January 31st, 2014

LOT Announcements / events
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 LOT Populariseringspijs 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/
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:

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

Moedertaal dringt door in tweede taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/moedertaal-dringt-door-in-tweede-taal
Bij het leren van een tweede taal speelt de moedertaal een cruciale rol. Als de tweede taal lijkt op de moedertaal, is het een steun. Maar als de tweede taal ver af staat van je moedertaal, kan het ook een last zijn. Om fouten op te sporen in het leerproces, maken studenten in Utrecht handleidingen voor docenten Nederlands als tweede taal (NT2). Daarin kun je per taal zien op welke onderdelen deze afwijkt van het Nederlands.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Syntax-Interface Meeting with Eric Reuland, Utrecht University, February 3 2014
Title: Syntax-Interface Meeting with Eric Reuland (Feb. 3)

Our biweekly syntax-interface meetings resume again on monday and we are happy to announce that our first speaker will be Eric Reuland. The title of his talk is: Why reflexivity is (not) so special.

Location: Utrecht University, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 0.31
Date: Monday, February 3
Time: 15.30 - 17.00

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

We look forward to seeing you on monday!
ABC lecture 'Decoding the genetics of speech and language', ACLC, University of Amsterdam, February 4 2014
ABC Lecture Prof. Simon Fisher

Director Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & Professor of Language and Genetics at Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour - Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Lecture

Title: Decodeing the genetics of speech and language

Abstract:

Researchers are beginning to uncover the neurogenetic pathways that contribute to our unparalleled capacity for spoken language. Initial clues come from identification of genetic risk factors implicated in developmental language disorders. The underlying genetic architecture is complex, involving a range of molecular mechanisms. For example, we have shown that rare protein-coding mutations of the FOXP2 transcription factor cause severe problems with sequencing of speech sounds, while common genetic risk variants of small effect size in genes like CNTNAP2, ATP2C2 and CMIP are associated with typical forms of language impairment.

In my talk I will describe how investigations of genes like FOXP2, in humans, animals and cellular models, can unravel the complicated connections between genes and language. This depends on interdisciplinary research at multiple levels, from determining molecular interactions and functional roles in neural cell-biology all the way through to effects on brain structure and activity.


More information:
aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/content/folder/02/smart-lecture.html
CLC Seminar 'Explaining phenomena of first and second language acquisition with the constructs of implicit and explicit learning', University of Amsterdam, February 7 2014
ACLC seminar prof. dr. J.H. Hulstijn

Lecture

Explaining phenomena of first and second language acquisition with the constructs of implicit and explicit learning: The virtues and pitfalls of a two-system view

ABSTRACT

In this presentation I will examine to what extent Krashen’s (1981) distinction between acquired (implicit) and learned (explicit) knowledge can be upheld from a usage-based view on first and second language learning and in the light of recent advancement in (neuro)cognitive research on artificial grammar learning, statistical learning, and modelling of implicit and explicit learning. I will argue that two-system theories (e.g., implicit/explicit, declarative/procedural ) appear to account for first and second language acquisition fairly well. However, given the complexity of language systems, the complexity of the human brain, and the possibility that consciousness should be conceived of as a scale rather than as a dichotomy, two-system views are likely to be too simple. I end with partly speculative answers to six fundamental questions concerning first and second language acquisition and an agenda for their investigation.




More information:

aclc.uva.nl/news-and-events/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar/aclc-seminar
/content/folder/02/aclc-seminar-prof.-dr.-j.h.-hulstijn.html
Discourse op dinsdag: ‘When “all the five circles” are four: New exercises in domain restriction’, Utrecht University, February 11 2014
Dear all,

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

Bart Geurts (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Date & time: February 11; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13 room 0.06
Title: ‘When “all the five circles” are four: New exercises in domain restriction’ (see below for an abstract)

For March-May we have the following discourse op dinsdag meetings planned (abstracts to follow):

Date: 11 March (15:30-17:00, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Ravensteynzaal (room 1.06))
Speaker: Joost Zwarts (UiL OTS – Utrecht University)
Title: ‘Weak definites and free functional frames’

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

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

We hope to see you all there!

Kind regards,
Ted Sanders
Gerdineke van Silfhout
Hannah De Mulder

Abstract
When “all the five circles” are four: New exercises in domain restriction
Bart Geurts (Nijmegen) & Bob van Tiel (Bielefeld)

The domain of a quantifier is determined by a variety of factors, which broadly speaking fall into two types. On the one hand, the context of utterance plays a role: if the focus of attention is on a particular collection of kangaroos, for example, then “Q kangaroos” is likely to range over the individuals in that set. On the other hand, the utterance itself will help to establish the quantificational domain, inter alia through presuppositions triggered within the sentence. In this talk, we concentrate our attention on constructions like the following:
(i) Q circles ... (ii) Q of these circles ... (iii) Q of these five circles ...
... have the same colour as the square to which they are connected.
Many theories predict that all instances of these schemata will give rise to the presupposition that all circles are connected to a square. Extending Geurts and van der Sandt’s (1999) DRT account, we present an analysis which predicts that these sentences should generally be accepted in a con- text in which not all the circles are connected to a square, with one exception only: if a quantified sentence is of type (iii) and Q is strong, then the sentence should be more likely to be rejected. Furthermore, we predict that manipulating the context so as to make the connected circles more or less salient should have an effect on statements with strong but not weak quantifiers. These predictions were tested in a series of experiments.
GUEST LECTURES BY TOM MCFADDEN, UTRECHT UNIVERSITY, April 28-30 2014,
We are happy to announce that Thomas McFadden (ZAS, Berlin) will come to Utrecht to give three seminars on (Historical) Corpus Linguistics and How to Combine Corpus Research with Theoretical Syntactic Research. In addition he will give a lecture within the Utrecht UiL OTS Syntax-Interface Meetings series (topic t.b.a.). Everyone is more than welcome to attend!

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

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

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

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

If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to Franca Wesseling: f.wesseling(removeme)uu.nl
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop on the occasion of the defense of Lisa Bylinina's PhD thesis "The Grammar of Standards", UiL-OTS, Utrecht University, February 14 2014
Workshop on the occasion of the PhD defense of Lisa Bylinina (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University).

Friday February 14th, 2014, 9.45 – 13.00h, Janskerkhof 13, Utrecht, room 0.06.

09.45-10.00 coffee/tea
10.00-10.30 Lisa Bylinina: "The grammar of standards"
10.30-11.15 Rick Nouwen: "The comparative as a plural relation" (joint work with Jakub Dotla?il)
11.15-11.30 coffee/tea break
11.30-12.15 Louise McNally: "Scale granularity and scalar implicatures involving adjectives"
12.15-13.00 Barbara Partee: "On the history of the question, “Are meanings in the head?” "

Lisa Bylinina will defend her PhD thesis: "The Grammar of Standards" on Friday February 14th 2014 at 16.15, in the Academiegebouw (Domplein 29, Utrecht).
Please let us know whether you will attend this workshop by sending an email to Stavroula Alexandropoulou (s.alexandropoulou(removeme)uu.nl) or Maartje Schulpen (m.e.schulpen(removeme)uu.nl) before Friday February 7th, 2014.
Workshop organizers: Stavroula Alexandropoulou, Rick Nouwen & Maartje Schulpen
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.
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
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: 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
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR), UiL OTS, Utrecht University, April 14-16 2014
Experimental Methods in Language Acquisition Research (EMLAR) X
Lectures and hands-on sessions on methodological aspects of language acquisition research


UiL OTS and LOT are happy to announce the TENTH edition of EMLAR, to take place in Utrecht, the Netherlands, from April 14 to April 16, 2014 (Monday to Wednesday).

The workshop aims at training PhD and advanced MA students working on first and second language acquisition in experimental research. Experts in various domains of language acquisition research will be giving lectures and tutorials.

The EMLAR X program and registration details will be published as they become available available at:

www.let.uu.nl/emlar/

Registration deadline: February 15, 2014.

For further questions, contact us at: emlar2014(removeme)uu.nl

Confirmed speakers:

Emmanuel Dupoux École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales , Paris
Paula Fikkert Radboud University Nijmegen
Marianne Gullberg Lund University
Petra Hendriks University of Groningen
Sabina Hunnius Radboud University Nijmegen
Silvina Montrul University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Marianne Pouplier LMU Munich
Tom Roeper University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Nada Vasi? University of Amsterdam/University of Belgrade


Tutorials (to be finalised):
• CHILDES
• Computational Methods
• ERP
• Eye Tracking: Visual World Paradigm
• Eye Tracking: Reading
• Multilevel Analysis
• PRAAT
• Preferential Looking/Listening
• SPSS
• Statistics with R


Organizing committee:

Aoju Chen
Ileana Grama
Maaike Schoorlemmer
Hayo Terband
Shalom Zuckerman
International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS), Bogazici University, Istanbul, April 20 2014,
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1st International Symposium on Brain and Cognitive Science (ISBCS)
20 April 2014, Bogazici University, Istanbul

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

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

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


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


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


Keynote:
Prof. Garrison Cottrell, UCSD


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


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

Tel 0208 411 5152

www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/staffdirectory/Ilhan_Raman.aspx
Conference: Mobility, variability and changing literacies in Modern times, Utrecht University, June 11- 14 2014
THE SIXTH FEDERATED LOGIC CONFERENCE (FLoC 2014), Vienna, Austria, July 9-24 2014
The Sixth Federated Logic Conference (FLoC 2014) will be part of the Vienna Summer of Logic (VSL), the largest logic event in history, with over 2000 expected participants. FLoC 2014 will host eight conferences and many (up to 64 or more) workshops. Each workshop will be affiliated with at least one of the eight conferences.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

FLoC 2014 WORKSHOP CHAIR
Stefan Szeider
www.szeider.net
Vienna University of Technology
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, August 10-15 2014
Please visit the website www.aila2014.com and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, Valparaiso, Chile, September 1-4 2014
WoLLIC 2014
21st Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
September 1st to 4th, 2014
Valparaiso, Chile


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD SERIES

TSD series evolved as a prime forum for interaction between researchers in both spoken and written language processing from all over the world.
Proceedings of TSD form a book published by Springer-Verlag in their Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI) series.


TOPICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

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

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


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

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

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


LOCATION

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

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

Plenary Speaker: Jeannette Schaeffer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Call for Papers:

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.psycholinguistics.info/experimental.htm
Job Announcements / Vacancies
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:

atsv7.wcn.co.uk/search_engine/jobs.cgi?SID=amNvZGU9MTM3NDU2OSZ2dF90ZW1wbGF0ZT05NjYmb3duZXI9NTA0MTE3OCZvd25lcnR5cGU9ZmFpciZicmFuZF9pZD0wJnZhY2Zpcm0udmFjdGl0bGU9RXhwZXJpbWVudGFsIExpbmd1aXN0aWNzJnBvc3RpbmdfY29kZT0yMjQmcmVxc2lnPTEzODM5MDQ3OTMtODU0M2E5YWQwYWVhNmFlMGJlNzE2YzE4NmJjYTBiNzgwNWFiZDJlYQ==
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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions must be formatted using ACL 2014 style files available at

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

Contributions should be submitted in PDF via the submission site:

www.softconf.com/acl2014/CMCL/

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

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

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

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

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

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

Voor meer informatie over de voorwaarden en aanvraagformulieren: www.knaw.nl/colloquia
Telefoon 020 551 0747
martine.wagenaar(removeme)knaw.nl