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LOT Announcements / events
Registration LOT Summer School 2017 Leiden (June 26-July 7) is open! Deadline registration: June 4, 2017

For the schedule, more information and registration, please see:

https://www.lotschool.nl/education-and-training/lo...

Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen

Kennislink is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: https://bit.ly/1HM9brF

Actueel:

Gebaren tijdens hetspreken horen bij je taal
http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/gebaren-tijdens-het-spreken-horen-bij-je-taal
Gebaren maken tijdens het spreken: het komt in alle talen voor. Amerikaanseonderzoekers ontdekten met hulp van blinde mensen dat je deze gebaren nietkopieert van anderen. Je maakt ze vanzelf, passend bij je moedertaal.

Redactioneel: Pleidooi voor de geesteswetenschappen
http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/pleidooi-voor-de-geesteswetenschappen
Het is de Maand van de Filosofie. Een goed moment om ons te bezinnen op hetbelang van de alfa- of geesteswetenschappen. Want die raken steeds meer uit degratie, omdat het praktisch nut minder aan de oppervlakte ligt dan bij demeeste praktijkstudies. Maar juist in een tijd waarin computers ons steeds meerwerk uit handen nemen, zouden we veel waarde moeten hechten aan uniekmenselijke competenties, zoals taalgevoel en filosofisch denken.

Eerste bewijs voor complexe grammatica bij Japanse koolmees
http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/eerste-bewijs-voor-complexe-grammatica-bij-japanse-koolmees
De roep van de Japanse koolmees bezit een eigenschap die voorheen uniek werdverondersteld voor mensentaal. De mezen kunnen betekenisvolle klankreeksencombineren tot nieuwe klankreeksen met een eigen betekenis. Dit lijkt sterk opde manier waarop mensen woorden tot zinnen combineren. Aldus concludeerde eenteam onderzoekers onlangs in Nature.

'Met een vliegtuig vol Nederlandse proefpersonen naar een Finse scanner'
http://www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/met-een-vliegtuig-vol-nederlandse-proefpersonen-naar-een-finse-scanner
Pim Levelt stond aan de wieg van het Max Planck Instituut voorPsycholinguïstiek in Nijmegen. Tien jaar na zijn afscheid als hoogleraar bliktKennislink met hem terug. Wat is er sinds het begin van zijn carrière allemaalveranderd in het taalonderzoek? En welke gevaren kleven er aan de vele nieuwemogelijkheden?

Facebookpage LOT

New information about the upcoming LOT schools et cetera can also be found on our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/LOT-Landelijke-Onderzoekschool-Taalwetenschap-378098082559910/



Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Overview UiL OTS colloquia 2017, Utrecht

Overview sessions 2017

May 18th Maarten Kossmann

June 15th ‐ Nivja deJong

New season Syntax Interface talks, Utrecht University

Dear all,


We are happy to announce a new season of Syntax Interface lectures.

Important information: The meetings will still take place from 15:15 till 16:30, at Trans 8, room 0.19, Utrecht.

For more information on the talks check out our website: www.uu.nl/syntax-interface .


• May 8: Jacqueline van Kampen (Utrecht University)

• May 22: Aníko Lipták (Leiden University)

• May 29: Heidi Klockmann (Utrecht University)

• June 5: Marlies Kluck (Groningen University)

• June 19: Fred Weerman (University of Amsterdam)

Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
'Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century: the Evidence and the Rhetoric', Reading, May 11th 2017
Workshop
Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century: the Evidence and the Rhetoric

Keynote speaker:
Prof. Noam Chomsky (MIT, USA)

Plenary speakers
Prof. Adriana Belleti (University of Siena, Italy)
Prof. Hagit Borer (Queen Mary, London, UK)
Prof. Stephen Crain (Macquaire University, Australia)
Prof. Tanja Kupisch (University of Konstanz & UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
Prof. Terje Lohndal (NTNU & UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
Prof. Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena, Italy & University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Prof. Ian Roberts (Cambridge University, UK)
Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli (Cambridge University, UK)
Prof. Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Moderators
Prof. Jason Rothman (University of Reading)
Prof. Doug Saddy (University of Reading)

Where: University of Reading
When: May 11th, 2017
Hosts: The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences (PCLS)

The fields of linguistics, cognitive science and psychology were forever changed starting in the 1950s on the coattails of the cognitive revolution against behaviourism. Chomsky’s (1959) review of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour is one of the key turning points in this endeavour from which what would become the dominant theory of modern linguistics was born. Generative linguistics, often referred to as Universal Grammar (UG), has maintained for six decades now that humans are born endowed with domain-specific linguistic knowledge. In other words, the human brain comes pre-equipped with some type of innately determined blueprint to the general structure of language. Exactly what is universal and domain-specific with respect to linguistic knowledge has been the matter of debate and changing proposals over the past 6 decades, however, the core tenet of the generative program remains: at least some parts of language are provided by a genetic endowment. Although there is no question that parts of language are/can be learned in the truest sense, that input quantities and qualities matter, that social environment and interaction bring much to bear, a careful consideration of the preponderance of all evidence still “leaves little hope that [much of the structure of] language can be learned by an organism initially uniformed as to its general character, Chomsky, 1965: 58”. The purpose of this workshop is to present and consider the evidence that still points in this direction, while at the same time sifting through and seriously considering the rhetoric that in recent years has rejected the general tenets of generative linguistics. In doing so, we will examine the role of generative linguistics at present and consider where it will be going as the 21st century unfolds. The workshop features a keynote talk by Professor Chomsky and plenaries from 9 other renowned linguists, working on formal linguistic theory and its application to acquisition and processing in children and adult learners. The day culminates in a moderated panel discussion with all our invited speakers, where audience members can ask questions.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email
pclsevents@reading.ac.uk to register your interest by Friday 20th January 2017. Further details about the workshop, including how to book will be announced soon.

Workshop invitation - Register your interest

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Workshop
Generative Linguistics in the 21st Century: the Evidence and the Rhetoric

Keynote speaker:
Prof. Noam Chomsky (MIT, USA)

Plenary speakers
Prof. Adriana Belleti (University of Siena, Italy)
Prof. Hagit Borer (Queen Mary, London, UK)
Prof. Stephen Crain (Macquaire University, Australia)
Prof. Tanja Kupisch (University of Konstanz & UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
Prof. Terje Lohndal (NTNU & UiT the Arctic University of Norway)
Prof. Luigi Rizzi (University of Siena, Italy & University of Geneva, Switzerland)
Prof. Ian Roberts (Cambridge University, UK)
Prof. Ianthi Tsimpli (Cambridge University, UK)
Prof. Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania, USA)

Moderators
Prof. Jason Rothman (University of Reading)
Prof. Doug Saddy (University of Reading)

Where: University of Reading
When: May 11th, 2017
Hosts: The School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences (PCLS)

The fields of linguistics, cognitive science and psychology were forever changed starting in the 1950s on the coattails of the cognitive revolution against behaviourism. Chomsky’s (1959) review of Skinner’s Verbal Behaviour is one of the key turning points in this endeavour from which what would become the dominant theory of modern linguistics was born. Generative linguistics, often referred to as Universal Grammar (UG), has maintained for six decades now that humans are born endowed with domain-specific linguistic knowledge. In other words, the human brain comes pre-equipped with some type of innately determined blueprint to the general structure of language. Exactly what is universal and domain-specific with respect to linguistic knowledge has been the matter of debate and changing proposals over the past 6 decades, however, the core tenet of the generative program remains: at least some parts of language are provided by a genetic endowment. Although there is no question that parts of language are/can be learned in the truest sense, that input quantities and qualities matter, that social environment and interaction bring much to bear, a careful consideration of the preponderance of all evidence still “leaves little hope that [much of the structure of] language can be learned by an organism initially uniformed as to its general character, Chomsky, 1965: 58”. The purpose of this workshop is to present and consider the evidence that still points in this direction, while at the same time sifting through and seriously considering the rhetoric that in recent years has rejected the general tenets of generative linguistics. In doing so, we will examine the role of generative linguistics at present and consider where it will be going as the 21st century unfolds. The workshop features a keynote talk by Professor Chomsky and plenaries from 9 other renowned linguists, working on formal linguistic theory and its application to acquisition and processing in children and adult learners. The day culminates in a moderated panel discussion with all our invited speakers, where audience members can ask questions.
If you are interested in attending this workshop, please email pclsevents@reading.ac.uk to register your interest by Friday 20th January 2017. Further details about the workshop, including how to book will be announced soon.

Workshop invitation - Register your interest

Workshop: Revising formal semantic and pragmatic theories from a neurocognitive perspective, Bochum, Germany, 19-20 June 2017

Workshop: Revising formal semantic and pragmatic theories from a neurocognitive perspective

Bochum, Germany 19-20 June 2017

Note the convenient date and location: Just before the XPRAG conference in Cologne (ca. one-hour traveling distance by a local train)


Over the last few decades we have observed a growing interest in using experimental methods to investigate semantic and pragmatic theories. Experimental pragmatics has become a flourishing interdisciplinary research area. Aside from behavioral methods, such as reaction time measurement, eye-tracking and acceptability judgments, researchers have become increasingly interested in investigating language processing at the neural level and by this means shedding more light on semantic and pragmatic theories. To this end, they have employed techniques such as electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Although this enterprise has resulted in a large amount of interesting data about linguistic processing, the interpretation of these results remains debated with respect to their relevance for more formal theories of meaning. On the one hand, it often is difficult to formulate clear processing predictions for semantic and pragmatic theories, on the other hand, the theoretical interpretation of the activations observed with neuroimaging tools is not fully understood. As a result, the neurolinguistics and formal semantic/pragmatic communities remain still rather disjoint. In this workshop we would like to bridge the gap and discuss the challenges of combining the two approaches.

Invited Speakers

Valentina Bambini (IUSS of Pavia)

Harm Brouwer (Saarland University)

Ira Noveck (CNRS Lyon)

Steve Politzer-Ahles (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne)


Call for papers

We invite abstracts for contributed talks and posters related to the workshop’s theme, addressing problems in semantics and pragmatics with experimental neurocognitive methods. We welcome papers presenting novel experimental results, talks covering methodological aspects of such studies as well as explanatory talks that aim at discussing existing data from the perspective of refined formal semantic or pragmatic theories.

Relevant topics include (but are not limited to)

The semantics/pragmatics interface

Theories of implicatures and presuppositions

Bayesian Pragmatics

Semantic and pragmatic aspects of negation

Quantifiers in natural language

Reference resolution

Semantic and pragmatic aspects of conditional sentences

Pragmatic enrichment in sentence meaning composition

Metonymy & metaphor

Human reasoning (defeasible reasoning, syllogistic, deductive & inductive reasoning)


Submission

Abstracts should have maximally 1 page (1-inch margins on all sides, font size 11) plus 1 page with additional figures/tables/references.


Please submit your abstracts at:

http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=neuropragse...

Deadline: 31.03.2017

Notification: 15.04.2017

More information: http://www.ruhr-uni-bochum.de/phil-lang/RevisingSe...

Organizers:

Maria Spychalska & Markus Werning

Contact: maria.spychalska@rub.de


Workshop 'Types of iconicity in language use, development, and processing', MPI Nijmegen, July 6-7, 2017


Location: Max Planck Institute forPsycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Organisers:Gerardo Ortega, Asli Özyürek, and Mark Dingemanse


The notion of iconicity is rapidly gaining influenceacross the language sciences as a factor in explanations and models of languagestructure, language learning, language processing, and language evolution. Witha remarkable increase in the number of studies wielding the term ‘iconicity’there is a growing need to specify and investigate the notion of iconicityitself across modalities (speech, sign, and gesture). The aim of this workshopis to provide conceptual clarity and empirical evidence on the nature oficonicity and its role in language use, development, and processing. The guestspeakers come from across the language sciences, from gesture studies toneuroscience and from linguistic typology to sign language linguistics; andwill share their take on iconicity, examining how they complement each other,how they can be investigated experimentally, and how they shed light onlanguage and communication.

Confirmed guest speakers include:

  • Kimi Akita (Nagoya University)
  • Linda Drijvers (Radboud University)
  • Karen Emmorey (San Diego State University)
  • Mutsumi Imai (Keio University)
  • Spencer Kelly (Colgate University)
  • Pamela Perniss (Brighton University)
  • Tessa Verhoef (MPI)
  • Gabriella Vigliocco (UCL)

Call for submissions: We invite submissions for posterpresentations on recent unpublished work addressing one or more of the workshopquestions. For more information, please visit the website below.

http://iconicity.ruhosting.nl/



For more information, please contact, Gerardo Ortega (gerardo.ortega@mpi.nl).

We gratefully acknowledge funding from the Max PlanckSociety for the Advancement of Science and from the Netherlands Organisationfor Scientific Research (NWO), which supports the research of the organisersthrough two Veni grants (Mark Dingemanse and Gerardo Ortega) and a Vici grant(Asli Özyürek).

Amsterdam Summer School 'Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change', Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, July 8-22, 2017

Amsterdam Summer School. Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: Adiscourse perspective on making sense of social change, 8-22 July 2017, VrijeUniversiteit Amsterdam

Checkout the programme and register now on Doing Research with DiscourseAnalysis (only a few days and a few places left!)

Weoffer a varied programme for MA and PhD students to practice advancedacademic skills in transdisciplinary conceptual research design, including adiscourse-analytic component.

Frameworksfor integrating discourse-analytic methods in other methodologies are demonstratedand discussed with a view to sparking critical reasoning about research designand practice. We will focus on the study of language use from variousperspectives in the understanding that communication is the mirror and motor ofsocial interaction. Various methods will be demonstrated and discussed to getfamiliar with transdisciplinary research design.

Studentsare encouraged to participate actively. Participants are invited to bring inperspectives from your own cultural background and fields of interest so yourinput can be integrated in the discussions and assignments. In this way, youwill learn to account for the choices you make in your research design.

Lecturersinclude senior lecturers and professors from the world’s leading centre forcritical discourse studies at LancasterUniversity (UK), Universityof East Anglia and various faculties at the VU. VU students and PhDcandidates are entitles to a substantial discount.

http://bachelors.vu.amsterdam/en/summer-school/courses/DoingResearchwithDiscourseAnalysis/index.aspx


YFRSW-2017, Stockholm, August 20, 2017

2nd International Workshop for

Young Female Researchers in Speech Science & Technology (YFRSW-2017)


Special event of Interspeech 2017

Stockholm, August 20th 2017


https://sites.google.com/site/yfrsw2017/

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Important Dates

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- Abstract submission opens: 15 April 2017

- Abstract submission closes: 15 May 2017

- Notification of acceptance: 15 June 2017

- Registration deadline: 5 August 2017

- Workshop date: 20 August 2017


Overview

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The aim of this workshop is to bring women undergraduate and masters students, who are currently working in speech science and technology, together at a special event co-located with Interspeech 2017, Stockholm, Sweden. The workshop will take place on 20 August 2017 from 10am to 5pm followed by a dinner with invited senior members of the Interspeech community. It will feature panel discussions with senior female researchers in the field, student poster presentations and a mentoring session.


The workshop is the second of its kind, after a successful inaugural event (YFRSW 2016) at Interspeech 2016 in San Francisco. It is designed to foster interest in research in our field in women at the undergraduate or master level who have not yet committed to getting a PhD in speech science or technology areas, but who have had some research experience in their college and universities via individual or group projects.


Call for Participation

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Abstracts (maximum of 300 words) should be submitted by email to

yfrs.workshop@gmail.com by May 15, 2017.


Abstracts will be reviewed by the committee and applicants will be notified by June 15, 2017. Emphasis will be on inclusivity although all submissions should be in the core scientific domains covered by Interspeech.



Preliminary Program

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The workshop will include the following events:

* A welcome breakfast with introductions (1h)

* A panel of senior women talking about their own research and experiences as women in the speech community (1h)

* A panel of senior students who work in the speech area to describe how they became interested in speech research (1h)

* A poster session for the students to present their own research (2h)

* A one-on- one coaching session between students and senior women mentor

(1h)

* A networking lunch for students and senior women (1h)



Organising committee

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Heidi Christensen, University of Sheffield, UK

(heidi.christensen@sheffield.ac.uk)


Abeer Alwan, University of California, Los Angeles, US Kay Berkling, DHBW, Karlsruhe, Germany Catia Cucchiarini, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Milica Gašić, University of Cambridge, UK Dilek Hakkani-Tür Google Research, US Julia Hirschberg, Columbia University, New York, US Karen Livescu, TTIC, Chicago, US Catharine Oertel, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden Odette Scharenborg, Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands Isabel Trancoso, INESC-ID, Lisbon, Portugal


For further details, please see


https://sites.google.com/site/yfrsw2017/

Workshop 'Topics within phonology and syntax', Amsterdam, August 24-26, 2017

Dates: August 24-26

Place: Amsterdam

A successful methodological assumption underlying much sociolinguistic,dialectological, and diachronic linguistic work has been that the variation wefind between speakers is not random, but reflects sociological, historical,geographical, physiological and other differences in the outside world, and isbounded by universal aspects of the human body and mind. In recent years,formal linguistics, traditionally putting a large burden of explanation ontheories of the human mind, has extended its focus to explaining at least someaspects of the variational patterns – both the question what the limits ofvariation are, and what explains why certain variants are found in certainplaces, among certain groups, at certain periods.

In this workshop we aim at bringing together researchers who are working on abetter understanding of the patterns of variation – on a map, or on the timeline – from the prism of syntactic, morphological and phonological theories:why, for instance, are certain linguistic phenomena found exclusively on areasclose to important isoglosses? Why do certain linguistic changes tend toco-occur? How is it possible that speakers' intuitions about grammaticalityseem to correspond to the distribution of the different variants within acommunity? How do we understand the phenomenon of 'drift' where a certaingrammatical well-formedness change takes centuries to play out?

On August 24-26, researchers of the NWO-sponsored project Maps & Grammarorganize a workshop on these topics within phonology and syntax. Although mostspeakers will be either participants in the project or invited internationalexperts on the topic, there are a few spots also for other talks, and forposters. Abstracts (max. 2 pages, including everything) should be submittedbefore May 15, 2017 to cavirani.edoardo@gmail.com.Notification of acceptance: before June 1, 2017.

Invited speakers: R. Etxepare, S. Wurmbrand, L. Savoia, B. Alber, T. Scheer ,G. Kaufmann, R. Manzini

7th ISCA Workshop on 'Speech and Language Technology in Education' (SLaTE 2017), Stockholm, August 25-26, 2017

For more information, please see http://www.slate2017.org/


National eScience Symposium, Amsterdam, October 12, 2017

Discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice

The Dutch National eScience Symposium is a one-day event where scientists and researchers from different disciplines meet to discover how digital technology impacts scientific practice.

The symposium will feature five thematic sessions showcasing world-class data-driven and compute-intensive research in different fields:

  • Internet of Things

  • Energy Science

  • Natural Language

  • Brain, Cognition and Behavior

  • Future of Machine Learning

The thematic sessions are organized in partnership with SURFnet, NWO-Shell programme, CLARIAH, NeurolabNL and Commit2Data.

Why?

Digital technology cross-cuts all scientific domains. Our understanding of the universe, dealing with the challenges of climate change and discovering new energy sources, analyzing human behavior, or tracking athletes' performances are just a couple of areas where digital technology is being used to enhance scientific research.

The cross-cutting aspect means that technologies used in one field can be applicable across other fields. This annual symposium is an opportunity for anyone working in academia or industry with an interest in digital technology and scientific research. It is thé place to meet researchers, students, data scientists, scientific administrators, CIOs and CTOs dealing with the challenges and potential of digital technologies; from the humanities to physics and beyond.

5th International conference on statistical language and speech processing, Le Mans, France, October 23-25, 2017

5th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STATISTICAL LANGUAGE AND SPEECHPROCESSING

SLSP 2017

Le Mans, France

October 23-25, 2017

Organized by:

Computer Science Lab (LIUM)
University of Le Mans

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

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/

AIMS:

SLSP is a yearly conference series aimed at promoting and displaying excellentresearch on the wide spectrum of statistical methods that are currently in usein computational language or speech processing. It aims at attractingcontributions from both fields. Though there exist large, well-knownconferences and workshops hosting contributions to any of these areas, SLSP isa more focused meeting where synergies between subdomains and people will hopefullyhappen. In SLSP 2017, significant room will be reserved to young scholars atthe beginning of their career and particular focus will be put on methodology.

VENUE:

SLSP 2017 will take place in Le Mans, in the region Pays de la Loire, a citywith well-preserved Gallo-Roman remnants. The venue will be:

Claude Chappe Informatics Institute
University of Le Mans
Avenue Laënnec
72085 Le Mans Cedex 9

SCOPE:

The conference invites submissions discussing the employment of statisticalmodels (including machine learning) within language and speech processing.Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limitedto:

anaphora and coreference resolution
authorship identification, plagiarism and spam filtering
computer-aided translation
corpora and language resources
data mining and semantic web
information extraction
information retrieval
knowledge representation and ontologies
lexicons and dictionaries
machine translation
multimodal technologies
natural language understanding
neural representation of speech and language
opinion mining and sentiment analysis
parsing
part-of-speech tagging
question-answering systems
semantic role labelling
speaker identification and verification
speech and language generation
speech recognition
speech synthesis
speech transcription
spelling correction
spoken dialogue systems
term extraction
text categorisation
text summarisation
user modeling

STRUCTURE:

SLSP 2017 will consist of:

invited talks
peer-reviewed contributions
posters

INVITED SPEAKERS:

tba

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE: (to be completed)

Robert Gaizauskas (University of Sheffield, UK)
Keikichi Hirose (University of Tokyo, JP)
Gareth Jones (Dublin City University, IE)
Tomi Kinnunen (University of Eastern Finland, FI)
Elizabeth D. Liddy (Syracuse University, US)
Xunying Liu (Chinese University of Hong Kong, HK)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i Virgili University, ES, chair)
Yuji Matsumoto (Nara Institute of Science and Technology, JP)
Marie-Francine Moens (KU Leuven, BE)
Preslav Nakov (Qatar Computing Research Institute, QA)
Hermann Ney (RWTH Aachen University, DE)
Holger Schwenk (Facebook, FR)
Phil Woodland (University of Cambridge, UK)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Walid Aransa (Le Mans)
Adrien Bardet (Le Mans)
Abdessalam Bouchekif (Le Mans)
Fethi Bougares (Le Mans)
Nathalie Camelin (Le Mans)
Yannick Estève (Le Mans, co-chair)
Mercedes García Martínez (Le Mans)
Sahar Ghannay (Le Mans)
Anthony Larcher (Le Mans)
Antoine Laurent (Le Mans)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Salima Mdhaffar (Le Mans)
Manuel J. Parra Royón (Granada)
Simon Petitrenaud (Le Mans)
David Silva (London)
Natalia Tomashenko (Le Mans)
Kévin Vythelingum (Le Mans)

SUBMISSIONS:

Authors are invited to submit non-anonymized papers in English presentingoriginal and unpublished research. Papers should not exceed 12 single-spacedpages (including eventual appendices, references, proofs, graphics, etc.) andshould be prepared according to the standard format for Springer Verlag's LNCSseries (see http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0).

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=slsp2017

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNAI series will beavailable by the time of the conference.

A special issue of a major journal will be later published containingpeer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributedto the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/SLSP2017/Registration.php

DEADLINES (all at 23:59 CET):

Paper submission: June 11, 2017
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: July 11, 2017
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNAI proceedings: July 21, 2017
Early registration: July 21, 2017
Late registration: October 9, 2017
Submission to the journal special issue: January 25, 2018

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david.silva409@yahoo.com

POSTAL ADDRESS:

SLSP 2017
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Université du Maine

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Conference 'Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics', Ahwaz, Iran, February 1-2, 2018

Title of conference: The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Venue: Ahwaz, Iran

Website: http://llld.ir/en/

The Second International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics is organized by Pazoheshgaran Andishmand Institute (Ahwaz, Iran) in association with different universities such as Shahid Chemran University of Ahvaz.

The conference will be dedicated to current issues of different languages and dialects such as Persian, Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish.

Academics and university lecturers are cordially invited to present their research regarding current issues of different languages, dialects and linguistics in English, Arabic or Persian. Such an approach suggests that a linguistic study is no longer limited within a certain field; knowledge from different fields cultivates diversity in linguistic study. Recognizing this trend, the conference organizing committee aims to provide a platform for researchers and scholars from various fields to exchange ideas.

The selective papers of the conference will be published in journals such as Journal of English Language Teaching and will be indexed in CIVILICA (All the services regarding publication and index of the articles are free of charge).



Job Announcements / Vacancies
9 PhD positions GK Nominal Modification, Goethe University Frankfurt, deadline: April 30, 2017

9 PhD positions, GK Nominal Modification, Goethe University Frankfurt Starting date: October 1, 2017 Application deadline: April 30, 2017


Description:


The Institute for Linguistics of the Goethe University Frankfurt offers full funding for 9 graduate students (E13 TV-G-U, 65%-part-time) who aim for a doctoral degree in linguistics. These 9 positions will be part of the graduate school ''Nominal Modification'', funded by the German Science Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). The starting date is October 1, 2017 and each position will be funded for 3 years including social benefits.


Expectations:


The students are expected to write a dissertation based on independent research and to actively participate in the advanced courses offered. They will be encouraged and receive financial support to participate in conferences and summer schools and to conduct empirical research. Internationally renowned scholars will be invited for talks and seminars relevant to the research topics of the graduate students.


Tasks:


The research programme of the school covers three major aspects of nominal modification: First, the internal syntactic structure of nominal phrases with regard to synchronic and diachronic diversity including typological aspects, as well as processing and acquisition will be studied, particularly addressing the problem of functional layers within the DP and the elements hosted there. Second, the external structural properties of modified nominal phrases are investigated with an emphasis on the phenomena extraposition, discontinuity and non-locality. Here, the main aim is to explore the factors influencing the choice of alternative constructions by conducting interdisciplinary research in relevant fields including syntax, prosody and pragmatics. The third main research question deals with the semantics of modification; here the focus is on the challenges for compositionality presented by non-locally interpreted modifiers. Furthermore, differences between various kinds of local modification are investigated; in particular, cognitive explanations for the overall preference of modification by intersection and subsective modification in general will be sought.


Members of the graduate school will be eligible to participate in an exchange programme with the Linguistics Department and the Institute for Research in Cognitive Science at the University of Pennsylvania for one semester. The school will also cooperate with Goethe University’s graduate academy GRADE, which provides support regarding structured doctoral education and offers additional training, consulting, and networking events.


Detailed information about the research programme, including a list of the faculty involved in the programme, and a list of potential dissertation topics, can be found at http://www2.uni-frankfurt.de/50692667 and http://nominal-modification.de.


Application requirements:

Applicants should have an M.A. in linguistics, or equivalent, with the degree completed by October 1, 2017.


Required documents:

- letter of intent (1-3 pages) in English or German that describes the research topic the candidate plans to work on in his/her doctoral thesis and the candidate’s research interests; the research topic has to be related to nominal modification;

- representative sample of research work (e.g. an advanced seminar paper or M.A. thesis);

- two names of references who may be contacted by the search committee;

- Curriculum Vitae (CV);

- copy of M.A. degree (to be handed in the latest by October 1, 2017, if not already available by April 30, 2017).


All required documents for the application should be emailed as pdf attachments to Prof. Dr. Caroline Féry at caroline.fery@gmail.com (subject line: nominal modification).


Application deadline: April 30, 2017

Contact information: Dr. Sascha Alexeyenko, alexeyenko@em.uni-frankfurt.de


Senior Lecturer/Lecturer position, University of Manchester, UK, deadline: 8 May 2017

The University ofManchester, UK is looking for a new Lecturer/Senior Lecturer who works intypical language development but who has also either done research withclinical populations or who would be interested in doing so. Thesuccessful applicant will join researchers interested in typical and atypicaldevelopment - further information about our work can be found at www.lucid.ac.uk and http://research.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/ldd.

Early years researchers with significant potential, or established researcherswith a track record of broadly relevant research and grant funding are invitedto apply. The advert and further particulars can be found at this link:

https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/internal/displayjob.aspx?jobid=13109

Closing Date 8th May 2017

Informal enquiries can be directed to Prof Elena Lieven (elena.lieven@manchester.ac.uk)or Prof Anna Theakston (anna.theakston@manchester.ac.uk)

PhD position ‘Time in Translation: a semantics of the Perfect’, Utrecht University, deadline: May 9, 2017

1 PhD position in the project ‘Time in Translation: a semantics ofthe Perfect’ (1,0 fte), Utrecht Institute of Linguistics, Utrecht University,deadline May 9.

Job description

You will be participating inthe project Time in Translation: a semantics of the Perfect.

This project is funded byNWO, by way of a Vrije Competitie project awarded to Prof. dr. Henriëtte deSwart and dr. Bert Le Bruyn at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. The projectaims to develop the meaning of the present perfect. We will collect data from 5languages (Dutch, English, German, French, Spanish) in parallel corpora, andanalyse perfect use in relation to other verbal tense forms both at thesentence and at the discourse level. Translation experiments will be used tocheck the space of variation in choosing one form over another.

In this project, two PhDpositions and a postdoc position will be available. One PhD position hasalready been filled, and the postdoc position will start later, so we arecurrently searching to hire a PhD candidate for the following subproject:

PhD2 – Perfect use indiscourse: from conversation to literary texts

The PhD will focus on thediscourse role of the perfect in conversation and literary texts, and will beresponsible for developing an analysis of non-narrative tense use. Data collection and translation experimentswill be carried out in close collaboration with the other PhD and the postdoc.The interaction, collaboration and sharing of data with the other researchersin the project is therefore expected. The PhD candidates and the postdoctoralresearcher will of course have the opportunity to fill in the details of theseprojects or expand them, based on their expertise, the data they gather andtheir own research ideas, in consultation with the two project leaders.

Short profile of the candidate

• A (soon to be completed) (research) Master’s degree inlinguistics, with a focus on semantics andpragmatics; prior experience with corpus research and/or experiments welcome;

• Fluency in at least two languages of the project besidesEnglish (Dutch, German, French, Spanish)

Offer

The PhD position is offeredat 1,0 FTE, starting 1 October 2017, initially for a period of 18 months. Upongood performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will be extended forthe remaining period of 30 months (4 years in total).

Additional information

If you are interested,please contact the project director, Prof. dr. Henriëtte de Swart(h.deswart@uu.nl) or the research coordinator at UiL OTS (Maaike Schoorlemmer)for more information. For more information about the project, please visit theproject website http://timealign.pythonanywhere.com/.A project description with specifications about the subprojects can be found athttp://timealign.pythonanywhere.com/static/Time-in-Translation-project.pdf.

Applications

This is an advance notice.Interested candidates are asked to keep an eye on the project website where thefull description of the position and a link to the application website will beadded. Candidates will be asked to submit digital copies of:

• a letter of motivation;

• a research statement of about 1000 words, explaining whyand how you plan to conduct this research;

• a CV;

• copies of relevant diplomas and grade transcripts;

• your Master’s thesis and any other publication you canprovide;

• names and full contact details of two academic referees.

Interviews (in person orusing videoconferencing) will be held during last week of May and/or the 1stweek of June, 2017.

The application deadline is May9.

Assistant Professor of English Language and Linguistics (0.6 - 0.8 FTE), deadline: May 14, 2017

Faculty of Arts
Vacancy number: 23.10.17
Application deadline: 14 May 2017

Responsibilities

As AssistantProfessor of English Language and Linguistics, you will be part of a teachingand research team in the field concerned. You should have a PhD and a strongtrack record in a specialisation relevant to (contemporary) English languageand linguistics, such as sociolinguistics or second language acquisition. Youwill teach courses at both Bachelor’s and Master’s levels to students in thedepartment of English. In your teaching, the emphasis will be on theory andpraxis of English linguistics, including courses in language proficiency andcommunication. You will supervise undergraduate and graduate students ininternships and in writing their theses. Your research will be embedded in theCentre for Language Studies (www.ru.nl/cls/). CLS research combines theoretical inspiration with a strong empiricaland experimental orientation, and is explicitly interdisciplinary in nature.Collaborative partners include the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics andthe Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, both on campus. Yourresearch should strengthen our research lines in English language andlinguistics, and you will be expected to play an active role in the researchconducted at the CLS and its partner institutes.

Work environment

The Facultyof Arts consists of ten departments in the areas of language and culture,history, history of arts, linguistics and communication and informationstudies, which together cater for about 2,400 students and collaborate closelyin teaching and research.

Research at the Faculty of Arts is embedded in two research institutes: theInstitute for Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies (HLCS) and the Centrefor Language Studies (CLS).

What we expect from you

As acandidate for this position you:

· have adoctoral degree in English linguistics and a strong research profile in aspecialisation relevant to the position;

· have anumber of relevant publications in international publication outlets to yourname;

· are willingand able to supervise/co-supervise doctoral research effectively and to a highstandard;

· you areactively engaged in acquiring external research funding;

· are aninspiring and challenging teacher, with teaching experience at all universitylevels;

· have aninterest in administrative tasks and management;

· are a nativespeaker of English, or have a near-native command of English.

What we have to offer

· employment: 0.6 - 0.8 FTE;

· in additionto the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

· salary willdepend on qualifications and experience, and will be between €3,427 (scale 11)and €5,330 (scale 12) gross per month, based on full-time employment;

· temporaryappointment for three years;

· you will beappointed as an Assistant Professor, Level 1 (UFO profile: Universitair Docentniveau 1) or Level 2 (UFO profile: Universitair Docent niveau 2), depending onqualifications and experience.

Are you interested in our excellent employmentconditions?

Other Information

This position is scheduled to start on 1 September 2017.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: the Faculty of Arts

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. A. van Kemenade, Chair of English Linguistics
Telephone: +31 24 3611422
E-mail:
a.v.kemenade@let.ru.nl

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Mrdrs. L.J.P.M van Mosseveld) exclusively using the button 'Apply' below. Yourapplication should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

· Letter of motivation

· CV

As part ofthe selection process, you may be invited to give a trial lecture.

9 Research Positions in the Dutch Consortium 'Language in Interaction' (1.0 FTE), Deadline: May 21, 2017

Nine Research Positions in the Dutch Consortium'Language in Interaction' (1.0 FTE)

Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'
Vacancy number: 30.02.17
Application deadline: 21 May 2017

Responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a uniqueresearch consortium aiming to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of languageat multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and thevariability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

Currently, our consortium advertises 4 Postdoc and 5 PhD positions. Thesepositions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as amember of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements andprofile.

Click here for more information on the advertisedpositions.
www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html

Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the languagesciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a largegrant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), bringstogether many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with aresearch programme on the foundations of language.
In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fieldsof cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities anda research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that willbe invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level ofmethodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics,neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. Thisconsortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human languageat a scale not easily found anywhere else.

We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to ourunderstanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelatedat multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectivelyaddress these key questions of our field.

Our five Big Questions are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology andpsycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brainorganization for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shapedby communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does theability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and mapindividual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a languagesystem in humans?

Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium’s homeinstitutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidateswill become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in aninternational setting at all participating institutions. English is the linguafranca.

What we expect from you

Each position has its own requirements and profile.
Detailed information on:
www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html

General requirements for all positions are:

· a degree in one of thefields indicated for the positions;

· strongmotivation;

· excellent proficiency inwritten and spoken English.

What we have to offer

· employment:1.0 FTE;

· you will be appointed atone of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position appliedfor;

· terms of employmentdepend on the embedding institution;

· the institutes involvedhave regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-lifebalance.

Other Information

All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed tobuilding a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourageapplications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on LiI consortium: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/
Further information on the different positions, including terms of employmentand contacts:
www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. P. Hagoort)exclusively via: http://www.ru.nl/applyonline?tk=uk&recid=597242

Your application should include (and be limited to) the followingattachment(s):

· a cover letter quoting atthe top the number of the position you apply for;

· your curriculum vitae,including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who canprovide references.

Please apply before 21 May 2017, 23:59 CET. You may apply for more thanone position.

No commercial propositions please.

PhD position on the grammar of Senegalese drum languages (1,0 fte), deadline: May 21, 2017.

Job description:

We are looking for an excellent candidate for a PhDposition in a research project on Senegalese drum languages. Candidates shouldbe able to carry out outstanding fieldwork with Senegalese musicians, and dotheoretical linguistic work on the relation between grammar and music in drumlanguage.

Deadline for applications: 21 May 2017.

The project is funded by NWO by way of a Free Competitionproject awarded to the principal investigator Prof. Y. Winter. It is the firstextensive linguistic and experimental study of the drum languages used bySenegalese musicians.

This PhD project aims to develop a linguistic theory ofSenegalese drum language. It follows previous work done by the PI (Winter, Y.,Language 90, 2014). Candidates are expected to have an excellent background intheoretical linguistics or another relevant discipline. In addition, candidatesshould be able and prepared to carry out fieldwork in Senegal for a period ofsix months.

The tasks for the PhD candidate will include:

- Carrying out fieldwork among Wolof speaking musiciansin Senegal

- Embedding the results within a coherent theory of drumlanguages, informed by recent advances in theoretical linguistics and cognitivescience

- Presenting results at workshops and conferences, andpublishing them as peer-reviewed articles in international journals

- Taking part in documenting Senegalese drummingtraditions

- Participation in selected training programme scheduledfor the research Institute, graduate School and the National research School

- Teaching undergraduate courses as part of the PhDtraining

- Completing and defending a PhD thesis within four years


For more details on this research project, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar.html


Requirements:

- A (soon to be completed) research Master’s degree inlinguistics or another relevant sub-discipline of Cognitive Science. Excellentcandidates with a background in Computer Science or Mathematics may also beconsidered;

- Excellent proficiency in spoken and written English;

- An outstanding record of work in the Master's degree;

- Interest in fieldwork research, and readiness to livein Senegal for over a period of six months as part of the project;

- Excellent communicational skills and ability to work ina heterogeneous team;

- Fluency in Wolof or French, or a proven ability toquickly master foreign languages is a strong advantage;

- Proven musical experience is a strong advantage.


Offer

Internship: The selected candidate will be required toundergo a training period of three months as an employed research assistant inthe project, prior to definitive selection for the PhD position. Positiveevaluation in this training, including the candidate’s ability to do successfulfieldwork, will be a pre-condition for the selected candidate to be offered thePhD position. The research assistant position will start on October 1, 2017 atthe latest.

PhD position: The PhD position will be offered at 1,0FTE, starting on January 1, 2018 at the latest, initially for a period of 15months. Upon good performance and a positive evaluation, the contract will beextended for the remaining period of 33 months (4 years in total). The grossmonthly salary starts at €2,191.- in the first year, and ends at

€2,801.- in the fourth year, on a fulltime basis.

Utrecht University offers a pension scheme, a holiday allowanceof 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% and flexible employmentconditions. Conditions are based on the Collective Employment Agreement of theDutch Universities.

About the organisation

Researchers at UiL OTS are distributed across 6 researchgroups, focusing on the following range of linguistic subdomains: LanguageVariation, Language, Logic and Information, Linguistic Theory and LanguageAcquisition, Language Processing and Language Pathology, Language andEducation, Language and Communication. It comprises approximately 20 fullprofessors, a dozen postdocs and roughly 40 PhD students.

The Department of Language, Literature and Communicationoffers BA and MA programmes in literary studies, linguistics, communicationstudies, translation, as well as Dutch, English, German, French, Italian,Spanish and (uniquely in the Netherlands) Celtic languages.

The Faculty of Humanities has approximately seventhousand students and nine hundred staff members. It comprises four ResearchInstitutes: The Institute of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Institute ofHistory and Art History, Institute of Cultural Inquiry (ICON), and the UtrechtInstitute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS). With its research and education inthese fields, the Faculty aims to contribute to a better understanding of theNetherlands and Europe in a rapidly changing social and cultural context. Theenthusiastic and committed colleagues and the excellent amenities in thehistorical city centre of Utrecht, where the Faculty is housed, contribute toan inspiring working environment.

Utrecht University

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates ourscientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. AtUtrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towardsmajor societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions, LifeSciences and Sustainability.

Additional information

For more details on this research project, see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar.html

For further information, please feel free to contactProf. Yoad Winter (for his email address see http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad) or theresearch coordinator at UiL OTS (Dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer:

mailto:m.schoorlemmer@uu.nl).

Applications

In order to apply, please use the link in the official adof this position, at:

https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

Or directly at the following link:

https://ssl1.peoplexs.com/Peoplexs22/CandidatesPortalNoLogin/Vacancy.cfm?PortalID=4124&VacatureID=893172&Vacancy=PhD%20position%20on%20the%20grammar%20of%20Senegalese%20drum%20languages%20%281%2E0%20FTE%29#top

Your application should include digital copies of:

- application form - to be downloaded from http://www.phil.uu.nl/~yoad/sabar/form.html

- CV including full personal and academic details;

- Certified copies of relevant diplomas and gradetranscripts;

- Master’s thesis (or a draft thereof), and any otherpublication you can provide;

- Names and full contact details of two academicreferees.

The application deadline is 21 May 2017.

Interviews, in person or otherwise, of selected applicants will be held during the week starting June 19, 2017.

Calls for papers for events
CfP 'CLS Language & Social Media day', Radboud University Nijmegen, June 15, 2017, deadline: April 30, 2017​

CLS Language &Social Media day

Thursday 15June 2017

OPEN CALL to present your ongoing research on language and social media

The goal of the CLS Language & SocialMedia day is to bring together researchers from different groups or disciplinesworking on the topic of language and social media and share their work. Allresearchers (not limited to those based in Nijmegen) are invited to presenttheir ongoing research on language and social media. First of all, this daywill give us insight into what colleagues are working on. More importantly, it will allow usto benefit from each other’s knowledge and obtain different perspectives on similartheoretical or methodological issues, which can further our understanding oflanguage in social media.

The CLS Language & Social Media day willinclude:

- short oral presentations

- a poster session

- two keynotes: Reinheild Vandekerckhove(University of Antwerp) & Rodney Jones (University of Reading)

All oralpresentations will be plenary, organized to promote discussion across thedisciplines. Moreover, there will be plenty of opportunity throughout the dayto discuss research in an informal setting. Attending without presentingis, of course, also possible -- for more information see below. (Research)master students are also welcome to present!

Abstract submission

The abstract shouldpresent an empirical study on language and social media (e.g. Twitter,WhatsApp, text messages, instant messages, blogs, etc.). The abstract shouldnot exceed 500 words and should be sent asa Word document to lieke.verheijen@let.ru.nl by 30April 2017. Please indicate whether you would like to give anoral presentation or present a poster. The subject of the message shouldbe Abstract Submission Language & Social Media. The conferencelanguage is English.

Registration

The symposium willinclude lunch and drinks and is open to everyone. It will feature twointeresting guest speakers. To register, please fill in the registrationform before Tuesday 30 May on www.ru.nl/cls/news-events/cls-language-social-media-day/registration/.

And check out ourFacebook event: www.facebook.com/events/180090125836238/.

Update: CfP 'Monolingual histories – Multilingual practices', Ghent, Belgium, 1 December 2017, (changed) deadline: 1 May 2017

Call for papers for a colloquium on


Monolingual histories – Multilingual practices

Issues in historical language contact

Annual colloquium of

Taal & Tongval: Language Variation in the Low Countries


1 December 2017

Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (KANTL)

Ghent, Belgium


http://taalentongval2017.blogspot.be


Keynote speakers

Päivi Pahta (University of Tampere)

Joe Salmons (University of Wisconsin - Madison)

Marijke van der Wal (Leiden University)


Languages such as English, German and Dutch have traditionally been described in monolingual histories. Accounts of the history of these languages often focus on their gradual development through time with special attention being paid to the rise of the standard language. The areas in which these languages were used, however, were also home to a wide spectrum of other languages, including regional varieties of the dominant language, immigrant languages and ‘prestigious’ foreign languages such as Latin and French. This means that speech and writing communities in most of these areas have in fact been highly multilingual throughout history (Braunmüller & Ferraresi 2003, Stenroos et al. 2012). These multilingual practices, however, tend to be rendered invisible in monolingual histories, and even regional languages within larger language areas are not always represented, particularly when the developing standard language is prioritized (Hüning et al. 2012, Schrijver 2014, Havinga & Langer 2015). At the 2017 Taal & Tongval colloquium, we aim to revisit the place of language contact in historical settings, by focusing on historical multilingualism and multilingual practices in language history.


In historical settings, reconstructability is a crucial issue. It is often difficult to find out who spoke which language(s) to whom. The written record typically prefers some languages over others, which only intensifies when standardization sets in. If we want to reconsider historical language contact, we also need to develop ways to reconstruct the sociolinguistic conditions determining the contact situation.


We are looking for contributions in the fields of historical sociolinguistics and historical language contact, with a keen eye for the issues outlined above. Topics to be discussed include (but need not be limited to):


the multilingual experiences of migrating individuals and communities, and the linguistic consequences thereof;

domain-specific and socially conditioned language choice in situations of societal multilingualism;

contact-induced changes in traditional dialects and standard languages, beyond the domain of lexical loans;

standardization as koineization, and standard languages as contact varieties;

societal and individual multilingualism vs. metalinguistic discourse prototypically focusing on monolingualism;

the role of monolingual and standard language ideologies in language historiography.


Abstract submission

Abstracts of 250 words can be sent to the organizers (rik.vosters@vub.ac.be, g.j.rutten@hum.leidenuniv.nl) before 1 May 2017. Notification of acceptance will be given by 15 May 2017. The conference languages are English and Dutch.


Main organizers

Gijsbert Rutten, Universiteit Leiden

Rik Vosters, Vrije Universiteit Brussel


Organizing committee

Reinhild Vandekerckhove, Universiteit Antwerpen

Dirk Geeraerts, KU Leuven

Ben Hermans, Meertens Instituut

Roeland van Hout, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Jacques Van Keymeulen, Universiteit Gent

Jan Nijen Twilhaar, Hogeschool Utrecht

Wim Vandenbussche, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Gunther De Vogelaer, Universität Münster



References

Braunmüller, Kurt & Gisella Ferraresi (eds.). 2003. Aspects of Multilingualism in European Language History. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Havinga, Anna & Nils Langer (eds.). 2015 Invisible Languages in the Nineteenth Century. Bern: Peter Lang.

Hüning, Matthias, Ulrike Vogl & Oliver Moliner (eds.). 2012. Standard Languages and Multilingualism in European History. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Peersman, Catharina, Gijsbert Rutten & Rik Vosters (eds.). 2015. Past, Present and Future of a Language Border. Germanic-Romance Encounters in the Low Countries. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Schrijver, Peter. 2014. Language Contact and the Origins of the Germanic Languages. New York: Routledge.

Stenroos, Merja, Martti Mäkinen & Inge Særheim (eds). 2012. Language Contact and Development Around the North Sea. Amsterdam & Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

CfP 'International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD)', October 2-6, 2017, Vienna (Austria), deadline: May 1, 2017

2nd CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on Formal Methods in Computer-Aided Design (FMCAD) Vienna,Austria, October 2-6, 2017

http://www.fmcad.org/FMCAD17


IMPORTANT DATES

Abstract Submission: May 01, 2017

Paper Submission: May 08, 2017

Author Response Period: June 19-23, 2017

Author Notification: July 14, 2017

Camera-Ready Version: Aug 09, 2017

All deadlines are 11:59 pm AoE (Anywhere on Earth)

FMCAD Tutorial Day: October 2, 2017

FMCAD Regular Program: October 3-6, 2017

Part of the FMCAD 2017 program:

- Symposium in memoriam of Helmut Veith

- Hardware Model Checking Competition 2017

- FMCAD Student Forum (deadline: July 21, 2017)

Limited funds will be available for travel assistance forstudents with accepted contributions at the student forum.

Co-located event: MEMOCODE 2017 (http://memocode.irisa.fr/2017/)

CONFERENCE SCOPE AND PUBLICATION

FMCAD 2017 is the seventeenth in a series of conferenceson the theory and applications of formal methods in hardware and systemverification. FMCAD provides a leading forum to researchers in academia andindustry for presenting and discussing groundbreaking methods, technologies,theoretical results, and tools for reasoning formally about computing systems.FMCAD covers formal aspects of computer-aided system design includingverification, specification, synthesis, and testing.

FMCAD employs a rigorous peer-review process. Acceptedpapers are distributed through both ACM and IEEE digital libraries. Inaddition, published articles are made available freely on the conference page;the authors retain the copyright. There are no publication fees. At least oneof the authors is required to register for the conference and present theaccepted paper. A small number of outstanding FMCAD submissions will beconsidered for inclusion in a Special Issue of the journal on Formal Methods inSystem Design (FMSD).

TOPICS OF INTEREST

FMCAD welcomes submission of papers reporting originalresearch on advances in all aspects of formal methods and their applications tocomputer- aided design. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

-- Model checking, theorem proving, equivalence checking,abstraction and

reduction,compositional methods, decision procedures at the bit- and

word-level,probabilistic methods, combinations of deductive methods and

decisionprocedures.

-- Synthesis and compilation for computer systemdescriptions, modeling,

specification,and implementation languages, formal semantics of

languages andtheir subsets, model-based design, design derivation and

transformation,correct-by-construction methods.

-- Application of formal and semi-formal methods tofunctional and

non-functionalspecification and validation of hardware and software,

including timingand power modeling, verification of computing systems

on all levels ofabstraction, system-level design and verification for

embeddedsystems, cyber-physical systems, automotive systems and

othersafety-critical systems, hardware-software co-design and

verification,and transaction-level verification.

-- Experience with the application of formal andsemi-formal methods to

industrial-scaledesigns; tools that represent formal verification

enablement, newfeatures, or a substantial improvement in the automation

of formalmethods.

-- Application of formal methods to verifying safety,correctness,

connectivity,and security properties of networks and distributed

systems.

SUBMISSIONS

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format viaEasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=fmcad17

Two categories of papers are invited: Regular papers, andTool & Case Study papers. Regular papers are expected to offer novel foundationalideas, theoretical results, or algorithmic improvements to existing methods,along with experimental impact validation where applicable. Tool & CaseStudy papers are expected to report on the design, implementation or use ofverification (or related) technology in a practically relevant context (whichneed not be industrial), and its impact on design processes.

Both Regular and Tool & Case study papers must usethe IEEE Transactions format on letter-size paper with a 10-point font size.Regular papers can be up to 8 pages in length and tool papers up to 4 pages,although there is no requirement to fill all pages in either category. Authorswill be required to select the appropriate paper category at abstractsubmission time. Submissions may contain an optional appendix, which will notappear in the final version of the paper. The reviewers should be able toassess the quality and the relevance of the results in the paper withoutreading the appendix.

Submissions in both categories must contain originalresearch that has not been previously published, nor is concurrently submittedfor publication.

Any partial overlap with published or concurrentlysubmitted papers must be clearly indicated. If experimental results arereported, authors are strongly encouraged to provide the reviewers access totheir data at submission time, so that results can be independently verified.

FMCAD 2017 COMMITTEES

PROGRAM CHAIRS:

Daryl Stewart, ARM

Georg Weissenbacher, TU Wien

STUDENT FORUM CHAIR:

Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University

LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS CHAIR & WEBMASTER:

Jens Katelaan, TU Wien

PUBLICATION CHAIR:

Mitra Tabaei Befrouei, TU Wien

PROGRAM COMMITTEE

Jade Alglave University College London and Microsoft Research

Christel Baier Technical University of Dresden

Roderick Bloem Graz University of Technology

Hana Chockler King's College London

Andreas Griesmayer ARM

Arie Gurfinkel University of Waterloo

Ziyad Hanna Cadence Design Systems

Fei He Tsinghua University

Alan J. Hu University of British Columbia

Warren A. Hunt Jr. University of Texas

Alexander Ivrii IBM

Barbara Jobstmann EPFL and Cadence Design Systems

Dejan Jovanovic SRI International

Gerwin Klein Data61 and UNSW Australia

Igor Konnov TU Wien

Rebekah Leslie-Hurd Intel

Ines Lynce INESC-ID/IST, Universidade de Lisboa

Ken McMillan Microsoft Research

Charles Morisset Newcastle University

Lee Pike Galois Inc.

Mitra Purandare IBM

Ajitha Rajan University of Edinburgh

Ahmed Rezine Linköping University

Sean Safarpour Synopsys

Roopsha Samanta Purdue University

Martina Seidl Johannes Kepler University Linz

Natasha Sharygina USI Lugano

Anna Slobodova Centaur Technology

Ana Sokolova University of Salzburg

Daryl Stewart ARM

Murali Talupur FormalSim

Michael Tautschnig Queen Mary University of London

Thomas Wahl Northeastern University

Chao Wang University of Southern California

Georg Weissenbacher TU Wien

Florian Zuleger TU Wien

FMCAD STEERING COMMITTEE

Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University in Linz, AustriaAlan Hu, University of British Columbia, Canada Warren A. Hunt Jr., Universityof Texas at Austin, USA Vigyan Singhal, Oski Tech

CfP 'international Conference on Dependency Linguistics', Pisa Italy, September 18-20, 2017, deadline: May 5, 2017​

Fourth International Conference on Dependency Linguistics

Location: Pisa, Italy

Date: 18-20 September 2017

Conference web site: http://depling.org/depling2017/

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference aims

The Depling conference responds to the growing need for aconference dedicated to dependency-based approaches in linguistics and naturallanguage processing. In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graphstructures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words orsemantic units, have become very widespread in natural language processing.However, the linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague,and the need to discuss the theoretical and formal foundations of dependency-basedconcepts is felt strongly by many people working in these domains.

Conference topics

Topics include but are not limited to:

- The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis,parsing, generation, and corpusannotation of written and spoken texts;

- Cross-lingual dependency parser evaluation, withparticular emphasis on intrinsicevaluation metrics;

- The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancygraph structures and their link toclassical logic;

- The elaboration of formal dictionaries fordependency-based syntax and semantics,including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic relations;

- Links to morphology and linearization of dependencystructures, using, for example,topological field theories;

- Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence, forexample, to model discoursephenomena;

- The description and formalization of semantic andpragmatic phenomena related toinformation structure;

- History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevanceof dependency grammar,including its relation to generative approaches to language;

- Dependency grammar and linguistic universals.

Shared task

This year Depling is co-located with the "InternationalWorkshop on Parsing Technologies" (IWPT 2017), which will take placeimmediately after Depling 2017. The two conferences will have an overlappingday, September 20th, in which the results will be reported of a joint sharedtask playing the role of Depling-IWPT "bridge event" and focusing on"Extrinsic Parser Evaluation" (EPE). The goal of this shared task isto try to shed light on the relative `utility' of different types of dependencyrepresentations for downstream applications that depend on grammaticalanalysis. For background and information on participation, see: http://epe.nlpl.eu/

Paper submission information

Papers should describe original work; they shouldemphasize completed work rather than intended work, and should indicate clearlythe state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged oncorrectness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to theconference, and interest to the attendees.

Papers must be submitted in PDF format through the Depling2017EasyChair site ( https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=depling2017).

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content(including references). All submissions should follow the two-column format andthe style guidelines.

We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files,OpenDocument or Microsoft Word templates created for the Depling 2017conference.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, thepaper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore,self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previouslyshowed (Smith,

1991) ...", must be avoided. Instead, use citationssuch as "Smith (1991) previously showed ...". Papers that do notconform to these requirements will be rejected without review.

Important dates

Submission deadline: May 5, 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 23, 2017 Final versionof papers due: July 15, 2017 Depling conference: September 18-20, 2017

For the shared task timetable, see website.

Conference chairs

Simonetta Montemagni, Istituto di LinguisticaComputazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University

Local organizing committee

Giuseppe Attardi, University of Pisa

Felice Dell'Orletta, Istituto di LinguisticaComputazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR

Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa

Simonetta Montemagni, Istituto di LinguisticaComputazionale "A. Zampolli" - CNR

Maria Simi, University of Pisa

Email contact: depling2017@depling.org

CfP '24th International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning', October 16-18, 2017, Mons (Belgium), deadline: May 8, 2017

TIME 2017

24thInternational Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning

Mons (Belgium), 16-18 October 2017

Final Call for Papers

http://informatique.umons.ac.be/time2017/

Aims and scope

TIME 2017 aims to bring together researchers interestedin reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of ComputerScience. The symposium, currently in its 24th edition, has a wide remit andintends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. Oneof the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendeesfrom distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logicand verification, and beyond. The symposium will encompass three tracks ontemporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2)Databases and (3) Logic and Verification.

The Artificial Intelligence track includes, but is notlimited to:

- temporal aspects of agent- and policy-based systems

- spatial and temporal reasoning

- reasoning about actions and change

- planning and planning languages

- ontologies of time and space-time

- belief and uncertainty in temporal knowledge

- temporal learning and discovery

- time in problem solving (e.g. diagnosis, scheduling)

- time in human-machine interaction

- temporal information extraction

- time in natural language processing

- spatio-temporal knowledge representation systems

- spatio-temporal ontologies for the semantic web

- constraint-based temporal reasoning

- temporal preferences

The Database track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal data models and query languages

- temporal query processing and indexing

- temporal data mining

- time series data management

- stream data management

- spatio-temporal data management, including movingobjects

- data currency and expiration

- indeterminate and imprecise temporal data

- temporal constraints

- temporal aspects of business processes and ECA systems

- real-time databases

- time-dependent security policies

- privacy in temporal and spatio-temporal data

- temporal aspects of multimedia databases

- temporal aspects of e-services and web applications

- temporal aspects of distributed systems

- temporal aspects and big data

- temporal aspects in NoSQL databases

- temporal data warehouses

- temporal healthcare databases and warehouses

- time series analysis and mining

- semistructured temporal data

- novel applications of temporal database management

- novel visualizations and interfaces for temporal data

- experiences with real applications

The Logic and Verification track includes, but is notlimited to:

- specification and verification of systems

- verification of web applications

- synthesis and execution

- model-checking algorithms and implementations

- verification of infinite-state systems

- reasoning about transition systems

- temporal architectures

- temporal logics for distributed systems

- temporal logics for games and open systems

- temporal logics of knowledge

- hybrid systems and real-time logics

- cyber-physical systems

- tools and practical systems

- temporal issues in security

Submission and publication

Submissions of high-quality papers describing researchresults are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previouslyunpublished content, should be written in English, and must not besimultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will berefereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance.

Detailed submission instructions can be found on thewebsite of TIME 2017: http://informatique.umons.ac.be/time2017/

Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium andincluded in the proceedings, which will be published by LIPIcs-LeibnizInternational Proceedings in Informatics, which is a series of high-qualitypeer-reviewed conference proceedings, published according to the principle ofOpenAccess. At least one author of each accepted paper must register at theconference and present the paper.

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit anextended version of their contribution to a special issue of the journalTheoretical Computer Science.

Important Dates

Abstracts due: May 8, 2017

Full papers due: May 12, 2017

Notification: June 27, 2017

Final version due: July 14, 2017

Symposium: October 16-18, 2017

Program Committee Chairs

Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK ThomasSchneider, University of Bremen, Germany Jef Wijsen, University of Mons,Belgium

Program Committee

- Johann Eder (Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt,Austria)

- Fabio Grandi (University of Bologna, Italy)

- Ernst Moritz Hahn (State Key Laboratory of ComputerScience, Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)

- Michael R. Hansen (Technical University of Denmark,Denmark)

- Fredrik Heintz (Linköping University, Sweden)

- Marcin Jurdzinski (University of Warwick, UK)

- Roman Kontchakov (Birkbeck, University of London, UK)

- Jan Kretínský (Technical University of Munich, Germany)

- Bart Kuijpers (Hasselt University, Belgium)

- Martin Lange (University of Kassel, Germany)

- Martin Leucker (University of Lübeck, Germany)

- Cláudia Nalon (University of Brasília, Brazil)

- Andrea Orlandini (National Research Council of ItalyISTC-CNR, Italy)

- Doron Peled (Bar Ilan University, Israel)

- Roberto Posenato (Università degli Studi di Verona,Italy)

- Jean-François Raskin (Université Libre de Bruxelles,Belgium)

- Peter Z. Revesz (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)

- Mark Reynolds (The Univeristy of Western Australia,Australia)

- Sven Schewe (University of Liverpool, UK)

- Renate A. Schmidt (University of Manchester, UK)

- Thomas Schneider (University of Bremen, Germany)

- Paolo Terenziani (University Piemonte Orientale, Italy)

- David Toman (University of Waterloo, Canada)

- Kristian Torp (Aalborg University, Denmark)

- Alejandro A. Vaisman (Instituto Tecnológico de BuenosAires, Argentina)

- Kristen B. Venable (Tulane University, USA)

- Jef Wijsen (University of Mons, Belgium)

- Stefan Wölfl (University of Freiburg, Germany)

- Martin Zimmermann (Saarland University, Germany)

Invited Speakers

Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano,Italy Javier Esparza, Technical University of Munich, Germany Sheila McIlraith,University of Toronto, Canada

Venue

TIME 2017 will take place in Mons, a beautiful city inthe French-speaking part of Belgium, and a former European Capital of Culture.

CfP 'ARCADE Automated Reasoning: Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplary achievements', Gothenburg, Sweden, August 6, 2017, deadline: May 12, 2017

***CALL FOR PAPERS ***

ARCADE http://www.cs.man.ac.uk/~regerg/arcade/

Automated Reasoning:

Challenges, Applications, Directions, Exemplaryachievements

6 August 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden (co-located withCADE-26)

DESCRIPTION:

The main goal of this workshop is to bring together keypeople from various subcommunities of automated reasoning---such as SAT/SMT,resolution, tableaux, theory-specific calculi (e.g. for description logic,arithmetic, set theory), interactive theorem proving---to discuss the present,past, and future of the field.

The intention is to provide an opportunity to discussbroad issues facing the community.

The structure of the workshop will be informal. We inviteextended abstracts (2-4 pages, using the EasyChair class style

http://www.easychair.org/publications/for_authors)in the form of non-technical position statements aimed at prompting livelydiscussion. The title of the workshop is indicative of the kind of discussionswe would like to encourage:

Challenges: What are the next grand challenges forresearch on automated reasoning? Thereby, we refer to problems, solving whichwould imply a significant impact (e.g., shift of focus) on the CADE communityand beyond. Roughly ten years ago SMT was one such challenge.

Applications: Is automated reasoning applicable inreal-world

(industrial) scenarios? Should reports on suchapplications be encouraged at a venue like CADE, perhaps by means of a specialcase study paper category?

Directions: Based on the grand challenges andrequirements from real-world applications, what are the research directions thecommunity should promote? What bridges between the different subcommunities ofautomated reasoning need to be strengthened?

What new communities should be included (if at all)? Forexample, following Reiner Hähnle's question in the AAR Newsletter, is there aplace at CADE for research on usable automated reasoning (in resemblance to theflourishing topic of usable security)?

Exemplary achievements: What are the landmarkachievements of automated reasoning whose influence reached far beyond the CADEcommunity itself? What can we learn from those successes when shaping ourfuture research?

Contributions will be grouped into similar themes andauthors will be invited to make their case within discussion panels.

Authors will then be invited to extend their abstracts(e.g., by transcripts of the discussion and a summary of the discussion's

outcomes) for inclusion in an EPiC post-proceedings.

IMPORTANT DATES (Anywhere on Earth):

Submission deadline: 12 May 2017

Notification: 23 June 2017

Workshop: 6 August 2017

Post-proceedings deadline: 29 September 2017

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Franz Baader, TU Dresden

Christoph Benzmüller, Freie Universität Berlin ArminBiere, Johannes Kepler University Linz Nikolaj Bjørner, Microsoft ResearchJasmin Christian Blanchette, Inria Nancy & Loria Maria Paola Bonacina,Universite degli Studi di Verona Pascal Fontaine, Loria, Inria, University ofLorraine Silvio Ghilardi, Universite degli Studi di Milano Martin Giese,University of Oslo Jürgen Giesl, RWTH Aachen Alberto Griggio, FBK-IRST ReinerHähnle, TU Darmstadt Marijn Heule, The University of Texas at Austin LauraKovács, Vienna University of Technology Aart Middeldorp, University ofInnsbruck Neil Murray, SUNY at Albany David Plaisted, University of NorthCarolina at Chapel Hill Andrei Popescu, Middlesex University London GilesReger, University of Manchester (co-chair) Renate Schmidt, The University ofManchester Stephan Schulz, DHBW Stuttgart Geoff Sutcliffe, University of MiamiCesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa Dmitriy Traytel, ETH Zürich (co-chair)Andrei Voronkov, The University of Manchester Christoph Weidenbach, Max PlanckInstitute for Informatics

CfP Workshop 'Topics within phonology and syntax', Amsterdam, August 24-26, 2017, deadline: May 15, 2017

Dates: August 24-26

Place: Amsterdam

A successful methodological assumption underlying much sociolinguistic,dialectological, and diachronic linguistic work has been that the variation wefind between speakers is not random, but reflects sociological, historical,geographical, physiological and other differences in the outside world, and isbounded by universal aspects of the human body and mind. In recent years,formal linguistics, traditionally putting a large burden of explanation ontheories of the human mind, has extended its focus to explaining at least someaspects of the variational patterns – both the question what the limits ofvariation are, and what explains why certain variants are found in certainplaces, among certain groups, at certain periods.

In this workshop we aim at bringing together researchers who are working on abetter understanding of the patterns of variation – on a map, or on the timeline – from the prism of syntactic, morphological and phonological theories:why, for instance, are certain linguistic phenomena found exclusively on areasclose to important isoglosses? Why do certain linguistic changes tend toco-occur? How is it possible that speakers' intuitions about grammaticalityseem to correspond to the distribution of the different variants within acommunity? How do we understand the phenomenon of 'drift' where a certaingrammatical well-formedness change takes centuries to play out?

On August 24-26, researchers of the NWO-sponsored project Maps & Grammarorganize a workshop on these topics within phonology and syntax. Although mostspeakers will be either participants in the project or invited internationalexperts on the topic, there are a few spots also for other talks, and forposters. Abstracts (max. 2 pages, including everything) should be submittedbefore May 15, 2017 to cavirani.edoardo@gmail.com.Notification of acceptance: before June 1, 2017.

Invited speakers: R. Etxepare, S. Wurmbrand, L. Savoia, B. Alber, T. Scheer ,G. Kaufmann, R. Manzini

CfP Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development (EvRep), MPI Nijmegen, 27-28 October 2017, deadline: 1 June 2017

Call for papers: Event Representations in Brain, Language, and Development (EvRep), Oct. 27-28, 2017

This two-day workshop will bring together different perspectives on event cognition, joining forces from the fields of (psycho-)linguistics and language typology (including multimodal communication), neuroscience (perception, action and memory) and developmental science. We aim to identify general principles in event cognition shaped by our underlying neurobiological and cognitive infrastructure, and the domains in which the human capacity for language (taking into account cross-linguistic diversity and multimodality) may influence event perception and understanding.

The workshop will be organized in thematic sessions, with invited lectures and discussions by renowned scholars, plus a poster session.

Confirmed invited speakers

Gerry Altmann (University of Connecticut)

Silvia Gennari (University of York)

Peter Hagoort (MPI & Donders)

Yuki Kamide (University of Dundee)

Anna Papafragou (University of Delaware)

Brent Strickland (ENS & Institut Jean Nicod)

Christiane von Stutterheim (Heidelberg University)

Jeffrey Zacks (Washington University, St. Louis)

Call for submissions

We invite submissions of anonymous abstracts for paper or poster presentations on recent work on one or more of the workshop themes. Submissions should be in Word or PDF format, maximally 500 words (excluding references), and sent to evrep@mpi.nl

Abstract submission deadline: ** June 1, 2017 **

Notification of acceptance: July 15, 2017

Workshop dates: October 27-28, 2017

Location: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Workshop organizers:

Monique Flecken (MPI)

Ercenur Ünal (Radboud & MPI)

Aslı Özyürek (Radboud & MPI)

Website:http://www.mpi.nl/events/evrep

We gratefully acknowledge funding by the MPI for Psycholinguisticsand by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) (VICI grant to Prof. Özyürek).

CfP 'Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation'(ISA-13), Montpellier (France), September 19, 2017, deadline: June 23, 2017

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS



ISA-13


13th Joint ACL - ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation


Montpellier (France), September 19, 2017, at IWCS 2017



ISA-13 is the thirteenth edition of a series of joint workshops of the ACL Special Interest Group in Semantics (SIGSEM)

and the International Organisation for Standardisation ISO. The first workshop in this series was held in conjunction with

the IWCS 2003 conference in Tilburg (Netherlands); the latest workshop was held in 2016 as part of the LREC conference

in Portoroz (Slovenia).


ISA-workshops bring together experts in the annotation of semantic information as expressed in text, speech, gestures,

graphics, video, images, and in communicative behaviour where multiple modalities are combined. Examples of semantic

annotation include the markup of events, time, space, dialogue acts, discourse relations, semantic roles, coreference, and

quantification, for which the ISO organisation pursues the establishment and exploitation of standardised annotation methods

and representation schemes in order to support the creation of interoperable semantic resources.



Topics for submissions include, but are not limited to:


* methodological aspects of semantic annotation

* semantic annotation and semantic interpretation

* experiments in semantic annotation

* comparative studies of semantic annotation schemes

* semantic annotation and ontologies

* evaluation of annotation schemes

* context-dependence in semantic annotations

* applications of semantic annotation

* integration of semantic annotation and other linguistic annotations

* issues in the annotation of specific domains of semantic information, such as:

- events, states, processes, circumstances, facts

- relations in discourse and dialogue

- time and space

- modality, polarity and factuality,

- quantification and modification

- coreference relations

- semantic roles and predicate-argument structures

* integration of annotations of different domains of semantic annotation

* annotation of cross-domain phenomena such as negation, attribution and sentiment

* levels of granularity in annotation schemes

* cross-domain issues in semantic annotation, such as language- and application-dependence

* best practices in semantic annotation


Three types of submission are invited:


- Research papers, describing original research in the area of semantic annotation; these can be either long (6-8 pages,

not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);

- Project notes, describing recent, ongoing or planned projects involving semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references;

- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software tools to support manual semantic annotation, or systems

for automatic semantic annotation (2-4 pages including references),



ORGANIZERS

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Harry Bunt (chair)

Nancy Ide

Kiyong Lee

James Pustejovsky

Laurent Romary



PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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Jan Alexandersson

Harry Bunt (chair)

Nicoletta Calzolari

Jae-Woong Choe

Robin Cooper

Thierry Declerck

Liesbeth Degand

Alex Fang

Robert Gaizauskas

Koiti Hasida

Nancy Ide

Elisabetta Jezek

Michael Kipp

Kiyong Lee

Philippe Muller

Malvina Nissim

Silvia Pareti

Volha Petukhova

Paola Pietrandrea

Andrei Popescu-Belis

Rashmi Prasad

James Pustejovsky

Laurent Romary

Ted Sanders

Manfred Stede

Matthew Stone

Thorsten Trippel

Piek Vossen

Annie Zaenen

Sandrine Zufferey



IMPORTANT DATES

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June 23: Deadline for submitting papers

July 22: Notification of acceptance

August 12: Submission of camera-ready papers

September 19:

ISA-13 workshop



MORE INFORMATION

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For more information see the workshop page at https://sigsem.uvt.nl/isa13/ or contact the workshop chair

Harry Bunt (harry.bunt@uvt.nl)



CfP Linguistics Beyond And Within, Lublin, 18-19 October 2017, deadline: 30 June 2017

http://lingbaw.webclass.co/ lingbaw@gmail.com

Dear Colleagues,

Building on the success of the previous conferences, the Institute of English Studies at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland, is organising the 5th meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within – International Linguistics Conference in Lublin. The conference, to be held on 18-19 October 2017, will be hosted by the Department of Applied Linguistics, the Department of Theoretical Linguistics, the Department of Contrastive English-Polish Studies and the Department of Celtic Studies. This year the talks will be guided by the following leitmotif:

As previously, we would like to invite scholars with innovative approaches to linguistics viewed from a range of intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives. We wish to encourage all linguists representing various theoretical models and practical applications to present their contributions during both oral and poster sessions in the following research areas:

 theoretical linguistics

o phonetics & phonology

o morphology

o semantics

o syntax

 corpus studies

 applied linguistics

o language teaching & language acquisition

o pragmatics

o discourse analysis

o translation studies

 socio- and psycholinguistics

Each paper presentation in an oral session will be scheduled for a 20-minute talk followed by a 10-minute discussion. Poster sessions will last about 45 minutes when the authors are required to be present and ready to answer questions from participants passing by. The poster format is 100x70cm (vertical orientation). The language of the conference is English.

Artemis Alexiadou (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

Pius ten Hacken (University of Innsbruck, Austria)

Lívia Körtvélyessy (Pavol Jozef Šafárik University, Slovakia)

Paul Meara (Swansea University, UK)

Abstracts of no more than 400 words (including references) should be sent by 30th June 2017 in .doc format to our e-mail address: lingbaw@gmail.com. It is expected that any paper presented at LingBaW 2017 is original and has not been previously presented or published.

In the body of the email, please include the following information: title of paper, name of author, scientific degree, affiliation, research area (one from the abovementioned) and form of presentation (speech / poster).

Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously. Please do not put your name on the abstract itself.

Notification of acceptance will be sent by 15th August.

http://lingbaw.webclass.co/ lingbaw@gmail.com

The upcoming edition of the LingBaW Conference will also host two thematic workshops up to a limit of ten papers plus one slot for an introductory paper by workshop convenors.

The deadline for the submission of workshop proposals is 31st May 2017.

Each workshop proposal must include the title, a 500-word abstract that summarizes the theme and goals of the workshop and the names, affiliations, and contact details of the workshop organizers. The proposal should also contain a list of five prospective participants. It should also indicate any special requirements you might have in terms of equipment.

Workshop organizers are responsible for advertising the workshop, organizing the reviewing process, and running the workshop.

The conference fee is 300 PLN (€80) and includes conference materials, reception, refreshments and publication of the proceedings.

The preliminary deadline for submission of completed papers is 31st January 2018.

CfP 'Conference on Frisian linguistics 2017', Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, 27 October 2017

Conference on Frisian linguistics 2017

The Linguistics Circle of theFrisian Academy (Fryske Akademy) organizes its annual meeting in October thisyear. The ninth Conference on Frisianlinguistics will be of interest to anyone who actively or passively participatesin Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology,sociolinguistics, historical linguistics. Papers may focus on the results ofscientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or oflanguage corpora are also welcome. They may be presented in any of theWest-Germanic languages.

When: Friday 27 October 2017.

Where: Fryske Akademy, Doelestraat 8,Leeuwarden / Ljouwert

The time allotted for a paper is30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion).

Extended deadline: We invite everyone to participate. Please send an abstract – assoon as possible, but not later than August 1 – of half A4, with name andaddress, to Eric Hoekstra (secretary of the Linguistics Circle):

ehoekstra@fryske-akademy.nl

Or by regular mail to:

FryskeAkademy

EricHoekstra, Taalkundich Wurkferbân,

Postbus54,

8900AB Ljouwert/Leeuwarden,

TheNetherlands.

CfP Workshop 'Cognitive explanations in linguistic typology' (ALT), Canberra, December 15, 2017

We invite contributions for the workshop “Cognitive explanations in

linguistic typology: contemporary insights from language processing and language acquisition“ to be held at the 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT) at the Australian National University in Canberra on December 15, 2017.

The potential of language processing mechanisms to explain diachronic developments and grammatical patterns in the world’s languages has long been recognized in the typological literature. However, processing pressures and constraints have often been invoked as vague processes instead of as observable behaviour and neural activity that may be amenable to empirical measurement and evaluation. Given the degree of maturity achieved by contemporary psycho- and neurolinguistics, a new era of a cross-disciplinary pollination between linguistic typology and these disciplines is warranted. This workshop will focus on processing explanations for the distribution and development of typological features, drawing on experimental work on language comprehension, language production and first language acquisition. The emphasis will lie on explanations that are theoretically well-grounded from a psycholinguistic and/or neurolinguistic perspective and that are empirically testable.

Invited speakers:

Balthasar Bickel & Sabine Stoll

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky & Matthias Schlesewsky

Damián Blasi

Sebastian Sauppe

Anne Cutler

Florian Jaeger

Barbara Kelly

Evan Kidd

We welcome abstract submissions for additional contributions that either report typologically relevant experimental evidence or draw extensively and competently on the psycho- and neurolinguistic literature in explaining typological findings. Contributions that describe novel theoretical proposals on the relation between the distribution and diachronic change of typological features, language processing and language acquisition will also be considered.

Abstracts should be submitted to the ALT program committee. Instructions can be found on the ALT homepage:

http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/alt-conference-2017/call-for-abstracts/.

The submission deadline is March 31, 2017.

Workshop convenors: Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of South

Australia), Matthias Schlesewsky (University of South Australia), Damián

E. Blasi (University of Zurich & Max Planck Institute for the Science of

Human History), Evan Kidd (CoEDL, Australian National University),

Sebastian Sauppe, (University Zurich & Max Planck Institute for

Psycholinguistics)

Homepage:

http://www.dynamicsoflanguage.edu.au/alt-conferenc...

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ERIS VU Journal for Humanities

14 februari j.l. vond delancering van ERIS VU Journal for Humanities plaats, een nieuwinterdisciplinair tijdschrift voor studenten met academische ambities. ERIS is online te raadplegen op de website: https://erisjournal.com/issue-1-war-and-peace/.

ERIS VU Journal for Humanities biedt getalenteerde studenten een platform om ervaring op te doen met het wetenschappelijke publicatieproces en om hun voor een breder publiek beschikbaar te maken. Door verschillende disciplines binnen de geesteswetenschappen in een journal te integreren, doet ERIS mee aan de trend om op een interdisciplinaire manier wetenschap te bedrijven. Daarnaast draagt ERIS ook bij aan de Why Humanities Matter beweging door hoogwaardig geesteswetenschappelijk onderzoek te presenteren. Door de interdisciplinaireinsteek van ERIS kent dit onderzoek een gemakkelijkere toepassing in de maatschappelijke context.

SoundCircle: Phonology Reading Group

Every other Thursday at 16:00, the SoundCircle Phonology Reading Groupmeets to discuss papers and to listen to guest speakers presenting their current work.

We invite every Phonologist in The Netherlands to join our meetings and to actively take part to the group.

Subscribe on https://groups.google.com/group/soundcircle

Free online course 'Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities'

In a world of globalisation, people who do not share the same language meet more often every day. Being able to deal with these multilingual practices in an effective way can give you an advantage in your daily life and work.

The challenges and opportunities that we will speak of will be recognisable for learners. The course will also introduce you to real multilingual families who will share their personal experiences with their multilingual situations with you. The issues arising from the individual situations of our families will then be looked at from a scientific perspective.Free online course 'Multilingual Practices: Tackling Challenges and Creating Opportunities'

It is a free online course, 4 weeks long, with videos, readings, quizzes and otherinformation about multilingualism, directed to teachers, parents, and otherpeople interested in the topic. Registration is free, but required to receivethe materials, and is done here: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/multilingual-practices/1

European Master’s Programme in Computational Logic (EMCL), deadline: May 31, 2017

European Master’s Programme in Computational Logic (EMCL)


http://www.computational-logic.eu

EMCL provides thetheoretical and practical knowledge required for professional practice in thewide interdisciplinary field having its roots in artificial intelligence,computer science, logic, linguistics and cognitivescience.
You will learn how to develop programs that enable computers to displaybehaviour that can be characterised as intelligent.


EMCL is an international 2-years study program completely in English offering ajoint MSc degree within a consortium composed by four universities and a researchcentre:

· Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

· Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

· Technische Universität Wien, Austria

· Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

· Data61, Australia

Tuitionfees amount to €450 per semester; there are several scholarships from1,840€ to 2,840€ available, depending on the choice of the second yearspecialisation. The EMCL online application system will be open from 1 Apriluntil 31 May 2017.

The Computer Science Degree Hub characterises a career in computational logicand artificial intelligence as involving automation, robotics, advancedknowledge representation systems, and the use of sophisticated computersoftware and programs. Candidates interested in pursuing jobs in this fieldrequire specific education based on foundations of formal methods, informationtechnology, logic, and computer engineering perspectives. Written and verbalcommunication skills are also important to convey how artificial intelligencetools and services are effectively applied within industry settings. From itsinception in the 1950’s through the present day, computational logic andartificial intelligence continues to advance and improve the quality of lifeacross multiple application areas. As a result, professionals with the rightskills to translate digital bits of information into meaningful humanexperiences will find a career in computational logic and artificialintelligence to be sustaining and rewarding. The EMCL programme is designed tolet graduates acquire these skills. The EMCL has graduated since its beginningin 2004 more than 150 students, with virtually full employment aftergraduation; more than 100 EMCL graduates are currently working in academia orresearch.

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition, deadline: September 20, 2017

We arepleased to provide you with information on the competition for the 2017-18Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships – Canada’s most prestigious and highest valuedaward for postdoctoral researchers today.

2017-2018Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Competition

The BantingPostdoctoral Fellowships program is designed to support world-classpostdoctoral researchers. The fellowship provides $70,000 per year for twoyears. The program is open to both Canadian and international researchers whohave recently completed a PhD, PhD- equivalent, or health professional degree.Applications must be completed in full collaboration with the proposed hostinstitution.

The2017-2018 competition was launched in April 2017 and the application deadlinewill be September 20, 2017 at 20:00 EDT. Please note that institutionsmay have internal deadlines.

For moreinformation on the program and how to apply, visit: http://banting.fellowships-bourses.gc.ca/