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UPDATE Oproep LOT populariseringsprijs 2017, NIEUWE deadline inzendingen: 1 november 2016

Aan alle taalkundigen in Nederland en(Nederlandstalig) België

De Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschaplooft dit jaar wederom de Populariseringsprijs uit, ter stimulering van hetvervaardigen van populair-wetenschappelijke bijdragen over eentaalwetenschappelijk onderwerp.

De definitie van in aanmerking komendepublicaties is uitermate ruim. Het bestuur denkt zowel aan speciaal voor ditdoel geschreven bijdragen als aan reeds gepubliceerd materiaal - artikelen,boeken, cd-roms, video's, radio - en televisieprogramma's, websites et cetera.Alleen publicaties met een verschijningsdatum tussen 1 sept 2015 en 31 oktober2016 kunnen worden voorgedragen.
De bijdrage dient in het Nederlands terapporteren over actueel taalkundig onderzoek en vervaardigd te zijn door eenin Nederland of België werkzame dan wel wonende taalkundige. Bijdragen dienende essentie van een onderzoeksvraag en het antwoord daarop toegankelijk temaken voor een ontwikkeld publiek dat niet specifiek taalkundig geschoold is.

De omvang van de LOT-prijs bedraagt 1000 Euro.

Iedere Nederlandse of Belgische taalkundigeonderzoeker kan maximaal één zelf geschreven nieuwe bijdrage ter beoordelinginzenden. Daarnaast kan iedere Nederlandse of Belgische taalkundige een reedsgepubliceerde bijdrage van een collega (dus niet van eigen hand) voordragenvoor de prijsvraag door de desbetreffende bijdrage gemotiveerd aan te melden.Bij voordracht dient vermeld te worden: Naam voorgedragene, titelbijdrage, (e-mail)adres voorgedragene, motivatie voordracht.

De inzendingen worden beoordeeld door een doorhet LOT benoemde jury die naast taalkundigen ook redacteuren van een dagblad oftijdschrift zal bevatten.

De uitslag zal bekend gemaakt worden op hetTaalgala, een feestelijke bijeenkomst voor alle leden van LOT, AVT en Anéla,samen met het bekend maken van de uitslag van de AVT-Anéla dissertatieprijs.Het Taalgala zal op zaterdag 4 februari 2017 plaatsvinden in Utrecht.

De sluitingsdatum voor inzending/voordracht is verplaatst naar 1 november 2016. Inzendingen kunnen gestuurd worden naar LOT, o.v.v. LOT Populariseringsprijs, Trans 10, 3512 JK Utrecht of via e-mail naar
LOT@uu.nl.

Het bestuur hoopt op een overvloedige inzending.De noodzaak tot effectievere publieksvoorlichting over aard en kwaliteit vanhet taalkundig onderzoek en de resultaten daarvan blijft onverminderd aanwezig.

Het reglement is digitaal in te zien onderaan dezeweb-pagina:

http://lotschool.nl/populariseringprijs

Namens het LOT-bestuur,
Henriette de Swart, Wetenschappelijk directeur

LOT Winter school 2017, Nijmegen, 9-20 January 2017: Registration is open from October 31st until December 4th.

Courses week 1 (January 09 - 12, 2017)

08.45 - 09.00
Monday

Opening

09.00 - 11.00
Mon-Fri
Text mining and information retrieval
RM 1 Iris Hendrickx (CLS) & Suzan Verberne (CLS)

Peter Svenonius

John Dubois
11.15 - 13.15
Mon-Fri
Psycholinguistic approaches to linguistic relativity
RM 1 - Geertje van Bergen (CLS) & Monique Flecken (MPI)

Leah Roberts

Michel DeGraff
14.15 - 16.15
Mon-Fri
Typology & Dialectology
RM 1 - Marian Klamer (LUCL)
Topics in Diachronic Syntax
Bettelou Los
How usage shapes grammar: Entrenchment and conventionalization
Hans-Jörg Schmid
Research Discussion Groups:
Bettelou Los Leah Roberts Peter Svenonius
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 16.30-18.30

Monday, 17.00 - 18.30: Poster sessions and drinks (see local info)

On Wednesday: Schultink-lecture by Michel DeGraff (! Other time schedule!)

9.00-11.00 Slot 1

11.15-13.15 Slot 2

14.00-15.00 Schultink lezing

15.15-17.15 Slot 3

17.30-19.00 RDG

Courses week 2 (January 16 - 20, 2017)

08.45 - 09.00
Monday

Opening

09.00 - 11.00
Mon-Fri
Methods of Discourse Analysis: The Case of Narratives
RM 1 - José Sanders (CLS)

Frank Wijnen (Utrecht University)
Language & Multimodality
Leelo Keevallik
11.15 - 13.15
Mon-Fri
Speech perception in adverse listening conditions
RM 1 - Odette Scharenborg (CLS)
Language across borders: perception and production
Charlotte Gooskens & Nanna Hilton
Situations and Events and the English Auxiliary System
Gillian Ramchand
14.15 - 16.15
Mon-Fri
How to analyse 0/1 outcomes? An exploratory passage across relevant statistical options and techniques.
RM 1 - Roeland van Hout (CLS)

Jubin Abutalebi

Huub van den Bergh
Research Discussion Groups:
Gillian Ramchand
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 16.30-18.30

Monday, 17.00 - 18.30: Poster sessions and drinks (see local info) Trans 10, room 0.07

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
SMART lecture by Paul Boersma, ACLC Amsterdam, 14 October 2016

SMART lecture series, prof. dr. Paul Boersma, professor of Phonetic Sciences ACLC / UvA

Linguistic category creation with deep learning

Lecture

Prof. Paul Boersma is the guest speaker at this lecture in the SMART cognitive science series. Title and abstract are now available.

Abstract

Inspired by recent successes with deep learning models that show humanlike behavior, we applied deep belief networks to unsupervised phonological category creation solely on the basis of auditory input. When trained with sounds drawn from a marginal formant distribution like that of Spanish (i.e. three peaks representing the vowels /a/, /o/ and /u/), the shallowest possible network, which consists of two stacked restricted Boltzmann machines, exhibits a learning process that goes through four stages when confronted with an input sound: (1) reflecting noise, (2) reflecting the marginal distribution, (3) reflecting the closest of the three peaks, and (4) reflecting the input sound. The third of these stages is the most relevant one: it exhibits categorization behavior, by showing that at the deepest (i.e. "highest") level there are only three possible activation patterns. We conclude that deep networks can help us model linguistic category creation.

SMART

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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
Workshop 'Dynamics of Language Contact in Amazonia', ACLC, Amsterdam, October 14, 2016

Dynamics of Language Contact in Amazonia

Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication

(C0.01), Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam

Date: October 14, 2016

Programme

Language contact and interaction in indigenous Amazonia

Affix borrowability in Amazonia and beyond

An avoidance register as a mechanism for lexical borrowing in Shiwiar

Linguistic hybridity: a case study in the Kotiria community

Classifiers and noun classification in Kakua. A window beyond the Vaupés past?

If you have any questions please contact Kees Hengeveld (p.c.hengeveld@uva.nl) or Frank Seifart (f.c.seifart@uva.nl).

For abstracts see below.


Abstracts

Classifiers and noun classification in Kakua: A window beyond the Vaupés past?

Katherine E. Bolaños, University of Amsterdam

Noun classes and classifiers are recognized as two separate phenomena in the typology of nominal classification systems. The former one characterized as systems with a small set of typically bound morphemes that are used for agreement marking on various elements in a clause (Dixon 1986; Grinevald [Craig] 1986, 2000). Whereas the latest one, on the other hand, are (usually free) forms that are not used as agreement markers and that display a large set of members (cf. Allan 1977; Senft 2000, 2007; Croft 1994).

For many Amazonian languages, however, and as argued by Grinevald & Seifart (2004, see also Seifart & Payne 2007, Seifart 2007, Seifart 2010) such a strict division between noun classes and classifier systems does not accurately account for the properties of nominal classification systems of many languages of the area, where both defining properties of noun classification and classifiers, converge into one same system.

Kakua, spoken in the linguistic area of the Vaupés, represents one example of such language, where a set of morphosyntactically bound nouns, having anaphoric and derivation functions, have also a distinctive semantic profile denoting primarily gender(feminine), and shape and texture for (primarily) inanimate nouns. The noun classification system in Kakua, closely resembles the classificatory system found in most languages of the Vaupés area, even though it has its deviations from what is found in other Kakua’s neighboring languages. Furthermore, many of the classifiers in Kakua show ample evidence of having developed through contact with neighboring languages, many presumably from Arawak sources.

The goal of this talk is twofold: Firstly, I aim to present the ways in which Kakua have developed a classifier system (perhaps going towards a larger set of members of this system), mainly through contact with other neighboring Vaupés languages. Secondly, I pretend to explore some languages beyond the Vaupés area borders, and show some striking similarities, of forms and functions, of classifiers found in languages not evidently close to the Vaupés linguistic area. One of such examples is shown in Table 1 below:

Table 1: Classifier forms for ‘tree-like shapes’ in some Amazonian languages

Form/semantics

Kakua (Kakua-Nɨkak)

Shiwilu (Kawapana)

subm.)

Zaparoan languages

subm.)

Ocaina & Witoto (Witotoan. c.f., Seifart 2007:439)

-na ‘tree’, ‘tree-like forms’, ‘tree-shaped’

-na

-na

-na

-na

Although the forms seen in Table 1 above are indeed too short (morphophonologically speaking) and allow for a ‘chance’ interpretation, it is at the same time intriguing that such a form denotes such similar semantics, perhaps opening a window to a past history of a broader contact that transcended the Vaupés area.

References:

Allan, Keith. 1977. Classifiers. Language 53, 285-311.

Croft, William. 1994. Semantic universals in classifier systems. Word 45:145-171.

Dixon, R. M. W. 1986. Noun classes and noun classification in typological perspective. In Noun Classes and Categorization, 105–12. Colette Craig (ed.). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Grinevald (Craig), Colette, ed. 1986. Noun classes and categorization. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Grinevald, Colette. 2000. A morphosyntactic typology of classifiers. In Systems of Nominal Classification, 50–92. Gunter Senft (ed.). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Grinevald, Colette, and Frank Seifart. 2004. Noun classes in African and Amazonian languages: Towards a comparison. Linguistic Typology8, no. 2:243–85.

Seifart, Frank. 2007. The prehistory of nominal classification in Witotoan languages. International Journal of American Linguistics 73: 411-445.

Seifart, Frank. 2010. Nominal classification. Language & Linguistics Compass 4: 719-736.

Seifart, Frank & Doris Payne. 2007. Nominal classification in the North West Amazon: Issues in areal diffusion and typological characteristics. International Journal of American Linguistics 73: 281-287.

Senft, Gunter. 2000. What do we really know about nominal classification systems? In Systems of nominal classification, 11-49. Gunter Senft (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Senft, Gunter. 2007. Nominal classification. In The Oxford handbook of cognitive linguistics, 676-696. Dirk Geeraerts & Hubert Cuyckens (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Valenzuela, Pilar. submitted. Classifiers in Shiwilu, a Kawapanan language of Northwestern Amazonia.

Language contact and interaction in indigenous Amazonia

Patience L. Epps, University of Texas at Austin

There is a growing recognition of the scale and intensity of interactive networks that must have linked indigenous peoples of the Amazon basin and beyond prior to and for some time after European arrival. The effects of contact among indigenous languages provide important clues to the dynamics of this interaction; however, until recently we have had very little in the way of systematic assessment of these contact effects. In this talk, I draw on a large-scale survey assessing contact in lexicon and grammar across dozens of indigenous languages of northern Amazonia, and consider the implications of these effects for a deeper understanding of their speakers’ histories. Patterns of borrowing shed light on the quantity and quality of interactions, including social imbalances, interactions among peoples with agricultural vs. hunter-gatherer orientations, trade networks and their fluctuations over time, and ritual exchanges. These patterns also allow us to contrast the dynamics and outcomes of interaction among indigenous groups with those involving colonial entities: Indigenous interactions have tended to involve language maintenance, grammatical convergence, and relatively limited lexical borrowing, whereas contact between indigenous and European languages has involved a different ecology favoring more code-switching, heavier lexical borrowing, and language shift.

An avoidance register as a mechanism for lexical borrowing in Shiwiar

Martin Kohlberger, Leiden University/James Cook University

Instead, they used an avoidance register.Most of the Shiwiar avoidance terms seem to be lexical borrowings from neighbouring languages.This provides a mechanism for lexical borrowings in a very specific semantic domain, and confirms Epps’s observation that investigating specialised discourse may be key in understanding the particularities of lexical borrowings in some Amazonian languages.

Affix borrowability in Amazonia and beyond

Frank Seifart (University of Amsterdam, University of Cologne)

References

Borrowed Morphology, 47–80. (Language Contact and Bilingualism). Berlin, New York: De Gruyter Mouton.

Contact Linguistics. Bilingual Encounters and Grammatical Outcomes. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Diachronica 29(4). 471–504.

Seifart, Frank. 2013. AfBo: A world-wide survey of affix borrowing. Leipzig: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. http://afbo.info.

Borrowed Morphology, 27–46. (Language Contact and Bilingualism). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.

Linguistic hybridity: a case study in the Kotiria community

Kristine Stenzel, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

This paper discusses language practice, ideology, and identity construction among the Kotiria (East Tukano), an indigenous people of the multilingual Vaupés region in northwestern Amazonia. Based on detailed analysis of speech from a young Kotiria girl, it presents a case study of dissonance between reported language ideology — founded on the notion of ‘linguistic

loyalty’ and presumably resulting in norms of monolingual speech — and actual language practice in this region. Drawing from current sociocultural linguistic theory on code-switching and multilingualism, it concludes that the alternations observed in this sample of spontaneous and unguarded speech cannot be explained by appealing to notions of difference, but are motivated by discourse-pragmatic considerations linked to previously unidentified connections between ‘indexical ideology’ and linguistic practice. Rather than looking for a divergence explanation for language alternation, it postulates a hybrid solution that indicates the existence of an as-yet unacknowledged ‘multilingual’ speech genre. It provides both a context-specific and data-driven look at language use in the multilingual Vaupés, and offers a theoretical contribution to our more general understanding of ideology and local speech practices in multilingual contexts.

TIME 2016, Technical University of Denmark, October 17-19, 2016

TIME 2016

23rd International Symposium on Temporal Representation and Reasoning

Final Call for Papers

http://time2016.compute.dtu.dk

TIME 2016 takes place at the Technical University of Denmark.

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Aim

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TIME 2016 aims to bring together researchers interested in reasoning about temporal aspects of information in any area of Computer Science. The symposium, currently in its 23rd edition, has a wide remit and intends to cater to both theoretical aspects and well-founded applications. One of the key aspects of the symposium is its interdisciplinarity, with attendees from distinct areas such as artificial intelligence, database management, logic and verification, and beyond. Submissions of high-quality papers describing research results are solicited. Submitted papers should contain original, previously unpublished content, should be written in English, and must not be simultaneously submitted for publication elsewhere. Submitted papers will be refereed for quality, correctness, originality, and relevance. The symposium will encompass three tracks on temporal representation and reasoning in (1) Artificial Intelligence, (2) Databases and (3) Logic and Verification.

The Artificial Intelligence track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal aspects of agent- and policy-based systems

- spatial and temporal reasoning

- reasoning about actions and change

- planning and planning languages

- ontologies of time and space-time

- belief and uncertainty in temporal knowledge

- temporal learning and discovery

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

- time in human-machine interaction

- temporal information extraction

- time in natural language processing

- spatio-temporal knowledge representation systems

- spatio-temporal ontologies for the semantic web

- constraint-based temporal reasoning

- temporal preferences

The Database track includes, but is not limited to:

- temporal data models and query languages

- temporal query processing and indexing

- temporal data mining

- time series data management

- stream data management

- spatio-temporal data management, including moving objects

- data currency and expiration

- indeterminate and imprecise temporal data

- temporal constraints

- temporal aspects of business processes and ECA systems

- real-time databases

- time-dependent security policies

- privacy in temporal and spatio-temporal data

- temporal aspects of multimedia databases

- temporal aspects of e-services and web applications

- temporal aspects of distributed systems

- temporal aspects and big data

- temporal aspects in NoSQL databases

- temporal data warehouses

- temporal healthcare databases and warehouses

- time series analysis and mining

- semistructured temporal data

- novel applications of temporal database management

- novel visualizations and interfaces for temporal data

- experiences with real applications

The Logic and Verification track includes, but is not limited to:

- specification and verification of systems

- verification of web applications

- synthesis and execution

- model-checking algorithms and implementations

- verification of infinite-state systems

- reasoning about transition systems

- temporal architectures

- temporal logics for distributed systems

- temporal logics for games and open systems

- temporal logics of knowledge

- hybrid systems and real-time logics

- cyber-physical systems

- tools and practical systems

- temporal issues in security

Submission

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Submissions should be in PDF format (with the necessary fonts embedded). They must be formatted according to the IEEE guidelines and must not exceed 10 pages (US letter format); over-length submissions may be rejected without review.

Submissions will be handled electronically by EasyChair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=time2016.

Accepted papers will be presented at the symposium and included in the proceedings, which is planned to be published by the Conference Publishing Services (CPS), as usual within the TIME series. Acceptance of a paper is contingent on one author registering for and presenting the paper at the symposium.

As in previous years, it is planned that the authors of the best papers of the conference will be invited to submit an extended version of their contribution to a special issue of a well-respected computer science journal.

Important Dates

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Full papers due: June 20th, 2016

Notification: July 25th, 2016

Final version due: August 10th, 2016

Symposium: October 17-19, 2016

Invited Speakers

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Kim Guldstrand Larsen, Aalborg University, Denmark

Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy

Paolo Terenziani, University of Piemonte Orientale, Alessandria, Italy

Program Committee

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Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Sourav Bhowmick, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Amedeo Cesta, CNR - National Research Council of Italy

Anton Dignös, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy

Curtis Dyreson, Utah State University, Utah, USA (Chair)

Johann Eder, Alpen Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria

Martin Fränzle, Oldenburg University, Germany

Shashi Gadia, Iowa State University, USA

Rajeev Gore, The Australian National University, Australia

Fabio Grandi, University of Bologna, Italy

Michael R. Hansen, Technical Univ. of Denmark, Denmark (Chair)

Keijo Heljanko, Aalto University, Finland

Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, New York, USA (Chair)

Felix Klaedtke, NEC Europe Ltd., Germany

Francois Laroussinie, LIAFA, Univ. Paris 7, CNRS, France

Martin Leucker, University of Lübeck, Germany

Etienne Lozes, LSV, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France

Federica Mandreoli, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy

Robert Mattmüller, University of Freiburg, Germany

Aniello Murano, Universita' di Napoli "Federico II", Italy

Angelo Oddi, ISTC-CNR, Italian National Research Council, Italy

Paritosh Pandya, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai, India

Dirk Pattinson, The Australian National University, Australia

R. Ramanujam, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, India

Sven Schewe, University of Liverpool, UK

Kristian Torp, Aalborg University, Denmark

Martin Wehrle, University of Basel, Switzerland

Steering Committee

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Jan Chomicki, University at Buffalo, State University of New York, USA

Carlo Combi, University of Verona, Italy

Stephane Demri, CNRS and ENS Cachan, France

Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool, UK

Luke Hunsberger, Vassar College, USA

Martin Lange, University of Kassel, Germany

Angelo Montanari, University of Udine, Italy

Ben Moszkowski, University of Newcastle, UK

Mark Reynolds, The University of Western Australia, Australia

Jef Wijsen, Université de Mons, Belgium

Local organizers

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Michael R. Hansen and Karin Tunder. Both from DTU Compute.

Email: time2016(at)compute.dtu.dk

Venue

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TIME 2016 will take place at the campus of the Technical University of Denmark, hosted by DTU Compute.

Final call for participation: 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

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

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Take a first glimpse of what to expect at this year’s Languages & The Media Conference and explore the conference programme which is now online!

Under the overall topic “Agile Mediascapes – Personalising the Future” Languages & The Media offers you the perfect opportunity to be part of a fascinating debate and discover diverse topics such as fan- and funtranslation, crowdsourcing, cloud technologies and many others. We will give you forecasts on the developments impacting audiovisual translation as well as the perspectives and new challenges the industry is to face. Our panel discussions and presentations are the best way for you to get insights on the professional landscape for language transfer in audiovisual media and the methods that will allow us to navigate and conquer the new media landscape.

Join us on November 2 – 4, 2016, in the Hotel Radisson Blue in Berlin and be part of the exciting discussions. As seats for our Pre-Conference Workshops on November 2 are filling up make sure to book your place early!

Sponsorship packages and exhibition space are available, providing your company with the vital opportunity to reach out to potential customers, reinforce your brand and assert your presence as a leader in the language transfer in audiovisual media sector.
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Reminder: International Symposium​ 'Abstract Concepts: Structure, Processing and Modeling', Amsterdam, 18 November 2016

COGVIM proj. (Marie Curie dr. M. Bolognesi) and Metaphor Lab Amsterdam present:

Abstract Concepts: Structure, Processing and Modeling

International Symposium


Amsterdam, 18th November 2016 (09.00-18.00)

On which dimensions of meaning do abstract and concrete concepts differ? How does perceptual experience affect abstract concept processing and representation? What is the role of language in shaping and indexing the content of concrete vs abstract concepts?

How and in which contexts are abstract concepts understood through metaphors? Program Eight eminent scholars will discuss the nature, structure, processing, and modeling

of abstract concepts in various disciplines.

The panelists will present their views and respond to questions from their peers.

A general discussion among all panelists and the audience will follow each talk.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Friedemann Pulvermueller (Free University Berlin)

Prof. Gun Semin (Utrecht University)

Prof. Piek Vossen (VU University Amsterdam)

Dr. Diane Pecher (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Prof. Max Louwerse (Tilburg University)

Prof. Alessandro Lenci (University of Pisa)

Prof. Ken McRae (University of Western Ontario Canada)

Prof. Gabriella Vigliocco (University College London)

For more info and registration: https://abstractconceptsnet.wordpress.com/


Workshop 'Aquiring morphology', University of Amsterdam, 24 November 2016

On Thursday the 24th ofNovember at 10:00 Bibi Janssen will be defending her dissertation titled “Theacquisition of gender and case in Polish and Russian. A study of monolingualand bilingual children” in the Agnietenkapel. In honor of her defense, a workshop"Acquiring morphology" will be organized in the afternoon. Due to thesize of the room, the workshop has a limited number of participants. Pleaseregister by sending an email to Iris Duinmeijer (i.duinmeijer@uva.nl) ifyou would like to participate.

Program of the workshop

14.30-14.45 welcome

14.45-15.30 Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Difficultywith wh-movement and the acquisition of exhaustivity in wh-questions amongPA-speaking children with typical language development (TLD) and children withlearning disabilities (LD)

15.30-16.15 Elena Tribushinina, Utrecht University

Production and processing of pronominal gender byDutch-Russian bilinguals

16.15-17.00 Jan de Jong, University of Bergen, Norway &University of Amsterdam

Sentence repetition as a tool for research and diagnostics– with a detour to Norway

Abstracts

Difficulty with wh-movementand the acquisition of exhaustivity in wh-questions among PA-speaking childrenwith typical language development (TLD) and children with learning disabilities(LD)

Sharon Armon-Lotem, Bar IlanUniversity, Israel

The current study exploresexhaustivity – the ability to give exhaustive answers to single and multiplewh-questions - and the relation between exhaustivity and syntactic and lexicalknowledge on the one hand and learning and memory on the other amongPA-speaking children in early school years.

60children with typical language development (TLD) (ages 5, 6 and 8) and 40children with learning disabilities (LD) (ages 6 and 8) were tested forknowledge of exhaustivity in three types of wh-questions: single (who is ridinga bike?), paired (who is eating what?), and triple wh-questions (who is givingwhat to whom?) using a comprehension with pictures task (Schulz, 2015). Allwere further tested for learning skills and memory with a Fast Mapping (FM)task, and for lexical knowledge as part of the exhaustivity task. The childrenwith LD, and the youngest group with TLD, were also tested for syntacticabilities with a sentence repetition (SR) task.

Asexpected, LD children performed significantly below their TLD peers on the threetypes of questions. For single wh-questions, singleton answers (responding withone element) were the most frequent error violating exhaustivity while inmultiple questions that require paired or triple answers, all-subject andall-object answers were the dominant errors, showing that exhaustivity was notapplied to sets of paired or triple answers. Those LD children, who exhibiteddifficulties in exhaustivity, also exhibited difficulties in repeating objectquestions and object relative clauses,

whilemost LD children showed difficulties in the FM task. These findings show thatknowledge of exhaustivity is related to linguistic deficits measured byvocabulary and SR, rather than to learning disability (including memory) testedby FM.

Production and processing ofpronominal gender by Dutch-Russian bilinguals

Elena Tribushinina and PimMak, Utrecht University

This talk deals with theacquisition of pronominal gender by simultaneous Dutch-Russian bilingualsraised in the Netherlands. Russian has a three-way system of grammatical genderdetermining pronoun use, whereas in present-day Dutch pronoun selection isprimarily based on semantic cues, such as animacy and individuation. Analysisof narrative production data reveals that bilingual children use Dutch pronounscorrectly, and sometimes even more accurately than their monolingual peers. Incontrast, the production of pronominal gender in their weaker language(Russian) remains largely inaccurate until age 6, whereas monolingualRussian-speaking children perform at ceiling by age 4. The errors made bybilingual children may be due to the lack of knowledge, but also due to otherfactors, such as processing limitations. Processing research can providefurther insights into the source of production errors. In order to establishwhether bilingual children can use gender cues in online processing ofpronouns, we conducted an eye-tracking experiment by means of the Visual WorldParadigm. The results revealed that bilingual children aged 5 are sensitive togender cues and use them in discourse processing. However, bilinguals wereslower than their monolingual peers in the processing of pronouns, which mightreflect an additional processing effort needed to suppress the dominantlanguage.

Sentence repetition as atool for research and diagnostics – with a detour to Norway

Jan de Jong, University ofBergen, Norway & University of Amsterdam

Three language-specificversions of the Sentence Repetition task (SRep), as created in COST ActionIS0804 and described by Marinis & Armon-Lotem (2015), were used or adaptedin Bibi Janssen’s study. Janssen uses them as a measure of language proficiencyin her subjects. In the present contribution I want to recapitulate therationale of the task, but also discuss its role in the diagnostics of childrenwith language impairment, whether monolingual or bilingual.

Thecreation an SRep task for a specific language entails taking into considerationthe typology of the language and the markers of language impairment in thelanguage. I will take this opportunity to illustrate this adaptation process,using exemplary items from the Norwegian version of the COST task, which is nowin progress. There are sentence repetition tasks for Norwegian, notably as partof two language test batteries (CELF 4 and Språk 6-16) or as compiled forresearch purposes (Klem et al., 2015) but no tasks follow the COST SRep design,which is carefully structured to include items with different and increasinglevels of complexity. Building the new task requires a fresh exploration ofNorwegian sentence structure (in particular discrepancies with other Germaniclanguages to which the SRep has been applied) and of vulnerable elements in thegrammar of Norwegian children with SLI. Consideration of the latter alsoconstitutes a challenge: as for many languages, we do not know all thevulnerable domains in Norwegian SLI. I will discuss how to deal with this lackof information.

References

Klem Marianne, Melby-LervågMonica, Hagtvet Bente, Lyster Solveig-Alma Halaas, Gustafsson Jan-Eric, HulmeCharles (2015). Sentence repetition is a measure of children's language skillsrather than working memory limitations. Developmental Science 18 (1): 146-54.

Theo Marinis & SharonArmon‐Lotem (2015). Sentence repetition. In S. Armon-Lotem, J. de Jong & N.Meir (eds.) Assessing

Perception Day, Radboud University, Nijmegen, 2 December 2016

Dear colleague,

We are happy to announce Perception Day on Friday 2 December 2016, Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Perception Day is the follow-up of the of the 'Dag van de Perceptie' and is an informal one-day conference on perception research in the Netherlands and abroad.

All researchers on perception are invited to join and present their research as poster or talk.

Send a short abstract before 30 September, admission fee is 35,00 Euro and includes coffee, lunch and drinks afterwards.

Please consult the Perception Day website for further information, abstract submission, registration and payment.

The Perception Day website is now open: http://www.ru.nl/donders/perception-day/

Hope to see you on Perception Day!

This year's Perception Day is organised by the members of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. Previous editions were organised by TNO Soesterberg in 2006/8/9 and TU Eindhoven 2011/13.

Organizers Perception Day 2016,

Rob van Lier

Arno Koning

Richard van Wezel

Dag van de Nederlandse zinsbouw, Universiteit van Amsterdam, 16 december 2016

Dag van de Nederlandse zinsbouw gehouden. Er zijn dit jaar twee overkoepelende thema’s: (i) de relatie tussen de synchrone syntaxis van het Nederlands en andere gebieden van de taalkunde; (ii) adverbia. Tevens maakt de afscheidsrede van Hans Bennis in de oude Lutherse kerk deel uit van het programma. Iedereen is welkom: deelname is gratis.


De belangrijkste informatie vindt u hieronder. Voor praktische informatie en eventuele updates verwijzen wij u naar de DNZ-website.

Tijdstip: 16 december 2016, 9.15-18.00 uur
Locatie: Singel 425 (Universiteitsbibliotheek UvA), Doelenzaal


Programma:

Inloop en welkomstwoord (9.15-9.45)

Taalpathologie/neurolinguïstiek en NL zinsbouw (9.45-11.00)
Spreker: Roelien Bastiaanse (RUG)
Respondent: Hans Bennis (Meertens Instituut)

Corpusanalyse/statistiek en NL zinsbouw (11.30-12.45):
Spreker: Geertje van Bergen (Max Planck Instituut)
Respondent: Riny Huybregts (UU)

Syntax of Dutch. Verbs and verb phrases (13.45-15.30):


Spreker: Sjef Barbiers (LUCL)

Spreker: Liliane Haegeman (UGent)

Afscheidsrede Hans Bennis (16.00-18.00 uur)
Titel: De Kunst van het verdwijnen
Oude Lutherse kerk (singel 411)

4th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World, Athens, Greece, 3-6 January 2017

For more information please see: http://www.atiner.gr/humanities

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

Update: Winter School ‘Metaphor identification and analyses’, Amsterdam, 22-27 January 2017
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Winter School 2017

‘Metaphor identification and analysis’

Amsterdam, 22-27 January

Call for participants

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam organizes its fifth summer/winter school in just as many years. The school is open for all PhD students and recent postdoc researchers who are interested in learning about the methods of metaphor identification and analysis developed in the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam. You will all learn (1) how to identify metaphor in language by means of MIPVU (Instructors: Tina Krennmayr and Susan Nacey). In addition, you may choose one of two other courses: either (2a) on visual metaphor identification and analysis along the same methodological lines (Instructor: Marianna Bolognesi) or (2b) on metaphor identification and analysis in relation to the argumentative function that metaphors can have in discourse, again along the same methodological lines (Instructor: Jean Wagemans). Apart from this, two general talks will be given by Gerard Steen about deliberate metaphor and resistance to metaphor, two recent hot topics in metaphor research that have come out of this methodological work in the recent past.

The school is taught by experienced, internationally well-known researchers in the field (for more detailed course descriptions, see below). It includes shared lunches and social outings in Amsterdam with the instructors. In the past, students have formed networks and friendships that persist to this day. Some have acquired subsequent funding for research stays in the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, including an NWO visitor grant and a Marie Curie postdoc project.

The school starts on Sunday evening (22 January 2017) with an informal get-together, and then classes run from Monday morning until Friday (27 January) in the late afternoon.

Fee

The registration fee is 250 euros and covers instruction, instruction materials and lunches. The fee must be paid in advance.

We will award five fee waivers on the grounds of economic need. If you wish to become eligible for a fee waiver, you must submit a letter detailing the financial support system at your university and country. The request should document that you have no other alternative for fully financing course participation.

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Registration

A maximum of 35 participants will be allowed. To apply please submit the following:

1) A one-page motivation letter; make sure to state which of the two options of (2a) visual metaphor identification analysis or (2b) metaphor and argumentation you prefer, and why.

2) A one-page CV, and

3) A brief letter of reference from your advisor.

Please email these documents to info@metaphorlab.org by no later than 12 pm DST, on Sunday 23 October 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 October 2016.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be held in reservation in the low-budget Stay-Okay hotel, where rooms can be shared by more than one student. Prices vary by the number of occupants. Hotel reservations need to be made after notification of acceptance and are at your own cost.

Contact

For further questions, please contact us at info@metaphorlab.org

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“Identifying Metaphor in Language ‒ Introducing MIPVU”

Dr. Tina Krennmayr, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Prof. Susan Nacey, Høgskolen i Innlandet

Course description

This course provides a thorough overview of the MIPVU procedure for identifying metaphors in discourse. After a brief introduction to the background and rationale for the development of MIPVU, participants are led step-by-step through the identification process, with guided hands-on exercises and group discussion. The course focuses on the identification of metaphors appearing in three different linguistic forms, all of which are first defined and exemplified: indirect metaphor, direct metaphor, and (to a lesser extent) implicit metaphor. Potential problematic issues and pitfalls at each step are explained and explored. By the end of the week, participants should be equipped to apply MIPVU to their own material and be able to justify why any particular lexical unit has (or has not) been identified as a metaphor-related word.

All accepted students will be invited to submit a brief sample of an English text from their own data in advance of the course, for possible group analysis.

Program

13:15-16:45 Monday to Friday

Each afternoon session will consist of an introductory lecture, followed by supervised group work. Active participation is required.

Monday:

Introduction to MIPVU –

 Background and rationale

 Metaphor types: indirect, direct, implicit

 Dictionaries as tools

 Procedural overview

Tuesday and Wednesday:

Working with MIPVU –

 Demarcation of lexical units

 Determination of the contextual sense

 Determination of the basic sense

 Evaluation of the distinction between contextual and basic meanings

 Relationship of comparison

Thursday:

Working with MIPVU –

 Direct metaphor

 Implicit metaphor

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Friday:

Pulling it all together –

 Troubleshooting

 Collaboration

 Practice, practice, practice

Literature

Required reading:

• Part II in Nacey, S. (2013). Metaphors in learner English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Pages 65-124)

• Chapter 2 in Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010b). A method for linguistic metaphor identification: from MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Pages 25-42)

Recommended reading:

• The remaining chapters in Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010b). A method for linguistic metaphor identification: from MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Steen, G. J., Biernacka, E., Dorst, A. G., Kaal, A. A., López-Rodríguez, I., & Pasma, T. (2010). Pragglejaz in practice: Finding metaphorically used words in natural discourse. In G. Low, Z. Todd, A. Deignan & L. Cameron (Eds.), Researching and applying metaphor in the real world (pp. 165-184). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010a). Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(4), 757-788.

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“Visual Metaphor: Identification, Analysis and Crowdsourced tags”

Dr. M. Bolognesi, University of Amsterdam

Course description

The goals of this course are threefold.

First we will first explore definitions and theories about visual metaphor, and its variability across different genres. We will then discuss open problems related to the identification and formalization of visual metaphors into A-is-B statements, and we will learn to apply the VisMip procedure, to identify visual metaphors in the wild.

Secondly, we will work on the VisMet corpus of visual metaphor, in order to refine and discuss the analyses of the visual metaphors currently included in the corpus. The discussion will be integrated on the corpus platform, and acknowledged in the corpus description.

Finally, we will work on a new tool that will be added soon to the corpus: the crowdsourced tags. Hundredths of internet users (not experts of metaphor) are currently tagging the Vismet images, through an online task using CrowdFlower. We will analyze the tags to investigate what type of semantic information is encoded in these keywords produced by non-experts, assuming that such tags express salient aspects of the image. We will investigate if the order in which the tags are produced matches a recent model for visual metaphor processing.

In general, during the morning lectures you will get acquainted with a number of tools developed for the identification and analysis of visual metaphors. After the lectures, you will identify and analyze metaphorical images in small groups. At the end of the week the groups you will give a short presentation about the analyses performed during the week.

Program

Monday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Introduction to visual metaphor”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “The VisMip procedure for visual metaphor identification in the wild”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Applying VisMip (hands-on session)

Tuesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “The VisMet Corpus”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “The three dimensions of visual metaphor analysis:

The annotations of VisMet materials”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphors on the 3 dimensions and discussing the analyses of the VisMet materials.

Wednesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Processing visual metaphor”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “How do abstract concepts emerge from images?”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing visual metaphors and reconstructing the operations

that allow abstract concepts to emerge from concrete instances.

Thursday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “The expert vs. the novice: what crowdsourced tags

reveal about visual metaphor understanding”

9.45-10.00 Coffee break

10.00-12.15 Analyzing the tags produced by internet users (content analysis)

Friday 9.00-12.15 Student presentations

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Literature

 Bolognesi, M., van den Heerik, R., van den Berg, E. (under review). VisMet: an online corpus of visual metaphors. In Visual Metaphor: Structure and Process, ed. G. Steen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 Forceville, C. 2008. Metaphor in pictures and multimodal representations. In R. Gibbs (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of metaphor and thought, 462-482. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 Šorm, E. & Steen, G. under review. VISMIP: Towards a method for visual metaphor identification. In G.J. Steen (ed.) (under review), Visual metaphor: Structure and Process.

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“Metaphor and argumentation”

Dr. J.H.M. Wagemans, University of Amsterdam

Course description

In this workshop we will explore the multifold relationship between metaphor and argumentation. What types of standpoints can be expressed by a metaphor? If a metaphor is used argumentatively, what type(s) of argument is/are involved? And how can the use of specific metaphors be resisted argumentatively?

During the morning lectures, you will get acquainted with a number of tools developed for the analysis of argumentation and learn how to use these tools for the purpose of reconstructing metaphors in argumentative discourse. After the lectures, you will collect and analyze examples of metaphor in argumentative discourse. At the end of the week, you will give a short presentation in which you identify the argumentative function of a specific metaphor as a standpoint or an argument, indicate its systematic place in a complex argumentation structure, identify the type(s) of argument that is/are instantiated, and provide an overview of associated criticisms and possibilities for resistance.

Program

Monday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Introduction to argumentation theory”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Metaphor in argumentative discourse”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Collecting examples of metaphor in argumentative discourse

Tuesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “A typology of propositions”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Identifying argumentative elements in texts”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphorical standpoints

Wednesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Argumentation structures”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Argument schemes”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphorical arguments

Thursday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Resistance to metaphor”

9.45-10.00 Coffee Break

10.00-12.15 Analyzing examples of resistance to metaphor

Friday 9.00-12.15 Student presentations

Literature

 Eemeren, F.H. van, Garssen, B.J., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2011). The pragma-dialectical method of analysis and evaluation. In R.C. Rowland, (Ed.), Reasoned Argument and Social Change: Selected Papers from the 17th Biennial Conference on Argumentation (pp. 25-47). Washington: National Communication Association.

 Eemeren, F.H. van, Garssen, B.J., Krabbe, E.C.W., Snoeck Henkemans, A.F., Verheij, H.B., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2014). Handbook of Argumentation Theory. Dordrecht: Springer.

 Wagemans, J.H.M. (2016). Constructing a Periodic Table of Arguments. Paper available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2769833.

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Winter School 2017

‘Metaphor identification and analysis’

Amsterdam, 22-27 January

Call for participants

The Metaphor Lab Amsterdam organizes its fifth summer/winter school in just as many years. The school is open for all PhD students and recent postdoc researchers who are interested in learning about the methods of metaphor identification and analysis developed in the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam. You will all learn (1) how to identify metaphor in language by means of MIPVU (Instructors: Tina Krennmayr and Susan Nacey). In addition, you may choose one of two other courses: either (2a) on visual metaphor identification and analysis along the same methodological lines (Instructor: Marianna Bolognesi) or (2b) on metaphor identification and analysis in relation to the argumentative function that metaphors can have in discourse, again along the same methodological lines (Instructor: Jean Wagemans). Apart from this, two general talks will be given by Gerard Steen about deliberate metaphor and resistance to metaphor, two recent hot topics in metaphor research that have come out of this methodological work in the recent past.

The school is taught by experienced, internationally well-known researchers in the field (for more detailed course descriptions, see below). It includes shared lunches and social outings in Amsterdam with the instructors. In the past, students have formed networks and friendships that persist to this day. Some have acquired subsequent funding for research stays in the Metaphor Lab Amsterdam, including an NWO visitor grant and a Marie Curie postdoc project.

The school starts on Sunday evening (22 January 2017) with an informal get-together, and then classes run from Monday morning until Friday (27 January) in the late afternoon.

Fee

The registration fee is 250 euros and covers instruction, instruction materials and lunches. The fee must be paid in advance.

We will award five fee waivers on the grounds of economic need. If you wish to become eligible for a fee waiver, you must submit a letter detailing the financial support system at your university and country. The request should document that you have no other alternative for fully financing course participation.

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Registration

A maximum of 35 participants will be allowed. To apply please submit the following:

1) A one-page motivation letter; make sure to state which of the two options of (2a) visual metaphor identification analysis or (2b) metaphor and argumentation you prefer, and why.

2) A one-page CV, and

3) A brief letter of reference from your advisor.

Please email these documents to info@metaphorlab.org by no later than 12 pm DST, on Sunday 23 October 2016.

Notification of acceptance will be given by 31 October 2016.

Accommodation

Accommodation will be held in reservation in the low-budget Stay-Okay hotel, where rooms can be shared by more than one student. Prices vary by the number of occupants. Hotel reservations need to be made after notification of acceptance and are at your own cost.

Contact

For further questions, please contact us at info@metaphorlab.org

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“Identifying Metaphor in Language ‒ Introducing MIPVU”

Dr. Tina Krennmayr, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Prof. Susan Nacey, Høgskolen i Innlandet

Course description

This course provides a thorough overview of the MIPVU procedure for identifying metaphors in discourse. After a brief introduction to the background and rationale for the development of MIPVU, participants are led step-by-step through the identification process, with guided hands-on exercises and group discussion. The course focuses on the identification of metaphors appearing in three different linguistic forms, all of which are first defined and exemplified: indirect metaphor, direct metaphor, and (to a lesser extent) implicit metaphor. Potential problematic issues and pitfalls at each step are explained and explored. By the end of the week, participants should be equipped to apply MIPVU to their own material and be able to justify why any particular lexical unit has (or has not) been identified as a metaphor-related word.

All accepted students will be invited to submit a brief sample of an English text from their own data in advance of the course, for possible group analysis.

Program

13:15-16:45 Monday to Friday

Each afternoon session will consist of an introductory lecture, followed by supervised group work. Active participation is required.

Monday:

Introduction to MIPVU –

 Background and rationale

 Metaphor types: indirect, direct, implicit

 Dictionaries as tools

 Procedural overview

Tuesday and Wednesday:

Working with MIPVU –

 Demarcation of lexical units

 Determination of the contextual sense

 Determination of the basic sense

 Evaluation of the distinction between contextual and basic meanings

 Relationship of comparison

Thursday:

Working with MIPVU –

 Direct metaphor

 Implicit metaphor

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Friday:

Pulling it all together –

 Troubleshooting

 Collaboration

 Practice, practice, practice

Literature

Required reading:

• Part II in Nacey, S. (2013). Metaphors in learner English. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Pages 65-124)

• Chapter 2 in Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010b). A method for linguistic metaphor identification: from MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Pages 25-42)

Recommended reading:

• The remaining chapters in Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010b). A method for linguistic metaphor identification: from MIP to MIPVU. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Steen, G. J., Biernacka, E., Dorst, A. G., Kaal, A. A., López-Rodríguez, I., & Pasma, T. (2010). Pragglejaz in practice: Finding metaphorically used words in natural discourse. In G. Low, Z. Todd, A. Deignan & L. Cameron (Eds.), Researching and applying metaphor in the real world (pp. 165-184). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

• Steen, G. J., Dorst, A. G., Herrmann, J. B., Kaal, A. A., Krennmayr, T., & Pasma, T. (2010a). Metaphor in usage. Cognitive Linguistics, 21(4), 757-788.

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“Visual Metaphor: Identification, Analysis and Crowdsourced tags”

Dr. M. Bolognesi, University of Amsterdam

Course description

The goals of this course are threefold.

First we will first explore definitions and theories about visual metaphor, and its variability across different genres. We will then discuss open problems related to the identification and formalization of visual metaphors into A-is-B statements, and we will learn to apply the VisMip procedure, to identify visual metaphors in the wild.

Secondly, we will work on the VisMet corpus of visual metaphor, in order to refine and discuss the analyses of the visual metaphors currently included in the corpus. The discussion will be integrated on the corpus platform, and acknowledged in the corpus description.

Finally, we will work on a new tool that will be added soon to the corpus: the crowdsourced tags. Hundredths of internet users (not experts of metaphor) are currently tagging the Vismet images, through an online task using CrowdFlower. We will analyze the tags to investigate what type of semantic information is encoded in these keywords produced by non-experts, assuming that such tags express salient aspects of the image. We will investigate if the order in which the tags are produced matches a recent model for visual metaphor processing.

In general, during the morning lectures you will get acquainted with a number of tools developed for the identification and analysis of visual metaphors. After the lectures, you will identify and analyze metaphorical images in small groups. At the end of the week the groups you will give a short presentation about the analyses performed during the week.

Program

Monday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Introduction to visual metaphor”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “The VisMip procedure for visual metaphor identification in the wild”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Applying VisMip (hands-on session)

Tuesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “The VisMet Corpus”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “The three dimensions of visual metaphor analysis:

The annotations of VisMet materials”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphors on the 3 dimensions and discussing the analyses of the VisMet materials.

Wednesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Processing visual metaphor”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “How do abstract concepts emerge from images?”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing visual metaphors and reconstructing the operations

that allow abstract concepts to emerge from concrete instances.

Thursday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “The expert vs. the novice: what crowdsourced tags

reveal about visual metaphor understanding”

9.45-10.00 Coffee break

10.00-12.15 Analyzing the tags produced by internet users (content analysis)

Friday 9.00-12.15 Student presentations

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Literature

 Bolognesi, M., van den Heerik, R., van den Berg, E. (under review). VisMet: an online corpus of visual metaphors. In Visual Metaphor: Structure and Process, ed. G. Steen. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

 Forceville, C. 2008. Metaphor in pictures and multimodal representations. In R. Gibbs (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of metaphor and thought, 462-482. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

 Šorm, E. & Steen, G. under review. VISMIP: Towards a method for visual metaphor identification. In G.J. Steen (ed.) (under review), Visual metaphor: Structure and Process.

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“Metaphor and argumentation”

Dr. J.H.M. Wagemans, University of Amsterdam

Course description

In this workshop we will explore the multifold relationship between metaphor and argumentation. What types of standpoints can be expressed by a metaphor? If a metaphor is used argumentatively, what type(s) of argument is/are involved? And how can the use of specific metaphors be resisted argumentatively?

During the morning lectures, you will get acquainted with a number of tools developed for the analysis of argumentation and learn how to use these tools for the purpose of reconstructing metaphors in argumentative discourse. After the lectures, you will collect and analyze examples of metaphor in argumentative discourse. At the end of the week, you will give a short presentation in which you identify the argumentative function of a specific metaphor as a standpoint or an argument, indicate its systematic place in a complex argumentation structure, identify the type(s) of argument that is/are instantiated, and provide an overview of associated criticisms and possibilities for resistance.

Program

Monday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Introduction to argumentation theory”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Metaphor in argumentative discourse”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Collecting examples of metaphor in argumentative discourse

Tuesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “A typology of propositions”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Identifying argumentative elements in texts”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphorical standpoints

Wednesday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Argumentation structures”

9.45-10.30 Lecture “Argument schemes”

10.30-10.45 Coffee break

10.45-12.15 Analyzing examples of metaphorical arguments

Thursday 9.00-9.45 Lecture “Resistance to metaphor”

9.45-10.00 Coffee Break

10.00-12.15 Analyzing examples of resistance to metaphor

Friday 9.00-12.15 Student presentations

Literature

 Eemeren, F.H. van, Garssen, B.J., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2011). The pragma-dialectical method of analysis and evaluation. In R.C. Rowland, (Ed.), Reasoned Argument and Social Change: Selected Papers from the 17th Biennial Conference on Argumentation (pp. 25-47). Washington: National Communication Association.

 Eemeren, F.H. van, Garssen, B.J., Krabbe, E.C.W., Snoeck Henkemans, A.F., Verheij, H.B., & Wagemans, J.H.M. (2014). Handbook of Argumentation Theory. Dordrecht: Springer.

 Wagemans, J.H.M. (2016). Constructing a Periodic Table of Arguments. Paper available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2769833.

The International Conference on Current Issues of Arabic Language Teaching and Learning, Literature and Translation, Ahwaz, Iran, 2-3 February 2017
Job Announcements / Vacancies
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Statistical Learning and Reading, SISSA Italy, deadline: 18 October 2016

Institution: International School for AdvancedStudies (SISSA).

Job title: ERC-funded Postdoctoral ResearchFellowship in Statistical Learning and Reading

Location: Trieste, Italy

Salary: 33720E/year, gross

Hours: full time

Contract duration: 2+2 years

Application dealine: 18/10/2016, 1pm Italy time

Relevant Links: https://www.sissa.it/grants-collaborations-research-activities,http://www.davidecrepaldi.net/wordpress/1561-2/

We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoc for a 2-yearposition (renewable for another 2 years) in the Neuroscience Area at theInternational School for Advanced Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy.

The postdoc position is created as part of the ERC StartingGrant “STATLEARN – The reading brain as a statistical learning machine”. Theproject is highly interdisciplinary, and involves behavioural, ERP, fMRI/MEGand computational work. The post holder will be involved in one or more ofthese areas according to her/his skills and interests. Candidates withexperience in any of the methods above are encouraged to apply; however, thisposition is particularly aimed at individuals with experience/skills inneuroimaging (other positions will be opened soon, more tight to the otherprofiles).

Candidates are expected to have a PhD in the field of Psychologyor Cognitive Neuroscience, and a solid publication record. Experience in thedomain of reading and/or statistical learning would be great for this position;however, this is not absolutely necessary, so people with a background in otherfields are also welcome to apply. Good programming skills are required, as wellas a good attitude at teamwork.

The preferred starting date for this position would beDecember 1st 2016, but negotiations are possible for later starting dates.

This post is in the context of the Cognitive Neurosciencegroup at SISSA, a diverse, vibrating research group that covers perception,language, motion and abstract cognition; and is incredibly wide as far as theresearch approaches adopted -- we do human and animal research; investigatehealthy adults, elderly, kids, brain-damaged individuals, and blind people; andcarry out computational as well as experimental research using eye tracking,electrophysiology, imaging, and TMS. A comprehensive description of CognitiveNeuroscience at SISSA can be found at http://phdcns.sissa.it.

The formal application process is described in the officialcall at https://www.sissa.it/grants-collaborations-research-activities.Interested candidates, however, are encouraged to contact the PI at davide.crepaldi@sissa.it.

Postdoctoral Research Associate (Psycho-/Neurolinguistics), Universität Oldenburg, Germany, deadline: 25 October 2016

The cluster of excellence Hearing4all:
Models, Technologyand Solutions for Diagnostics, Restoration and Support of Hearing
at the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (incollaboration with Medizinische Hochschule Hannover and Leibniz UniversitätHannover) is seeking to fill assoon as possible the position of a

PostdoctoralResearch Associate
in the Field of Psycho
-/Neurolinguistics

in the Department of Dutch, Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies.

The position is available from 1 November 2016 until 31.12.2018. Payment isdepending on previous experience (German TV-L E13, full time) and is not suitable for part-time work.

A paramount goal of the cluster of excellence Hearing4all (www.hearing4all.de) is to transformaudiology into an “exact” science based on the interplay between experiment andtheory as well as between basic science and clinical research.

The candidate will be working within the project The effects of hearing impairment on grammatical processing andcomprehension and its neurological underpinnings.

Candidates are expected to have an academic university degree in thefield of (psycho-) linguistics, psychology(with a specialization in speech/language processing) or a related discipline andhave shown their ability to perform excellent scientific work, usuallydemonstrated by the outstanding quality of their Doctorate/PhD research and agood publication record.

We are seeking candidates with experience instatistical analysis as well as extensive knowledge in fMRI and/or in MEG/EEG research. Matlab skills willbe helpful, as well as working knowledge of German. Sincethe position entails close interdisciplinary cooperation with several otherdisciplines (psychology, audiology), the willingness and ability to integratemethods, concepts and issues of the ‚other’ discipline into theories, conceptsand methods current in one’s own field are required for successful work in thisproject.

The University of Oldenburg is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women inscience. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be givenpreference.
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equalqualification.

Please send yourapplication including a cover letter, CV, list of potentialreferees, links to recent publications and copies of certificates for academicgrades to Prof. Dr. Esther Ruigendijk, Carl vonOssietzky Universität Oldenburg, Fakultät III, Dept. of Dutch, 26111, Oldenburgor as an email attachment to esther.ruigendijk@uol.de(application by email is preferred). Prof. Esther Ruigendijk can be contactedfor further questions regarding the position. The applicationdeadline is 25th Oktober 2016.

Postdoc at UNC Chapel Hill, United States, deadline: November 15, 2016

The Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

http://linguistics.web.unc.edu)

The stipend is $47,476 per calendar year. Funds are available for research expenses, including travel. Interested applicants who will have completed their doctoral degree no later than July 1, 2017 and no earlier than July 1, 2012 are eligible to apply. The primary criterion for selection is evidence of scholarship potentially competitive for tenure track appointments at the University of North Carolina and other research universities. An important secondary criterion is the support of prospective departments. Preference will be given to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill strongly encourages applications from African American, Native American and Hispanic American scholars.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://apps.research.unc.edu/postdoc_fd/.

Directions for the electronic submission are provided at the application site. For additional information, please visit the program website at http://research.unc.edu/carolina-postdocs/index.ht.... Questions may be directed to Program Coordinator Jennifer Pruitt in the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at jennifer_pruitt@unc.edu.

Senior-level (tenured) position in syntax, Harvard University, United States, December 1, 2016

Professor of Linguistics

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Title

Professor of Linguistics

School

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Department/Area

Linguistics/Syntax

Position Description

The Department of Linguistics at Harvard University seeks to make a tenured appointment at the rank of Professor in the area of syntax, expected to be effective July 1, 2017. The selected candidate will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should have a distinguished record of innovative research and teaching; special importance will be attached to a research program that addresses centrally some of the interfaces of syntax with other subareas of linguistics and emphasizes the interconnectivity of linguistics with other fields of study. The successful candidate will be expected to provide leadership in guiding the future development of linguistics at Harvard. Teaching ability at the undergraduate and graduate levels and the ability to work well with colleagues are essential. Applicants are required to have a doctorate.

Basic Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a doctorate.

Additional Qualifications

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu/7097):

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement

Publications and other supporting materials may be solicited later. The deadline for receipt of materials is December 1, 2016.

Contact Information

Cheryl Murphy
Department Administrator
Dept. of Linguistics
Boylston Hall 306
617-495-4006

Contact Email

Clmurphy@fas.harvard.edu

Equal Opportunity Employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Minimum Number of References Required

Maximum Number of References Allowed

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

1.Curriculum Vitae

2.Cover Letter

3.Statement of Teaching Philosophy

4.Statement of Research

Optional Documents


https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/7102

PhD Position in language acquisition and bilingualism , Lyon, France, deadline: until filled

FIRST WORDS ACQUISITION OF FRENCH-PORTUGUESE BILINGUAL CHILDREN LIVING IN FRANCE

Application deadline: until the position is filled

Applicant’s education

This PhD financial support is primarily intended for students who have a master’s degree in linguistics or in cognitive sciences (and preferably a background in language development). The candidate should demonstrate a strong interest in (typical or atypical) early language acquisition. Foreign applications are welcomed provided that candidates have a mastery of French.

Requirements

A Master’s degree in the field of linguistics or cognitive sciences; Mastery of French and Portuguese and a good level in English ; Knowledge in the field of language acquisition ; Experience in linguistic oriented software like Phon or Clan will be a plus ; Knowledge in statistics will also be a plus.

PhD information

ASLAN Dynamique Du Langage

Project description

WP3 « from the individual to interaction »

Application procedure

sophie.Kern@cnrs.fr christophe.dossantos@univ-tours.fr

This email must include:

- A Curriculum Vitae listing degrees awarded, courses covered and marks obtained, publications and relevant experience;

- The candidate Master’s Thesis ;

- A motivation letter ;

- Reference letter(s).

Application deadline: until the position is filled

sophie.Kern@cnrs.fr christophe.dossantos@univ-tours.fr

Dynamique Du Langage – UMR5596 CNRS – Université Lumière Lyon 2

Institut des Sciences de l’Homme

Calls for papers for events
CfP:Research Pilots CLARIAH, deadline: November 7, 2016

CLARIAH Call forResearch Pilots

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url

http://www.clariah.nl/en/projects/research-pilots/the-call

CLARIAH-CORE launches a call for proposals for research pilots.

This call is open from MondaySeptember 5, 2016. The total budget for this call is limited toa maximum of € 700,000. A typical budget per project is € 60,000. A higherbudget is exceptionally possible (up to € 100,000), but requires specificjustification.

The CLARIAH-CORE project designs, constructs and exploits theNetherlands parts of the European CLARIN and DARIAH research infrastructures.It has filled this research infrastructure with a wide variety of CLARIAHcomponents, which include generic infrastructure services, data such asdatabases, textual resources and audio-visual resources, and softwareapplications and services that can be applied to these data for searching,analysis, enrichment, conversion, combining, visualization and other purposes.
See here for an indicative list of CLARIAHcomponents.

The aim of the research pilots is to test aspects of theinfrastructure and generate suggestions for improvements, as much as to answerthe substantive research questions. Research pilots therefore entail thecooperation of the groups and institutes that have built or make available therelevant part of the infrastructure.

CLARIAH-COREhas linguistics, social economic history and media studies as its coredisciplines, but applications for research pilots from other disciplines in thehumanities are strongly encouraged.

Submission deadline is Monday November 7, 2016 13:00 hours CET.

CfP: 40th GLOW colloquium, LUCL Leiden, March 14-18, 2017, deadline: 15 November 2016

Call for papers

The 40th GLOW colloquium will consists of a main colloquium(March 15th -17th), and three workshops (on March 14th).It will be organised and hosted

by the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/humanities/leiden-university-centre-for-linguistics).

GLOW 40 URL: https://glow2017.wordpress.com

Invited speaker:Hagit Borer (Queen Mary, University of London)

The main conference has no specific theme, thereforescholars are invited to submit and present papers within all areas ofgenerative linguistics.

The three workshops to be held on March 14th havethe following themes.

Workshop I: Syntax-Phonology Interface: What does Phonologyneed to know about Syntax and vice versa

Invited speaker: Eullàlia Bonet (Universitat Autònoma deBarcelona)

Workshop II: Compositionality at the Interfaces

Invited speaker: Maribel Romero (Universitaet Konstanz)

Workshop III: Heritage Language Knowledge and Acquisition

Invitedspeaker : Silvina Montrul (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

GLOW 40 will also be complemented by two special workshops,one hosted by Meertens (on March 13th) and one by the University ofAmsterdam and Meertens (March 18th, by invitation only).

March 13th:

The Interface Within:what relationships hold between prosody and melody?

This workshop takes place at the Meertens Institute,Amsterdam.

March 18th:(invited speakers only)

What happened to government?Workshop on the occasion of the retirement of Hans Bennis

This workshop takes place at the University Library,Amsterdam.

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 November, 2016

All submissions should be via Easy Chair: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=glow40

All papers submitted for the GLOW-40 main colloquium as wellas the workshops on 14th of March should adhere strictly to thefollowing guidelines:

- Abstracts must not exceed two A4 pages in length(including data and references), have one inch (2.5 cm) margins on all sides,be set in Times New Roman with a font size no smaller than 12pt and single linespacing.

- Examples, tables, graphs, etcetera must be integrated intothe text of the abstract, rather than collected at the end.

- The abstract must be completely anonymous: nothing in theabstract, the title, or the name of the document should identify the author(s).

- At most two submissions per author, at most one of whichcan be single-authored.

- Authors may submit the same abstract to both the maincolloquium and one of the workshops, and it must be made clear what theauthors’ preference is should the abstract be accepted to both.

Only submissions inpdf-format will be accepted.

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/

CfP Workshop 'The Interface Within', Amsterdam, March 13, 2017, deadline: January 1, 2017

The Interface Within
What Relationships Hold between Prosody and Melody?

Dates: Workshop March 13, 2017. Deadline: January 1, 2017
Notification of acceptance: January 31, 2017 Submission of handouts/slides: March 1, 2017
Invited speakers: Harry van der Hulst; Violeta Martínez-Paricio, Shanti Ulfsbjornin
Location: Meertens Instituut, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Description
It has been long known that suprasegmental and segmental phonology are to a large extent separate domains, playing out differently in empirical domains such as language change and language acquisition, in their interaction with other modules (there is more mutual visibility between prosody and syntax, whereas segmental phonology seems to interface more clearly with phonetics). Also, in many frameworks, they are represented with different formal tools (e.g. metrical vs. autosegmental phonology).

At the same time, the two dimensions of phonology clearly sometimes interact, as in phenomena as diverse as vowel reduction, formation at foot boundaries, most phenomena related to sonority, etc. To the extent we can therefore break up the two into different ‘modules’ of grammar, they need to interface at some point.

What is the nature of this interface? Is it the traditional skeleton, under one of its guises (moras, x-slots, …)? Is there not really an interface and are there two sides of one coin? Is prosody merely a projection of segmental content?

We would like to promote a discussion on the insights of various approaches to this issue with respect to both (observational/descriptive/explanatory) adequacy and theoretical consistency/elegance. Hence, the following are among the questions we invite the participants to discuss:

• Which are the relevant empirical generalisations to be taken into account and how do theories fare with respect to these?
• Which is the most elegant theory and what does elegance mean in this domain?
• What are the consequences of the choice being made for theories of the interface with morphosyntax, language aquisition, language change, etc.?

Among the empirical battlefields on which to test the approaches just mentioned, (in)visibility could play a decisive role. E.g. what are the melodic properties that are relevant/visible to prosody? Why is it that stress cares about vowel height but not

about place (the difference between /i/ and /e/ is important but not the difference between /i/ and /u/)? Why is it that tone can easily see laryngeal features but hardly any other feature? And where, for that matter, does a phenomenon such as tone fall under this division?

Abstracts for 30 minutes talks (followed by 15 minutes of discussion) and/or posters should be submitted to Edoardo.Cavirani@meertens.knaw.nl before January 1, 2017. There is no page limit for the abstracts, although 500 page abstracts might have a slightly lower chance of being accepted. Please indicate if you have a preference for a handout or a poster, or don’t care.

We require all accepted speakers to submit an extended handout or slides to us before March 1, 2017, so that participants can prepare themselves for the discussion.

Organisers: Bert Botma (Leiden University), Edoardo Cavirani, Ben Hermans, Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Institute, Amsterdam), Francesc Torres-Tamarit (CNRS)

This workshop is a GLOW Workshop. Please note that the GLOW Conference takes place in Leiden in the week immediately following March 13; the program includes a workshop on the phonology-syntax interface on March 14. See the conference website for details. The workshop we are proposing here takes place at the Meertens Institute, in Amsterdam. By locating this workshop at the Meertens Institute the Meertens-organizers want to inaugurate the institute’s new building.
The trip from Amsterdam to Leiden takes approximately 30 minutes by train.

Extra
KEETJE HODSHON PRIJS 2017 voor Taalwetenschappen, deadline: 1 januari 2017

KEETJE HODSHON PRIJS 20187

Het bestuur van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen maakt bekend dat de J.C. Ruigrok Stichting een prijs van € 12.500,- beschikbaar stelt ter bekroning van geesteswetenschappelijk onderzoek. In het jaar 2017 zal de prijs bestemd zijn voor onderzoek op het gebied van de Taalwetenschappen.

De prijs is bedoeld als aanmoedigingsprijs voor onderzoekers die in 2012 of daarna gepromoveerd zijn. De prijs wordt toegekend aan één onderzoeker en is bedoeld voor Nederlanders, of voor buitenlanders die hun onderzoek hebben uitgevoerd aan Nederlandse instellingen van onderwijs en/of onderzoek.

Het bestuur van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen verzoekt hoogleraren, resp. andere ervaren deskundigen in de desbetreffende wetenschappen, aanbevelingen in te dienen voor de toekenning van de prijs. Deze aanbevelingen zullen worden beoordeeld door een Commissie van leden van de Maatschappij uit het overeenkomstige vakgebied. De aanbevelingen moeten worden ondertekend door tenminste twee hoogleraren aan Nederlandse universiteiten, resp. andere terzake deskundigen. Zij dienen een omschrijving te bevatten van het onderzoek waarvoor toekenning van de prijs wordt gevraagd, alsmede een curriculum vitae, een lijst van publicaties van de aanbevolene en drie exemplaren van het proefschrift.

De aanbevelingen, te richten aan de secretaris geestes- en maatschappijwetenschappen van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen, Prof. mr. A. Soeteman, Spaarne 17, 2011 CD Haarlem, worden ingewacht vóór 1 januari 2017.

De toekenning van de Keetje Hodshon Prijs geschiedt door het bestuur van de Koninklijke Hollandsche Maatschappij der Wetenschappen na advies van bovengenoemde, door een bestuurslid van deze Maatschappij gepresideerde commissie.

Voor meer informatie over de Keetje Hodshon Prijs en andere prijzen beschikbaar gesteld door de J.C. Ruigrok Stichting verwijzen we naar onze website www.khmw.nl

Prof. mr. A. Soeteman

secretaris geestes- en maatschappijwetenschappen

De Keetje Hodshon Prijs voor de Taalwetenschappen werd in 2013 toegekend aan Dr. S.A.M. Lestrade, in 2009 aan Mevr. Dr. S. Unsworth, in 2005 aan Dr. O.A. Crasborn, in 2001 aan Dr. C.H. Reintges, in 1997 aan Mevr. Dr. C.H.M. Kroon; de Prins Bernard Fonds Prijs in 1993 aan Mevr. Dr. I. Sluiter, in 1989 aan Dr. M.J. Moortgat, in 1985 aan Dr. P.C. Muysken en Dr. W. Zonneveld en in 1981 aan Dr. J. ´t Hart.