March 21st, 2014

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

Actueel:

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

Moedertaal dringt door in tweede taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/moedertaal-dringt-door-in-tweede-taal
Bij het leren van een tweede taal speelt de moedertaal een cruciale rol. Als de tweede taal lijkt op de moedertaal, is het een steun. Maar als de tweede taal ver af staat van je moedertaal, kan het ook een last zijn. Om fouten op te sporen in het leerproces, maken studenten in Utrecht handleidingen voor docenten Nederlands als tweede taal (NT2). Daarin kun je per taal zien op welke onderdelen deze afwijkt van het Nederlands.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
MPI Formal Colloquium 'Behavioural and neural correlates of learning novel words', MPI Nijmegen, March 24 2014
Speaker: Pienie Zwitserlood
Institute for Psychology, Westfälische-Wilhelms-Universität Münster
www.uni-muenster.de/OCCMuenster/members/pienie-zwitserlood.html


Title: Behavioural and neural correlates of learning novel words

Abstract:
Language learning in adulthood becomes more and more of a necessity in times of globalisation and increasing mobility. Concentrating on vocabulary, we investigated how novel words can be acquired with associative learning, and the cognitive and neural changes accompanying such learning. Associative learning mimics naturalistic learning situations. It constitutes a powerful training method in which to-be-learned novel words are coupled with existing concepts (for objects, actions, colors) more frequently than word/concept combinations that should not be learned. We demonstrated that large quantities and different types of new vocabulary – nouns, verbs, color words - can be acquired with this method, and that once learned, the novel words display characteristics very similar to words from one’s native language.
We validated word-learning success by means of behavioural data from priming and Stroop tasks, and assessed the neurophysiological correlates with MEG. The component of interest is the N400m, the magnetoencephalographic counterpart of the N400, as an index for semantic (in)congruency and/or the ease of access to conceptual knowledge. Compared to existing words as primes, novel words induced large M400 components before learning, but this amplitude was reduced after learning. Importantly, the N400 was reduced only when novel words and concepts matched. Depending on the type of concepts for which new names were learned, different neural networks were involved in the integration of novel information into existing lexical and semantic networks.

Date: Monday, March 24, 2014
Time: 15h45
Place: Colloquium Room
Donders Centre of Cognitive Neuroimaging
Kapittelweg 29, 6525 EN Nijmegen

Open to public, drinks afterwards
www.mpi.nl/events/mpi-colloquium-series/mpi-colloquium-series-2014/monday-march-24

Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice.
It is therefore advisable to confirm dates: +31 (0)24 3521 911
LUCL Colloquium 'A Multilingual Approach to Language Learning and Change', Leiden University, March 28 2014
LUCL Colloquium at Leiden University
Speaker: Enoch Aboh (University of Amsterdam)
Titel: A Multilingual Approach to Language Learning and Change
Date: Friday 28th March 2014
Time: 15.30-17.00
Venue: Leiden University, Lipsius Building, Room 147

Abstract
Studies on language transmission traditionally assume that children are perfect learners who develop a homogeneous grammatical system that faithfully replicates the language of their native communities. This view is compatible with Wexler’s (1998:43) metaphor that children “are little inflection machines” or Weerman’s (2011:149) observation that “in ‘normal’ transmission from generation to generation children are simply too good to be responsible for transmission errors.” Here is the paradox: Children are language-copy machines, but languages nevertheless change overtime; why? This question, central to acquisition studies, is often addressed by focusing on aspects of language change that can be related to external factors resulting in imperfect learning (e.g. late or adult second language learning).
Adopting a learnability approach to language acquisition and change, I posit that learners are multilingual by definition. There is no qualitative difference between a child learning her language in a multilingual environment and a child raised in a monolingual environment. In both situations, children learn to master multiple linguistic sub-systems which combine during their speech. This process generates subtle variations which may eventually lead to language change. This means that language acquisition and change is contingent on language contact. L1 acquisition involves contact of dialects or closely related variants of the same language. Here, we are dealing with varieties that are genetically and typologically related. L2 acquisition, on the other hand, may involve two or more distinct languages not necessarily genetically or typologically related. Thus any learner, whether L1 or L2, develops her mental grammar out of contact. I propose that in such a contact situation, phonological, syntactic and semantic features of different language varieties or types recombine into a new emergent linguistic system: a hybrid grammar. I further illustrate syntactic (and semantic) recombination based on examples from certain Atlantic creoles.

References
Weerman, F. (2011) Diachronic change: Early versus late acquisition. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition 14: 149-151.
Wexler, K. (1998) Very early parameter setting and the unique checking constraint: A new explanation of the optimal infinitive stage. Lingua 106: 23-79.
Syntax-Interface Meeting with Jan Odijk, Utrecht University, March 31 2014
The next syntax-interface meeting takes place on Monday, March 31. Our speaker is Jan Odijk and the the title of his talk is: 'Searching for Constructions with GrETEL'.

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

Important: The speaker invites everyone to suggest constructions to be discussed. If you are interested in a specific construction, please send an e-mail to j.odijk at uu.nl. For more information, please read the abstract on our website ( uilotssyntaxif.wordpress.com/).

We look forward to seeing you on the 31st!
Seminars by Caterina Donati 'Relativizing labels: towards a new typology of relativization strategies', LUCL Leiden, April 7-9 2014
Seminars by Caterina Donati, LUCL Leiden, 7-9 April 2014

On 7-9 April 2014, Caterina Donati (University of Rome La Sapienza) will be visiting Leiden and giving a crash course on Relativizing labels: towards a new typology of relativization strategies. Caterina is also available for meeting students.

Dates/times of the course:
Mon 7 April (15-17): Van Wijkplaats 3/006
Tue 8 April (11-13): Van Wijkplaats 3/006
Wed 9 April (11-13): Van Wijkplaats 2/002

If you intend to participate or meet Caterina, please let us know by sending an email to dialetti(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
Discourse op Dinsdag ‘Diagnostic testing of reading and writing skill: knowing chalk from cheese’, Utrecht University, April 8 2014
The next Discourse op Dinsdag meeting will take place on the 8th of April. Our speaker will be:

Kees de Glopper (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)
Date & time: April 8; 15:30-17:00
Location: Utrecht University, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Ravensteynzaal (room 1.06))
Title: ‘Diagnostic testing of reading and writing skill: knowing chalk from cheese’ (see below for an abstract)

For May we have the following discourse op dinsdag meeting planned (abstract to follow):

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
Diagnostic testing of reading and writing skill: knowing chalk from cheese
Kees de Glopper (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Reading and writing are of paramount importance for school learning. Text comprehension and production skills matter, both as educational outcomes and as tools for learning and instruction. Since reading and writing achievement vary widely, testing of literacy is a core concern for schools and for educational systems at large. Most tests for reading comprehension and written composition are norm-referenced and compare students’ test scores to those of peers. Some tests claim to be diagnostic: they indicate students’ success in dealing with specific types of problems in written communication. Diagnostic tests are in strong demand, because schools and educational authorities are in need of information that may help them to improve the literacy levels of their students. The demand for and the supply of diagnostic instruments, however, need not match, inasmuch as the theoretical and empirical requirements for proper diagnostic testing are quite stringent. In my lecture I will develop the notion of ‘diagnostic testing’ and ‘problem type’ in the context of literacy tests, I will the empirical literature on diagnostic testing of reading comprehension and written composition and I will comment on the claims of existing diagnostic literacy tests for Dutch as L1.
TiCC Symposium on “Referential choices in language production”, Tilburg University, April 23 2014
TiCC Symposium on “Referential choices in language production”
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Tilburg University, Room DZ6
Referring expressions play a central role in communication. In this symposium, the question what determines the choice between various possible types of referring expressions is approached from different angles, psycholinguistic as well as theoretical and computational.
The symposium is followed by the public defense of Jorrig Vogels’ PhD thesis, entitled "Referential choices in language production: The role of accessibility".
Attendance is free, and lunch will be provided. Please send an email to Lauraine.deLima(removeme)uvt.nl if you plan to attend, so we know how many sandwiches to order.
10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and coffee
10.15 - 10.45 Jorrig Vogels (Tilburg University) - Accessibility and reference: the interplay between linguistic and non-linguistic factors
10.45 - 11.15 Albert Gatt (University of Malta) - Computational approaches to referring expression generation: models of content selection and referential choice
11.15 - 11.45 Petra Hendriks (University of Groningen) - Referential choice, accessibility and perspective taking
11.45 - 12.00 Short break (with sandwiches)
12.00 - 12.30 Roger van Gompel (University of Dundee) - The effects of size contrast on overspecification
12.30 - 13.00 Elsi Kaiser (University of California, San Diego) - How changes in point-of-view influence accessibility and pronoun resolution
14.00 Public defense by Jorrig Vogels in the auditorium of Tilburg University.
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
GLOW 37 Conference, CRISSP, Brussels, April 2-11 2014
The 37th meeting of GLOW will take place in Brussels (Belgium) from April 2 until April 11, 2014. It will consist of three events: the main colloquium, two workshops, and a Spring School. GLOW 37 will be hosted by CRISSP, a research center of KU Leuven HUBrussel.

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

15th International Conference on
Intelligent Text Processing and Computational Linguistics

Kathmandu, Nepal - April 6-12, 2014

Springer LNCS, journals

Deadline: Dec 31 / Jan 7

www.CICLing.org/2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

Date and time: Thursday, April 17 2014, 9.15 AM – 5 PM
Location: Drift 21, room 0.03, Utrecht University
Pre-registration: Participation is free, but space is limited and hence we kindly ask participants to register beforehand by sending an email to Robert Grimm at r.m.g.grimm(removeme)uu.nl.

Detailed programme:

Time Topic
9.30-10:00 Introduction + issues (organizers)
10:00-10:45 Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University):
Proposal for a better understanding of subtractive bilingualism in language assessment
10.45-11:15 Break
11.15-12:00 Elin Thordardottir (McGill University):
How informative is monolingual assessment of bilingual children?
12:00-12:30 Discussion I
12.30-14.00 Lunch
14.00-14.45 Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign):
Dominance and proficiency in early and late adult bilingualism
14.45-15.30 Tanja Kupisch (University of Hamburg and Lund University):
Comparing adult bilinguals’ proficiency in a minority and a majority language setting
15.30-16.00 Break
16.00-17.00 Discussion II


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Proposal for a better understanding of subtractive bilingualism in language assessment
Norbert Francis (Northern Arizona University)
First language (L1) attrition is the subject of new research in the field of bilingualism studies. Also known as “subtractive bilingualism” (contrasted to the so-called “additive” type), an important confirmation of work in this area has been to recognize loss of L1 competence as a normal outcome of child second language learning. Worldwide, as schooling expands to include greater numbers of previously marginalized and excluded language-minority school-age children, the subtractive variant may even become, with time, more common. In language assessment, this circumstance presents challenges for practitioners, foremost among which is developing a clear framework for avoiding misinterpretation of testing results based on imprecise conceptions of deficient language ability, often categorized impressionistically as “semilingualism.”


How informative is monolingual assessment of bilingual children?
Elin Thordardottir (McGill University)
A full evaluation of the language skills of a bilingual child needs to include assessment of both languages. However, in clinical (and research) work, such assessments are fairly rare. Difficulties are related to the lack of clinicians with the required language skills, lack of test materials and normative data across languages, and time restrictions. In light of these constraints, it is important to make maximal use of the assessment results that can be obtained. This talk will address how monolingual assessment data can be put to maximal use, in the identification of language impairment in bilingual children, in treatment decisions and assessment of the child’s functioning in various situations.
Dominance and proficiency in early and late adult bilingualism
Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
In bilingualism, language dominance typically refers to the relative fluency, proficiency and degree of language use of each language. Although the concept of equal linguistic proficiency in the two languages is a possibility, the reality is that in most bilinguals one language is more dominant or stronger than the other either in terms of proficiency, degree of language use, or both. In this talk I make a distinction between dominance and proficiency, illustrating how these have been estimated and measured in representative research. I then turn to consider how proficiency and dominance have been assumed in most studies of unbalanced bilinguals whose family language is the weaker language (also known as heritage speakers in the United States), and actually measured in a few others. I will discuss why these measures, although not ideal, are important and necessary for research investigating the linguistic abilities of heritage speakers in their weaker language on the one hand, and for comparing the linguistic abilities of heritage speakers and second language learners, on the other. I will also show how these measures correlate with degree of language transfer from the stronger language and with other measures in these populations. Although measuring one or the two languages of bilinguals may contribute to the monolingual view of bilinguals (Grosjean 2008, Treffers-Daller 2010), I argue that measuring proficiency, and assessing language dominance more generally, is not only a crucial component of rigorous experimental research, but it also has uses and implications for educational and clinical practices.

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Comparing adult bilinguals’ proficiency in a minority and a majority language setting
Tanja Kupisch (Lunds Universitet/ Universität Hamburg)
This presentation is concerned with the measurement of relative language proficiency in 20 adult bilinguals all of whom have been exposed to two languages simultaneously from birth. Half of these grew up in France with German as a minority language, and half grew up in Germany with French as a minority language. Both groups comprise very fluent speakers of both languages only. The major research questions are (i) what single measure is the most faithful with respect to speakers’ actual proficiency- differences between both languages; (ii) among several measures that are applied to the same data, which point in the same direction, and which give prima facie contradictory results (e.g., a relatively higher or lower proficiency rating in language B than in language A on measure Mn, but vice versa on measure Mn+1). Measures discussed include: gender marking, cloze tests, global accent, speech rate, and self-reported language preference. Here, the terms dominant and more proficient are used synonymously; both are defined generally with respect to the resemblance of the data to monolingual norms. We also briefly discuss problems arising for such definitions.
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
NASSLLI 2014 at UM, College Park, June 23-27 2014
The 6th North American Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (NASSLLI 2014), a bi-annual summer school loosely modeled on the long-running ESSLLI series in Europe, will be held at the University of Maryland, College Park, June 23 - 27, 2014. In addition, we will run three intensive introductory courses ("bootcamps") on Saturday and Sunday, June 21-22. Additional events will be held during the weekend following the summer school, June 28-29.

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

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

Location

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

Accommodation

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

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

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

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

More information:

www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/language-description-and-linguistic-fieldWork/

Deadline: March 15.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kind regards,
Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

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On behalf of the ISOLDE organizing team

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
Katalin Tamįsi
Tom Fritzsche

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

isolde2014(removeme)uni-potsdam.de
www.uni-potsdam.de/isolde
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
Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Leiden University, the Netherlands, July 14-25 2014
We are happy to announce that the programme of the 9th edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics is now online. The Summer School, for students and PhD candidates, will be held from Monday 14 July up to and including Friday 25 July at the Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University (the Netherlands).

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

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

We are looking forward to see you in Leiden!

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

Contact: summerschool(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, August 10-15 2014
Please visit the website www.aila2014.com and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
Summer School of Slavonic Languages 201, Palacky University Olomouc, Czech Republic, July 19-August 16 2014
We would like to inform you about the possibility of coming and studying in Czech Republic. From July 19 to August 16 2014 the Summer School of Slavonic Languages in Olomouc will be held (Palacky University in Olomouc). Summer School is designed for foreigners interested in the Czech language and other Slavonic languages of all ages and any level of knowledge of the Czech. The lessons are complemented with cultural events, Theatre workshop, exhibition of the Moravian folklore music and dance, film club, weekend trips to famous and popular places around Morava and Bohemia.

More detailed information is published on our website:
lsss.upol.cz/en/summer-school-slavonic-languages
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
2 PhD positions in formal/experimental semantics/pragmatics and/or language evolution, University of Tübingen, Germany, deadline: April 1 2014
Applications are invited for up to two paid PhD positions at the
>interfaces between theoretical linguistics, cognitive science,
>computational linguistics, and philosophy of language. The positions
>belong to a newly established independent junior research group
>"Data-oriented modeling of language games: Language processing, change
>& evolution" at the University of Tübingen, led by Michael Franke. The
>principal activity of the applicants will be to pursue a PhD research
>project on a topic of relevance to the research group, and to foster
>the group's local, national and international cooperation with
>like-minded researchers.
>
>Applicants should have a strong interest in the study of language and a
>solid background in a relevant field with a documented expertise in at
>least one, ideally several of the following:
>
>- formal semantics / pragmatics
>- experimental semantics / pragmatics
>- computational cognitive modeling of language processing
> (e.g., Bayesian / probabilistic modeling)
>- language evolution / historical linguistics
>- evolutionary modeling
> (e.g., evolutionary game theory, multi-agent systems)
>
>The positions are limited to a term of 3 years, starting July 1, 2014
>or soon after. Payment is offered according to TV-L (Tarifvertrag für
>den Öffentlichen Dienst der Länder) and includes all usual
>supplementary services. Candidates will be officially employed by the
>administration of the University of Tübingen. As the University of
>Tübingen intends to increase the proportion of female employees in
>science, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal
>qualification and experience physically challenged applicants are given preference.
>
>Applications should include CV, an outline of research experience and
>academic interests (no more than 2 pages), as well as names and
>addresses of up to three references and a short writing sample.
>Applications should be sent by email to the address below. Applications
>received by April 1, 2014 will receive full consideration, although
>interviews may start at any time and will continue until the position
>has been filled.
>
>Disabled applicants will be preferred if they have the same
>qualifications as non-disabled applicants. The University of Tübingen
>strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching,
>and therefore encourages qualified female scientists to apply.
>
>For further information please contact: mchfranke AT gmail DOT com
Poste Professeur L'Université Paris 8, deadline: April 1 2014
L'Université Paris 8 recrute pour entrée en fonction ą la rentrée 2014 un professeur de Linguistique avec profil "Linguistique franēaise et linguistique générale" qui sera rattaché ą l'UFR SDL de l'Université Paris 8 ( www.ufr-sdl.univ-paris8.fr/) et au laboratoire SFL, UMR 7023 ( www.umr7023.cnrs.fr/). Le candidat devra avoir une formation en linguistique formelle. Il devra faire état de publications scientifiques reconnues dans ce domaine. Il devra en outre démontrer sa capacité ą mettre en relation les théories linguistiques et les diverses problématiques touchant ą la linguistique du franēais, de ses propriétés grammaticales ą l’analyse des faits de variation.

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

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

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

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

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


Sincerely,

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

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

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

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

DEADLINE: April 15th

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

Link to the Centre for Language, Variation, and Migration: www.uni-potsdam.de/index.php?id=26958&L=1
Junior Postdoc Fellow Faculty of Humanities, The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, deadline: May 1 2014
Junior Postdoc Fellow
Faculty of Humanities, The Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, vacancy 14-076

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

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

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

Your profile
The candidate should have:

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

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

Task
The junior postdoc fellow will carry out the following tasks:

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

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

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

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

Applicants should submit their application (documents as described above) before 1 May 2014. Applications should be sent to , clearly indicating the application number 14-076. The selection procedure will take place in May, and selected candidates will be invited for an interview in the second half of May 2014. You are kindly requested to be available in this period.
Calls for papers for events
Last CFP: Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014), Brno, Czech Republic, September 8-12 2014, deadline: March 22 2014
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TSD 2014 - LAST CALL FOR PAPERS
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Seventeenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2014)
Brno, Czech Republic, 8-12 September 2014
www.tsdconference.org/

THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE:

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

The submission will be closed during the next working day after the deadline - for individual extension requirements please contact the organizers (tsd2014(removeme)tsdconference.org).

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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


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


TOPICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

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

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


SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

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

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

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

The authors are strongly encouraged to write their papers in TeX or LaTeX formats. These formats are necessary for the final versions of the papers that will be published in the Springer Lecture Notes.
Authors using a WORD compatible software for the final version must use the LNCS template for WORD and within the submit process ask the Proceedings Editors to convert the paper to LaTeX format. For this service a service-and-license fee of CZK 2000 will be levied automatically.

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

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


IMPORTANT DATES

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

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

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


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ACCOMMODATION

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


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

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

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


LOCATION

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

Brno can be reached easily by direct flights from London, Moscow, and Eindhoven, and by trains or buses from Prague (200 km) or Vienna
(130 km).

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

For those willing to venture out of Brno, Moravian Karst with Macocha Chasm and Punkva caves, battlefield of the Battle of three emperors (Napoleon, Russian Alexander and Austrian Franz
- Battle by Austerlitz), Chateau of Slavkov (Austerlitz), Pernstejn Castle, Buchlov Castle, Lednice Chateau, Buchlovice Chateau, Letovice Chateau, Mikulov with one of the largest Jewish cemeteries in Central Europe, Telc - a town on the UNESCO heritage list, and many others are all within easy reach.
Call for Papers WoLLIC 2014, Valparaiso, Chile, September 1-4 2014, deadline: March 24 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 (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Juha Kontinen (University of Helsinki)
Aarne Ranta (University of Gothenburg)
Kazushige Terui (Kyoto University)
Luca Vigano (Universitą di Verona)
Thomas Wilke (Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu 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
Ulrich Kohlenbach (Technische Universität Darmstadt) - Chair
Natasha Alechina (University of Nottingham)
Eric Allender (Rutgers University)
Marcelo Arenas (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile)
Steve Awodey (Carnegie Mellon University)
Stefano Berardi (Universitą di Torino)
Julian Bradfield (University of Edinburgh)
Xavier Caicedo (Universidad de los Andes de Chile)
Olivier Danvy (University of Aarhus)
Hans van Ditmarsch (LORIA)
Marcus Kracht (University of Bielefeld)
Michiel van Lambalgen (University of Amsterdam)
Klaus Meer (Technische Universität Cottbus)
George Metcalfe (University of Bern)
Dale Miller (INRIA/LIX)
Russell Miller (City University of New York)
Sara Negri (University of Helsinki)
Grigory Olkhovikov (Urals State University)
Nicole Schweikardt (Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main)
Sebastiaan Terwijn (Radboud University Nijmegen)

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/
Call for papers 35th TABU Dag, University of Groningen, 12-13 June 2014, deadline: March 28 2014
Call for papers

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

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

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

Workshop on Mass Media Health Communication

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

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

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

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

The official language of the conference is English.
The deadline for the abstract submission for both the TABU Dag and the workshop Mass Media Health Communication is 28 March 2014.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent on 11 April 2014.
For further information, please visit the conference website: www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/2014/
Conference location: Groningen, The Netherlands
Contact information: tabudag(removeme)rug.nl
Call for Abstracts: "Discourse as Social Practice: Priorities and Prospects", Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), Russia, October 16-17 2014, deadline: March 30 2014 .
Call for Abstracts: "Discourse as Social Practice: Priorities and Prospects"

Dates: 16-17 October 2014
Location: Moscow State Linguistic University, Moscow, Russia

On October 16 and 17, 2014, the second International Conference "Discourse as Social Practice: Priorities and Prospects" will be held at Moscow State Linguistic University (MSLU), Russia.

The conference is being organized by the MSLU Centre for Socio-Cognitive Discourse Studies (SCoDis www.scodis.com/?q=en) which houses both a Gender Studies Lab and a Multimodal Communication and Cognition Lab. The following research topics will be highlighted at the conference:

* Discourse and social institutions: varieties of discourse practices
* Methodologies and methods of discourse studies
* Cognitive studies of discourse
* Discourse as multimodal communication
* Discourse and social identity
* Strategies of professional communication
* Discourse and mediated communication

The plenary speakers will be:
- Lynne Cameron (Open University, UK)
- Alan Cienki (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands and MSLU)
- Helga Kotthoff (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany)
- Cornelia Müller (Europa-Universität Viadrina, Germany)
- Mark Turner (Case Western Reserve University, USA)
- Olga Alexandrova (Moscow State University)
- Valery Demyankov (Institute of Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences)
- Olga Iriskhanova (Moscow State Linguistic University)
- Vladimir Karasik (Volgograd State Pedagogical University)
- Svetlana Plotnikova (Irkutsk State Linguistic University)

The working languages of the conference will be Russian, English, and German (with interpretation provided on site).

Please submit your abstracts to scog(removeme)linguanet.ru by the 30th of March 2014.

General formatting requirements: the abstract should not exceed 2 pages of printed text (Times New Roman 14; 1.5-space interval) and should be sent in Word format.

Please submit the following information separately from your abstract:
1. Name
2. Affiliation
3. Academic degree
4. Address, email, phone number
5. Title of your presentation in Russian, English or German (the language in which you will give your talk)
6. Equipment requirements for your presentation

Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent by the 5th of July 2014.

In 2015 a peer-reviewed selection of conference papers will be published in the journal Vestnik MSLU.

Conference organizers:
Olga Iriskhanova, Chair
Maria Tomskaya
Alan Cienki
Elena Karpenko
Ekaterina Ivashko
Andrei Petrov

Contact information:
Ostozhenka 38, 119034 Moscow,Russia, MSLU (Re: Discourse - 2014 ¬ conf)
tel. +8(499) 245 32 39
e-mail: scog(removeme)linguanet.ru
Final CFP: ESSLLI 2014 Student Session, Tübingen, Germany, August 11-22 2014, deadline: April 1 2014
*Final Call for Papers*
*ESSLLI 2014 STUDENT SESSION*

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

Tübingen, Germany, August 11-22, 2014

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


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


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


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


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

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


Kind regards,

The ESSLLI 2014 Student Session Organization Committee



Chair:
- Ronald de Haan (Technische Universität Wien)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Selected References
Bemis, D. K. and L. Pylkkänen. 2011. Simple Composition: An MEG investigation into the comprehension of minimal linguistic phrases. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(8): 2801-2814.
Crain, S. 2008. The interpretation of disjunction in universal grammar. Language and Speech 51, 151-169.
Crain, S. and D. Khlentzos. 2008. Is logic Innate? Biolinguistics 2(1), 24-56.
Hampton, J. and M. L. Jönsson. 2012. Typicality and compositionality: The logic of combining vague concepts. In M. Werning, W. Hintzen and E. Machery (Eds.), pp. 385-402. Oxford Handbook of Compositionality. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Hampton, J. 2006. Concepts as Prototypes, in B.H.Ross (ed.), The Psychology of Learning and Motivation: Advances in Research and Theory, Vol. 46. Amsterdam: Elsevier, 79-113.
Kamp, H. and B. Partee. 1995. Prototype Theory and Compositionality. Cognition 57:129-191.
Osherson, D. and E. Smith. 1981. On the adequacy of prototype theory as a theory of concepts. Cognition 9:35-58.
Rosch, E. R. and C. B. Mervis. 1975. Family resemblances: studies in the internal structure of categories. Cognitive Psychology 7: 573-605.
Call for Papers RomTiN 1, Leiden University, June 13 2014, deadline: April 8 2014
Call for Papers RomTiN 1

Are you an (recently graduated) MA-student or an PhD-student? And are you doing linguistic research on the Romance languages? Then, RomTiN is for you! RomTin is an informal workshop at which junior researcher in Romance linguistics can present their research to other junior researchers as well as to more senior researchers. It is an excellent chance to meet other people working on Romance Linguistics in an informal setting and to get feedback on your research. RomTiN will take place on the afternoon of Friday June 13th, 2014 in Leiden.

Sounds good? Then submit a small abstract describing what you want to present before Tuesday April 8th, 2014 toe.schoorlemmer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl. We welcome submissions from any subdiscipline (Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics, Phonology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, etc.) as long as it pertains to the Romance languages. Talks will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes of discussion.

In order for RomTiN to take place, we need at least 5 submissions. The maximal number of presentations will be 8. If we receive more than 8 submissions, there will be a small review procedures and the 8 highest ranked abstracts will be selected for presentations.

If you have any questions, please contact Erik via email: e.schoorlemmer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

Submission deadline: April 8th, 2014

Workshop date: June 13th, 2014

Workshop venue: Leiden University

Talks: 20 minutes + 10 for discussion, on any topic within Romance linguistics


Oproep tot bijdragen RomTiN 1

Ben jij een (net afgestudeerde) MA-student of een AIO? Doe je taalkundig onderzoek naar de Romaanse talen? Dan is RomTiN speciaal voor jou in het leven geroepen! RomTiN is een informele workshop waar junior onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde hun onderzoeksresultaten kunnen presenteren aan een gemend publiek van zowel senior onderzoekers als mede-AIOs/MA-studenten. RomTiN is dé ideale gelegenheid om kennis te maken met andere onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde en om feedback te krijgen op je onderzoek. RomTiN zal plaatsvinden op 13 juni 2014 in Leiden.

Geļnteresseerd? Dien dan snel een korte beschrijving van hetgeen je wil presenteren in door te mailen naar e.schoorlemmer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl. Presentaties over elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde (Semantiek, sociolinguļstiek, fonologie, fonetiek, syntaxis, pragmatiek en corpus linguļstiek) zijn van harte welkom. De presentaties zullen ieder 20 minuten duren gevolgd door 10 minuten discussie.

Om RomTin door te kunnen laten gaan hebben we minstens 5 bijdragen nodig. Er is een maximum van 8 presentaties. Als we meer dan 8 presentaties ontvangen, dan zal er een kleine review-procedure plaats vinden. De 8 hooggerangschikte abstracts zullen dan geselecteerd worden voor presentatie.

Voor nadere informatie, neem contact op met Erik: e.schoorlemmer(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

Deadline voor het indienen van abstracts: 8 april, 2014.

Datum workshop:13 juni, 2014

Plaats: Universiteit Leiden

Presentaties: 20 minuten + 10 voor discussie, elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde welkom
Second 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
• Submission deadline April 11th, 2014.
• Notification of acceptance May 9th, 2014.

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

CONTACT: awll9(removeme)sussex.ac.uk

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

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

PARTICIPATION: Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are also welcome. Registration details will be available nearer the date of the workshop. The workshop program and the abstracts of the accepted papers, along with travel and accommodation information will be circulated electronically well before the workshop.
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals ESSLLI 2015, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, August 3-14 2015, deadline: June 1 2014
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Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
ESSLLI 2015
27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
August 3-14, 2015
esslli2015.org
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IMPORTANT DATES
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1 June 2014: Proposal submission deadline
23 September 2014: Notification
June 2015: Course material due

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

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

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

CATEGORIES
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Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:

www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=esslli2015

and include all of the following:

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

b. General proposal information: Title, category

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

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

Programme Committee
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Chair: Achim Jung (Birmingham)

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

Queries
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Please send any queries you may have to A.Jung(removeme)cs.bham.ac.uk
Call for Papers Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Graduate Students (CECIL’S 4), Poland, August 20-21 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
CALL FOR PAPERS
It is a great pleasure to announce the Fourth Central European Conference in Linguistics for Graduate Students (CECIL’S 4). For the first time, the conference will be held outside Hungary — in Poland. It is organized by the Institute of English of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. CECIL’S 4 will take place on August 20-21, 2014 in the Institute of East-Central Europe in Lublin, Poland.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aanvragen
Het aanvraagformulier en nadere informatie over de voorwaarden en toekenningen rond deze beurzen vindt u op de webpagina van het Van Goghprogramma.
Voor meer informatie kunt u ook contact opnemen met ondergetekende via het contactformulier.
Call for papers: 2nd Round Table Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics, Mainz, Germany, September 5-7 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
See for more information: www.gsfl.info/roundtable--14.html
Cal for Papers: Linguistics Beyond And Within 2014 - Lublin, Poland, November 6-7 2014, deadline: June 30 2014
Dear Colleagues,

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

www.lingbaw.webclass.co/


Yours faithfully,
LingBaW 2014 organizing committee:

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


Woansdei 10, tongersdei 11 en freed 12 desimber 2014


Oankundiging en oprop foar lźzingen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

De kongreskommisje:
Dr. Hanno Brand (foarsitter)
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA (skriuwer)
Dr. Willem Visser
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20ste Fries Filologencongres

Woensdag 10, donderdag 11 en vrijdag 12 december 2014


Aankondiging en oproep voor lezingen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

De congrescommissie:
Dr. Hanno Brand (voorzitter)
Drs. Cor van der Meer
Janneke Spoelstra MA (secretaris)
Dr. Willem Visser
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20th Frisian Philologists’ Conference

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


Announcement and Call for Papers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friesischer Philologenkongress

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


Anmeldung und Aufforderung, Vorträge einzureichen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific committee
• Joop van der Horst (KU Leuven), Matthias Hüning (FU Berlin), Ann Marynissen (Universität zu Köln), Esther Ruigendijk (Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg), Alan Scott (University of Nottingham), Hans Smessaert (KU Leuven), Freek Van de Velde (KU Leuven), Roel Vismans (University of Sheffield), Gunther De Vogelaer (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster), Ulrike Vogl (Universität Wien), Fred Weerman (Universiteit van Amsterdam), Ton van der Wouden (Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam)
Extra
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? een animatie-documentaire van Michel Gondry met en over Noam Chomsky, Holland Animation Film Festival, Utrecht, 22 maart 20:00 uur
17e Holland Animation Film Festival
19 t/m 23 maart 2014
presenteert
Is the Man Who is Tall Happy? een animatie-documentaire van Michel Gondry met en over Noam Chomsky


Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? van Michel Gondry (Frankrijk, 2013, 90 minuten)

Filmmaker Michel Gondry interviewt de vermaarde en controversiėle taalkundige, filosoof en politiek activist Noam Chomsky over zijn leven en werk. Met (hand)getekende animaties brengt Gondry in beeld wat Chomsky zegt, of misschien beter: wat hij dénkt dat Chomsky bedoelt. Ook zijn eigen worsteling om alles goed in beeld te brengen laat hij regelmatig zien. Het resultaat is letterlijk en figuurlijk een geanimeerd gesprek.

LA Times: “Gondry's extraordinary new animated documentary Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? is intellectually and visually groundbreaking, and most certainly a film.”
The New York Times: “This is a movie that celebrates the life of a great mind and makes a case for the mind that knows less but keeps on asking .”

Michel Gondry, geboren in Versailles in 1963, is regisseur en schrijver van speelfilms, commercials en prijswinnende muziekvideo’s.Hij maakte onder andere The Green Hornet (2011) en het veelgeprezen Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004). Gondry staat bekend om zijn baanbrekende werk op het gebied van muziekvideo’s, zoals Human Behavior (1993) met Björk.

Holland Animation Film Festival
Van 19-23 maart 2014 laat de zeventiende editie van het Holland Animation Film Festival Utrecht weer bruisen. HAFF betekent vijf dagen genieten van animatiefilms: van hilarische cartoons tot baanbrekende videoclips en kunstfilms. Van potloodschets tot muisklik, het is allemaal te zien op het grootste internationale animatiefilmfestival van Nederland. Er zijn lange en korte films, games en strips, competities, speciale programma’s, presentaties en talkshows. Het HAFF is bij uitstek de plek om onverwachte, verrassende en eigenzinnige animaties te zien.

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? is tijdens het HAFF te zien op
Donderdag 20 maart 18:00 uur | zaterdag 22 maart 20:00 uur
Louis Hartlooper Complex, Tolsteegbrug 1, Utrecht.
Voor complete programma zie www.haff.nl.

Online kaarterkoop start woensdag 12 maart 12:00 uur.
Losse kaart € 8,50
Losse kaart met pas € 6,50 (BCA, CJP, HAFF-pas, U-pas)
HAFF passe-partout € 85,-
HAFF passe-partout studenten € 50,-
Toeslag van € 2,- voor 3D-voorstellingen


17de Holland Animation Film Festival
19-23 maart 2014 in Utrecht
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