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LOT Announcements / events
LOT Summer School 2016 Utrecht (4-15 July), EXTENDED deadline: June 6, 2016!

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

http://www.lotschool.nl/about/lot-schools/lot-summer-school-2016

Check out the Facebook page also:

https://www.facebook.com/LOTsummerschoolutrecht/

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?


Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
Syntax-Interface meetings, Utrecht University, January-June 2016

A whole new season of Syntax-Interface meetings starts in January. We have many great talks planned, as you can see in the schedule below.
All scheduled talks take place at Janskerkhof 13, room 0.06 (Stijlkamer), from 15:30 till 17:00. For more information on the talks check out our website: http://syntaxif.wp.hum.uu.nl/
We hope to see you all in 2016.

6 Juni Marc van Oostendorp & Roberta d’Alessandro
20 Juni Neda Todorovic

ACLC lecture, University of Amsterdam, May 27, 2016

Amsterdam, P.C.Hoofthuis, Spuistraat 134, zaal 404

May 27 2016, 15.15-16.30 uur

Professordr. Michael Sharwood Smith, Murray House School of Education, University ofEdinburgh

presents

Mapping mind and language

The abstract can be found on the ACLC website:here

The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication(ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday.
After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Taalwetenschap,Spuistraat 210, third floor.

For moreinformation: aclc-fgw@uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543

Afscheidsrede Anneke Neijt, 'Zelf taalkundige worden', Nijmegen, 3 juni 2016

Afscheidsrede Anneke Neijt, 'Zelf taalkundige worden'. Nijmegen, 3 juni 2016, 15 uur.

http://nederlands.ruhosting.nl/afscheidsrede-anneke-neijt-kappen/

2017 Nijmegen Lectures, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics/Radboud University Nijmegen, January 23-25, 2017

The 2017 Nijmegen Lectures will take place January 23-25and will feature lectures by Gary S. Dell, Professor of Linguistics andPsychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, http://www.psychology.illinois.edu/people/gdell

The Nijmegen Lectures are a series of lectures in the areaof language sciences, offered each year by the Max Planck Institute forPsycholinguistics and the Radboud University Nijmegen.


Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
37th TABU Dag, Groningen, June 3 2016

37th TABU Dag,Groningen June 3 2016: Registration is now open! Register for the conferenceand the conference dinner on our website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/registration

: Registration is now open! Register for the conferenceand the conference dinner on our website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag/registration
LEARNING LANGUAGES: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVE, Liepaja, Latvia, 3 June 2016

You are welcome to participate in the
13th International Scientific Methodological Conference
LEARNING LANGUAGES: PROBLEMS AND PERSPECTIVE



The conference takes place on 3 June, 2016, Liepaja, Latvia



The conference work will be organized in plenary sessions and works hops



The following topics will be discussed
The Role of Language in the Acquisition Process of Social Values.
Correlation of contemporary linguistic research and language acquisition
Text and context in language acquisition
Tendencies of the Development of Language Teaching and Research in the Native and Foreign Languages
Promotion of the Development of Children’s Communicative Competence in Pre-school and Family
Use of IT in Modern Language Acquisition



During the conference everyone will have a chance to receive information about the Association of Applied Linguistics of Latvia established in Liepaja, 2016, as well as its goals, tasks and planned areas of practical research.
Length of the report at the plenary session up to 20 minutes, during workshops up to 15 minutes
Working languages of the conference: Latvian, English, Russian, German
Please, send in your applications for the conference completing the enclosed form until 2 May 2016.



Basing on the presented reports conference proceedings will be published in the volume “Valodu apguve: problemas un perspektīva” (ISSN 1407-9739). Articles will be published in the Latvian, English, Russian and German languages. All articles will be anonymously reviewed, evaluated and accepted by the international editorial board



Deadline for sending in the research paper: 31 August 2016 (electronic form: balti@liepu.lv)



International Scientific and Organizational Committee of the Conference:
Daiga Skudra, M. paed. (Liepāja University, Latvia) – Head of the organizational committee of the conference)
Diāna Laiveniece, Dr. paed. (Liepāja University, Latvia) – Head of the international editorial board)



Members of International Scientific Editorial Board and Members of Organizational Committee:
Zenta Anspoka, Dr. paed., ( Riga Teacher Training and Educational Management Academy)
Dina Bethere, Dr. paed. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Daiva Jakovonytė-Staškuviene, Dr. soc. sc. (edu) (Vilnius Pedagogical University, Lithuania)
Inna Järva, Dr. philol. (Tallin Pedagogical College, Estonia)
Indra Kalniņa, Mg.paed., Mg.phil. ( Liepaja University, Latvia)
Ulrike Kurth, Dr. (Westfalen- Kolleg Paderborn, Germany)
Linda Lauze, Dr. philol. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Nicole Nau, Dr. hab. philol. (Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland)
Rita Ozola, Mg. paed. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Alīda Samuseviča, Dr. paed. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Irina Strazdiņa, Dr. psych. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Blāzma Vikmane, Dr. paed. (Liepaja University, Latvia)
Anna Vulāne, Dr. philol. (University of Latvia, Latvia)



Participation fee (by transfer)
For speakers EUR 70.00
For participants EUR 15.00



In case the article has several authors, the participation fee along with the publication for each author is EUR 40.00. The conference fee for speakers includes publication of the article, conference materials, lunch, coffee break, for participants – conference materials, lunch, coffee break; the participation fee does not include transport and accommodation costs.



Deadline for making the transfer – 2 May 2016
Liepājas Universitāte, PVN reģ. Nr. LV90000036859
Valsts kase, kods TRELLV22
Konta Nr. LV45TREL9150190000000



Purpose: 21499, dalības maksa konferencē “VALODU APGUVE: PROBLĒMAS UN PERSPEKTĪVA XIII”, participant’s name, surname, identity number.



Contacts:



Ginta Cukura-Šneidera
Faculty of Pedagogy and Social Work
Liepāja University
Lielā iela 14
Liepāja, LV-3401, Latvija
Phone: + 371 63407748; +371 26167420
e-mail: ginta.cukura@liepu.lv



Anita Helviga, Dr.philol.
Faculty of Humanities and Arts
Liepāja University
Kūrmājas prospects 13
Liepāja, LV-3401, Latvija
Phone: +371 63483781
e-mail: anita.helviga@liepu.lv



https://www.liepu.lv/en/17/international-conferences

De Dag van de Logopediewetenschap, 4 juni 2016, Utrecht

Logoscientia nodigt u van harte uit voor de Dag van de Logopediewetenschap op zaterdag 4 juni 2016 in Utrecht.

De Dag van de Logopediewetenschap heeft dit jaar als thema ‘logopedie bij kinderen’. De lezingen zullen gaan over recent wetenschappelijk onderzoek naar logopedische stoornissen bij kinderen in verschillende doelgroepen.

Logopedisten, linguïsten, studenten en andere belangstellenden zijn van harte welkom. De ochtend wordt afgesloten met een lunch.

Programma

9.00 Ontvangst met koffie en thee

9.30 Opening

9.40 Margot Visser-Bochane

Signalering TOS: verleden – heden - toekomst

10.10 Inge Klatte

De praktische kant van ouder-kind interactie therapie bij voorschoolse kinderen met taalproblemen

10.30 Yvette Ribbe

Onderzoek naar spraakontwikkeling van ernstig vroeg geboren kinderen

10.50 Pauze

11.15 Manuela Julien

Lege hulpwerkwoorden bij T1 en T2 kinderen met een TOS

11.45 Marloes Lagarde

Het gebruik van echo‐opnames van de orale en faciale spieren in de logopedische diagnostiek van

eet‐ en slikproblemen bij kinderen

12.05 Anniek van Doornik

Spraakkenmerken en de impact op het dagelijks leven bij het vaststellen van de ernst van een

spraakproductiestoornis

12.25 Afsluiting en lunch


De abstracts van de lezingen zullen binnenkort te lezen zijn op de website van Logoscientia

http://www.logoscien.nl


Waar?

De Dag van de Logopediewetenschap vindt plaats in de Roze Collegezaal in het UMC Utrecht. Het UMC is goed bereikbaar met het openbaar vervoer. Voordelig parkeren kan op de terreinen langs de Leuvenlaan of op de hoek van de Heidelberglaan en de Universiteitsweg/Bolognalaan


Kosten


De kosten voor programma en lunch bedragen: € 30,00 Voor leden van Logoscientia: € 15,00

Voor studenten (graag geldige collegekaart laten zien op 4 juni): € 20,00

Bij inschrijving als lid van Logoscientia vóór 1 juni 2016 geldt het ledentarief (alleen voor

alumni en studenten Logopediewetenschap).


Opgave

U kunt zich opgeven op het aanmeldformulier op de website www.logoscientia.nl Aanmelding graag vóór 31 mei a.s. Een bewijs van deelname wordt op de dag zelf verstrekt.


Het bestuur van Logoscientia:

Annelies Bron, Inge Klatte, Gerda Bruinsma, Lotte Versteegde,

Erik Hersbach, Margo Zwitserlood, Marijke Jansen, Willemijn in ‘t Veld

GDANSK conference LANGUAGE projects, Gdansk, Poland, 9-10 June 2016

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that under the framework ofour conference

(9-10 June 2016) we are about to initiate

4 PROJECTS

centred around speech and addressing its educational edgefrom varied perspectives, including the pedagogical, social, linguistic andpsychological ones. A brief outline of the four complementary projects you canfind at http://www.educationalroleoflanguage.ug.edu.pl/projects-planned.

It is clear to us that

YOUR SUPPORT

and contribution to these four projects would render ourwork much more effective and revealing. The questions posed (as you can see inthe file

enclosed) cannot be answered by specialists of only one(sub)discipline and thus joint effort and shared expertise is needed. For thisreason, we dare say you may benefit a lot from your participation, too.

To tackle these issues comprehensively,

INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION

is required. Hence, we have decided to gather academicsrepresenting different countries and nations so that a network of associatescan be formed, which might in due course develop into a properly organizedassociation of colleagues and friends supporting one another inlanguage-focused projects bringing their knowledge on learning, school,childhood, lifelong learning, human psyche and numerous other componentsdetermining answers to the questions posed.

Let’s meet and talk together about how

SPEECH AND LEARNING

interplay. It’s about time interdisciplinary languagestudies were conducted across and within different ages and nations. DOencourage those whom you believe to hold significant knowledge on these issuesand bring along to conference with you, please! We are still collecting papersand striving to reach those of you whom in the field of language-educationintersection we should not miss.

Please remember about the following:

1. Registration/paper submission deadline: 10 April 20162. The quicker you register, the better we can fit you into the conferenceprogramme.

And, most importantly,

if your work related to language and education, YOU AREMORE THAN WELCOME!

Cordially,

Michał Daszkiewicz

tel. +48 509 747 531

On behalf of organisers of the conference ‘Educationalrole of language. Learn to speak, speak to learn’

University of Gdansk

Institute of Education

Division of Research on Childhood and School tel. +48 58523 42 96, Secr. +48 58 523 42 05

ISLE/ACLC Summer School

For further information, please see: http://www.isle-linguistics.org/summer_schools/summer_school_2016/

AlCoB 2016 ,Trujillo, Spain, June 21-23, 2016

3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ALGORITHMS FOR COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

AlCoB 2016

Trujillo, Spain

June 21-23, 2016

Organized by:

Computer Architecture and Logic Design Group (ARCO)
University of Extremadura

Extremadura Centre for Advanced Technologies (CETA-Ciemat)

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

grammars.grlmc.com/alcob2016/
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AIMS:

AlCoB aims at promoting and displaying excellent research using string and graph algorithms and combinatorial optimization to deal with problems in biological sequence analysis, genome rearrangement, evolutionary trees, and structure prediction.

Previous events were held in Tarragona (2014) and Mexico City (2015).

The conference will address several of the current challenges in computational biology by investigating algorithms aimed at:

1) assembling sequence reads into a complete genome,
2) identifying gene structures in the genome,
3) recognizing regulatory motifs,
4) aligning nucleotides and comparing genomes,
5) reconstructing regulatory networks of genes, and
6) inferring the evolutionary phylogeny of species.

Particular focus will be put on methodology and significant room will be reserved to young scholars at the beginning of their career.

VENUE:

AlCoB 2016 will take place in Trujillo, homeland of the so-called “conquistadores” who arrived in Peru in the XVI century. The venue will be the Extremadura Centre for Advanced Technologies.

SCOPE:

Topics of either theoretical or applied interest include, but are not limited to:

Exact sequence analysis
Approximate sequence analysis
Pairwise sequence alignment
Multiple sequence alignment
Sequence assembly
Genome rearrangement
Regulatory motif finding
Phylogeny reconstruction
Phylogeny comparison
Structure prediction
Compressive genomics
Proteomics: molecular pathways, interaction networks
Transcriptomics: splicing variants, isoform inference and quantification, differential analysis
Next-generation sequencing: population genomics, metagenomics, metatranscriptomics
Microbiome analysis
Systems biology

STRUCTURE:

AlCoB 2016 will consist of:

invited lectures
invited tutorials
peer-reviewed contributions

INVITED SPEAKERS (to be completed):

S. Cenk Sahinalp (SimonFraserUniversity), Big Data Algorithmics for Cancer Genomics

David Sankoff (University of Ottawa), The Evolution of Gene Order in the Flowering Plants

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Can Alkan (Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey)
Timothy L. Bailey (University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia)
Vladimir Bajic (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia)
Geoff Barton (University of Dundee, UK)
Inanc Birol (University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada)
Jacek B?a?ewicz (Pozna?University of Technology, Poland)
Alan P. Boyle (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA)
Vladimir Brusic (NazarbayevUniversity, Astana, Kazakhstan)
Liming Cai (University of Georgia, Athens, USA)
Rita Casadio (University of Bologna, Italy)
Ken Chen (University of Texas MD AndersonCancerCenter, Houston, USA)
Jason Ernst (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Laurent Gautier (Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Cambridge, USA)
Manolo Gouy (ClaudeBernardUniversity Lyon 1, France)
Michael Gribskov (PurdueUniversity, West Lafayette, USA)
Iman Hajirasouliha (Stanford University, USA)
John Hancock (Genome Analysis Centre, Norwich, UK)
Artemis Hatzigeorgiou (University of Thessaly, Volos, Greece)
Fereydoun Hormozdiari (University of California, Davis, USA)
Kazutaka Katoh (Osaka University, Japan)
Evangelos Kranakis (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)
Lukasz Kurgan (University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada)
Bill Majoros (DukeUniversity, Durham, USA)
Lennart Martens (Ghent University, Belgium)
Maria-Jesus Martin (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Rovira i VirgiliUniversity, Tarragona, Spain, chair)
Folker Meyer (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
Kenta Nakai (University of Tokyo, Japan)
Matteo Pellegrini (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Mihaela Pertea (JohnsHopkinsUniversity, Baltimore, USA)
Ben Raphael (BrownUniversity, Providence, USA)
Paolo Ribeca (Pirbright Institute, Woking, UK)
Denis Shields (UniversityCollegeDublin, Ireland)
Fredj Tekaia (Pasteur Institute, Paris, France)
Alessandro Verri (University of Genova, Italy)
Fuli Yu (BaylorCollege of Medicine, Houston, USA)
Daniel Zerbino (European Bioinformatics Institute, Hinxton, UK)
Kaizhong Zhang (University of WesternOntario, London, Canada)
Weixiong Zhang (WashingtonUniversity in St. Louis, USA)
Zhongming Zhao (VanderbiltUniversity, Nashville, USA)
Yaoqi Zhou (GriffithUniversity, Brisbane, Australia)

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

María Botón-Fernández (Trujillo, co-chair)
Carlos Martín-Vide (Tarragona, co-chair)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres, co-chair)
Florentina Lilica Voicu (Tarragona)

LOCAL COMMITTEE:

Leslye Alarcón (Cáceres)
María Botón-Fernández (Trujillo, co-chair)
José M. Granado-Criado (Cáceres)
Sergio Santander-Jiménez (Cáceres)
Miguel A. Vega-Rodríguez (Cáceres, co-chair)

SUBMISSIONS:

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

Submissions have to be uploaded to:

https://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=alcob2016

PUBLICATIONS:

A volume of proceedings published by Springer in the LNCS/LNBI series will be available by the time of the conference.

A special issue of the journal IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics (TCBB, 2014 JCR impact factor: 1.438, quartile Q1) will be later published containing peer-reviewed substantially extended versions of some of the papers contributed to the conference. Submissions to it will be by invitation.

REGISTRATION:

The period for registration is open from October 30, 2015 to June 21, 2016. The registration form can be found at:

http://grammars.grlmc.com/alcob2016/Registration.php

DEADLINES:

Paper submission: January 26, 2016 (23:59 CET)
Notification of paper acceptance or rejection: March 1, 2016
Final version of the paper for the LNCS/LNBI proceedings: March 15, 2016
Early registration: March 15, 2016
Late registration: June 7, 2016
Submission to the journal special issue: September 23, 2016

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

florentinalilica.voicu (at) urv.cat

POSTAL ADDRESS:

AlCoB 2016
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University
Av. Catalunya, 35
43002 Tarragona, Spain

Phone: +34 977 559 543
Fax: +34 977 558 386

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

Centro Extremeño de Tecnologías Avanzadas (CETA-CIEMAT)
Universidad de Extremadura
Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Summer School ISOLDE (Infant Studies On Language Development in Europe), Universität Potsdam, Germany, 27-30 June 2016

Summer School ISOLDE (Infant Studies On Language Development in Europe)

Host Institution: Universität Potsdam
Website: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/isolde
Dates: 27 – 30 June 2016
Location: Potsdam, Germany
Focus: This summer school is specifically organized to bring together Pre- and
Post-docs working on infant language acquisition in Europe.
Minimum
Education Level: BA
Description: The school is intended for MA and PhD students as well as post-doc
researchers. Five courses will be taught by experts in the field of infant
language acquisition. In addition to the courses, there will be a talk and social
activities as an opportunity to exchange ideas and share experiences.

Courses: Nicole Altvater-Mackensen (MPI Leipzig)
Methods in Infant Language Research
Alejandrina Cristia (CNRS Paris)
New scientific practices: The case of individual variation in infancy
Judit Gervain (Université René Descartes, Paris)
Infant language and speech perception at birth: Theoretical Issues and
Newborn Method
Paula Fikkert (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Title t.b.a.
Susanne Fuchs (ZAS Berlin) & Pia Knoeferle (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Ethics in psycholinguistic research with children: Writing applications & best
practice
Ken Pugh (Haskins Laboratories, New Haven)
Neuroimaging studies of early language development, reading and reading
disability: An update on recent findings [Talk]

Tuition: None!
Application
Deadline: 31 March 2016
Apply online: http://www.uni-potsdam.de/isolde/application
Email: isolde2016(removeme)uni-potsdam.de

Summer School in Social Science Research, Hong Kong, June 2-5, 2016

The Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong will be hosting the Summer School in Social Science Research from June 2-5th, 2016.

The Second Summer School is aimed at offering advanced graduate-level training in methodologies and technologies of social science research. This year, the Summer School will focus on the latest approaches in computational social science, with a particular emphasis on advanced text analysis. Applications from both PhD and advanced MA/MPhil students are encouraged and CityU will provide full tuition waiver and accommodation for 10 most qualified applicants.

More information on the Summer School can be found here: https://cityuhksummerschool.wordpress.com

Conferentie over begrijpelijke taal in het recht, Beusichem, 21 juni 2016

Bryan Garner op conferentie over begrijpelijke taal in het recht - 21 juni 2016

Op 21 juni komt professor Bryan Garner naar Nederland voor een lezing op een conferentie over begrijpelijke taal in het recht. Hij is de meest vooraanstaande deskundige in de Verenigde Staten op het gebied van begrijpelijke taal in de rechtszaal. Over dit vraagstuk schreef hij verschillende boeken met de in februari overleden Justice Antonin Scalia van het Amerikaanse Hooggerechtshof.

Eén van de andere sprekers op de conferentie is Leendert Verheij, President van het Gerechtshof in Den Haag. Hij geeft zijn visie op begrijpelijke taal in de rechtspraak.

Meer informatie

Kijk voor meer informatie over de conferentie op http://symposium.bureautaal.nl.

Vragen?

Bel voor vragen met Wessel Visser op 0345 544840 of 06 21512036. Of stuur een e-mail naar wessel@bureautaal.nl.

Update: Amsterdam Summer Course 2016: Doing Research with Discourse Analysis, VU Amsterdam, July 2-16, 2016

Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change

AMSS 2016, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2-16 July 2016
For the second year the VU Amsterdam Summer School offers a 2-week intensive course in discourse analysis for students in the social sciences, history, health, education, law, politics and any other field connected with social practice. The course provides a colourful pallet of approaches and domains to energise your academic skills by ‘doing research with discourse analysis’. Please feel free to distribute widely.
Through various cases of transdisciplinary research design you learn to reason why and how you can incorporate discourse analysis in your own field of study. The course provides a framework to make sense of social phenomena on the principle that language not only reflects society and change but also drives it. The focus is on analysing language use and other forms of communication to generate evidence of social phenomena, such as racism, politics, power, social movements, forensics, health care, teaching, peace, war, (in)equality. We offer an inspiring program with expert lecturers from the VU Communication and Information Sciences and Organisation Discourse departments, and guests from Fribourg University, Lancaster University, and the University of East Anglia. Classes will be highly interactive. We all learn from each other!

Theory and Methods: The art of Transdisciplinary Research Design; context and data selection; text analysis; ethnography and conversation analysis; framing, metaphor, humour; cognitive- and historical discourse analysis; soundscape analysis; computational- and corpus-assisted discourse analysis.
Excursion: The International Criminal Court in The Hague is a prime setting to observe the relationship between international law, human rights and cultural diversity that is reflected in this court's discourse and its far-reaching global impact. Plus: lunch on the beach.

Course information
Course level: Master/PhD; ECTS: 4
Coordinating lecturer: Bertie Kaal (VU Amsterdam, Language and Communication)
Opening Lecture: Prof. Alison Sealey (Lancaster University)
VU Amsterdam: Luuk Lagerwerf, Joyce Lamerichs, Anna Kaal and Sebastiaan Donszelmann, Ida Sabelis, Fleur van der Houwen
Utrecht University: Tessa van Charldorp
University of East Anglia: Prof. Andreas Musolff
University of Fribourg: Steve Oswald
INCAS3: Edda Bild and Matt Coler

Doing Research with Discourse Analysis: A discourse perspective on making sense of social change
Videos and full information on fees, discounts, scholarships, and other perks http://www.amsterdamsummerschool.nl
Contact: amsterdamsummerschool(removeme)vu.nl

Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting_CIDSM11, Vienna, July 4-6 2016

Dear Colleagues,
(per la versione in italiano, si veda sotto)

We are happy to announce that the 11th Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting will take place at the Department of Romance Studies of the University of Vienna on 04–06 July 2016. The meeting aims to bring together dialectologists working on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy (including non-Romance varieties) and encourages all approaches – whether synchronic or diachronic, descriptive or theoretical (all frameworks) – to the regional languages and dialects spoken throughout Italy. This year CIDSM will feature a thematic session on the High German dialects spoken in Italy.

The invited speakers of CIDSM11 are:
– Patrizia Cordin, Università di Trento
– Hans Goebl, Universität Salzburg
– Rosanna Sornicola, Università di Napoli Federico II and for the thematic session:
– Alessandra Tomaselli, Università di Verona


Call for Papers

Abstracts on any aspect of the syntax and/or morphology of the dialects of Italy (including non-Romance varieties) will be considered for presentation. There will also be a poster session. During the abstract submission procedure, please indicate (through the Abstract Classification drop-down menu), whether you prefer to submit your abstract for presentation or for the poster session only, or if you would rather like it to be considered for both. If your abstract is intended for the special thematic session, please select the relevant option.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks (plus 10 for questions) or for posters. Submissions are limited to 1 individual and 1 joint abstract per author, or 2 joint abstracts per author. The abstract should include the title, but not the author’s name(s). Abstracts should be no longer than two pages in length (including examples and references), in 12-point font size.

The conference languages are English and Italian (English only for the thematic session).

Deadline
Abstracts must be submitted no later than 5 February 2016.
Speakers will be notified of the results of their abstract review by 6 March 2016.

Abstract submission
Authors are asked to submit their abstracts via EasyAbstracts< http://linguistlist.org/confservices/EasyAbs/customabssub.cfm?emeetingid=6102JA4458BE6258406050441>: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/CIDSM2016

If you are unable to upload your abstract on EasyAbstracts, please send it as an email attachment to the conference organizers.

Further information will be provided in due course on the conference website: http://cidsm2016.univie.ac.at/en/home/


Organizing Committee:
Silvio Cruschina
Anna Kocher
Eva-Maria Remberger

Consultant for the thematic session:
Prof. Alexandra Lenz (Department of German Studies, University of Vienna)


CIDSM Steering Committee:
Roberta D’Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden) Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)


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Care colleghe, cari colleghi,

Siamo lieti di annunciare che il Cambridge Italian Dialect Syntax-Morphology Meeting XI sarà ospitato dal Dipartimento di Romanistica dell’Università di Vienna dal 4 al 6 luglio 2016. L’obiettivo di questo convegno è di offrire una piattaforma di discussione e scambio tra i dialettologi che lavorano sulla sintassi e/o morfologia dei dialetti d’Italia (comprese le varietà non romanze) e di incoraggiare tutti gli approcci – sia sincronici che diacronici, sia descrittivi che teorici e formali – alle lingue regionali e ai dialetti d’Italia. Quest’anno il CIDSM includerà una sessione tematica sui dialetti alto-tedeschi parlati in Italia.

I relatori invitati del CIDSM11 sono:
– Patrizia Cordin, Università di Trento
– Hans Goebl, Universität Salzburg
– Rosanna Sornicola, Università di Napoli Federico II e per la sessione tematica:
– Alessandra Tomaselli, Università di Verona



Prima circolare

Si invitano proposte di relazioni, sotto forma di riassunto anonimo, su ogni aspetto della sintassi e/o delle morfologia dei dialetti d’Italia. È prevista anche una sessione dedicata ai poster. Durante la procedura per l’invio, sarà possibile specificare se si desidera presentare un riassunto per una relazione o per la sessione dei poster, o se invece si vuole essere considerati per entrambi. Sarà possibile anche indicare se il riassunto è indirizzato alla sessione tematica speciale.

Le presentazioni avranno una durata di 20 minuti (più 10 minuti per le domande). Ciascun autore può presentare al massimo due riassunti: uno come autore unico e l’altro in collaborazione, oppure due riassunti in collaborazione. Il riassunto deve includere il titolo, ma non il nome dell’autore/i nomi degli autori. I riassunti dovranno avere una lunghezza massima di due pagine, inclusi esempi e riferimenti bibliografici, con carattere 12.

Le lingue ufficiali del convegno sono inglese e italiano (solo l’inglese per la sessione tematica).

Scadenza
I riassunti dovranno essere inviati entro e non oltre il 5 febbraio 2016.
La decisione sulla selezione verrà notificata entro il 6 marzo 2016.

Invio dei riassunti
I riassunti vanno inviati in forma anonima attraverso EasyAbstracts.
http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/CIDSM2016

In caso di problemi con l’invio attraverso EasyAbstracts, potete inviare il riassunto agli organizzatori del convegno per email, come allegato.

Ulteriori informazioni saranno rese disponibili sul sito web del convegno:
http://cidsm2016.univie.ac.at/


Comitato organizzatore
Silvio Cruschina
Anna Kocher
Eva-Maria Remberger

Consulente per la sessione tematica:
Prof. Alexandra Lenz (Dipartimento di Germanistica, Università di Vienna)


Comitato direttivo del CIDSM
Roberta D’Alessandro (Universiteit Leiden) Adam Ledgeway (University of Cambridge)

NYI 2016- 14th annual session of the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture, St. Petersburg, July 11-29, 2016

For more information, please see: http://nyi.spb.ru/genInfo/

Lexicom 2016, Vienna, Austria, July 11-15 2016

Lexicom 2016 (Vienna, Austria)

Workshop in Lexicography, Corpus Linguistics and Lexical Computing
Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, July 11th-15th 2016

Lexicom is a five-day intensive workshop created by the Lexicography MasterClass. Seminars on theoretical issues alternate with hands-on work using a range of corpus-analysis and other software tools. Working in small groups or individually, you will learn how to develop dictionaries and other lexical resources, from the creation and annotation of corpora to the planning, design and writing of lexical entries. This is the workshop's sixteenth year and we now have over 400 graduates, from all parts of the world: reviews of previous events can be found here.
It will be led by Michael Rundell, Miloš Jakubí?ek and Vojt?ch Ková?

In 2016, there will be two Lexicom workshops: one in Europe and one in the US. For details of both events, and registration, go to http://www.lexmasterclass.com/

Milos Jakubicek
CEO, Lexical Computing
Brighton, UK | Brno, CZ
http://www.lexicalcomputing.com
http://www.sketchengine.co.uk

International Academy for CA (IACA16), Groningen, The Netherlands, July 11-14 2016

With the support of ISCA (the International Society for Conversation Analysis), the Language and Social Interaction group of the University of Groningen will organize the first

International Academy for Conversation Analysis (IACA16)
July 11 – 14, 2016, in Groningen, The Netherlands

IACA16 will take place in between two ICCA-conferences (2014 and 2018) and will focus on the research process rather than on research output. The academy is meant for CA researchers in all career stages, including PhD students. It will offer members of the CA community an environment to learn from each other about analytical choices, modes of analytical reasoning, and the different technologies that may support CA research.

The programme comprises four 4-day workshops on the following topics:
(i) ‘Interaction Organization’: Geoffrey Raymond on sequence organization
(ii) ‘Actions and Activities’: Paul Drew & Merran Toerien on action formation
(iii) ‘Practices’: Lorenza Mondada on embodiment
(iv) ‘Contexts’: Jeffrey Robinson on medical interaction
and two plenary lectures:

John Heritageon the future of CA: questions to be asked and methods to be used

Elisabeth Couper-Kuhlenon Interactional Linguistics: its achievements and its future

Registration will open on October 1 and close on October 15, 2015.

Please visit the website for more information http://www.iaca16.nl

10th summer school in historical sociolinguistics, HiSoN, Leiden University, 31 July - 7 August 2016

The 10th summer school in historical sociolinguistics organized by the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN) will take place at Leiden University, 31 July - 7 August 2016.

Our teachers in 2016 are:
Manuela Böhm (Kassel)
Frans Gregersen (Copenhagen)
Paul Kerswill (York)
Helen Kelly-Holmes (Limerick)
Maarten Kossmann (Leiden)
Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Leiden)
José del Valle (New York)

For more information and registration, see http://hum.leiden.edu/lucl/hison-summer-school/ .

Gijsbert Rutten
Wim Vandenbussche

Metaphor Festival 2016, Amsterdam, 31 August – 3 September 2016

Metaphor Festival 2016
Amsterdam, 31 August – 3 September 2016

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam is delighted to announce that the next Metaphor Festival will take place in Amsterdam from 31 August through 3 September 2016. The Metaphor Festival is an annual conference on the use of figurative language and other modes of figurative expression. It used to be arranged by the Department of English at Stockholm University. From 2006 through 2015, a series of ten successful conferences was held in Stockholm bringing together researchers from a broad range of academic disciplines, working within different theoretical and methodological paradigms in a creative, internationally oriented, and friendly atmosphere. The Stockholm organizers have now asked whether the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam can continue this tradition, and we are more than happy to do so.

The importance of figurative language and figurative semiotics is now generally recognized, and the Festival offers an opportunity to present and learn about research findings concerning figurative uses in different types of human communication, and their cognitive, cultural, narrative, poetic, rhetorical, social, textual or discourse functions. Contributions to the general session of the Festival can address the linguistic and/or literary character and use of tropes—metaphor, metonymy, simile, oxymoron, hyperbole, litotes, punning, and irony—or the character and use of rhyme schemes, various types of parallelism and other formal poetic constructions, as well as the nature of figurative signs and devices in multi-modal or non-verbal communication. Each talk is allotted 30 minutes, roughly 20 minutes for presentation and 10 minutes for discussion.

The combination of metaphor and Amsterdam in a festival has prompted the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam to celebrate this configuration in one new way: after two days of academic work on 1 and 2 September, Saturday 3 September will be different. It will feature metaphor slams (deliberate metaphor production; resistance to metaphor battle; debating by metaphor contest), outreach activities to the non-academic community (metaphor in the real worlds of health care, marketing, organization and management, politics and so on), and metaphor-related artistic performances (poetry readings, stand-up comedy, music). All of this is well matched with the so-called Amsterdam Time Out Market, from Friday evening 2 September through Sunday evening 4 September, with previews of the complete Time Out season 2016-2017 in a festival covering the entire city attracting tens of thousands of people.

Abstract guidelines: Abstracts should be 400 words maximum (without references), and written in English (please provide glosses or translations for examples in other languages). The abstract should have a title, but the author’s name, academic affiliation, and email address should be indicated on a separate sheet, where it should also be specified whether the abstract is intended as a basis for a general session talk or a poster presentation.

All abstracts should submitted by Easychair from 1 March. Deadline for submission is 31 March. Information about acceptances will be emailed by 15 April to all scholars submitting an abstract.

Registration, conference fees and accommodation will be announced later—please check our website at http://www.metaphorlab.org for updates and further information. We also have a Facebook page: Metaphor Festival Amsterdam 2016.

The European School of Linguistic Typology 2016, Porquerolles, France, September 4-17, 2016

The European School of Linguistic Typology 2016 is a two-week summer school organized by CNRS, the University of Cologne, and the University of Amsterdam. The School will be held on Porquerolles Island, off the French Mediterranean Coast from September 4 to 17, 2016. The School will offer high-level training in linguistic typology, its objectives, and methods to researchers, postdocs and students. Its aim is to integrate various theoretical approaches and methodological tools used in linguistic typology, in various domains, phonology, morphology and syntax, semantics, psycholinguistics, etc. The School will also be a platform to enhance collaboration. Thanks to generous funding from various parties the registration fee is moderate and includes a varied program of courses by renowned typologists, accomodation and all subsistence costs. Pre-registration for the school is now open. We invite you to visit http://typoling2016.sciencesconf.org/ for more information.

Aix Summer School on Prosody, Aix Marseille Université, France, September 6-9, 2016

AIX SUMMER SCHOOL ON PROSODY 2016:
Methods in Prosody and Intonation Research: Data, Theories, Transcription Laboratoire de Parole et Langage, Aix Marseille Université, France.
September 6-9, 2016
aixprosody2016.weebly.com/


We are pleased to announce the "Aix Summer School on Prosody 2016 " to be held from September 6-9, 2016 in Aix en Provence (France).

The Aix Summer School on Prosody 2016 will bring together experts on theoretical and practical aspects of the research on prosody. The school will be organized around morning lectures and afternoon tutorials (where participants will practice concepts and skills discussed in lectures) and data clinics (where participants can bring together their own data and questions for discussion).

The school is intended for post-graduate students and researchers interested in all the theoretical and practical aspects of the research on prosody and intonation. The school will be suitable both for researchers already working on intonation and prosody, and wishing to learn more about specific topics, and for researchers who wish to better understand how to incorporate and control prosody in their own work.

Topics will include (but not limited to): theoretical models on prosody and intonation; perception of intonation; prosody and language pathologies; prosody, semantics, and discourse; prosody and L2; prosody and neurolinguistics; transcription of intonation and prosody; statistical methods in prosody research; and preparation of stimuli for perception studies.

The confirmed invited speakers are:

Amalia Arvaniti (Kent University): Theoretical models of prosody

Mariapaola D'Imperio (Aix-Marseille Université - IUF): Tonal
alignment: perception and production

Laura Dilley (Michigan State University): Prosody and perception methods

Janet Fletcher (The University of Melbourne): Transcription of under-described languages

James Sneed German (Aix-Marseille Université): Prosody and discourse

Kiwako Ito (Ohio State University): Prosody and acquisition, prosody and eye tracking

Jelena Krivokapić (University of Michigan): Prosody and articulatory phonology

Oliver Niebuhr (University of Southern Denmark): Prosody and experimental methods in acoustics

Bert Remeijsen and Otto Gwado Ayoker (University of Edinburgh):
Typology and field methods in prosody research: Shilluk prosody workshop

Annie Tremblay (Kansas University): Prosody and L2


Application deadline: May 31st 2016

For more information, please visit aixprosody2016.weebly.com/

A number of scholarships will be offered for PhD students and postdocs. For more information about registration and scholarships, go to aixprosody2016.weebly.com/registration.html


The Aix Summer School on Prosody 2016 is co-organized by:

Mariapaola D’Imperio – AMU & Laboratoire Parole et Langage (UMR 7309
CNRS) – Institut Universitaire de France Amalia Arvaniti – University of Kent (UK) Tamara Rathcke – University of Kent (UK)

International Scientific Conference 'Teaching Chinese as a foreign language', Wroclaw, Poland, September 7-9, 2016

Teaching Chinese as a foreign language

Working with speakers of the language belonging to different language groups

Invitation to a Conference

In recent years, we have observed an unparalleled increase in international contacts in different areas of activities all over the world. Increasing contacts impact on increasing interest in foreign languages learning. Teaching foreign language have the same features in many areas in all cases, regardless of the people all over the world choose both foreign languages from the same language group as their native language, but many of them also choose language from different language group. What are the features of working with students in such situation? Is teaching language from different language group student native language is more or less difficult than teaching language from the same language group? How to work with such students? What place in such teaching takes modern technologies?

The University of Wroclaw, Hanban and Confucius Institute at the University of Wroclaw

invite you to the International Scientific Conference “Teaching Chinese as a foreign language.

Working with speakers of the language belonging to different language groups ”. During the conference, we suggest the following topics:

 characteristics of teaching different groups of students;

 didactics and methodology of teaching foreign languages;

 distance learning in teaching of foreign languages;

 the hardest points in teaching foreign languages;

 modern programs of teaching foreign languages;

 modern technologies in teaching foreign languages;

 theory and practise of teaching foreign languages;

We do invite philological researchers, foreign language teachers and methodologists, linguists and e-learning specialists researchers, especially in sinology. We do invite senior researchers as well as doctoral students.

The conference will be hosted by the Confucius Institute at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, on September 7th – 9th, 2016. The language of the conference is English.

Proposals are now invited for individual papers or posters. Proposals must be attached as anonymous, and must not contain more than 300 words (in English). They should be submitted by 31st May 2016 to the conference e-mail: teaching.chinese@uwr.edu.pl

Proposals sent by doctoral students should be approved by their supervisors (not in the proposal text, which must remain anonymous, but with the supervisor’s address in the CC field).

The proposals will be accepted upon revision by the scientific committee by 15th June 2016.

The final programme of the conference will be released by 30th June 2016.

Papers will be grouped into various sessions dedicated to the different topic areas of discussion. A poster session is also planned, unless there are fewer than 10 poster proposals sent and/or accepted.

Additional information:

In case of too many applications, selection will be made by the scientific committee of the conference. The members of the scientific committee are:

 Prof. Hu Yonghong (Co-Director of Confucius Institute at University of Wroclaw),

 ...

Every speech should last no more than 20 minutes, followed by a 10 minutes discussion.

The registration fee is € 120.

Discounted fee for doctoral students is € 80 and for accompanying persons € 60.

Fees should be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

IBAN: PL 80 1090 2398 0000 0001 2002 5457

SWIFT: WBKPPLPP

Address and data for payment:

Uniwersytet Wrocławski

Plac Uniwersytecki 1

50-137 Wrocław

“Teaching Chinese as a foreign language”

The transfer fee should be covered by the paymaster

The fees should be paid by 25th June 2016.

The conference fee includes meals, accommodation and conference proceedings.

We would like to declare that we do not possess the capacity to reimburse any travel expenses.

19th International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE, Brno, Czech Republic, 12-16 September 2016

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TSD 2016 - PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT
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Nineteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE (TSD 2016)
Brno, Czech Republic, 12-16 September 2016
http://www.tsdconference.org/

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

Venue: Brno, Czech Republic


TSD SERIES

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

The TSD 2016 conference will be accompanied by a one-day satellite workshop

Community-based Building of Language Resources, CBBLR

The main topic of the workshop is directed at building new language
resources, especially for languages with no or too little existing
language resources. The workshop is organized in cooperation with the
HaBiT CZ-NO project Consortium, submissions from other resource
development projects are more than welcomed. The workshop submissions
will undergo two separate review processes - the best papers which will
succeed in both review processes (by the TSD 2016 Conference PC and
CBBLR Workshop 2016 PC) will be published in the TSD 2016 Springer
Proceedings, all other accepted CBBLR workshop papers will be published
in a separate proceedings with ISBN. The CBBLR workshop will take
place on September 12 2016 in the conference venue.

The TSD 2016 conference will be directly followed by a meeting of the working groups and management committee of the

ISCH COST Action IS 1305
European Network of e-Lexicography (ENeL)
http://www.elexicography.eu/


TOPICS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


PROGRAM COMMITTEE

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


FORMAT OF THE CONFERENCE

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

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


CONFERENCE PROGRAM

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


IMPORTANT DATES

March 15 2016 ............ Submission of abstract March 22 2016 ............ Submission of full papers May 15 2016 .............. Notification of acceptance May 31 2016 .............. Final papers (camera ready) and registration August 8 2016 ............ Submission of demonstration abstracts August 15 2016 ........... Notification of acceptance for
demonstrations sent to the authors September 12-16 2016 ..... Conference date

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


OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

The official language of the conference is English.


ADDRESS

All correspondence regarding the conference should be addressed to

Ales Horak, TSD 2016
Faculty of Informatics, Masaryk University
Botanicka 68a, 602 00 Brno, Czech Republic
phone: +420-5-49 49 18 63
fax: +420-5-49 49 18 20
email: tsd2016(removeme)tsdconference.org

The official TSD 2016 homepage is: http://www.tsdconference.org/tsd2016


LOCATION

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

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

Symposium ‘Neerlandistiek met stijl’, Universiteit Leiden, 30 september 2016

Symposium ‘Neerlandistiek met stijl’

30 september 2016, 10:00-17:15 uur

Universiteit Leiden

Symposium ter gelegenheid van het afscheid van

Arie Verhagen als hoogleraar Nederlandse Taalkunde aan de Universiteit Leiden

Deze zomer bereikt Arie Verhagen de pensioengerechtigde leeftijd. Voor Arie betekent dat geen definitief afscheid van de Universiteit Leiden en daarom zal hij nog geen afscheidscollege geven. Wel komt er een einde aan zijn hoogleraarschap Nederlandse Taalkunde – een leerstoel die hij vanaf 1998 bekleedde. Om dit bijzondere moment niet onopgemerkt voorbij te laten gaan, organiseren wij op vrijdag 30 september een symposium over een onderwerp dat Arie nauw aan het hart ligt: stilistiek in de Neerlandistiek.

Het centrale thema van het symposium ‘Neerlandistiek met stijl’ is de gedachte van Arie dat de studie van stijl de verbindende schakel kan vormen tussen de subdisciplines binnen de neerlandistiek. Op het symposium komen de verschillende perspectieven op stijl en stilistiek vanuit de taalkunde, taalbeheersing en letterkunde aan bod.

Michael Burke (University College Roosevelt, Universiteit Utrecht)

‘Stilistiek: De anatomie van een discipline’

Timothy Colleman (Universiteit Gent)

‘Stijl vanuit constructiegrammaticaal perspectief’

Karina van Dalen-Oskam (Huygens ING/ Universiteit van Amsterdam)

‘Onzichtbare taal. Stilometrie en literatuurwetenschap’

Jaap de Jong (Universiteit Leiden)

‘Het geheim van het journalistieke stijlboek’

Henk Pander Maat (Universiteit Utrecht)

‘Wat is stilistische variatie (en wat niet)?’

José Sanders (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

‘De werking van perspectief’

Gerard Steen (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

‘Stijl tussen taal en communicatie: een genre-analytisch perspectief’

Arie Verhagen (Universiteit Leiden)

‘Direct, (vrij) indirect, of gewoon iets eigenaardigs:

grammatica en retorica van de Nederlandse inquit-constructie’

‘Zonder stilistiek geen neerlandistiek: de studie van stijl is noodzakelijk voor verdergaande integratie van de taalkunde, letterkunde en taalbeheersing binnen de neerlandistiek’

neerlandistiekmetstijl@gmail.com o.v.v. naam en affiliatie.

Kosten voor deelname bedragen 25 euro, hierbij zijn inbegrepen: koffie en thee tijdens het symposium, lunch en de afsluitende borrel. De aanmelding is definitief zodra de betaling is ontvangen. Het bedrag kan worden overgemaakt door te klikken op de volgende link: https://frontoffice.paylogic.nl/?event_id=111309&point_of_sale_id=1931

Contact: neerlandistiekmetstijl@gmail.com

2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 31 October – 1 November 2016

=== Announcement for 2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions ===

31 October 2016 – 1 November 2016
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Website: www.odettescharenborg.ruhosting.nl/pasrac2016/

The second workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions (PASRAC) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
The workshop is a follow-up on the first workshop organised in Bristol in March 2010.

The aim of the two-day workshop is to bring together scientists from different disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, and cognitive science, working on the topic of speech recognition in adverse conditions.

Basic themes will be, but are not limited to:
- Sensory degradation
* Extrinsic: Noise and other distortions, such as atypical speech, accented speech, conversational speech
* Intrinsic: Hearing impairments and cochlear implants
- Incomplete knowledge (L1-L2, adults-children)
- Limited processing resources (dual tasking, divided attention, etc).

We are inviting abstracts (maximum length is 500 words, excluding
references) for oral or poster presentations.

* IMPORTANT DATES:
1 May 2016: Submission portal opens
1 June 2016: Registration opens
30 June 2016: Abstract submission deadline
31 July 2016: Notification of abstract acceptance

* KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:
Ann Bradlow (Northwestern University, IL) Sophie Scott (University College London, UK)

* INVITED SPEAKERS:
Helen Blank (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, UK) Maria Chait (University College London, UK) Antje Heinrich (MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK) Bob McMurray (University of Iowa, IA) Bernd Meyer (Johns Hopkins University, MD / University of Oldenburg,
Germany)
Kevin Munro (University of Manchester, UK) Kathy Pichora-Fuller (University of Toronto, Canada) Adriana Zekveld (VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands)

* ORGANISERS:
Polina Drozdova (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) Florian Hintz (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) Sven Mattys (University of York, UK) Odette Scharenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

* PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:
Helen Blank
Florian Hintz
Sven Mattys
Bernd Meyer
Kathy Pichora-Fuller
Odette Scharenborg
Adriana Zekveld

Conference 'Languages & The Media', Berlin, Germany, November 2 – 4, 2016

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New technologies and growing demand for personalisation are rapidly changing the audiovisual marketplace. At this year’s Languages & The Media hosted from November 2 – 4, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin, leading experts, software developers and translators will meet to discuss the latest research and how to keep pace in this exciting and challenging field.

This is a great opportunity to present your research and experience alongside renowned experts by contributing your proposal by April 30, 2016!

Languages & The Media encompasses all aspects of the audiovisual translation field. Key topics we hope to explore in the coming conference include the changing role of the professional audiovisual translator, the untapped potential of interdisciplinary research and how technology and personalized approaches can be used for education and training.

Under the overall theme ‘Agile Mediascapes – Personalising the Future’, this year’s conference will also explore:

  • User Experience
  • Crowdsourcing
  • Technology
  • Training & Pedagogy
  • Working Environment & Workflows
  • Fan translation
  • Research
  • Accessibility
  • AVT Modes
  • Gaming

Share your best practices and experiences working with the newest developments in AV translation by submitting your proposal by April 30, 2016!

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International Symposium 'Abstract Concepts: debates on their structure, processing, and modeling', University of Amsterdam, November 18th 2016

International Symposium

TITLE: AbstractConcepts: debates on their structure, processing, and modeling

WHEN: November 18th 2016

WHERE: University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

MAIN ORGANIZERS: Dr. Marianna Bolognesi, Prof. Dr. Gerard Steen

INVITED SPEAKERS: The scholars that confirmed their participation, inalphabetic order, are:

- Prof. Alessandro Lenci

http://www.humnet.unipi.it/linguistica/Docenti/Lenci/

- Prof. Max Louwerse

https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/m.m.louwerse.htm

- Prof. Ken McRae

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

- Dr. Diane Pecher

http://www.eur.nl/fsw/psychologie/research/profielen/profiel_mis/10311/

- Prof. Friedemann Pulvermueller

http://www.geisteswissenschaften.fu-berlin.de/we04/institut/mitarbeiter/pulvermuller/index.html

- Prof. Gun Semin

http://www.uu.nl/staff/GRSemin

- Prof. Gabriella Vigliocco

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/pals/research/experimental-psychology/person/gabriella-vigliocco/

- Prof. Piek Vossen

http://vossen.info/

THE TOPIC:

On which dimensions of meaning do abstract and concreteconcepts differ?

How does perceptual experience affect abstract conceptprocessing and representation?

What is the role of language in shaping and indexing thecontent of concrete vs abstract concepts?

Abstract concepts are a controversial and widely debatedtopic, within the theoretical discussion about the embodied vs symbolic natureof language and meaning.

The aim of this project is to bring together current viewsabout the structure, processing, and modeling of abstract concepts.

In cognitive psychology and neuroscience it has been arguedthat abstract concepts can be grounded in bodily experiences (see review byPecher et al., 2011), that neural substrates dedicated to processingsensorimotor information are activate also when we process them (Pulvermülleret al., 2012), and that emotions play a critical role in their processing(Vigliocco et al., 2014). Some scholars suggest a reconciliatory view, claimingthat conceptual processing works on different levels - symbolic and embodied(Barsalou et al., 2008; Zwaan, 2014), that conceptual representations aremultimodal in nature (Semin et al., 2013), that they can involve the activationof two functionally independent but interconnected representational systems(Paivio 1971;2007; see McRae, Jones 2013 for a review), and that there areredundancies between the semantic information encoded by language andperceptual information (Louwerse, 2011). Such redundancies allow, for example,congenitally blind patients to perform similarly to sighted participants inproperty generations tasks (Lenci et al., 2013), and can be exploited to modelcomputationally semantic representations starting from corpora of text in adistributional fashion, or exploiting the lexical information encoded inWordNet (Vossen, 2014-2019 ULM-2).

THE ORGANIZATION:

8 eminent scholars have been invited to Amsterdam todiscuss the nature, structure, processing, and modeling of abstract concepts invarious disciplines.

During the symposium the panelists will present in turntheir view and will receive structured comments (prepared in advance) fromtheir peers. A general discussion among all panelists and the audience willfollow.

THE HOST:

At the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, we conduct interdisciplinaryresearch that tackle the structure and functioning of metaphor in thought,language, and communication.

The nature of abstract concepts is particularly relevantfor metaphor researchers, because it has been argued for decades that metaphorsare matters of thought, that allow us to understand abstract concepts bycomparing them to concrete ones.

This event, in particular, is organized within the COGVIMproject (www.cogvim.org,an EU Marie Curie IEF, awarded to Dr Marianna Bolognesi).

We look forward to welcoming you in Amsterdam!

Cogling7, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, January 5-6, 2017

Cogling7, January 5-6, 2017: Save the date

Cogling7 will take place at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 of January 2017. CogLing is the biennial conference of BeNeCLA, the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association, see http://benecla.com/ .

In April 2016, the first call for papers will be sent out. The deadline for abstracts will be June 1, 2016.

The organizing committee: Geertje van Bergen, Monique Flecken, Ad Foolen, Kobie van Krieken, José Sanders, Wilbert Spooren

Job Announcements / Vacancies
External Language Specialist Arabic, ReadSpeaker

ReadSpeaker is a worldwide leader in online text-to-speech.

For our Language Specialists Network, we are looking for anArabic Linguist, who would provide linguistic support for our text-to-speechimplementations in Arabic. We need a native speaker of Arabic (Modern StandardArabic) with knowlegde of linguistics and phonetics. The main tasks involveevaluating the speech output and correcting phonetic transcriptions. Languagespecialists work for ReadSpeaker as external experts, on hourly basis.

Please contact:

Ludmila Menert

e-mail: ludmila.menert@readspeaker.com

telephone: +31 (0)647218203

Four PhD Vacancies at Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), May 21, 2016

The Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC) has vacancies for 4 PhD candidates

Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), one of five Centers of Excellence at Tilburg University, invites applications for 4 PhD positions, on the following projects:

• Improving the Effectiveness of Web-based Health Interventions by Data-Driven Timely Feedback

• Efects of Linguistic Cues on Impression Formation in Online Dating

• Picture this! An interdisciplinary approach to examining how visual consumer-generated content shapes the persuasion process

• The Relationship between Engagement, Motivation, and Success in MOOCs

These four projects were selected by an international assessment committee, and are described in more detail below.

Project 1: Improving the Effectiveness of Web-based Health Interventions by Data-Driven Timely Feedback

With an increasing frequency, healthcare providers make use of Web-based health interventions to deliver treatment via the Internet. The use of web-based e-Health solutions offers to them numerous advantages, including cost efficiency and scalability. From the perspective of the client, the applications provide an opportunity for tailored treatment anytime anywhere and may help them overcome known psychosocial and geographical barriers to treatment. The general theme of the project is inducing behavioral change by means of automatized interventions that are tailored to the profiles of individual users. The project combines the fields of Health Communication, Social Signal Processing, Machine Learning and Medical Psychology. A range of techniques will be used to extract information from physiological signals and numerical/text/image/audio data.

More information: dr. Marie Postma (marie.postma@tilburguniversity.edu). You can apply for this position here.

Project 2: Efects of Linguistic Cues on Impression Formation in Online Dating

Spelling errors and other textual elements significantly affect our impressions of others. Yet, there is hardly any research into how such linguistic cues influence impression formation. Linguistic cues are particularly likely to play a role in initial interactions online, when uncertainty about others is high. Because linguistic cues are given off largely unconsciously, they have much warranting value. Linguistic cues may especially be relevant on online dating sites, where textual cues, next to the profile picture, constitute the main cue systems on which impressions are based. Therefore, the central goal of this project is to investigate the extent to which linguistic cues on online dating site profiles affect impression formation. This project is rooted in both linguistics and communication, combining theories from both fields. In addition to experimental studies, this project also applies computational linguistic techniques used to compare and analyze texts, to analysis of interpersonal interactions.

More information: dr. Alexander Schouten (A.P.Schouten@tilburguniversity.edu) or dr. Maria Mos (Maria.Mos@tilburguniversity.edu). You can apply for this position here.

Project 3: Picture this! An interdisciplinary approach to examining how visual consumer-generated content shapes the persuasion process

‘Picture-taking has never been easier’. The global adoption of smartphones and photo-sharing applications in social media puts an emphasis on visual content, compared to verbal content. Photo-sharing social networks are tremendously popular, with around 30% of the adult internet population using Pinterest or Instagram. Consumers do not only share photos of important moments in life, such as travel experiences, but also of their personal possession of (their favorite) brands. These developments impact the online representation of brands on a massive scale. This makes it vital to understand the role of visual consumer-generated content (CGC) in the persuasion process. Visual CGC so far has received little attention in academic research. Meanwhile, recent advances in computer vision have made it possible to automatically detect and identify valuable content characteristics in pictures (e.g., objects, emotions, locations, color, faces, texture, scenes). Therefore, in this project a combination of computational and traditional methods (e.g., experimental study among social media users) will be used to analyze and discover the characteristics of consumer sharing behavior in the ever-growing flow of visual information.

More information: dr. Sander Wubben (s.wubben@tilburguniversity.edu) or dr. Marjolijn Antheunis (m.l.antheunis@tilburguniversity.edu). You can apply for this position here.

Project 4: The Relationship between Engagement, Motivation, and Success in MOOCs

This project will investigate the relationship between engagement, motivation and success in the context of MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). We are interested in identifying measures that provide insight in whether MOOC participants are motivated to finish the MOOC and how this information is contained in participants' engagement with the MOOC. Engagement may be measured through user data, including click rates, number of problems attempted, and completion rate. Measuring motivation may require alternative means, such as heartbeat, respiration rates, or changes in skin and body temperature, although questionnaires may also provide insight. The analysis of the wide range of measurements will be done using data analysis, or data mining techniques.

More information: dr. Menno van Zaanen (m.m.vanzaanen@tilburguniversity.edu). You can apply for this position here.

Requirements

For all positions we seek enthusiastic candidates with a background in a relevant discipline, including (in alphabetical order) Affective Science, Cognitive Science, Communication & Information Sciences, Linguistics, Psycholinguistics, Psychology, or a related area.

General requirements: The successful candidates have a (Research) Master’s degree in one of the aforementioned areas, a strong interest in doing research, excellent writing skills and a good command of English. In addition, the candidates have proven experience with experimental research, and are well-versed in modern statistical techniques. Given the multidisciplinary nature of the research projects, the successful candidate is willing and able to work across disciplinary boundaries.

Specific additional requirements:

For project 1: Experience with eye-tracking and with analysis of other behavioral cues (auditory, visual), experience with analyzing usability of online tools, practical experience of interacting with the infirm and/or elderly, and affinity with cognitive technology. Knowledge of Matlab, R or Python is a plus.

For project 2: Experience in statistical analysis and setting up experimental research. Experience with automatic content analysis (e.g., Linguistic Style Matching and Latent Semantic Similarity) is a plus.

For project 3: A background in machine learning (data science) or computational cognitive science, with a strong interest in and theoretical knowledge on persuasive communication or marketing communication and image processing. Candidates with a background in persuasive or marketing communication with knowledge of machine learning (data science), image processing and/or computational science are also encouraged to apply.

For project 4: Good skills in data mining, data handling and data analysis are required. Experience with physiological measurements and/or developing MOOCs are considered a plus.

General information

For general information on these positions, please contact prof.dr. Emiel Krahmer (E.J.Krahmer@tilburguniversity.edu), scientific director of the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC).

What we offer

Tilburg University is rated among the top Dutch employers, offering excellent terms of employment. The collective labour agreement of Tilburg University applies. The PhD projects will be carried within the Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC), one of the five centers of excellence at Tilburg University. TiCC combines two strong research programs: Creative Computing (CC), including research in Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics, and Intelligent Systems, and Language, Communication and Cognition (LCC), including research in Cognitive Science, Communication and Discourse Studies. The unique combination of these two research programs enables TiCC to work on research projects in which computer-based techniques of modelling and processing (big) data are combined with experimentally elicited human data.

The PhD candidate will be ranked in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO) as a PhD-student (promovendus) with a starting salary of € 2.174.-- gross per month in the first year, up to € 2.779,-- in the fourth year (amounts fulltime). The selected candidates will start with a contract for one year, concluded by an evaluation. Upon a positive outcome of the first-year evaluation, the candidate will be offered an employment contract for the remaining three years. It is also possible to work 80% instead of fulltime. The selected candidate is expected to have written a PhD thesis by the end of the contract (which may be based on articles).

Applications

Applications should include:

- A cover letter,

- Curriculum Vitae,

- Copy of the university marks (grade list),

- Names of two references.

Applications should be sent before the application deadline of May 21, 2016. Starting dates are flexible.

Lecturer in Linguistic Theory, Language Description, and Typology, University of Amsterdam, deadline: 5 June 2016

Lecturer in Linguistic Theory, Language Description, and Typology

Faculty of Humanities – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Publicatiedatum
23 mei 2016
Opleidingsniveau
Gepromoveerd
Salarisindicatie
€2,532 to €4,654 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Sluitingsdatum
5 juni 2016
Functieomvang
22,8 hours per week
Vacaturenummer
16-261

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. The Faculty of Humanities offers lecturers (in Dutch: Docent) the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed. Together with other new lecturers and assistant professors you will partic- ipate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be su- pervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Addi- tional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired compe- tences will be taken into consideration. The introductory pro- gramme includes earning the 'basic training qualification'.

Linguistics is a thriving field at the University of Amsterdam. Characteristic features are the broadness of the coverage of linguistic subdisciplines, and the presence of various theoretical frameworks, which engage in open and active discussions in an atmosphere of collaboration. The teaching programmes equally want to bring across this broadness and openness.

The language of instruction is Dutch and/or English.

Job description

The successful candidate will have a broad background and teach-ing experience in Linguistic Theory and Language Description/ Typology and demonstrable in these areas. Courses to be taught at the BA and the MA level may include Linguistic Theory, Morphol- ogy, Syntax, Semantics, and Typology.

Tasks

  • Developing courses and course materials and teaching in the BA and MA programmes of Linguistics as well as supervising BA and MA theses (85%);
  • administration especially at the level of the department (coordi- nation of courses and of programmes or sub-programmes, coor- dination of task force committees, participation in daily running of the department) (teaching and administration duties com- prise 85% of the appointment);
  • keeping up with research developments regarding the contents of the courses taught (15%).

Requirements

  • Relevant PhD degree;
  • teaching experience at university level in linguistic theory, language description, and typology and demonstrable didactic abilities and / or training, evidenced by an educational port- folio;
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; familiarity with ICT in academic education;
  • team spirit and capable of functioning at all levels of more than one study programme;
  • willingness to develop in a multidisciplinary capacity in order to be able to participate in multiple areas of the Faculty's curric- ulum;
  • organisational experience and skills;
  • thorough knowledge of Dutch and English; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years.

Ability to teach in additional programmes is a plus.

Further information

For further details, interested parties may contact/check:

Appointment

The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be extended for one more year. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,532 (scale 10) to €4,654 (scale 11), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Job application

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent no later than 5 June 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree via solliciteren2016-FGW@uva.nl. Please state vacancy number 16-261 in the subject.
Job interviews are scheduled for week 25, 20 to 24 June 2016.
No agencies please

Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of Amsterdam, deadline: 5 June 2016

Lecturer in Psycholinguistics

Faculty of Humanities – Department of Linguistics and Literary Studies

Publicatiedatum
23 mei 2016
Opleidingsniveau
Gepromoveerd
Salarisindicatie
€2,532 to €4,654 gross per month, based on 38 hours per week
Sluitingsdatum
5 juni 2016
Functieomvang
22,8 hours per week
Vacaturenummer
16-260

The Faculty of Humanities provides education and conducts research with a strongly international profile in a large number of disciplines in the field of language and culture. The Faculty of Humanities offers lecturers (in Dutch: Docent) the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers at research institutes that - partly as a result of their multidisciplinary approach - are world-renowned. Moreover, you will be teaching in a dynamic context in which new educational methods are being developed. Together with other new lecturers and assistant professors you will partic- ipate in a comprehensive introductory programme. You will be su- pervised closely during the first year of your appointment. Addi- tional didactical training is also part of the appointment. Based on the candidate's educational portfolio, previously acquired compe- tences will be taken into consideration. The introductory pro- gramme includes earning the 'basic training qualification'.

Linguistics is a thriving field at the University of Amsterdam. Characteristic features are the broad coverage of linguistic sub-disciplines, and the presence of various theoretical frameworks, encouraging open and active discussion in an atmosphere of col- laboration. The teaching programmes equally aim to reflect this broadness and openness.

The language of instruction is Dutch and/or English.

Job description

The successful candidate will have a broad background and teach-ing experience in Psycholinguistics, with demonstrable strengths in one or more of the following subareas: first and/or second language acquisition, language disorders, language assessment, diagnosis, multilingualism, language processing, neurolinguis- tics. Courses to be taught at the BA and the MA level may include First Language Acquisition, Second Language Acquisition, Lan- guage Processing, Language Disorders, Language Assessment, Learning Strategies across Populations, Methodology.

Tasks

  • Developing courses and course materials and teaching in the BA and MA programmes of Linguistics as well as supervising BA and MA theses (85%);
  • administration especially at the level of the department (coordi- nation of courses and of programmes or sub-programmes, coor- dination of task force committees, participation in daily running of the department) (teaching and administration duties com- prise 85% of the appointment);
  • keeping up with research developments regarding the contents of the courses taught (15%).

Requirements

  • PhD degree in Psycholinguistics or related discipline;
  • strong background in psycholinguistics, adaptable teacher with teaching experience at university level, and demonstrable didactic abilities and/or training, evidenced by an educational portfolio;
  • specialization in one or more of the following subareas: first and/or second language acquisition, language disorders, multi- lingualism, language processing;
  • ability to teach neurolinguistics is a big plus;
  • thorough knowledge of methodology (incl. statistics), language assessment tests and diagnostics;
  • existing contacts with the private or public sector (e.g., lan- guage and speech clinics/organizations) are a plus;
  • knowledge of, and commitment to the development of a strong linguistics programme and interest in the MA programmes (1 and 2 year programmes);
  • experience with digital and audio-visual equipment; familiarity with ICT in academic education;
  • team spirit and willingness to develop in a multidisciplinary capacity in order to be able to participate in multiple areas of the Faculty's curriculum;
  • organisational experience and skills;
  • thorough knowledge of Dutch and English, including ability to teach fluently in English; non-native Dutch speakers must achieve fluency in Dutch within two years.

Ability to teach in additional programmes is a plus. Ability to teach neurolinguistics is a big plus.

Further information

For further details, interested parties may contact/check:

Appointment

The initial appointment will be on a temporary basis for a period of one year. Subject to satisfactory performance, this will be extended for one more year. The gross monthly salary will range from €2,532 (scale 10) to €4,654 (scale 11), based on a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU).

Job application

Applications including a detailed curriculum vitae should be sent no later than 5 June 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Prof. F.P.I.M. van Vree via solliciteren2016-FGW@uva.nl. Please state vacancy number 16-260 in the subject.

Job interviews are scheduled for week 25, 20 to 24 June 2016.
No agencies please

Postdoc 'Kwantitatief onderzoek naar intra- en inter-auteurvariatie in de Nederlandse Gouden Eeuw' (0,8 fte)
Functie

In het kader van het NWO project "Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation" is bij het onderzoeksinstituut UiL-OTS plaats voor een Postdoctoraal onderzoeker (Postdoc).

Onderzoeksprogramma
Mede dankzij een dynamisch politiek, religieus en cultureel klimaat was het Nederlands in de Gouden Eeuw volop in beweging. Door standaardisatieprocessen en natuurlijke taalontwikkelingen was de taal een smeltkroes van langzaam verdwijnende taaleigenschappen uit het Middelnederlands en nieuwe mogelijkheden om woorden en zinnen te vormen. Deze taaldynamiek resulteerde in veel variatie binnen auteurs (intra-author variation).

Dit project wil begrijpen welke factoren ten grondslag liggen aan die variatie. Onze hypothese is dat de variatie het resultaat was van een dynamische interactie tussen het interne taalsysteem van taalgebruikers enerzijds en hun sociaal/literair-culturele context anderzijds. Het taalsysteem van een taalgebruiker maakte variatiemogelijkheden beschikbaar, die vervolgens door een taalgebruiker systematisch en vaak strategisch werden ingezet, afhankelijk van bijvoorbeeld het publiek of de doelstellingen en literaire vormgeving van zijn tekst.

Het project is georganiseerd in drie subprojecten:

  • AIO 1 verklaart intra-author variation vanuit het taalsysteem;
  • AIO 2 verklaart intra-author variation vanuit een literair-cultureel perspectief;
  • de Postdoc zal patronen van intra-author variation blootleggen via corpusanalyse en kwantitatieve tools.

Bekijk het volledige onderzoeksprogramma (pdf)

Doel en taakbeschrijving
Dit deelproject heeft zowel een methodologisch doel als een empirisch/taalkundig doel. Het methodologische doel is om teksten uit het zeventiende-eeuws Nederlands te voorzien van morfo-syntactische en syntactische annotaties (syntactische structuren) en ze doorzoekbaar te maken op deze toegevoegde eigenschappen, bij voorkeur door middel van bestaande corpus-querytoepassingen. Het empirische doel is om op basis hiervan onder andere kwantitatief in kaart te brengen wat de variatiepatronen zijn in het 17e-eeuws Nederlands binnen en tussen auteurs en genres.

Concreet gaat u in dit sub-project:

  • een corpus ontwerpen met taalkundig verrijkte 17e-eeuwse teksten;
  • tool(s) ontwikkelen/aanpassen waarmee 17e-eeuwse teksten morfo-syntactisch verrijkt kunnen worden;
  • kwantitatief taalkundig onderzoek doen naar de variatiepatronen in het 17e-eeuws Nederlands binnen en tussen auteurs en genres;
  • enkele tijdschriftpublicaties afleveren en congreslezingen houden, al dan niet samen met andere projectleden;
  • bijdragen aan het gezamenlijke afsluitende congres dat de projectgroep organiseert;
  • bruggen slaan naar de andere disciplines in het project, in het bijzonder naar de historische letterkunde en de historische taalkunde.

U werkt in de projectgroep o.l.v. dr. Marjo van Koppen, dr. Feike Dietz en prof. dr. Jan Odijk.


Profiel

Wij zoeken een postdoc met enthousiasme voor computationeel, historisch taalkundig onderzoek naar het Nederlands. U dient:

  • gepromoveerd te zijn of binnenkort te promoveren (een goedgekeurd manuscript minimaal een maand voor de startdatum van het project) op een voor het project relevant onderwerp (computationele taalkunde, historische taalkunde, theoretische taalkunde);
  • aantoonbare expertise te hebben in de computationele taalkunde, kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethode en de Digital Humanities;
  • (inter)nationale publicaties/lezingen te hebben op het relevante terrein;
  • affiniteit met de theoretische taalkunde, historische taalkunde en de historische letterkunde;
  • open te staan voor interdisciplinair onderzoek waarbij taalkunde wordt gecombineerd met letterkunde;
  • expertise te hebben in het lezen/analyseren van historische teksten;
  • goed te kunnen samenwerken in een team, maar ook zelfstandig te kunnen opereren;
  • een uitstekende beheersing van het Nederlands en Engels te hebben;
  • uitstekende onderzoeks- en schrijfkwaliteiten te hebben.

Aanbod

Wij bieden een aanstelling als Postdoc voor de duur van 36 maanden per 1 september 2016 met een omvang van 80%. Je salaris bedraagt in het eerste jaar maximaal € 3.286 bruto per maand en loopt op tot maximaal € 3.527 bruto per maand in het derde jaar (volgens de CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten) bij een volledige aanstelling.

Daarnaast kent de Universiteit Utrecht aantrekkelijke secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden, zoals 8% vakantiegeld en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering. Ook bieden wij goede pensioenvoorzieningen, gedeeltelijk doorbetaald ouderschapsverlof en flexibele arbeidsvoorwaarden. Voor meer informatie kijk op: Werken bij de Universiteit Utrecht.

Verder wordt u in de gelegenheid gesteld om u binnen de stimulerende en innovatieve onderzoekomgeving van de onderzoeksinstituten UiL OTS en ICON wetenschappelijk breed te ontwikkelen. U kunt onder meer deelnemen aan colleges van experts uit binnen- en buitenland en er zijn uitstekende mogelijkheden voor congresbezoek.


Over de organisatie

Een betere toekomst voor iedereen. Die ambitie motiveert onze wetenschappers bij hun toponderzoek en het geven van inspirerend onderwijs. Bij de Universiteit Utrecht werken diverse disciplines intensief samen aan maatschappelijk belangrijke thema's. Onze focus ligt op Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences en Sustainability.

Aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zijn ongeveer negenhonderd medewerkers en zevenduizend studenten verbonden. De faculteit omvat vier kennisdomeinen:

  • Filosofie en Religiewetenschap;
  • Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
  • Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen en;
  • Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie.

Met het onderwijs en onderzoek op deze gebieden wil de faculteit bijdragen aan een beter begrip van Nederland en Europa in een sterk veranderende maatschappelijke en culturele context.

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

Onderzoeksinstituten

Het onderzoek van de Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen is ondergebracht bij vier onderzoekinstituten, Utrecht Instituut voor Linguïstiek OTS (UiL OTS), het Instituut voor Cultuurwetenschappelijk ONderzoek (ICON), ZENO en Integon. Bij deze instituten zijn de onderzoekstaken van het wetenschappelijk personeel en de promotie-opleidingen georganiseerd.

Bij het UiL-OTS werken een kleine honderd onderzoekers waaronder negentien hoogleraren, een vijftiental postdocs en ongeveer veertig promovendi. Het doel van het UiL OTS is het ontwikkelen van wetenschappelijke expertise op het gebied van taal, spraak en hun gebruik. Het instituut is penvoerder van de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap.

Het ICON is een breed cultuurhistorisch onderzoeksinstituut, georganiseerd in verschillende onderzoeksgroepen: Genderstudies, Literatuur, Media en performance, Middeleeuwse cultuur en Muziekwetenschap. De onderzoeksgroep Literatuur kent een subgroep Vroegmoderne literatuur, die weer in direct contact staat met andere Utrechtse vroegmodernisten via het Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS). In totaal zijn er een kleine vijftig vroegmodernisten werkzaam bij Geesteswetenschappen.

Het onderzoeksproject "Language Dynamics" is een interdisciplinaire samenwerking tussen het UiL-OTS en het ICON.


Aanvullende informatie

Heeft u belangstelling? Neem dan voor nadere inlichtingen contact op met dr. Marjo van Koppen: j.m.vankoppen@uu.nl of dr. Feike Dietz: f.m.dietz@uu.nl.

Voor algemene informatie over de Postdoc-positie kunt u ook contact opnemen met de onderzoekscoördinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telefoon: (030) 253 6183, e-mail: m.schoorlemmer@uu.nl.

Meer informatie over het project is te vinden op de website van Language Dynamics.


SolliciterenUw sollicitatie dient te bestaan uit:


  • een motivatiebrief;
  • een uitgebreid curriculum vitae;
  • naam en e-mailadres van twee referenten;
  • uw proefschrift (of als dat nog niet is afgerond een deel van uw proefschrift) en eventuele andere publicaties die relevant zijn voor deze positie;
  • een uitgewerkt onderzoeksvoorstel van maximaal 2 pagina’s A4.
Uw sollicitatie moet bij ons binnen zijn vóór 15 juni 2016. Sollicitatiegesprekken staan gepland op 28 juni 2016.



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Functie

In het kader van het NWO project "Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation" is bij het onderzoeksinstituut UiL-OTS plaats voor een Postdoctoraal onderzoeker (Postdoc).

Onderzoeksprogramma
Mede dankzij een dynamisch politiek, religieus en cultureel klimaat was het Nederlands in de Gouden Eeuw volop in beweging. Door standaardisatieprocessen en natuurlijke taalontwikkelingen was de taal een smeltkroes van langzaam verdwijnende taaleigenschappen uit het Middelnederlands en nieuwe mogelijkheden om woorden en zinnen te vormen. Deze taaldynamiek resulteerde in veel variatie binnen auteurs (intra-author variation).

Dit project wil begrijpen welke factoren ten grondslag liggen aan die variatie. Onze hypothese is dat de variatie het resultaat was van een dynamische interactie tussen het interne taalsysteem van taalgebruikers enerzijds en hun sociaal/literair-culturele context anderzijds. Het taalsysteem van een taalgebruiker maakte variatiemogelijkheden beschikbaar, die vervolgens door een taalgebruiker systematisch en vaak strategisch werden ingezet, afhankelijk van bijvoorbeeld het publiek of de doelstellingen en literaire vormgeving van zijn tekst.

Het project is georganiseerd in drie subprojecten:

  • AIO 1 verklaart intra-author variation vanuit het taalsysteem;
  • AIO 2 verklaart intra-author variation vanuit een literair-cultureel perspectief;
  • de Postdoc zal patronen van intra-author variation blootleggen via corpusanalyse en kwantitatieve tools.

Bekijk het volledige onderzoeksprogramma (pdf)

Doel en taakbeschrijving
Dit deelproject heeft zowel een methodologisch doel als een empirisch/taalkundig doel. Het methodologische doel is om teksten uit het zeventiende-eeuws Nederlands te voorzien van morfo-syntactische en syntactische annotaties (syntactische structuren) en ze doorzoekbaar te maken op deze toegevoegde eigenschappen, bij voorkeur door middel van bestaande corpus-querytoepassingen. Het empirische doel is om op basis hiervan onder andere kwantitatief in kaart te brengen wat de variatiepatronen zijn in het 17e-eeuws Nederlands binnen en tussen auteurs en genres.

Concreet gaat u in dit sub-project:

  • een corpus ontwerpen met taalkundig verrijkte 17e-eeuwse teksten;
  • tool(s) ontwikkelen/aanpassen waarmee 17e-eeuwse teksten morfo-syntactisch verrijkt kunnen worden;
  • kwantitatief taalkundig onderzoek doen naar de variatiepatronen in het 17e-eeuws Nederlands binnen en tussen auteurs en genres;
  • enkele tijdschriftpublicaties afleveren en congreslezingen houden, al dan niet samen met andere projectleden;
  • bijdragen aan het gezamenlijke afsluitende congres dat de projectgroep organiseert;
  • bruggen slaan naar de andere disciplines in het project, in het bijzonder naar de historische letterkunde en de historische taalkunde.

U werkt in de projectgroep o.l.v. dr. Marjo van Koppen, dr. Feike Dietz en prof. dr. Jan Odijk.


Profiel

Wij zoeken een postdoc met enthousiasme voor computationeel, historisch taalkundig onderzoek naar het Nederlands. U dient:

  • gepromoveerd te zijn of binnenkort te promoveren (een goedgekeurd manuscript minimaal een maand voor de startdatum van het project) op een voor het project relevant onderwerp (computationele taalkunde, historische taalkunde, theoretische taalkunde);
  • aantoonbare expertise te hebben in de computationele taalkunde, kwantitatieve onderzoeksmethode en de Digital Humanities;
  • (inter)nationale publicaties/lezingen te hebben op het relevante terrein;
  • affiniteit met de theoretische taalkunde, historische taalkunde en de historische letterkunde;
  • open te staan voor interdisciplinair onderzoek waarbij taalkunde wordt gecombineerd met letterkunde;
  • expertise te hebben in het lezen/analyseren van historische teksten;
  • goed te kunnen samenwerken in een team, maar ook zelfstandig te kunnen opereren;
  • een uitstekende beheersing van het Nederlands en Engels te hebben;
  • uitstekende onderzoeks- en schrijfkwaliteiten te hebben.

Aanbod

Wij bieden een aanstelling als Postdoc voor de duur van 36 maanden per 1 september 2016 met een omvang van 80%. Je salaris bedraagt in het eerste jaar maximaal € 3.286 bruto per maand en loopt op tot maximaal € 3.527 bruto per maand in het derde jaar (volgens de CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten) bij een volledige aanstelling.

Daarnaast kent de Universiteit Utrecht aantrekkelijke secundaire arbeidsvoorwaarden, zoals 8% vakantiegeld en 8,3% eindejaarsuitkering. Ook bieden wij goede pensioenvoorzieningen, gedeeltelijk doorbetaald ouderschapsverlof en flexibele arbeidsvoorwaarden. Voor meer informatie kijk op: Werken bij de Universiteit Utrecht.

Verder wordt u in de gelegenheid gesteld om u binnen de stimulerende en innovatieve onderzoekomgeving van de onderzoeksinstituten UiL OTS en ICON wetenschappelijk breed te ontwikkelen. U kunt onder meer deelnemen aan colleges van experts uit binnen- en buitenland en er zijn uitstekende mogelijkheden voor congresbezoek.


Over de organisatie

Een betere toekomst voor iedereen. Die ambitie motiveert onze wetenschappers bij hun toponderzoek en het geven van inspirerend onderwijs. Bij de Universiteit Utrecht werken diverse disciplines intensief samen aan maatschappelijk belangrijke thema's. Onze focus ligt op Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences en Sustainability.

Aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zijn ongeveer negenhonderd medewerkers en zevenduizend studenten verbonden. De faculteit omvat vier kennisdomeinen:

  • Filosofie en Religiewetenschap;
  • Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis;
  • Media- en Cultuurwetenschappen en;
  • Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie.

Met het onderwijs en onderzoek op deze gebieden wil de faculteit bijdragen aan een beter begrip van Nederland en Europa in een sterk veranderende maatschappelijke en culturele context.

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

Onderzoeksinstituten

Het onderzoek van de Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen is ondergebracht bij vier onderzoekinstituten, Utrecht Instituut voor Linguïstiek OTS (UiL OTS), het Instituut voor Cultuurwetenschappelijk ONderzoek (ICON), ZENO en Integon. Bij deze instituten zijn de onderzoekstaken van het wetenschappelijk personeel en de promotie-opleidingen georganiseerd.

Bij het UiL-OTS werken een kleine honderd onderzoekers waaronder negentien hoogleraren, een vijftiental postdocs en ongeveer veertig promovendi. Het doel van het UiL OTS is het ontwikkelen van wetenschappelijke expertise op het gebied van taal, spraak en hun gebruik. Het instituut is penvoerder van de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap.

Het ICON is een breed cultuurhistorisch onderzoeksinstituut, georganiseerd in verschillende onderzoeksgroepen: Genderstudies, Literatuur, Media en performance, Middeleeuwse cultuur en Muziekwetenschap. De onderzoeksgroep Literatuur kent een subgroep Vroegmoderne literatuur, die weer in direct contact staat met andere Utrechtse vroegmodernisten via het Utrecht Centre for Early Modern Studies (UCEMS). In totaal zijn er een kleine vijftig vroegmodernisten werkzaam bij Geesteswetenschappen.

Het onderzoeksproject "Language Dynamics" is een interdisciplinaire samenwerking tussen het UiL-OTS en het ICON.


Aanvullende informatie

Heeft u belangstelling? Neem dan voor nadere inlichtingen contact op met dr. Marjo van Koppen: j.m.vankoppen@uu.nl of dr. Feike Dietz: f.m.dietz@uu.nl.

Voor algemene informatie over de Postdoc-positie kunt u ook contact opnemen met de onderzoekscoördinator dr. Maaike Schoorlemmer, telefoon: (030) 253 6183, e-mail: m.schoorlemmer@uu.nl.

Meer informatie over het project is te vinden op de website van Language Dynamics.


SolliciterenUw sollicitatie dient te bestaan uit:


  • een motivatiebrief;
  • een uitgebreid curriculum vitae;
  • naam en e-mailadres van twee referenten;
  • uw proefschrift (of als dat nog niet is afgerond een deel van uw proefschrift) en eventuele andere publicaties die relevant zijn voor deze positie;
  • een uitgewerkt onderzoeksvoorstel van maximaal 2 pagina’s A4.
Uw sollicitatie moet bij ons binnen zijn vóór 15 juni 2016. Sollicitatiegesprekken staan gepland op 28 juni 2016.



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Full Professor of Language & Society, University of Groningen, deadline: 21 June 2016

Full Professor of Language & Society (1.0 fte) (216162)

Organisation

Since its foundation in 1614, the University of Groningen has enjoyed an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 30,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Being among the best research universities in Europe, and working alongside prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international center of knowledge.

The Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen invites applications for the position of Full Professor of Language and Society in Europe.

The chair Language and Society is part of the department of European Languages and Cultures (ELC). The department organizes the bachelor programme in European Languages and Cultures, which attracts students with a wider interest in European issues as well as specific language areas from all over Europe. The department is involved in the organization of master programmes in literature and linguistics. Its staff members are involved both in specialized research and in interdisciplinary approaches in the fields of European language, culture and politics.

Job description

The new full professor will:
• provide leadership, motivation and supervision to the staff of the Language & Society chair group and the department of ELC
• make a strong and inspiring contribution to the teaching programme in Language & Society/ELC at BA, MA and PhD levels
• supervise PhD theses
• coordinate and conduct research in the field
• acquire external funding for research
• perform administrative and organizational duties within and potentially outside the Faculty.

Qualifications

Applicants must:
• have a PhD in the field of Sociolinguistics or in one of the languages taught in the ELC programme, (preferably German) with a focus on sociolinguistic phenomena
• have a track record of outstanding, internationally recognized research, with publications in leading journals in this field
• have demonstrated the ability to acquire external research funding and supervise/co-supervise PhD theses
• have excellent leadership and organizational skills
• have demonstrated excellent teaching skills and have the ability to innovate
• have the ability to cooperate and work within a team
• be fluent in English and in the language of expertise (C1 level of the CEFR) and have a good knowledge of Dutch, or be willing to learn this language to B2 level of the CEFR within two years
• be willing to take up residence in or near the city of Groningen.

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For candidates at full professor level, the salary ranges from a minimum of € 5,219 to a maximum of € 7,599 (salary scale Full Professor 2 Dutch Universities, as of 1 January 2016) gross per month for a fulltime (1.0 fte) position, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees.

The new professor will start work in January 2017.

An assessment may be part of the procedure.

A description of the Chair can be obtained from the Office of the Faculty of Arts, Ms G. Peters-Beuke, phone +31 50 3635834, email: g.peters-beuke@rug.nl

How to apply
Candidates may apply for this position until 20 June / before 21 June 2016 Dutch local time by using the application form (click on ‘Apply’ below on the job advertisement on the university website).

Applicants are requested to submit:
1. A covering letter including their view on how their research and teaching may benefit the department (max. 1000 words)
2. A curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, teaching activities, fundraising activities and awarded projects, as well as managerial activities
3. The names and contact details of two references.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

Information

For information you can contact:

  • Mrs Prof. G.C. Wakker, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, +31 50 3635834, g.c.wakker@rug.nl(please do not use for applications)

http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opport...

PhD Candidate “Linguistic inequality within VMBO classes in a Dutch peripheral area (province of Limburg)”, Maastricht University, deadline: 1 September 2016

PhD Candidate, “Linguistic inequality within VMBO classes in a Dutch peripheral area (province of Limburg)” at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department Literature and Art, Maastricht University, 1.00 fte, 3 years

25 April 2016

Applicants are invited for a 3 year PhD position within the project “Language culture in Limburg”. The project is funded by NWO.


Reference number: AT2016.109


Research project
“Linguistic inequality within VMBO classes in a Dutch peripheral area (province of Limburg)”


Job description
The proposed project will examine how linguistic inequality, normativity and voice in Limburg is reproduced within VMBO classes. Since it is believed that pupils speaking dialects or other languages as Moroccan Arabic, Berber and Turkish fail to meet the standard Dutch norm, these pupils are imagined as ‘uneducated’, ‘not intelligent’ or ‘marginal’. This project is important for an area as Limburg where popular beliefs at the national level obviously affect the educational field. The focus will be on VMBO classes that have a far from positive image and where considerable linguistic diversity exists as a direct result of globalization-induced migration and the persistence of the local dialects. The project will investigate pupils’ spoken and informal written language with the aim to examine how globalization affects classroom realities. The aim of the project is to provide a more informed and nuanced view on the language proficiency of VMBO monolingual, bi dialectal and bilingual pupils in Limburg.


Requirements
A sociolinguist, linguistic/cultural anthropologist or linguist with an MSc degree and with affinity for conducting classroom ethnographies.

Maastricht University
Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Humanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, and over 1,800 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 100 different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some are also offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts and Culture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’s programmes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes.

Its Graduate School takes in around 10 PhD students each year. Research is organised around four programmes: Politics and Culture in Europe; Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies; Arts, Media and Culture; and Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several recently renovated 18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.


Graduate School
Our Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences offers the opportunity to pursue a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of arts and social sciences. You receive a coherent program of introductory courses, intensive supervision and frequent discussion with the senior researchers inside and outside the Faculty. The Programme can be characterized by its international and interdisciplinary nature and the emphasis on cultural and societal issues of the modern world.

The School focuses on four themes:
1. Politics and Culture in Europe.
2. Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies.
3. Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development.
4. Arts, Media and Culture.


What we have to offer
We offer a dynamic and challenging job in an internationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advanced education and scholars conduct exciting research. The PhD candidate will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within one or more of the four themes within the research programme and contribute to the development and outreach of the NWO project “Language culture in Limburg”. She / he will be part of an international network of top universities and renowned scholars within the field.


We offer a 3 year full-time appointment as PhD student.
The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended with another 2 years.
Your workload will be the normal workload for the position of PhD students.


Remuneration will be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with a salary of € 2.174,- with a yearly growth to € 2.779- gross a month (based on a full-time appointment.)


Each year the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.


You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will be eligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowance for alternative housing.
Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.


You will be provided with shared office space and a PC.


Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local university provisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / employees / A-Z.


Starting date: preferably 1 November 2016


Any inquiries about the position or the project may be addressed to:
Prof. L. Cornips (leonie.cornips@maastrichtuniversity.nl)


Application
Interested candidates are invited to supply us with:
1. A letter of motivation stating the candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position.
2. Their CV.
3. A grade transcript of previous education at Master level.
4. A research proposal of max. 5 pages, outlining a proposed direction and methodology for the project (based on the short description).
5. the contact information of two references (including e-mail; phone number, mailing address, and relationship to the applicant).


The deadline for submitting your application is 1 September 2016


Please send your application electronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office: Pzfdcwvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

PhD Candidate, “Multilingualism at the work place: the use of Dutch and German in the Meuse-Rhine Euregion, Maastricht University, deadline: 1 September 2016

PhD Candidate, “Multilingualismat the work place: the use of Dutch and German in the Meuse-RhineEuregionat the Faculty of Artsand Social Sciences, Department of Literature & Art, Maastricht University,1.00 fte, 4 years

Applicants are invitedfor a 4-year PhD position within ITEM: the Institute for Transnational andEuregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM).

Reference number: AT2016.99

Researchproject

ITEM is an initiative developed by the interfaculty Maastricht Centre for Citizenship,Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), in cooperation with the province ofLimburg and the municipality of Maastricht as part of the “LimburgKnowledge/Axis” cooperation. The aim of this PhD project isto examine good and bad practices in intercultural communication at the multilingualworkplace in cross-border mobility between Limburg and North-Rhine Westphalia.In this type of mobility, individuals and groups can choose in theirinteractions at the workplace between (i) the national language of the otherwhich is German or Dutch, (ii) code-mixing between Dutch and German (iii)English as a lingua franca, (iv) dialect that is spoken throughout thisEuregion and (v) a lingua receptive which is a mode of multilingualcommunication in which speakers employ a language (variety) different fromtheir partner(s) but still are able to understand each other.

The proposed PhDproject will observe daily linguistic practices at work places, using classicsociolinguistic and ethnographic methods with audio- and self-recordings andqualitative semi-structured interviews. In addition, the project will explore howthe findings can be incorporated in a large-scale quantitative survey conductedby Statistics Netherlands (SN) to assess the impact of (un)successful languageinteractions on social participation and trust.

Requirements

A sociolinguist, (linguistic) anthropologist, or linguist with an MScdegree and with affinity for doing qualitative fieldwork with a strong interestin multilingualism, multilingual and intercultural communication. Thesuccessful candidate is proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and Germanand has a desire to know more about the dialect spoken in Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

MaastrichtUniversity

MaastrichtUniversity is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learningsystem, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach.Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach,and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht Universityhas around 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university'sstrong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are fromabroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and LifeSciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty ofHumanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty ofPsychology and Neuroscience.


Faculty of Artsand Social Sciences

TheFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, andover 1,800 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 100different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some arealso offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts andCulture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’sprogrammes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes.

TheFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several recently renovated18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

ItsGraduate School takes in around 10 PhD students each year. Research isorganised around four programmes:

1. Politics and Culture in Europe.

2. Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies.

3. Globalisation,Transnationalism and Development.

4. Arts, Media and Culture.

Our Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences offers the opportunity topursue a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of arts and social sciences. Youreceive a coherent program of introductory courses, intensive supervision andfrequent discussion with the senior researchers inside and outside the Faculty.The Programme can be characterized by its international and interdisciplinarynature and the emphasis on cultural and societal issues of the modern world.


What we have to offer

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in aninternationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advancededucation and scholars conduct exciting research. ThePhD candidate will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within theresearch programme of Arts, Media and Culture and contribute to the developmentand outreach of ITEM. She / he will be part of an international network of topuniversities and renowned scholars within the field.

We offer a 4 year full-time appointment as PhD student.

Thefirst year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the positionwill be extended with another 3 years.

Your workload will be the normal workload for theposition of PhD students. Currently this implies 80% research activities and20% teaching activities.

Remunerationwill be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with asalary of € 2.174,- with a yearly growth to € 2.779- gross a month (based on afull-time appointment.)

Eachyear the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and anend-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you donot already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will beeligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live inMaastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowancefor alternative housing.

Other secondary conditionsinclude e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

Youwill be provided with shared office space and a PC.


Starting date: preferably 1 December 2016 (or as soon as possiblethereafter).


Information
Further information on the Faculty of Arts and SocialSciences is available on ourwebsite: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos

Any inquiriesabout the position or the project may be addressed to:

Prof. L.Cornips(leonie.cornips@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

For more information about the Institute for Transnational and Euregional CrossBorder Cooperation and Mobility, see: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/ITEM.htm

For more information about the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migrationand Development, see: https://macimide.maastrichtuniversity.nl

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the CollectiveLabour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local universityprovisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / employees/ A-Z.


Application

Interestedcandidates are invited to supply us with:

1. A letter of motivation statingthe candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position.

2. Their CV.

3. A grade transcript of previouseducation at Master level.

4. A research proposal of max. 5 pages,outlining a proposed direction and methodology for the project (based on theshort description).

5. The contact information of tworeferences (including e-mail; phone number, mailing address, and relationshipto the applicant).


The deadline for submitting your application is 1 September 2016

Selected candidates willbe invited for an interview in the second half of September of 2016.

Please send your applicationelectronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office: Pzfdcwvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

at the Faculty of Artsand Social Sciences, Department of Literature & Art, Maastricht University,1.00 fte, 4 years


Applicants are invitedfor a 4-year PhD position within ITEM: the Institute for Transnational andEuregional Cross Border Cooperation and Mobility (ITEM).

Reference number: AT2016.99

Researchproject

ITEM is an initiative developed by the interfaculty Maastricht Centre for Citizenship,Migration and Development (MACIMIDE), in cooperation with the province ofLimburg and the municipality of Maastricht as part of the “LimburgKnowledge/Axis” cooperation. The aim of this PhD project isto examine good and bad practices in intercultural communication at the multilingualworkplace in cross-border mobility between Limburg and North-Rhine Westphalia.In this type of mobility, individuals and groups can choose in theirinteractions at the workplace between (i) the national language of the otherwhich is German or Dutch, (ii) code-mixing between Dutch and German (iii)English as a lingua franca, (iv) dialect that is spoken throughout thisEuregion and (v) a lingua receptive which is a mode of multilingualcommunication in which speakers employ a language (variety) different fromtheir partner(s) but still are able to understand each other.

The proposed PhDproject will observe daily linguistic practices at work places, using classicsociolinguistic and ethnographic methods with audio- and self-recordings andqualitative semi-structured interviews. In addition, the project will explore howthe findings can be incorporated in a large-scale quantitative survey conductedby Statistics Netherlands (SN) to assess the impact of (un)successful languageinteractions on social participation and trust.

Requirements

A sociolinguist, (linguistic) anthropologist, or linguist with an MScdegree and with affinity for doing qualitative fieldwork with a strong interestin multilingualism, multilingual and intercultural communication. Thesuccessful candidate is proficient in both spoken and written Dutch and Germanand has a desire to know more about the dialect spoken in Meuse-Rhine Euregion.

MaastrichtUniversity

MaastrichtUniversity is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learningsystem, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach.Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach,and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht Universityhas around 16,000 students and 4,000 employees. Reflecting the university'sstrong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are fromabroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and LifeSciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty ofHumanities and Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty ofPsychology and Neuroscience.


Faculty of Artsand Social Sciences

TheFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) has about 250 staff members, andover 1,800 students. More than 75% of the students are non-Dutch (almost 100different nationalities). All programmes are offered in English and some arealso offered in Dutch. FASoS offers two 3-year Bachelor’s programmes: Arts andCulture and European Studies. It also offers six different 1-year Master’sprogrammes and two 2-year research Master’s programmes.

TheFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences is housed in several recently renovated18th-century buildings in the historic city centre of Maastricht.

ItsGraduate School takes in around 10 PhD students each year. Research isorganised around four programmes:

1. Politics and Culture in Europe.

2. Maastricht University Science, Technology and Society Studies.

3. Globalisation,Transnationalism and Development.

4. Arts, Media and Culture.

Our Graduate School of Arts and Social Sciences offers the opportunity topursue a PhD in the interdisciplinary field of arts and social sciences. Youreceive a coherent program of introductory courses, intensive supervision andfrequent discussion with the senior researchers inside and outside the Faculty.The Programme can be characterized by its international and interdisciplinarynature and the emphasis on cultural and societal issues of the modern world.


What we have to offer

We offer a dynamic and challenging job in aninternationally-oriented organisation where young people receive an advancededucation and scholars conduct exciting research. ThePhD candidate will have the unique opportunity to carry out research within theresearch programme of Arts, Media and Culture and contribute to the developmentand outreach of ITEM. She / he will be part of an international network of topuniversities and renowned scholars within the field.

We offer a 4 year full-time appointment as PhD student.

Thefirst year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the positionwill be extended with another 3 years.

Your workload will be the normal workload for theposition of PhD students. Currently this implies 80% research activities and20% teaching activities.

Remunerationwill be according to standard salary levels for PhD students starting with asalary of € 2.174,- with a yearly growth to € 2.779- gross a month (based on afull-time appointment.)

Eachyear the standard salary is supplemented with a holiday allowance of 8% and anend-of-year bonus of 8.3%.

You have to be willing to move to (the vicinity of) Maastricht. If you donot already live in Maastricht (or its direct surroundings) you will beeligible for an allowance for moving costs. If you do not already live inMaastricht (or its direct surroundings) you might be eligible for an allowancefor alternative housing.

Other secondary conditionsinclude e.g. a pension scheme and partially paid parental leave.

Youwill be provided with shared office space and a PC.


Starting date: preferably 1 December 2016 (or as soon as possiblethereafter).


Information
Further information on the Faculty of Arts and SocialSciences is available on ourwebsite: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/fasos

Any inquiriesabout the position or the project may be addressed to:

Prof. L.Cornips(leonie.cornips@maastrichtuniversity.nl)

For more information about the Institute for Transnational and Euregional CrossBorder Cooperation and Mobility, see: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Institutes/ITEM.htm

For more information about the Maastricht Center for Citizenship, Migrationand Development, see: https://macimide.maastrichtuniversity.nl

Maastricht University’s Terms of Employment are laid down in the CollectiveLabour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local universityprovisions apply as well. For more information please see the website: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl / employees/ A-Z.

Application

Interestedcandidates are invited to supply us with:

1. A letter of motivation statingthe candidate’s qualifications and reasons for interest in the position.

2. Their CV.

3. A grade transcript of previouseducation at Master level.

4. A research proposal of max. 5 pages,outlining a proposed direction and methodology for the project (based on theshort description).

5. The contact information of tworeferences (including e-mail; phone number, mailing address, and relationshipto the applicant).


The deadline for submitting your application is 1 September 2016

Selected candidates willbe invited for an interview in the second half of September of 2016.

Please send your applicationelectronically to the Secretariat of the Faculty Office: Pzfdcwvacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Calls for papers for events
CfP: Workshop 'Linking social effects in language processing to social effects in language evolution', MPI Nijmegen, September 15-16, 2016, deadline: June 1, 2016
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Linking social effects in language processing to social effects in language evolution

http://www.mpi.nl/events/soclg

Date: September 15-16, 2016

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

CALL FOR POSTERS:

Submissions are invited for research on the role that social factors play in processing, learning or evolution. Works that link social processes in processing and evolution are particularly welcome.

June 1st, 2016

Abstracts should be submitted to: SocLg@mpi.nl. Abstracts should be no more than one page long with any combination of text and figures.

For any questions, please contact: Shiri.Lev-Ari@mpi.nl

Shiri Lev-Ari

Staff Scientist

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

http://www.mpi.nl/people/lev-ari-shiri


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Linking social effects in language processing to social effects in language evolution

http://www.mpi.nl/events/soclg

Date: September 15-16, 2016

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

CALL FOR POSTERS:

Submissions are invited for research on the role that social factors play in processing, learning or evolution. Works that link social processes in processing and evolution are particularly welcome.

June 1st, 2016

Abstracts should be submitted to: SocLg@mpi.nl. Abstracts should be no more than one page long with any combination of text and figures.

For any questions, please contact: Shiri.Lev-Ari@mpi.nl

Shiri Lev-Ari

Staff Scientist

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

http://www.mpi.nl/people/lev-ari-shiri


Call for Papers: RomTiN 3, Utrecht University, June 23, 2016, deadline: June 3, 2016

Call for Papers RomTiN 3

Are you a (recently graduated) MA-student or an PhD-student? And are you doing linguisticresearch on Romance languages? Then, RomTiN is for you! RomTin is an informal workshop at which junior researcher in Romance linguistics can present their work to other junior and senior colleagues. It is an excellent chance to meet other people working on Romance Linguistics in an informal setting and to get feedback on your research. RomTiN 3 will take place on Thursday afternoon June23th, 2016 in Utrecht.

Sounds good? Then submit a small abstract of max. 200 words describing what you want to present before Friday June 3th, 2016 to a.d.c.v.gazin@uu.nl. We welcome submissions from any subdiscipline (Semantics, Sociolinguistics, Phonetics,Phonology, Syntax, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, etc.) as long as it pertains to the Romance languages. Talks will be 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion.

If you have anyquestions, please contact Anne-Danièle Gazin via email: a.d.c.v.gazin@uu.nl

Submissiondeadline: Friday June 3th, 2016

Workshop date:June 23th, 2016

Workshop venue: Utrecht University, room t.b.a.

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


Oproep totbijdragen RomTiN 3

Ben jij een (netafgestudeerde) MA-student of een AIO? Doe je taalkundig onderzoek naar deRomaanse talen? Dan is RomTiN ideaal voor jou! RomTiN is een informele workshop waar junior onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde hun onderzoeksresultaten kunnen presenteren aan een gemengd publiek van zowel senioronderzoekers als mede-AIOs/MA-studenten. RomTiN is dé ideale gelegenheid om kennis te maken met andere onderzoekers op het gebied van de Romaanse taalkunde en om feedback te krijgen op je onderzoek. RomTiN 3 zal plaatsvinden op donderdag 23 juni in Utrecht.

Geïnteresseerd? Dien dan snel een korte beschrijving van hetgeen je wil presenteren in door te mailen naar a.d.c.v.gazin@uu.nl. Presentaties over elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde (Semantiek, sociolinguïstiek, fonologie, fonetiek, syntaxis, pragmatiek encorpus linguïstiek) zijn van harte welkom. De presentaties zullen ieder 20 minuten duren gevolgd door 10 minuten discussie.

Voor nadere informatie, neem contact op met Anne-Danièle Gazin: a.d.c.v.gazin@uu.nl.

Deadline voor het indienen van abstracts: vrijdag 3 juni 2016

Datum workshop: donderdag 23 juni, 2016

Plaats: Universiteit Utrecht, kamer wordt nog meegedeeld

Presentaties: 20 minuten + 10 voor discussie, elk onderwerp binnen de Romaanse taalkunde welkom

CfP: 18th Biennial International Conference on Netherlandic Studies, University of Michigan, USA, June 3-4, 2016

ANNOUNCES:

CALL FOR PAPERS

18th Biennial International Conference on Netherlandic Studies
Conference Theme: Imagining the Low Lands
June 3-4, 2016 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

Featuring:
Keynote speaker: Ton Broos
Carillon speaker: D.M. (Diederik) Oostdijk
Carillonneurs: Tiffany Ng and Sipkje Pesnichak
Workshop for Dutch Language Instructors: Peter Schoenaerts

Conference Date & Location
June 3-4 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Conference Theme
This conference focuses on images of Netherlandic culture, with image is broadly defined as any representation of the culture through language, literature, art or creative expression. Special encouragement is given to paper proposals in the following areas:

•Dutch literature and its international circulation
•Netherlandic art and in particular the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art
•Dutch linguistics

Topics of general sessions might include: History: Early-Modern, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, 16th-Century Art & Literature, Colonialism, Early-Modern Literature, 20th-Century History, Early-Modern Art History, 17th-Century Art, Afrikaans, Linguistics, 20th-Century Film, 19th- & 20th-Century Literature, and Local Dutch-American History.

You are invited to submit an abstract of a paper from your own field, as seen through the prism of the conference theme, Imagining the Low Lands. Paper proposals on other topics or themes are also most welcome – an ICNS tradition. Select papers may be included in a conference publication to follow. Graduate students are especially encouraged to participate.

Please submit abstracts of 250 words, (accompanied by curriculum vitae) to toebosch(removeme)umich.edu with “ICNS Abstract” in the subject line by December 15, 2015. Acceptance notification will be given by February 1, 2016.

Registration
Information pertaining to registration, lodgings and other logistics will be available in January 2016.

AANS membership is required in order to attend the conference (the fees are $90 for standard membership, which includes electronic Dutch Crossings subscription; $50.00 for full-time graduate students; $50.00 for emeriti/retired).

Conference Coordinator:
Dr. Annemarie Toebosch, Senior Lecturer in Dutch, Dutch and Flemish Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

CfP: 11th Forum for Linguistic Sharing, Lisbon, Portugal, 24-25 November 2016, deadline: 10 June 2016

CALLFOR PAPERS

11th Forum for LinguisticSharing

24th e 25th November 2016,Lisbon – Portugal

CLUNL's Young Researchers Group ispleased to announce the 11thForum for Linguistic Sharing, which will take place on the 24thand 25th November 2016, at Faculdadede Ciências Sociais e Humanas - Universidade Nova de Lisboa. Thistwo-day conference is designed to provide young researchers in Linguistics withan opportunity to present and discuss their research in a friendly andintellectually stimulating setting.

We invite undergraduate andpostgraduate students to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations onany area of linguistics, including: educational linguistics, historicallinguistics, language acquisition, lexicography and lexicology, morphology, phonology, pragmatics, psycholinguistics, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics,terminology and text linguistics. Theabstracts should be sent to jiclunl@fcsh.unl.pt until 10th June 2016.

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES

Each author isallowed to submit no more than one abstract. The abstracts can be written inPortuguese or English, which will be the working languages of the conference. Twoversions of the abstract should be submitted: an anonymous one and an identifiedone.

The abstract should be organized asfollows:

• Title;

• Author(s):name(s), affiliation, degree/attended course and email address;

• Area(s) ofLinguistics;

• Mode ofpresentation: poster or oral presentation (Notethat accepted papers will be allotted 20 minutes for presentation and 10minutes for discussion);

• Abstract (maximum500 words), which should address the following aspects: topic and its relevance,objectives, methodology, description of results;

• Keywords (maximum5);

• References (maximum 10).

The text should be formattedaccording to the following guidelines: Times New Roman, 12pt, spacing 1.5, A4,with 2.5cm margins, in a Word file.

KEY DATES

Deadline for submissionof abstracts: 10th June 2016

Notification of acceptance/rejection: August 2016

For any enquiry, please write to jiclunl@fcsh.unl.pt

CLS, Non-Nativeness day, Radboud University Nijmegen, 20 June 2016

CLS, Non-Nativenessday

20th of June, 2016,Grotius Building, Radboud Campus, Nijmegen

Open call to present your ongoing research onNon-Nativeness (in any form or population)

Abstract submission

The abstract should present an empirical study on non-native production or comprehension, languageacquisition or the consequences of non-nativeness in “real life”. The abstractshould not exceed 500 words and should be sent as a pdf file to m.starren@let.ru.nlby the 20th of May, 2016. Theconference language is English.

The location is at the Grotius Builing on campus and includeslunch and drinks and is open to everyone (please send an email tom.starren@let.ru.nl before the 10th of June, to register). At the round table session at the end,special focus will be on finding the balance between controlled versusauthentic datacollections in non-native language research. Our guest speaker ofthe day is Anne Cutler.

Mirjam Broersma,Kimberley Mulder and Marianne Starren

Call for Abstracts: Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, 31 October 2016 - 1 November 2016, deadline: 30 June 2016

=== Call for Abstracts for 2nd Workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions===

31 October 2016 - 1 November 2016

Thieme Loods, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Website: http://odettescharenborg.ruhosting.nl/pasrac2016/

Deadline for Abstract Submission: 30 June 2016

The second workshop on Psycholinguistic Approaches to Speech Recognition in Adverse Conditions (PASRAC) will be held in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

The workshop is a follow-up on the first workshop organised in Bristol in March 2010.

The aim of the two-day workshop is to bring together scientists from different disciplines, including psychology, linguistics, computer science, neuroscience, and cognitive science, working on the topic of speech recognition in adverse conditions.

Basic themes will be, but are not limited to:

- Sensory degradation

- Incomplete knowledge (L1-L2, adults-children)

- Limited processing resources (dual tasking, divided attention, etc).

We are inviting abstracts (maximum length is 500 words) for oral or poster presentations.

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME:

Each day will start at 9 am and will end at 6 pm. Each day will start with a keynote speaker, followed by three thematic sessions and one poster session.

Each thematic session will contain a talk by one or two invited speakers followed by talks on the basis of accepted abstracts.

SOCIAL EVENTS:

There will be ample time for social interaction during two coffee breaks and a lunch break each day. Moreover, on Monday drinks will be served at the Thieme Loods, followed by a conference dinner at the beautiful and historic Restaurant and Brewery de Hemel (the Heaven).

All social events are included in the conference fee.

*IMPORTANT DATES:

15 May 2016: Submission portal opens

1 June 2016: Registration opens

30 June 2016: Abstract submission deadline

31 July 2016: Notification of abstract acceptance

* KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Ann Bradlow (Northwestern University, IL) Sophie Scott (University College London, UK)

* INVITED SPEAKERS:

Helen Blank (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, UK) Maria Chait (University College London, UK) Antje Heinrich (MRC Institute of Hearing Research, UK) Bob McMurray (University of Iowa, IA) Bernd Meyer (Johns Hopkins University, MD / University of Oldenburg,

Germany)

Kevin Munro (University of Manchester, UK) Kathy Pichora-Fuller (University of Toronto, Canada) Adriana Zekveld (VU University Medical Centre, the Netherlands)

* ORGANISERS:

Polina Drozdova (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) Florian Hintz (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands) Sven Mattys (University of York, UK) Odette Scharenborg (Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

* PROGRAMME COMMITTEE:

Helen Blank

Florian Hintz

Sven Mattys

Bernd Meyer

Kathy Pichora-Fuller

Odette Scharenborg

Adriana Zekveld

CfP: Linguistics Beyond And Within – International Linguistics Conference, Lublin, Poland, 20-21 October 2016, deadline: 30 June 2016

Linguistics Beyond And Within 2016
International Conference in Lublin
20-21 October 2016




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 4th meeting of Linguistics Beyond And Within - International Linguistics Conference in Lublin. The conference, to be held on 20-21 October 2016, 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:
Controversy in Linguistics and Language Studies
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.



Abstract submission
Abstracts of no more than 400 words (including references) should be sent by 30th June 2016 in .doc format to our e-mail address: lingbaw@gmail.com. It is expected that any paper presented at LingBaW 2016 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.



Call for workshop proposals
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 2016.
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.



Conference fee
The conference fee is 300 PLN (€80) and includes conference materials, reception, refreshments and publication of the proceedings.
Proceedings
The preliminary deadline for submission of completed papers is 31st January 2017.



lingbaw@gmail.com



http://www.lotschool.nl/link.php?url=http://lingbaw.webclass.co/

CfP: Conference on Frisian linguistics 2016, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, 21 October 2016, deadline: July 1, 2016

Conference on Frisian linguistics 2016

Conference on Frisian linguistics will be of interest to anyone who actively or passively participates in Frisian linguistics: grammar, phonetics/phonology, onomastics, lexicology, sociolinguistics, historical linguistics. Papers may focus on the results of scientific research, but presentations of research plans, of speculations or of language corpora are also welcome. They may be presented in any of the West-Germanic languages.

The time allotted for a paper is 30 minutes (20 minutes talk, 10 minutes discussion).

We invite everyone to participate. Please send an abstract – as soon as possible, but not later than July 1 – of half A4, with name and address, to Eric Hoekstra (secretary of the Linguistics Circle):

ehoekstra@fryske-akademy.nl

Or by regular mail to:

Fryske Akademy

Eric Hoekstra, Taalkundich Wurkferbân,

Postbus 54,

The Netherlands.

CfP: 7th International Conference on Task-based language teaching (TBLT 2017), University of Barcelona, April 19-21, 2017, deadline: August 1, 2016

7th International Conference on Task-based language teaching

TBLT 2017

University of Barcelona

Spain

Call for Papers

th TBLT Conference "Tasks in Context" that will take place at the University of Barcelona from April 19-21, 2017.

Submissions are invited for individual papers, show and tell, workshops and colloquia.

Types of submissions and guidelines

Individual papersshow and tell (10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A)

A submission should include:

Workshops and colloquia (2-hour session)

Convenors should provide:

§an abstract providing an overview of the entire workshop or colloquium (350 words maximum, excluding references), and abstracts of the individual papers in the colloquium (also 350 words maximum excluding references).

All proposals should be submitted at tbltbarcelona2017@gmail.com


Presentation policy

Each participant may submit one abstract in authorship and a second one in co-authorship. A workshop/colloquium convenor can also present at the workshop/colloquium or in any other presentation modality.

Language policy

The working language of the conference is English, but contributions in other European languages will also be considered. PowerPoints and other visual materials should be in English.

Key dates for submission and registration

Submissions open: May 1, 2016

August 1, 2016

October, 2016

November 1, 2016 – February 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

February 1, 2017

to unsubscribe from our mailing list, you can contact us at tbltbarcelona2017@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

The TBLT 2017 Barcelona team

TBLT Barcelona 2017 web site: http://www.tblt.org/conferences/2017/

CfP: The International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics, Ahwaz, Iran, 2-3 February 2017, deadline: 30 November 2016

The International Conference on Current Issues of Languages, Dialects and Linguistics

2-3 February, 2017

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

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 either English 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.

Top selected papers of the conference will be published as a book. However, all the received papers will be indexed in CIVILICA.

http://www.llld.ir/

Extra
Free online course Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task-­Based Approach We

We are pleased to announce the launch of a free online course,

Teaching EFL/ESL Reading: A Task-­Based Approach

The six-­week course from the UCL Institute of Education, the world’s leading centre for education and related social science, and the University of London, will benefit EFL/ESL teachers who would like to understand more about the processes of reading and explore how they teach reading to their learners.

Study activities include:

• video lectures;;

• practical tasks;;

• discussions with fellow participants;;

• reading short articles;;

• watching interviews with leading researchers such as Professor Pauline Foster and Professor Cathie Wallace.

Each week requires approximately two hours of study, and each module ends with a practical task that will help you towards creating your own task-­based materials for the teaching of reading in your classroom.

Enrol today on:https://www.coursera.org/learn/teaching-­efl-­esl-­reading/Instructors

Dr. Amos Paran and Dr. Andrea Révész, who lead the course, teach on the MA TESOL and MA Applied Linguistics at UCL. Amos has published widely on reading in a foreign language, and Andrea is well known for her work on Task-­Based Language Teaching. They are supported by Dr. Myrrh Domingo, an expert on digital literacy practices.

In this course, they combine their expertise to show how insights from Task-­Based Language Teaching can be brought into the teaching of reading.

DRONGO language festival 2016, Utrecht, September 30 - October 1 2016

http://www.drongofestival.nl/

Research Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, Language and Communication Specialisation, Radboud University Nijmegen

Research Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, Language and Communication Specialisation

Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Are you fascinated by the uniquely human capacity of language and by how our brains support our ability to communicate with each other? Do you want to learn how to do cutting-edge research in this domain? If so, this Master’s programme is for you.

The Master-of-Science programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc CNS) is an interdisciplinary two-year (120 EC) research-master’s programme. It is part of the Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience of Radboud University, Nijmegen. Lecturers in the Language and Communication specialisation of the programme are world-leading researchers in different disciplines of language science. They have positions at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, or the Centre for Language Studies.

The first year (60 EC) of the MSc CNS programme aims to lay the theoretical groundwork, and is mainly devoted to general courses in cognitive neuroscience as well as specialisation courses and skill training. All courses are in English. The second year (60 EC) is largely dedicated to conducting a research project (45 EC) to gain hands-on research experience in one of the participating research institutes and research groups.

More information about the Language and Communication specialisation of the MSc CNS is available at www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/communication/

Details of the application requirements and procedure can be found at www.ru.nl/english/education/masters/cognitive/admission/

Reisbeurs voor workshop over machine learning op basis van beperkt beschikbare taalbronnen (MaLLoRE)

De Nederlandse Taalunie (NTU) en het Ministerie van Taal en Cultuur van Zuid-Afrika (DAC) ondersteunen activiteiten en evenementen die bijdragen aan de verbetering en verbreding van de relatie tussen het taal- en spraaktechnologieveld in Zuid-Afrika, Nederland en Vlaanderen. Voor deelname aan de MaLLoRE-workshop hebben de NTU en DAC reisbeurzen beschikbaar gesteld voor masterstudenten en promovendi wiens onderzoek van belang is voor kennis over taal- en spraaktechnologie voor het Nederlands en een van de officiële talen van Zuid-Afrika. De MaLLoRE-workshop vindt plaats op LREC 2016 in Slovenië.

Op het volgende adres vindt u meer informatie over de MaLLoRE-workshop en de reisbeurs:
http://taalunieversum.org/inhoud/zuid-afrika/zuid-afrikataaltechnologiehlt

Summer courses Deaf Studies and linguistics, Aarhus, Denmark

Aarhus University in Denmark offers a range of summer courses that would be interesting for students of linguistics from your university: forensic phonetics, deaf studies (with focus on language acquisition and bilingualism), linguistic fieldwork and language description and second language acquisition.

http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/deaf-studies/
http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/forensic-phonetics/

http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/language-description-and-linguistic-fieldwork/
http://www.au.dk/en/summeruniversity/courses/second-language-acquisition/