May 11th, 2012

LOT Announcements / events
From the LOT Bureau
In the past weeks the LOT website was inaccessible due to technical problems. As a consequence, the Newsletter has not been distributed, and the registration page of the LOT Summerschool was offline. The problem has been solved; the website, including the registration page, are now in working order again.
Unfortunately, these technical problems also affected our LOT Newsletter distribution mailinglists. Hopefully these problems have been completely solved and the lists are protected and inaccessible again.

If you want to subsribe or unsubsribe for the LOT Newsletter or send in articles, please use our mailaddress: lot(removeme)uu.nl
Reminder travel reimbursements LOT Winterschool 2012 Tilburg. Deadline: May 20 2012
Travel costs reimbursement terms for PhD students and REMA students:
- affiliated with one of the eight LOT institutes;
- use the LOT reimbursement form which can be found here: www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2012_Winterschool_Tilburg (below General info);
- save your tickets. If you travel with an OV Chipcard, make sure you include an overview of your travel costs from: www.ov-chipkaart.nl/login ;

You may reimburse your LOTschool travel costs for up to 4 months after the school (20 May 2012), which means that any forms received after that date will not be considered.
LOT Summer School 2012, Utrecht University, 2-13 July 2012
The next LOT Summer School 2012 will take place from 2-13 July 2012, and will be hosted by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS. The school will take place at conference center ‘De Baak’ in Driebergen (near Utrecht). Registration opens on 26 March.

This year’s edition includes two special teaching-tracks:
• A Language, Brain and Cognition session (LBC) sponsored by NCU. There is a special rate available for students who only want to enroll for the LBC courses.
• A Bilingual SLI session sponsored by COST. Students who enroll for these courses can apply for COST student support.

Students are encouraged to present their work during the weekly poster session. Students may present a poster with original work, try-out their poster for an upcoming conference, or present a poster from a previous conference.

The courses in this school are free for all PhD-researchers and second year research master students who are affiliated with one of the eight LOT Institutes.

You can find the schedule, registration form and more information on our website www.lotschool.nl/files/schools/2012_Zomerschool_Utrecht

Make sure you take note of this event in your diary and check the website for regular updates. For questions regarding this LOT Summer school email lot(removeme)uu.nl
Kennislink Taal & Spraak
Kennislink Taal & Spraak is dé populair-wetenschappelijke website voor het Nederlandse taalgebied: www.kennislink.nl/taal-en-spraak

Actueel:

Tweelingtalen of: waarom Duits studeren?
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/tweelingtalen-of-waarom-duits-studeren
Elke week verschijnt op Kennislink een gastcolumn. De columnist is steeds een andere onderzoeker, die vanuit zijn of haar vakgebied schrijft over de wetenschap achter een gebeurtenis in de maatschappij of uit ons dagelijks leven. Deze week: taalwetenschapper Jenny Audring over de overeenkomsten en de verschillen tussen het Duits en het Nederlands.

Duits opnieuw in de lift
www.kennislink.nl/publicaties/duits-opnieuw-in-de-lift
Op 19 april wordt de Dag van de Duitse taal georganiseerd om de Duitse taal te promoten. Kennislink sprak in 2006 met Paul Sars, hoogleraar Duitse taal en cultuur van de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen, over de populariteit van het vak Duits. Het studentenaantal liet toen een lichte stijging zien. Hoe staat het er zes jaar later voor?
Lectures / Talks / Colloquia
ACLC Seminar by Margo Zwitserlood on speech problems in children, UvA Amsterdam, May 11 2012
Amsterdam, Spuistraat 210, zaal K02

May 11 2012, 15.15-16.30 uur

Margo Zwitserlood (Pento Audiologisch Centrum)

presents

A locus for persistent speech problems in children with a Cleft Palate

The abstract can be found on the ACLC website:
Margo Zwitserlood


The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication (ACLC) organizes a lecture every second Friday. After the lectures drinks are served at the Opleiding Algemene Taalwetenschap, Spuistraat 210, third floor. For more information: aclc-fgw(removeme)uva.nl, tel. 020-5252543
MPI Lecture Series with Antal van den Bosch (June 6) and Alexander Mehler (July 11), Max Planck Institute Nijmegen
Starting this semester The Language Archive (TLA) of the MPI for Psycholinguistics will organize a new lecture series in the broad area of E-Humanities.
We would like to invite you to these lectures, which are open to everybody who is interested.

Program:

Speaker: Antal van den Bosch (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Title: Big Linguistic Data
Antal van den Bosch is professor of example based language modeling at the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University Nijmegen. His research focuses on the intersection of computational understanding of language and computational generation of language.
Date, time: June 6, 2012, 14:30-15:30
Location: MPI for Psycholinguistics, conference room 163

Speaker: Alexander Mehler (Goethe University Frankfurt am Main)
Title Linguistic Networks: Text-technological Representation and
Quantitative Analysis
Alexander Mehler is professor at the text technology lab of the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. His research focuses on quantitative computational methods, for instance on semantics, multimodal corpora, and parallel corpora.
Date, time: July 11, 2012, 14:30-15:30
Location: MPI for Psycholinguistics, conference room 163

The lectures are free of charge and open to the public. If you wish to attend please send an e-mail to tla-lectures(removeme)mpi.nl.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, lectures can be cancelled at short notice. It is therefore advisable to confirm dates : +31-(0)24-3521911.
Oratie 'Talen in beweging', Leonie Cornips, Universiteit Maastricht, 11 mei 2012
Op vrijdag 11 mei om 16.30 uur spreekt Leonie Cornips haar oratie uit getiteld 'Talen in beweging' waarmee zij het ambt aanvaardt van bijzonder hoogleraar Taalcultuur in Limburg aan de Faculteit der Cultuur- en Maatschappijwetenschappen aan de Universiteit Maastricht.

Voorafgaand aan de oratie vindt een klein symposium plaats tussen 13.30 en 15.30 uur in de Spiegelzaal van de faculteit aan de Grote Gracht 80-82 te Maastricht. Het programma is nu volledig. Iedereen is van harte uitgenodigd om het symposium bij te wonen. Zie: www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculteiten/FdCMW/Thema/OverDeFaculteit/Symposia.htm
LUCL Colloquium: Dan Everett (Bentley University), Leiden University (LUCL), May 15 2012
On Tuesday 15 May Dan Everett (Bentley University) will give a talk entitled ‘Language: the Cultural Tool’.

Date, time and venue

Date Tuesday 15 May 2012
Time 15.30-17.00
Venue Leiden University, Lipsius building (Cleveringaplaats 1), room 028

Abstract

For the past 50 years the idea of an innate, universal grammar has been popular among linguists. In this talk I will make the case that language emerges from numerous factors, of which culture is one, and that consequently universal grammar turns out to be about the least interesting hypothesis on the origin, nature, and form of language that one could entertain. I will present data from Piraha and other languages to argue for the crucial role of culture in shaping language forms. The views developed here are explored in greater detail in a recent book and are compatible with several different lines of contemporary linguistic research. But not all.


LUCL Colloquium website:
www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/highlights/lucl-colloquium-dan-everett.html
Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Symposium en oratie Leonie Cornips, Universiteit Maastricht, 11 Mei 2012
Op vrijdag 11 mei om 16.30 uur spreekt Leonie Cornips haar oratie uit getiteld 'Talen in beweging' waarmee zij het ambt aanvaardt van bijzonder hoogleraar Taalcultuur in Limburg aan de Faculteit der Cultuur- en Maatschappijwetenschappen aan de Universiteit Maastricht.

Bijwonen Symposium: melden bij het secretariaat van de capaciteitsgroep Letteren & Kunst, secr.hislk(removeme)maastrichtuniversity.nl
www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Faculties/FHS/LiberalArtsSciencesMaastrichtScienceProgramme.htm
Students’ Conference of Linguistics (StuTS), University of Stuttgart, May 16-20 2012
Since 1987 the Students’ Conference of Linguistics (StuTS) is being held every semester. The conference will now take place for the first time at the University of Stuttgart. From May 16th to 20th, 2012 people who are interested in and students of linguistics from all over Germany and the neighboring countries will come to Stuttgart in order to give, hear and discuss talks. More info: www.wiki.stutsgart51.de
Workshop on grammaticalization and degrammaticalization in Dutch, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 24-25 May 2012
All relevant information about this workshop can be found at the following webpage: www.uclouvain.be/403196.html
Italian Dialect Meeting, Leiden University (LUCL), May 24-26 2012
SSNC 2012, Tarragona, Spain, May 28 – June 1st, 2012
2012 INTERNATIONAL SPRING SCHOOL IN NATURAL COMPUTING
Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)
Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/

REGISTRATION has to be done on line at

grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/Registration.php
People registering on site at the beginning of the School must pay in cash. For the sake of local organization, however, it is much recommended to do it earlier.

WEBSITE:
grammars.grlmc.com/ssnc2012/
International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar, Ghent University, Belgium, June 4-8 2012
Second Announcement



IC-FDG-2012

International Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

6-8 June 2012

preceded by

IPC-FDG-2012

International Postgraduate Conference on Functional Discourse Grammar

Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

4-5 June 2012

The Conference

The aim of IC-FDG-2012 is to further elaborate the model of Functional Discourse Grammar (FDG) as proposed by Kees Hengeveld and J. Lachlan Mackenzie. A full treatment of FDG may be found in: Hengeveld, Kees and J. Lachlan Mackenzie 2008. Functional Discourse Grammar: A typologically-based theory of language structure. Oxford: Oxford University Press. For the conference programme see our website www.functionaldiscoursegrammar.info.
Symposium in memory of Melissa Bowerman - Semantics and the child, MPI Nijmegen, June 8th, 2012
Semantics and the child: A symposium in memory of Melissa Bowerman

June 8th 2012
HAN auditorium, Nijmegen

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is organising a symposium to honour the work and memory of Melissa Bowerman. We want to give you advance notice so that you can hold the date in case you would like to attend. The symposium will bring together some leading scholars in language acquisition and the study of cross-linguistic patterns in semantics to explore some of the themes that were central to Melissa’s work. Plenary speakers include:
1. Eve Clark
2. Dan Slobin
3. Eric Pederson
4. Asifa Majid
5. Elena Lieven
6. Bhuvana Narasimhan
7. Dedre Gentner

We would be very pleased to welcome you to Nijmegen on this occasion. There is a website under construction under which you will find more information about the event, the location and local accommodation if required. Please check here:
www.mpi.nl/events/semantics-and-the-child
Registration will be open from March 1st.

Steve Levinson
(for the Directorate, MPI Psycholinguistics)

Edith Sjoerdsma (secr. Stephen Levinson)
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Wundtlaan 1
NL-6525 XD Nijmegen
Tel: 0031 24 3521276
email: edith.sjoerdsma(removeme)mpi.nl
2nd International SAT/SMT Summer School, Trento, Italy, June 12-15th, 2012
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT THE

Second International SAT/SMT Summer School
Trento, Italy, June 12-15th, 2012
www.satsmtschool2012.fbk.eu/
Conference The Nature of Evidentiality (TNE2012), Leiden, The Netherlands, 14-16 JUNE 2012
CONFERENCE PROGRAM

hum.leiden.edu/lucl/ tne-2012

REGISTRATION: hum.leiden.edu/lucl/ tne-2012/registration

MEETING DESCRIPTION:
The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers working on various language families and from various subdisciplines of linguistics to discuss the linguistic nature of evidentiality. Topics addressed:
Theory: the nature of the network of relationships between evidential categories, and the descriptors that are needed to accurately map these relationships.
Description: fresh data or novel analyses that throw a new light on theoretical and typological assumptions about evidentiality.
Criteria: rigorous syntactic, morphological, and semantic tests for describing the differences between evidential categories.
Evidential systems: the nature of the interaction of various evidential markers within a given evidential system.
Beyond evidentiality: the relationships of evidentials with other linguistic categories such as tense, aspect, and modality.

PROGRAM

***Thursday, June 14***

8:30
Registration opens

9:00 - 9:15
Welcome; opening remarks

9:15 - 10:15
Invited Speaker: Peggy Speas (UMass, Amherst)
Evidential Situations

10:15 - 10:45
Montserrat González, Paolo Roseano, Joan Borràs-Comes & Pilar Prieto (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
Indirect evidentiality and epistemicity in a multimodal reporting task. The case of Catalan

10:45 - 11:05
Coffee

11:05 - 11:35
Henrik Bergqvist (Stockholm University)
Encoding the expectations of the speaker: Evidentiality and beyond

11:35 - 12:05
Lotta Jalava & Erika Sandman (University of Helsinki)
''The E-categories": Defining evidentiality in relation to egophoricity and epistemic modality

12:05 - 12:35
Anne Tamm (University of Florence)
Why can't we combine evidentials and generics: Cross-linguistic and developmental answers

12:35 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
Invited Speaker: Daniel J. Hintz (SIL International)
Building common ground: The evidential category of mutual knowledge

15:00 - 15:30
Elena Paducheva (Russian Academy of Sciences)
Evidentiality in Russian

15:30 - 16:00
Natalia Korotkova (UCLA)
How perfect is the perfect of evidentiality: Evidence from Georgian

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee

16:30 - 17:00
Lila San Roque, Simeon Floyd & Elisabeth Norcliffe (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Interrogating evidentiality: Information source, questions, and egophoricity

17:00 - 17:30
Katherine Bolanos (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology)
Contact induced categories: A case study of evidentiality in Kakua

17:30 - 18:00
Kees Hengeveld & Marize Mattos Dall'Aglio Hattnher (University of Amsterdam & Universidade Estadual de Sao Paulo)
Four types of evidentiality

***Friday, June 15***

9:00 - 10:00
Invited Speaker: Mathias Schenner (ZAS, Berlin)
Structures for interpreting evidentials

10:00 - 10:30
Gabriela Alboiu & Virginia Hill
(York University & University of New Brunswick - Saint John)
RtoO and the shift from indirect to direct evidentiality in Romanian

10:30 - 11:00
Diane Hintz (SIL International)
Sihuas Quechua evidentials in interaction: Personal vs. shared knowledge

11:00 - 11:20
Coffee

11:20 - 11:50
Monica Lau & Johan Rooryck (LUCL, Leiden University)
A dynamic semantic approach to evidential parentheticals

11:50 - 12:20
Ricardo Etxepare (IKER-CNRS)
Microsyntactic variation in the Basque hearsay evidential

12:20 - 14:00
Lunch

14:00 - 15:00
Invited Speaker: Ferdinand de Haan (Oracle)
Automatic disambiguation of modals and evidentials: A corpus- based investigation

15:00 - 15:30
Mikyung Ahn & Foong Ha Yap (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies & Hong Kong Polytech University)
On the extended uses of evidential markers in Korean

15:30 - 16:00
Anastasios Tsangalidis (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Evidentiality and modality: Evidence from emerging evidentials in Greek

16:00 - 16:30
Coffee

16:30 - 17:00
Loes Koring (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University)
Evidentials as PPIs

17:00 - 17:30
Larraitz Zubeldia (ILCLI and UCL)
'Omen', a non-modal evidential particle contributing to the truth-conditions of the utterance

17:30 - 18:00
Anastasia Giannakidou & Alda Mari (University of Chicago & IJN, CNRS/ENS/EHESS)
An evidential analysis of Greek and Italian future morphemes

19:00
Conference dinner

***Saturday, June 16***

10:00 - 11:00
Invited Speaker: Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)
(De-)constructing evidentiality: What morphology, syntax & semantics reveal

11:00 - 11:30 Bettina Zeisler (Universität Tübingen)
Evidentiality and inferentiality: Overlapping and contradictory functions of the so-called evidential markers

11:30 - 11:45
Coffee

11:45 - 12:15
Kristine Stenzel (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)
Genesis of an evidential category: Revelation from the 'noisy stream'

12:15 - 12:45
Tyler Peterson (LUCL, Leiden University)
Evidentiality and the unprepared mind

12:45 - 14:15
Lunch

14:15 - 14:45
Claudius Klose (University of Potsdam)
(Non-) Evidentiality in Aymara

14:45 - 15:15
Martina Faller (The University of Manchester)
Reportative evidentials and modal subordination

Alternates and Posters:

Prabesh Kumar Bhandari & Bhabendra Bhandari
Xenial International Educational Foundation & Tribhuvan University
Evidentiality in Manipuri

Anna Bugaeva (Waseda University)
Evidentials that come from nouns: A case of Ainu

Thiago Chacon (University of Hawaii)
Evidentiality in Kubeo

Federica Da Milano (Università Milano-Bicocca)
Evidentiality and deixis

Diana Forker (University of Bamberg)
Pushing an evidentiality system to its limits


INVITED SPEAKERS:
Rose-Marie Déchaine (UBC)
Ferdinand de Haan (Oracle)
Daniel J. Hintz (SIL)
Matthias Schenner (ZAS Berlin)
Peggy Speas (UMass, Amherst)


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Johan Rooryck (LUCL)
Tyler Peterson (LUCL)
Monica Lau (LUCL)
Willem Adelaar (LUCL)

CONTACT INFORMATION:

evidentiality(removeme)gmail.com
Workshop Multimodality and language learning, Nijmegen, June 14 and 15 2012
Symposium Language Contact in the West Germanic Languages, 400-1200, UIL OTS Utrecht, June 15 2012
On 15 June 2012 the symposium 'Language Contact in the West Germanic Languages, 400-1200' will be held at Utrecht University. This symposium is organised by the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics OTS (UiL OTS) and the Philological Society.

Registration deadline: May 17 2012

This one-day symposium explores the linguistic effects of different dialect/language contact situations in West Germanic languages during the period 400-1200. The papers presented will focus on five different geographical areas and the languages used there, namely English, Frisian, Dutch, Low German and Central/Upper German. By viewing the dialect/language contact situations from different perspectives, this symposium aims to shed more light on the interrelations (a) amongst the West Germanic languages and (b) between West Germanic, Latin and the Celtic languages.

This symposium marks the first meeting of the Philological Society, i.e. "the oldest learned society in Great Britain devoted to the scholarly study of language and languages" (see PhilSoc website), outside the UK.
Workshop 'Critical dialogue revisited: Challenges and opportunities', I N T E R N A T I O NA L CO N F E R E N C E RCIC’12, Brasov, Romania, June 15 2012
2012 NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience, Santa Barbara, CA, Jun 24- Jul 07, 2012
Our topics this year are "Does Brain Plasticity Account for Everything?" and "The Indispensable Role of Episodic Memory in Adaptive Behavior." We hope you can help us identify graduate and postgraduate students that might take part in this year's Institute and whose presence would help create a diverse body of fellows. (All accepted Fellows will have their tuition, room, and board covered by the Summer Institute.)

The flyer is available in color or black and white, and may be downloaded
here: sicn.cmb.ucdavis.edu/sicn2012-flyers

Sincerely,

George R. Mangun, Ph.D.
Director, NIMH Summer Institute in Cognitive Neuroscience Professor of
Psychology and Neurology University of California, Davis
The first Birmingham/Melbourne Summer School in Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK , July 2-13
Summer School in Applied Linguistics
University of Birmingham, UK, and University of Melbourne, Australia

2nd-13th July 2012

The first Birmingham/Melbourne Summer School in Applied Linguistics will be held at the University of Birmingham in July 2012. The programme consists of four themes:

· Language Testing

· Academic Writing

· Multilingualism

· Corpus Linguistics.

This series of short courses is designed for early-career researchers, PhD students, and individuals interested in studying for a PhD. The series is a collaboration between the Universities of Birmingham and Melbourne and features teaching by world-leading scholars from both institutions. Academic staff teaching the programme will include Professor Adrian Blackledge, Professor Angela Creese, Professor Susan Hunston, and Dr Paul Thompson (University of Birmingham), and Professor Tim McNamara and Dr Neomy Storch (University of Melbourne).

Fees: £550 (standard rate); £500 University of Melbourne and University of Birmingham students.

Application forms and further information about the School can be found at: www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/education/departments/language-discourse-society/birmingham-melbourne-school/school-applied-linguistics.aspx

[short version of URL: tinyurl.com/79fo6c3]

The deadline for applications is 30th March 2012.

Contact: appling-school(removeme)contacts.bham.ac.uk|

Professor Adrian Blackledge
Director, MOSAIC Centre for Research on Multilingualism
School of Education
University of Birmingham
Edgbaston
Birmingham B15 2TT
ENGLISH LANGUAGE SUMMER SCHOOL 2012, Second Language Learning Centre, Glyndwr University UK, July 2 -30 2012
NYI Summer School St. Petersburg, Russia, July 9-27, 2012
NYI (the NY-St. Petersburg Institute of Linguistics, Cognition and Culture) - the ongoing St. Petersburg summer institute - which will be held for the 10th time this year from July 9-27, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Russia. NYI's website www.nyi.spb.ru/geninfo

NYI is a phenomenal way for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students to have an eye-opening travel experience, while continuing their focus on Linguistics and Cognitive Science. The school is a 3-week Institute, held in beautiful St. Petersburg, Russia, at which students choose 4 seminars in a range of fields, especially Linguistics and Cognitive Psychology. Faculty are from a wide range of US and European institutions, and this year's Linguistics and Psychology program features John F. Bailyn (Stony Brook), Thomas Bever (U of Arizona), Rajesh Bhatt(UMass, Amherst), James Hurford (U of Edinburgh), Sabine Iatridou (MIT), Jaye Padgett (UCal, Santa Cruz), Roumyana Pancheva (USC), Irina Sekerina (CUNY),Sergei Tatevosov (Moscow State), as well as 8 others in the area of Cultural and Media Studies.

NYI is a superb way to spend 3 weeks of summer 2011! Tuition is partially subsidized by the Institute, and comes to 475 EURO for Western European students (many comparable summer Institutes cost close to or above 1000 Euro). A Certificate of Completion is presented to all students who successfully complete the program. Dormitory spots are also available for an additional fee of about 150 EU for the duration of the program.

All classes are in English.
seventh edition of the Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities of Leiden University, 16 July – 27 July 2012
This year, the Summer School will consist of six programmes, including courses for beginners as well as for advanced students, taught by internationally renowned specialists:

Germanic Programme
Indo-European Programme
Indological Programme
Iranian Programme
Semitic Programme
Russian Programme

For more information and registration, visit: www.hum.leiden.edu/summerschool/
2012 INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN LANGUAGE AND SPEECH TECHNOLOGIES (SSLST 2012), Tarragona, Spain, July 30 – August 3, 2012
(formerly International PhD School in Language and Speech Technologies)

Organized by:

Research Group on Mathematical Linguistics (GRLMC)

Rovira i Virgili University

grammars.grlmc.com/sslst2012/
Workshop Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics 6 - Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland Ohio, August 1 – 5, 2012
Applications are open for the 6th Empirical Methods in Cognitive Linguistics workshop, to be held at Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio August 1 – 5, 2012.

The goal of EMCL is to facilitate dialogue among language researchers with different methodological backgrounds, i.e. theorists, experimentalists, corpus linguists, etc. We do this by creating an environment where specialists learn from each other by developing a research project together where their various skills are combined.

Intended audience: Language researchers with an embodiment, situated cognition and/or cognitive linguistics background. No prior experimental or corpus training is required though an understanding of the theoretical issues is necessary. Participants can be at different early stages in their careers, i.e. graduate students, post-grads, post-docs, junior faculty, etc.

Workshop Format: During the course of a week, participants will join one of 5 hands-on mini-labs. Each mini-lab will be responsible for completing a joint research project. A select group of students (max. 8 per group for a total of 40) will be invited to participate. Each group will work with two researchers who will guide the group in selecting an idea for the group to investigate, structuring and organizing a research project, and carrying it out. The session will end with the presentation of findings and a general discussion.

Topics to be covered include
- Deciding on a research topic
- Transforming the research topic into a research question
- Developing experimental hypotheses and designing an experiment
- Data collection
- Statistical analysis and interpretation
- Presentation of findings to an audience
- post-Workshop write up of the research, as a brief article

Faculty Groups
Group 1: Seana Coulson and Shelli Feist
Group 2: Daniel Casasanto and Todd Oakley
Group 3: Ben Bergen and Laura Casasanto
Group 4: Fey Parrill and Vera Tobin
Group 5: Kensy Cooperrider and Michael Spivey
Application: Please see our website for details. Completed applications must be submitted to emcl6case at gmail.com by APRIL 1, 2012.

Participation Fee: $160. We have 1 tuition scholarship available for a student from Eastern Europe or a developing country which will be awarded by lottery.

See www.sites.google.com/site/emcl6case/ for more information.
24th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI), Poland, August 6-17 2012
CALL FOR PARTICIPATION AT ESSLLI 2012
Date: 06-Aug-2012 - 17-Aug-2012
Location: Opole, Poland
Meeting URL: www.esslli2012.pl
Early registration deadline: 15-06-2012
**************************************************************Meeting Description

For the past 24 years, the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI) has been organized every year by the Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI) in different sites around Europe. The main focus of ESSLLI is on the interface between linguistics, logic and computation.

ESSLLI offers foundational, introductory and advanced courses, as well as workshops, covering a wide variety of topics within the three areas of interest: Language and Computation, Language and Logic, and Logic and Computation. Previous summer schools have been highly successful, attracting up to 500 students from Europe and elsewhere. The school has developed into an important meeting place and forum for discussion for students and researchers interested in the interdisciplinary study of Logic, Language and Information. During two weeks, 49 courses and 6 workshops are offered to the attendants, each of 1.5 hours per day during a five days week, with up to seven parallel sessions. ESSLLI also includes a student session (papers and posters by students only,
1.5 hour per day during the two weeks). There will be three evening lectures by Mel Fitting, Jonathan Ginzburg and Adam Przepiorkowski.

In 2012, ESSLLI will held in Opole, Poland and will be organized by the University of Opole, Poland. Chair of the program committee is Andreas Herzig, and chairs of the organizing committee are Urszula Wybraniec-Skardowska and Janusz Czelakowski.

**Summer School Programme**

www.esslli2012.pl/index.php?id=67

**Online Registration**

www.esslli2012.pl/index.php?id=68

**Programme Committee**

Chair: Andreas Herzig (Université de Toulouse and CNRS) Local co-chair: Anna Pietryga (University of Opole)

Area specialists:
Language and Computation:
- Miriam Butt (Sprachwissenschaft, University of Konstanz)
- Gosse Bouma (Groningen University)
Language and Logic:
- Regine Eckardt (Language and Literature, University of Göttingen)
- Rick Nouwen (UiL-OTS, Utrecht University) Logic and Computation:
- Natasha Alechina (CS, University of Nottingham)
- Andreas Weiermann (Mathematics and Computation, Ghent University)
6th HiSoN Summer School on Historical Sociolinguistics, Historical Sociolinguistics Network, Frauenchiemsee, Bavaria, Germany, 9-16 August, 2012
Summer Course on Hungarian, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 19 August to 1 September 2012
Dear All,
We are starting a brand new summer school at the Institute, fully funded for eligible applicants. Application deadline: 26th April.

For more, see link below:
www.nytud.hu/summercourse2012/

Best,
Istvan Kenesei

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Research Institute for Linguistics
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
9-TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCES IN MODAL LOGIC (AIML),COPENHAGEN, AUGUST 22-25 2012
hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012.html

Advances in Modal Logic is an initiative aimed at presenting the state of the art in modal logic and its various applications. The initiative consists of a conference series together with volumes based on the conferences. Information about the AiML series can be obtained at www.aiml.net. AiML-2012 is the ninth conference in the series.
TSD-2012 Fifteenth International Conference on TEXT, SPEECH and DIALOGUE, Brno, Czech Republic, September 3-7 2012
Hybrid Machine Translation Workshop, satellite workshop of TSD 2012,Brno, Czech Republic, September 3 2012
The Architecture of Writing Systems”, 8th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy. Oldenburg (Germany), October 4-5 2012
See writtenlanguage.ruhosting.nl/workshopsMaterials/call_awll_2012.pdf. Researchers who would like to attend the workshop without presenting a paper are welcome. Registration awll8@uniā€oldenburg.de.
Symposium: the cultural meaning of the life-sciences, KNAW Amsterdam, November 13 2012
Date: Tuesday 13 November 2012\r\nVenue: Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen – Tinbergenzaal, Kloveniersburgwal 29, Amsterdam\r\nModerator: Prof. dr. Floris Cohen\r\n\r\nA discussion meeting of PhD researchers from Dutch universities with Daniel Dennett, recipient of the 2012 Erasmus Prize.\r\n\r\nOrganized by the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation and the Huizinga Research Institute and Graduate School for Cultural History. \r\n\r\ www.huizingainstituut.nl/call-for-participants-symposium-the-cultural-meaning-of-the-life-sciences/\r\n\r\n
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media, Hotel Berlin, Germany, November 21 - 23, 2012
9th International Conference on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media

November 21 - 23, 2012, Hotel Berlin, Berlin, Germany

www.languages-media.com
Conference Going Romance 2012, University of Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven), 6-8 December 2012
Workshop (8 December) “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”

Conference website: wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/franitalco/gr2012/

Invited speakers

Cristina Tortora (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Manuel Leonetti (Universidad de Alcalá)
Adriana Belletti (Università degli Studi di Siena, CISCL)
Conference Description

Going Romance is the European conference series that focuses on Romance languages from the perspective of current linguistic theorizing. In the two decades of its existence, it has developed into the major European discussion forum for theoretically relevant research on Romance languages where current ideas about language in general and about Romance languages in particular are discussed. This year, for the first time, the conference will be held in Belgium, at the KU Leuven.

The conference includes two days of general sessions, for which papers on all aspects and disciplines of Romance linguistics are invited, and a workshop “Cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic”. For the workshop, we invite contributions on cleft sentences in Romance, possibly, but not necessarily, in comparison with cleft sentences in Germanic. We explicitly welcome contributions from all types of theoretical frameworks. Questions to be addressed in the workshop include, but are not limited to, the following:

Are there specific differences between cleft sentences in Romance and Germanic?
Which are the prosodic, semantic, information structural and syntactic properties of non-prototypical instances of clefts, such as presentational clefts?
To which extent do these non-prototypical instances of clefts challenge existing analyses of clefts, which are mostly based on it-clefts and their counterparts in other languages?
Are clefts best analyzed by integrating information structure in syntax (as in cartographic analyses) or by strictly separating information structure and syntax?
Conference "A Germanic Sandwich 2013", University of Leuven, Belgium, January 11-12 2013
‘A Germanic Sandwich 2013’ will be held at the University of Leuven from 11-12 January 2013,
www.shef.ac.uk/dutch/pastevents#sandwich and Van der Wouden, forthc.
17th World Congress of the International Applied Linguistics Association, Brisbane, Australia, 10-15 August 2014
Please visit the website www.aila2014.com and register ‘Your Expression of Interest’ to be kept informed of the details of this upcoming congress.
Job Announcements / Vacancies
POSTDOCTORAL POSITION, CENTER FOR LANGUAGE SCIENCE, The Pennsylvania State University. Deadline: open until position is filled
The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University ( cls.psu.edu/) invites applications for an anticipated postdoctoral position. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes a new NSF training program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The program provides training in research on bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner sites in the UK (Bangor, Wales), Germany (Leipzig), Spain (Granada and Tarragona), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), Sweden (Lund) and China (Hong Kong and Beijing) and in conjunction with our two domestic partner sites at Haskins Labs and the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University. The successful postdoctoral candidate will have an opportunity to engage in collaborative research within the Center's international network.

We welcome applications from candidates with preparation in any of the disciplines that contribute to our program. The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, and language contact, among other topics. Applicants with interests in these topics and with an interest in extending their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience are particularly welcome to apply. There is no expectation that applicants will have had prior experience in research on bilingualism but we expect candidates to make a commitment to gain expertise in research on bilingualism and also in using neuroscience methods, including both fMRI and ERPs. There is also a possibility of teaching one course during the academic year in the Program in Linguistics.

Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core training faculty: Psychology: Judith Kroll, Ping Li, Janet van Hell, and Dan Weiss; Spanish: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Giuli Dussias, John Lipski, and Karen Miller; Communication Sciences and Disorders: Carol Miller; German: Carrie Jackson, Mike Putnam, and Richard Page. Administrative questions can be directed to the Director of the Center for Language Science, Judith Kroll: jfk7(removeme)psu.edu. More information about the Center for Language Science (CLS), about the PIRE program, and faculty research programs can be found at cls.psu.edu or cls.psu.edu/PIRE.

The initial appointment will be for one year, with a strong possibility of renewal for the next year. Salary and benefits follow NSF/NIH guidelines. The search is open to all eligible candidates regardless of citizenship.
Applicants should send a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests. This statement should indicate two or more core faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors and should describe the candidate's goals for research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience and directions in which the candidate would like to develop his/her expertise in the language science of bilingualism. Candidates interested in gaining teaching experience should include information on teaching experience and preparation. Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Application materials and letters of recommendation should be sent electronically to pirepostdoc(removeme)gmail.com. We will begin to review applications by June 10, 2012. We will consider applications until the position is filled. The appointment can begin as soon as August 1, 2012. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.
Research Staff Positions MPI: Interactional Foundations of Language. Open until position is filled
In connection with the ERC Advanced Grant to Stephen Levinson, a
research staff position is currently available in the general field of
the study of human communication interaction.

The research, charting new territory, will have two foci: (i)
interactional timing and synchronization, and (ii) the process of
action and speech act recognition.

We are now looking for a researcher who can address either or both of
these foci from the following approach:

Developmental studies of interaction with pre-school aged and
school aged children using experimental and observational techniques,
and/or a cross cultural approach.

The position will be for two years in the first instance, renewable
for up to four years. A pure research position, with access to all the
requisite lab facilities (baby-lab, eye-tracking, cognitive
neuroimaging, etc.), they offer excellent opportunities to learn new
techniques and build an outstanding vita. The Max Planck Society is an
equal opportunity employer. The business of the institute is conducted
in English and candidates should have excellent written and spoken
command of this language; command of Dutch would be advantageous for
experimental work.

Required/Desired skills

Experience conducting developmental studies, training in linguistics,
affinity with pre-school and school aged children, preferably
interested in child discourse.

Applicants are advised to explore the MPI for Psycholinguistics
website and particularly the IFL project.
www.mpi.nl/research/research-projects/interactional-foundations-of-language

Applications should include:

curriculum vitae
a clear statement of personal research goals
a description of special research skills appropriate to the above
project
attached sample publications
the names of three referees

Applications will be considered on an on-going basis until the
positions are filled.

Please send applications electronically to:

Edith Sjoerdsma (Secretary to Prof. S. C. Levinson)
E-mail: Edith.Sjoerdsma(removeme)mpi.nl
Vacature AIO & Post-doc bij Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), UvA. Deadline: June 1 2012
Gezocht bij de Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) aan de UvA, een AIO en Post-doc voor het NWO/ZonMw-project: “health promotion for low-literate adolescents: Increasing comprehensibility and persuasive effects of a school module on substance use”.
Zowel belangstellenden met een achtergrond in de sociale wetenschappen als de letteren worden uitgenodigd te solliciteren.

Post-doc: www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/C3B07323-376B-4F59-90D6CE755A2F7F5A


AIO: www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/F2FD0FA5-106D-4F78-873078D11BC08342
3 PhD fellowships in Second Language Acquisition & Linguistics, Dept. of Language and Literature, University of Brussels (VUB). Deadline: June 12 2012
The Vrije Universiteit has 3 PhD fellowships (four years each) in the domains of Second Language Acquisition & Linguistics.

Non-Belgians are also encouraged to apply.

Candidates can apply for more than one position (but separate applications are required for each position).

More info: Prof. dr. Alex Housen
Dept. of Linguistics and Literature (TALK)
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Pleinlaan 2
B-1050 Brussel, Belgium
Email: ahousen(removeme)vub.ac.be
Vacancy for two full professors, UvA, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. Deadline: June 15 2012
The University of Amsterdam currently offers two vacancies:

• a Full Professor (1.0 fte) in Philosophy of Language

and

• a Full Professor (1.0 fte) in Philosophical Logic.

More details about these vacancies and the application procedure can be found at

www.uva.nl/vacatures/vacatures.cfm/53609EB2-4680-4BF1-B8E47046BBCFD4E2

The deadline for application is June 15, 2012.
Calls for papers for events
Call for Papers for “The Architecture of Writing Systems”, 8th International Workshop on Writing Systems and Literacy. Oldenburg (Germany), October 4-5 2012. Deadline: May 15 2012
Taal- en Spraaktechnologie (TST)- samenwerking met Zuid-Afrika: Oproep voor het indienen van te subsidiëren voorstellen. Deadline: 15 mei 2012
Call for papers for 8th Scandinavian Logic Symposium, Denmark, 20-21 August 2012. Deadline: June 1 2012
The 8th Scandinavian Logic Symposium will be held at Roskilde University, Trekroner, Denmark, 20-21 August 2012.

After a gap of fifteen years, the Scandinavian Logic Symposium is back. The
Symposium is the first major initiative of the newly revived Scandinavian Logic Society (SLS, scandinavianlogic.org/) and will be held at Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark.

As with previous editions of this conference, the aim of the programme is to reflect current activity in logic in our part of the world. So we hope that participants from Scandinavia, the Baltic countries and Northwestern Russia will take the opportunity to contribute a talk and to meet with fellow logicians from the area. But needless to say, we also extend a warm welcome to
logicians from further afield and plan to present a varied and interesting collection of invited and contributed talks.

TOPICS
The scope of SLS 2012 is broad, ranging over the whole area of mathematical and philosophical logic, and logical methods in computer science. Suitable topics include (but are not limited to):

Proof Theory and Constructivism
Model Theory (including Finite Model Theory)
Set Theory
Computability Theory
Categorical Logic
Logic and Provability
Logic and Computer Science
Logic and Linguistics
Modal, Hybrid, Temporal, and Description Logic
Logics of Games, Dynamics and Interaction
Philosophy of Mathematics
Philosophy of Computation
Philosophy of Logic
Philosophical Logic

INVITED SPEAKERS
The Program Committee is delighted to announce the names of the four invited speakers:
Nikolaj Bjorner
Rosalie Iemhoff (sponsored by The Danish Network for the History and Philosophy of Mathematics)
Per Martin-Löf
Boban Velickovic

SLS TUTORIALS
On August 22nd, the day after the symposium finishes, a number of tutorials for PhD-students (or anyone else who is interested) will be given. These are intended to start from a relatively elementary level and lead on to current research problems.
The following tutorial lectures have been confirmed so far:
Lars Kristiansen - "Honest subrecursive degree theory"
Sara Negri - "Labelled proof systems for modal logic"
M. H. Sørensen - "Curry-Howard Isomorphism"

RELATED EVENTS:
Also note that Advances in Modal Logic (AiML) will be held on 22-25
August 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark. URL: hylocore.ruc.dk/aiml2012/

SUBMISSIONS

Abstracts of talks should be submitted by June 1, 2012 using the EasyChair system www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sls2012
The abstracts may not exceed 3 pages (including bibliography) and should be in PDF format.

REGISTRATION
The conference website will be found at:
scandinavianlogic.weebly.com/
Details concerning registration will be posted there in due course.
call for papers Morphology Meeting 2012 September 8, 2012. Deadline: June 1 2012
On Saturday September 8, 2012 -- the day after Geert Booij’s farewell symposium, of which you will be informed separately -- the Leiden University Centre for Linguistics (LUCL) and the Meertens Institute will hold the Morphology Meeting 2012, a one-day conference on morphology, at Leiden University. Marian Klamer (LUCL) will give the keynote speech. Abstracts in Dutch or English are invited for papers of twenty minutes plus discussion on any topic concerning the structure of words in any human language. We especially welcome diachronic subjects, this being the leading theme of the Morphology Meeting 2012, but synchronic subjects will also be admitted. Conference languages are Dutch and English. Please send 500-word abstracts before June 1, 2012 to post(removeme)nicolinevdsijs.nl

The organizing committee: Marc van Oostendorp, Nicoline van der Sijs, Ton van der Wouden


Het LUCL (Leiden University Centre for Linguistics ) en het Meertens Instituut organiseren de Morfologiedag 2012 op zaterdag 8 september 2012, de dag na het afscheidssymposium van Geert Booij (waarover informatie zal volgen). Marian Klamer (LUCL) zal de openingslezing verzorgen. We nodigen alle vakgenoten uit, een abstract (in het Nederlands of het Engels) in te sturen voor een lezing van 20 minuten netto over een onderwerp uit de morfologie van het Nederlands of een andere taal. Diachrone onderwerpen vormen de rode draad van de Morfologiedag 2012, maar ook synchrone onderwerpen kunnen aan de orde komen. De voertalen zijn Nederlands en Engels. Samenvattingen (500 woorden) graag opsturen voor 1 juni 2012 naar: post(removeme)nicolinevdsijs.nl


Het organisatiecomité: Marc van Oostendorp, Nicoline van der Sijs, Ton van der Wouden
CALL FOR PAPERS STRUCTURAL CHANGES IN HERITAGE LANGUAGES. Deadline: June 1 2012
A heritage speaker is someone who grows up with a family language in the home which is different from the surrounding dominant language. This conference focuses on structural change in the language of heritage speakers.

Invited Speakers:
Ad Backus. University of Tilburg
Silvina Montrul, University of Illinois
Li Wei, University College London
Maria Polinsky, Harvard University

Abstracts for presentations are solicited on structural changes in heritage languages. Priority will be given to work that addresses intergenerational changes and/or developments in the domains of TAME (aspect, tense, mood, evidentiality) or argument realization (i.e. case, adpositions, DOM, word order, valency).

Talks will be 35 minutes long, including 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be one page, font size 12 pt., with one-inch margins. A second page may (optionally) be used for examples, tables or graphs, and references. In order to maintain anonymity during the review process, please do not include your name or otherwise identify yourself anywhere in your abstract. Depending on the number of submissions, some abstracts may be accepted as posters presentations.

Abstracts should be sent by email in pdf format to heritagelanguagesworkshop(removeme)gmail.com. Please use ‘abstract submission heritage languages’ as subject heading. The body of the message should include the author’s name(s), title, and contact information.
For more information about the call or the conference, contact the organizers: Suzanne Aalberse, Ad Backus or Pieter Muysken via heritagelanguagesworkshop(removeme)gmail.com.
Abstract deadline: June 1, 2012 (midnight EST)
Notification of acceptance: July 1st, 2012
Workshop dates: January 23-25 2013.
Location: De Leeuwenhorst, Noordwijkerhout (not far from Schiphol airport).
We hope to be able to cover a substantial part of the accommodation expenses for accepted speakers.
Call for Course and Workshop Proposals, ESSLLI 2013. Deadline: June 15 2012
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25th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information

Duesseldorf, Germany

August 5-16, 2013

esslli2013.de/

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IMPORTANT DATES
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15 June 2012: Proposal submission deadline
15 September 2012: Notification
1 June 2013: Course material due


TOPICS AND FORMAT
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Proposals for courses and workshops at ESSLLI'2013 are invited in all areas of Logic, Linguistics and Computing and Information Sciences.
Cross-disciplinary and innovative topics are particularly encouraged.

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

All instructional and organizational work at ESSLLI is performed completely on a voluntary basis, so as to keep participation fees to a minimum. However, organizers and instructors have their registration fees waved, and are reimbursed for travel and accommodation expenses up to a level to be determined and communicated with the proposal notification. ESSLLI can only guarantee reimbursement for at most one course/workshop organizer, and can not guarantee full reimbursement of travel costs for lecturers or organizers from outside of Europe. The ESSLLI organizers would appreciate any help in controlling the School's expenses by seeking complete coverage of travel and accommodation expenses from other sources.
Call for papers for the 13th International Symposium on Social Communication, Centre for applied linguistics, Santiago de Cuba. January 21-25, 2013. Deadline: July 1, 2012
Web site of our International Symposiums on Social Communication:

www.santiago.cu/hosting/linguistica/index.php?id=en

Web site of our Basic School Dictionary:

www.ixa2.si.ehu.es/dbe/index.html
Call for abstracts for conference Going Romance, University of Leuven, Belgium (KU Leuven), 6-8 December 2012. Deadline: July 10 2012
All authors who present their work at the conference will be invited to submit their paper for the peer reviewed volume in the Romance Languages and Linguistic Theory series, published by John Benjamins.

Guidelines for abstract submission

Abstracts are invited for 25-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages, including references and examples, with margins of at least 1-inch (2.5 cm), Times New Roman font size 12, single spaced. Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author.
Abstracts should be in English.
The anonymous abstracts should be anonymized and sent as e-mail attachments to GoingRomance2012(removeme)arts.kuleuven.be, both in PDF and Word format.
Mention in the subject field: Abstract + {general session OR workshop} + last name + first name
Join separately a Word file containing: title, author's name and address, affiliation and e-mail address, and preference for general session or workshop.
Deadline for submission = July 10th, 2012
Important dates

July 10, 2012: deadline for abstract submission (by e-mail)
Sept 9, 2012: notification of acceptance
Oct 22, 2012: deadline for registration
Dec 6-8, 2012: conference
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LUCL survey into attitudes to usage problems
The research project Bridging the Unbridgeable (University of Leiden Centre for Linguistics LUCL) is doing a survey into attitudes to usage problems. For this pilot study, and for a paper on the subject, Ingrid Tieken is collecting texts in which people express their attitudes to particular usage problems. To contribute to this study, please fill in the form behind this link: www.hum.leiden.edu/lucl/research/form. For more information on the project, see bridgingtheunbridgeable.com/.
Nieuwsbrief NWO april/mei 2012
De nieuwsbrief april/mei 2012 van NWO – GW is verschenen, met onder meer calls voor de topsector Creatieve Industrie, vrije competitie GW, Vernieuwingsimpuls – VIDI, HERA joint research programme 'cultural encounter' en de Vlaams-Nederlandse samenwerking.
Zie: www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_8TRATK
CALL FOR SUBMISSION FOR DIGITAL REPOSITORY FOR DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS
We are pleased to announce that the ESRC-funded digital repository IRIS (Instruments for Research into Second Language Learning and Teaching) is now open for submissions. It can be found at www.iris-database.org.

IRIS already contains data collection instruments from an increasing number of researchers, including Zoltán Dörnyei, Susan Gass, Roger Hawkins, Carrie Jackson, Alison Mackey, María del PilarGarcía Mayo, Carman Muñoz, Leah Roberts and Rita Silver, among others. We also have a growing list (over 220) of international contributors who have previously offered to submit an instrument, of which you are one. We would be delighted if you could upload one or more of your data elicitation instruments and complete the online submission form at www.iris-database.org, as soon as possible. It usually takes between 10 and 20 minutes to submit your instrument(s), depending on how much information you choose to provide. There are just 7 obligatory fields.

After this initial period of population, IRIS will be fully operational in spring 2012, with the addition of search and download facilities.

IRIS is a freely accessible and sustainable source of data collection instruments encompassing many different types of media and modes of data elicitation, and a wide range of methodological and theoretical perspectives. The benefits of IRIS are numerous – greater visibility and accessibility of the primary data collection tools, enhanced ability to carry out replications in SLA research, and more effective evaluation of the reliability and validity of research instruments.

If you require more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at iris(removeme)iris-database.org.
NWO, Deadlines aanvragen GW
Vrije competitie Geesteswetenschappen – aanvragen kunnen doorlopend ingediend worden. De Vrije competitie van NWO-Geesteswetenschappen richt zich op onderzoeksprogramma's met een overwegend geesteswetenschappelijke component. Een programma dient uit minimaal twee deelprojecten te bestaan met daartussen een duidelijke onderlinge samenhang. De samenhang tussen de projecten moet een aantoonbare meerwaarde hebben voor het eindresultaat van het onderzoeksprogramma.

Vernieuwingsimpuls
Het Vernieuwingsimpulsprogramma is door NWO samen met KNAW en de universiteiten in 2000 opgezet. Het programma heeft als doel om vernieuwend onderzoek een extra impuls te geven. De Vernieuwingsimpuls is persoonsgebonden en biedt talentvolle, creatieve onderzoekers de kans om onderzoek naar hun keuze uit te voeren en de doorstroom bij wetenschappelijke onderzoeksinstellingen te bevorderen. De Vernieuwingsimpuls bestaat uit de subsidievormen Veni, Vidi en Vici.

VENI Sluitingsdatum voor het indienen van Veni-aanvragen was 5 januari 2012.

VIDI Vernieuwingsimpuls Vidi – deadline 2 oktober 2012
Deze subsidievorm is gericht op de onderzoeker die na zijn/haar promotie al een aantal jaren onderzoek op postdocniveau heeft verricht en daarbij heeft aangetoond vernieuwende ideeën te genereren en succesvol zelfstandig tot ontwikkeling te brengen. Onderzoekers worden in staat gesteld een eigen vernieuwende onderzoekslijn te ontwikkelen en daartoe zelf één of meer onderzoekers aan te stellen. De subsidie bedraagt maximaal € 800.000.
Meer informatie vindt u op www.nwo.nl/nwohome.nsf/pages/NWOP_5VTGQW
Deadline voor het indienen van aanvragen is 2 oktober 2012

VICI Vernieuwingsimpuls Vici – deadline was 29 maart 2012
VAN GOGH BEURZENPROGRAMMA - Deadline: 31 mei 2012
Met ingang van 2008 voert de Frans-Nederlandse Academie het secretariaat van het PHC van Gogh beurzenprogramma. Het doel van dit programma is de uitwisseling van Nederlandse en Franse onderzoekers die binnen één onderzoeksproject werkzaam (willen) zijn, te stimuleren en te ondersteunen.

Aan Nederlandse zijde, maakten voorheen alleen Veni, Vidi en Vici laureaten kans op beurs. Met ingang van 2009 is de Van Gogh-doelgroep uitgebreid en kunnen alle onderzoekers die bewezen excellent onderzoek verrichten, meedingen naar een Van Gogh-beurs.

Elk jaar start de aanvraagronde voor het Van Gogh Programma in februari. De aanvraagformulieren kunnen uiterlijk tot 31 mei van dat jaar worden ingezonden. Per jaar kan een maximum van €10.000 worden aangevraagd met een mogelijkheid tot verlening van een jaar. In het geval van het aanvragen van een verlening dient hiervoor een aanvraag tot verlenging te worden ingezonden voor 1 september van het jaar volgend op het toekenningsjaar. De Van Gogh Subsidies zijn uitsluitend bedoeld voor het financieren van reis- en verblijfskosten die gemoeid zijn met de onderzoeksuitwisseling tussen Frankrijk en Nederland.

Uiterste indiendatum: 31 mei 2012
Resultaten: oktober 2012
Start projecten: januari 2013

Ga naar www.FRNL.eu voor de aanmeldingsprocedure, verdere informatie over de beurzen en de Frans-Nederlandse Academie. Of neem contact op met Lidwien Poorthuis, 030 253 9198, l.g.h.poorthuis(removeme)uu.nl.