February 28th, 2014

LOT Announcements / events
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/vakgebieden/taalwetenschappen

Actueel:

Gebaren bij 40 graden onder nul
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/gebaren-bij-40-graden-onder-nul
Inuit Gebarentaal wordt door minder dan veertig mensen gebruikt en is daardoor een bedreigde taal. Promovenda Joke Schuit trotseerde de barre weersomstandigheden van Noord-Canada en legde deze bijzondere gebarentaal vast voor het nageslacht en de wetenschap. Ze promoveert op 24 januari aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

Moedertaal dringt door in tweede taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/moedertaal-dringt-door-in-tweede-taal
Bij het leren van een tweede taal speelt de moedertaal een cruciale rol. Als de tweede taal lijkt op de moedertaal, is het een steun. Maar als de tweede taal ver af staat van je moedertaal, kan het ook een last zijn. Om fouten op te sporen in het leerproces, maken studenten in Utrecht handleidingen voor docenten Nederlands als tweede taal (NT2). Daarin kun je per taal zien op welke onderdelen deze afwijkt van het Nederlands.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Colloquium Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, 28 February 2014
LUCL Colloquium 28 February 2014

On Friday 28 February 2014, Michael Dunn (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen) will give a lecture titled 'Evolution of Semantic systems'.

Abstract

In order to properly understand the variation of culturally transmitted systems we must consider the role of diachronic, evolutionary processes. While linguistics and the evolutionary sciences have been closely linked from the beginning (e.g. Schleicher 1869), the focus of "evolutionary linguistics" has been on the abstract and easily isolable properties of language such as sound change and morphological innovation. An evolutionary approach to higher order aspects of language has come much later, and work on large scale historical semantics can barely be said to exist at all. This has led to certain lacunae: In the controversies the pro- and anti-universalist positions on lexical classification (notably in the domain of colour semantics) the role of the language family has been neglected. While it has been noted that "naming patterns are the result of diachronic, not just synchronic, processes" (Malt 2010), there are a number of broad, empirical questions that have not been adequately addressed: Do semantic systems in closely related languages tend to resemble each other more than their more distant relatives? To what extent does this vary in different semantic domains? Can we distinguish patterns due to inheritance from patterns due to contact? What is the connection between the variation in categorisation and the variation in labels?

The Evolution of Semantic Systems consortium is carrying out an ambitious empirical study of semantic variation, led by Michael Dunn, Fiona Jordan and Asifa Majid of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen. Over the course of the study, we will collect extensional semantic (naming) data in four different semantic domains from 20 individuals from each of 50 Indo-European language communities, sampled from Iceland to Sri Lanka. We investigate the domains of colour naming, body parts, spatial relations, and object classification, using methods from computational phylogenetics and ecology to investigate the principles underlying semantic variation in our sample. In this talk I will present preliminary results from the Germanic branch of Indo-European. These results show (i) that there are different degrees of phylogenetic patterning for the different semantic domains, independent to the role of geographical proximity, and (ii) that lexical histories do not necessarily map onto the history of the categories that they name.


References


Malt, B. C. 2010. Naming Artifacts: Patterns and Processes. In "The Psychology of Learning and Motivation", ed. B. Ross. Elsevier.


Schleicher, August. 1869. Darwinism Tested by the Science of Language. London: John Camdem Hotten. [originally published as "Die Darwinsche Theorie und die Sprachwissenschaft", 1863]



Time and Venue

Date

28 February 2014


Time

15.30-17.00


Venue

Leiden University, Lipsius 227
Presentation by Gerrit-Jan Kootstra (CLS) 'Cross-linguistic interactions in bilingual language production', Utrecht, March 3 2014
Presentation by Gerrit-Jan Kootstra, Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen
G.Kootstra(removeme)let.ru.nl
A.W. de Grootkamer, 0.19, Trans 10 - Utrecht
Monday 03-03-2014, 15:30 - 17:00

Cross-linguistic interactions in bilingual language production: Short-term and long-term consequences

Cross-language structural priming is the process in which bilingual speakers re-use the syntactic structure of a previously heard sentence in one language in producing sentences in another language (e.g., Hartsuiker & Pickering, 2008). I will present two studies indicating that cross-linguistic structural priming may not only have short-term / immediate effects on syntactic choices during language production, but may also serve as a long-term cognitive mechanism underlying contact-induced language change.
In the first study (together with Hülya Sahin), we investigated priming in the production of dative sentences by Papiamento-Dutch bilinguals. In Dutch, dative sentences can be produced using either a prepositional object structure (e.g., “de man geeft de bal aan de vrouw”) or a double object structure (e.g., “de man geeft de vrouw de bal”). In Papiamento, however, people predominantly use the double object structure. We found that Papiamento speakers from the Netherlands not only used double object structures but also prepositional object structures, and that these syntactic choices were primed by the syntactic structure of a previously heard Dutch sentence. Thus, syntactic preferences in Papiamento dative structures changed as a function of contact with Dutch dative structures.
In the second study (together with Willemijn Doedens), we investigated whether cross-linguistic structural priming effects persist between experiments. Dutch-English bilinguals performed a structural priming picture description task with dative sentences. We found that their syntactic choices were not primed within experiments, but also between experiments by the participants’ own syntactic choices in a picture description experiment that they had just performed. This indicates that cross-linguistic priming effects can be long-lasting, which supports the hypothesis that cross-linguistic priming may have long-term consequences leading to contact-induced language change.

Reference
Hartsuiker, R. J., & Pickering, M. J. (2008). Language integration in bilingual sentence production. Acta Psychologica, 128, 479-89.

bimu.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/presentation-by-gerrit-jan-kootstra-cls-radboud-university-nijmegen/
Syntax-Interface Meeting with Irene Franco, Utrecht University, March 3 2014
Title: Syntax-Interface Meeting with Irene Franco, Utrecht University, March 3 2014
Text:

The next syntax-interface meeting takes place on March 3. Our speaker is Irene Franco and the title of here talk is: 'Phase-edge properties of Old Italian: the case of Stylistic Fronting'.

Location: Utrecht University, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 0.31
Time: 15.30 - 17.00

For more information on our meetings, please check our website ( uilotssyntaxif.wordpress.com/). Here you can sign up for our newsletter where we will be sending out the abstract.


We look forward to seeing you on Monday, March 3!
Discourse op dinsdag meeting ‘Weak definites and free functional frames’, Utrecht University, March 11 2014
Dear all,

The next Discourse op Dinsdag meeting will take place on the 11th of March. Our speaker will be:

Joost Zwarts (UiL OTS - Utrecht University)

Date & time: March 11; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Ravesteijn zaal (room 1.06), Kromme Nieuwe Gracht 80
Title: ‘Weak definites and free functional frames’ (see below for an abstract)

For 2014, we have the following meetings planned:

Date: 8 April (15:30-17:00, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Ravensteynzaal (room 1.06))
Speaker: Kees de Glopper (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Title: ‘Diagnostic testing of reading and writing skill: knowing chalk from cheese’

Date: 13 May (15:30-17:00, Drift 21 Sweelinckzaal (room 0.05))
Speaker: Jos Beishuizen (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam)
Title: t.b.a.

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Abstract
Weak definites and free functional frames
Joost Zwarts (UiL OTS – Utrecht University)

Weak definites (e.g. Carlson and Sussman 2005) are definite noun phrases that do not seem to satisfy the ordinary uniqueness presupposition of definites. Sentences like Ada took the train, Bob listened to the radio, Viv is in the hospital can be used in contexts where no unique train, radio, or hospital has been given. These weak definites also trigger an enriched, ‘functional’ interpretation. When no particular hospital has been given in the context, Viv is in the hospital can be used to convey that Viv is being treated in a hospital. In my lecture I will explore how weak definite reference and functional enrichment can be connected using the notion of frame (e.g. Epstein 1999). Weak definites refer to prominent institutions and objects in our environment that we interact with in stereotypical ways. As I will show, the notion of free functional frame also can help to explain the lexical restrictions that we find with weak definites, both on the noun (Viv is in the clinic does not have a weak reading) and on the verb or preposition (which is why Viv is near the hospital does not have a weak reading).
GUEST LECTURES BY TOM MCFADDEN, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, April 28-30 2014,
We are happy to announce that Thomas McFadden (ZAS, Berlin) will come to Utrecht to give three seminars on (Historical) Corpus Linguistics and How to Combine Corpus Research with Theoretical Syntactic Research. In addition he will give a lecture within the Utrecht UiL OTS Syntax-Interface Meetings series (topic t.b.a.). Everyone is more than welcome to attend!

Dates:
Monday April 28 10:00-13:00 SEMINAR on Corpus Research
Location: UU Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Van Ravensteijn

Monday April 28 15:30 Syntax Interface Lecture, Location: t.b.a.

Tuesday April 29 13:00-16:00 SEMINAR on Corpus
Research, UU Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Van Ravensteijn

Wednesday April 30 13:00-16:00 SEMINAR on Corpus Research, UU Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Van Ravensteijn

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to Franca Wesseling: f.wesseling(removeme)uu.nl
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Call for Registration Juniorendag (georganiseerd door Anéla en VIOT), Leiden, 7 maart 2014
Plenaire sprekers Juniorendag bekend – schrijf je nu in

Plenary speakers Juniorendag announced – register now (English version below)

Graag doorgeven aan alle studenten en medewerkers voor wie het interessant kan zijn!

Op vrijdag 7 maart 2014 wordt de jaarlijkse Juniorendag van Anéla en VIOT georganiseerd
in Leiden. Op deze jaarlijkse Juniorendag presenteren studenten, net afgestudeerden
en promovendi in een informele sfeer hun scriptie- of promotieonderzoek op het gebied
van toegepaste taalkunde (bijv. taalgebruik, taalverwerving, taalonderwijs, taalbeheersing of
(bedrijfs)communicatie).

De Juniorendag begint en eindigt met plenaire lezingen door Prof. dr. Rick de Graaff en
Prof. dr. Jaap de Jong. Informatie over de rest van het programma vind je op de website: www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/ Tijdens de juniorendag worden er tevens prijzen uitgereikt: De posterprijs voor de beste poster die dag én de jaarlijkse Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs voor de beste scriptie binnen het vakgebied.

Vanaf heden is het mogelijk om je in te schrijven voor deze dag. Kijk op: www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/registratieformulier/
Deze mogelijkheid bestaat tot vrijdag 1 maart.*

Voor verdere vragen kun je een e-mail sturen naar juniorendag2014(removeme)gmail.com

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On Friday, March 7th 2014, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied
linguistics and discourse studies) organize their annual junior research day (Juniorendag) in Leiden. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in
the field of applied linguistics (incl. language use, language acquisition, education, discourse,
or communication) present their work.

Plenaries are held by Prof. dr. Rick de Graaff and Prof. dr. Jaap de Jong, at the beginning and end of the Juniorendag. More details on the program can be found on the website: www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/ During the juniorendag several prizes will be awarded: the poster prize for the best poster presentation that day AND the annual Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs to the best BA- or MA-thesis in the field of applied linguistics.

The website for registration is open from now until March 1st*
www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/registratieformulier/

If you have any more questions, you can contact us at juniorendag2014(removeme)gmail.com.


* Het is mogelijk om je registratie te annuleren tot 1 maart. Mocht je onverhoopt niet komen en je
maakt dit bij ons niet kenbaar, dan ben je verplicht tot het betalen van inschrijfgeld.

* Cancellation free of charge up until the 1st of March. When one does not attend the Juniorendag without informing us one will be obliged to pay the registration fee.
8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS (LATA) 2014: extended submission. Madrid, Spain, March 10-14 2014
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8th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON LANGUAGE AND AUTOMATA THEORY AND APPLICATIONS

LATA 2014

Madrid, Spain

March 10-14, 2014

Organized by:

Research Group on Implementation of Language-Driven Software and Applications (ILSA) Complutense University of Madrid

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

grammars.grlmc.com/lata2014/

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AIMS:

LATA is a yearly conference on theoretical computer science and its applications. Following the tradition of the diverse PhD training events in the field developed at Rovira i Virgili University in Tarragona since 2002, LATA 2014 will reserve significant room for young scholars at the beginning of their career. It will aim at attracting contributions from both classical theory fields and application areas (bioinformatics, language technology, artificial intelligence, etc.).

VENUE:

LATA 2014 will take place in Madrid, the capital of Spain. The venue will be the School of Informatics of Complutense University.

SCOPE:

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

algebraic language theory
algorithms for semi-structured data mining algorithms on automata and words automata and logic automata for system analysis and programme verification automata, concurrency and Petri nets automatic structures cellular automata codes combinatorics on words compilers computability computational complexity data and image compression decidability issues on words and languages descriptional complexity DNA and other models of bio-inspired computing digital libraries and document engineering foundations of finite state technology foundations of XML fuzzy and rough languages grammars (Chomsky hierarchy, contextual, unification, categorial, etc.) grammatical inference and algorithmic learning graphs and graph transformation language varieties and semigroups language-based cryptography language-theoretic foundations of artificial intelligence and artificial life natural language and speech automatic processing parallel and regulated rewriting parsing patterns power series quantum, chemical and optical computing semantics string and combinatorial issues in computational biology and bioinformatics string processing algorithms symbolic dynamics symbolic neural networks term rewriting transducers trees, tree languages and tree automata weighted automata

STRUCTURE:

LATA 2014 will consist of:

invited talks
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Javier Esparza (Munich Tech, DE), On Trees and Fixed Point Equations
(tutorial)
Leslie A. Goldberg (Oxford, UK), The Complexity of Approximate Counting Oscar H. Ibarra (Santa Barbara, US), Some Computability and Complexity Problems Concerning FAs, PDAs, and Counter Machines Sanjeev Khanna (Philadelphia, US), tba Helmut Seidl (Munich Tech, DE), Interprocedural Information Flow Analysis of XML Processors

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Dana Angluin (Yale, US)
Eugene Asarin (Paris Diderot, FR)
Jos Baeten (Amsterdam, NL)
Christel Baier (Dresden, DE)
Jan Bergstra (Amsterdam, NL)
Jin-Yi Cai (Madison, US)
Marek Chrobak (Riverside, US)
Andrea Corradini (Pisa, IT)
Mariangiola Dezani (Turin, IT)
Ding-Zhu Du (Dallas, US)
Michael R. Fellows (Darwin, AU)
Jörg Flum (Freiburg, DE)
Nissim Francez (Technion, IL)
Jürgen Giesl (Aachen, DE)
Annegret Habel (Oldenburg, DE)
Kazuo Iwama (Kyoto, JP)
Sampath Kannan (Philadelphia, US)
Ming-Yang Kao (Northwestern, US)
Deepak Kapur (Albuquerque, US)
Joost-Pieter Katoen (Aachen, DE)
S. Rao Kosaraju (Johns Hopkins, US)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton, CA)
Gad M. Landau (Haifa, IL)
Andrzej Lingas (Lund, SE)
Jack Lutz (Iowa State, US)
Ian Mackie (École Polytechnique, FR)
Carlos Martķn-Vide (Tarragona, ES, chair) Giancarlo Mauri (Milan, IT) Faron G. Moller (Swansea, UK) Paliath Narendran (Albany, US) Enno Ohlebusch (Ulm, DE) Helmut Prodinger (Stellenbosch, ZA) Jean-Franēois Raskin (Brussels, BE) Wolfgang Reisig (Humboldt Berlin, DE) Marco Roveri (Bruno Kessler, Trento, IT) Michaėl Rusinowitch (LORIA, Nancy, FR) Yasubumi Sakakibara (Keio, JP) Davide Sangiorgi (Bologna, IT) Colin Stirling (Edinburgh, UK) Jianwen Su (Santa Barbara, US) Jean-Pierre Talpin (IRISA, Rennes, FR) Andrzej Tarlecki (Warsaw, PL) Rick Thomas (Leicester, UK) Sophie Tison (Lille, FR) Rob van Glabbeek (NICTA, Sydney, AU) Helmut Veith (Vienna Tech, AT)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Adrian Horia Dediu (Tarragona)
Ana Fernįndez-Pampillón (Madrid)
Carlos Martķn-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair) Antonio Sarasa (Madrid) José-Luis Sierra (Madrid, co-chair) Bianca Truthe (Magdeburg) Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

SUBMISSIONS:

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 formatted according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCS series (see www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lata2014

PUBLICATIONS:

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

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

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from July 15, 2013 to March 10, 2014.
The registration form can be found at:

grammars.grlmc.com/lata2014/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: October 21, 2013 (23:59 CET) – EXTENDED – Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: November 25, 2013 Final version of the paper for the LNCS proceedings: December 2, 2013 Early registration: December 9, 2013 Late registration: February 24, 2014 Starting of the conference: March 10, 2014 End of the conference: March 14, 2014 Submission to the post-conference journal special issue: June 14, 2014

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

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POSTAL ADDRESS:

LATA 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

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Departament d’Economia i Coneixement, Generalitat de Catalunya Universidad Complutense de Madrid Universitat Rovira i Virgili
GLOW 37 Conference, CRISSP, Brussels, April 2-11 2014
The 37th meeting of GLOW will take place in Brussels (Belgium) from April 2 until April 11, 2014. It will consist of three events: the main colloquium, two workshops, and a Spring School. GLOW 37 will be hosted by CRISSP, a research center of KU Leuven HUBrussel.

For more information, visit the GLOW 37 webpage: www.glow37.org/
or view the conference folder online: www.glow37.org/folder
CICLing 2014, Kathmandu, Nepal, April 6-12 2014, deadline: January 7 2014 or contact CICLing for late submissions
CICLing 2014

15th International Conference on
Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

Kathmandu, Nepal - April 6-12, 2014

Springer LNCS, journals

Deadline: Dec 31 / Jan 7

www.CICLing.org/2014

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

PUBLICATION:
LNCS - Springer Lecture Notes in Computer Science;
poster session: special issues of journals

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Four first-class experts, see webpage.

CULTURAL PROGRAM:
Three days of cultural activities:
tours by Kathmandu, Buddhist monasteries,
Chariot festival

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

SUBMISSION DEADLINES:
December 31: registration of tentative abstract
(why not register your tentative abstract now?),
January 7: full text of the registered papers

See complete CFP and contact on www.CICLing.org/2014
GLOW Spring School 'Theories in Dialogue', Brussels, Belgium, April 7-11 2014
GLOW 37 will take place on April 2-5, 2014 in Brussels. The GLOW conference will be followed by the GLOW Spring School 1 (April 7-11, 2014), with courses taught by Charles Yang, Antal Van den Bosch, Norvin Richards, Philip Hofmeister, Martina Wiltschko, Philippe Schlenker, Hagit Borer, and Pavel Caha.
There are still some places available. Students who are interested to attend the school can contact the coordinator Marijke De Belder (marijke.debelder(removeme)kuleuven.be) or register via the website ( www.glow37.org/online-registration).
For all practical information relating to both the GLOW colloquium and the Spring School, see www.glow37.org
EMLAR (Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research), UiL OTS, Utrecht University, April 14-16 2014
Dear all,
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to register, if you haven't already, for the EMLAR 2014 (Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research), which takes place April 14-16. The workshop aims at training PhD and advanced MA students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research will be giving lectures and tutorials . Confirmed speakers include Sylvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Elin Thordardottir (McGill University), and Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University).
This year we have a special anniversary edition (the Tenth EMLAR Workshop), with a special list of invited speakers, and two new hands-on tutorials, one on Articulography, and one on LENA (language environment analysis system) and analysis of spontaneous speech. In addition, there will be tutorials on the following topics (for more details please see our website, www.hum.uu.nl/emlar/home.htm ):
- CHILDES
- Computational Methods
- ERP
- Eye Tracking: Visual World Paradigm
- Eye Tracking: Reading
- Multilevel Analysis
- PRAAT
- Preferential Looking/Listening
- SPSS
- Statistics with R
- Depending on number of registrations, advanced tutorials on CHILDES, Multilevel analysis, PRAAT, SPSS and R will also be offered
Registration is open until March 1st (the registration form can be found on the website). You will be notified of your tutorials ASAP after the deadline.

Further, we would also like to invite you to a special workshop following EMLAR:

Workshop on Bilingual Proficiency
The goal of the workshop is to discuss issues relating to the construct bilingual proficiency and how best to measure it in a range of different bilingual/L2 populations (simultaneous and sequential bilinguals, heritage language learners, bilingual learners with language impairments). Confirmed speakers include Sylvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Elin Thordardottir (McGill University), and Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University).

Date and time: Thursday, April 17 2014, 9.15 AM – 5 PM
Location: Drift 21, room 0.03
Pre-registration: tba

We look forward to seeing you this year,
the EMLAR organizers
Miniconference Metrical Structure: Acquisition and processing, UiL OTS, Utrecht University, April 15-17 2014
On 15, 16 and 17 April, UiL OTS will host a conference on metrical structure, its acquisition, and its use in language processing. The conference aims to give an overview of experimental and theoretical work on knowledge of metrical structure, with emphasis on its acquisition and its role in language processing. The results of the UiL OTS research project on the use of metrical cues in speech segmentation will be presented, as well as seminal work in the field. For abstracts, schedule, and registration see www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/t.o.lentz/miniconf/registration.htm.

*Invited speakers*
- Eugene Buckley (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia). Pomoan
stress: Change, contact, and reanalysis.
- Anne Cutler (University of Western Sydney). New horizons in segmentation research.
- Bar?? Kabak (University of Würzburg). Implications of accentual regularities for prosodic typology.
- Thierry Nazzi (Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception, Université Paris Descartes, Paris). Yes they can: Early segmentation abilities in French-learning infants.
- Marina Nespor (International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste). The iambic/trochaic law and its function in the chunking of auditory and visual sequences by infants and adults.
- Sharon Peperkamp (Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, ENS/CNRS, Paris). Stress ''deafness'' in infants and adults.

*Accepted speakers*
- Bettina Braun, Muna Pohl (U Konstanz). Speech segmentation at 10 months is impaired when the stressed syllable is not high-toned.
- Natalie Boll-Avetisyan, Anjali Bhatara, Annika Unger, Barbara Höhl, Thierry Nazzi (U Potsdam / U Paris Descartes). A critical period for rhythm perception?
- Ulrike Domahs, Christina Kauschke, Madjid Nezhad Masum (U Cologne / U Marburg). Event-related potentials on Persian word stress processing.
- Gerrit Kentner (Goethe-U Frankfurt). Metrical segmentation in song perceptionQ evidence from cross-linguistic mondegreens.
- Joshua Meyer, Carolyn Quam, Thomas Bever (U Arizona). Phonological Processing in Kyrgyz-Russian Bilinguals.


*Utrecht Metrical Structure project speakers*
- René Kager & Violeta Martķnez Paricio. Parsing minimal and maximal feet.
- Jeroen Breteler (U. Amsterdam). Tonal Melodies and Metrical Structure.
- Tom Lentz. Phonetic stress correlates for metrical segmentation.
- Sandrien van Ommen. A computational analysis of metrical distribution.
- Brigitta Keij. Speaker dependency in rhythmic preference studies.

For abstracts, schedule, and registration see www.hum.uu.nl/medewerkers/t.o.lentz/miniconf/registration.htm
Workshop on Measuring bilingual proficiency, Utrecht University, April 17 2014
Workshop on Measuring bilingual proficiency

The goal of the workshop is to discuss issues relating to the construct bilingual proficiency and how best to measure it in a range of different bilingual/L2 populations (simultaneous and sequential bilinguals, heritage language learners, bilingual learners with language impairments).

Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University): Proposal for a better understanding of subtractive bilingualism in language assessment
Tanja Kupisch (University of Hamburg and Lund University): Comparing adult bilinguals’ proficiency in a minority and a majority language setting
Sylvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Key methodological considerations when working with heritage speakers
Elin Thordardottir (McGill University): How informative is monolingual assessment of bilingual children?

This workshop is a satellite anniversary event to EMLAR X organised by Elma Blom (Utrecht University) and Sharon Unsworth (Radboud University Nijmegen), with financial support from UiL OTS.

Date and time: Thursday, April 17 2014, 9.15 AM – 5 PM
Location: Drift 21, room 0.03, Utrecht University
Pre-registration: Participation is free, but Sspace is limited and hence we kindly ask participants to register beforehand by sending an email to Robert Grimm at r.m.g.grimm(removeme)uu.nl.
For more details concerning programme, including abstracts, please see the EMLAR X website ( www.let.uu.nl/emlar/).
International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS), Bogazici University, Istanbul, April 20 2014,
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1st International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS)
20 April 2014, Bogazici University, Istanbul

cogsci.boun.edu.tr/isbcs/2014/

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Description
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary research field that seeks to understand the nature of the human mind, in all its implications.
The International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS) invites research from all the fields that are connected to cognitive science. The individual disciplines include Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education. Each discipline brings a set of tools, perspectives, and questions to the table. However, the big picture of the human mind cannot emerge by studying this multi-layered problem with a single lens. Communication and collaboration are essential for the cognitive scientist. It is under these premises that we initiate ISBCS.

One mission of ISBCS is to be a premier academic meeting of the cognitive science community. Established jointly by Bogazici University, Middle East Technical University and Yeditepe University (i.e. by the three universities that offer cognitive science programs in Turkey), ISBCS is planned to be held annually to gather researchers and students from leading national and international centers working on all areas of cognitive science. Our aim is to establish a platform where students can learn about recent research in cognitive science, researchers can network and initiate collaborations, and the participants can receive valuable feedback on their work.


Organizing Committee:
Albert Ali Salah, Bogazici University
Cem Boz?ahin, Middle East Technical University Simay ?kier, Yeditepe University


Tentative Program Committee:
Ata Akin, Bilgi University
Varol Akman, Bilkent University
Ethem Alpaydin, Bogazici University
Sonia Amado, Ege University
Hüseyin Boyaci, Bilkent University
Resit Canbeyli, Bogazici University
Banu Cangöz, Hacettepe University
Kürsat Ēagiltay, Middle East Technical University
Tamer Demiralp, Istanbul University
Ulas Basar Gezgin, Istanbul University
Didem Gökēay, Middle East Technical University
Bülent Gözkan, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Burak Güēlü, Bogazici University
Sami Gülgöz, Koē University Hakan Gürvit, Istanbul University
Altay Güvenir, Bilkent University Aylin Küntay, Koē University
Mine Nakipoglu Demiralp, Bogazici University
Sumru Özsoy, Bogazici University
Ilhan Raman, Middlesex University
Cem Say, Bogazici University
Oguz Tanridag, Üsküdar University
Ali Tekcan, Bogazici University
Aziz Zambak, Middle East Technical University
Deniz Zeyrek, Middle East Technical University


Keynote:
Prof. Garrison Cottrell, UCSD


Important Dates
-2 March 2014: Submission of full paper (23:59pm GMT)
-16 March 2014: Notification of acceptance
-20 April 2014: Symposium


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Dr Ilhan Raman
BSc(Hons), PhD, CPsychol, PGCertHE, AFBPsS, FHEA
Senior Lecturer
Programme Leader MSc in Applied Psychology
PDP and Employability Coordinator
Department of Psychology
Middlesex University
The Burroughs,
The Town Hall TG60A
Hendon, London
NW4 4BT

Tel 0208 411 5152

www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/Ilhan_Raman.aspx
Conference: Mobility, variability and changing literacies in Modern times, Utrecht University, June 11- 14 2014
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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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/

FLoC 2014 WORKSHOP CHAIR
Stefan Szeider
www.szeider.net
Vienna University of Technology
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:
lsss.upol.cz/en/summer-school-slavonic-languages
21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, Valparaiso, Chile, September 1-4 2014
WoLLIC 2014
21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
September 1st to 4th, 2014
Valparaiso, Chile


SCIENTIFIC SPONSORSHIP
Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL)
The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI)
Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)
European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)
European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL)
Sociedade Brasileira de Computaēćo (SBC)
Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL)

ORGANISATION
Department of Computer Science, Universidad de Chile, Chile
Department of Computer Science, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Centro de Informįtica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

HOSTED BY
Department of Informatics, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Marķa, Chile

CALL FOR PAPERS
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The twentieth WoLLIC will be held at the Universidad Técnica Federico Santa Marķa, from September 1st to 4th, 2014. It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computaēćo (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

PAPER SUBMISSION
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. They must not exceed 10 pages (in font 10 or higher), with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. Papers must be submitted electronically at the WoLLIC 2014 EasyChair website. (Please go to wollic.org/wollic2014/instructions.html for instructions.) A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Mar 24, 2014, and the full paper by Mar 28, 2014 (firm date). Notifications are expected by May 2, 2014, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by May 15, 2014 (firm date).

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of WoLLIC 2014, including both invited and contributed papers, will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. In addition, abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will be published as a special post-conference WoLLIC 2014 issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).

INVITED SPEAKERS
Verónica Becher (U Buenos Aires)
Juha Kontinen (U Helsinki)
Aarne Ranta (U Gothenburg)
Kazushige Terui (U Kyoto)
Luca Viganņ (King’s College London)
Thomas Wilke (U Kiel)

STUDENT GRANTS
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2014 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: May 1st, 2014). See www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.

IMPORTANT DATES
Mar 24, 2014: Paper title and abstract deadline
Mar 28, 2014: Full paper deadline
May 2, 2014: Author notification
May 15, 2014: Final version deadline (firm)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Natasha Alechina (U Nottingham)
Eric Allender (Rutgers U)
Marcelo Arenas (PUC Chile)
Steve Awodey (CMU)
Julian Bradfield (U Edinburgh)
Xavier Caicedo (U de Los Andes)
Olivier Danvy (Aarhus U)
Ulrich Kohlenbach (Tech U Darmstadt) (CHAIR)
Marcus Kracht (U Bielefeld)
Michiel van Lambalgen (U Amsterdam)
Klaus Meer (Tech U Cottbus)
George Metcalfe (Bern U)
Dale Miller (INRIA Saclay / LIX)
Russell Miller (CUNY)
Sara Negri (U Helsinki)
Nicole Schweikardt (U Frankfurt)
(more to come)

STEERING COMMITTEE
Samson Abramksy, Johan van Benthem, Anuj Dawar, Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges, Daniel Leivant, Leonid Libkin, Angus Macintyre, Grigori Mints, Luke Ong, Hiroakira Ono, Ruy de Queiroz.

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Pablo Barceló (Universidad de Chile) (Local chair)
Anjolina G. de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco)
Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco) (co-chair)
Juan Reutter (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Cristiįn Riveros (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)

FURTHER INFORMATION
Contact one of the Co-Chairs of the Organising Committee.

WEB PAGE
wollic.org/wollic2014/
Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014), Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12 2014
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TSD 2014 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
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Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
www.tsdconference.org/

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

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

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
dialogues)

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.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

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


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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


IMPORTANT DATES

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.


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ADDRESS

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/


LOCATION

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
Madrid

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

www.psycholinguistics.info/experimental.htm
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Redacteur (m/v) Nederlandse en Friese grammatica (ca. 0.6 fte), Meertens Instituut Amsterdam, deadline: 8 maart 2014
Het Meertens Instituut in Amsterdam is voor het Taalportaalproject (www.taalportaal.org) op zoek naar een redacteur voor het bewerken van Engelstalige wetenschappelijke teksten.

Location:

Amsterdam - Noord Holland

Function types:

Marketing en Communicatie

Scientific fields:

Taal en cultuur

Hours:

22.8 hours per week

Salary:

€ 2427 - € 3831


Education:

Universitair

Job number:

AT3536

About employer :

Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW)

Short link :

www.academictransfer.com/21906


Job description:

De redacteur zal Engelse wetenschappelijke teksten redigeren en corrigeren, en hun consistentie, compleetheid en onderlinge samenhang controleren.

Requirements:

Wij zoeken kandidaten die:
•Ervaring hebben met het redigeren van Engelstalige (wetenschappelijke) teksten;
•Taalkundig geschoold zijn, bijv. blijkend uit een masterdiploma in een relevante opleiding;
•Een (near) native beheersing van het Engels bezitten;
•Ervaring hebben met technische aspecten van het bewerken van teksten in een XML- structuur.

Conditions of employment:

Dit betreft een tijdelijke basisaanstelling voor de periode van zes maanden, met mogelijke verlenging tot zestien maanden. De functie is gewaardeerd in schaal 10 conform CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten (minimaal €2.427,- en maximaal € 3.831,- bruto per maand bij een volledige werkweek). Inschaling vindt plaats op basis van opleiding en ervaring.

Contract type: Tijdelijk, periode van 6 maanden.

Organisation:

Het Meertens Instituut is een van de onderzoeksinstituten van de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen en houdt zich bezig met de bestudering en documentatie van Nederlandse taal en cultuur. Centraal staan de verschijnselen die het alledaagse leven in onze samenleving vormgeven.

Department:

In het Taalportaalproject wordt toegewerkt naar een grote Engelstalige on line wetenschappelijke grammatica van het Nederlands en het Fries. De bestaande kennis over de twee landstalen op het gebied van de fonologie, de morfologie en de syntaxis wordt bewerkt, zo nodig vertaald, en ondergebracht in een XML-structuur die via een web-interface voor iedereen beschikbaar is.

Additional information:

Voor verdere informatie kun je contact opnemen met Ton van der Wouden (ton.van.der.wouden(removeme)meertens.knaw.nl, 071 5272130/020 4628557)

Zie ook:
www.academictransfer.com/employer/KNAW/vacancy/21906/lang/nl/
Poste Professeur LŚniversité Paris 8, deadline: April 1 2014
L'Université Paris 8 recrute pour entrée en fonction ą la rentrée 2014 un professeur de Linguistique avec profil "Linguistique franēaise et linguistique générale" qui sera rattaché ą l'UFR SDL de l'Université Paris 8 ( www.ufr-sdl.univ-paris8.fr/) et au laboratoire SFL, UMR 7023 ( www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/). Le candidat devra avoir une formation en linguistique formelle. Il devra faire état de publications scientifiques reconnues dans ce domaine. Il devra en outre démontrer sa capacité ą mettre en relation les théories linguistiques et les diverses problématiques touchant ą la linguistique du franēais, de ses propriétés grammaticales ą l’analyse des faits de variation.

Le recrutement sera ouvert du 27 février au 1er avril : galaxie.enseignementsup-recherche.gouv.fr/antares/can/index.jsp

ATTENTION
Pour les candidats étrangers, la qualification par le CNU n'est plus obligatoire, mais mais il convient de cocher sur Antares "recrutement étranger"

Pour toute information, contacter Sophie Wauquier (sophie.wauquier(removeme)orange.fr) ou Léa Nash (lnleanash(removeme)gmail.com)
Call for Applications: Coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2015/2016, deadline: April 1 2014
The NIAS-Lorentz Program calls for coordinators for the NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group (NLTG) 2015/2016. The deadline for application is 1 April 2014 (please see also: www.nias-lorentz.nl/theme-groups.html)

The NIAS-Lorentz Program is a collaboration established in 2006 by NIAS (Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences; Wassenaar) and the Lorentz Center (Leiden).
The NIAS-Lorentz Program promotes innovative interdisciplinary research that brings together perspectives from the Social Sciences and Humanities on the one hand and the Natural Sciences and Technologies on the other. This program gives special attention to topics of societal importance that require extensive collaboration across traditional scientific boundaries in order to progress. We kindly ask you to draw the attention of possibly interested persons to the NLTG call. Thank you.

For information about the partners of the NIAS-Lorentz Program, please visit the NIAS-Lorentz website www.nias-lorentz.nl or contact us.


Sincerely,

Petry Kievit (NIAS) Henriette Jensenius (Lorentz Center)
+31 70 512 2725 +31 71 527 5580
p.kievit(removeme)nias.knaw.nl jensenius(removeme)lorentzcenter.nl
www.nias.knaw.nl www.lorentzcenter.nl
Post-doc fellowships at Potsdam Centre for Language, variation and Migration, Germany, deadline: April 15 2014
The State of Brandenburg has launched a progamme "Brandenburg International" where one can apply for post-doc fellowships for 24 months (salary equal to Marie Curie stipend for experienced researchers + mobility and travel allowance). The fellowships are for international postdocs coming to Brandenburg to do research here. Since Potsdam is part of Brandenburg, we want to make use of this, and are looking for postdocs who are interested in visiting the Centre for Language, Variation, and Migration here for two years.

the Centre "Language, Variation, and Migration" is a lively research centre that serves as an umbrella for a range of research projects, and brings together junior and senior researchers from different disciplinary backgrounds interested in the topics of language variation and multilingualism in the context of migration. It is also the core of a Germany-wide network of research clusters interested in these topics. Apart from invited talks, we regularly host international researchers for short and longer visits to the centre.
The new Brandenburg programme would fit very well into this, so we are eager to find candidates.

Some main points about the application:
- applicants
* should not have carried out any research in Germany for the last three years
* should have undertaken at least three years of research since obtaining their doctorate

- application must include
* research proposal
* agreement from host university in Brandenburg (= Potsdam Centre for "Language, Variation, and Migration").

DEADLINE: April 15th

Link to the programme: www.mwfk.brandenburg.de/cms/detail.php/bb1.c.351256.de

Link to the Centre for Language, Variation, and Migration: www.uni-potsdam.de/index.php?id=26958&L=1
Calls for papers for events
Call for Abstracts: DHBenelux Conference, The Hague, The Netherlands, June 12-13 2014, deadline: March 1 2014
Call for Abstracts: DHBenelux Conference, 12 & 13 June 2014, The Hague, The Netherlands

Website: dhbenelux.org/dhbenelux-2014-conference/

The Digital Humanities in the Benelux (DHBenelux) conference is a yearly event to promote Digital Humanities research in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. The conference aims to bring together researchers from all areas of the humanities and to provide a platform for the growing community of DH scholars to meet, present and discuss their latest research and demonstrate tools and projects. DHBenelux 2014 is Hosted by Huygens ING and the Dutch National Library, 12-13 June 2014 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

The conference programme will consist of: oral presentations, poster and demo sessions and a discussion panel on Digital Humanities.

Keynote speaker: Melissa Terras (UCL).

We invite submissions of abstracts on any aspect of digital humanities, including but not limited to:

- humanities research enabled through digital media, data mining, software studies, or information design and modeling;
- computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including electronic literature, public humanities, and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship;
- the digital arts, architecture, music, film, theatre, new media, digital games, and related areas;
- the creation and curation of humanities digital resources;
- social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of digital humanities,
- and the role of digital humanities in pedagogy and academic curricula.

We particularly encourage abstracts on interdisciplinary work and new developments in Digital Humanities and abstracts by PhD students and junior researchers to submit abstracts. Abstracts are limited to a maximum of 500 words.

Important dates:
The deadline for submitting abstracts is 1 March 2014.
Notification of acceptance is send on 15 March 2014.
The deadline for revised abstracts is on 1 April 2014.

Location and Venue:

The first DHBenelux conference will be held on 12-13 June, 2014 at the Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands and the National Library of the Netherlands, located in the Hague, the Netherlands.

More details about location, registration and submission will be send in January.

Organisers:
- Karina van Dalen-Oskam
- Mike Kestemont
- Marijn Koolen

Programme Committee:
- Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens)
- Ida Nijenhuis (Huygens)
- Lotte Wilms (KB)
- Steven Claeyssens (KB)
- Irene Haslinger (KB)
- Mike Kestemont (Antwerpen)
- Walter Daelemans (Antwerpen)
- Marijn Koolen (Amsterdam)
- Christoph Verbruggen (Gent)
- Björn-Olav Dozo (Ličge)
- Marten Duering (Luxemburg, CVCE)
- Martijn Stevens (Nijmegen)
- Antal van den Bosch (Nijmegen)
- Rens Bod (Amsterdam)
- Folgert Karsdorp (Meertens)
- Corina Koolen (Amsterdam)

Website: dhbenelux.org/dhbenelux-2014-conference/
Call for papers: [CUNY2014] ESSLLI 2014 Workshop on formal and experimental pragmatics, Tuebingen, Germany, August 11-15 2014, deadline: March 8 2014
FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Formal and experimental pragmatics workshop

sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014
11 - 15 August, 2014

organized as part of the European Summer School on Logic, Language
and Information ESSLLI 2014
www.esslli2014.info

11 - 22 August, 2014 in Tuebingen, Germany

Workshop Organizers:

Noah D. Goodman <ngoodman(removeme)stanford.edu>
Michael Franke <m.franke(removeme)uva.nl>
Judith Degen <jdegen(removeme)stanford.edu>

Workshop Purpose:

Formal pragmatics has recently experienced a new period of maturation,
facilitated by two important factors: a) the novel application of
mathematical modeling techniques, and b) access to rich experimental
data. The recently emerging field of Experimental Pragmatics has
painted a complex picture of the interaction between semantic and
pragmatic information in phenomena as diverse as implicature,
referentiality, figurative meaning, prosody, and presupposition. In
parallel, advances in probabilistic and game-theoretic models that
treat pragmatic inference as a problem of reasoning under uncertainty
have yielded testable quantitative predictions about the outcome of
many different kinds of pragmatic inference. Despite this progress, a
great deal of work is needed on the mathematical foundations and
quantitative empirical grounding of pragmatics, and, most critically,
the connection between the two. The aim of this workshop is to
promote dialog and community for these lines of research:
strengthening the search for an empirically grounded formal
pragmatics.

Given this goal, the workshop aims to provide a forum for
advanced PhD students and researchers to present and discuss their
work with colleagues and researchers who work in the broad subject
areas represented at ESSLLI.

Workshop Topics:

Example topics of interest include but are not limited to:
* processing and verification of quantifiers in context
* the semantics/pragmatics interface
* the effect of prosodic information on pragmatic interpretation
* the discourse role of presupposition, not-at-issue content, expressive meaning etc
* context-dependence in the interpretation and choice of linguistic form (e.g., referential expressions, gradable adjectives)
* weak referentiality
* implicature
* role of question-under-discussion and common ground
* discourse aspects of pragmatics

Submission details:

Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract of original work
relevant to the workshop's topics. Submissions should be anonymous, in
PDF format and not exceed 2 pages of 12pt text with 2.5cm margins on
all sides, including all references, figures, tables etc. Please upload
your submission at:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fep2014

by March 8 2014 CET. The submissions will be reviewed by the
workshop’s programme committee and additional reviewers. We reserve
the right to allocate accepted submissions to oral presentations or
posters. All accepted contributions, oral presentations and posters,
are invited to submit short full paper versions by May 17, 2014. Full
papers should not exceed 8 pages, including all relevant material, and
must adhere to the formatting guidelines specified on the workshop
page sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014.

Workshop format:

The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI
participants. It will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over
five consecutive days in the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 3
invited speakers, 7 slots for contributed papers (each of 20 minutes
plus discussion time), or 6 slots for oral presentations and a poster
session depending on the number of high quality submissions. On the
first day the workshop organizers will give an introduction, situating
the workshop contributions in the current debate. The last day
concludes with a summary by the organizers and a reflection on the
workshop's topics and the future direction of the field.

Invited Speakers:

Judith Degen (Stanford)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Roger Levy (UCSD)

Workshop Programme Committee:

Anton Benz (Berlin)
Sarah Brown-Schmidt (Illinois)
Judith Degen (Stanford)
Mike Frank (Stanford)
Michael Franke (Amsterdam)
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen)
Noah Goodman (Stanford)
Dan Grodner (Swarthmore)
Daphna Heller (Toronto)
Gerhard Jäger (Tübingen)
Dan Lassiter (Stanford)
Roger Levy (UCSD)
Chris Potts (Stanford)
Jacopo Romoli (Ulster)
Uli Sauerland (Berlin)
Kristen Syrett (Rutgers)
Bob van Tiel (Nijmegen)


Important Dates:

Submissions: March 8, 2014, CET
Notification: April 21, 2014
Preliminary programme: April 24, 2014
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2014
Final papers for proceedings: May 17, 2014
Final programme: June 21, 2014
Workshop dates: August 11 - August 15, 2014

Local Arrangements:

All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI. The registration fee for authors presenting a
paper will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker
registration fee. Moreover, a number of additional fee waiver grants
will be made available by the OC on a competitive basis and workshop
participants are eligible to apply for those. There will be no
reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop speakers
who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local
organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:
About the workshop: sites.google.com/site/fepesslli2014
About ESSLLI: www.esslli2014.info
Mail: fep-2014(removeme)googlegroups.com
Call for papers: NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION, University of Maryland, June 23-27 2014, deadline: March 14 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
NASSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION

June 23-27, 2014
University of Maryland, College Park

The North American Summer School for Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI) welcomes paper submissions for presentation at its Student Session. Submissions may be in any of the fields related to the school (logic and language, logic and computation, or language and computation) and should represent original, unpublished work by individuals who will not yet have received their Ph.D. by the time of the conference.

The Student Session will co-occur with NASSLLI and provides students an excellent opportunity to present their work to experts in their field as well as to a broader, well-informed interdisciplinary audience. All submissions will be reviewed by at least three specialists who will provide commentary on the paper regardless of its acceptance status. Select accepted papers will also be considered for inclusion in a potential volume of the conference’s proceedings.

Submissions should be prepared for blind review (i.e., should not contain any information identifying the author) and should be uploaded as a .pdf file to the Student Session’s EasyChair site. Submissions should not exceed 10 pages and should be formatted standardly (11 or 12 point font, 1 inch margins).

No more than one-single authored and one co-authored paper should be submitted by an
individual. (All co-authors should also be students.) Authors whose submissions have been
accepted and who intend to present will be required to register for NASSLLI.


IMPORTANT DATES:
Submissions due: March 14, 2014 (by midnight)
Notifications: April 21, 2014

WEBSITES:
Submissions: www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stusnasslli14
NASSLLI 2014: www.nasslli2014.com/


CONTACT
Quinn Harr at qharr(removeme)umd.edu
Call for papers: International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century, Kenya, August 6-8 2014, deadline: March 15 2014
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SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS/ABSTRACTS
International Conference on African Languages and Literatures in the 21st Century
THEME – “From Asmara 2000 to Nairobi 2014: New Horizons and Trends in African Languages and Literatures”
Institute of African Studies Kenyatta University
August 6th-8th, 2014

The conference is about African languages and literatures, with a focus on emerging research that enhance their current and future status. This scholarly event offers an opportunity to develop a new agenda for the way forward in securing the future of the languages and literatures of the continent. Towards this objective, the organizers seek to engage scholars from across the globe to link theory and practice with the cultivation of policy interlocutions between stakeholders from across the continent during this year of Africa’s Jubilee commemoration. This international conference will take place between 6th – 8th August, 2014. It will be hosted by the newly established Institute of African Studies at Kenyatta University (www.ku.ac.ke). This is the second IAS in Kenya, after the one at the University of Nairobi. Among its agenda is commitment to the teaching and research into languages of Africa, in order to keep them alive and revitalized.

Conferences have played a major role in the advocacy for the adoption of African agendas in facilitating development across the continent. Thus one of the aims of conference is to promote continental and transnational sharing of good practices and research findings by providing a forum for linguists, writers, intellectuals, cultural workers, policy makers, researchers and artists working on African languages and literatures. It also presents an opportunity for individuals or groups to present their artistic and linguistic products – oral and written texts - among others.
This conference also builds on the important Against All Odds conference held in Eritrea in 2000, which led to the Asmara Declaration on African languages. The historic conference of heads of states, and concomitant celebrations, held in Addis Ababa in May 2013, on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the African Union (formerly the Organization of African Unity), also provided us with a new impetus to bring together scholars to re-engage with the question of, and quest for, ways of bettering present African lives, securing the cultural heritage and future of the continent by preserving archives of our past, and reinvigorating the living languages. What policies can be shaped by the ideas around the Jubilee celebrations of AU in the furtherance of a continental Jubilee cultural vision/agenda is one of the questions at stake.
Conference organizers seek presentations that highlight relevant local, national, international or comparative research and practice in the following thematic fields:
• Literatures in African Languages
• African Languages and Politics
• African Languages and Communication
• African Languages, Critical theories and Linguistic Analyses
• African Languages on the Global Stage
• African Languages and Policies in Africa
• African Languages and Education
• African Languages and Technology
• African Languages, Research and Documentation.
• African Languages, Culture and Identity
• African Languages and Translation
• African Languages and Socio-Economic Development
• African Languages and Environment
• African Languages, Cinema and the Film Industry
• African Languages, Dance, Pop Culture and Music Industry
• Theoretical studies in African Languages
• African Languages and Special Needs.
• China and Africa, the Confucius Institute Phenomena
• Language Contacts in Africa
• Language, Gender and Identity
• Trans- and Interlingualism/ty in Africa
The tracks are not exhaustive and suggestions for additional tracks or panel proposals are HIGHLY welcome.
The conference shall take place on Main Campus of Kenyatta University, the largest public university in Kenya, located 23 kilometers north of the city of Nairobi.

Abstracts should be between 250 and 300 words. They should be in MS Word formats and submitted via E-mail as an MS Word attachment. A separate cover page indicating the title of the paper, the author’s name and institutional affiliation, and contact information must accompany all submitted abstracts. The author’s name should not appear on the second page. The deadline for submission of abstract is March 15, 2014. Authors of successful abstracts will be contacted by March 30th, 2014. All African languages are welcome as medium of expressions provided they are accompanied by English translations.
An ISSN publication will be produced with select articles based on papers presented during the Conference, and following a rigorous, blind, peer review process in line with international scholarly practice.

IMPORTANT DATES:
• 15/02/2014: Deadline for 1st call for papers/Abstracts
• 15/03/2014: Deadline for 2nd call for papers/abstracts
• 30/03/2014: Notification of Acceptance / Rejection
• 30/06/2014: Deadline for final submission of papers
• 30/06/2014: Deadline for registration for paper presenters
• 30/06/2014: Deadline for early bird registration
NB: Those who register early, registration fee will reduce by $20
6- 8th August 2014: Conference dates
Please e-mail all abstract submissions and/or related communication to the Conference Secretariat via ALL the three emails addresses below:


africanstudies(removeme)ku.ac.ke
ndungo.catherine(removeme)ku.ac.ke
catemndungo(removeme)gmail.com

More information: www.ku.ac.ke/ias_conference/
Call for Papers: TSD 2014, Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12 2014, deadline: March 15 2014
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TSD 2014 - FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
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Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
www.tsdconference.org/

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


THE SUBMISSION DEADLINES:

March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstracts
March 22 2014 ............ Submission of full papers

Submission of abstract serves for better organization of the review process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is necessary.

TSD SERIES

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. TSD Proceedings are regularly indexed by Thomson Reuters Conference Proceedings Citation Index. Moreover, LNAI series are listed in all major citation databases such as DBLP, SCOPUS, EI, INSPEC or COMPENDEX.


TOPICS

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

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

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

Tagging, Classification and Parsing of Text and Speech
(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
dialogues)

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.


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference program will include presentation of invited papers, oral presentations, and poster/demonstration sessions. Papers will be presented in plenary or topic oriented sessions.

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


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

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

Papers submitted to TSD 2014 must not be under review by any other conference or publication during the TSD review cycle, and must not be previously published or accepted for publication elsewhere.

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

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

The paper format for review has to be either PDF or PostScript file with all required fonts included. Upon notification of acceptance, presenters will receive further information on submitting their camera-ready and electronic sources (for detailed instructions on the final paper format see www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html#Proceedings, Sample File typeinst.zip).

Authors are also invited to present actual projects, developed software or interesting material relevant to the topics of the conference. The presenters of demonstrations should provide an abstract not exceeding one page. The demonstration abstracts will not appear in the conference proceedings.


IMPORTANT DATES

March 15 2014 ............ Submission of abstracts 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

Submission of abstracts serves for better organization of the review process only - for the actual review a full paper submission is necessary.

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


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ACCOMMODATION

The organizing committee will arrange discounts on accommodation in the 4-star hotel at the conference venue. The current prices of the accommodation will be available at the conference website.


ADDRESS

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/


LOCATION

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, and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

For the participants with some extra time, nearby places may also be of interest. Local ones include: Brno Castle now called Spilberk, Veveri Castle, the Old and New City Halls, the Augustine Monastery with St. Thomas Church and crypt of Moravian Margraves, Church of St. James, Cathedral of St. Peter & Paul, Cartesian Monastery in Kralovo Pole, the famous Villa Tugendhat designed by Mies van der Rohe along with other important buildings of between-war Czech architecture.

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.
Submission and Registration International Workshop on Language Production 2014, Geneva, 16-18 2014, deadline submission: March 15 2014
SUBMISSION and REGISTRATION are open for
the International Workshop on Language Production 2014 , which will be held in Geneva, Switzerland (16-18 July 2014)

Program:
Special event (10th anniversary ) :
Pim Levelt: On the origins of language production research
9 invited talks:
Sonia Kandel (CNRS Grenoble): The interaction between spelling and motor processes in writing
Jean-Franēois Démonet (University of Lausanne): Dorsal / ventral dichotomy and written language processing
Susanne Gahl (Univ. of California): Patterns and mechanisms of phonetic reduction
Jim Scobbie (Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh): Phonetic variation and speech disorders
Agnes Kovacs (Central European Univ): Flexible learning of words and rules in bilingual and monolingual infants
Brad Mahon (University of Rochester): Retrieving words in spoken language production
Alex Martin (NIMH): The neural circuitry for producing words depends on the meaning of the words produced
Simon Fischer Baum (Rice University): Representing position in written and spoken language
Dan Acheson (Max Planck): Monitoring and Control in Language Production
CRUS metodological workshop:
CRUS methodological workshop: F.Xavier Alario (CNRS, Marseille) & Matt Goldrick (Northwestern Univ.)
+ 5 poster sessions

Additional information can be found on our website: www.unige.ch/fapse/IWLP2014

We look forward to seeing you in July 2014.
Call for proposals 10th LESLLA conference 'Low-Educated (adult) Second Language and Literacy Acquisition', Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands, August 28-30 2014, deadline: March 15 2014
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: 10th Annual Meeting of LESLLA:
Low-Educated (adult) Second Language and Literacy Acquisition
deadline abstracts: March 15 – 2014, use submission form on the website

10th LESLLA conference
28 - 30 August 2014
Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
leslla2014.org /
mail(removeme)leslla2014.org

LESLLA welcomes presentation proposals for the 10th annual conference to be held at Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, August 28-30, 2014. The 2014 conference aims at crossing borders and framing LESLLA by exploring innovative techniques or approaches for research on cognition, literacy and second language learning, advanced technologies for adult language and literacy education and policy approaches to low-educated immigrants and LESLLA learners.
The program will include theoretical and practice-based presentations (30 min.), workshops (60 min.) and posters and will feature a multimedia exhibition where participants can present their products, give show & tell demonstrations and where attendees can try out their favorite programs. The exhibition will be concluded by a panel discussion in which the products presented will be evaluated.
We accept proposals for:
? Papers, workshops, or posters: these should not exceed 250 words plus a very short abstract of 50 words to be included in the program. Please note that only presentations directly related to LESLLA learners will be considered.
? Show & tell demonstrations at the multimedia exhibition: these should not exceed 250 words, should show that the program is geared to LESLLA learners and should mention the specific skill(s) (e.g., oral, reading, writing) addressed. Please include a url if relevant or add an example showing the language level of the course material.
? Exhibition stands: we welcome companies and publishers to participate in the multimedia exhibition to show their products or prototypes. They will be asked to pay an entrance fee.

Deadline for submissions: 15 March 2014. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be by 1 May 2014.

PLENARY SPEAKERS
Falk Huettig (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen)
James Simpson (University of Leeds)
Inge Schuurmans (Centre for Basic Education – Antwerp) and Frieke van Zundert (House of the Dutch Language – Antwerp)
Roeland van Hout, Jeanne Kurvers and Ineke van de Craats (Radboud University Nijmegen and Tilburg University)

PLENARY WORKSHOP
The DigLin project team: The digital literacy instructor

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Ineke van de Craats
Catia Cucchiarini
Jan Deutekom
Roeland van Hout
Jeanne Kurvers
Helmer Strik
Update: Call for Papers: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014 (CMCL-2014), Baltimore, USA, June 26 2014, Deadline: March 15 2014
THIRD CALL FOR PAPERS

Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014 (CMCL-2014)
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A workshop to be held June 26, 2014 at the Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL) in Baltimore,
Maryland, USA

cmcl.mit.edu/

Workshop Description
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This workshop provides a venue for work in computational
psycholinguistics: the computational and mathematical modeling of
linguistic generalization, development, and processing. We invite
contributions that apply methods from computational linguistics to
problems in the cognitive modeling of any and all natural language
abilities. The 2014 workshop follows in the tradition of earlier CMCL
meetings at ACL 2010, ACL 2011, NAACL-HLT 2012, ACL 2013.

Scope and Topics
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The workshop invites a broad spectrum of work in the cognitive science
of language, at all levels of analysis from sounds to discourse and on
both learning and processing. Topics include, but are not limited to:

- incremental parsers for diverse grammar formalisms
- derivations of quantitative measures of comprehension difficulty, or
predictions regarding generalization in language learning
- stochastic models of factors encouraging one production or interpretation
over its competitors
- models of semantic/pragmatic interpretation, including psychologically
realistic notions of word meaning, phrase meaning, composition, and
pragmatic inference
- models and empirical analysis of the relationship between mechanistic
psycholinguistic principles and pragmatic or semantic adaptation
- models of human language acquisition and/or adaptation in a changing
linguistic environment
- models of linguistic information propagation and language change in
communication networks
- models of lexical acquisition, including phonology, morphology, and semantics
- psychologically motivated models of grammar induction or semantic learning

Submissions are especially welcomed that combine computational
modeling work with empirical data (e.g., corpora or experiments) to
test theoretical questions about the nature of human language
acquisition, comprehension, and/or production.

Submissions
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This call solicits full papers reporting original and unpublished
research that combines cognitive modeling and computational
linguistics. Accepted papers are expected to be presented at the
workshop and will be published in the workshop proceedings. They
should emphasize obtained results rather than intended work, and
should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported
results. A paper accepted for presentation at the workshop must not be
presented or have been presented at any other meeting with publicly
available proceedings. If essentially identical papers are submitted
to other conferences or workshops as well, this fact must be indicated
at submission time. No submission should be longer than necessary, up
to a maximum 8 pages plus two additional pages containing references.

To facilitate double-blind reviewing, submitted manuscripts should not
include any identifying information about the authors.

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2014 style files available at

www.cs.jhu.edu/ACL2014/CallforPapers.htm

Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:

www.softconf.com/acl2014/CMCL/

The submission deadline is 11:59PM Pacific Time on March 15, 2014.

Important Dates
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Submission deadline: 15 March 2014
Notification of acceptance: 11 April 2014
Camera-ready versions due: 28 April 2014
Workshop: June 26, 2014

Workshop Chairs
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Vera Demberg
Multimodal Computing and Interaction Cluster of Excellence, Saarland University, Germany

Tim O’Donnell
Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA

Program Committee
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Afra Alishahi, Tilburg University
Klinton Bicknell, University of Rochester
Alexander Clark, King's College London
Jennifer Culbertson, George Mason
Afsaneh Fazly, University of Toronto
Bob Frank, Yale
Stefan Frank, Radboud University Nijmegen
Stella Frank, University of Edinburgh
John T. Hale, Cornell University
Frank Keller, University of Edinburgh
Anna Korhonen, Cambridge University
Shalom Lappin, King's College
Richard L. Lewis, University of Michigan
Sebastian Padó, Stuttgart University
David Reitter, Penn State University
William Schuler, The Ohio State University
Nathaniel Smith, University of Edinburgh
Ed Stabler, UCLA
Mark Steedman, University of Edinburgh
Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Jelle Zuidema, University of Amsterdam
Call for posters: Interdisciplinair Colloquium Historiciteit van de Frankisering, 12 april 2014, Deadline: 15 maart 2014
De Historiciteit van de Frankisering

Interdisciplinair Colloquium, Universiteit Leiden, zaterdag 12 april 2014
Het is bekend dat de kustprovincies van de Lage Landen in de Vroege Middeleeuwen Friestalig waren, of, in traditionelere termen, Ingweoons van karakter. Dit in tegenstelling tot het binnenland, waar in dezelfde peri-ode Oudnederfrankische dialecten gesproken werden.
Door het gebrek aan contemporaine bronnen blijft het echter gissen naar de historische realiteit achter de ontfriesing. Waarom en hoe snel gingen sprekers over van Fries op Frankisch? Ging dat met migratie gepaard of gebeurde het vooral door acculturatie? Wat was de invloed van economische ontwikkelingen in de kuststreek, en van veranderingen in het bodemgebruik?

Het colloquium brengt specialisten bijeen uit verschillende relevante subdisciplines, zoals de archeologie, his-torische geografie, demografische en economische geschiedenis en historische taalkunde. Er zijn vier plenaire lezingen en daarnaast wordt tijd ingeruimd voor posterpresentaties van andere onderzoekers.

CALL FOR POSTERS
We nodigen iedereen die onderzoek doet naar het verleden van taal, cultuur en landschap van de Lage Landen in de Vroege en Hoge Middeleeuwen, en waarvan de resultaten relevant zijn voor de bezoekers van het colloquium De Historiciteit van de Frankisering, uit om hun werk te presenteren op posters van formaat A0 (841 x 1189 mm.) of A1 (594 x 841 mm.). Met name moedigen we studenten aan, om hun eig-en resultaten met een poster te komen voorstellen.
De posters zullen gedurende de dag in de foyer tentoongesteld worden. Daarnaast zijn er twee posterses-sies waarin de makers hun presentatie kunnen toelichten.
Geļnteresseerden kunnen zich tot 15 maart 2014 opgeven door een uitgewerkt ontwerp te mailen naar de organisator, dr. Michiel de Vaan. Zij dienen zelf hun poster uit te printen en op de dag van het colloquium op te hangen.
Sprekers voor de plenaire sessies:
Dr. Anthony Buccini, (University of Chicago), Dr. Dries Tys (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Prof. em. dr. William TeBrake (University of Maine), Prof. dr. Arend Quak (Universiteit Leiden)

Info Meer informatie over het colloquium kunt u vinden op de website:
www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/historicity-of-the-franconization.html
Call for papers 35th TABU Dag, University of Groningen, 12-13 June 2014, deadline: March 28 2014
Call for papers

The Center for Language and Cognition Groningen is pleased to announce the 35th TABU Dag, which will take place at the University of Groningen on 12 and 13 June 2014. TABU Dag is an annual international linguistics conference, which offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research. (Post)graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in particular are encouraged to present their work.

The first confirmed invited speaker is Carmen Muńoz (University of Barcelona). Further invited speakers t.b.a. shortly.

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

Workshop on Mass Media Health Communication

During TABU Dag, a workshop on Mass Media Health Communication will be held on Thursday June 12th from 13:30 until 18:00.

National and international organisations have been using mass media campaigns to get people to live healthier lives for many years now. The effects of these campaigns are varied. Why some strategies work in some situations and others do not is a question that is far from completely clear. One of the factors that seems to play an important role in the persuasiveness of a mass media health message is the receivers’ willingness to talk about the message afterwards. That leads to the question: how can we design messages that people find interesting to discuss? Should a message be as clear as possible or does it help if it includes a little puzzle the receiver may attempt to solve? Should we try to scare people into living a healthier life, or is it better to opt for a more neutral approach? Is it helpful if we tell people a compelling story with characters they can identify with if we want to change their health behaviour?

Topics of the workshop may be:
• Direct and indirect effects of health messages
• Message complexity
• Fear and shock appeals
• Narratives
• Health literacy

The workshop will be opened by a keynote speaker (t.b.a.) and closed with a panel discussion. During the workshop five other speakers will get the chance to present their work on Health Communication. We invite short abstracts of no more than 300 words, excluding title, author names, keywords, data and references. Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf or .txt format. Time allotted for presentations is 20 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of discussion.

The official language of the conference is English.
The deadline for the abstract submission for both the TABU Dag and the workshop Mass Media Health Communication is 28 March 2014.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 11 April 2014.
For further information, please visit the conference website: www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/2014/
Conference location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact information: tabudag(removeme)rug.nl
Update: ESSLLI 2014 Student Session 1st CFP, Tübingen, Germany, August 11-22 2014, deadline: April 1 2014
*2nd Call for Papers*
*ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION*

Held during the 26th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Tübingen, Germany, August 11-22, 2014

*Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2014*
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=essllistus2014


*ABOUT:*
The Student Session of the 26th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Tübingen, Germany on August 11-22, 2014. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.


*SEPARATE POSTER SESSION:*
Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present research in progress.


*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:*
All authors must be students, and submissions may be singly or jointly authored. Submissions should not be longer than 8 pages for an oral presentation and 4 pages for a poster presentation (including examples and references). Submissions must be anonymous, without any identifying information. More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/.


*FURTHER INFORMATION:*
Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to dehaan(removeme)kr.tuwien.ac.at.

ESSLLI 2014 will feature a wide range of foundational and advanced courses and workshops in all areas of Logic, Language, and Computation. For further information, including registration information and course listings, and for general inquiries about ESSLLI 2014, please consult the main ESSLLI 2014 page: www.esslli2014.info/.


Kind regards,

The ESSLLI 2014 Student Session Organization Committee



Chair:
- Ronald de Haan (Technische Universität Wien)

LoCo (Logic and Computation) co-chairs:
- Zoé Christoff (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
- Aybüke Özgün (Université de Lorraine)

LoLa (Logic and Language) co-chairs:
- Philip Schulz (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
- Thomas Brochhagen (Universität Düsseldorf)

LaCo (Language and Computation) co-chairs:
- Miriam Kaeshammer (Universität Düsseldorf)
- Ramon Ziai (Universität Tübingen)
Call for Submission: Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology, deadline: April 1 2014
Call for Submission: Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology

Collected essays in a new Springer series "Language, Cognition, and Mind", edited by James Hampton (City University London) and Yoad Winter (Utrecht University).

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

We call for researchers in this interdisciplinary domain to submit their work to a new volume, Compositionality and Concepts in Linguistics and Psychology, which will appear in a new Springer series "Language, Cognition, and Mind". The volume is edited by James Hampton (City University London) and Yoad Winter (Utrecht University).

The book will bring together for the first time work done on this topic by researchers in experimental semantics and psychology. The articles in the volume tackle different problems of concept composition. Taken together, they will aim to describe the state of the art in this interdisciplinary domain. An introductory chapter will cover basic aspects of the problems treated in the book, and the significance of the different contributions.

Submission details:
We welcome abstracts containing no more than 2 pages, on new experimental findings or formal theoretical developments in the area of concept composition. Please submit your abstract as a PDF file via EasyChair (website below). At the end of your abstract please add a short academic CV.
www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cclp2014

The essays in the volume will include a selection of the work presented in a workshop that took place at Utrecht University in September 2013. For the workshop site, see: logiccommonsense.wp.hum.uu.nl/events/workshop2013
Authors are encouraged to make their submissions of relevance to the topics addressed there.

Authors whose abstracts are selected will be invited to submit their work to the volume. All full submissions will undergo further peer review before final acceptance.

Important dates:
Abstract submission: April 1, 2014
Notification about acceptance of proposal: May 1, 2014
For accepted proposals, submission of paper: December 1, 2014

Selected References
Bemis, D. K. and L. Pylkkänen. 2011. Simple Composition: An MEG investigation into the comprehension of minimal linguistic phrases. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(8): 2801-2814.
Crain, S. 2008. The interpretation of disjunction in universal grammar. Language and Speech 51, 151-169.
Crain, S. and D. Khlentzos. 2008. Is logic Innate? Biolinguistics 2(1), 24-56.
Hampton, J. and M. L. Jönsson. 2012. Typicality and compositionality: The logic of combining vague concepts. In M. Werning, W. Hintzen and E. Machery (Eds.), pp. 385-402. Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hampton, J. 2006. Concepts as Prototypes, in B.H.Ross (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Advances in Research and Theory, Vol. 46. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 79-113.
Kamp, H. and B. Partee. 1995. Prototype Theory and Compositionality. Cognition 57:129-191.
Osherson, D. and E. Smith. 1981. On the adequacy of prototype theory as a theory of concepts. Cognition 9:35-58.
Rosch, E. R. and C. B. Mervis. 1975. Family resemblances: studies in the internal structure of categories. Cognitive Psychology 7: 573-605.
CALL FOR PAPERS NINTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WRITING SYSTEMS AND LITERACY, Brighton, UK, September 4-5 2014, Deadline: April 11 2014
ORTHOGRAPHIC DATABASES AND LEXICONS NINTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON WRITING SYSTEMS AND LITERACY
Brighton, UK, September 4th-5th 2014
University of Sussex

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
This workshop is the ninth in a series of international meetings devoted to the issue of writing systems. Earlier themes included ‘What Spelling Changes’ (1997), ‘Writing Language’ (2000), ‘From Letter to Sound’ (2002), ‘Mapping graphemes onto phonemes’ (2004), ‘Constraints on Spelling Changes’ (2006), ‘Typology of Writing Systems’ (2008), ‘Units of Language - Units of Writing’ (2010) and ‘The Architecture of Writing Systems’ (2012). Previous meetings were held in Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Cologne (Germany), Antwerp (Belgium) and Braunschweig (Germany). This ninth workshop will take place in Brighton (UK).
The writing systems workshops have offered a forum for discussion between researchers from a range of different countries and linguistic backgrounds, working in a variety of fields of writing research such as theoretical linguistics, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics and language education.

The focus of this 9th workshop is the use of databases and lexicons. Especially welcome are contributions on the following questions:
? What kind of orthographic information is available in databases?
? In what ways can mono- and crosslingual information be incorporated?
? To what extent can rule-based information be employed in lexicons and/or databases?
? How can the relationship between orthography and phonology be represented in databases/lexicons?
? What practical purposes (e.g. computational, pedagogic, lexicographic) can be served by databases/lexicons?

INVITED SPEAKERS: Viorica Marian (Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University); Boris New (Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition, Université de Savoire).

PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Lynne Cahill (School of English, University of Sussex), Anneke Neijt (Dutch Department, University of Nijmegen), Beatrice Primus (German Department, University of Cologne), Terry Joyce (Tama University, Tokyo).

IMPORTANT DATES:
? First Call for proposals October 2013
? Second Call for proposals January 2014.
? Submission deadline April 11th, 2014.
? Notification of acceptance May 9th, 2014.
? Workshop 4th - 5th September 2014.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: Authors should submit abstracts of no more than 300 words (Font: Times New Roman 12, line spacing: 1.5). Speakers will have 30 minutes for their presentation, and 15 minutes for discussion and questions. Please submit abstracts electronically (rtf, pdf, doc, docx).

CONTACT: awll9(removeme)sussex.ac.uk

WORKSHOP WEBSITE: www.sussex.ac.uk/english/newsandevents/orthographic

AWLL WEBSITE: faculty.tama.ac.jp/joyce/awll/index.html

PARTICIPATION: Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration details will be available nearer the date of the workshop. The workshop program and the abstracts of the accepted papers, along with travel and accommodation information will be circulated electronically well before the workshop.
Call for papers: 2nd Round Table Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics, Mainz, Germany, September 5-7 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
See for more information: www.gsfl.info/roundtable--14.html
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
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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
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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

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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
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Aanvragen Akademie Colloquia 2015, KNAW, deadline: 1 maart 2014
Aanvragen Akademie Colloquia 2015

De Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) nodigt u van harte uit een aanvraag in te dienen voor de organisatie van een Akademie Colloquium in 2015, waaraan de KNAW financiėle en logistieke steun verleent.

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

In 2015 kunnen zes ą zeven Colloquia in het Trippenhuis worden georganiseerd. De bijdrage van de KNAW in het exploitatietekort bedraagt maximaal 6.500 euro per dag. Voor de organisatie van een bijbehorende masterclass met promovendi is een additionele bijdrage van maximaal 3.500 euro beschikbaar.

Daarnaast levert het Bureau van de KNAW kosteloos organisatorische en administratieve ondersteuning aan de organisator van het Colloquium. De deadline voor indienen van aanvragen is: 1 maart 2014.

Voor meer informatie over de voorwaarden en aanvraagformulieren: www.knaw.nl/colloquia
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