November 14th, 2014

LOT Announcements / events
Wisseling directeuren LOT en UiL OTS
Per 1 februari 2015 wordt Prof. dr. Frank Wijnen de nieuwe onderzoeksdirecteur van het Utrecht institute of Linguistics (UiL OTS). Hij volgt Prof. dr. Henriette de Swart op, die deze functie vanaf september 2011 vervuld heeft. Bijzonder aan deze opvolging is dat het echt om een directeurswisseling gaat: Henriette de Swart volgt namelijk op haar beurt Frank Wijnen op. Zij wordt per 1 februari directeur van de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT), waarvan Utrecht penvoerder is.

Departementshoofd prof. dr. Ted Sanders: “We zijn Henriette de Swart dankbaar voor het vele werk dat ze de afgelopen drie jaar heeft verricht. Zij heeft onder meer UiL OTS succesvol door de onderzoekvisitatie geloodst. Ook heeft zij zich voortdurend ingespannen voor de verdere ontwikkeling van het taalwetenschappelijk onderzoek; LOT kan zich gelukkig prijzen met deze ervaren directeur. Ik kijk zeer uit naar de samenwerking met Frank Wijnen als onderzoeksdirecteur. Ook hij heeft eerder als bestuurder al laten zien wat hij waard is, en brengt vanuit een voormalig onderwijsdirecteurschap van Moderne Talen een brede visie op het domein van TLC met zich mee.”
LOT's twenty-year anniversary party!
LOT exists twenty years and you are all cordially invited to celebrate this with us!

The precise program will be announced later, but please mark January 15 2015 in your agenda.
Location: Amsterdam, Time: appr. 5 p.m.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there!
Registration LOT Winterschool in Amsterdam is open until December 1, so register now!
The next LOT Winter School will take place January 12-23 2015, and will be hosted by the ACLC, University of Amsterdam. Registration is open until December 1st. A summary can be found below.

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 ( www.lotschool.nl) to see whether you can participate or not.

The registration form and other info can be found online:
www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2015_Winterschool_Amsterdam_UvA/registration/

We hope to see you all in Amsterdam!


Courses week 1 (Jan 12-16, 2015)

09.00 - 11.00:
Mechanisms of Language Change
Hendrik De Smet

Linguistic Research using CLARIN
Jan Odijk and guest teachers

Interaction and Cognition
Tom Koole

11.15 - 13.15:
Psycholinguistics: Speech Errors and Monitoring of Speech
Robert Hartsuiker

Language and Music
Evelina Fedorenko

Usage-based Grammar
Timothy Colleman

14.15 - 16.15:

Neurobiology of Language
Peter Hagoort

Macroscale Microsyntactic Variation
Sjef Barbiers

Evolution of Speech
Bart De Boer

Schultink Lecture by Evelina Fedorenko: Wednesday January 14, 16.30


Courses week 2 (Jan 19-23, 2015)

09.00 - 11.00:

First Language Attrition
Monika Schmid

Phrase Structure and Functional Categories
David Adger

Language Acquisition: Learning Grammatical Constructions
Anna Theakston

11.15 - 13.15:

Critical Sociolinguistics
Leonie Cornips &Vincent De Rooij

An Integrative Approach to Language Acquisition
Charles Yang

Experimental Semantics and Pragmatics
Rick Nouwen& Yaron McNabb

14.15 - 16.15:

Language Acquisition: Sociocognitive Development and Input
Aylin Küntay

Using Dutch Treebanks in Linguistics
Gertjan Van Noord

Sociohistorical Linguistics
Salikoko Mufwene

Research Discussion Groups: Charles Yang; Salikoko Mufwene
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 16.30-18.30


NOTE:
No LOT school dinner will be held in week 1. Instead, a LOT ANNIVERSARY EVENT event will be organized on Thursday January the 15th, in honour of the 20st anniversary of LOT! More information will follow on our website soon. All participants, including participants of week 2, are cordially invited to join!


Take a look at our Facebook page as well: www.facebook.com/LOTwinter2015 .
LOT hererkend door de ECOS/KNAW
Op 10 juli jongstleden hebben wij het bericht ontvangen dat de Erkenningscommissie Onderzoekscholen (ECOS) van de KNAW de hererkenningsaanvraag van LOT heeft gehonoreerd.

De Erkenningscommissie Onderzoekscholen toetst onderzoekscholen op kwaliteitscriteria op het gebied van onderwijs en onderzoek. De ECOS heeft een positief eindoordeel uitgesproken over de onderzoekschool LOT en heeft besloten de onderzoekschool te hererkennen voor de komende zes jaar (2014-2020).

Zie de link www.knaw.nl/nl/thematisch/kwaliteit/kwaliteitsoordelen/erkende-onderzoekscholen/op-jaar-van-her-erkenning voor een overzicht van de erkende onderzoekscholen.
Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen
Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/vakgebieden/taalwetenschappen

Actueel:

Niet leuker, wel makkelijker!
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/niet-leuker-wel-makkelijker
Uitgevers van schoolboeken doen vaak hun uiterste om teksten op te leuken met vrolijke plaatjes en spannende verhalen. Maar leerlingen zitten daar helemaal niet op te wachten. Die willen gewoon een makkelijk leesbare tekst waarin informatie op een compacte manier wordt gepresenteerd. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van Gerdineke van Silfhout. Ze promoveerde deze week aan de Universiteit Utrecht.

Meer aandacht voor gebarentaal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/meer-aandacht-voor-gebarentaal
Op 9 oktober vond voor het eerst in de Nederlandse geschiedenis een oratie plaats in gebarentaal. Beppie van den Bogaerde pleitte in gebaren voor meer aandacht voor Nederlandse Gebarentaal (NGT) in het onderwijs. Ook kinderen met een cochleair implantaat hebben recht op gebarentaal, aldus de hoogleraar. Omdat deze kinderen vaak slechthorend blijven, is gesproken taal voor hen nog steeds niet altijd het optimale communicatiemiddel.

Wat kan botst vaak met wat mag
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/wat-kan-botst-vaak-met-wat-mag
Taalkundige Jan Stroop staat bekend als ontdekker van het Poldernederlands: het verschijnsel dat de tweeklanken ei/ij, ui en au/ou door steeds meer Nederlanders uitgesproken worden met wijd gesperde mond, wat resulteert in aai, ou en aau. Onlangs verscheen zijn boek Die taal, die weet wat.

Hersenen groeien bij het leren van tweede taal
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/hersenen-groeien-bij-het-leren-van-tweede-taal
Bij het leren van een tweede taal groeien je hersenen. Dat ontdekten Zweedse onderzoekers aan de hand van hersenscans van tweedetaalleerders. De groei werd met name gevonden in de hippocampus en delen van de hersenschors. Bij Alzheimerpatiėnten zijn deze hersengebieden juist aangetast. De resultaten sluiten daarom aan bij studies die cognitieve voordelen van meertaligheid aantonen.
Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
MPI Formal Colloquium by Merideth Gattis, Nijmegen, November 18 2014
Speaker: Merideth Gattis
Cardiff University, UK
psych.cf.ac.uk/contactsandpeople/academics/gattis.php


Title: The Active Child and Early Language Development
Abstract:
Historically, theories of human development have differed in the extent to which children are viewed as active contributors to their own development versus the product of social environments. The construct of joint attention implicitly incorporates the notion of an active child because joint attention episodes involve active engagement with a social partner, such as a parent, and some third entity, such as a toy or another person. Numerous longitudinal studies have now established that joint attention is an important precursor ability to language development. However, the nature of the study designs and measurement tools in these studies has often led to an entity-like conceptualization of joint attention abilities rather than an activity-based conceptualization. In this talk, I will describe and evaluate various ways in which infants can be active contributors to early language development through joint attention. My aims are 1) to identify specific, active infant behaviours, 2) to identify specific, active parental behaviours, and 3) to compare the relative contributions of each to early language development. I will draw on analyses from First Steps, a longitudinal study of infants from birth to 18 months (N=39) that included at-home diaries and structured parent report as well as naturalistic observations. The first set of analyses I will present evaluates and confirms that infant self-locomotion contributes to early vocabulary development. The second set of analyses I will present evaluates and confirms that infant following of maternal attention contributes to vocabulary development. Finally, I will discuss how each of these infant contributions to language development interact with, and go beyond, maternal contributions.

Date: Tuesday, 18 November, 2014
Time: 15h45
Place: MPI, Colloquium Room 163
Wundtlaan 1
6525 XD Nijmegen


Open to public, drinks afterwards.

www.mpi.nl/events/mpi-colloquium-series/mpi-colloquium-series-2014/tuesday-november-18
Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice.
It is therefore advisable to confirm dates: +31 (0)24 3521 911
Updated schedule Syntax-Interface Meetings, Utrecht University
Our syntax-interface meetings resume again on September 22, with many great talks! We added some additional talks to the schedule, so save the dates!

November 24: Eric Hoekstra - Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06;
December 8: Olaf Koeneman & Margreet van Koert - Location: Utrecht University, Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06.

The meetings are planned on Mondays from 15.30 till 17.00.
For more information on our meetings, please check our website ( uilotssyntaxif.wordpress.com/). Here you can sign up for our newsletter where we will publish the abstracts of the talks in due time.

We look forward to seeing you again this season!

Kind regards,

The organisers
CLS colloquium "Advances in sign language linguistics", Nijmegen, 20 november 2014
The next CLS colloquium will be on Thursday November 20, 2014.

The title of the CLS colloquium is "Advances in sign language linguistics" by Richard Bank, Inge Zwitserlood, Els van der Kooij and Johan Ros (PI Group: Sign Language Linguistics)

Date: 20.11.2014
Time: 16:00
Place: TvA 8k16 (Thomas van Aquinostraat 8, Nijmegen)


Abstract

The PI group “Sign Language Linguistics” focuses on the linguistic analysis of Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT), on creating resources and technologies for studying sign languages, and on activities to the benefit of the deaf community. Each of these three strands will be exemplified in this colloquium presentation.

First of all, we will present a one-year “Digging into Data” project, a collaboration with University College London which aims to create annotation standards for sign language corpora and produce comparable data sets for two sign languages (BSL and NGT) — a novelty world-wide.

Secondly, we will discuss a NWO project that started this year that aims to investigate morphological patterns in the NGT lexicon and their relation to models of phonology, morphology, and iconicity. An initial study in this project will be reported on, showing how meaningful sign components are used in the formation of new signs.

Finally, we present an Alfa Meerwaarde project that aims to create a website to inform hearing parents of deaf children about deaf lives and the need for visual communication and bilingual (sign/spoken) development.



For more information, please visit:
www.ru.nl/cls/colloquium/
Language and Speech Colloquium 'Identifying the person behind the language', Radboud University Nijmegen, November 26 2014
Language and Speech Colloquium

Radboud University Nijmegen

speakers:
1. Ben Verhoeven MSc. (Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics Research Centre, University of Antwerpen)
2. Dong Nguyen MSc. (Human Media Interaction, University of Twente / Meertens instituut)
3. dr. Dolf Trieschnigg (Human Media Interaction, University of Twente)
topic: Identifying the person behind the language
time: Wednesday 26 November, 10:45 – 12:30
place: Erasmusplein 1 (Erasmus building), room E 2.51, Nijmegen


10.45h Textual Personality Prediction: State of the Art and New Insights
Ben Verhoeven MSc. (Computational Linguistics & Psycholinguistics Research Centre, University of Antwerpen)

Personality is a rather interesting human trait to be investigating, since it can explain most of the long-term stability of our life satisfaction. Given that it is most visible during social interaction and communication, research has begun focusing on detecting cues of personality in language use. This talk will provide a state of the art of the research on textual personality prediction, touching upon the typologies of personality and available corpora. Furthermore, we will present recent and ongoing work at CLiPS in which we explore the use of ensemble methods for better prediction as well as the interaction of personality and deception in writing style.


11.20h Why Gender and Age Prediction from Tweets is Hard: Lessons from a Crowdsourcing Experiment
Dong Nguyen MSc. (Human Media Interaction, University of Twente / Meertens instituut)
There is a growing interest in automatically predicting the gender and age of authors from texts. However, most research so far have ignored that language is a social phenomenon. We combine insights from sociolinguistics with data collected through an online game, to underline the importance of approaching age and gender as social variables rather than static biological variables. Our findings highlight the limitations of current approaches to gender and age prediction from texts.


11.55h Duckhunt - finding and analyzing dialect tweets
dr. Dolf Trieschnigg (Human Media Interaction, University of Twente)

The Twidentity project studies the use of dialect on Twitter. Many Dutch Twitter users are multilingual and their twitter usage is not restricted to Dutch. In the provinces Friesland and Limburg Twitter users also use its regional languages. Why and how frequently do these users switch to a different language? In this presentation we will present preliminary results on different techniques to collect dialect tweets, to carry out language identification, and give a sneak preview into the topics typically associated with dialect tweets.
Colloquium on Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Complexity in Second Language Research, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, December 19 2014
Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to a colloquium on Cross-Linguistic Aspects of Complexity in Second Language Research. The event will take place on the 19th of december, from 9am until 6pm, at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Key issues relating to linguistic complexity will be discussed in a series of presentations, with Gabriele Pallotti (UniMoRe) and Benedikt Szmreczanyi (KU Leuven) as keynote presenters.
Participation is free of charge, but the number of places is limited. Could you please confirm your participation to Bastien De Clercq (bastien.de.clercq(removeme)vub.ac.be) or Manon Buysse (manon.buysse(removeme)vub.ac.be)?


Kind regards,

Bastien De Clercq (VUB)
Manon Buysse (VUB)
Alex Housen (VUB)
Michel Pierrard (VUB)
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Students' Conference on Linguistics, Hamburg, November 20-23 2014
We?d like to invite you to the 56. Students? Conference on Linguistics
(short: ?StuTS?) which will take place from November 20th to 23rd in Hamburg (Arrival day: 19th).
The ?StUTS? is a biannually held Conference organized by and for students at different universities. Every semester, there are about
150 participants from various universities and colleges from all over Europe ? anyone interested in linguistics can join.
The programme consists mainly of student talks ? anyone (who wants to) is given the possibility to present their own project, research or paper, or give a language tutorial. Usually, a variety of different linguistic disciplines are present: historical and comparative linguistics, German studies, Roman languages, English, sign languages, Sinology, computer linguistics, textlinguistics, phonetics, semantics, clinical linguistics, pragmatics, language psychology, communication studies, and many more.
Furthermore, there will be intriguing keynote presentations by professors from Hamburg University, and of course there will be time for some fun free-time activities, to get to know each other and also the beautiful city.
First and foremost, the conference offers the possibility to gather some experience in giving a scientific talk, to present and discuss your own ideas with interested peers, to get to know other related fields of linguistic research and to develop creative new approaches for the future. Some of you may even be interested in discovering Hamburg University as a place to study.
It would be cool if you could tell students from your university about the ?StuTS?. You can register online on www.stuts56.wordpress.com, where we also put up some information on travel, accommodation, the programme, etc.
Hoping to welcome some of you in November in Hamburg, Best

Tanja Stevanovic
(on behalf of the organization committee of the 56. StuTS in Hamburg)

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56. StuTS in Hamburg
19.-23. November 2014
www.stuts56.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/groups/695171640536557/
8ste Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw, Universiteit Utrecht, 28 november 2014
8ste Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw

Datum: vrijdag 28 november 2014
Locatie: Universiteit Utrecht, Drift 21, zaal 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal)
Tijdstip: 9.30 -17.30 uur

Nieuwe website: www.meertens.knaw.nl/dagnederlandsezinsbouw

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieėn) in debat gaan over prominente thema’s die betrekking hebben op de zinsbouw van het Nederlands. In deze achtste editie (DNZ 8) komen drie thema’s aan bod die steeds vanuit verschillende theoretische kaders bekeken worden om zo een indruk te krijgen van de overeenkomsten en verschillen.

Thema’s

Ingebedde V1-zinnen
BAREND BEEKHUIZEN (Universiteit Utrecht):
V1-bijzinnen: verbonden in vorm, verdeeld in functie
SASKIA DAALDER (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam):
De interpretatie van V1-conditionals: beschrijving in het kader van de relevantietheorie

Adverbiale bepalingen
NORBERT CORVER (Universiteit Utrecht):
Over de geleedheid van adverbiale expressies
LOTTE HOGEWEG (Radboud Universiteit):
De pragmatiek van adverbiale bepalingen

Lange-afstandsafhankelijkheden
EEFJE BOEF (Universiteit Utrecht) & TANJA TEMMERMANS (KU Leuven, campus Brussel):
Lange-afstandsafhankelijkheden in Generatieve Grammatica
REMI VAN TRIJP (Sony CSL Parijs):
Tijd om de syntactische boom om te hakken: Lange-afstands-afhankelijkheden zonder transformaties of filler-gaps


Deelname aan de dag is gratis
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.

Website
www-irma.u-strasbg.fr/~teyssier/langec/index.php?&lang=en&m0=0&m1=5&m1=0&mdepth=1&

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
3rd International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing, Granada, Spain, December 9-11 2014
3rd International Conference on the Theory and Practice of Natural Computing

TPNC 2014

Granada, Spain

December 9-11, 2014

Organised by:

Soft Computing and Intelligent Information Systems (SCI2S) University of Granada

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

grammars.grlmc.com/tpnc2014/

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PROGRAM

Tuesday, December 9

9:00 - 10:00 Registration

10:00 - 10:15 Opening

10:15 - 11:05 Marco Dorigo: Swarm Intelligence - Invited Lecture

11:05 - 11:35 Coffee Break

11:35 - 13:15

Rusinš Freivalds: Ultrametric Vs. Quantum Query Algorithms

Peter Niebert and Mathieu Caralp: Cellular Programming

Kiyoharu Tagawa and Shoichi Harada: Multi-Noisy-objective Optimization Based on Prediction of Worst-Case Performance

Paulo Urbano, Enrique Naredo, and Leonardo Trujillo: Generalization in Maze Navigation using Grammatical Evolution and Novelty Search

13:15 - 14:45 Lunch

14:45 - 16:00

Simon Bin, Sebastian Volke, Gerik Scheuermann, and Martin Middendorf:
Comparing the Optimization Behaviour of Heuristics with Topology Based Visualization

José Matķas Cutillas Lozano and Domingo Giménez: Parameterized Message-Passing Metaheuristic Schemes on a Heterogeneous Computing System

Jonathan Gutierrez, Megan Sorenson, and Eva Strawbridge: Modeling Fluid Flow Induced by C. elegans Swimming at Low Reynolds Number

16:00 - 18:00 Touristic visit

Wednesday, December 10

9:00 - 9:50 Kalyanmoy Deb: Multi-Criterion Problem Solving: A Niche for
Natural Computing Methods - Invited Lecture

9:50 - 10:05 Break

10:05 - 11:20

Mohammad Ali Javaheri Javid, Mohammad Majid al-Rifaie, and Robert Zimmer:
Detecting Symmetry in Cellular Automata Generated Patterns Using Swarm Intelligence

Edward Kent, Jason A. D. Atkin, and Rong Qu: Vehicle Routing in a Forestry Commissioning Operation Using Ant Colony Optimisation

Michel Boyer and Tal Mor: Extrapolated States, Void States, and a Huge Novel Class of Distillable Entangled States

11:20 - 11:50 Coffee Break and Group Photo

11:50 - 13:05

Vinay K. Gautam, Eugen Czeizler, Pauline C. Haddow, and Martin Kuiper:
Design of a Minimal System for Self-replication of Rectangular Patterns of DNA Tiles

Naya Nagy and Marius Nagy: Unconditionally Secure Quantum Bit Commitment Protocol Based on Incomplete Information

Marcos Villagra and Tomoyuki Yamakami: Quantum and Reversible Verification of Proofs Using Constant Memory Space

13:05 - 14:35 Lunch

14:35 - 15:50

Henning Bordihn, Paolo Bottoni, Anna Labella, and Victor Mitrana: Solving 2D-Pattern Matching with Networks of Picture Processors

Clelia De Felice, Rocco Zaccagnino, and Rosalba Zizza: Unavoidable Sets and Regularity of Languages Generated by (1,3)-Circular Splicing Systems

Kaoru Fujioka: A Two-Dimensional Extension of Insertion Systems

15:50 - 16:05 Break

16:05 - 16:35 Special session

Thursday, December 11

9:00 - 9:50 Francisco Herrera: Bioinspired Real Parameter Optimization:
Where We Are and What's Next - Invited Lecture

9:50 - 10:05 Break

10:05 - 11:20

Muhammad Marwan Muhammad Fuad: Differential Evolution-Based Weighted Combination of Distance Metrics for k-means Clustering

Sergio Santander-Jiménez and Miguel A. Vega-Rodrķguez: Inferring Multiobjective Phylogenetic Hypotheses by Using a Parallel Indicator-Based Evolutionary Algorithm

Jean-Philippe Bernard, Benjamin Gilles, and Christophe Godin: Combining Finite Element Method and L-Systems Using Natural Information Flow Propagation to Simulate Growing Dynamical Systems

11:20 - 11:50 Coffee Break

11:50 - 13:05

Abdoulaye Sarr, Alexandra Fronville, and Vincent Rodin: Morphogenesis Model for Systematic Simulation of Forms' Co-evolution with Constraints :
Application to Mitosis

Jirķ Šķma: The Power of Extra Analog Neuron

Zheng Yan, Xinyi Le, and Jun Wang: Model Predictive Control of Linear Parameter Varying Systems Based on a Recurrent Neural Network

13:05 - 13:15 Closing
Symposium 'Historical sociolinguistics: (inter)national perspectives', Leiden University, December 19 2014
19 December 2014: Historical sociolinguistics: (inter) national perspectives
On 19 December 2014, Marijke van der Wal, professor in the History of Dutch at Leiden University, will deliver her farewell lecture. Prior to the lecture, the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics and the department of Dutch Language and Culture will organize a farewell symposium.

Programme

13.30 Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki)
Historical Sociolinguistics on the North Sea Littoral

14.00 Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Universiteit Leiden)
“Ik wacht nog op een mooie dag om naar Kew te gaan”: Belle van Zuylen’s English

14.30 Wim Vandenbussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Colouring “white spots in language history”: The Importance of Letters as Loot for the Historiography of Dutch

Venue
The symposium will take place in the Academy Building of Leiden University in the Klein Auditorium on the second floor. The Academy Building is located at Rapenburg 67-73 in the centre of Leiden.

Contact
If you’d like to attend the symposium, please send an email to Gijsbert Rutten at g.j.rutten(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
BHL (Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World), Leiden, January 14-16 2015
For more information please see:
www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/bhl-2014.htmlhttp://www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/conferences/upcoming-conferences/bhl-2014.html
Norwegian Graduate Student conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP), Tromsų, Norway, January 22-23 2015
Norwegian Graduate Student conference in Linguistics and Philology (NoSLiP)

Tromsų, January 22-23, 2015


Call for Papers
Call Deadline: October 24, 2014


Organizer: The Norwegian Graduate Researcher School in Linguistics and Philology

This first edition will be hosted by UiT, The Arctic University of Norway on January 22-23, 2015, giving you a rare opportunity to see both the first rays of the Arctic Sun and the occasional display of Northern Lights.

The conference is open to all graduate students in linguistics and philology, from both Norway and abroad, provided they have not defended a PhD by October 24th, 2014. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint presentation per author.

We welcome abstracts in all areas of linguistics. The pool of topics includes: syntax, semantics, phonology, morphology, phonetics, language acquisition, psycholinguistics, cognitive linguistics, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, multilingualism, language policies, translation studies, computational linguistics, diachronic linguistics, classical philology etc.

Talks will have a 20+10 format, and will be organized in parallel sessions, depending on the number of accepted speakers.

Submission guidelines

Abstracts should be:

written in English;
no longer than 2 pages, including references, tables, and illustrations;
12 pt. Times New Roman, 1.5 line spacing;
saved as a .pdf file;
submitted electronically via our EasyAbs page.

Submissions must be anonymous and should not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any form.

Important Dates:

Submission deadline: October 24, 2014
Notification of acceptance: November 21, 2014
Conference date: January 22-23, 2015

Invited speakers:

Eystein Dahl (UiT)
Dag Haug (UiO)
Kenneth Hyltenstam (Stockholm University)
TBA

Inquiries about submission procedures or other matters should be directed to: noslip(removeme)hsl.uit.no.

For more info, please see:
castl.uit.no/index.php/conferences/noslip
Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction, CLCG, Groningen, 23 januari 2015
For more information, please see: gsli.nl/
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:

fiplv.com/world-congresses

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
Vivantes)
Chief Editor, International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching School of Education The Education Building
388 Glossop Road
Sheffield
S10 2JA

Tel: (+)44 (0)114 222 8118
Fax: (+)44 (0)114 222 8105
www.shef.ac.uk/education/staff/academic/lambt.html
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Times Higher Education University of the Year 2011

FIPLV website: www.fiplv.com/
International Journal of Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching:
www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1750-1229&linktype=1
< www.tandf.co.uk/journals/journal.asp?issn=1750-1229&linktype=1>
10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, USA, May 20-24 2015.
Dear all,
We are pleased to share with you that Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be hosting the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism from May 20-24, 2015. The theme is "uncovering multilingualism."

Abstract submission for individual presentations and thematic sessions is now open, through September 15, 2014. Please see the attached Call for Papers for further details. Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair (www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isb10).

For more information, please visit the ISB10 website ( isb10.rutgers.edu).

We hope to see you in New Brunswick, NJ for ISB10 next year!
Italian Dialect Meeting 2015 and CIDSM X, Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, June 22-24 2015
We are happy to announce that the next
ITALIAN DIALECT MEETING and CIDSM X
will be held at the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics on June 22-24, 2015.

The study of Italian dialects has gained more and more importance over the last few years. This meeting wishes to bring together linguists from diverse theoretical frameworks working on any aspect of Italian dialects.
The conference will be complemented by a roundtable on the status of Italian dialectological studies, which will aim at answering the following questions: Where are we headed? What have we achieved and what is still missing?

Students are particularly encouraged to apply and should indicate their status on the abstract. Slots will be reserved for students, to give them the opportunity to present their research to an audience of specialists.
The conference languages are English, Italian and Dutch.

Siamo lieti di annunciare che
l’ITALIAN DIALECT MEETING 2015 CON CIDSM X
sarą ospitato dal Leiden University Centre for Linguistics dal 22 al 24 giugno 2015.

Lo studio dei dialetti italiani ha assunto un rilievo sempre maggiore in ambito linguistico internazionale. Questo convegno si prefigge di ospitare una piattaforma di discussione e scambio tra dialettologi italiani appartenenti a scuole di pensiero diverse, allo scopo di integrare descrizione e teoria dei fenomeni studiati.

Il convegno sarą concluso da una tavola rotonda sullo stato degli studi dialettologici italiani, durante la quale si dibatterą su quello che si č raggiunto e quello che c’č ancora da capire e da fare per gli studi di dialettologia.

Gli studenti avranno degli spazi a loro riservati nel programma, e sono particolarmente incoraggiati a presentare il proprio lavoro, indicando lo stato di studenti sull’abstract.
Le lingue ufficiali del convegno sono l’italiano e l’inglese

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS /RELATORI INVITATI
Tullio De Mauro
Gabriele Iannąccaro
Michele Loporcaro
Gianna Marcato
Joan Mascaró
Ian Roberts
Michela Russo

CALL FOR PAPERS
Abstracts on all areas of Italian dialectological studies will be considered for presentation. There will also be a poster session. If you prefer to submit your abstract only for the poster session, please indicate that on the abstract.
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks, plus 10 for questions (or for the poster session). Each author can send maximum two abstracts, single-authored or joint.

DEADLINE
Abstracts should reach us no later than February 28, 2015. Speakers will be notified of the results of their abstract review by March 31, 2015.

ABSTRACT GUIDELINES
Authors are asked to submit their abstracts via EasyAbstracts at the following link: .
The abstracts should include the title but not author name(s). Abstracts should be no more than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point type.

Practical info, registration, program:
hum.leiden.edu/lucl/italian-dialect-meeting/
email: dialetti(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl.
INVIO DI RIASSUNTI

Si invitano proposte di relazioni, sotto forma di riassunto anonimo, su ogni aspetto della dialettologia italiana. Č prevista anche una sessione dedicata ai poster. Se si desidera presentare un poster ma non essere considerati per la presentazione orale lo si specifichi sulla proposta.
Le presentazioni avranno durata di 20 minuti, pił 10 minuti per le domande.
Ciascun autore puņ presentare al massimo due proposte (individuali o insieme ad altri autori).

SCADENZA
I riassunti dovranno essere inviati entro e non oltre il 28 febbraio 2015. La decisione della commissione selezionatrice verrą notificata entro il 31 marzo.

CARATTERISTICHE DEI RIASSUNTI
I riassunti vanno inviati in forma anonima (senza quindi indicare il proprio nome o la propria affiliazione nel testo) attraverso Easy Abstract, a questo link:.
Le proprie generalitą vanno indicate nelle pagine dedicate di Easy Abstract.
I riassunti dovranno avere una lunghezza massima di due pagine, inclusi esempi e riferimenti bibliografici, con carattere 12. Poiché le proposte verranno giudicati da una commissione esterna, si prega di non limitarsi ad indicare solo l’argomento che si intende trattare, ma di spiegare al meglio la proposta di analisi, in modo da offrire un quadro esauriente ai selezionatori.

Per informazioni pratiche, registrazione, programma:
hum.leiden.edu/lucl/italian-dialect-meeting/
email: dialetti(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE/ COMITATO ORGANIZZATORE
Roberta D’Alessandro, Claudio Di Felice, Irene Franco, Adam Ledgeway, Borana Lushaj, Loredana Manni, Laura Migliori, Nina Ouddeken, Giuseppe Torcolacci, Edoardo Cavirani
WoLLIC 2015 -22nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation - Bloomington, USA, July 20-23 2015
WoLLIC 2015
22nd Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation
July 20th-23rd, 2015
Bloomington, IN, USA


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

ORGANISATION
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, USA
Program in Pure and Applied Logic, Indiana University, USA
Centro de Informįtica, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil

HOSTED BY
School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, USA

CALL FOR PAPERS
WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The twenty-second WoLLIC will be held at the School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University, from July 20th to 23rd, 2015. It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computaēćo (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).

PAPER SUBMISSION
Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. They must not exceed 10 pages (in font 10 or higher), with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. Papers must be submitted electronically at the WoLLIC 2015 EasyChair website. (Please go to wollic.org/wollic2015/instructions.html for instructions.) A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Feb 8, 2015, and the full paper by Feb 15, 2015 (firm date). Notifications are expected by Mar 22, 2015, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by Apr 5, 2015 (firm date).

PROCEEDINGS
The proceedings of WoLLIC 2015, including both invited and contributed papers, will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. In addition, abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will be published as a special post-conference WoLLIC 2015 issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).

INVITED SPEAKERS
(tba)

STUDENT GRANTS
ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2015 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: May 1st, 2015). See www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb 8, 2015: Paper title and abstract deadline
Feb 15, 2015: Full paper deadline
Mar 22, 2015: Author notification
Apr 5, 2015: Final version deadline (firm)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Juliana Küster Filipe Bowles (U St Andrews, Scotland)
Guillaume Brunerie (ENS Ulm, France) (TBC)
Ann Copestake (U Cambridge, UK) (TBC)
Robin Cooper (U Gothenburg, Sweden)
Nikos Galatos (U Denver, USA)
Achim Jung (U Birmingham, UK)
Sara
Kalvala (U Warwick, UK)

Elham Kashefi (Edinburgh U, Scotland)
Peter Lefanu Lumsdaine (Institute for Advanced Study, USA)
Ian Mackie (U Sussex, UK)
Gerard de Melo (Tsinghua University, China)
Vivek Nigam (Federal U of Paraķba, Brazil)
Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Comm, USA) (CHAIR)
Luiz Carlos

Pereira
(PUC-Rio, Brazil)
Elaine Pimentel (Federal U of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
Alexandra Silva (Radboud Nijmegen U, The Netherlands)
Carolyn Talcott (SRI International, USA)
Josef Urban (Radboud Nijmegen U, The Netherlands)
Laure Vieu (IRIT-Toulouse, France) (TBC)
Renata Wasserman (U Sćo Paulo, Brazil)
Anna Zamansky (U Haifa, Israel)

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

ORGANISING COMMITTEE
Daniel Leivant (Indiana U) (Local co-chair)
Larry Moss (Indiana U) (Local co-chair)
Anjolina G. de Oliveira (U Fed Pernambuco)
Ruy de Queiroz (U Fed Pernambuco) (co-chair)

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

WEB PAGE
wollic.org/wollic2015/
9th HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics, Greece, August 1-8 2015
Registration is now open for the
>
> 9th HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics
>
> 1–8 August, 2015
> Metochi, Kalloni, Lesbos, Greece
>
>
> The ninth Summer School organised by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) will offer classes by leading experts on modern and historical sociolinguists. The venue is the University of Agder’s Metochi study centre, a former monastery on the Greek island of Lesbos.
>
> The Summer School lasts for one week and classes will take place in the morning and early evening. You will have the opportunity to present your own research at a special session. There is space for only 40 (post)graduate students and young (at heart!) researchers so you are advised to book early.
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> Our teachers and courses in 2015 will be
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> Peter Trudgill (Agder) on the Historical sociolinguistics of the
> spread of native English: 315-2015 AD Andreas Jucker (Zürich) on the
> Emergence of politeness in the history of English: Evidence from
> literary sources Jan-Terje Faarlund (Oslo) on the North Germanic
> character of Middle and Modern English Alexandra Lenz (Vienna) on
> Sociolinguistic perspectives on semantic variation and change Nils
> Langer (Bristol) on Invisible languages in the 19th century Rita
> Marquilhas (Lisbon) on Portuguese and Spanish data and the historical
> sociolinguistic approach Julia de Bres (Luxembourg) on Language
> policies targeting attitudes towards minority languages
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>
> The school will last for one week and will cost 600 euro (if registered by May 1st or 750 euro, if you register thereafter), which includes accommodation, three meals per day, tuition, and an excursion.
> Students are accepted on a strict first come – first served basis, so secure your place and register now!
>
> For further information and registration, visit
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> hum.leiden.edu/lucl/hison-summer-school-2015/
>
> hison-2015(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Hungarian linguist/phonetician, ReadSpeaker
ReadSpeaker is a worldwide leader in online text-to-speech.
For our Language Specialist Network, we are looking for a native speaker of Hungarian with knowledge of linguistics/phonetics, who would provide linguistic support for Hungarian text-to-speech implementations. The main tasks involve evaluating the speech output and correcting pronunciation transcriptions. Language Specialists work for ReadSpeaker as external experts, on hourly basis.

Please contact:
Ludmila Menert
Telephone: +31 (0)6 47218203
ludmila.menert(removeme)readspeaker.com
Postdoc and Research Faculty Positions at The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Research Faculty (non-tenure-track) and Postdoc positions are available in the Laboratory for Language, Learning, and the Brain at the The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PI: Patrick Wong) and the Utrecht University-CUHK Joint Centre for Language, Mind and Brain. We welcome individuals from any disciplines whose research addresses aspects of language development broadly defined. Researchers who are interested in identifying pre- and peri-natal factors in language development will also be considered Candidates with experience in basic and clinical research using behavioral, neural, and/or genetic methods are all encouraged to apply. We are particularly interested in broad thinkers with good quantitative skills to join our team. The Chinese University of Hong Kong ranks among top 40 in the world according to QS World University Rankings. Hong Kong offers a multitude of living possibilities. For inquiries, candidates should email CV to Patrick Wong (p.wong(removeme)cuhk.edu.hk). Postdoc applicants should also email CV to Patrick Wong. Review of applications will begin immediately, and the start date is flexible. We anticipate hiring a cluster of researchers in areas of brain and mind and will be targeting researchers with an excellent research record for their stage of career who can contribute to an interdisciplinary research environment. Visit brain.cuhk.edu.hk/ for more information about our work.

Research faculty applicants need to apply formally through the University system; details can be found here: www.per.cuhk.edu.hk/jvadm/jv_for_new_site.asp?id=1314/029(737)/2
Post-Doctoral position in Theoretical Linguistics and Psycholinguistics, LLING, University of Nantes, France.
Call for a Post-Doctoral position in Theoretical Linguistics and Psycholinguistics – Laboratoire de Linguistique de Nantes (LLING, University of Nantes)

Applications are invited for a post-doc position in theoretical linguistics (syntax/semantics/pragmatics interfaces) and psycholinguistics (heritage language acquisition and knowledge), at the University of Nantes, France.

The position is funded by the FP7 (the European Union’s 7th Framework Program for Research and Technological Development) collaborative research project AThEME (Advancing the European Multilingual Experience) on multilingualism. The project involves 16 institutions located in 8 European countries and runs from March 2014 until March 2019. vre.leidenuniv.nl/vre/atheme/public/.

The research fellow will join the Nantes Linguistics Lab (LLING) to work on AThEME’s WP3 Heritage languages & language users in the EU, coordinated by Hamida Demirdache (LLING) & Janet Grijzenhout (Baby Speech Laboratory (BSL), University of Konstanz).

The goal of our project is to experimentally investigate Heritage Language (HL) knowledge and acquisition at the morpho-syntax/semantics interface.
The post-doctoral researcher will be in charge of conducting an experimental study targeting 2nd generation (adolescent) HL users of Arabic from the Nantes area, to test comprehension (vs. production) of negative sensitive items in Arabic.

The successful candidate will have an expertise in both theoretical and experimental syntax/semantics; in particular, of experimental methodologies to probe language comprehension and elicit production data in controlled discourse contexts. Primary duties include working with the coordinators and members of the lab to design, conduct, and write up the experiments associated with WP3. Knowledge of Arabic is an asset, but is not required. Individuals who are prepared to take a lead role in developing experimental research at the syntax/semantics interface are especially encouraged to apply. The position has a term of appointment of 2 years with a possible renewal.

QUALIFICATIONS: A Ph.D in linguistics, psycholinguistics or a related field is required.

TO APPLY: A cover letter explaining qualifications for the position, a CV, a research statement, and one or more representative publications or other writings should be sent to the application email address below. Please also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to that address. Review of material will begin on September 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The (flexible) start date of the postdoctoral position is January 31, 2015.


Application Email: hlpostdoclling(removeme)gmail.com

Contact information: Hamida Demirdache, hamida.demirdache(removeme)univ-nantes.fr
Three vacancies (2 PhD's & 1 post-doc) in the project ISLA: 'Idiomatic Second Language Acquisition', Nijmegen, deadlines: November 15 2014.
Three vacancies (2 PhD's & 1 post-doc) in the project ISLA: 'Idiomatic Second Language Acquisition'.
See hstrik.ruhosting.nl/isla/

The ISLA project consists of four interrelated projects :
Post-doc A: Longitudinal acquisition of FEs by L2 learners PhD A: Comprehension of FEs by L2 learners - hstrik.ruhosting.nl/isla-vacancy-phd-a/
PhD B: Production of FEs by L2 learners - hstrik.ruhosting.nl/isla-vacancy-phd-b/
Post-doc B: A computational model of FE processing - hstrik.ruhosting.nl/isla-vacancy-post-doc-b/

In the ISLA project, we investigate how L2 learners acquire and use formulaic expressions (FEs). Subjects receive focused teaching to learn FEs and are tested experimentally to measure FE acquisition, comprehension, and production. Questions addressed are: How does specific training contribute to FE acquisition in L2? How do L2 learners comprehend and produce FEs? How can we model FE processing by L2 learners? Can we exploit the theoretical insights based on novel findings to improve L2 teaching methods?

* Contact persons

Prof. Dr. Ton Dijkstra
Telephone: +3124 3615639
E-mail: t.dijkstra(removeme)donders.ru.nl

Dr. Helmer Strik
Telephone: +3124 3616104
E-mail: w.strik(removeme)let.ru.nl
Full Professor of Communication and Information Sciences, Utrecht University, deadline: December 1 2014
Job description
Utrecht University is looking for a full professor in Communication and Information Sciences as from 1 September 2015. The programme of Communication and Information Sciences in Utrecht combines the study of language as a means of communication with the study of the role of media in communication. The professor will play an important part in the subsequent integration of these two perspectives. The professor will teach classes at both bachelor and master level. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active, leading and coordinating role in the programme of Communication and Information Sciences. Depending on the expertise and the preferences of the successful candidate, the research will be placed in the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UIL OTS) or in the Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON). This chair will contribute to a strongly connective, interdisciplinary line of research. The chair will form part of the Department of Languages, Literature and Communication of the Faculty of Humanities.

Qualifications
The successful candidate
• is an excellent senior researcher with evident knowledge in at least one of the two relevant academic areas and has experience in teaching and research with regard to the integration of these areas;
• has shown to have been able to set up his or her own renovating line of research, to obtain research grants for this and to stimulate and supervise young researchers, especially PhD students;
• is capable of international and interdisciplinary cooperation, as shown by various forms of collaborations and publications;
• is a motivating and motivated teacher who makes use of modern teaching methods and is capable of translating his/her own research projects into a dynamic education environment;
• is able to engage in, develop and maintain both formalised and informal networks in the academic world and in the social areas and valorisation domains of language, media and communication;
• evidently has the communicative and organisational skills required for this responsible job and is a team player with leading and relational abilities;
• has a good command of Dutch and is familiar with the Dutch context in which the programme is set. Non-native candidates are expected to master the language and the context in a very short period of time (two years).

Offer
The successful candidate is offered a full-time appointment for five years with possible tenure after positive evaluation. The salary is € 5,003 - €7,285 gross per month for a full-time appointment.
About the organisation
Utrecht University has a strong ambition regarding quality of teaching and study success. This also holds for the sharp research profiles with respect to four themes: Sustainability, Life Sciences, Dynamics of Youth and Institutions. Utrecht University really forms part of society and contributes to answers to the social questions of today and tomorrow.

At the Faculty of Humanities there are about 900 staff members and 7000 students. The Faculty includes four domains of knowledge:
1. Philosophy and religious studies
2. History and history of arts
3. Media and culture studies and
4. Languages, Literature and communication

With teaching and research in these areas the Faculty wants to contribute to a better understanding of the Netherlands and Europe in a swiftly changing social and cultural context.

The aim of the bachelor’s programme of Communication and Information Studies is to train students in the analysis of image/sound, language and interaction so that they may be employed in all professional fields in which the choice and combination of media play a role. In addition they are well-prepared to participate in at least one of the following academic master’s programmes:
• Communication and Organisation,
• Film and Television Studies,
• New Media and Digital Culture
• Intercultural Communication.

Obviously these educational goals are fostered by interdisciplinary research in this field.
The chair will be placed in the department of Languages, Literature and Communication as coordinator of the programme of Communication and Information Studies (CIS). There will be a close cooperation with the existing chairs that are closely involved with CIS, especially with Linguistic Competence in Dutch, Text Design and Communication and Discourse, Cognition and Communication. In the department of Media and Cultural Studies the same cooperation will take place with the chairs of Media and Communication, Media Theory, History of Film and Television and Art, Culture and Diversity.

The enthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in the historical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute to an inspiring working environment. In addition Utrecht University offers attractive employment conditions.
Additional information

Has your interest been aroused? Ask for the profile report from the HR department of the Faculty of Humanities (030) 2536244 or hr.gw(removeme)uu.nl
For other information Prof Dr T.J.M. Sanders (Head of Department) may be contacted (030) 253 6080 or t.j.m.sanders(removeme)uu.nl

Apply
Applications, including a covering letter (with motivation) for this position, a curriculum vitae and a list of publications may be submitted via the link www.uu.nl/NL/Informatie/sollicitanten/Pages/vacatures.aspx, before 1 December 2014.

The selection of candidates for the interviews will take place in January 2015. Giving a trial lecture, submitting a research plan, as well as an assessment may form part of the application procedure.
Position in linguistics at l'Université de Lausanne (UNIL), Switserland, deadline: December 15 2014
Lecturer in Linguistics, Queen Mary University, London, start: September 1 2015, deadline: January 5 2015
School of Languages, Linguistics and Film
Department of Linguistics
Lecturer in Linguistics
Ref: QMUL3530

The School of Languages, Linguistics, and Film at Queen Mary University of London intends to appoint a Lecturer in Linguistics with a focus in Formal Syntax. The successful candidate will be expected to convene and teach introductory and advanced modules in syntax at the undergraduate and the MA level, and enrich the graduate and research life of the department by incorporating his or her expertise into the Syntax and Semantics research group.

The post is full-time and permanent, with an expected start date of 1 September 2015. Starting salary will be in the range of £39,351 - £41,533 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, a defined benefit pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Linguistics at QMUL
The Department of Linguistics at QMUL was ranked first among UK linguistics departments in the last Research Assessment Exercise (2008). Present research strengths are within the area of syntax and semantics and sociolinguistics and neurolinguistic/psycholinguistic perspectives on the above.

Within the areas of syntax and semantics, the department boasts an extremely strong research profile with 6 permanent members of the academic staff and a dozen or so active teaching fellows, visitors, and syntax/semantics Ph.D. students. A full list of staff in the department and their research interests, as well as any additional information about the department, can be found on our website at linguistics.sllf.qmul.ac.uk. Details about the School of Languages, Linguistics and Film can be found at www.sllf.qmul.ac.uk.

The appointment
The appointment will be made with a view to sustaining the department's strong performance in research and teaching. The successful candidate's research is to be in formal syntax, where he or she would be able to provide evidence of excellence in the form of research papers, either published or of publishable quality. Ideally, we are looking for a colleague whose interests will enhance our present areas of research strength as described above.

To apply, please visit the Human Resources website at www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk and search for reference QMUL3530 (or log directly to www.jobs.qmul.ac.uk/5221).
Completed applications, including a CV and covering statement must be submitted by 5 January 2015.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 18 February 2015
Valuing Diversity & Committed to Equality
Hoogleraar Toegepaste Taalwetenschap, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, deadline: 6 januari 2015
Binnen de Faculteit der Letteren is er momenteel de volgende vacature:

23.37.14 Hoogleraar Toegepaste Taalwetenschap

De vacature wordt breder bekend gemaakt en is te raadplegen op internet ( www.ru.nl/vacatures en/of Academic Transfer).
Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of Essex, UK, deadline: January 18 2015
Calls for papers for events
CFP: 25th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-25), Berlin, Germany, August 1-7 2015, deadline: November 14 2014
CALL FOR WORKSHOPS, TUTORIALS, SYSTEM COMPETITIONS, AND PAPERS

25th International Conference on Automated Deduction (CADE-25) Berlin, Germany, 1-7 August 2015

www.cade-25.info

Submission deadlines:

14 November 2014 (workshops/tutorials/competitions)
16/23 February 2015 (papers)

CADE is the major international forum at which research on all aspects of automated deduction is presented. The 25th jubilee edition will feature a special session on the past, present, and future of automated deduction with

Ursula Martin University of Oxford
Frank Pfenning Carnegie Mellon University
David Plaisted University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Andrei Voronkov University of Manchester

as invited speakers. In addition, there will be invited presentations by

Ulrich Furbach University of Koblenz
Edward Zalta Stanford University


CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

Workshop proposals for CADE-25 are solicited. Both well-established workshops and newer ones are encouraged. Similarly, proposals for workshops with a tight focus on a core automated reasoning specialization, as well as those with a broader, more applied focus, are very welcome.

Please provide the following information in your application document:

+ Workshop title.
+ Names and affiliations of organizers.
+ Proposed workshop duration (from half a day to two days) and preferred
day(s).
+ Brief description of the goals and the scope of the workshop. Why is
+ the
workshop relevant for CADE?
+ Is the workshop new or has it met previously? In the latter case
information on previous meetings should be given (e.g., links to the
program, number of submissions, number of participants).
+ What are the plans for publication?


CALL FOR TUTORIALS

Tutorial proposals for CADE-25 are solicited. Tutorials are expected to be half-day events, with a theoretical or applied focus, on a topic of interest for CADE-25. Proposals should provide the following information:

+ Tutorial title.
+ Names and affiliations of organizers.
+ Brief description of the tutorial's goals and topics to be covered.
+ Whether or not a version of the tutorial has been given previously.

CADE will take care of printing and distributing notes for tutorials that would like this service.


CALL FOR SYSTEM COMPETITIONS

The CADE ATP System Competition (CASC), which evaluates automated theorem proving systems for classical logics, has become an integral part of the CADE conferences.

Further system competition proposals are solicited. The goal is to foster the development of automated reasoning systems in all areas relevant for automated deduction in a broader sense. Proposals should include the following information:

+ Competition title.
+ Names and affiliations of organizers.
+ Duration and schedule of the competition.
+ Room/space requirements.
+ Description of the competition task and the evaluation procedure.
+ Is the competition new or has it been organized before?
In the latter case information on previous competitions should be given.
+ What computing resources are required and how will they be provided?


CALL FOR PAPERS

High-quality submissions on the general topic of automated deduction, including foundations, applications, implementations, and practical experiences are solicited.

* Logics of interest include propositional, first-order, equational,
higher-order, classical, description, modal, temporal, many-valued,
constructive, other non-classical, meta-logics, logical frameworks, type
theory, set theory, as well as any combination thereof.

* Paradigms of interest include theorem proving, model building, constraint
solving, computer algebra, model checking, proof checking, and their
integration.

* Methods of interest include resolution, superposition, completion,
saturation, term rewriting, decision procedures, model elimination,
connection methods, tableaux, sequent calculi, natural deduction, as
well as their supporting algorithms and data structures, including
matching, unification, orderings, induction, indexing techniques, proof
presentation and explanation, proof planning.

* Applications of interest include program analysis, verification and
synthesis of software and hardware, formal methods, computational logic,
computer mathematics, natural language processing, computational
linguistics, knowledge representation, ontology reasoning, deductive
databases, declarative programming, robotics, planning, and other areas
of AI.

Submissions can be made in the categories regular papers and system descriptions. The page limit in Springer LNCS style is 15 pages for regular papers and 10 pages for system descriptions. Submissions must be unpublished and not submitted for publication elsewhere. They will be judged on relevance, originality, significance, correctness, and readability. System descriptions should contain a link to a working system and will also be judged on usefulness and design. Proofs of theoretical results that do not fit in the page limit, executables of systems, and input data of experiments should be made available, via a reference to a website or in an appendix of the paper. Reviewers will be encouraged to consider this additional material, but submissions must be self-contained within the respective page limit; considering the additional material should not be necessary to assess the merits of a submission. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the Springer LNCS/LNAI series. Formatting instructions and the LNCS style files can be obtained at

www.springer.de/comp/lncs/authors.html

At every CADE conference the Program Committee selects one of the accepted papers to receive the CADE Best Paper Award. The award recognizes a paper that the Program Committee collegially evaluates as the best in terms of originality and significance, having substantial confidence in its correctness. Overall technical quality, completeness, scholarly accuracy, and readability are also considered. Characteristics associated with a best paper include, for instance, introduction of a strong new technique or approach, solution of a long-standing open problem, introduction and solution of an interesting and important new problem, highly innovative application of known ideas or existing techniques, and presentation of a new system of outstanding power. Under exceptional circumstances, the Program Committee may give two awards (ex aequo) or give no award.

At CADE-25 we also intend to award the best student paper (details will follow).


IMPORTANT DATES

Workshop/Tutorials/System Competitions:

Submission deadline: 14 November 2014
Notification: 28 November 2014

Papers:

Abstract deadline: 16 February 2015
Submission deadline: 23 February 2015
Rebuttal phase: 15-18 April 2015
Notification: 26 April 2015
Final version: 17 May 2015

Workshops and Tutorials: 1 August to 3 August (morning) 2015
Competitions: 1 to 7 August 2015
Conference: 3 August (afternoon) to 7 August 2015


SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Proposals for workshops, tutorials, and system competitions should be uploaded via

easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cade25workshopstutor

Papers should be submitted via

easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cade25


CADE-25 ORGANIZERS

Conference Chair:
Christoph BenzmĆ¼ller Freie UniversitƤt Berlin

Program Committee Co-Chairs:
Amy Felty University of Ottawa
Aart Middeldorp University of Innsbruck

Workshop, Tutorial, and Competition Co-Chairs:
Jasmin Blanchette Technische UniversitƤt MĆ¼nchen
Andrew Reynolds EPFL Lausanne

Publicity and Web Chair:
Julian Rƶder Freie UniversitƤt Berlin

Program Committee
Carlos Areces Universidad Nacional de CĆ³rdoba
Alessandro Armando University of Genova
Christoph BenzmĆ¼ller Freie UniversitƤt Berlin
Josh Berdine Microsoft Research
Jasmin Blanchette Technische UniversitƤt MĆ¼nchen
Marta Cialdea Mayer Universita di Roma Tre
Stephanie Delaune CNRS
Gilles Dowek Inria
Amy Felty University of Ottawa
Reiner HƤhnle Technical University of Darmstadt
Stefan Hetzl Vienna University of Technology
Marijn Heule The University of Texas at Austin
Nao Hirokawa JAIST
Ullrich Hustadt University of Liverpool
Deepak Kapur University of New Mexico
Gerwin Klein NICTA and UNSW
Laura KovĆcs Chalmers University of Technology
Carsten Lutz UniversitƤt Bremen
Assia Mahboubi Inria
Aart Middeldorp University of Innsbruck
Albert Oliveras Technical University of Catalonia
Nicolas Peltier CNRS
Brigitte Pientka McGill University
Ruzica Piskac Yale University
AndrƩ Platzer Carnegie Mellon University
Andrew Reynolds EPFL Lausanne
Christophe Ringeissen LORIA-INRIA
Renate Schmidt University of Manchester
Stephan Schulz DHBW Stuttgart
Georg Struth University of Sheffield
Geoff Sutcliffe University of Miami
Alwen Tiu Nanyang Technological University
Freek Wiedijk Radboud University Nijmegen
Call for Papers: Workshop 'Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics', Nijmegen, January 22-23 2015, deadline: November 21 2014
Call for Papers

Workshop: Formal Semantics Meets Cognitive Semantics

January 22-23, 2015, Nijmegen

Semantics is a divided discipline. On one side we have Formal Semantics, which has its roots in logic and analytical philosophy (Frege, Montague). Meaning here is viewed as a relation between language and external reality, formalized in terms of reference, truth, possible worlds, etc. On the other side we have Cognitive Semantics, a central part of the Cognitive Linguistics movement, which grew out of dissatisfaction with formal linguistics (in particular, formal semantics and generative syntax) in the seventies (Fauconnier, Lakoff, Talmy). In this framework meaning is primarily a relation between language and the mind, described in terms of mental spaces, conceptual schemata, frames, etc.

Today, the split between the two is as wide as ever. Both are evidently thriving disciplines, but in almost complete isolation from each other. Given the apparent overlap in subject matter - natural language meaning - this lack of interaction is surprising.

In this workshop we want to bring together researchers from both sides who contribute to bridging the gap in some way.

More specifically, we solicit submissions dealing with, for instance,

* Formal semantic approaches to phenomena typically reserved for cognitive linguistics, such as metaphor, polysemy, perspective, narrativity -- especially when they explicitly engage with existing cognitive semantic approaches.

* Cognitive semantic approaches to phenomena typically associated with formal semantics, such as anaphora, quantification or intensional operators -- especially when they explicitly engage with existing formal semantic approaches.

* Hybrid frameworks that combine aspects of both, such as cognitive interpretations of Discourse Representation Theory, or Gärdenfors' Conceptual Semantics.

* Philosophical, foundational and/or historical investigations of the opposition between formal and cognitive semantics.

INVITED SPEAKERS
- Arie Verhagen (Leiden)
- Henk Zeevat (Amsterdam)
- Nicholas Asher (Toulouse) (to be confirmed)

SUBMISSION
We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts (including references etc.) via Easychair. Go to
sites.google.com/site/formcogsem/


LOCATION
Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands

DATES
- Workshop: Thu, January 22, 2015 -- Fri, January 23, 2015
- Deadline for abstract submission: Friday, November 21, 2014
- Notification: December 1, 2014

ORGANIZATION
- Lotte Hogeweg (Nijmegen): l.hogeweg(removeme)let.ru.nl
- Emar Maier (Groningen): emar.maier(removeme)gmail.com

WEBSITE

sites.google.com/site/formcogsem/
Call for posters: Taalstaal congres 2015, Utrecht, 6 februari 2015, deadline: 30 november 2014
TaalStaal 2015: Oproep voor posters

Op 6 februari 2015 organiseert Partners in Verstaan (Koninklijke Auris Groep, NSDSK, Pento) het wetenschappelijk congres TaalStaal 2015, in samenwerking met Universiteit Utrecht (UiL OTS) en Hogeschool Utrecht (Lectoraat Logopedie). Het thema van dit congres is Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen (TOS): afgrenzing en comorbiditeit. Op het congres presenteren internationale en nationale sprekers hun onderzoek. In de middagpauze is er een postersessie.
Wilt u op deze dag een posterpresentatie houden over uw eigen onderzoek op het gebied van TOS, dan kunt u een abstract insturen (max. 250 woorden) tot uiterlijk 30 november naar taalstaal(removeme)auris.nl .
Call for papers: NetWordS Conference, Scuola Normale Superiore PIsa, Italy, March 30-April 1 2015, deadline: December 1 2014
Word Knowledge and Word Usage:
Representations and Processes in the Mental Lexicon

Final NetWordS Conference

March 30th-April 1st 2015,
Scuola Normale Superiore PIsa, Italy

www.networds-esf.eu/index.php?page=final-conference

Submission deadline: December 1st, 2014

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Chair: Vito Pirrelli, ILC-CNR Pisa

Invited Speakers:

- Wolfgang Dressler, University of Vienna
- Marta Kutas, University of California, San Diego
- Gabriella Vigliocco, University College London
- Michael Zock, LIF-CNRS, University of Marseille

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We invite contributions focusing on the following two main topic areas (and their possible interconnections):

usage-based approaches to bootstrapping word form and structure (morpho-phonological and morpho-syntactic issues) including but not limited to

incremental acquisition of lexical categories emergence of morphological structure modelling lexical memories anticipatory prediction-based mechanisms of word recognition word production frequency-based models of lexical productivity word encoding models of lexical architecture family-based effects in word processing word reading and writing

usage-based approaches to word meanings (lexical semantics and pragmatics in morphologically simple and complex words) including but not limited to

distributional semantics
interpretation of compounds
concept composition and coercion
conceptualisation of perception and action time and space in the lexicon metonymy and metaphor lexico-semantic relations (polysemy, synonymy, antonymy etc.) lexical, context-based and encyclopaedic knowledge perceptual grounding and embodied cognition in the lexicon semantic association and categorisation


Submissions
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Original (unpublished) extended abstracts for either poster or oral presentation should be submitted anonymously by using the following EasyChair link:

easychair.org/conferences/?conf=networds2015.

Submissions should be sent in pdf format not later than 1 December 2014, and should contain 2 pages max of content (including figures and tables) and up to two more pages of references. All accepted submissions (whether presented as posters or orally) will be published on-line on the NetWordS web site.

A selection of peer-reviewed paper-length versions of accepted submissions will be published as 2016 special volumes of Lingue e Linguaggio and Italian Journal of Linguistics.
Call for papers: TIN-dag, Utrecht, 7 februari 2015, deadline: 12 december 2014
ALGEMENE VERENIGING VOOR TAALWETENSCHAP

Secretariaat:
Marion Elenbaas (m.b.elenbaas(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl) / Ale de Boer (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl)
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden, Postbus 9515, 2300 RA Leiden

Website: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt


Taalkunde in Nederland-dag 2015
De volgende TIN-dag wordt gehouden op zaterdag 7 februari 2015. Ook dit keer maakt de TIN-dag deel uit van De Grote Taaldag, een gezamenlijk initiatief van de AVT, LOT en Anéla. De Grote Taaldag vindt plaats op Drift 21 en 25 in Utrecht. Tijdens deze dag vindt ook het jaarlijkse Taalgala plaats, waar ondermeer de AVT/Anéla Dissertatieprijs 2014 uitgereikt wordt.

Aanmelding
De kosten voor de gehele dag bedragen €15 voor senior AVT-leden en €12,50 voor junior AVT-leden (promovendi, studenten en werkzoekende taalkundigen). Hierbij inbegrepen zijn een lunch, koffie en thee, en een afsluitende borrel. In verband met de catering wordt u verzocht zich uiterlijk vrijdag 17 januari 2015 aan te melden, via de website van de AVT ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt).

Samenvattingen voor de TIN-dag
Ieder AVT-lid dat op de TIN-dag een lezing wil geven, kan tot en met vrijdag 12 december 2014 een samenvatting van maximaal 170 woorden indienen via de website van de AVT ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Als u van plan of bereid bent uw lezing in het Engels te houden, kunt u dit aangeven met een Engelse titel en samenvatting in plaats van een Nederlandse. Leden mogen maximaal 2 samenvattingen indienen (1 als eerste auteur, 1 als co-auteur). De lezingen duren 20 minuten, gevolgd door een vragensessie van 5 minuten.
Als u geen bevestiging van ontvangst van uw samenvatting ontvangt, verdient het aanbeveling contact op te nemen met de AVT (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl). Alleen bevestigde sprekers worden ingepland voor de TIN-dag. Mochten er meer sprekers zijn dan plaatsen in het programma, dan zullen de laatst ontvangen abstracts opgenomen worden als ‘alternates’.
Het programmaboekje van de TIN-dag (inclusief samenvattingen) zal in januari op de website van de AVT verschijnen. Ook wordt het boekje per post naar alle AVT-leden gestuurd.

Linguistics in the Netherlands
Na de TIN-dag kunnen sprekers een schriftelijke versie van hun lezing indienen voor Linguistics in the Netherlands, een internationaal gelezen en peer-reviewde reeks die sinds 1991 door John Benjamins wordt gepubliceerd ( benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). Linguistics in the Netherlands heeft een kort publicatietraject: de LIN-bundel verschijnt niet langer dan een half jaar na afronding van de reviewprocedure. Een nieuw voordeel is dat iedere LIN-bundel twee jaar na verschijning ‘open access’ toegankelijk is via de website van Benjamins.

Tot slot: vanaf volgend jaar zal de call for papers alleen per e-mail verstuurd worden. U kunt wijzigingen in uw gegevens doorgeven via het formulier op de website van de AVT.

Met vriendelijke groet,
Marion Elenbaas, secretaris AVT

LINGUISTIC SOCIETY OF THE NETHERLANDS (AVT)

Secretariat:
Marion Elenbaas (m.b.elenbaas(removeme)hum.leidenuniv.nl) / Ale de Boer (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl)
Leiden University Centre for Linguistics, Universiteit Leiden, P.O. Box 9515, 2300 RA Leiden

Website: www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt


Taalkunde in Nederland-dag 2015
The next TIN-dag will be held on Saturday 7 February 2015. The TIN-dag forms part of the Grote Taaldag, which is co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla. The Grote Taaldag will take place in Utrecht, at Drift 21 and 25. The Grote Taaldag will also host the annual Taalgala, where the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize 2014 will be awarded.

Registration
The registration fee is €15 for senior AVT members and €12,50 for junior AVT members (PhD students, MA students and unaffiliated linguists). The fee includes lunch, coffee and tea, and drinks afterwards. You are kindly requested to register by Friday 17 January at the latest, through the AVT website ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt).

Abstracts for the TIN-dag
All AVT members are invited to submit an abstract for the TIN-dag 2015. Abstracts should be submitted no later than Friday 12 December 2014. They should not exceed 170 words, and should be submitted through the AVT website ( www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Members can submit no more than 2 abstracts (1 as first author, 1 as co-author). Talks last 20 minutes, with 5 minutes for questions.
You should receive an automatic confirmation of your submission. If not, please contact the AVT (a.de.boer(removeme)net.hcc.nl). The available slots in the programme will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
The programme will be finalised in January, when it will appear on the AVT website. A programme booklet will also be sent to all AVT members by post.

Linguistics in the Netherlands
Following the TIN-dag, speakers are invited to submit a written version of their talk to Linguistics in the Netherlands, an internationally renowned and peer-reviewed journal published by John Benjamins ( benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/avt/main). An attractive aspect of Linguistics in the Netherlands is its speed of publication: the journal appears at most six months after notification of acceptance. A new advantage is that every volume of Linguistics in the Netherlands will become available via open access two years after publication.

As of next year, the call for papers will be sent via email only. You can update your contact information at any time through the form on the website of the AVT.

Sincerely,
Marion Elenbaas, AVT secretary
Call for papers: Anéla/VIOT Juniorendag, Nijmegen, 6 maart 2015, deadline: 5 januari 2014
Juniorendag 2015 Call for Papers
(English version below)

Op vrijdag 6 maart 2015 wordt de jaarlijkse Juniorendag van Anéla en VIOT georganiseerd in Nijmegen. Studenten, net afgestudeerden en promovendi kunnen op de Juniorendag hun scriptie- of promotieonderzoek op het gebied van toegepaste taalkunde (taalgebruik, taalverwerving, taalonderwijs, taalbeheersing of communicatie) in een informele sfeer presenteren tijdens een lezing of een posterpresentatie. Daarnaast wordt op deze dag de jaarlijkse Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs uitgereikt voor de beste scriptie binnen het vakgebied.

Meld je nu aan voor een presentatie tijdens de Juniorendag. Dien vóór 5 januari 2015, 17.00 uur een samenvatting van je onderzoek (max. 200 woorden) in via www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/abstract-indienen/. Vergeet niet alle persoonlijke informatie (naam, universiteit, adres) uit het abstract te verwijderen en aan te geven of je voorkeur hebt voor een mondelinge presentatie of een posterpresentatie. Uiterlijk eind januari laten we weten of je aanmelding is geaccepteerd.
Voor verdere vragen kun je een e-mail sturen naar juniorendag2015(removeme)gmail.com.

* * * * *
On Friday, March 6th 2015, Anéla and VIOT (the Dutch and Flemish associations for applied linguistics and discourse studies) organize their annual junior research day (Juniorendag) in Nijmegen. At the Juniorendag, graduate students, junior researchers and PhD candidates in the field of applied linguistics (language use, language acquisition, education, discourse, or communication) get the opportunity to present their work. In addition, the annual Anéla-VIOT Scriptieprijs is awarded to the best BA- or MA-thesis in the field of applied linguistics.

If you want to present a paper or poster at the Juniorendag, please upload your abstract on www.anela.nl/activiteiten/juniorendag/abstract-indienen/ before January 5th, 2015, 17.00. Abstracts in English are welcome, but please note that the majority of the presentations will be given in Dutch. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words, and they should not include any personal information (name, university/institute, address). Please indicate whether you prefer a poster presentation or an oral lecture. We will let you know before the end of January whether your abstract has been accepted.

For further information contact us at juniorendag2015(removeme)gmail.com
Call for papers - TBLT 2015, Leuven, Belgium, September 16-18 2015, deadline: January 10 2015
TBLT 2015 – Tasks for Real
16 – 18 September 2015
Leuven, Belgium
Call for papers
For its 10-year anniversary the TBLT conference is returning to Leuven, Belgium.
The organizers of the Sixth International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT 2015) are now accepting proposals that focus on meaningful tasks for language learning and assessment, both inside and outside the classroom.
More information about the conference can be found at www.tblt.org. You can submit your abstracts via www.tblt.org.The deadline for submissions is 10 January 2015 and notification of the review outcome is scheduled for February 2015.
You can subscribe and unsubscribe from this mailing list via www.tblt.org.
Best regards.

Kris Van den Branden
On behalf of the members of the International Consortium on TBLT
Call for papers: SLE 2015, Leiden, September 2-5 2015, deadline: January 15 2015
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

48th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea

2 5 September 2015

Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL), Leiden

www.sle2015.eu

www.societaslinguistica.eu



The Societas Linguistica Europaea and the University of Leiden invite you to submit abstracts for workshop, poster or general session papers for the next annual meeting.

SLE meetings provide a forum for high-quality linguistic research from all (sub)domains of linguistics. The upcoming edition of the SLE meeting will also host a round table of experts to discuss topics of special linguistic interest. The SLE 2015 round table bears the title ‘Interaction and Linguistic Structure’.


PLENARY SPEAKERS

Marianne Mithun (University of California at Santa Barbara, presidential address)
Marian Klamer (Leiden University)
Ian Roberts (University of Cambridge)

Round Table ‘Interaction and Linguistic Structure’:
Mira Ariel (Tel Aviv University)
Riccardo Fusaroli (Aarhus University)

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES: WORKSHOP PROPOSALS, WORKSHOP PAPERS, GENERAL SESSION PAPERS AND POSTERS

WORKSHOP PROPOSALS. The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 25 November 2014. The address for submission is sle(removeme)ugr.es. Notification of acceptance/rejection will be by 15 December 2014. After a workshop proposal has been accepted, the convenors will be requested to invite their participants to submit their full abstracts by 15 January 2015 (see instructions below). These full abstracts will be evaluated individually by the Scientific Committee and the convenors.

Workshop proposals should contain:

(i) a description of the topic, including the research questions to be addressed (max. 1000 words).
(ii) a (provisional) list of workshop participants and their provisional abstracts (max. 300 words per abstract).

Workshop convenors are encouraged to distribute an open call for papers on the LinguistList (announce your CFP as a session of SLE 2015) and other fora in October and November 2014. For an overview of the current workshop proposals see the LinguistList.

Since we want conference participants to be able to attend individual workshop presentations, SLE workshops have to be compatible with the main conference schedule. This means that the format of the workshops must be organized around 30 minute slots (20 min. presentation, 10 min. discussion). Workshops ideally contain 10 or 15 slots (corresponding to 1 or 1.5 days). Each workshop ideally comprises:

1. an introductory paper by the convenor(s) or by a key-note speaker, which summarizes previous research, specifies the approach(es) to be taken and sets the scope of the papers to be presented.
2. eight papers (1 day) or thirteen papers (1.5 day).
3. a slot for a final discussion on the topics covered by the papers, methodological issues and questions for future research.

Further details can be discussed with the SLE Conference Manager.

GENERAL SESSION PAPERS, POSTERS AND WORKSHOP PAPERS. Submission of abstracts opens on 20 October 2014. The deadline for all abstracts is 15 January 2015. Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 March 2015.

Abstracts are submitted via Easychair ( easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sle2015). They should be inserted in the “abstract” box and also uploaded as an attachment (only Word, rtf or .odt formats). If they contain special characters, please also send a PDF version to sle(removeme)ugr.es.
Abstracts should clearly state research questions, approach, method, data and (expected) results. They should not contain the names of the presenters, nor their affiliations or addresses, or any other information that may reveal their authorship. They should not exceed 500 words (excluding references). Only references mentioned in the text may be listed. Abstracts should have the same title as the entry submitted via Easychair. Check the final abstract carefully and note that the version of the abstract you upload will be the version eventually used for the Book of Abstracts.

Layout requirements for abstracts:

• Abstracts must be single-spaced and fully justified. The standard font will be Calibri, size 10.
• The margins will be 2.54 top/bottom and 1.91 left/right (Moderate in MS Word).
• References will have a hanging indent of 1.27 cm.

Whereas general session papers can deal with any topic in linguistics, workshop papers should take into account the topic of the workshop proposal, and are usually pre-selected by the workshop convenors.

SUBMITTING MULTIPLE PAPERS. One person may submit a single-authored abstract, a single-authored abstract and a co-authored one (not as first author), or two co-authored abstracts (only one as first author). Note that keynote papers within workshops count as ordinary papers. Presentations will be maximally 20 minutes, allowing 10 minutes for discussion and room changes.

More information about conference submissions can be found here.


PRESENTING A POSTER

SLE meetings comprise a poster session for both senior and junior researchers. In order to foster interaction, all other sessions will be suspended during the poster session. Posters may remain available during the rest of the conference. The maximum size of the poster is 1.10 m (vertical) x 1 m (horizontal). For more information about how to make a good poster, click here.


REVIEWING PROCEDURE

Workshop proposals contain the names of the workshop convenors and workshop participants and will be evaluated and ranked by the 5 officers of the SLE Scientific Committee.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by three referees. Workshop abstracts receive two evaluations by Scientific Committee members and one by the workshop convenors. Abstracts submitted to the general session and to the poster session will be evaluated by three members of the Scientific Committee. The threshold for acceptance is the same for general session, poster and workshop abstracts. The acceptance of a paper depends on the quality of the abstract.


PRIZE FOR THE BEST PRESENTATION AND THE BEST POSTER

There will be a prize for the best oral presentation by a PhD student, a prize for the best oral presentation by a postdoc and a prize for the best poster (see SLE 2013 and SLE 2014 awards).

For current purposes, PhD-students are students that have not completed their PhD before the conference. Postdocs have completed their PhD not earlier than January 2012. A nominated paper may be co-authored; in that case the nominee will be the first author.

Applicants are invited to mark the option referring to the prize when they register their abstract. On the basis of the ranking of the abstracts, the Scientific Committee will set up an internal shortlist with nominees for the prizes.

Members of the Editorial Board of Folia Linguistica (Historica) and the Scientific Committee will decide who will be awarded the first prize (500 Euros) in each category, as well as the 2nd and 3rd prizes (a three-year SLE membership).


IMPORTANT DATES

25 November 2014: deadline for submission of workshop proposals
15 December 2014: notification of workshop acceptance
15 January 2014: deadline for submission of all abstracts
31 March 2015: notification of paper acceptance
1 April 2015: early bird registration starts
1 June 2015: full fee registration starts
30 June 2015: closing registration date for participants with a paper
15 August 2015: closing registration date for participants without a paper
Please note that unregistered participants will be removed from the conference schedule on 1 July.


REGISTRATION

Registration will open on 1 April 2015. SLE meetings are member-only conferences. That is, all participants with a paper in the program will have to be or become members of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. The early bird conference fee for members is 170 Euros.


SOCIAL PROGRAMME

There will be a reception in the city centre (included in the registration fee), a city walk and a conference dinner. On Saturday afternoon there will be a post-conference excursion. Further information will be given in the second circular.


HOW TO GET TO LEIDEN

Leiden is easily accessible by air, road and train. The city is located in the western part of The Netherlands, between The Hague (the residence of the government and the houses of parliament) and Amsterdam (the capital of the country). Schiphol international airport is between Leiden and Amsterdam, about 20 minutes by car or 17 minutes by train from Leiden Central Station. Trains between The Hague, Leiden and Amsterdam run frequently (at least 4 times per hour). The ride from The Hague takes about 12 minutes, and about 35 minutes from Amsterdam.


SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Chair: Elisabeth Leiss (München)
Members: Werner Abraham (Wien – München), Alexander Adelaar (Melbourne), Karin Aijmer (Gothenburg), Laura Alba-Juez (UNED, Madrid), Azeb Amha (Leiden), Peter Arkadiev (Moscow), Jóhanna Baršdal (Bergen), Valeria A. Belloro (Querétaro, México), Paola Benincą (Padua), Marcella Bertuccelli (Pisa), Kasper Boye (Copenhagen), Ronny Boogaart (Leiden), Anne Carlier (Lille), Michela Cennamo (Naples), Guglielmo Cinque (Venice), Concepción Company Company (UNAM – Mexico), Francisco J. Cortés Rodrķguez (La Laguna), Denis Creissels (Lyon), Mily Crevels (Leiden), Bert Cornillie (Leuven), Marķa Josep Cuenca (Valencia), Hubert Cuyckens (Leuven), Kristin Davidse (Leuven), Stuart Davis (Indiana), Philippe De Brabanter (Paris), Walter De Mulder (Antwerp), Nicole Delbecque (Leuven), Pierpaolo Di Carlo (SUNY – New York), Dagmar Divjak (Sheffield), Lettie Dorst (Leiden), Katarzyna Dziubalska-Ko?aczyk (Pozna?), Andrés Enrique-Arias (Illes Balears), Marion Elenbaas (Leiden), Victoria Escandell-Vidal (UNED, Madrid), Ma?gorzata Fabiszak (Pozna?), Teresa Fanego (Santiago de Compostela), Zygmunt Frajzyngier (Boulder), Antonio Garcķa Gómez (Alcalį), Marķa del Pilar Garcķa Mayo (Basque Country), Francesco Gardani (Vienna), Spike Gildea (Oregon), Alessandra Giorgi (Venice), Marķa de los Įngeles Gómez Gonzįlez (Santiago de Compostela), Francisco Gonzįlvez (Almerķa), Stefan Th. Gries (UCSB), Kleanthes K. Grohmann (Cyprus), Eva Haji?ovį (Prague), Björn Hansen (Regensburg), Martin Hilpert (Neuchātel), Hans Henrich Hock (Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), Elly Ifantidou (Athens), Johannes Kabatek (Zürich), Gunther Kaltenböck (Wien), Petar Kehayov (Tartu), Olga Kepinska (Leiden), Mikhail Kissine (Bruxelles), Seppo Kittilä (Helsinki), Alwin Kloekhorst (Leiden), Martin Kohlberger (Leiden), Björn Köhnlein (Leiden), Lįszló Komlósi (Pécs), Bernd Kortmann (Freiburg), Lķvia Körtvélyessy (Košice), Gitte Kristiansen (Complutense, Madrid), Karen Lahousse (Leuven), Meri Larjavaara (Turku – Åbo), Pierre Larrivée (Caen Basse-Normandie), David Lasagabaster (Vitoria), Marķa Luisa Lecumberri (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Marķa Rosa Lloret (Barcelona), Marķa José López Couso (Santiago de Compostela), Lucķa Loureiro-Porto (Balearic Islands), Andrej Malchukov (Mainz), Francesca Masini (Bologna), Belén Méndez-Naya (Santiago de Compostela), Helle Metslang (Tartu), Amina Mettouchi (Paris), Katarzyna Miechowicz-Mathiasen (Pozna?), Gabriele Miššķkovį (Nitra), Edith Moravcsik (Wisconsin), Henrik Hųeg Müller (Copenhagen), Nicola Munaro (Venice), Pieter Muysken (Nijmegen), Nicole Nau (Pozna?), Jan Nuyts (Antwerp), Miren Lourdes Ońederra (Vitoria-Gasteiz), Paola Pietrandrea (Roma III), José Pinto de Lima (Lisbon), Vladimir Plungjan (Moscow), Cecilia Poletto (Frankfurt), Lola Pons Rodrķguez (Sevilla), Eric Reuland (Utrecht), Nicoletta Romeo (New South Wales), Anna Roussou (Patras), Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza (Logrońo), Cinzia Russi (Austin), Fernando Sįnchez Miret (Salamanca), Andrea Sansņ (Insubria), Stephan Schmid (Zürich), Elena Seoane-Posse (Vigo), Petra Sleeman (Amsterdam), Elena Smirnova (Hannover), John Charles Smith (Oxford), Augusto Soares da Silva (Braga), Mario Squartini (Torino), Dejan Stosic (Artois), Cristina Suįrez-Gómez (Illes Balears), Jarmila Tįrnyikovį (Olomouc), Catherine Travis (Canberra), Salvador Valera (Granada), Dorien Van De Mieroop (Leuven), Johan van der Auwera (Antwerp), Elly Van Gelderen (Arizona), Henk van Riemsdijk (Tilburg), Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (Brussels), Arie Verhagen (Leiden), Jean-Christophe Verstraete (Leuven), Letizia Vezzosi (Perugia), Nigel Vincent (Manchester), Jacqueline Visconti (Genova), Ferdinand von Mengden (Berlin), Sųren Wichmann (EVA – Leipzig), Dominique Willems (Ghent), Alena Witzlack-Makarevich (Zürich), Ruth Wodak (Lancaster), Fernando Zśńiga (Bern).


LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Chair: Arie Verhagen
Members: Azeb Amha, Ronny Boogaart, Mily Crevels, Lettie Dorst, Marion Elenbaas, Olga Kepinska, Alwin Kloekhorst, Martin Kohlberger.


SLE CONFERENCE MANAGEMENT

Treasurer: Dik Bakker (Amsterdam)
Conference Manager: Ana Dķaz-Negrillo (Granada)


CONTACT

SLE 2013 Local Organizing Committee
Anne Rose Haverkamp, Conference Assistant
sle2015(removeme)leiden.edu

SLE Conference Manager
Ana Dķaz-Negrillo
sle(removeme)ugr.es


SLE GROUP ON FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/groups/Societaslinguistica/
Call for Papers: Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders (Redraw 2015), University of Groningen, March 19-20 2015, deadline: January 16 2015
Call for Papers
Workshop: Redrawing Pragmasemantic Borders
March 19-20, 2015, Groningen, The Netherlands

Semantics and pragmatics have long recognized multiple meaning types: asserted and entailed meaning, world knowledge and lexically based inferences, presupposition, expressive content, and conversational and conventional implicature. These each get their own separate treatments and/or are thought of as separate ‘dimensions’ of meaning.

There are two main strands of research that question the traditional divisions: accounts that seek more unifying characteristics and accounts that identify exceptional behavior in a subset of a certain meaning type.

UNIFYING PROPOSALS. The first type of research has been pursued by a number of researchers who make a binary distinction between at-issue content (asserted or entailed meaning) and non-at-issue content (e.g. presupposition, expressives) (Simons 2007, Tonhauser et al. 2013), arguing for a major division based on projection properties, relating it to discourse semantic constructs such as questions-under-discussion.

DIVERSIFYING PROPOSALS. The second type of work focuses on identifying differences in what are often treated semantically as uniform classes, often on the basis of corpus or experimental results, e.g. empirical results that show that not all presuppositions behave similarly (e.g. Zeevat 2002; Spenader 2002), or that lexical inferences may have different origins (e.g. Bott & Solstad, 2012).

The aim of the workshop is to discuss how to cut the pragmasemantic pie. More specifically, we solicit submissions dealing with:

-- formal arguments or empirical data that support unifying different information types based on for instance projection properties
-- formal arguments or empirical data suggesting new distinctions
-- work that integrates the analysis of different meaning types with contextual or discourse effects
-- new theoretical approaches to representing and integrating different types of information (e.g. multi-dimensional semantics)

INVITED SPEAKERS:

-- Craige Roberts (Ohio State University, currently Central European University, Budapest)
-- Judith Tonhauser (Ohio State University, currently ZAS, Berlin)
-- Hans-Martin Gärtner (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest).

SUBMISSION
We invite submissions of anonymous two-page abstracts (including references etc.) for talks of 25 minutes plus 10 minutes discussion, via Easychair:

LOCATION:
University of Groningen, The Netherlands

DATES
-- Workshop: Thu, March 19, 2015 -- Fri, March 20th, 2015
-- Deadline for abstract submission:Fri, January 16th, 2015
-- Notification: Fri, January 30, 2015

ORGANIZATION
-- Jennifer Spenader: j.spenader(removeme)ai.rug.nl
-- Emar Maier: emar.maier(removeme)gmail.com

WEBSITE
sites.google.com/site/redraw2015
CFP: International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISBMS) 2015, Greece, September 7-10 2015, deadline: February 1 2015
Welcome to ISMBS 2015!

The International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015 will host original research on the acquisition and use of first language, second language, bilingual, and dialectal speech, child and adult, normal and disordered. The Symposium encourages a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas across phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, clinical phonetics, speech pathology, acoustics, neurolinguistics, and the application of new technologies. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome.

The symposium will be held at the Great Arsenali Conference Center, located in the old Venetian harbor of Chania [xa'?a] on the island of Crete, Greece.

Plenary Speakers

Martin J. Ball, Linköping University
Katarzyna Dziubalska-Ko?aczyk, Adam Mickiewicz University
Steven Gillis, University of Antwerp
Margaret Kehoe-Winkler, University of Geneva
Ineke Mennen, Bangor University
Mehmet Yava?, Florida International University

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline: 10 February 2015
Date of notification: by 10 March 2015

Please see www.ismbs.eu for more information.
Extra
Uitnodiging afscheidsrede prof.dr. G.J. Steen 'Van Filologie naar Netwerkwetenschap', VU AMSTERDAM, 9 december 2014
De rector magnificus van de Vrije Universiteit en de decaan van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen nodigen u van harte uit tot het bijwonen van de openbare zitting van het College van Decanen, waarin de heer
prof.dr. G.J. Steen ter gelegenheid van zijn afscheid als hoogleraar Taal en Communicatie, een rede zal houden getiteld
VAN FILOLOGIE NAAR NETWERKWETENSCHAP
39 jaar taal en communicatie aan de VU

Deze zitting is bepaald opdinsdag 9 december 2014 om 15.45 uur precies, in de aula van de universiteit, De Boelelaan 1105.

Na afloop receptie in the Basket.
Amsterdam, oktober 2014
prof.dr. F.A. van der Duyn Schouten prof.dr. M.R.M. ter Hark
rector magnificus decaan

Hoogleraren worden uitgenodigd deel uit te maken van het cortčge. Zij dienen daartoe uiterlijk 15 minuten voor aanvang van de bijeenkomst aanwezig te zijn in de Forumzaal(ruimte 2D-02). Het wordt op prijs gesteld dat de hoogleraren de toga van hun universiteit dragen.

Openbare parkeerruimte rondom de Vrije Universiteit (1081 HV) is aanwezig. De VU is uitstekend te bereiken met het openbaar
vervoer: trams 5, 16, 24 en 51. Vanaf Station
Amsterdam Zuid is het tien minuten lopen naar de VU.
Book 'Pronunciation Matters: Accent of English in the Netherlands and Elsewhere', Rias van den Doel (UU) and Laura Rupp (VU)
Pronunciation raises many questions. Since learners of English are exposed to a bewildering variety of native and non-native Englishes, they are challenged to reflect on the importance of accent – both in their own English and in that of others. New developments in teaching, and the introduction of common European standards, have also prompted teachers to incorporate pronunciation training into their curricula.

In this collection, contributors discuss the most recent research on pronunciation issues to provide insight into matters of teaching, testing and the wider communicative context, ranging from Business English as a Lingua Franca to English communication between the Dutch and the Chinese.

Rias van den Doel works at Utrecht University. His teaching and research interests include pronunciation training, intercultural communication and World Englishes.

Laura Rupp works at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research and teaching are focused on pronunciation training and Global English.

Please see the following link: vuuniversitypress.com/
NEW JOURNAL in 2015: JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS
NEW JOURNAL in 2015
JOURNAL OF HISTORICAL SOCIOLINGUISTICS
Edited by Anita Auer, Catharina Peersman, Gijsbert Rutten, Rik Vosters
Published by De Gruyter Mouton
Website www.degruyter.com/view/j/jhsl

The Journal of Historical Sociolinguistics (JHSL) is a double-blind peer- reviewed forum for research into the social history of language. We welcome original contributions (both linguistic and interdisciplinary) from young and established scholars alike on aspects of language and society in the past including (but not limited to) the social embedding of language variation and change, issues of language contact and conflict, historical multilingualism, the social stratification of writing skills, the development of language norms and the impact of language ideologies. JHSL also publishes book reviews of recent work in th ese domains. Both the managing editorial team and the editorial board are members of the Historical Sociolinguistics Network.
JHSL is currently accepting submissions. Manuscripts should be submitted to Managing Editor Gijsbert Rutten at jhsl(removeme)degruyter.com.
Editors-in-Chief
Anita Auer, Université de Lausanne, Switzerland; Catharina Peersman, Sheffield University, UK; Gijsbert Rutten [Managing Editor], University of Leiden, The Netherlands; Rik Vosters, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Review Editor
Simon Pickl, Universität Salzburg, Austria
Founding Editor
Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium
Editorial Board
Jeroen Darquennes (Université de Namur, Belgium)
Stephan Elspaß (Universität Salzburg, Austria)
Susan Fitzmaurice (University of Sheffield, UK)
Kristine Horner (University of Sheffield, UK)
Brian D. Joseph (Ohio State University, USA)
Nils Langer (University of Bristol, UK)
Martyn Lyons (University of New South Wales, Australia)
France Martineau (Université d'Ottawa, Canada)
Terttu Nevalainen (University of Helsinki, Finland)
Joachim Scharloth (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
Hiroyuki Takada (University of Tokyo, Japan)
José del Valle (City University of New York, USA)
Laura Wright (University of Cambridge, UK)