January 17th, 2014

LOT Announcements / events
Genomineerden LOT Populariseringsprijs 2013 bekend!
Zie voor de genomineerden van de LOT Populariseringsprijs 2013 en voor meer informatie over het programma van De Grote Taaldag op 1 februari 2014 de website:
taaldag.wordpress.com/
Schultink Lecture LOT Winterschool by Prof. Dr. Seana Coulson, Amsterdam, January 22 2014
Schultink Lecture LOT Winterschool by Prof. Dr. Seana Coulson

The Schultink Lecture during the coming LOT Winterschool will be hosted by VU University Amsterdam.
You are all cordially invited to attend!

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Seana Coulson (Professor of Cognitive Science, UC San Diego)
Date: January the 22-th
Time: 19.30-21.00
Location: Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Tuinzaal), Nes 45, 1012 KD Amsterdam

Abstract
Meaning Construction in the Embodied and Embedded Mind: Gestures and Comprehension
The relationship between body and mind has historically been a testy one in cognitive science, ranging from Chomsky’s dualism to the Churchlands’ materialism. In classical accounts, the body was merely a container for the physical symbol system that comprised the mind. Today, the body plays an increasingly important role in cognitive accounts as next generation cognitive scientists explore the idea that knowledge structures exploit partial reactivations of perceptual, motoric, and affective brain systems. In this talk, I consider three ways in which the body is involved in the construction of meaning. First, the state of one’s own body might affect the way we understand other people’s emotional states as well as language about emotional events. Second, we might observe how other people move their bodies during speech in order to better understand their meaning. Third, we might attend to the way in which speakers’ gestures coordinate internal mental processes with external cultural inscriptions. Accordingly, I describe a series of behavioral and electrophysiological studies that address the real time comprehension of emotional language, iconic gestures in discourse about concrete objects and events, and environmentally coupled gestures in children’s discourse about mathematics.
Grote Taaldag 2014, Utrecht, 1 februari 2014
Op zaterdag 1 februari 2014 vindt voor de vierde keer de Grote Taaldag plaats, een gezamenlijk initiatief van Anéla, de Algemene Vereniging voor Taalwetenschap (AVT) en de Landelijke Onderzoeksschool Taalwetenschap (LOT). De dag vindt plaats in de Utrechtse binnenstad. Alle presentaties zullen worden gehouden in Drift 25. Het Taalgala vindt plaats in Drift 21.

Op de dag komen een drietal evenementen samen. Het eerste daarvan is het Taalgala waarop traditiegetrouw de LOT populariseringsprijs wordt uitgereikt aan de beste toepassing van taalkundig onderzoek in Nederland van het voorgaande jaar en de Anéla/AVT dissertatieprijs voor het beste taalkundige proefschrift. Ook vindt de jaarlijkse Taalkunde in Nederland (TIN) dag plaats waarop AVT leden hun werk kunnen presenteren. Als laatste is er Toegepaste Taalwetenschap in Nederland (TTiN). Net als vorig jaar biedt Anéla haar leden de kans om parallel aan de TIN dag(onderhanden) werk te presenteren in een 30 minuten-durende paper presentatie (20 minuten presentatie en 5 tot 10 minuten voor vragen). Het format is daarin gelijk getrokken met dat van de AVT TIN dag. Bezoekers van de Toegepaste Taalkunde en Algemene Taalkunde-dag worden dan ook van harte uitgenodigd om lezingen van beide evenementen te bezoeken.

De kosten voor de gehele dag bedragen €12,50 voor juniorleden en €15 voor seniorleden. Inbegrepen in deze prijs zijn koffie/thee gedurende de hele dag, een lunch en de borrel.

Voor registratie of voor het indienen van een abstract ga naar:
taaldag.wordpress.com/
Genomineerden AVT/Anela dissertatieprijs 2013 bekend!
Onlangs is de jury van de dissertatieprijs 2013 – bestaande uit Elma Blom (Universiteit Utrecht, voorzitter), Wolfgang Herrlitz (emeritus Universiteit Utrecht), Sjaak Kroon (Universiteit Tilburg), Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut en Universiteit Leiden) en Esther Pascual (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) – bijeen geweest. De jury heeft besloten drie van de dertien voorgedragen kandidaten te nomineren voor de AVT/Anéla dissertatieprijs.

De drie genomineerde dissertaties zijn (in alfabetische volgorde):

Titia Benders, Nature’s distributional learning experiment: infants’ input, infants’ perception and computational modelling (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Jacolien van Rij, Pronoun processing: computational, behavioral and psychophysiological studies in children and adults (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Matthias Urban, Analyzability and semantic associations in referring expressions: a study in comparative lexicology (Universiteit Leiden).
De drie genomineerden zijn uitgenodigd om hun dissertatieonderzoek te presenteren op de Grote Taaldag die op zaterdag 1 februari 2014 in Utrecht zal plaatsvinden. Tijdens de feestelijke afsluiting van deze dag wordt de winnaar van de dissertatieprijs 2013 bekend gemaakt.

De jury wil graag benadrukken dat de competitie zoals elk jaar groot was. De jury was onder de indruk van de kwaliteit van de ingediende dissertaties en het was dan ook niet eenvoudig om een keuze te maken.

Ed Elbers (secretaris namens Anéla)
Jenny Audring (schaduwsecretaris namens AVT)
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/vakgebieden/taalwetenschappen

Actueel:

Geen woordenboek voor geuren
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/geen-woordenboek-voor-geuren
Mensen kunnen geuren slecht benoemen, zo wordt nog altijd gedacht. De abstractheid van een geur laat zich namelijk niet vangen door woorden. Finse onderzoekers hebben ontdekt dat dit niet waar is. We kunnen geuren heel goed omschrijven – mits we de juiste taal spreken.

Polynesiėrs gebruikten al computertaal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/polynesiers-gebruikten-al-computertaal
500 jaar geleden spraken Polynesische inboorlingen al computertaal. Onderzoekers van de universiteit van Bergen in Noorwegen ontdekten dat bepaalde stammen uit die tijd gedeeltelijk tweetallig (of binair) telden.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Discourse op Dinsdag '‘Corpus and experimental data: can they really converge?’, Utrecht University, January 21 2014
Our first Discourse op Dinsdag meeting of the new year will take place on the 21st of January. Our speaker will be:

Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Date & time: January 21; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, A.W. de Groot zaal (room 0.19), Trans 8
Title: ‘Corpus and experimental data: can they really converge?’ (see below for an abstract)

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Abstract
Corpus and experimental data: can they really converge?
Stefan Th. Gries (University of California, Santa Barbara)

The recent rise of usage-/exemplar-based linguistics has coincided with a similar rise in the popularity of using corpus data for linguistic analysis both in this particular linguistic framework and in linguistics in general. However, while this methodological addition
to the experimental approaches that also enjoy widespread use in usage-/exemplar-based linguistics, analyses are often plagued by the fact that instead of the converging evidence one would hope for, diverging evidence is (seemingly worriedly) not uncommon at all. In
this talk, I will discuss

- sources of diverging evidence resulting from less-than-optimal use of quantitative corpus data and suggest some better ways of using them;
- several case studies in which data/notions from observational and experimental research were combined in successful and revealing ways.

The examples/case studies to be discussed will include the notions of frequencies and reaction time data, structural priming, constituent order alternations more generally, and near synonymy (and, depending on time, association measures).
2 lectures on semantics in the LUSH (The Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings)- series, Leiden, January 22 2014
The Leiden Utrecht Semantics Happenings (LUSH) is a series of monthly lectures on semantics, alternating between Leiden and Utrecht

Dear all,
We are happy to inform you of a special LUSH event scheduled for Wednesday January 22, 2014: two talks in Leiden (the room TBA).
14:30 - 15:45 Roberta Pires de Oliveira (CNPq/UFSC): Brazilian Bare Phrases: Plurality, and Kinds.
15:45 - 16:00 break
16:00 - 17:15 Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University): Approximative Inversion in Russian as a measure constructions. (Joint work with Keren Khrizman, Bar-Ilan University)

ABSTRACTS:
Roberta Pires de Oliveira (CNPq/UFSC): Brazilian Bare Phrases: Plurality, and Kinds.
Against Sauerland (20080, Farkas & de Swart (2010) we argue that plural morphology is marked cross linguistically. Bare nouns in Brazilian Portuguese (BrP) give support to their generalization. However, their proposal cannot explain the bare singular in BrP, in particular because it equates the bare singular to the bare plural. In this paper, we show that this is not the case. The bare singular and the bare plural are semantically distinct, which also argues against the hypothesis of two varieties of BrP (de Swart (2013)). Our proposal relies on Rothstein (2010, among others). We claim that the number morpheme conveys counting (which, we argue, is not exactly the same as plurality, see Rothstein (2010)). The absence of number morphology triggers singular agreement because the phrase denotes a singular entity (The DP hypothesis), but the noun phrase may be derived from a count phrase, or it may denote the kind (mass are kind denoting).

Susan Rothstein (Bar-Ilan University): Approximative Inversion in Russian as a measure constructions. (Joint work with Keren Khrizman, Bar-Ilan University)
We present a semantic analysis of approximative inversion (AI) constructions in Russian such as (i) where the approximate effect results from inverting the noun and numeral from its standard order Num N order dvadcat’ knig “twenty books” to N Num.
(i) Ivan pro?ital knig dvadcat’,
Ivan read books twenty
“Ivan read approximately twenty books”
The syntax of these construction has been discussed in Franks 1995, Yadroff and Billings 1998, and others. We argue, contra Zaroukian 2012, that these constructions are not expressions of modal uncertainty, and analyse them as measure phrases involving an estimation operation. We show that the most straightforward use of AI constructions is in fact in measure phrases for example litrov pjat’ moloka 'about five liters of milk' (literally litres five of milk), where the measure head litrov precedes the numerial pjat’. We argue that even count AI phrases instantiate a measure operation in Russian, estimating the numerosity of the denotation of a predicate set as being close to a particular number. We support this with evidence from Franks 1995 and others, who show that the syntactic properties of AI constructions are characteristic of measure contexts, and we offer a semantic analysis which follows Rothstein 2012, Li and Rothstein 2012 who show based on English and Mandarin data apparent count expressions can be used as measure heads in approximation contexts.


We hope to see you all there!
The LUSH Organizers
CLS colloquium is "Non-nativeness in Communication", Radboud University Nijmegen, January 23 2014
The next CLS colloquium will be on January 23rd, 2014.
The title of the CLS colloquium is "Non-nativeness in Communication" by the PI group Non-nativeness in Communication

Date: 23.01.2014
Time: 16:00
Place: E 2.50 (Erasmusgebouw, Radboud University, Nijmegen)


Abstract:


Our group investigates the impact of non-nativeness on communication:
what happens when communicators do not share the same language or the same culture or neither. We will briefly discuss our mission and present our group, but we will also illustrate three of our current research projects. Ulrike Nederstigt will present an eye-tracking study on bilingual and monolingual advertising, Huib Kouwenhoven will present a preview of his corpus on formal and informal non-native English and Marianne Starren will discuss the first results of the VILLA-project, that focuses on what we can learn from initial language learners.


For more information, please visit:
www.ru.nl/cls/colloquium/
The Nijmegen Lectures 'No miracles! A Darwinian view of the evolution of cognition, language and culture', January 27 – 29, 2014
The Nijmegen Lectures committee is pleased to announce that the Nijmegen Lectures will take place on January 27th, 28th and 29th, 2014. The lectures will be given by *Russell Gray, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand*.
The title of the lecture series is: *No miracles! A Darwinian view of the evolution of cognition, language and culture*

For further information please go to the Nijmegen Lectures website: www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2014
All lectures and seminars are free of charge and open to the public.
Please note that registration is required for everybody who plans to attend, because seating is limited for the afternoon sessions. We advise you to register as soon as possible. You can do so by clicking on this link: www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2014/registration-2014

We look forward to seeing you at the Nijmegen Lectures, January 27 – 29, 2014.
The organizing committee: Sara Bögels, Dan Dediu, Michael Dunn, Monique Flecken, Pieter Muysken, Sean Roberts, and Martina Bernhard (secretary)
Utrecht UiL-OTS Syntax-Interface meetings, Utrecht, every other monday starting February 3 2014
Utrecht UiL-OTS Syntax-Interface meetings, every other monday starting February 3, 2014

The Syntax-Interface meetings resume again in February 2014! As before, the meetings are on every second Monday at 15:30 in Utrecht, starting February 3.

We welcome researchers who wish to present their work at these meetings to contact us.

For more information, visit uilotssyntaxif.wordpress.com, we will post the abstracts for the talks in due time. Additionally, you can register if you wish to receive notifications of these talks by email.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2014!
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Update: 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
Conference "Teacher-student-interaction in subject-specific writing", Utrecht University, January 22 2014
Registration opened:
Teacher-student-interaction in subject-specific writing: research meets practice Wednesday January 22nd, 2014 Utrecht University

Theme
If students are to write qualitatively good texts, it is crucial that they use academic as well as domain-specific language, and that they use a clear text structure. These skills are particularly important in writing longer texts, such as inquiry learning projects (Dutch ‘profielwerkstukken’) and research reports. Good opportunities to acquire these skills may be offered in Content and Language Integrated Learning. Explicit instruction and student-contingent feedback are essential, or in other words: the interaction between teacher and student plays an important role.
This conference addresses the ways in which this teacher-student-interaction should be shaped in order to be effective. The motto of this conference is “science meets practice”, which means that we would like the conference to be a meeting place for both researchers, teachers and teacher educators. We will focus on the following main questions:
• What knowledge can be generated from research on effective forms of instruction in subject-specific writing?
• What is known about the effects of feedback on the writing/learning process and the linguistic quality and the quality of the content of the product?
• What good practices of tasks and feedback can be found in secondary education practice?

Program
You will attend plenary lectures by Rachel Whittaker (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Linda Mason (University of North Carolina), get inspired by teachers who share their good practices, and have discussions with teachers, teacher educators and researchers during parallel sessions with round-table-conversations, workshops and other interactive activities. One of the parallel sessions will be held in English. The full program can be found at interactief2014.wp.hum.uu.nl/english/program/.

Registration and contact
You can register by filling out the registration form (see interactief2014.wp.hum.uu.nl/english/registration/) and mailing it to Interactief2014(removeme)uu.nlInteractief2014(removeme)uu.nl> on or before January 15th, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us at Interactief2014(removeme)uu.nlInteractief2014(removeme)uu.nl>.

Organization
This one-day conference is organized by researchers and teacher educators from the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Humanities at Utrecht University, and is co-financed by the multidisciplinary program Educational and Learning Sciences.

Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul
Rick de Graaff
Harmen Schaap
Gerdineke van Silfhout
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.
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
Update: 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
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.
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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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).
Job Announcements / Vacancies
PhDs at Humanities, UvA Amsterdam, Deadline: various.
The Faculty of Humanities welcomes all who wish to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of language, history, and culture, and invites applications for its PhD fellowships. The Faculty has more than 100 professors who can act as a PhD supervisor, and can provide all necessary training and facilities. PhD fellows are employed by the Faculty and generally complete their projects within four years in a part-time appointment of 80%. Eleven PhD positions are offered starting in September 2014.
From September 2014 onwards, research within the Faculty will be organized into six broad domains of shared expertise: European and Transnational Studies; Cultural Analysis; Culture and History; Memory and Heritage; Language and Speech; and Logic, Language, and Computation.

Each of these research areas will be conducting its own PhD selection process, and interested candidates are free to apply directly to the area that best matches their interests and proposed project. Some of the selected candidates will also be chosen for the programme ‘PhDs in the Humanities’ (Promoties in de geesteswetenschappen) of the Humanities Incentives Board, as well as the Humanities Division of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). For more information, including applications instructions and deadlines, please go to the page of the research domain of your choice:

- Research Domain European and Transnational Studies
- Research Domain Cultural Analysis
- Research Domain Culture and History
- Research Domain Heritage and Memory
- Research Domain Language and Speech
- Research Domain Logic, Language and Computation

Candidates who would like to do a PhD project in their in own free time are also welcome to apply as external PhD researchers at the research domains

For more information see the website:

www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/organisation/faculties/faculties/faculties/content/folder/faculteit-der-geesteswetenschappen/research/phds-at-humanities/phds-at-humanities.html
Professor in Language and communication, University of Amsterdam, Deadline: January 19 2014
Professor in Language and communication (in Dutch: Taalbeheersing)
Faculty of Humanities - Department of Dutch Studies

Publicatiedatum
29 november 2013

Opleidingsniveau
Gepromoveerd

Salarisindicatie
€5.003 to €7.285 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week

Sluitingsdatum
19 januari 2014

Functieomvang
38 hours per week

Vacaturenummer
13-395

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language, history, and culture.

Job description
The prospective professor will be the head of the chair group Speech communication, argumentation theory and rhetoric. This group’s research and teaching programmes cover the field of argumentation theory, rhetoric, pragmatics, discourse analysis, stylistics and verbal communication, including its applications in institutional contexts (politics, law, academic writing etc.). The successful candidate has a good understanding of or a serious interest in the field of applied linguistics (in particular speech communication and discourse analysis), argumentation theory and rhetoric, which is apparent from academic qualifications, publications and teaching experience. The prospective candidate is capable of providing guidance and inspiration with respect to the current research focus on argumentation and rhetoric that characterizes the chair group, but also has a challenging and coherent view on the possibilities to further expand the group’s research programme. The candidate easily crosses borders between various academic disciplines, and has proven competencies in academic leadership.

Requirements
A PhD in (speech) communication, applied linguistics, argumentation theory or rhetoric;
an international reputation in (speech) communication, argumentation theory or rhetoric;
the ability to establish productive connections with other academic disciplines within as well as outside the department;
research relevant to one of the Faculty’s research priority areas;
an excellent publication record;
an extensive international network;
an experienced and enthusiastic teacher;
experience in developing new teaching programs;
a proven track record of acquiring external research funding;
proven management capacities.

Further information
Please check the information about chairs at the Faculty of Humanities. For further details, interested parties should contact:
D. van der Vaart, Secretary of the selection committee
T: +31 (0) 20 525 3804
Prof. dr. T.L. Vaessens, Chair of the committee
T: +31 (0) 20 525 4817

Appointment
The appointment will be permanent. The gross salary will normally conform to professorial scale 2, between €5,003 and €7,285 gross per month (€ 69.822 - € 101.669 per annum, including 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% end of year payment) on a full-time basis in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU). In certain cases, however, different terms of employment may be offered. If desired, a part-time appointment of at least 0.8 fte can be arranged.

Job application
Candidates are invited to submit a letter of application in Dutch or English no later than 19 January 2014, accompanied with a CV and a list of publications. The application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. dr. F.P.I.M. van Vree, and send as one combined pdf-file, to solliciteren2013-fgw(removeme)uva.nl. Please, indicate the vacancy number (13-395) in the subject field.
Applications will be received by a selection committee headed by the chair of the department of Dutch Studies, prof. Thomas Vaessens. Following a procedure, which may involve a formal assessment and a public trial lecture, the committee will make its final recommendation to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities.
The University of Amsterdam wishes to see an increase in the amount of women occupying higher academic positions. This is why female candidates are specifically invited to apply. The Faculty aims to ease the combination of working in Amsterdam and managing one’s personal affairs.

See also: www.uva.nl/over-de-uva/werken-bij-de-uva/vacatures/item/13-395.html
A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS, LUCL Leiden, start: February-June 2014, deadline: December 20 2013
The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL, www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/), one of the institutes of the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University, is hosting a research programme entitled “The Linguistic Past of Mesoamerica and the Andes: A search for early migratory relations between North and South America” funded by the European Research Council (ERC Advanced Grant). This programme focuses on the identification of linguistic, genetic and archaeological relations between Mesoamerica and the Middle Andes before European contact. It is conducted in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig (Germany).

As of February 2014 (or 1 June 2014 at the latest) we are looking for:

A POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN HISTORICAL LINGUISTICS
(3 years, 38 hrs a week)

Faculty of Humanities, vacancy number: 13-331.

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

Your profile
The candidate should have:
- PhD in linguistics completed.
- Knowledge of historical linguistics including both quantitative and qualitative methods.
- Elementary knowledge of Spanish.
- Familiarity with a Quechuan or an Aymaran language, preferably both.

The candidate is supposed to carry out the following tasks

- Investigating the external genetic relations of the Quechuan and Aymaran language families in Andean South America.
- Making a reconstruction of Proto-Aymaran (phonological, morphological, lexical)
- Actively participating in project discussions
- Participating in activities of the research team

What we offer
The position is for three years with a full-time appointment. Initially the employee will receive a one year contract. Salary range from gross € 2.427,- to € 3.831,- per month (pay scale 10), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break.

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

1. A letter stating your motivation for the position
2. Curriculum vitae
3. References: the names of two persons whom we may contact for further information
4. Copies of your academic transcripts
5. Copy of your PhD thesis and other relevant publications in English that is representative for your research qualities


Please submit these documents in two files:
I – containing documents 1 to 4 ( PDF or Word file,) using your last name underscore 1 as document name (e.g. BROWN_1.pdf).
II – containing document 5 (PDF or Word file), using your last name underscore 2 as document name (e.g. BROWN_2.pdf).
If the documents are not in the requested format, the application will not be taken into account.

For further information on this project please contact: Prof. Dr. Willem Adelaar, w.f.h.adelaar(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl or on practical matters Marianne Boere, m.a.boere(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

Applicants should submit their application (documents as described above) before
20 December 2013. Applications should be sent to vacatureslucl(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl, clearly indicating the application number. The selection procedure will take place in January and selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the second half of January or February 2014.You are kindly requested to be available in this period.

Acquisition following this advertisement is not appreciated.
PhD positions at The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Nijmegen, start: September 1 2014, Deadline: January 21 2014
Call for Applications:
2014 IMPRS for Language Sciences PhD positions

Applications must be received by 21 January 2014.
What are the foundations for language in our species? How do genes build the brain capable of learning and processing diverse languages? If you have a background in
? Genetics
? Brain sciences
? Psychology
? Linguistics or anthropology
you could contribute to the fundamental science in this area and earn a PhD degree in the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences.

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising four doctoral PhD positions in the following departments:
? Language and genetics department (MPI), headed by Simon Fisher
? Neurobiology of language department (MPI), headed by Peter Hagoort
? Psychology of language department (MPI), headed by Antje Meyer
? Language and cognition department (MPI), headed by Stephen Levinson

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities (from genetics labs, brain imaging machines, psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities) and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment.

The PhD positions are, in the normal case, three years in length. PhD recipients will receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living costs in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Applicants must have a Masters degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2014) in a relevant field. The working language of the research school is English.

Only applications prepared according to the below guidelines will be considered. Please email your application as one PDF document including the following information:

1. Curriculum vitae. Include:
? Relevant work and educational background
? Details about your Masters degree, including name of supervisors, date of completion, title of thesis and a brief description of your topic, and any grades you received for relevant coursework
v. 27 November 2013
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? Details about any relevant technical or research skills set and proficiency. This may include information on programming, statistics, mathematical knowledge, experimental design/methods, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods, fieldwork, etc.

2. Research proposal that should be linked to the overall research profile of one or more of the departments. On a single page, please provide:
? Title of your project (maximally 10 words)
? The research department(s) to which your proposal would fit
? Research question (one sentence, maximally 20 words)
? Theoretical motivation of the proposed research (why is your question interesting?)
? Suggested empirical approach (which method(s) will you employ?)
Please note that the details of the research projects, should you be offered a post, will, of course have to be agreed with your supervisor. We ask for a research statement to get a first impression of your interests.

3. Personal statement. On half a page, please explain
? why you are keen to join the IMPRS
? which transferable skills you would hope to acquire
? The IMPRS is an active community, where PhD students take part in enrichment and training and help organize activities for the research school. If you were awarded a PhD position (a) whom would you like to invite as a guest speaker? (b) what kind of activities would you propose to enhance learning and communication in the IMPRS?

4. References. Please provide:
? Contact details of two academic referees. We will only contact them if you are shortlisted for an interview.

5. Proof of English-language proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must provide an electronic copy/scan of TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or equivalent. This may be submitted within three months after the application deadline.

Please send your application and any queries by email with the subject "IMPRS application" to imprs(removeme)mpi.nl. In your email, please specify how you heard about the IMPRS for Language Sciences.
Start dates for the positions will be 1 September 2014.
For more information about the IMPRS for Language Sciences, please visit our website: www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences
Beleidsmedewerker/ Secretaris NWO-onderdeel - Geesteswetenschappen, NWO Den Haag, deadline: 28 januari 2014
Beleidsmedewerker/ Secretaris
NWO-onderdeel - Geesteswetenschappen
Plaats - Den Haag
Werk- en denkniveau - wo
Uren - 32 - 40

Informatie over organisatie
Het Gebiedsbestuur Geesteswetenschappen (G) opereert binnen het kader van NWO en heeft tot taak het onderzoek op het terrein van de geesteswetenschappen te bevorderen. Tot deze wetenschappen behoren (kunst)geschiedenis, archeologie, literatuurwetenschap, film-, muziek- en theaterwetenschap, godsdienstwetenschap/theologie, filosofie en taalkunde. Eén van de middelen die het gebiedsbestuur aanwendt, is het financieel steunen van onderzoeksprojecten en -programma´s.

Vacature
G is op zoek naar een enthousiaste en ervaren
Beleidsmedewerker/secretaris (0.8-1.0 fte)
De beleidsmedewerker heeft de volgende taken:
• dragen van verantwoordelijkheid voor specifieke subsidie-instrumenten, waarbij inbegrepen het aansturen van commissies en het opstellen van adviezen;
• optreden als procesmanager bij de beoordeling van project- en programmavoorstellen;
• voorbereiden en uitvoeren van beleid voor onderdelen van het gebied
• leveren van bijdragen aan en het stimuleren en coördineren van netwerkfuncties op onderdelen van het gebied.
De Beleidsmedewerker/ Secretaris die wij zoeken heeft:
• een voltooide universitaire opleiding op het gebied van de taalwetenschap;
• onderzoekservaring;
• aantoonbare belangstelling voor en ervaring met onderzoeksbeleid;
• organisatorische en administratieve ervaring;
• inzicht in bestuurlijke verhoudingen en processen;
• grote mate van zelfstandigheid, initiatief en flexibiliteit;
• uitstekende redactionele- en communicatieve vaardigheden;
• stressbestendigheid en accuratesse;
• leidinggevende capaciteiten.

Wij bieden
Een aanstelling bij NWO zal geschieden in een tijdelijk dienstverband voor een jaar met mogelijkheid van verlenging. Salariėring, afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring, tot maximaal € 4.439,-- bruto per maand, overeenkomstig (schaal 11) van bijlage 1 van de CAO-Onderzoekinstellingen, bij een volledige werkweek.

vacatures.nwo.nl/vacatures/beleidsmedewerker-secretaris-175825.html
Update: 5 PhD-scholarships in linguistics at the research training group "Frequency effects in language", University of Freiburg, Germany, start: between April-September 2014, deadline: January 31 2014.
The University of Freiburg, Germany, invites applications for 5 fully-funded Ph.D.
positions on the topic of frequency effects in language, beginning no earlier than April 1, 2014, and no later than September 1, 2014.

Successful applicants will be members of the Research Training Group on “Frequency effects in language”
(Graduiertenkolleg GRK 1624/2), which after successful evaluation of its work by the
German Research Foundation (DFG) is entering its second funding period.
Synopsis: Frequency is assumed to be an important determinant in usage-based
models of language change, language acquisition and language processing.

In thePh.D. projects this determinant will be investigated with a view both to its explanatorypotential and its limitations. The proposed research combines quantitativecorpuslinguisticmethods with experimental psycho- and neurolinguistics in the analysisof standard and non-standard data from a wide range of European languages. Thisagenda builds on cutting-edge research in usage-based linguistics, carried out bothinternationally and in the Research Training Group’s own work during its first fundingperiod (October 2009 to March 2014).

Linguistics in Freiburg: The University of Freiburg has created a unique
infrastructure and environment for research in linguistics and cognitive science,
especially for young scholars at Ph.D. and postdoctoral level. Key elements in this
environment are strong linguistics sections in the Departments of English, German,
Romance Languages and Slavic Studies, several Masters programmes in linguistics
and cognitive science, the Hermann Paul Center for Linguistics (HPCL), and the
Hermann-Paul-Graduate School of Language Sciences (HPSL), which is jointly
operated with the neighbouring University of Basel.

We offer:
o a fully paid research-only position (ca. 17.000 € after tax annually) for up to
three years
o additional travel grants and funding for materials and equipment
o funding for inviting guest scholars and organising workshops
o an interdisciplinary teaching programme that enables you to carry out state-ofthe-
art research in usage-based linguistics
o an efficient supervision and mentoring programme
o a high-profile research environment bridging the gap between linguistics and the
cognitive-psycholinguistic sciences
o a vibrant community of Ph.D. students and post-docs in the language sciences
o one of the leading European universities (both in teaching and research;
member of the League of European Research Universities)
o a campus in the city centre with a highly international atmosphere
o one of the most attractive university towns in Germany (total population: about
220,000), capital of the Black Forest, bordering on France and Switzerland

We expect:
o an excellent first degree in linguistics, cognitive science, or a related field
o full commitment to a Ph.D. project on frequency effects in language
o excellent command (written and spoken) of either English or German, the
Group’s two working languages; basic German for routine conversation is
helpful, but not a requirement

Deadline for application: 31 January 2014

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A list of possible Ph.D. topics is provided on the Group’s website. Applicants are also
welcome to suggest their own topics, where suitable, and to develop them in
discussions with potential supervisors.
For more information on the Special Research Training Group, the nature and range of Ph.D. projects envisaged, and details of the application process, please visit the
following website:
frequenz.uni-freiburg.de/bewerbung

Come and join one of the currently most vibrant linguistics scenes in Europe!
Job: Experimental Linguistics - Assistant or Associate Professor, UCL London, Deadline: February 1 2014
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Experimental Linguistics, - Ref:1374569
UCL Department / Division
Division of Psychology and Language Science
Specific unit / Sub department
Linguistics
Grades
7-8-9
Hours
Full Time
Salary
(inclusive of London allowance)
Grade 7: £36,064 - £39,132 per annum; Grade 8: £40,216 - £47,441 per annum; Grade 9: £51, 563 - £56,067 per annum

Duties and Responsibilities
The UCL Linguistics Department wishes to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Experimental Linguistics (comparable to Assistant Professor/Associate Professor) per September 2014. Specializations in all areas of Experimental Linguistics will be considered, including Language Acquisition, Psycholinguistics, and Neurolinguistics. The ideal candidate has some years of postdoctoral experience and a record of high-quality publications commensurate with the stage of their career; success in obtaining research funding is a plus. Duties beyond research and teaching include supervising and training undergraduate and graduate students and a share of administrative duties.

The Department is part of the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, which offers opportunities for cross-disciplinary research and the infrastructure required to build up a research team.

Key Requirements
Applicants must have a PhD in Linguistics, Psychology, or a related area. The successful applicant will have an outstanding track record of research, as demonstrated by a record of high-quality publications commensurate to the stage of their academic career.
We seek candidates that have a combined expertise in theoretical linguistics and empirical or computational methods and techniques. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interfaces with one or more of the three established research groupings in the department: Pragmatics/Semantics, Syntax, and Phonology. Previous teaching experience with relevant courses is also an asset.

Further Details
Further Particulars including a job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. Informal enquiries can be made to the Head of Department, Prof. Ad Neeleman (+ 44 (0) 20 7679 4045, a.neeleman(removeme)ucl.ac.uk). If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Molly Bennett (m.bennett(removeme)ucl.ac.uk).

The successful applicant will start work at UCL on 15 September 2014, or as soon thereafter as possible.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at this level.
UCL Taking Action for Equality

Closing Date
1 Feb 2014

Latest time for the submission of applications
5pm

Interview date
between 10th and 28th March 2014

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Academic Staff.

Please use these website to find out more about the UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job, employee benefits that we offer and further information about UCL, further particulars, job description and person specification and to apply for the job:

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two positions in Bilingualism (Lecturer / Research coordinator), University of Edinburgh Linguistics, deadline: February 7 2014
two job opportunities at the University of Edinburgh:

(a) Lectureship in Bilingualism (full time, open-ended):

www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=024176


(b) Bilingualism Matters research coordinator (full time, open-ended)

www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=024177


Deadline for both: 7 February 2014

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Antonella Sorace
BA (Laurea), MA, PhD, FRSA, FRSE
Professor of Developmental Linguistics
University of Edinburgh
School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street,
Edinburgh EH8 9AD, Scotland, UK.
Tel. +44 131 6503493; fax: +44 131 6506883
www.ling.ed.ac.uk/~antonell
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Director, BILINGUALISM MATTERS
www.bilingualism-matters.org.uk/
PhD opportunities in German Studies, University of Southampton, UK, deadline: February 14 2014
German Studies at the University of Southampton welcomes applications for a number of funded PhD studentships. These include AHRC studentships funded through the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership consortium ( www.sww-ahdtp.ac.uk/) and a range of other studentships awarded by the Faculty of Humanities at Southampton.

The successful PhD candidates for 2014-15 will join a very supportive, intellectually driven, diverse and friendly PhD community within a lively and innovative Department of Modern Languages.

German Studies welcomes expressions of interest in a wide range of areas within linguistics, anthropology and literary, cultural and media studies, in particular the following:

sociolinguistics, discourse analysis and pragmatics language ideologies and the politics of language language contact and multilingualism language and the city linguistic landscapes

migration and diaspora studies
border studies
intercultural and cross-border neighbourhoods cultural identity formation transnational networks across Africa and Europe

ethnographic research in Germany and Austria the Austrian/German-Turkish migration nexus Christian minorities in Turkey and the Middle East post-colonial Germany

Holocaust and exile literature
post-War Austrian literature
anti-modernist movements in Austria
post-War Jewish literature
Monika Maron
narrative theory

Details of individual staff research interests can be found here:
www.southampton.ac.uk/ml/languages/german_studies.page

Under the Institute for Language and Culture, we can also offer co-supervision in interdisciplinary and cross-cultural projects in areas including transnationalism and migration; comparative literature and culture; and the politics of identity. German Studies colleagues regularly co-supervise PhDs with colleagues in History, Film and English Literature, as well as within Modern Languages, in Linguistics and in Spanish and French Studies. We have close links with the University’s existing and new research Centres, notably: the Centre for Transnational studies (TNS); the Parkes Institute for the Study of Jewish/non Jewish Relations; the Centre for Linguistics, Language Education and Acquisition Research (CLLEAR); and the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE).

Applicants eligible for AHRC studentships must submit an online Expression of Interest Form (on the Consortium website given above) by 13 January 2014 and will be invited to attend the Consortium Open Day on 22 January 2014 in Bristol. The closing date for applications to the consortium is 21 February, but please note that you will need to have applied for a place at the University of Southampton by the earlier Faculty of Humanities funding deadline of 14 February 2014. AHRC studentships are available to applicants from the UK and the European Union. Informal enquiries about projects can be made to Professor Patrick Stevenson prs1(removeme)soton.ac.ukprs1(removeme)soton.ac.uk>

In addition to the AHRC scheme, the following doctoral scholarships are available for Faculty of Humanities postgraduate applicants:


• Wolfson Foundation Scholarships in History, English Literature and Languages (£20,000 per annum for three years)

• ESRC DTC doctoral scholarship in Linguistics (fees and maintenance) www.soton.ac.uk/postgraduate/feesandfunding/esrcdtc.html

• University of Southampton Archival Scholarship (fees and maintenance)

• University of Southampton Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarships (£7,000 per annum for three years)

For all funding applications you must complete a University of Southampton application www.southampton.ac.uk/postgraduate/pgstudy/howdoiapplypg.html by 14 February 2014.

For further information or questions concerning applications and admissions processes please contact our Graduate School office:

Phone: +44 (0) 23 8059 8062
Email: pgafh(removeme)southampton.ac.ukpgafh(removeme)southampton.ac.uk>
PhD Studentships in Modern Languages and European Studies, The University of Reading, UK, Start: October 2014, Deadline: February 14 2014
PhD Studentships in Modern Languages and European Studies

We invite applications from well qualified Home/EU students for Doctoral (PhD) studentships in the area of Modern Languages and European Studies, to commence in October 2014. The two main schemes are outlined below.

SWW AHRC DTP Studentships
The University of Reading is delighted to be part of the South, West and Wales Consortium (SWW DTP), in partnership with seven other universities (Aberystwyth, Bath, Bath Spa, Bristol, Cardiff, Exeter and Southampton). The DTP also involves an extensive network of prestigious, external partner institutions (further details on our website). Our Consortium has been awarded £14.2 million funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) over the next five years to deliver postgraduate training and development.

The funding will allow for innovative postgraduate support, including the development of broader skills such as partnership working and language skills, and will provide experience in working outside academia through industry and international placements.

The funding will also offer joint supervision of students, sharing of resources from across the consortium, further activities such as student events, placements, conferences and the fostering of peer support networks. For entry in 2014/15, the DTP is offering up to 50 fully-funded awards in a variety of subject areas, including French, Italian and German Studies, to UK/EU candidates meeting the academic and residency eligibility criteria. UK students are eligible for full UK fees at Research Council rates and a stipend at the AHRC rate (currently £13,726 for full-time study). EU students are currently only eligible for full EU fees at Research Council rates.

Please note that for SWW AHRC DTP studentships, you must first submit an expression of interest for the Consortium Open Day (held on 22 January 2014), no later than midday on Monday, 13 January 2014. Further information on deadlines is available on our website.

How to apply:
Full information on how to apply for these studentships, including eligibility and the process for application, is available at: www.reading.ac.uk/gs-ahrcdtpsww.aspx

University of Reading Research Studentships in Arts and Humanities Also to commence in October 2014, the University is offering a number of full awards providing tuition fees and a stipend at the Research Council rate (currently £13,726 for full-time study). These are open to application from candidates from the UK/EU, normally holding or expecting to gain a minimum of a 2:1 Bachelors Degree (or equivalent) in the relevant subject.
Please note that the process for application for these studentships is separate to the SWW AHRC DTP competition set out above.

Deadline for applications for these studentships: Friday, 14th February 2014 (5pm)

How to apply:
Full information on how to apply for these studentships, including eligibility and the process for application, is available at: www.reading.ac.uk/gs-pgstudahss.aspx

Further Enquiries: For further details on either of the two schemes listed, please contact Dr Daniela La Penna: d.lapenna(removeme)reading.ac.uk and the Graduate School: dro(removeme)reading.ac.uk German Studies @ The University of Reading

German Studies at Reading supports applications from the most promising candidates to the SWW DTP scheme and to the University of Reading studentship competition, and therefore invites preliminary expressions of interest by the 10 January 2014. By that date, interested candidates should send to Dr Daniela La Penna (d.lapenna(removeme)reading.ac.uk>), Director of Post-Graduate Studies, Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, the following materials in word format:

1) a detailed academic Curriculum Vitae, outlining previous qualifications (BA and MA equivalent), degree classification and grades, any relevant publications or awards, and teaching experience.

2) evidence of English-language proficiency (e.g. IELTS scores) for applicants whose first language is not English. The acceptable score is 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in the specified categories.

3) the names of two academic referees.

4) a detailed outline of the PhD proposal (in English): this will need to be around 1,500 words which would accompany the application for entry to the PhD programme. This document will clearly set out the project's aims, methodology, sources and contribution to the field and will be accompanied by a small bibliography.

The successful candidates for the 2014-2015 AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Consortium and/or the Faculty-wide competition will join a friendly and highly supportive, intellectually driven and lively Modern Languages PhD community.

Some of the PhD students in Modern Languages have won AHRC and other prestigious awards to run high-profile seminar series in the UK and have organized several conferences, both in the UK and abroad.

German Studies at Reading is is a vibrant research unit with members of staff engaged in teaching and research at all levels. We welcome expressions of interest in the following disciplines:

* Modern German Literature and Culture
* GDR History
* GDR Literature and Culture
* German Cinema (especially GDR)
* German Linguistics
* Discourse Analysis
* Sociolinguistics
* Translation Studies

We look forward to receiving your application.
2 job opportunities at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM), Germany, deadline: February 15 2014
Two job opportunities will be available at the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism (PRIM) from April 2014, subject to final approval of funding.

Position 1:
Researcher (PostDoc) to work on bilingual sentence processing
Further details are available at
www.uni-potsdam.de/fileadmin/projects/prim/resources/100_2014_PRIM.pdf

Position 2:
PhD student to work on pronoun resolution in bilinguals

For more information, please contact felser(removeme)uni-potsdam.de

--
PD Dr. Claudia Felser
Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism
Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse 24-25
14476 Potsdam
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)331/ 977-2832
Fax: +49 (0)331/ 977-2687

www.uni-potsdam.de/prim/
Calls for papers for events
Call For Papers: EACL 2014 Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning, Sweden, April 26 2014, Deadline: January 23 2014
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First Call for Papers
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EACL 2014 Workshop on
Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning

April 26, 2014
Gothenburg, Sweden

sites.google.com/site/cognitivews2014/

Deadline for Paper Submissions: January, 23rd, 2014 (11:59pm GMT -12)
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The human ability to acquire and process language has long attracted interest and
generated much debate due to the apparent ease with which such a complex and
dynamic system is learnt and used on the face of ambiguity, noise and uncertainty.
This subject raises many questions ranging from the nature vs. nurture debate of
how much needs to be innate and how much needs to be learned for acquisition to
be successful, to the mechanisms involved in this process (general vs specific) and
their representations in the human brain. There are also developmental issues related
to the different stages consistently found during acquisition (e.g. one word vs. two
words) and possible organizations of this knowledge. These have been discussed in
the context of first and second language acquisition and bilingualism, with cross linguistic
studies shedding light on the influence of the language and the environment.

The past decades have seen a massive expansion in the application of statistical and
machine learning methods to natural language processing (NLP). This work has yielded
impressive results in numerous speech and language processing tasks, including e.g.
speech recognition, morphological analysis, parsing, lexical acquisition, semantic
interpretation, and dialogue management. The good results have generally been viewed
as engineering achievements. Recently researchers have begun to investigate the relevance
of computational learning methods for research on human language acquisition and change.
The use of computational modeling is a relatively recent trend boosted by advances in
machine learning techniques, and the availability of resources like corpora of child and
child-directed sentences, and data from psycholinguistic tasks by normal and pathological
groups. Many of the existing computational models attempt to study language tasks under
cognitively plausible criteria (such as memory and processing limitations that humans face),
and to explain the developmental stages observed in the acquisition and evolution of the
language abilities. In doing so, computational modeling provides insight into the plausible
mechanisms involved in human language processes, and inspires the development of better
language models and techniques. These investigations are very important since if
computational techniques can be used to improve our understanding of human language
acquisition and change, these will not only benefit cognitive sciences in general but will reflect
back to NLP and place us in a better position to develop useful language models.

Success in this type of research requires close collaboration between the NLP, linguistics,
psychology and cognitive science communities. The workshop is targeted at anyone
interested in the relevance of computational techniques for understanding first, second and
bilingual language acquisition and language change in normal and clinical conditions. Long
and short papers are invited on, but not limited to, the following topics:

*Computational learning theory and analysis of language learning and organization
*Computational models of first, second and bilingual language acquisition
*Computational models of language changes in clinical conditions
*Computational models and analysis of factors that influence language acquisition and
use in different age groups and cultures
*Computational models of various aspects of language and their interaction effect in acquisition,
processing and change
*Computational models of the evolution of language
*Data resources and tools for investigating computational models of human language processes
*Empirical and theoretical comparisons of the learning environment and its impact on language
processes
*Cognitively oriented Bayesian models of language processes
*Computational methods for acquiring various linguistic information (related to e.g. speech,
morphology, lexicon, syntax, semantics, and discourse) and their relevance to research on human
language acquisition
*Investigations and comparisons of supervised, unsupervised and weakly-supervised methods for
learning (e.g. machine learning, statistical, symbolic, biologically-inspired, active learning, various
hybrid models) from a cognitive perspective

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SUBMISSIONS

We invite three different submission modalities:

* Regular long papers (8 content pages + 1 page for references):
Long papers should report on original, solid and finished research
including new experimental results, resources and/or techniques.

* Regular short papers (4 content pages + 1 page for references):
Short papers should report on small experiments, focused contributions,
ongoing research, negative results and/or philosophical discussion.

* System demonstration (2 pages): System demonstration papers should
describe and document the demonstrated system or resources. We
encourage the demonstration of both early research prototypes and
mature systems, that will be presented in a separate demo session.

All submissions must be in PDF format and must follow the EACL
2014 formatting requirements (available at
www.eacl2014.org/files/eacl-2014-styles.zip).
We strongly advise the use of the provided Word or LaTeX template
files. For long and short papers, the reported research should
be substantially original. The papers will be presented orally or as
posters. The decision as to which paper will be presented orally
and which as poster will be made by the program committee based
on the nature rather than on the quality of the work.

Reviewing will be double-blind, and thus no author information
should be included in the papers; self-reference should be
avoided as well. Papers that do not conform to these requirements
will be rejected without review. Accepted papers will appear in the
workshop proceedings, where no distinction will be made between
papers presented orally or as posters.

Submission and reviewing will be electronic, managed by the START system.

Submissions must be uploaded onto the START system by the submission deadline:

January 23rd, 2014 (11:59pm GMT -12 hours)

Please choose the appropriate submission type from the START
submission page, according to the category of your paper.

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IMPORTANT DATES

Jan 23, 2014 Long and Short Paper submission deadline
Feb 05, 2014 System Demonstrations submission deadline
Feb 20, 2014 Notification of acceptance
Mar 03, 2014 Camera-ready deadline
Apr 26, 2014 Workshop

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PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Afra Alishahi Tilburg University (Netherlands)
Colin J Bannard University of Texas at Austin (USA)
Marco Baroni University of Trento (Italy)
Robert Berwick Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Philippe Blache LPL, CNRS (France)
Jim Blevins University of Cambridge (UK)
Antal van den Bosch Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands)
Chris Brew Nuance Communications (USA)
Ted Briscoe University of Cambridge (UK)
Alexander Clark Royal Holloway, University of London (UK)
Robin Clark University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Stephen Clark University of Cambridge (UK)
Matthew W. Crocker Saarland University (Germany)
Walter Daelemans University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Dan Dediu Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (The Netherlands)
Barry Devereux University of Cambridge (UK)
Benjamin Fagard Lattice-CNRS (France)
Jeroen Geertzen University of Cambridge (UK)
Ted Gibson Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Henriette Hendriks University of Cambridge (UK)
Marco Idiart Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Mark Johnson Brown University (USA)
Aravind Joshi University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Gianluca Lebani University of Pisa (Italy)
Igor Malioutov Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Marie-Catherine de Marneffe The Ohio State University (USA)
Maria Alice Parente Federal University of ABC (Brazil)
Massimo Poesio University of Trento (Italy)
Brechtje Post University of Cambridge (UK)
Ari Rappoport The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel)
Anne Reboul L2C2-CNRS (France)
Kenji Sagae University of Southern California (USA)
Sabine Schulte im Walde University of Stuttgart (Germany)
Ekaterina Shutova University of California, Berkeley (USA)
Maity Siqueira Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil)
Mark Steedman University of Edinburgh (UK)
Suzanne Stevenson University of Toronto (Canada)
Remi van Trijp Sony Computer Science Laboratory Paris (France)
Shuly Wintner University of Haifa (Israel)
Charles Yang University of Pennsylvania (USA)
Beracah Yankama Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA)
Menno van Zaanen Tilburg University (Netherlands)
Alessandra Zarcone University of Stuttgart (Germany)

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WORKSHOP ORGANIZERS AND CONTACT

Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa, Italy)
Muntsa Padró (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)
Thierry Poibeau (LATTICE-CNRS, France)
Aline Villavicencio (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)

For any inquiries regarding the workshop please send an email
to cognitive2014(removeme)gmail.com
Call for Papers: Conference 'Sociolinguistics Circle', University op Groningen, March 28 2014, deadline: February 12 2014
Sociolinguistics Circle - One Day Conference 28 March

We are happy to announce the call for papers for the first conference of the Sociolinguistics Circle: an initiative by a group of scholars working in the Netherlands. The aim of the conference is to bring together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. Particular emphasis is put on student participation:
the conference is open to researchers of all levels and there will be no registration fee.

The one-day conference will be hosted by the University of Groningen on
28 March 2014. We now welcome abstracts for papers and posters (on any linguistic variety). Abstracts should deal with topics in variationist linguistics, sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, dialectology, or related disciplines.

Abstracts of no more than 300 words (excluding references) should be submitted in English or Dutch to sociolinguisticscircle(removeme)gmail.com before
12 February 2014.

Leonie Cornips (The Meertens Institute/Maastricht University) Stefan Grondelaers (Radboud University Nijmegen) Nanna Haug Hilton (University of Groningen) Roeland van Hout (Radboud University Nijmegen) Remco Knooihuizen (University of Groningen) Jos Swanenberg (Tilburg University)
The Fourth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages, Radboud University Nijmegen, May 13-16 2014, Deadline: February 15 2014
.The Fourth International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL 2014) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, on 13-16 May 2014. The symposium, which follows the successful TAL 2012 in Nanjing, is held on a vibrant campus, which boasts three highly visible academic institutions whose research is relevant to the topic of the symposium: the Centre for Language Studies, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, both part of Radboud University Nijmegen, and the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.


TAL 2014 is held in the week before the International Conference on Speech Prosody 2014, which is held in Dublin from 21 to 25 May 2014 and like that conference enjoys the support of ISCA SProSig and ISCA SIG-CSLP.

The symposium continues the tradition of the previous three symposia of focusing on tone languages, aiming to present state-of-the–art research on the typological, phonetic, phonological, psycholinguistic, acquisitional and technological aspects of tonal contrasts, but will also welcome contributions on non-tone languages and art forms like songs and poetry.

Important dates

Submission of full papers
15 February 2014 (this date will not be postponed)
Notification of acceptance
20 March 2014
Camera-ready paper due
15 June 2014
Registration deadline
30 April 2014
Registration desk open
13 May 2014, 2 p.m.
Conference meeting
14-16 May 2014
Tutorial Speech Analysis
13 May 2014, 4 p.m.
Final versions paper due
15 June 2014...

More information: tal2014.org/

More news and events from CLS: www.ru.nl/cls/
NASSLLI 2014 Student Session, University of Maryland, USA, deadline: February 28 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.

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: February 28, 2014 (by midnight)
Notifications: April 14, 2014

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


CONTACT
Quinn Harr at qharr(removeme)umd.edu
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/
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
Call for Papers: Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics 2014 (CMCL-2014), Baltimore, USA, June 26 2014, Deadline: March 15 2014.
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
------------------------

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.

Best Student Paper
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The best paper whose first author is a student will receive the Best
Student Paper award. Publication All accepted CMCL papers will be
published in the workshop proceedings as is customary at ACL
conferences.

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
ESSLLI 2014 Student Session 1st CFP, Tübingen, Germany, August 11-22 2014, deadline: April 1 2014
1st Call for Papers
ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION
www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/

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. 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.

More detailed guidelines and policies regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: www.kr.tuwien.ac.at/drm/dehaan/stus2014/.

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

For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2014, please consult the main ESSLLI 2014 page: www.esslli2014.info/.

Kind regards,
the ESSLLI 2013 Student Session Organization Committee


Chair:
Ronald de Haan (Technische Universität Wien, Austria)
LoCo co-chairs:
Zoé Christoff (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Aybüke Özgün (Université de Lorraine, France)
LoLa co-chairs:
Philip Schulz (Universiteit van Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Thomas Brochhagen (Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
LaCo co-chairs:
Miriam Kaeshammer (Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Ramon Ziai (Universität Tübingen, Germany)
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.
Extra
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
Telefoon 020 551 0747
martine.wagenaar(removeme)knaw.nl
Book: Syntax of Dutch. Adpositions and Adpositional phrases, publication date: December 15 2013
Book: Syntax of Dutch. Adpositions and Adpositional phrases.

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

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

The fourth volume in this series, Adpositions and Adpositional phrases, discusses the internal make-up and the distribution of adpositional phrases. Topics that are covered include complementation and modification of adpositional phrases, as well as their predicative, attributive and adverbial uses. A separate chapter is devoted to the formation and the syntactic behavior of pronominal PPs like erop ‘on it’, which also includes a more general discussion of the syntax of so-called R-words like er ‘there’.

Hans Broekhuis: Syntax of Dutch. Adpositions and Adpositional phrases
ISBN: 978 90 896 460 19 Hardcover • 392 pages • € 85.00
Publication date: 15-12-2013

For more information, visit Amsterdam University Press.

All SoD-volumes that have appeared so far are available as a (free) Open Access publication via Oapen.org.