project takes an integrated approach towards the study of multilingualism in Europe by incorporating and combining linguistic, cognitive and sociological perspectives. Leiden co-leads the work package Being multilingual.

We are looking for a (junior) postdoctoral fellow to carry out experimental studies within the work package Being multilingual.

Junior Postdoc Fellow (1,0 fte)
Vacancy: 14-076
Research at LUCL
Leiden University has a longstanding tradition in research in the world’s languages and features unique linguistic expertise. LUCL combines current theoretical insights and modern experimental methods in its research profile area “Language Diversity in the World”. For more information, see: www.research.leiden.edu/research-profiles/language-diversity/.

Your profile
The candidate should have:

a background in psychology and/or linguistics (or related disciplines) with a specialization in the psycho-/neurolinguistics of multilingualism;
a PhD degree in linguistics, psychology or neuroscience (or any related discipline such as biology or artificial intelligence);
a couple of years of post-doctoral experience;
hands-on experience with behavioral experimentation and at least one of the following neurocognitive methods: EEG/ERP, MEG or fMRI;
(extensive) experience in publishing results in international peer-reviewed journals in the field of psycho-/neurolinguistics (or related);
good social skills and ability to work in a team and potentially supervise (BA, MA, and/or PhD) students.
Previous work in one or more of these areas may be a plus. Although the research agenda for this position is well described, there may be room to add work of personal interest in multilingualism to the existing proposal.

Knowledge of English is essential; knowledge of Dutch is a plus but not a requirement. Knowledge of other languages besides English (and Dutch) may be advantageous.

The junior postdoc fellow will carry out the following tasks:

conduct behavioral and neuroscientific studies on topics such as effects of age-of-onset and language distance on ultimate attainment in L2 acquisition, effects of foreign-accented speech on communicative alignment, effects of multilingualism on the cognitive system in general (including healthy aging) and in particular on cognitive control, as well as language attrition due to L2 acquisition.
We offer
The position is for 1,0 fte as Postdoc Fellow (Onderzoeker), for two years starting in September 2014. The salary depends on qualifications and experience, and ranges from € 2.919,- to € 3.381,- per month (scale 10 and 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional 8% holiday and 8,3% end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

For further information on this project please contact Prof. dr. Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng (L.L.Cheng(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl) or Prof. dr. Niels Schiller (N.O.Schiller(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl), or for practical matters Gea Hakker, (g.c.hakker(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl).

Applicants are kindly requested to submit the following documents electronically (in English):

a letter stating your motivation for the position;
curriculum vitae;
a 2-page proposal on one of the topics mentioned above;
two related articles;
two reference letters (send by referees directly to ).
Please submit these documents in one file, containing documents 1 to4 (PDF or Word file), using your last name underscore as document name (e.g. BROWN_.pdf).

Applicants should submit their application (documents as described above) before 1 May 2014. Applications should be sent to , clearly indicating the application number 14-076. The selection procedure will take place in May, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the second half of May 2014. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.
Two PhD Students at the Centre for Language Studies (0,8 - 1,0 fte), Radboud University Nijmegen, deadline: May 18 2014
Radboud University Nijmegen is a comprehensive university with a broad focus. It has a modern, green campus that boasts various state-of-the-art facilities. Radboud University emphasizes personal attention, intensive education and a strong sense of community. All in all, this results in high-quality education and research and interdisciplinary cooperation, which make Radboud University a successful university of international standing.

Two PhD Students at the Centre for Language Studies (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Faculty of Arts
Vacancy number: 23.10.14
Application deadline: 18 May 2014

As a PhD student you will participate in one of the Nijmegen Humanities research themes ‘Language in Mind’ or ‘Language in Society’ at the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the Faculty of Arts.

Descriptions of the themes can be found on the website of CLS: www.ru.nl/cls ( www.ru.nl/cls)

Work environment
Radboud University Nijmegen is strategically located in Europe and is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. Established in 1923, and situated in the oldest city of the Netherlands, it has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students in 107 study programmes.
The Faculty of Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture, history, history of arts, linguistics and business communication, which together cater for about 2,900 students and collaborate closely in teaching and research.
Your research will be embedded in the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) at the Faculty of Arts.

What we expect from you
You should have a Research Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2014) or similar qualifications in one of the disciplines related to CLS. You are result-oriented and have excellent writing skills, as evidenced by a writing sample, such as a chapter from your Master’s thesis or a (forthcoming or published) article or presented conference paper. Demonstrable research experience in the field of your proposal will be considered an advantage.

What we have to offer
We offer you:
- employment: 0,8 - 1,0 fte;
- in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
- the gross starting salary amounts to €2,042 per month based on full-time employment, and will increase to €2,612 per month in the fourth year.
- the total duration of the contract is 4 years. You will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;
- you will be classified as a PhD student (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions ( www.ru.nl/english/arbeidsvoorwaarden)?

Other Information
Your intended supervisor must inform Tanja Doller (t.doller(removeme)let.ru.nl) about your application before 30/04/2014 stating your name, supervision team and working title of the proposal.

Interviews will take place in the weeks 9/06/2014 until 23/06/2014.

Would you like to know more?
Further information on: Faculty of Arts ( www.ru.nl/letteren/)

Tanja Döller, Coordinator of the Graduate School for the Humanities ( www.ru.nl/gsh)
Telephone: + 31 24 3615559
E-mail: t.doller(removeme)let.ru.nl

Are you interested?
Please include with your application a motivation letter (attn. of Mrs M.E.A. Loock-Cornelissen, HRM Officer), CV and any required attachments. You should upload these documents using 'Apply directly ( www.ru.nl/applyonline?recid=530835&tk=uk)'.
You can apply by writing a proposal of no more than one page, including your proposed research question (one sentence), a title and a sketch of your proposed PhD research project, providing a basic overview of your proposed research and the methods you hope to employ. The details of the final research project are decided upon in consultation with your supervisors if a position was awarded. Here we would like to see how well you can frame a research question and test a hypothesis.
Your proposal must be supported by a declaration of approval written by your intended supervisor(s) at CLS.
Your application should also include your curriculum vitae, references and a motivation letter. Please make sure that all information is provided in one PDF document and uploaded in our digital menu under Attachments: Letter of motivation.
For more information on the application procedure: +31 24 3612916

Please note: We will only consider applications submitted via our application form (which is accessed by clicking the 'Apply directly ( www.ru.nl/applyonline?recid=530835&tk=uk)' link).
French Embassy's grant to study in France - 7000€ - Apply before May 25th
Franse Studiebeurzen 2014-2015
“Bourses d’excellence Descartes”
De Franse ambassade in Nederland en de partnerondernemingen bieden studenten ieder jaar de mogelijkheid een beurs aan te vragen om hun academische opleiding in Frankrijk voort te zetten.

Studenten die minimaal beschikken over een Nederlands bachelordiploma (of dat behalen voor september 2014) en in Frankrijk een master willen volgen of een doctoraat willen beginnen. Iedere discipline komt in aanmerking (geologie, geesteswetenschappen, economische en sociale wetenschappen, kunst, recht, biologie, wiskunde, scheikunde, informatica, politicologie…).

De hoogte van de toegekende beurs ligt tussen €615 en €770, afhankelijk van het studieniveau, en voor een duur van maximaal tien maanden. De status van beursstudent biedt eveneens dekking van kosten voor de sociale verzekering en vergoeding van het collegegeld in geval van een studie aan een universiteit.

De selectie van de kandidaten geschiedt in eerste instantie op basis van het dossier, vervolgens tijdens een gesprek. De voornaamste selectiecriteria zijn een uitmuntend studieverloop, de motivering om in Frankrijk te gaan studeren, en de persoonlijke eigenschappen van de student. Kennis van de Franse taal is geen vereiste.

U kunt het aanmeldingsformulier downloaden op www.ambafrance-nl.org/Franse-studiebeurzen.

Uiterste datum voor het indienen van het dossier: 25 mei 2014.

Meer informatie?
Joachim HUET
020 531 95 46 – joachim.huet(removeme)institutfrancais.nl
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Inlichtigen over studeren in Frankrijk en over studiebeurzen.
Mediatheek van Institut franēais - Maison Descartes, Vijzelgracht 2A – 1017 HR Amsterdam
020 531 95 18
Calls for papers for events
Call for Papers PARLAY 2014, University of York, UK, September 12 2014, deadline: April 25 2014
Call for Papers PARLAY 2014

After last year's great success, we are pleased to announce The 2nd Postgraduate and Academic Researchers in Linguistics at York (PARLAY) Conference. This one-day conference is designed to give postgraduates with an interest in linguistics from all research areas an opportunity to present and discuss their research in a friendly and intellectually stimulating setting at the University of York. Undergraduate students are also welcome to participate in this event. This year, PARLAY is being run as an interdisciplinary event by a committee comprised of researchers from the Departments of Linguistics, Education and Psychology.

The conference will be held on Friday 12th September 2014 in the Berrick Saul Building, which acts as a vibrant hub of research for postgraduates in the arts and humanities. A locally-sourced lunch will be provided, along with refreshments throughout the day. A conference dinner, to which all delegates are invited, will be held in York in the evening.

We invite postgraduate students and early career researchers to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations on any language across a range of topics in language and linguistics. This may include, but is not restricted to:

Applied Linguistics * Conversation Analysis * Corpus Linguistics * Discourse Analysis * Forensic Linguistics * Historical Linguistics * Language Acquisition * Morphology * Phonetics * Phonology * Pragmatics * Psycholinguistics * Semantics * Sociolinguistics * Syntax


We are delighted to welcome Professor Peter Sells (University of York) and Dr. John Williams (University of Cambridge) as plenary speakers for this event.

We are also pleased to announce that Elsevier's Publishing Connect workshop series will provide us with a 45-minute workshop entitled 'How to Get Published in Research Journals'.


Deadline for submission of abstracts: Friday, 25 April 2014, 17:00

Registration opens: May 2014


Submit your abstract for an oral or poster presentation in no more than 300 words (excluding references) at linguistlist.org/easyabs/parlay2014 by Friday 25th April, 17:00.
Please do not include any personal information in the abstract file you are uploading.


Accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. There will be a dedicated poster session on the day of the conference.


More information can be found at the conference website:


Look out for us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/PARLAYConf
and Facebook at www.facebook.com/PARLAYconference

If you have any queries, please email us at parlayconference2014(removeme)gmail.com
Call for Papers: 2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE SLSP 2014, Grenoble, France, deadline: May 7 2014

SLSP 2014

Grenoble, France

October 14-16, 2014

Organised by:

Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble

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




SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellent 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 and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP is a more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefully happen. In SLSP 2014, significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.


SLSP 2014 will take place in Grenoble, at the foot of the French Alps.


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, phonetics, prosody, 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 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


SLSP 2014 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions


Claire Gardent (LORIA, Nancy, FR), Grammar Based Sentence Generation and Statistical Error Mining Roger K. Moore (Sheffield, UK), Spoken Language Processing: Time to Look Outside?
Martti Vainio (Helsinki, FI), Phonetics and Machine Learning: Hierarchical Modelling of Prosody in Statistical Speech Synthesis


Sophia Ananiadou (Manchester, UK)
Srinivas Bangalore (Florham Park, US)
Patrick Blackburn (Roskilde, DK)
Hervé Bourlard (Martigny, CH)
Bill Byrne (Cambridge, UK)
Nick Campbell (Dublin, IE)
David Chiang (Marina del Rey, US)
Kenneth W. Church (Yorktown Heights, US) Walter Daelemans (Antwerpen, BE) Thierry Dutoit (Mons, BE) Alexander Gelbukh (Mexico City, MX) James Glass (Cambridge, US) Ralph Grishman (New York, US) Sanda Harabagiu (Dallas, US) Xiaodong He (Redmond, US) Hynek Hermansky (Baltimore, US) Hitoshi Isahara (Toyohashi, JP) Lori Lamel (Orsay, FR) Gary Geunbae Lee (Pohang, KR) Haizhou Li (Singapore, SG) Daniel Marcu (Los Angeles, US) Carlos Martķn-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair) Manuel Montes-y-Gómez (Puebla, MX) Satoshi Nakamura (Nara, JP) Shrikanth S. Narayanan (Los Angeles, US) Vincent Ng (Dallas, US) Joakim Nivre (Uppsala, SE) Elmar Nöth (Erlangen, DE) Maurizio Omologo (Trento, IT) Mari Ostendorf (Seattle, US) Barbara H. Partee (Amherst, US) Gerald Penn (Toronto, CA) Massimo Poesio (Colchester, UK) James Pustejovsky (Waltham, US) Gaėl Richard (Paris, FR) German Rigau (San Sebastiįn, ES) Paolo Rosso (Valencia, ES) Yoshinori Sagisaka (Tokyo, JP) Björn W. Schuller (London, UK) Satoshi Sekine (New York, US) Richard Sproat (New York, US) Mark Steedman (Edinburgh, UK) Jian Su (Singapore, SG) Marc Swerts (Tilburg, NL) Jun'ichi Tsujii (Beijing, CN) Gertjan van Noord (Groningen, NL) Renata Vieira (Porto Alegre, BR) Dekai Wu (Hong Kong, HK) Feiyu Xu (Berlin, DE) Roman Yangarber (Helsinki, FI) Geoffrey Zweig (Redmond, US)


Laurent Besacier (Grenoble, co-chair)
Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Benjamin Lecouteux (Grenoble)
Carlos Martķn-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair) Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)


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

Submissions have to be uploaded to:



A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNAI/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 to it will be by invitation.


The period for registration is open from January 16, 2014 to October 14, 2014. The registration form can be found at:



Paper submission: May 7, 2014 (23:59h, CET) Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: June 18, 2014 Final version of the paper for the LNAI/LNCS proceedings: June 25, 2014 Early registration: July 2, 2014 Late registration: September 30, 2014 Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: January 16, 2015




SLSP 2014
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC) Rovira i Virgili University Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386


Departament d’Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya Laboratoire d’Informatique de Grenoble Universitat Rovira i Virgili
Call for papers: IX Fórum de Partilha Linguķstica / IX Forum of Linguistic Sharing, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, November 21 2014, deadline: May 15 2014
Caros colegas,

O Nścleo de Jovens Investigadores do CLUNL tem o prazer de anunciar a organizaēćo do VIII Fórum de Partilha Linguķstica, que terį lugar no dia
21 de novembro de 2014, na Faculdade de Ciźncias Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).

Convidamos todos os jovens investigadores a submeter propostas de comunicaēões e posters até 15 de maio de 2014.

A chamada de trabalhos com as informaēões necessįrias segue em anexo.
Agradecemos a sua divulgaēćo junto de potenciais interessados e nas respetivas instituiēões.

Com os melhores cumprimentos,

O Nścleo de Jovens Investigadores do CLUNL


Dear colleagues,

CLUNL’s Young Researchers Group is pleased to announce the organization of the VIII Forum of Linguistic Sharing, which will take place on the 21st November 2014 at Faculdade de Ciźncias Sociais e Humanas – Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal).

We invite all young researchers to submit proposals for oral presentations and posters. Deadline will be 15th May 2014.

The call for papers with the necessary information is in an attached file to this email. We would be grateful if you could send this information to others that might be interested.

Best regards,

CLUNL’s Young Researchers Group
Call for papers: Conference Variation in Language Acquisition (ViLA2), Grenoble, France, December 3-5 2014, deadline: May 18 2014
Variation in language acquisition (ViLA2)
Grenoble, France, 3-5 December 2014

Website: vila2014.u-grenoble3.fr./index.php?pg=1&lg=en

In the beginning of the 20th Century, language was studied as clearly defined homogenous systems, independent from other cognitive mechanisms (e.g. social or spatial cognition). However, during the second half of the 20th Century, sociolinguistic studies challenged this perspective considering languages as evolving and heterogeneous systems. This structured heterogeneity is due to their internal dynamics, the contacts between them, and their links with social organization, which is itself evolving, composite and multi-layered. This new perspective has repercussions on language acquisition studies. The language environment the child/learner is confronted to is variable and part of this variation is organized by social factors.
ViLA2 aims to bring together the growing amount of research that takes into account language-internal variation as well as variation between two or more languages in both first and second language acquisition. The conference, a follow-up to a 2012 workshop (Münster, Germany), will be held at the University of Grenoble, in the French Alps. It aims to cover the following four thematic issues:
1/ Child acquisition of dialectal varieties of the first language
2/ Child multilingual and multidialectal acquisition within multilingual communities
3/ Acquisition of language-internal variation as well as language mixing in the case of a second language learning in contact with native speakers (e.g. study abroad, migration)
4/ Lifelong second dialect acquisition.
We welcome proposals for 20-minute paper presentations followed by10-minute discussions that address the above issues, with one more of the following perspectives:
- Description and modeling of the appearance of adult- or native-like sociolinguistic knowledge and patterns
- Cognitive or linguistic underlying mechanisms
- Language socialization
- Acquisition of the indexical field and links between linguistic and social knowledge
- Influence of the environment: family, peers, and teachers
- Studies contrasting or combining theoretical views: formal approaches, constructionist and usage-based approaches, etc.
- Language acquisition and language change
- Combining methods and desirable innovation
- …
Research from different disciplinary background is welcome: sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, social cognition, anthropology, social neurosciences, etc. We encourage proposals that bring together cognitive and social issues or that combine experimental and corpus or field methods.
Invited speakers
Elizabeth Lanza
University of Oslo Jeff Siegel
University of New England
Vera Regan
University College Dublin Jennifer Smith
University of Glasgow

Format for Abstract
Abstracts should be submitted using the OpenConf platform:

- 500 words, Times, single-spaced, title centered at top in bold, word count visible, anonymous
- Question clearly stated, significance and originality for the field, methods, analysis, discussion
- Examples, tables, figures, and references on a second page.
- pdf file

English and French are the working languages of the conference.

Important dates
- Deadline for submission: 18 May 2014
- Notification of acceptance: 27 July 2014
- Conference date: 3-5 December 2014

Before 31 october
- General: 100€
- Students, post-doc, unaffiliated: 60€
- Gala dinner: 45€
The fees include the three lunches and the coffee breaks.
After 31 october
- General: 140€
- Students, post-doc, unaffiliated: 80€
- Gala dinner: 45€
The fees include the three lunches and the coffee breaks.
Update Call for abstracts: WORKSHOP MAPS & GRAMMAR, Amsterdam, September 17-18 2014, deadline: June 1 2014
First Call for Abstracts

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 17-18, 2014

Geographical linguistics (or dialectology) has a long tradition:
languages and dialects have been put on maps, and those maps have been studied since the mid of the 19th Century. However, recent decades have seen a rapid increase in insights into linguistic structure as well as in geographic technology, and those two have not always been completely matched to each other, so that one might feel that current linguistic maps leave things to be desired for on both ends.

Many questions arise. For instance, how can regions be identified from mapped data? What are good methods to map linguistic properties? Is it possible to map grammatical (sub)systems instead of individual grammatical features and if so how? How can geographic information systems (GIS) best be applied to linguistic data? What can linguistic mapping learn from mapping techniques used in other fields of science? How can we deal with data noise and data sparsity?

This workshop aims to bring together researchers with a background in linguistics and researchers with a background in mapping. We invite the submission of abstracts on the relation between linguistics and geographical maps, including but not limited to:

* development and storage of linguistic data with geographic features
* the use of geographical data in linguistic argumentation
* visualization of linguistic data on geographic maps
* identifying regions in mapped data from any field of science

Submission details

Submit an abstract of maximally 400 words by e-mail to erik.tjong.kim.sang(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl on or before Sunday June 1, 2014.

Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by June 16, 2014.

Important dates

June 1, 2014: abstract submission deadline June 16, 2014: notification of acceptance September 17-18, 2014: workshop

Invited speakers

Hans Goebl
University of Salzburg

John Nerbonne
University of Groningen

Bettina Speckmann
Eindhoven University of Technology

Organizing committee

Sjef Barbiers, sjef.barbiers(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl Marc van Oostendorp, marc.van.oostendorp(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl
Gertjan Postma, gertjan.postma(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl Erik Tjong Kim Sang, erik.tjong.kim.sang(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl

2nd Call for Course and Workshop Proposals ESSLLI 2015, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, August 3-14 2015, deadline: June 1 2014
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
August 3-14, 2015


1 June 2014: Proposal submission deadline 23 September 2014: Notification June 2015: Course material due


Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2015 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing Sciences.
Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

Each course and workshop will consist of five 90 minute sessions, offered daily (Monday-Friday) in a single week. Proposals for two-week courses should be structured and submitted as two independent one-week courses, e.g. as an introductory course followed by an advanced one.
In such cases, the ESSLLI programme committee reserves the right to accept just one of the two proposals.

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and accommodation expenses from other sources.


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

Such courses are designed to present the basics of a research area, to people with no prior knowledge in that area. They should be of elementary level, without prerequisites in the course's topic, though possibly assuming a level of general scientific maturity in the relevant discipline. They should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop a level of comfort with the fundamental concepts and techniques of the course's topic, thereby contributing to the interdisciplinary nature of our research community.

Introductory courses are central to ESSLLI's mission. They are intended to introduce a research field to students, young researchers, and other non-specialists, and to foster a sound understanding of its basic methods and techniques. Such courses should enable researchers from related disciplines to develop some comfort and competence in the topic considered. Introductory courses in a cross-disciplinary area may presuppose general knowledge of the related disciplines.

Advanced courses are targeted primarily to graduate students who wish to acquire a level of comfort and understanding in the current research of a field.

Workshops focus on specialized topics, usually of current interest.
Workshops organizers are responsible for soliciting papers and selecting the workshop programme. They are also responsible for publishing proceedings if they decide to have proceedings.


Course and workshop proposals should follow closely the following guidelines to ensure full consideration.

Each course may have no more than two instructors, and each workshop no more than two organizers. All instructors and organizers must possess a PhD or equivalent degree by the submission deadline.

Course proposals should mention explicitly the intended course category. Proposals for introductory courses should indicate the intended level, for example as it relates to standard textbooks and monographs in the area. Proposals for advanced courses should specify the prerequisites in detail.

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:


and include all of the following:

a. Personal information for each proposer: Name, affiliation, contact
address, email, homepage (optional)

b. General proposal information: Title, category

c. Contents information:
Abstract of up to 150 words
Motivation and description (up to two pages)
Tentative outline
Expected level and prerequisites
Appropriate references (e.g. textbooks, monographs, proceedings, surveys)

d. Practical information:
Relevant preceding meetings and events, if applicable
Potential external funding for participants

Programme Committee

Chair: Achim Jung (Birmingham)

Language and Computation:
Aurelie Herbelot (Cambridge)
Stefan Müller (Berlin)
Language and Logic:
Edgar Onea (Göttingen)
Galit Weidman-Sassoon (Bar-Ilan) Logic and Computation:
Hubie Chen (Donostia-San Sebastiįn)
Stephan Kreutzer (Berlin)


Please send any queries you may have to A.Jung(removeme)cs.bham.ac.uk
Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2014, Soesterberg, The Netherlands, October 24-25 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
Call for Papers: CLARIN Annual Conference 2014

CLARIN ERIC is happy to announce the 3rd edition of the CLARIN Annual Conference and calls for the submission of papers.

The CLARIN Annual Conference is organized for the humanities and social sciences community to exchange ideas and experiences on the CLARIN infrastructure. This includes its design and construction, its operation and use, data and services that it contains or should contain, research carried out with the CLARIN infrastructure, the relation of CLARIN to other infrastructures and projects, and the CLARIN Knowledge Sharing Infrastructure.

The Call for Papers can be found here: www.clarin.eu/news/call-papers-clarin-annual-conference. This year’s conference will take place in Soesterberg, the Netherlands. More information on this event will be published here:
Call for Papers Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Graduate Students (CECIL’S 4), Poland, August 20-21 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
It is a great pleasure to announce the Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Graduate Students (CECIL’S 4). For the first time, the conference will be held outside Hungary — in Poland. It is organized by the Institute of English of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. CECIL’S 4 will take place on August 20-21, 2014 in the Institute of East-Central Europe in Lublin, Poland.

The two-day conference aims to bring together postgraduate students in linguistics from a wide range of research areas, providing an interdisciplinary forum for students to present and discuss their work in an intellectually stimulating and informal setting.
We invite PhD and MA students for abstract submissions in any field of theoretical linguistics, especially on topics in syntax, morphology, phonology (including prosody), formal semantics and pragmatics (including information structure), as well as their interfaces with phonetics, language acquisition, and psycholinguistics. Both theoretical and experimental papers are solicited, and synchronic and diachronic approaches are equally welcome. The conference will include both oral and poster sessions. Each talk will be given 35 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. The language of the conference is English.

Important Dates
a. Submission deadline for all abstracts: 15th June, 2014
b. Notification of acceptance for papers: 15th July, 2014
Conference fee: 50 Euros

For more details concerning the venue, abstract submission guidelines and post-conference publication please visit CECIL'S 4 website at: www.cecils.webclass.co/
Van Goghprogramme - call for applications for a travel grant for 2014-2015, deadline: June 15 2014
Geachte heer/mevrouw,

Nederlandse en Franse onderzoekers die een samenwerkingsverband willen beginnen of voortzetten kunnen nu een reisbeurs aanvragen voor de periode 2014-2015. De beurzen worden verstrekt vanuit het Van Goghprogramma: www.nuffic.nl/en/library/van-gogh-programme-call-for-applications-for-a-travel-grant-for-2014-2015.pdf/view

Het programma
Doel van het Van Goghprogramma is om de uitwisseling van Nederlandse en Franse onderzoekers binnen één onderzoeksproject te stimuleren en te ondersteunen om zo nieuwe en duurzame samenwerkingsverbanden te creėren.

De doelgroep
Het programma richt zich op excellente onderzoekers die zijn verbonden aan Nederlandse onderzoeks- en kennisinstellingen die samenwerken met Franse onderzoekers of dit ambiėren. Een voorwaarde is dat de Franse onderzoekers ook een reisbeurs krijgen van het Franse Van Goghprogramma voor een bezoek aan hun Nederlandse collega's.

De beurs
De beurzen zijn uitsluitend bedoeld voor reis- en verblijfskosten en bedragen tussen €1.500 en €4.000 per onderzoeksteam. De maximale duur van de samenwerking is twee jaar. Na het eerste jaar kan een vervolgaanvraag worden ingediend voor een tweede jaar.

De deadlines
Voor het Van Goghprogramma gelden de volgende deadlines:
• Indienen nieuwe aanvragen: 15 juni 2014
• Indienen vervolgaanvragen: 1 september 2014
• Toekenning beurzen: december 2014
• Start van projecten: januari 2015

De toekenning
Inhoudelijke experts beoordelen de voorstellen die door Nederlandse aanvragers zijn ingediend. Franse inhoudelijke experts beoordelen de Franse voorstellen. Beursaanvragen komen enkel in aanmerking als de voorstellen van beide zijden positief zijn beoordeeld.

Het aanvraagformulier en nadere informatie over de voorwaarden en toekenningen rond deze beurzen vindt u op de webpagina van het Van Goghprogramma.
Voor meer informatie kunt u ook contact opnemen met ondergetekende via het contactformulier.
2nd Call for papers: Round Table Forensic Linguistics, Mainz, Germany, September 5-7 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
2nd Call for Papers:
Round Table Forensic Linguistics,
Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL),
September 5-7 2014,
Mainz, Germany;
Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2014

Call for papers: Anéla studiedag Taal en Onderwijs, Universiteit Utrecht, 31 oktober 2014, deadline: 20 juni 2014
Anéla Najaarsstudiedag 2014
Taal en Onderwijs
Stand van zaken anno 2014

Vrijdag 31 oktober 2014, Universiteit Utrecht

Elk jaar dat er geen Anéla-conferentie wordt gehouden, organiseert Anéla de Voorjaarsstudiedag, een ééndags congres waarbij leden en geļnteresseerde niet-leden van Anéla samenkomen en hun werk presenteren rondom een specifiek thema. Dit jaar vindt de Voorjaarsstudiedag niet in het voorjaar maar in het najaar plaats. Vandaar dus ook dat de Voorjaarsstudiedag dit jaar eenmalig de Najaarsstudiedag gaat heten.
De najaarsstudiedag zal plaatsvinden op vrijdag 31 oktober aan de Universiteit Utrecht, met als thema Taal en Onderwijs.

Call for papers
Taal en Onderwijs is een breed thema waarbinnen onderzoek valt naar alle vormen en facetten van taalleren in een onderwijssetting. Het kan gaan over zowel moedertaalonderwijs als tweede- en vreemdetaalonderwijs binnen elke onderwijscontext en voor iedere doelgroep; van voor- en vroegschoolse educatie tot volwassenenonderwijs, van regulier- tot speciaal onderwijs, van klassikaal- tot afstandsonderwijs. Het gepresenteerde onderzoek kan zich richten op het leerrendement van bepaalde didactieken, methodieken of curricula, maar ook op de motivatie of perceptie van taalleerders of op de tevredenheid van docenten. Ook onderwerpen als taalonderwijsbeleid, taalgericht vakonderwijs, ict-ondersteund taalonderwijs en taaltoetsing vallen binnen het thema.

Dit brede spectrum van onderzoek naar taal en onderwijs willen wij graag aan bod laten komen op de Najaarsstudiedag 2014. Wij nodigen iedereen die geļnteresseerd is uit om een bijdrage aan deze Najaarsstudiedag te leveren in de vorm van een presentatie (30 minuten, waarvan 10 minuten discussie). U kunt uw abstract (max. 400 woorden) indienen door het 'abstract-indienformulier' op de Anéla-website in te vullen.
Zodra er meer informatie over de Najaarsstudiedag is, zal deze op de volgende pagina bekend worden gemaakt: www.anela.nl/activiteiten/voorjaarstudiedag/.

Belangrijke data

• Deadline abstract indienen: 20 juni 2014.
• Bericht over acceptatie abstract: 1 september 2014.
Cal for Papers: Linguistics Beyond And Within 2014 - Lublin, Poland, November 6-7 2014, deadline: June 30 2014
Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2nd meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within - International Linguistics Conference in Lublin organized by the Department of Historical and Applied Linguistics, the Department of Theoretical Linguistics, and the Department of Contrastive English-Polish Studies in the Institute of English Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, which will be held on 6 – 7 November 2014. We would like to invite scholars with innovative approaches to linguistics viewed from a range of intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives. We wish to encourage all linguists representing various theoretical models and practical applications to present their contributions during both oral and poster sessions. The language of the conference is English. The deadline for abstract submission is 30th June 2014. For further information and all necessary details please see the attachment and the conference website:


Yours faithfully,
LingBaW 2014 organizing committee:

Prof. Anna Bloch-Rozmej
Prof. Anna Bondaruk
Prof. Anna Malicka-Kleparska
Prof. Maria Bloch-Trojnar
Marietta Rusinek, MA
Karolina Drabikowska, MA
Wojciech Malec, PhD
Anna Pra?mowska, MA
Anna Sadowska, MA
Call for papers: 20ste Fries Filologencongres, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, 10-12 december 2014, deadline: 15 september 2014
20ste Frysk Filologekongres

Woansdei 10, tongersdei 11 en freed 12 desimber 2014

Oankundiging en oprop foar lźzingen

De Fryske Akademy organisearret dit jier foar de tweintichste kear it Frysk Filologekongres, yn Ljouwert op woansdei 10, tongersdei 11 en freed 12 desimber. It kongres wol in poadium wźze foar it wittenskiplik debat oangeande de frisistyk yn ’e breedste sin. De fiertalen binne: Frysk, Nederlānsk, Ingelsk en Dśtsk.

De opset fan it kongres is dat der elke dei śt ein set wurdt mei in plenźre lźzing. Dźrnei binne der parallelseksjes. Op ’e tongersdei is der in jūnsseksje oer Underwiis. It kongres is rjochte op ’e neifolgjende ūndersyksmźden:

1. Aldfrysk
2. Taalkunde
3. Letterkunde
4. Leksikografy
5. Taalsosjology
6. Skiednis fan Fryslān/Kultuerstśdzje.

It ūndersyksfjild is it Frysk, mei ynbegryp fan de dialekten dy’t yn Fryslān foarkomme, yn al syn fazen en it Frysk yn Dśtslān (Noard- en East-Fryslān). Lźzingen dy’t śt in ferlykjend perspektyf wei relevant binne, binne ek fan herten wolkom.

De kongreskommisje ropt hjirby saakkundigen op om in opset (fan sa’n 300 wurden) foar in lźzing op ien fan ’e ūndersyksmźden yn te tsjinjen. Sprekkers dy’t har lźzing by in beskaat ūndersyksmźd yndield hawwe wolle, wurdt fersocht om dat oan te jaan. In lźzing duorret in healoere (20 minuten foar de lźzing sels plus 10 minuten foar diskusje). Ut it oanbod fan lźzingen sil nei de slutingstermyn (sjoch hjirūnder) in kar-śt makke wurde foar it kongres. De lźzinghālders kinne har lźzing yntsjinje foar publikaasje yn de kongresbondel Philologia Frisica anno 2014, dy’t ūnder redaksje fan ’e kongreskommisje stean sil.

Wa’t in opset foar in lźzing yntsjinje wol, wurdt frege om dat fia e-mail te dwaan by: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl.

De slutingstermyn foar it ynstjoeren fan in opset is 15 septimber. Foar 1 oktober hearre ynstjoerders oft harren opset foar in lźzing oannommen is.

De lokaasje fan it kongres is op dit stuit noch net wis en sil sa gau mooglik bekend makke wurde. De kongreskosten binne € 100,- foar it hiele kongres of € 40,- foar ien kongresdei (ynkl. kongresdokumintaasje, kofje/tee en lunch). Lźzinghālders binne frij fan kongreskosten foar de dei dat se har lźzing hālde. Studinten ha fergees tagong ta it kongres. Op woansdei 10 desimber is der in kongresdiner; de kosten dźrfan binne € 30,-.

Foar ynljochtings kinne jo terjochte by Janneke Spoelstra (e-mail: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl, tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915) of Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl, tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037).

De kongreskommisje:
Dr. Hanno Brand (foarsitter)
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA (skriuwer)
Dr. Willem Visser

20ste Fries Filologencongres

Woensdag 10, donderdag 11 en vrijdag 12 december 2014

Aankondiging en oproep voor lezingen

De Fryske Akademy organiseert dit jaar voor de twintigste keer het Frysk Filologekongres (Fries Filologencongres), in Leeuwarden op woensdag 10, donderdag 11 en vrijdag 12 december. Het congres wil een podium zijn voor het wetenschappelijk debat met betrekking tot de frisistiek in de breedste zin. De voertalen zijn: Fries, Nederlands, Engels en Duits.

De opzet van het congres is dat er elke dag wordt begonnen met een plenaire lezing. Hierna zijn er parallelsessies. Op de donderdag is er een avondsessie over Onderwijs. Het congres richt zich op de volgende onderzoeksgebieden:

1. Oudfries
2. Taalkunde
3. Letterkunde
4. Lexicographie
5. Taalsociologie
6. Geschiedenis van Fryslān/Cultuurstudie.

Het onderzoeksveld is het Fries, met inbegrip van de dialecten die in Fryslān voorkomen, in alle fasen en het Fries in Duitsland (Noord- en Oost-Friesland). Lezingen die vanuit een vergelijkend perspectief relevant zijn, zijn ook van harte welkom.

De congrescommissie roept hierbij deskundigen op om een opzet (van zo’n 300 woorden) voor een lezing op een van de onderzoeksgebieden in te dienen. Sprekers die hun lezing bij een bepaald onderzoeksgebied ingedeeld willen zien, wordt gevraagd dit aan te geven. Een lezing duurt een halfuur (20 minuten voor de lezing zelf plus 10 minuten voor discussie). Uit het aanbod van lezingen zal na de sluitingstermijn (zie hieronder) een keuze worden gemaakt voor het congres. De lezinghouders kunnen hun lezing aanbieden voor publicatie in de congresbundel Philologia Frisica anno 2014, die onder redactie van de congrescommissie zal staan.

Wie een opzet voor een lezing wil indienen, wordt gevraagd dit via e-mail te doen bij: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl.

De sluitingstermijn voor het inzenden van een opzet is 15 september. Voor 1 oktober horen inzenders of hun opzet voor een lezing is aangenomen.

De locatie van het congres is op dit moment nog niet bekend en zal zo spoedig mogelijk bekend worden gemaakt. De congreskosten zijn € 100,- voor het hele congres of € 40,- voor een congresdag (incl. congresdocumentatie, koffie/thee en lunch). Lezinghouders zijn vrij van congreskosten voor de dag dat ze hun lezing houden. Studenten hebben gratis toegang tot het congres. Op woensdag 10 december is er een congresdiner; de kosten hiervan zijn € 30,-.

Voor inlichtingen kunt u terecht bij Janneke Spoelstra (e-mail: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl, tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915) of Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl, tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037).

De congrescommissie:
Dr. Hanno Brand (voorzitter)
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA (secretaris)
Dr. Willem Visser

20th Frisian Philologists’ Conference

Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th and Friday 12th December 2014

Announcement and Call for Papers

The Fryske Akademy (Frisian Academy) organizes the 20th Frysk Filologekongres (Frisian Philologists’ Conference), in Leeuwarden, on December 10 to 12. The conference provides a forum for scientific debate concerning Frisian Studies in the broadest sense. The working languages will be Frisian, Dutch, English, and German.

Each day will start with a plenary session, followed by parallel sessions. An evening session on Education will take place at Thursday. The following research areas will be focused on:

1. Old Frisian
2. Linguistics
3. Literature
4. Lexicography
5. Linguistic sociology
6. History of Friesland/Cultural studies.

The field of research is Frisian, including the dialects of Friesland, in all its phases and Frisian in Germany (North and East Friesland). Papers offering a relevant comparative perspective are also warmly welcomed.

The conference committee invites interested parties to submit proposals for presentations during the parallel sessions by sending in an abstract (of roughly 300 words in length). Lecturers who want to have their lecture placed in a specific research area should mention this at submission. Each presentation will last thirty minutes (20 minutes for the lecture itself followed by 10 minutes for discussion). After the deadline (see below) a choice will be made from the proposals received. Lecturers can offer their paper for the conference proceedings, Philologia Frisica anno 2014, which will be edited by the conference committee.

Please submit abstracts by email to: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 15 September. You’ll be notified before October 1st whether your abstract is accepted.

The conference location is not sure yet and will be made known as soon as possible. The conference fee is Euros 100 to cover the entire conference, or Euros 40 per day (including conference documentation, coffee/tea, and lunch). Conference costs will be waived for participants on the day they present their paper. Students will be admitted free of charge. A conference dinner (Costs: Euros 30) will be held on Wednesday 10th.

For more information please contact Ms Janneke Spoelstra (email: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl, tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915 / 2131414) or Mr Willem Visser (email: wvisser(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl; tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037 / 2131414).

The conference committee:
Dr. Hanno Brand (president)
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA (secretary)
Dr. Willem Visser


Friesischer Philologenkongress

Mittwoch, den 10., Donnerstag, den 11. und Freitag, den 12. Dezember 2014

Anmeldung und Aufforderung, Vorträge einzureichen

Die Fryske Akademy (Friesischer Akademie) organisiert zum 20. Mal den Fryske Filologekongres (Friesischen Philologenkongress) in Ljouwert/Leeuwarden am Mittwoch, dem 10., Donnerstag, dem 11. und Freitag, dem 12. Dezember. Der Fryske Filologekongres möchte ein Podium für die wissenschaftliche Diskussion über die Frisistik im weitesten Sinne bilden. Die Kongresssprachen sind Friesisch, Niederländisch, Englisch und Deutsch.

Die Gestaltung des Kongresses sieht folgendermaßen aus: Jeder Tag beginnt mit einem Vortrag im Plenum. Anschließend finden mehrere Parallelsitzungen statt. Am Donnerstag wird eine Abendsitzung zum Friesischen im Unterricht abgehalten. Der Kongress widmet sich folgenden Forschungsgebieten:

1. Altfriesisch
2. Sprachwissenschaft
3. Literatur
4. Lexikographie
5. Sprachsoziologie
6. Geschichte von Friesland/Friesische Kulturgeschichte

Forschungsgegenstand ist die friesische Sprache und dementsprechend alle in Westfriesland vorkommende (friesische) Dialekte sowie auch das Friesische in Deutschland (Nord- und Ostfriesland). Selbstverständlich sind auch Vorträge, die eine vergleichende Perspektive einnehmen, herzlich willkommen.

Die Kongresskommission wendet sich mit dieser Ankündigung an FachwissenschaftlerInnen/Sachkundige und bittet InteressentInnen, einen Vortragsentwurf von etwa 300 Wörtern einzureichen. ReferentInnen, die wünschen, dass ihr Vortag einem bestimmten Forschungsgebiet zugeordnet wird, werden gebeten, dies anzugeben. Ein Vortrag dauert eine halbe Stunde (zwanzigminutiger Vortrag mit zehnminutiger Diskussion im Anschluss). Aus den eingesandten Entwürfen wird nach Einsendeschluss (siehe unten) eine Auswahl für den Kongress getroffen. Die Vortragenden können ihren Vortrag zur Veröffentlichung im Kongressband Philologia Frisica anno 2014 anbieten, der von der Kongresskommission herausgegeben wird.

Einreichen können Sie Ihren Vortragsentwurf bei: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl.

Einsendeschluss ist der 15. September. Sie bekommen vor dem 1. Oktober Bescheid, ob ihren Vortragsentwurf angenommen ist.

Der Veranstaltungsort steht zurzeit noch nicht fest, wird jedoch so schnell wie möglich bekanntgegeben. Die Kosten betragen € 100,-- für den gesamten Kongress oder € 40,-- für einen Tag (inkl. Kongressdokumentation, Kaffee/Tee und Lunch). Vortragende sind von den Kongresskosten am Tag ihres Vortrages freigestellt. Von Studierenden wird kein finanzieller Beitrag verlangt. Am Mittwoch, dem 10. Dezember, ist ein Abendessen vorgesehen, das pro Person € 30.-- kosten wird.

Nähere Auskünfte erhalten Sie bei Janneke Spoelstra (e-mail: jspoelstra(removeme)fryske-akademy.nl; tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915 / 2131414) oder Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme)fa.knaw.nl; tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037 / 2131414).

Die Kongresskommission:
Dr. Hanno Brand, Vorsitzender
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA, Sekretärin
Dr. Willem Visser
Call for Papers Germanic Sandwich 2015, University of Nottingham, UK, April 24-25 2015, deadline: November 3 2014
A Germanic Sandwich 2015

Call for Papers
A Germanic Sandwich 2015 will be the fifth in a series of conferences in which Dutch is compared with its closest Germanic neighbours, English and German. The first edition took place in Berlin in 2005 to commemorate the appearance of Nederlands tussen Duits en Engels (‘Dutch between German and English’), a study by the renowned Dutch linguist C.B. van Haeringen. Subsequent editions were held in Sheffield (2008), Oldenburg (2010) and Leuven (2013). This two-day conference will take place on 24 and 25 April 2015 at the University of Nottingham (UK Campus).

We invite abstracts for talks of 20 minutes (+ 10 minutes’ discussion), in which Dutch is compared to German and/or English (other Germanic languages may of course be included as well). We welcome studies with a typological and/or comparative perspective, dealing with questions about structural aspects of the languages, their history or their status. Studies from a language acquisition or psycholinguistic perspective are also welcome.

Abstracts of c. 500 words can be sent to alan.scott(removeme)nottingham.ac.uk. The conference languages are Dutch, English and German. The deadline for submission is 3 November 2014; notification of acceptance will take place during January 2015.

Contact information
• Contact person: Alan Scott
• E-mail: alan.scott(removeme)nottingham.ac.uk
• Website: germanicsandwich2015.weebly.com/

Local organising committee
• Alan Scott (University of Nottingham), Roel Vismans (University of Sheffield)

Scientific committee
• Joop van der Horst (KU Leuven), Matthias Hüning (FU Berlin), Ann Marynissen (Universität zu Köln), Esther Ruigendijk (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), Alan Scott (University of Nottingham), Hans Smessaert (KU Leuven), Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven), Roel Vismans (University of Sheffield), Gunther De Vogelaer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Ulrike Vogl (Universität Wien), Fred Weerman (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam)
Uitreiking Studieprijzen 2014 aan (o.a.) Dr Marieke Schouwstra, 'Semantic Structures, Communicative Strategies and the Emergence of Language' (Universiteit Utrecht), Amsterdam 12 mei 2014
STUDIEPRIJZEN 2014 Stichting Praemium Erasmianum

De Stichting Praemium Erasmianum reikt dit jaar voor de zesentwintigste keer haar Studieprijzen uit. Vijf Studieprijzen worden toegekend aan jonge onderzoekers in de geesteswetenschappen en sociale wetenschappen die een dissertatie van bijzonder hoge kwaliteit hebben verdedigd aan een Nederlandse universiteit. De prijs bestaat uit een bedrag van € 3.000.

De vijf winnende proefschriften van dit jaar zijn:

1. Dr Peter A. Bos, To Survive and Protect. Testosterone and the Neuroendocrinology of Human Social Behavior. (Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen)
2. Dr mr Joris V.J. van Hoboken, Search Engine Freedom. On the Implications of the Right to Freedom of Expression for the Legal Governance of Web Search Engines. (Universiteit van Amsterdam, Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid, Instituut voor Informatierecht)
3. Dr mr Ricky van Oers, Deserving Citizenship. Citizenship Tests in Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, Faculteit der Rechtsgeleerdheid)
4. Dr Marieke Schouwstra, Semantic Structures, Communicative Strategies and the Emergence of Language. (Universiteit Utrecht, Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen)
5. Dr Lars G. Tummers, Policy Alienation. Analyzing the Experiences of Public Professionals with New Policies. (Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen)

Belangrijk criterium voor de bekroning van een proefschrift is de casusoverstijgende behandeling van het onderwerp en het bredere belang van het boek voor andere disciplines. De selectiecommissie bestond uit Maxim Drenth, Naomi Ellemers, Rick Lawson, Paul Schnabel en Max Sparreboom.

De Studieprijzen 2014 worden uitgereikt door Martijn Sanders, voorzitter van de Stichting. De prijsuitreiking zal plaatsvinden op maandag 12 mei 2014 om 16.00 uur in de Koninklijke Akademie van Wetenschappen (Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam). Belangstellenden voor de prijsuitreiking zijn van harte welkom en kunnen zich aanmelden via de website van de KNAW.

De Stichting Praemium Erasmianum is in 1958 opgericht door ZKH Prins Bernhard der Nederlanden. De Stichting kent jaarlijks de Erasmusprijs en vijf Studieprijzen toe. Zijne Majesteit de Koning is Regent van de Stichting.
Oproep Ammodo KNAW Award, deadline indienen nominaties: 16 juni 2014
Stichting Ammodo en de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) nodigen u van harte uit om wetenschappers te nomineren voor de eerste editie van de Ammodo KNAW Award voor ongebonden fundamentele wetenschap.

Met ingang van dit jaar stellen Stichting Ammodo en de KNAW elke twee jaar acht veelbelovende wetenschappers financieel in staat om naar eigen inzicht ongebonden fundamenteel wetenschappelijk onderzoek te verrichten. In het huidige financieringsklimaat zijn de mogelijkheden hiervoor beperkt.

De Ammodo KNAW Award
De Ammodo KNAW Award bestaat uit acht geldbedragen van 300.000 euro en bestrijkt alle vakgebieden: biomedical sciences, humanities, natural sciences en social sciences. Per vakgebied kunnen maximaal twee onderzoekers een Award toegekend krijgen. De laureaat kan dit geldbedrag naar eigen inzicht besteden aan een door de laureaat uitgevoerd of begeleid fundamenteel wetenschappelijk onderzoeksproject.

De Ammodo KNAW Award is bedoeld voor internationaal erkende onderzoekers over de volle breedte van de wetenschap, die verbonden zijn aan een Nederlandse universiteit of onderzoeksinstelling. Kandidaten hebben maximaal vijftien jaar geleden een doctorstitel behaald, en zijn in staat om nieuwe wegen te verkennen in fundamenteel wetenschappelijk onderzoek.

Per vakgebied beoordeelt een adviescommissie bestaande uit vier gerenommeerde hoogleraren de genomineerden in dat betreffende vakgebied.

In januari 2015 maken de besturen van Ammodo en de KNAW de winnaars van de eerste Ammodo KNAW Award bekend.
Nominaties zijn welkom tot en met 16 juni 2014.
Op de website ammodo-knaw-award.org/vindt u het nominatieformulier en aanvullende informatie.

Meer informatie
Lexicologen krijgen 7 ton voor Europees netwerk
Lexicologen krijgen 7 ton voor Europees netwerk

Europese woordenschat als gemeenschappelijk cultureel erfgoed
Het Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie (INL, Leiden) en de Fryske Akademy (Leeuwarden) hebben samen met partners uit 28 andere Europese landen een bedrag van ruim 700.000 euro ontvangen van COST: een organisatie die wetenschappelijke samenwerking in Europa stimuleert. Het doel is het opzetten van een Europees netwerk voor lexicologen dat de zichtbaarheid, de toegankelijkheid en het gebruik van de Europese nationale woordenboeken vergroot.

Hoe verschillend de landen en talen van Europa ook zijn, in de loop der tijd hebben ze elkaar allemaal beļnvloed. De beschrijving van onze talen is daarom een belangrijk onderdeel van ons gemeenschappelijke Europese culturele erfgoed, vastgelegd in een of meerdere nationale woordenboeken. Zo heeft Engeland de Oxford English Dictionary, Duitsland het Deutsches Wörterbuch, Friesland het Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal en Nederland het Woordenboek der Nederlandsche Taal en het Algemeen Nederlands Woordenboek. Buiten de wetenschap zijn deze naslagwerken vaak relatief onbekend.

Digitalisering en standaarden
In het project European Network of e-Lexicography (ENeL) slaan onderzoekers uit tientallen Europese landen de handen ineen om er gezamenlijk voor te zorgen dat dit erfgoed voor een groter publiek zichtbaar en toegankelijk wordt gemaakt. Dit gebeurt onder meer door het opzetten van een Europees woordenboekportaal, het vaststellen van standaarden voor het digitaliseren van papieren woordenboeken, het ontwikkelen van nieuwe technieken binnen de lexicografie en het onderzoeken van de raakvlakken tussen de Europese talen. Het project start in 2014 en duurt vier jaar.

Noot voor de redactie - over het INL, Schatkamer van de Nederlandse taal?
Het Instituut voor Nederlandse Lexicologie (INL) is de plek voor iedereen die op zoek is naar informatie over woorden en hun betekenis, spelling en gebruik door de eeuwen heen. Het INL verzamelt, beschrijft en bestudeert de Nederlandse taal en woordenschat vanaf de 5de eeuw tot nu.

Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Tanneke Schoonheim: tanneke.schoonheim(removeme)inl.nl, +31 (0)71-5141648.

Link: news.smart.pr/nederlands/lexicologen-krijgen-7-ton-voor-europees-netwerk