May 16th, 2014

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

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

A summary can be found below.

The registration form and other info can be found online:

We hope to see you all in Nijmegen!

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

09.00 - 11.00:

Michael Cysouw
Language Comparison in the Big Data Era

Idan Landau
The Interplay of Syntax and Semantics in Control

Neurobiology of Language
Roel Willems
Brain and Language

11.15 - 13.15:

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

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

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

14.15 - 16.15:

Carlos Gussenhoven
Word and sentence prosody

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

Jeff Lidz
Input and Intake in Language Acquisition

16.30 - 18.30:

Michael Cysouw
Unity and Diversity of Human Languages

Jeff Lidz
Research in Language Acquisition and Processing

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

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

09.00 - 11.00:

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

Language use/Discourse
Jos Hornikx
Empirical research on persuasive argumentation

CLARIN for Linguists
Jan Odijk and guest teachers
CLARIN for Linguists

11.15 - 13.15:

Janet van Hell

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

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

14.15 - 16.15:

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

Language acquisition
Ben Ambridge
Child Language Acquisition

Olaf Koeneman
Verb placement and agreement

16.30 - 18.30:

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

Janet van Hell
Empirical research seminar
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied:


Wat een rotartikel! (Winnend artikel scholierenwedstrijd LAPP-Top/Kennislink)
Woorden als rot gedragen zich anders in samenstellingen dan bijvoeglijke of zelfstandige naamwoorden, concludeert taalwetenschapper dr. Ton van der Wouden van de Universiteit Leiden. Wat is er precies aan de hand met samenstellingen met deze ‘rotwoorden’?

Brits-Engels is op zijn retour
Steeds meer mensen spreken Engels en voor steeds meer mensen is Engels hun Lingua Franca. Maar de meerderheid van deze groep is geen moedertaalspreker. Het Brits-Engels is zelfs in de minderheid. De opleiding Engels van de Vrije Universiteit organiseerde speciaal over dit onderwerp een College Tour met twee experts: professor Jennifer Jenkins van de Universiteit van Southampton en NOS-verslaggever Lex Runderkamp.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
ACLC seminar 'Determinants of mutual intelligibility between closely related languages', Amsterdam, May 16 2014
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal 4.01
May 16 2014, 15.15-16.30 uur
dr. C.S. Gooskens (RUG)
Determinants of mutual intelligibility between closely related languages
The abstract can be found on the ACLC website: here

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.
After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor.
For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme), tel. 020-5252543
Anéla lezing 'BasiLex, een corpus van 10 miljoen woorden voor 6-12-jarigen: wat kun je daarmee?', Utrecht, 16 mei 2014
Anéla lezing 16 mei 2014.

16 mei presenteert Anne Vermeer:

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

Anne Vermeer, Tilburg University

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

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

Tijd: 14.00-15.00 uur
Plaats: Utrecht, Drift 23, zaal 207
Toegang vrij voor leden en niet-leden
Aansluitend op deze presentatie vindt voor Anélaleden de jaarlijkse ALV plaatst, eveneens in Drift 23, zaal 207. De ALV begint om 15.30 uur. Meer informatie
MPI Formal Colloquium by Balthasar Bickel, Nijmegen, May 20 2014
Speaker: Balthasar Bickel
University of Zurich

Title: Rethinking Universals of Language
Recent research has identified increasing problems in the traditional quest for universals of human language: the traditional quest suffers, in the Greenbergian tradition, from sampling problems and unclear causal modelling and, in the Chomskyan tradition, from dwindling support from learnability theory and evolutionary evidence. I will suggest that we move beyond this traditional quest and instead approach the evolution and distribution of linguistic structures from a predictive perspective, starting with the social/historical and biological/cognitive conditions within which languages operate and evolve over time. I will illustrate this with a case study on how population history and processing preferences jointly predict the way grammatical relation structures have developed across the globe.

Date: Tuesday, 20 May, 2014
Time: 15h45
Place: MPI, Colloquium Room 163
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen

Open to public, drinks afterwards.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice.
It is therefore advisable to confirm dates: +31 (0)24 3521 911
Guest Lecture "Continental West Germanic dialect syntax: evidence from the (German and Dutch) Wenker surveys", Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, May 21 2014
Guest Lecture by Jürg Fleischer (Institut für Germanistische Sprachwissenschaft, Philipps-Universität Marburg) on "Continental West Germanic dialect syntax: evidence from the (German and Dutch) Wenker surveys" at the Meertens Institute Amsterdam on wednesday 21 May, 15:30-17:00, Keizerzaal.


Continental West Germanic dialect syntax: evidence from the (German and Dutch) Wenker surveys
It is quite obvious that linguistic and political boarders need not coincide. Nevertheless, in dialectology, if only for practical reasons we usually collect data with respect to politically defined areas. For that reason data from different projects are often not directly comparable. In my talk I would like to take a closer look at various syntactic phenomena (pro-drop, pronoun serialization, infinitival complementation) by using one data type that is available for the whole Continental West Germanic area, the so-called Wenker surveys (which, for the Netherlands, date from 1934). Although we are dealing with translation tasks, the sheer quantity of the Wenker surveys (more than 50 000 data points, covering the Continental West Germanic area in total) and their exact comparability partially make up for the shortcomings of the methodology.
Lezing van Prof. Dr. Jürg Fleischer, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 21 mei 2014
Aankondiging en uitnodiging

Lezing van Prof. Dr. Jürg Fleischer (Deutscher Sprachatlas, universiteit Marburg) op 21 mei 15.30-17.00. Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam (Keizerzaal):

Continental West Germanic dialect syntax: evidence from the (German and Dutch) Wenker surveys

It is quite obvious that linguistic and political boarders need not coincide. Nevertheless, in dialectology, if only for practical reasons we usually collect data with respect to politically defined areas. For that reason data from different projects are often not directly comparable. In my talk I would like to take a closer look at various syntactic phenomena (pro-drop, pronoun serialization, infinitival complementation) by using one data type that is available for the whole Continental West Germanic area, the so-called Wenker surveys (which, for the Netherlands, date from 1934). Although we are dealing with translation tasks, the sheer quantity of the Wenker surveys (more than 50 000 data points, covering the Continental West Germanic area in total) and their exact comparability partially make up for the shortcomings of the methodology.

Alle geļnteresseerden zijn van harte welkom om de lezingen bij te wonen.
Language and Speech Colloquium on Data Visualisation, Radboud University Nijmegen, May 21
Language and Speech Colloquium
Radboud University Nijmegen

speakers: Ali Hürriyetoglu (RU) & Richard Vijgen (Studio Richard Vijgen)
topic: Data Visualisation
time: Wednesday 21 May, 10:45 – 12:30
place: Erasmusplein 1 (Erasmus building), room E 1.05, Nijmegen

10.45h Visualization in Computational Linguistics
Ali Hürriyetoglu (RU)

New technologies and the World Wide Web enable us to generate, store and process huge amount of data which is de?ned by its volume (amount of data), velocity (speed of data) and variety (number of types of data). Although we increase the computational power and storage capacity we have to understand this big stream continuously, it gets dif?cult to handle the velocity and the variety of the data from day to day. To that end data mining studies have developed many methods and tools to explore the data with the purpose of bene?ting from it as timely and much as possible. In addition to statistical and algorithmic data exploration methods, we put emphasis on visualisation methods to analyse our data. Since visualisation is easy to understand and communicate among the audience, analysts and researchers, we started to analyse techniques, bene?ts and pitfalls of visualisation techniques. We will present results of our exploration as a brief survey speci?c to computational linguistics and digital humanities data.

11.30h Visualization Strategies to Find the Big Stories in Big Data
Richard Vijgen (Studio Richard Vijgen)

Studio Richard Vijgen is a design studio for contemporary information culture. I investigate new strategies to ?nd the big stories in big data through research and design. My work is deeply rooted in the digital domain but always connects with physical or social space. I design and produce interactive data visualisations and data installations ranging from microscopic to architectural in scale. I use code, pixels and 3D printers to convey ideas. I will present following case studies.

The Deleted City is a digital archaeology of the world wide web as it exploded into the 21st century. At that time the web was often described as an enormous digital library that you could visit or contribute to by building a home-page. URL:

Atlas of Pentecostalism is a dynamic online database, which visually maps the stupendous growth of global Pentecostalism as a diverse and networked religion. The database uses global crowdsourcing, big data, cinematography, interviews and academic collaborations to provide an independent perspective on Pentecostalism as it evolves. The database expands with time and can also be ordered as an eBook or print-on-demand book, which freezes the dynamic data at that moment. URL:

Groundwater levels visualization in Times Square’s aim to show on one hand the beauty and overwhelming complexity of the natural cycle of wet and dry seasons, and on the other hand highlight the challenge of carefully managing our use of groundwater. URL:

Students of ArtEZ Institute of the Arts visualise spatiotemporal distribution of geolocated tweets as a term project. The data set collected from big cities and presents interesting patterns of communication, event analysis and language use.
CLS Colloquium "Language and Speech Technology: Welcome to the Real World", CLS Nijmegen, May 22 2014
The next CLS colloquium will be on May 22nd, 2014.

The title is: "Language and Speech Technology: Welcome to the Real World".
By Antal van den Bosch, Nelleke Oostdijk, David van Leeuwen (PI group: Language and Speech Technology)

Date: 22.05.2014
Time: 16:00
Place: E. 2.50 (Erasmusbuilding, Nijmegen)


In the Language and Speech Technology PI Group we develop computational methods for the comprehension and generation of text and speech. Besides evaluating these methods intrinsically, we test their utility in real-world applications, such as automatic speech recognition and speaker identification in realistic environments (e.g. for forensics), text mining in historical collections (for historical and linguistic research) and social media (for social media mining). The data from these domains is genuinely 'big', and in it we find not only language and speech, but also the traces of social network structure, attitude, emotion, and outlier (e.g. criminal) behavior: the structure and content of the real world. To interpret these data, we have to connect our computational models to models in theoretical and applied linguistics, but also psycholinguistics, social psychology, communication studies, and to knowledge from various specific real-world domains. We continue to find that developing information systems based on our technology requires a hybridization of big-data-driven learning and ‘rich priors' (knowledge) from the domain or context.

For more information, please visit:
Lezing van Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles, Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, 22 mei 2014
Lezing van Prof. Dr. Peter Gilles (Linguistik, Laboratoire für luxemburgische Sprach- und Literaturwissenschaft, universiteit Luxemburg) op 22 mei 15.30-17.00. Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam (Keizerzaal):

An overview on the sociolinguistics and linguistics of Luxembourgish

Ever since 1984, Letzebuergesch, which is closely related to the Mosel Franconian dialects of German, is one of the official languages of Luxemburg and the youngest Germanic language to attain the standard status. For the sake of an overview, this talk will present some sociolinguistic and linguistic key facts of the Luxembourgish speech community. Sociolinguistically, after a brief overview of the historical developments, the embedding of Luxembourgish in the multilingual situation will be discussed. It will be shown that the former 'medial' diglossia – French and German as written languages, Luxembourgish as a spoken language – is more an more changed into a much more complex situation, where Luxembourgish acquires also written domains, especially in the digital media. As for the linguistic description, I will concentrate on phonetics/phonology and morphology (sound system, n-deletion, voicing assimilation, system of the strong verbs).

Alle geļnteresseerden zijn van harte welkom om de lezingen bij te wonen.
SMART Cognitive Science Lecture 'Mental simulation during narrative comprehension: Insights from neuroimaging', ACLC Amsterdam, May 23 2014
The May 2014 SMART Cognitive Science Lecture will be presented by

Roel Willems (Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen)

Mental simulation during narrative comprehension: Insights from neuroimaging.

Date & Time: May 23d, 2014, 15h00-16h30 (followed by drinks)

Venue: OMHP A008, Oudemanhuispoort, Amsterdam

Abstract: A debated issue in language understanding is whether language is understood via sensori-motor simulation of its semantic content. The available evidence is mixed, and it is fair to say that we have little understanding of how and when simulation plays a role in language understanding.

I will present the results of some recent neuroimaging studies in which we studied mental simulation in the context of narratives. Issues of interest are individual differences in mental simulation during story comprehension, and how mental simulation is driven by literary techniques such as narrative perspective.

Our neuroimgaging work using narratives is in contrast to earlier work in which we used single, isolated verbs to probe simulation, and I will argue that the study of language will benefit from complementing what we know from experiments with de-contextualized stimuli, with findings obtained with richer stimuli such as narratives.

Bio: Roel Willems is a senior researcher at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He obtained his Ph. D. from Radboud University Nijmegen, on the neural integration of information from speech and gestures. He previously held positions at the Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of California, Berkeley, USA, during which he investigated the role of the motor cortex in language understanding. He investigates the neural basis of our language capacities, and his current main interest is the role of mental simulation in the comprehension of literature.
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop on fluency in native and nonnative speech, Utrecht University, May 22 2014
Dear colleague,

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

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

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

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

We hope to see you all there!

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

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

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

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

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

All invited!


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

11.30 - 11.50 Coffee break

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

12.50 - 15.00 Lunch

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

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

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

Travelling to Leiden

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

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

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

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

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


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

Some hotels convenient to the workshop venue are listed below:

HotelNieuw Minerva
Boommarkt 23
2311 EA Leiden
phone: +31-(0)71-5126358
fax: +31-(0)71-5142674
e-mail: hotel(removeme)

Hotel de Doelen
Rapenburg 2
2311 EV Leiden
phone: +31-(0)71-5120527
email: hotel(removeme)

IBIS Leiden Centre
Stationsplein 240-242
2312 AR Leiden
phone: +31 71 5160000
fax : +31 715120990
4th Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC) Workshop: 'Communicative intention in gesture and action', Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen, June 4-5 2014
The Nijmegen Gesture Centre (NGC) is organising a workshop entitled:
'Communicative intention in gesture and action' which will take place on June 4-5, 2014 at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen

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

More information can be found on:
Symposium on "Implicatures and typicality", Radboud University Nijmegen, June 11 2014
Symposium on "Implicatures and typicality"
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmus building, Room 3.01

The symposium will followed by the public defence by Bob van Tiel of his doctoral dissertation, entitled "Quantity matters: implicatures, typicality, and truth".

Attendance is free, but if you plan to attend, please send an email to brtgrts(removeme), so we know how many people to expect.

9.45 - 10.00: Welcome and coffee

10.00 - 10.45: Chris Cummins (Edinburgh): Quantity expressions as a cue to context
10.45 - 11.30: Yoad Winter (Utrecht): The maximal typicality hypothesis: between experimental pragmatics and formal semantics
11.30 - 12.15: Michael Franke (Tübingen): Pragmatic inference as probabilistic social reasoning

12.15 - 13.30: Lunch break

13.30 - 14.15: Walter Schaeken (Leuven): But, is it easier than some implicatures?
14.15 - 15.00: Uli Sauerland (Berlin): Intermediate scalar implicatures

16.30: Public defence by Bob van Tiel in the Aula of the university.
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

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


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


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

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

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

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

More information:

Deadline: March 15.

Peter Bakker
email: linpb(removeme)
tel. (45) 87162146
Inst. for Ęsthetics and Communication
Aarhus University
tel. institute: (0045)87162156
Bygning 1485- 619
DK 8000 Aarhus C
LUCL Symposium on usage guides and usage problems, Cambridge, UK, June 26-27 2014
• On 26 and 27 June, the LUCL Bridging the Unbridgeable project organises a symposium in Cambridge, on usage guides and usage problems ( Speakers include David Crystal, Geoff Pullum, Pam Peters, Deborah Cameron, Robert Ilson, “Grammar Girl” Mignon Fogarty, John Allen, Rebecca Gowers, Caroline Taggart and others, such as the members of the project itself. Registration: £30 only.
Summer school ISOLDE 'Infant Studies on Language Development in Europe', Universität Potsdam, Germany, July 7-11 2014
Dear colleagues,

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

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

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

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

Host institution: Universität Potsdam
Tuition: 100.00 EUR
Dates: 07-Jul-2014 - 11-Jul-2014 (Mon - Fri)
Online registration:
Registration deadline: 15-Apr
Contact: isolde2014(removeme)

Kind regards,
Natalie Boll-Avetisyan

On behalf of the ISOLDE organizing team

Natalie Boll-Avetisyan
Katalin Tamįsi
Tom Fritzsche

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

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

26th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification (CAV) Workshop Chair: Martina Seidl

27th IEEE Computer Security Foundations Symposium (CSF) Workshop Chair: Luca Vigano

30th International Conference on Logic Programming (ICLP) Workshop Chair: Haifeng Guo

7th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning (IJCAR) Workshop Chair: Matthias Horbach

5th Conference on Interactive Theorem Proving (ITP) Workshop Chair: David 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

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

17th International Conference on Theory and Applications of Satisfiability Testing (SAT) Workshop Chair: Ines Lynce

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


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

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

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

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

• Konstantine Klioutchkine (Pomona College) Media Studies, Cultural

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For more information and registration, visit:

We are looking forward to see you in Leiden!

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

Contact: summerschool(removeme)
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:
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, August 10-15 2014
Please visit the website and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
RefNet Summer School on Psychological and Computational Models of Language, Edinburgh, UK, August 24-30 2014.
The RefNet Summer School on Psychological and Computational Models of
Language will run from 24-30 Aug, Edinburgh, UK.

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

Location: University of Edinburgh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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

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


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


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

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


The official language of the conference is English.


All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

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

The official TSD 2014 homepage is:


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

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

Plenary Speaker: Jeannette Schaeffer (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

Call for Papers:

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

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

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

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

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

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 May 2014
Notification of acceptance by: 15 June 2014
Conference “Learning Written Language : diversity of languages, uniqueness of disorders”, Strasbourg, December 3-5 2014
Call for Papers/Participation

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

We hope you'll join us in Canada!

Professor Terry Lamb

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

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

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

Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011

FIPLV website:
International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching:
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Project TWIDENTITY zoekt drie masterstudenten, Meertens Instituut
Project TWIDENTITY zoekt drie masterstudenten

Binnenkort gaat op het Meertens Instituut het door NWO gesubsidieerde project TWIDENTITY van start; de naam is een samentrekking van Twitter en identity. We gaan onderzoek doen naar de vraag in hoeverre er op Twitter sprake is van constructie van lokale en/of sociale identiteiten door taalgebruik.

We zoomen daarbij specifiek in op het gebruik van Limburgs dialect en Fries (in afwisseling met het Standaardnederlands, Engels etc.).

TWIDENTITY is een vervolgonderzoek op het project TINPOT (Taal, Identiteit, Netwerk en Produktgeruchten op Twitter) dat door de KNAW werd gefinancierd. Vanuit dit project is onder andere TweetGenie ontwikkeld ( die op basis van taalgebruik/taalgedrag op Nederlandse twitter-accounts het geslacht en de leeftijd raadt van twitteraars.

In TWIDENTITY willen we om te beginnen een taaldetector bouwen, die tweets in het Fries en Limburgs automatisch kan herkennen. Vervolgens willen we weten:

Zijn er twitteraars die altijd in de eigen streektaal twitteren? Zo ja, wat kan de reden hier van zijn? Zijn dit meer mannen of vrouwen, ouderen of jongeren?
Hoe vanzelfsprekend zijn het twitteren in de streektaal en de constructie van regionale identiteit met elkaar verbonden?
Bij welke twitteraars zien we code switching optreden? Waar kan code switching van afhankelijk zijn? De twitteraar, het publiek, leeftijd, geslacht, het onderwerp, privé mededelingen, of bij een bepaalde emotie?
Zijn er evidente verschillen tussen het twitteren in Fries en in Limburgs?

Het Meertens Instituut zoekt voor de duur van een half jaar drie studenten in hun master fase. Het gaat om twee (socio)linguisten en een programmeur, die bereid zijn van dit onderzoek een afstudeerwerkstuk te maken of er een Engelstalig artikel over te publiceren. Wij zoeken in concreto:

1. Een masterstudent (socio)linguistiek die belangstelling heeft voor Limburgs dialect. De student adviseert de programmeur bij het bouwen van tools, en doet onderzoek naar de constructie van identiteit op Twitter door taalgebruik. De opdracht wordt verstrekt als een betaalde stage voor 6 maanden, 500 euro bruto per maand bij een fulltime aanstelling.

2. Een masterstudent (socio)linguistiek die belangstelling heeft voor het Fries. De student adviseert de programmeur bij het bouwen van tools, en doet onderzoek naar de constructie van identiteit op Twitter door taalgebruik. De opdracht wordt verstrekt als een betaalde stage voor 6 maanden, 500 euro bruto per maand bij een fulltime aanstelling.

3. Een masterstudent computer science voor het programmeren van een taaldetector, en tools voor het analyseren van onderwerpen, emoties en identiteit. De opdracht wordt verstrekt als een betaalde stage voor 6 maanden, 1000 euro bruto per maand bij een fulltime aanstelling.

Het onderzoek vindt plaats in samenwerking met medewerkers van de afdeling Human Media Interaction van de Universiteit Twente, en met EUmedianet BV.

Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met:

Dr. Theo Meder ( Theo.Meder(removeme) 020-4628558

Meertens Instituut, Postbus 94264, 1090 GG Amsterdam
Two PhD Students at the Centre for Language Studies (0,8 - 1,0 fte), Radboud University Nijmegen, deadline: May 18 2014
Radboud University Nijmegen is a comprehensive university with a broad focus. It has a modern, green campus that boasts various state-of-the-art facilities. Radboud University emphasizes personal attention, intensive education and a strong sense of community. All in all, this results in high-quality education and research and interdisciplinary cooperation, which make Radboud University a successful university of international standing.

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

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

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

Descriptions of the themes can be found on the website of CLS: (

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

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

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

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions (

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

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

Would you like to know more?
Further information on: Faculty of Arts (

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

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

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

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

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

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

U kunt het aanmeldingsformulier downloaden op

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

Meer informatie?
Joachim HUET
020 531 95 46 – joachim.huet(removeme)
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Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching, LUCL Leiden, start: September 1, deadline: June 1 2014
Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching

Starting September 1, 2014 the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) at Leiden University has a full time position available for an Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Brazilian linguistics and language teaching, whose research should pay special attention to Brazilian Portuguese language variation in Latin America. The vacancy number is 14-129.


• Teaching and developing courses in Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition in the department Latin American Studies and the BA International Studies.
• Participation in developing the linguistics curriculum of LUCL, and implementation of innovative concepts for language teaching.
• Research in Brazilian linguistics and supervision of BA, MA and PhD students.
• Participation in ongoing research at LUCL, acquisition of research grants at the national and European level.
• Managerial responsibilities inside and outside of the department ( Latin American Studies) for Brazilian linguistics and and Brazilian Portuguese language teaching.


• A PhD in Brazilian Portuguese linguistics
• Experience with teaching Brazilian linguistics and Brazilian Portuguese language acquisition
• Proven didactic qualities (teaching evaluations)
• An interest in and preferably experience with research-driven teaching
• Excellent research qualities, and an active research profile in the study of Brazilian Portuguese linguistics
• Research experience in the study of Portuguese language variation in Latin America
• native or near native speaker of Brazilian Portuguese. Knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
• non-Dutch nationals are expected to fluently speak Dutch within two years after their appointment.

Upon appointment, depending on experience to date, the Lecturer may be required to enter a nationally standardized tertiary teaching skills certification trajectory (BKO or Basis Kwalificatie Onderwijs), successful completion of which is a condition for extensions and tenure.

The successful candidate will closely collaborate with other members of LUCL and especially with members of the department Latin American Studies who are involved in language teaching. The position is for 1,0 fte as Universitair Docent for two years, with the possibility of an extension for two more years. The salary depends on qualifications and experience and is ranges from €2.427,- to €4.462,- per month (salary scale 10 or 11), commensurate with qualifications, with additional holiday and end-of-year bonuses. Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Luz Rodrķguez-Carranza, Professor of Languages and Literatures of Latin America, email l.m.l.rodriguez(removeme) and/or Prof.dr. Johan Rooryck, Professor French Linguistics, email: j.e.c.v.rooryck(removeme)

Candidates should submit *one* PDF document named ‘Family name – Given name – vacancy number. This PDF should include:
• A motivation letter
• A detailed curriculum vitae, listing education and employment history, publications, grants and awards, etc.
• A teaching statement (a description of courses taught and teaching interest)
• A research agenda with clear potential for grant applications to external funding agencies
• Names, positions and contact information for two referees (no reference letters).

These documents should be submitted to: vacatureslucl(removeme), before 1 June 2014 at the latest, mentioning the vacancy number 14-129 in the subject line.
Assistent-In-Opleiding “Microcomparatieve syntaxis en meertaligheid” (1,0), Universiteit Utrecht, deadline: 2 juni 2014
Universiteit Utrecht/Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen/UiL-OTS

De Universiteit Utrecht, opgericht in 1636, is een internationaal vooraanstaande researchuniversiteit met een krachtige ambitie ten aanzien van onderwijskwaliteit en studiesucces. Aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zijn ongeveer 900 medewerkers en 7000 studenten verbonden. De faculteit omvat vier kennisdomeinen: filosofie en religiewetenschap, geschiedenis en kunstgeschiedenis, media- en cultuurwetenschappen, en talen, literatuur en communicatie. Met het onderwijs en onderzoek op deze gebieden wil de faculteit bijdragen aan een beter begrip van Nederland en Europa in een sterk veranderende maatschappelijke en culturele context.

De faculteit heeft vier departementen (ingedeeld naar kennisdomeinen), zes schools en onderzoeksinstituten. Het wetenschappelijk onderzoek is ondergebracht in vier instituten (ingebed in de departementen):
Instituut voor Cultuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek (ICON),
Onderzoekinstituut voor Filosofie en Religiewetenschap (OFR)
Onderzoekinstituut voor Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis (OGK)
Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS).
De Utrecht University Graduate School of Humanities waarborgt de hoogwaardige kwaliteit van het onderwijs voor onderzoeksmasterstudenten en promovendi.

De enthousiaste en betrokken collega’s en de uitstekende voorzieningen in de historische binnenstad van Utrecht, waar de faculteit is gehuisvest, zorgen voor een inspirerend werkklimaat. Bovendien biedt de Universiteit Utrecht aantrekkelijke arbeidsvoorwaarden.

Het UiL OTS is de thuisbasis van het taalkundig onderzoek in de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Utrecht. Het onderzoek van het UiL OTS richt zich op de structuur van taal als onderdeel van het menselijk denken, de cognitieve processen onderliggend aan taalverwerving en taalverwerking, en het gebruik van taal in communicatieve conteksten.

In het kader van het Europese project “Advancing the European Multilingual Experience (AThEME)” is bij het onderzoeksinstituut UiL OTS plaats voor:

1 Assistent-In-Opleiding “Microcomparatieve syntaxis en meertaligheid” (1,0)
startdatum 1-9-2014

Het AIO-project maakt deel uit van het project “Advancing The European Multilingual Experience (AThEME).” Dit is een groot Europees onderzoeksproject op het gebied van meertaligheid, waarin samengewerkt wordt tussen 17 Europese universiteiten. Het AThEME-project bestudeert meertaligheid vanuit een taalkundig, cognitief en sociologisch perspectief. Het AIO-project valt onder een van de 6 Work Packages van AThEME, namelijk “Regional languages in multilingual Europe: Linguistic resources in need of resourceful policies”. Onderzoek binnen dit Work Package richt zich onder meer op structuur en aard van taaldiversiteit en op de effecten van meertaligheid op de grammatica van regionale variėteiten (dialecten) en minderheidstalen.

De werkzaamheden van het AIO-project omvatten de volgende activiteiten:
• Het uitvoeren van syntactisch onderzoek naar microvariatie waarin Nederlandse dialecten en het Fries centraal staan. Het onderzoek bevindt zich bij voorkeur op het gebied van adjectivale woordgroepen (bijv. inflectieverschijnselen) of prepositionele woordgroepen maar is nadrukkelijk niet beperkt tot deze empirische domeinen.
• Het uitvoeren van onderzoek naar de invloed van taalcontact en meertaligheid op de (grammatische) verandering van dialecten/minderheidstalen.
• Het mee helpen ontwikkelen en inrichten van een linguļstische database.

Het theoretische kader van het project als geheel is dat van de generatieve taalkunde.

Een volledige beschrijving van het project AThEME kan worden gevonden op deze website:; klik op Activities/Projects en ga naar AThEME.

Het doel van de AIO-aanstelling is dat u een opleiding volgt tot wetenschappelijk onderzoeker die uitmondt in een dissertatie binnen een periode van 3,5 (maximaal 4) jaar bij 1,0 FTE. Als onderdeel van uw opleiding wordt u in de gelegenheid gesteld onderwijs te volgen binnen de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap.
Wij zoeken een promovendus met enthousiasme voor de taalwetenschappelijke vragen en grote bereidheid en vermogen tot nauwe samenwerking in teamverband.
Kandidaten dienen afgestudeerd te zijn in de taalwetenschap, neerlandistiek, of een andere taalstudie, aantoonbare affiniteit te hebben met de generatieve taalkunde (i.h.b. de generatieve syntaxis) en een uitstekende beheersing van het Nederlands en Engels te hebben. Tot aanbeveling strekt: ervaring met onderzoek naar microvariatie en/of ervaring met onderzoek naar meertaligheid/taalcontact. Zij die binnenkort afstuderen (maar tot een maand vóór de startdatum) kunnen ook solliciteren.

Wij bieden een aanstelling als AIO voor de duur van 18 maanden per 1 september 2014 met, na evaluatie, de mogelijkheid tot verlenging met nog eens maximaal 2,5 jaar (1,0 FTE). De omvang van de functie is 80 tot 100%. Uw salaris bedraagt in het eerste jaar €2.083,- bruto per maand en loopt op tot € 2.664,- bruto per maand in het vierde jaar (volgens de CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten) bij een volledige aanstelling. Daarnaast heeft de Universiteit Utrecht aantrekkelijke secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden, zoals 8% vakantiegeld en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering. Verder bieden wij goede pensioenvoorzieningen en flexibele arbeidsvoorwaarden.
Verder wordt u in de gelegenheid gesteld om u breed te ontwikkelen binnen de stimulerende en innovatieve onderzoeksomgeving van het onderzoeksinstituut UiL OTS en binnen de context van het Europese project AThEME. U zult onder meer deel kunnen nemen aan colleges van experts uit binnen- en buitenland en er zijn uitstekende mogelijkheden voor congresbezoek. Tevens zijn er ruime experimentele en informatiseringsvoorzieningen.

Heeft u belangstelling? Dan kunt u voor nadere inlichtingen contact opnemen met prof. dr. N. Corver; telefoon (030)253 8240; n.f.m.corver(removeme) Verdere informatie over het project kunt u vinden op de website:; klik op Activities/Projects en ga naar AThEME.

Voor algemene informatie over de aio-positie kunt u ook contact opnemen met de onderzoekscoördinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telefoon (030) 253 6183, e-mail m.schoorlemmer at U kunt ook onze website bezoeken:

Uw sollicitatie gaat vergezeld van een uitgebreid curriculum vitae en twee referenties (of evt. naam en e-mail adres van twee referenten), een scriptie / MA-thesis (of ander geschreven werk indien nog niet afgerond) en een lijst van gevolgde cursussen en behaalde resultaten.
Click on the link below to open the application form on the Utrecht University website:
Apply through the Utrecht University vacancy site (search "academic" + "Humanities")

Uw sollicitatie moet bij ons binnen zijn voor 2 juni 2014.
Sollicitatiegesprekken staan gepland op 16 juni 2014.
Geen acquisitie naar aanleiding van deze advertentie.
Two (at least) PhDs in language acquisition at Lancaster University, UK, various deadlines
Two Fully Funded PhD Projects in early language learning for EU/UK students

Psychology at Lancaster has two fully funded vacancies for PhD students, funded through the new ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD), a multi-million pound collaboration between the Universities of Lancaster, Liverpool, and Manchester. The studentship benefits from the vibrant environment of the LuCiD Centre, including opportunities to travel to international laboratories, training in a range of psychological and neurophysiological techniques, frequent research and public engagement meetings, and support from a large team of researchers in language acquisition.

One PhD will investigate language-specific and general-purpose learning mechanisms contributing to early language acquisition, the second will investigate how children understand how words refer to objects and actions in the environment, using EEG techniques with infants.

For more information and details on the application process, please see:

Three Fully Funded PhD Projects in any area of Psychology for all students

Lancaster University has three further PhD studentship vacancies in addition, open to all applicants - please see: for more details
Calls for papers for events
Call for papers: Conference Variation in Language Acquisition (ViLA2), Grenoble, France, December 3-5 2014, deadline: May 18 2014
Variation in language acquisition (ViLA2)
Grenoble, France, 3-5 December 2014


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

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

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

English and French are the working languages of the conference.

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

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

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
September 17-18, 2014

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

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

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

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

Submission details

Submit an abstract of maximally 400 words by e-mail to on or before Sunday June 1, 2014.

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

Important dates

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

Invited speakers

Hans Goebl
University of Salzburg

John Nerbonne
University of Groningen

Bettina Speckmann
Eindhoven University of Technology

Organizing committee

Sjef Barbiers, sjef.barbiers(removeme) Marc van Oostendorp, marc.van.oostendorp(removeme)
Gertjan Postma, gertjan.postma(removeme) Erik Tjong Kim Sang,
Third and Final Call for Course and Workshop Proposals ESSLLI 2015, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, August 3-14 2015, deadline: June 1 2014
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals
27th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information
Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
August 3-14, 2015


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


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

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

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


Each proposal should fall under one of the following categories.

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Proposals must be submitted in PDF format via:

and include all of the following:

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

b. General proposal information: Title, category

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

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

Programme Committee

Chair: Achim Jung (Birmingham)

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

For more details concerning the venue, abstract submission guidelines and post-conference publication please visit CECIL'S 4 website at:
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:

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

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

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

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

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

Het aanvraagformulier en nadere informatie over de voorwaarden en toekenningen rond deze beurzen vindt u op de webpagina van het Van Goghprogramma.
Voor meer informatie kunt u ook contact opnemen met ondergetekende via het contactformulier.
2nd Call for papers: Round Table Forensic Linguistics, Mainz, Germany, September 5-7 2014, deadline: June 15 2014
2nd Call for Papers:
Round Table Forensic Linguistics,
Germanic Society for Forensic Linguistics (GSFL),
September 5-7 2014,
Mainz, Germany;
Deadline for abstracts: June 15, 2014
Call for papers: Anéla studiedag Taal en Onderwijs, Universiteit Utrecht, 31 oktober 2014, deadline: 20 juni 2014
Anéla Najaarsstudiedag 2014
Taal en Onderwijs
Stand van zaken anno 2014

Vrijdag 31 oktober 2014, Universiteit Utrecht

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

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

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

Belangrijke data

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

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

Yours faithfully,
LingBaW 2014 organizing committee:

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

Woansdei 10, tongersdei 11 en freed 12 desimber 2014

Oankundiging en oprop foar lźzingen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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), tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915) of Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme), tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037).

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

20ste Fries Filologencongres

Woensdag 10, donderdag 11 en vrijdag 12 december 2014

Aankondiging en oproep voor lezingen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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), tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915) of Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme), tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037).

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

20th Frisian Philologists’ Conference

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

Announcement and Call for Papers

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

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

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

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

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

Please submit abstracts by email to: jspoelstra(removeme)

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), tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915 / 2131414) or Mr Willem Visser (email: wvisser(removeme); tel. (0031)-(0)58-2343037 / 2131414).

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


Friesischer Philologenkongress

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

Anmeldung und Aufforderung, Vorträge einzureichen

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

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

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

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

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

Einreichen können Sie Ihren Vortragsentwurf bei: jspoelstra(removeme)

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); tel. (0031)-(0)58-2336915 / 2131414) oder Willem Visser (e-mail: wvisser(removeme); 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) 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)
• Website:

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)
Presentatie Faces of Science, KNAW Genootschap, Amsterdam, 3 juni 2014
Presentatie Faces of Science

Op de website Faces of Science krijgen jonge wetenschappers een gezicht. Dertig onderzoekers die met een promotie bezig zijn laten zien wat de dagelijkse praktijk is van het werken in de wetenschap en wat hen motiveert. Hoe ziet je leven er uit als jeer voor kiest om wetenschappelijk onderzoek te gaan doen? We gaan deze faces of science tijdens en vlak na hun promotie volgen, en willen daarmee studenten en leerlingen uit 5 en 6 vwo een realistisch inkijkje geven in het bestaan van een wetenschapper.

3 juni 2014, 14.30
17.00 uur

Het Trippenhuis,
Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam

Op de website
Faces of Science, een onderdeel van,
laten uiteindelijk dertig jonge wetenschappers aan de hand van filmpjes, blogs, artikelen, en nog veel meer de bezoekers de wereld van de wetenschap ontdekken. We presenteren de
website aan iedereen die voor de keuze van een carričre in de wetenschap staat, en voor iedereen die daarbij adviseert.

Op het programma:

Rondleiding door de website.

Studenten en leerlingen stellen vragen aan de nieuwe gezichten van de
wetenschap, onder leiding van Sandra Rottenberg.

High Tea Meet & Greet, maak kennis en stel je vragen aan Faces of Science!
Oproep Ammodo KNAW Award, deadline indienen nominaties: 16 juni 2014
Stichting Ammodo en de Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW) nodigen u van harte uit om wetenschappers te nomineren voor de eerste editie van de Ammodo KNAW Award voor ongebonden fundamentele wetenschap.

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

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

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

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

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

Meer informatie