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LOT Announcements / events
Projectassistent voor de Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (0,6 fte) voor de periode 1 februari - 31 december 2018, deadline: 12 December 2017
Functie

Als projectassistent van LOT heb je een zeer divers takenpakket. Je ondersteunt de directeur en de programmacoördinator op secretariële vlak, je verzorgt de communicatie via de nieuwsbrief en de website en je doet de organisatie en logistiek voor de Summer- en Winterschools. Een apart onderdeel van je werk is de productiebegeleiding van de LOT-dissertaties.

Werkzaamheden

Wat ga je doen?

Correspondentie en e-mailverkeer;

Digitale documenten verwerken;

Vergaderingen voorbereiden en notuleren ;

Via Outlook plannen en organiseren ;

De wekelijkse nieuwsbrief opstellen;

De website updaten;

Huisstijl bewaken ;

Plannen van de Summer- en Winterschools;

Deelnemersadministratie verzorgen;

Cursusoverzichten en readers verzorgen;

Maken en bewaken van draaiboeken;

Contacten met promovendi onderhouden;

De productie van de dissertaties begeleiden;

Onderhouden van de contacten met de drukker;

Proefdrukken controleren;

Verzorgen van de boekregistraties (ISBN, LOT), rekeningen en archivering.


Profiel

Je zorgt voor een ondersteuning die op rolletjes loopt. Je bent in staat overzicht te houden, je hebt een georganiseerde werkstijl, je hebt oog voor detail, je kunt improviseren, je bent proactief en verzet veel werk. Verder ben je servicegericht, pragmatisch en flexibel en je beschikt over een flinke dosis tact.

Daarnaast heb je:

minimaal hbo denk- en werkniveau;

affiniteit met secretariële werkzaamheden;

zeer goede communicatieve en organisatorische vaardigheden;

uitstekende beheersing van het Nederlands en Engels in woord en geschrift;

uitstekende beheersing van het MS Office (10) pakket;

enige ervaring met CMS Concrete 5(website).


Aanbod

De aanstelling is per 1 februari (liever nog eerder) en loopt tot 31december 2018. In gezamenlijk overleg plannen we de werkdagen . Wij bieden een aanstelling van 0,6 fte. Afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring bedraagt het salaris minimaal € 2.161,- en maximaal € 2.917.- bruto per maand bij een volledige aanstelling (schaal 7 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten). Je ontvangt daarnaast 8% vakantiegeld en een eindejaarsuitkering van 8,3%. Verder heeft de Universiteit Utrecht een aantrekkelijk pakket arbeidsvoorwaarden, waaronder keuze voor een goede balans tussen werk en privé (onder andere een goede verlofregeling), ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden en een uitstekende pensioenregeling. Kijk hier voor meer informatie over werken bij de Universiteit Utrecht.


Over de organisatie

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


Aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zijn ongeveer 900 medewerkers en 6000 studenten verbonden. De faculteit omvat vier kennisdomeinen: filosofie en religiewetenschap, geschiedenis en kunstgeschiedenis, media- en cultuurwetenschappen en talen, literatuur en communicatie. Met het onderwijs en onderzoek op deze gebieden wil de faculteit bijdragen aan een beter begrip van Nederland en Europa in een sterk veranderende maatschappelijke en culturele context. De enthousiaste en betrokken collega’s en de uitstekende voorzieningen in de historische binnenstad van Utrecht, waar de faculteit is gehuisvest, zorgen voor een inspirerend werkklimaat.


De Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT) biedt een platform voor onderzoek en onderwijs op het gebied van de taalwetenschap. LOT organiseert en coördineert het onderwijs voor studenten en promovendi en biedt onderzoekers de gelegenheid ideeën uit te wisselen tijdens congressen, uitwisselingen en andere samenwerkingsverbanden.

LOT verenigt acht grote taalwetenschappelijke onderzoeksinstituten in Nederland en werkt samen met de Universiteit van Leuven en van Gent.


Aanvullende informatie

Wil je meer informatie? Neem dan contact op met Olga Hengeveld, Hoofd Secretariële ondersteuning via (030) 253 6602 of via h.j.o.hengeveld@uu.nl.


Solliciteren

Stuur jouw digitale reactie, sollicitatiebrief inclusief curriculum vitae tot en met 12 december aanstaande onder vermelding van ‘sollicitatie secretaresse LOT’ naar mevrouw Olga Hengeveld h.j.o.Hengeveld@uu.nl.


Reageren uiterlijk 12/12/2017

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Functie

Als projectassistent van LOT heb je een zeer divers takenpakket. Je ondersteunt de directeur en de programmacoördinator op secretariële vlak, je verzorgt de communicatie via de nieuwsbrief en de website en je doet de organisatie en logistiek voor de Summer- en Winterschools. Een apart onderdeel van je werk is de productiebegeleiding van de LOT-dissertaties.

Werkzaamheden

Wat ga je doen?

Correspondentie en e-mailverkeer;

Digitale documenten verwerken;

Vergaderingen voorbereiden en notuleren ;

Via Outlook plannen en organiseren ;

De wekelijkse nieuwsbrief opstellen;

De website updaten;

Huisstijl bewaken ;

Plannen van de Summer- en Winterschools;

Deelnemersadministratie verzorgen;

Cursusoverzichten en readers verzorgen;

Maken en bewaken van draaiboeken;

Contacten met promovendi onderhouden;

De productie van de dissertaties begeleiden;

Onderhouden van de contacten met de drukker;

Proefdrukken controleren;

Verzorgen van de boekregistraties (ISBN, LOT), rekeningen en archivering.


Profiel

Je zorgt voor een ondersteuning die op rolletjes loopt. Je bent in staat overzicht te houden, je hebt een georganiseerde werkstijl, je hebt oog voor detail, je kunt improviseren, je bent proactief en verzet veel werk. Verder ben je servicegericht, pragmatisch en flexibel en je beschikt over een flinke dosis tact.

Daarnaast heb je:

minimaal hbo denk- en werkniveau;

affiniteit met secretariële werkzaamheden;

zeer goede communicatieve en organisatorische vaardigheden;

uitstekende beheersing van het Nederlands en Engels in woord en geschrift;

uitstekende beheersing van het MS Office (10) pakket;

enige ervaring met CMS Concrete 5(website).


Aanbod

De aanstelling is per 1 februari (liever nog eerder) en loopt tot 31december 2018. In gezamenlijk overleg plannen we de werkdagen . Wij bieden een aanstelling van 0,6 fte. Afhankelijk van opleiding en ervaring bedraagt het salaris minimaal € 2.161,- en maximaal € 2.917.- bruto per maand bij een volledige aanstelling (schaal 7 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten). Je ontvangt daarnaast 8% vakantiegeld en een eindejaarsuitkering van 8,3%. Verder heeft de Universiteit Utrecht een aantrekkelijk pakket arbeidsvoorwaarden, waaronder keuze voor een goede balans tussen werk en privé (onder andere een goede verlofregeling), ontwikkelingsmogelijkheden en een uitstekende pensioenregeling. Kijk hier voor meer informatie over werken bij de Universiteit Utrecht.


Over de organisatie

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


Aan de faculteit Geesteswetenschappen zijn ongeveer 900 medewerkers en 6000 studenten verbonden. De faculteit omvat vier kennisdomeinen: filosofie en religiewetenschap, geschiedenis en kunstgeschiedenis, media- en cultuurwetenschappen en talen, literatuur en communicatie. Met het onderwijs en onderzoek op deze gebieden wil de faculteit bijdragen aan een beter begrip van Nederland en Europa in een sterk veranderende maatschappelijke en culturele context. De enthousiaste en betrokken collega’s en de uitstekende voorzieningen in de historische binnenstad van Utrecht, waar de faculteit is gehuisvest, zorgen voor een inspirerend werkklimaat.


De Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap (LOT) biedt een platform voor onderzoek en onderwijs op het gebied van de taalwetenschap. LOT organiseert en coördineert het onderwijs voor studenten en promovendi en biedt onderzoekers de gelegenheid ideeën uit te wisselen tijdens congressen, uitwisselingen en andere samenwerkingsverbanden.

LOT verenigt acht grote taalwetenschappelijke onderzoeksinstituten in Nederland en werkt samen met de Universiteit van Leuven en van Gent.


Aanvullende informatie

Wil je meer informatie? Neem dan contact op met Olga Hengeveld, Hoofd Secretariële ondersteuning via (030) 253 6602 of via h.j.o.hengeveld@uu.nl.


Solliciteren

Stuur jouw digitale reactie, sollicitatiebrief inclusief curriculum vitae tot en met 12 december aanstaande onder vermelding van ‘sollicitatie secretaresse LOT’ naar mevrouw Olga Hengeveld h.j.o.Hengeveld@uu.nl.


Reageren uiterlijk 12/12/2017

Schultink lecture by Michael Dunn (Uppsala University), VU Amsterdam, 10 January 2018

Michael Dunn, Professor of Language Evolution at Uppsala University is the guest speaker at this Schultink Lecture. Abstract and event details can be found below. This event is open to all.


Date: Wednesday 10th of January


Time: 14.00 - 15.00


Location: VU Main Building, room 15A33


Understanding language through language histories


Behind every attempt to explain the diversity of human language lies a question: What is it exactly that we are trying to explain? How can we characterise the nature of linguistic diversity? It seems inconceivable that the attested languages of the world exhaust the possibilities of linguistic diversity. To recycle SJ Gould's thought experiment of "replaying life's tape", if we replayed the tape of the evolution of languages how much of the repetition would look like the original? What developments in language are inevitable, and what are contingent?


In the study of linguistic diversity we have access to a number of small experiments – the de novodevelopment of Nicaraguan Sign Language, transmission chain experiments with artificial mini-languages – and one big experiment, the “natural experiment” that has resulted in the linguistic diversity observable in the world today. In my research I concentrate on the latter, trying to understand the diversity of language typology not only by observing the diversity which exists, but also by inferring the processes that brought this diversity about. In this effort I am part of a small but growing group of linguists, biologists, and cognitive scientists using computational phylogenetic methods to investigate language diversity as an evolved phenomenon. I will present some recent results touching on the different evolutionary trajectories of different linguistic subsystems, and showing the cumulative effects of social and cognitive biases on language structure over thousands of years.


See also http://evoling.net/ and https://www.lotschool.nl/index.php?cID=3402&ctask=...

De Grote Taaldag (AVT, Anéla, LOT), Utrecht, 3 februari 2018

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DE GROTE TAALDAG

De volgende Grote Taaldag – een gezamenlijk initiatie fvan de AVT, Anéla en LOT – wordt gehouden op zaterdag 3 februari 2018. De Grote Taaldag verenigt de AVT TIN (Taalkunde-in-Nederland)-dag, de ANéLA TTiN (Toegepaste-Taalkunde-in-Nederland)-dag en het Taalgala, waar onder meer de AVT/Anéla Dissertatieprijs uitgereikt wordt. De locatie is, zoals gebruikelijk, Drift 21 en 25 in Utrecht.

Aanmelding

De kosten voor de gehele dag bedragen €25 voor senior AVT/Anéla-leden, €20 voor junior AVT/Anéla-leden (promovendi, studenten en werkzoekende taalkundigen) en €50 voor niet-leden. Hierbij inbegrepen zijn een lunch, koffi een thee, en een afsluitende borrel. In verband met de catering wordt u verzocht zich uiterlijk 31 januari 2018 aan te melden (via de website van de AVT: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt) en vóór deze datum het inschrijfgeld over te maken (zie hiervoor de gegevens op het online inschrijfformulier). Op de dag zelf kunt u alleen contant betalen.

Abstract indienen

Ieder AVT- of Anéla-lid dat op de GTD een lezing wil geven,kan uiterlijk 10 december 2017 een samenvatting van maximaal 170woorden indienen via de website van de AVT (http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Als u van plan of bereid bent uw lezing inhet Engels te houden, kunt u dit aangeven met een Engelse titel en samenvatting in plaats van een Nederlandse. U mag maximaal 2 samenvattingen indienen (1 als eerste auteur, 1 als co-auteur). De lezingen duren 20 minuten, gevolgd door een vragensessie van 5 minuten.

Als u geen bevestiging van ontvangst van uw samenvatting ontvangt, neemt u contact op met Jenny Audring (j.audring@hum.leidenuniv.nl). Mochten er meer sprekers zijn dan plaatsen in het programma, dan zullen de laatst ontvangen abstracts opgenomen worden als ‘alternates’.

Het programmaboekje (inclusief samenvattingen) zal in januari verschijnen op de website: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt. Ook wordt het boekje per e-mail naar alleAVT- en Anéla-leden gestuurd.

Publicaties

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

Anéla-leden kunnen een geschreven versie van hun lezing indienen voor The Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics.

We kijken er naar uit u op 3 februari in Utrecht te zien!


THE GROTE TAALDAG

The next Grote Taaldag,co-organised by AVT, LOT and Anéla, will be held on Saturday 3 February 2018. The Grote Taaldag combines the AVT TIN-dag (Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day) and the Anéla TTiN-dag (Applied-Linguistics-in-the-Netherlands day). The Grote Taaldag will take place in Utrecht, at Drift 21 and 25. The Grote Taaldag also hosts the annual Taalgala, where the AVT/Anéla Dissertation Prize is awarded.

Registration

The registration fee is €25for senior AVT/Anéla members, €20 for junior AVT/Anéla members (PhD students, MA students and unaffiliated linguists)and €50 for non-members. The fee includes lunch, coffee and tea, and drinks afterwards. You are kindly requested to register and pay the conference fee by bank transfer by 31 January 2018 at the latest. For registration, please go to the AVT website (http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt); payment details are provided on the registration form. Onsite payment is only possible in cash.

Abstractsubmission

All AVT and Anéla members are invited to submit an abstract for the Grote Taaldag 2016. Abstracts should be submitted no later than 10 December 2017.They should not exceed 170 words, and must be submitted through the AVT website(http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt). Members can submit no more than 2 abstracts (1 as first author, 1 as co-author). Talks last 20 minutes, plus 5 minutes for questions.

In case you do not receive an automatic confirmation of your submission, please contact Jenny Audring (j.audring@hum.leidenuniv.nl). The available slots in the programme will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.

The programme will be finalised in January, when it will appear on the following website: http://www.hum.leidenuniv.nl/onderzoek/avt. A programme booklet will also be sent to all AVT and Anéla members by e-mail.

Publications

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

Anéla members can submit a written version of their talk for publication in The Dutch Journal of Applied Linguistics.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Utrecht on 3 February!

Kennislink Vakgebied Taalwetenschappen

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


Actueel:

Karakters en nog meer China

https://www.nemokennislink.nl/publicaties/karakter...

Leiden heeft de enige universitaire opleiding Chinees in Nederland. Alleen al om die reden is er in de Sleutelstad veel kennis aanwezig over Azië. In de tentoonstelling ‘Vol van karakter’ maakt het Taalmuseum die kennis zichtbaar voor het grote publiek.

Facebookpage LOT

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

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



Lectures / Talks / Seminars /Colloquia
T-Lezing 'Taalgeschiedenis en taalsituatie in Oostbelgië en in de EUREGIO', Amsterdam, December 12, 2017

T-Lezing door Leo Wintgens (Koninklijke Commissie voor Toponymie en Dialektologie, Brussel)

Dinsdag 12 december 2017

15.00 – 16.00 uur

Meertens Instituut (KNAW), zaal 2.18

Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam



Taalgeschiedenis en taalsituatie in Oostbelgië en in de EUREGIO: Het Karolingisch-Frankisch taalgebied rondom Aken, Limburg en Luxemburg

Leo Wintgens (Koninklijke Commissie voor Toponymie en Dialektologie, Brussel)


In deze lezing wordt verslag gedaan van een vergelijkende analyse van de taalontwikkeling sinds de late Middeleeuwen in het gebied van de huidige EUREGIO en vooral in het toenmalige hertogdom Limburg, gelegen in de Galloromaans-Germaanse contactstreek van de provincie Luik. De auteur bouwt voort op bronedities en statistische taalonderzoekingen rondom zijn doctoraatsthese over het thema „Grundlagen der Sprachgeschichte im Bereich des Herzogtums Limburg“ (1979, Université de l’Etat, Liège).

In zijn recente taalkundige bestandsopname onderstreept de auteur vanuit een innovatief oogpunt de historisch centrale plaats van de oude Karolingische palts Aachen/Aken/Aix-la-Chapelle. Zodoende wordt dan ook een construct als de Rijnlandse Waaier in bovenstaand landschap inductief bekeken, dat will zeggen zonder zuidelijke of Hoogduitse „Strahlungstheorie“.

In de twee delen van de Vergelijkende taalatlas van het Karolingisch-Frankisch I: woordenschat (HELIOS, Aachen 2014) en II: klanken- en vormenleer, taalgeschiedenis, onomastiek enz. (id., 2016) wordt het onderzoeksareaal uitgebreid tot de regio die zich uitstrekt tot Maastricht, Heinsberg en Luxemburg. De tweedelige atlas is gebaseerd op jarenlang veldwerk en vergelijkende studies die onder meer resulteerden in een zorgvuldig opgebouwde lexicologische inventaris.



ALLE BELANGSTELLENDEN ZIJN VAN HARTE WELKOM



UiL OTS Colloquium , Utrecht University, Overview sessions 2017-2018

Overview sessions 2017-2018

December 14th Peter Muysken

January 18th Johan Bos

March 15th Aoju Chen

April 19th -

May 17th Roberta D’Alessandro

June 21st Asifa Majid


Location: Utrecht University, Sweelinckzaal– Drift 21

Time: 15:30

More information: https://uilotscolloquium.wp.hum.uu.nl/


Followed by drinks!

Nijmegen Lectures 2018 'Understanding how children learn language: What progress has been made since 1965?', Nijmegen, February 26-28, 2018

TheNijmegen Lectures committee is pleased to announce that the Nijmegen Lectures2018 will take place on 26th, 27th, and 28th February. The lectures will begiven by Elena Lieven, Professor of Psychology at the University of Manchesterand Centre Director of the ESRC International Centre for Language andCommunicative Development (LuCiD) established across the Universities ofManchester, Liverpool and Lancaster. https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/elena.lieven.html

The titleof the lecture series is: Understanding how childrenlearn language: What progress has been made since 1965?

For furtherinformation please go to the Nijmegen Lectures website: http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018

Alllectures and seminars are free of charge and open to the public. Please notethat registration is required for everybody who plans to attend. We advise youto register as soon as possible because space is limited. You can do so byclicking on this link http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018/registration

TheNijmegen Lectures will include a poster session on topics related to the 2018Nijmegen Lectures' theme. We invite abstract submissions for posters,particularly from junior researchers. More information on http://www.mpi.nl/events/nijmegen-lectures-2018/abstracts-submission-form

Deadlinefor submission is 21st December 2017. We will notify you of decisions regardingpresentation by 19th January 2018.

Welook forward to seeing you at the Nijmegen Lectures.

Workshops / Conferences / Symposia
Workshop 'Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw', Leiden, December 8, 2017

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is eenjaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden(disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebbenop de zinsbouw van het Nederlands.

De elfde editie van DNZ zal plaatsvinden in Leiden

Tijdstip: 8 december 2017, 9.15-18.00 uur
Locatie: U. Leiden, Lipsiusgebouw (Cleveringaplaats 1),zaal 148
Lokale organisatie: Margo Starkenburg

Het programma van deze editie van de 11e Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw vindt u hier.

Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw


Programma elfde editie (2017)

De Dag van de Nederlandse Zinsbouw is een jaarlijkse workshop waar taalkundigen vanuit verschillende achtergronden (disciplines, theorieën) in debat gaan over thema’s die betrekking hebben op de zinsbouw van het Nederlands. Het overkoepelende thema van dit jaar betreft de relatie tussen de synchrone syntaxis van het Nederlands en andere gebieden van de taalkunde. 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: 8 december 2017, 9.15-18.00 uur

Locatie: U. Leiden, Lipsiusgebouw (Cleveringaplaats 1), zaal 148

Lokale organisatie: Margo van Starkenburg

Programma:

Inloop en welkomstwoord (9.15-9.45)

Dialectologie en NL zinsbouw (9.45-11.00)

Spreker: Jeroen van Craenenbroek (KU Leuven)

Respondent: Reinhild Vandekerckhove (Universiteit Antwerpen)

Semantiek en NL zinsbouw (11.30-12.45):

Spreker: Yoad Winter (Universiteit Utrecht)

Respondent: Mark de Vries (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

Stilistiek en NL zinsbouw (13.45-15.30):

Spreker: Arie Verhagen (Universiteit Leiden)

Respondent: Wim Klooster (Hoogleraar emeritus UvA)

Inaugurale rede Sjef Barbiers (16.00-17.30 uur)

Titel: De zonnige toekomst van de Nederlandse taalkunde

locatie: Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73

Workshop Sociolinguistics: Language, place and belonging, Maastricht University, 12 January 2018

Workshop Sociolinguistics: Language, place and belonging

Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


Where:Grote Gracht, Maastricht

When:12 January 10:30-13.00


Keynote Speakers

Barbara Johnstone, Carnegie Mellon University

Pia Quist, University of Copenhagen


To celebrate Lotte Thissen’s thesis’ defense Talking in and out of place. Ethnographic reflections on language, place, and (un)belonging in Limburg, the Netherlands at Maastricht University, the chair Languageculture in Limburg organizes a workshop. Everyone is welcome after registration at: secr.hislk@maastrichtuniversity.nl


Programme


10.00 – 10.25 Welcome (tea, coffee)


10.30 Opening Leonie Cornips (UM/Meertens Institute)


10.35 – 10.50 Pia Quist (University of Copenhagen)

The Copenhagen Language and Place Project: New Insights

10.50 – 11.00 SURPRISE


11.00-11.10 Jolien Makkinga (UM/Meertens Institute)

“Hi Honey”: address terms in a nursing home and belonging

11.10-11.20 Nantke Pecht (UM)

Mixed language practices in a former mining district: The case of Eisden- Cité

11.20-11.30 Charles van Leeuwen (UM)

Regional identity in Limburgian songs: some patterns


BREAK


11.50-12.00 Lysbeth Jongbloed (UM/FA)

Local identity construction on social media


12.00-12.10 Pomme van de Weerd (UM)

Social categorization and linguistic identification among vocational school pupils in Venlo


12.10-12.25 Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University)

How I Got Interested in Language and Place




12.25 – 12.45 Discussion I: PhD research

Barbara Johnstone, Pia Quist and Charles van Leeuwen based on 1 question by each PhD student about their own research


12.45 – 12.55 Discussion II: Language, place and belonging

Lotte Thissen (UM)



LUNCH (own budget) Register for lunch at: secr.hislk@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Workshop Perspectives on Subjectivity, Utrecht University, January 15, 2018

Workshop Perspectives on Subjectivity

Date: January 15, 2018

Time: 14.00-16.30 pm

Place: Utrecht, Janskerkhof 2-3, room 0.19.


On the occasion of Yipu Wei’s defense, a workshop will be held on Monday January 15, 2018. After presentations by prof.dr. Hongyin Tao (University of California) and prof.dr. José Sanders (Radboud University), there will be a round-table discussion about theoretical and methodological issues related to the theme Perspectives on Subjectivity. These issues will be introduced by and stem from ongoing research conducted by PhD’s Hongling Xiao (Radboud University), Andrea Santana Covarrubias and Na Hu (Utrecht University).


Access to this workshop is free, but for reasons of catering it would be nice if you could register by sending an e-mail to the organizer: Jacqueline Evers-Vermeul (j.evers@uu.nl).


Program:

14.00-14.45Hongyin Tao - From existential to interpersonal: The emergence of haiyou as a linking device in Mandarin conversation

14.45-15.15José Sanders - Conceptualisations of Narrative Viewpoint and Narrative Time in News Stories

15.15-15.30Coffee & tea break

15.30-16.30Round-table discussion, with contributions from Hongling Xiao, Andrea Santana Covarrubias and Na Hu


Abstracts:

From existential to interpersonal: The emergence of haiyou as a linking device in Mandarin conversation

Hongyin Tao (University of California, Los Angeles)

Traditionally, linking elements are analyzed at the clausal and inter-clausal levels, and they are seen as functioning primarily to mark various semantic/propositional relations among clausal units. However, as interactional linguists have repeatedly shown, while such relations certainly matter, in actual language use speakers may use clausal linking elements for interactional purposes, such as the case of the causal markers because/cause in spoken English mitigating anticipated negative reaction in a dispreferred sequence (Ford, 1993). In this study, I investigate the rise of Mandarin Chinese haiyou 还有, which consists of the adverbial hai ‘addition/additionally’ and the verb you ‘exist/possess’. Over time this combination has evolved into a single lexical item, conveying an adverbial/conjunctive meaning of ‘additionally, furthermore, what is more, and’. Moreover, an examination of natural conversation reveals that haiyou has expanded its usage to the intersubjective and interpersonal realm, having to do with self-turn management and responding to previous speaker’s turns for stance negotiation. I suggest that the pragmaticization process taking place in haiyou can be characterized as proceeding in a pattern similar to what Traugott (1982) describes for grammaticalization but with a crucial conversational dimension: from clause-internal to turn-internal, and finally to the inter-speaker & inter-turn domain. I will present lexical-grammatical, conversational, along with prosodic and gestural evidence to support this analysis.


Conceptualisations of Narrative Viewpoint and Narrative Time in News Stories

José Sanders & Kobie van Krieken (Radboud University, Nijmegen)

Cognitive linguistic models of mental spaces and conceptual blending (Fauconnier, 1985; Fauconnier & Turner, 2002) help to clarify the representation of narrative discourse, specifically with respect to the development of narrative time in relation to subjective viewpoints. In this presentation, Dutch news narratives will be analyzed on the use of tense and temporal deixis, concentrating on shifts between the Narrative News Space in which the past news events are represented and the Present Reality Space in which the journalist’s and the news readers’ here-and-now is the deictic center (Van Krieken, Hoeken & Sanders, 2016). The analysis aims to show that in distinctive news narratives, each with particular time lapses, the use of tense and deixis creates various and complex interactions between temporal shifts and viewpoint blends, creating a complex cognitive representation of blended spaces which enhance both liveliness and legitimacy.




Workshop 'Unergative predicates: Architecture and Variation', Bilbao, January 18-19, 2018

UNERGATIVE PREDICATES: Architecture andVariation

The research centers Structures Formelles duLangage (UMR 7023, CNRS/Paris 8) and IKER (UMR5478, CNRS), and the research groups Bas&Be (FFI2014-51878-PUPV/EHU) and theBilingual Mind (IT665-13 UPV/EHU) co-organize the workshop 'Unergativepredicates: Architecture and Variation', to be held in Bilbao, BasqueCountry, on January 18-19, 2018.

The goal of the workshop is togather researchers working currently on unergative verbs and to provide a forumof discussion on recent advances in this field.

PROGRAM

Thursday, January 18th

9:00 – 9:30

Registration

9:30 – 9:45

Opening

9:45 – 10:45

Invited speaker: Gillian Ramchand (Universityof Tromsø)

“Structural vs. Lexical Aspects ofMeaning: The Case of Unergatives”

10:45 – 11:15

Antonio Fábregas & Rafael Marín(University of Tromsø & CNRS - Universite Lille 3)

“The puzzle of inherently reflexivepredicates: passives and auxilaries”

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15

Svitlana Antonyuk (University of Vienna)

“Unergativity: New Insights fromDitransitives”

12:15 – 13:15

Poster session

13:15 – 15:00

Lunch

15:00 – 15:30

Rebecca Tollan (University of Toronto)

“Unergative vP, transitive VoiceP: two typesof external argument”

15:30 – 16:00

Grant Armstrong (University ofWisconsin-Madison)

“An unergative Voice morpheme: Yucatec Maya-n”

16:00 – 16:30

Francesco Pinzin ("Ca' Foscari"University of Venice)

“Impossible Accusatives. The loss of theMiddle morphology in Late Latin and its consequences on case marking”

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 17:30

Patricia Irwin (Swarthmore College)

“Bodies, motion, and the meaning of unergativeRoots”

17:30 – 18:00

Beth Levin & Bonnie Krejci (StanfordUniversity)

“Talking about the weather: Two construals ofprecipitation events in English”

18:00 – 18:15

Closing

Friday, January 19th

9:45 – 10:45

Invited speaker: Fabienne Martin (Universityof Stuttgart)

“Behavior-related unergative verbs fromadjectives”

10:45 – 11:15

Faruk Akkus & Balkiz Ozturk (University ofPennsylvania & Bogazici University)

“Cognate Objects as a diagnostics forunergatives: A Case Study of Sason Arabic”

11:15 – 11:45

Coffee break

11:45 – 12:15

Balkiz Ozturk Basaran (Bogazici University)

“Transitive Unergatives in Pazar Laz”

12:15 – 12:45

Niina Ning Zhang (National Chung-ChengUniversity)

“Selection and the Unergative-UnaccusativeContrast”

12:45 – 13:15

Gillen Martinez de La Hidalga, Itziar Laka& Adam Zawiszewski (University of the Basque Country)

“The electrophysiology of unergative andunaccusative sentence processing in Basque”

13:15 – 15:00

Lunch

15:00 – 15:30

Sebastià Salvà I Puig (UAB)

“Unaccusatives beyond unaccusatives:Split auxiliary selection with affected subjects in Old Majorcan Catalan”

15:30 – 16:00

Alison Biggs (University of Pennsylvania)

“Objects in unergative structures”

16:00 – 16:30

Boris Haselbach (University of Stuttgart)

“How to dance: On the unergative andunaccusative nature of Germanic verbs of bodily movement”

16:30 – 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 – 18:00

Invited speaker: Alec Marantz (NYU)

“Unergativity and the Autonomy of Syntax”

18:00 – 18:15

Closing

Poster session:

Patty Garet (alternate speaker)(U. Paris Diderot/LLF)

“Structure of French a-prefixed deadjectival verbs”.

Thomas Lee, Yaqiao Lu &Waltraud Paul

(The Chinese University of HongKong & CRLAO, CNRS-EHESS-INALCO)

“Unergative verbs in MandarinChinese”.

Luana Amaral & MárciaCançado (UFMG)

“The lexical semantics ofunergative verbs: primitive predicates, roots and ontological types”.

David Basilico (UAB)

“Reversing the projection:Externally and internally caused change of state verbs in Salish”.

Social dinner on Thursday,at 21:00.

International Winterschool on Big Data, Timișoara, Romania, January 22-26, 2018

4th INTERNATIONAL WINTER SCHOOL ON BIG DATA

BigDat 2018

Timișoara, Romania

January 22-26, 2018

Organized by:

West University of Timișoara

Rovira i Virgili University

http://grammars.grlmc.com/BigDat2018/

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SCOPE:

BigDat 2018 will be a research training event with a global scope aiming at updating participants about the most recent advances in the critical and fast developing area of big data, which covers a large spectrum of current exciting research and industrial innovation with an extraordinary potential for a huge impact on scientific discoveries, medicine, engineering, business models, and society itself. Renowned academics and industry pioneers will lecture and share their views with the audience.

Most big data subareas will be displayed, namely foundations, infrastructure, management, search and mining, security and privacy, and applications (to biological and health sciences, to business, finance and transportation, to online social networks, etc.). Major challenges of analytics, management and storage of big data will be identified through 2 keynote lectures, 25 five-hour and fifteen-minute courses, and 1 round table, which will tackle the most active and promising topics. The organizers are convinced that outstanding speakers will attract the brightest and most motivated students. Interaction will be a main component of the event.

An open session will give participants the opportunity to present their own work in progress in 5 minutes. Also, there will be two special sessions with industrial and recruitment profiles.

ADDRESSED TO:

Master students, PhD students, postdocs, and industry practitioners will be typical profiles of participants. However, there are no formal pre-requisites for attendance in terms of academic degrees. Since there will be a variety of levels, specific knowledge background may be assumed for some of the courses. Overall, BigDat 2018 is addressed to students, researchers and practitioners who want to keep themselves updated about recent developments and future trends. All will surely find it fruitful to listen and discuss with major researchers, industry leaders and innovators.

STRUCTURE:

3 courses will run in parallel during the whole event. Participants will be able to freely choose the courses they wish to attend as well as to move from one to another.

VENUE:

BigDat 2018 will take place in Timișoara, which has been nominated one of the European Capitals of Culture in 2021. The venue will be:

Universitatea de Vest

Blvd. Vasile Parvân, nr. 4

300223 Timișoara

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: (to be completed)

tba

PROFESSORS AND COURSES:

Paul Bliese (University of South Carolina), [introductory/intermediate] Using R for Mixed-effects (Multilevel) Models

Hendrik Blockeel (KU Leuven), [intermediate] Decision Trees for Big Data Analytics

Diego Calvanese (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), [intermediate] tba

Nick Duffield (Texas A&M University), [introductory/intermediate] Sampling for Big Data

Sašo Džeroski (Jožef Stefan Institute), [introductory/intermediate] Multi-target Prediction: Techniques and Applications

Geoffrey C. Fox (Indiana University, Bloomington), [intermediate] Integration of HPC, Big Data Analytics and Software Ecosystem

Minos Garofalakis (Technical University of Crete), [intermediate/advanced] Data Streaming Analytics

David W. Gerbing (Portland State University), [introductory] Data Visualization with R

Maurizio Lenzerini (Sapienza University of Rome), [intermediate/advanced] Semantic Technologies for Open Data Publishing

Bing Liu (University of Illinois, Chicago), [intermediate/advanced] Lifelong Learning and its Applications in NLP

B.S. Manjunath (University of California, Santa Barbara), [introductory] Unstructured (Big) Data

Folker Meyer (Argonne National Laboratory), [introductory/intermediate] Efficient Multi Cloud Execution of Reproducible Data Analytics using Common Workflow Language, AWE and SHOCK

Wladek Minor (University of Virginia), [introductory/advanced] Big Data in Biomedical Sciences

Fionn Murtagh (University of Huddersfield), [introductory/advanced] The New Science of Big Data Analytics, Based on the Geometry and the Topology of Complex, Hierarchic Systems

Raymond Ng (University of British Columbia), [introductory] Mining and Summarizing Text Conversations

Srinivasan Parthasarathy (Ohio State University), [introductory/intermediate] Network Science Fundamentals

Hanan Samet (University of Maryland, College Park), [introductory/intermediate] Sorting in Space: Multidimensional, Spatial, and Metric Data Structures for Applications in Spatial Databases, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Location-based Services

Kyuseok Shim (Seoul National University), [introductory/intermediate] MapReduce Algorithms for Big Data Analysis

Jaideep Srivastava (Qatar Computing Research Institute), [introductory/intermediate] Social Computing

Jeffrey Ullman (Stanford University), [introductory] Big-data Algorithms That Aren't Machine Learning

Pascal Van Hentenryck (University of Michigan, Ann Arbor), [intermediate] Big Data in Transportation and Mobility

Sebastián Ventura (University of Córdoba), [intermediate/advanced] Pattern Mining on Big Data

Haixun Wang (Facebook), [intermediate/advanced] Understanding Natural Language: End-to-end and Structure Learning Approaches

Xiaowei Xu (University of Arkansas, Little Rock), [introductory/advanced] Mining Big Networked Data

Zhongfei Zhang (Binghamton University), [introductory/advanced] Relational and Media Data Learning and Knowledge Discovery

OPEN SESSION

An open session will collect 5-minute voluntary presentations of work in progress by participants. They should submit a half-page abstract containing title, authors, and summary of the research to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

INDUSTRIAL SESSION:

A session will be devoted to demonstrations of practical applications of big data in industry. Companies interested in contributing are welcome to submit a 1-page abstract containing the program of the demonstration, the duration requested and the logistics necessary. At least one of the people participating in the demonstration should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

EMPLOYER SESSION:

Firms searching for personnel well skilled in big data will have a space reserved for one-to-one contacts. At least one of the people in charge of the search should have registered for the event. Expressions of interest have to be submitted to david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com by January 15, 2018.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:

Carlos Martín-Vide (co-chair)

Viorel Negru

Manuel J. Parra Royón

Dana Petcu

Monica Sancira (co-chair)

David Silva

REGISTRATION:

It has to be done at

http://grammars.grlmc.com/BigDat2018/registration....

The selection of up to 8 courses requested in the registration template is only tentative and non-binding. For the sake of organization, it will be helpful to have an approximation of the respective demand for each course. During the event, participants will be free to attend the courses they wish.

Since the capacity of the venue is limited, registration requests will be processed on a first come first served basis. The registration period will be closed and the on-line registration facility disabled if the capacity of the venue is exhausted. It is highly recommended to register prior to the event.

FEES:

Fees comprise access to all courses and lunches. There are several early registration deadlines. Fees depend on the registration deadline.

ACCOMMODATION:

Suggestions for accommodation will be available in due time.

CERTIFICATE:

Participants will be delivered a certificate of attendance indicating the number of hours of lectures.

QUESTIONS AND FURTHER INFORMATION:

david.silva409 (at) yahoo.com

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:

Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara

Universitat Rovira i Virgili

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

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

Date: 1-2 February, 2018

Venue: Ahwaz, Iran

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

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

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

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

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



Workshop Argument Structure across Modalities (ASAM2018), University of Amsterdam, February 1-2, 2018

Dear colleagues,

We would like to invite you to the workshop Argument Structure across Modalities (ASAM2018), which will take place at the University of Amsterdam on February 1-2, 2018.

The workshop is devoted to research on argument structure across modalities (i.e. in spoken and signed languages and gesture). The speakers will discuss how data from different languages and different modalities contributes to theoretical and typological research in the domain of argument structure.

The program of the workshop can be found here: https://asam2018.wordpress.com/program/. The following scholars have kindly agreed to participate in the workshop as invited speakers: prof. Elena Benedicto, prof. Gillian Ramchand, prof. Tal Siloni, and prof. Markus Steinbach.

Venue: The workshop will take place at the University of Amsterdam, 432 REC-M, Plantage Muidergracht 12, 1018 TV Amsterdam.

Interpreting: All talks will be interpreted into International Sign and Sign Language of the Netherlands (NGT).

Registration: Participation in the workshop is free, but we kindly ask you to register BEFORE JANUARY 15th by filling in the following form: https://goo.gl/forms/9BO08g7djpz3qdBz2

For more information and updates see the website: https://asam2018.wordpress.com/

Organizers:

Roland Pfau; Enoch O. Aboh; Vadim Kimmelman; Marloes Oomen; Vanja de Lint

Sociolinguistics circle 2018, Maastricht University, April 6, 2018

The Sociolinguistics Circle aims at bringing together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. The initiative organizes conferences and meetings about sociolinguistics.


The first of these was hosted by the University of Groningen in March 2014, the second one by Ghent University 2015, the third one by Radboud University 2016, the fourth one by Tilburg University 2017. The 2018 edition will be hosted by Maastricht University, and will take place on 6 april 2018. For this fifth edition, we invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.zie: https://sociolinguisticscircle2018.wordpress.com/

Conference on Frisian Humanities, Leeuwarden, 23-26 April 2018

The Fryske Akademy organizes its 1st Conference on Frisian Humanities

Date

23 to 26 April 2018

Location

City Theatre "De Harmonie" in Leeuwarden

The event is part of ‘Lân fan taal’ (country of languages) of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture.

The conference aims to provide a forum for scientific debate with an international perspective about language and culture in Frisian regions.

The Conference on Frisian Humanities consists of a series of five symposia, focusing on the following topics:

23-24 April

- Language and Linguistics

- Literature (Dutch conference)

- Medieval Frisia

25-26 April

- Multilingualism

- Urban Histories

Please mark the dates on your calendar. More information (about programme content, registration as well as proposal submission) will follow soon.

Contact organization

info@frisianhumanities.nl or call +31 (0)58 2045200

UNILOG-World Congress and School on Universal Logic, Vichy, France, June 16-26, 2018

The 6th UNILOG - WORLD CONGRESS AND SCHOOL ON UNIVERSAL LOGIC

will take place in Vichy, France, June 16-26, 2018

after previous editions in Montreux 2005, Xi'an 2007, Lisbon 2010, Rio

2013 and Istanbul 2015:

http://www.uni-log.org/vichy2018


Along these years UNILOG has been a leading international logical event

with the participation of many famous logicians such as Wilfrid Hodges,

Daniele Mundici, Saul Kripke, Jaakko Hintikka, Dov Gabbay, Arnon Avron,

Benedikt Löwe, David Makinson, Yde Venema, Newton da Costa, Mike Dunn,

Val Goranko, Yuri Gurevich, Janusz Czelakowski, Stephen Read, Sara Negri,

Arnold Koslow, Peter Schröder-Heister, Gila Sher, Hiroakira Ono, John Corcoran,

Hartry Field, Gerhard Jaeger, Ernest Lepore, Marcus Kracht, Melvin Fitting,

Luciano Floridi, Patrick Blackburn, Jan Wolenski, Krister Segerberg,

Dale Jacquette, Sun-Joo Shin, Jouko Väänänen, John Woods and many

more.


UNILOG is a logic event in a broad sense. It gathers people from many horizons

(philosophy, mathematics, linguistics, computer science, semiotics, cognitive science ...)

and the idea is to promote interaction between all these people.


The previous edition in Istanbul gathered more than 400 logicians from

about 50 different countries.

For the 6th edition we will follow a similar format:

- A school of logic of 5 days with 30 tutorials

- A congress of 6 days with about 30 sessions/workshops

- Award of Logic Prizes from about 10 countries

- A secret speaker (speaker whose identity is revealed only at the time

of her / its / his speech).


Vichy is a charming relaxing thermal city at the middle of France,

developed by Napoleon III in the second half of the 19th century, who in

particular created beautiful parks with species of trees from all over

the world. Vichy, in the Duchy of Bourbon, a region full of castles,

is a small city, where it is possible to go everywhere just by walking.

The event will take place at the university campus nearby the Celestins spring,

the banks of the Allier river (where it is possible to swim) and the city center.

June is a very nice time to be in Vichy with lots of animations,

including on June 21 a very lively musical day celebrating summertime.


Deadline to submit an abstract: September 15, 2017


Looking forward to seeing you in Vichy in June 2018

Jean-Yves Beziau (University of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)

Christophe Rey (University Clermont Auvergne, CNRS, LIMOS)

Organizers of UNILOG'2018

Job Announcements / Vacancies
PhD program in Linguistics or Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Delaware, USA

The Brain Organization for Language and Literacy Development (BOLD) Lab at the University of Delaware, Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, is seeking graduate students with interests in language, literacy, and cognitive development. The BOLD Lab uses MRI and functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) neuroimaging technology in combination with genetic and behavioral analyses, including field neuroimaging in rural sub-Saharan Africa. Research focuses on children’s development including language (bilingualism, signed languages), reading, and cognition.

Potential graduate students can apply to the PhD program in Linguistics or Psychological and Brain Sciences. Interested students from linguistics, psychology, cognitive science, and/or related fields should contact the laboratory director, Dr. Kaja Jasinska (http://www.haskins.yale.edu/staff/jasinska/), at jasinska@udel.edu. Please also review application procedures and requirements in the following departmental links:

- https://www.lingcogsci.udel.edu/grad/phd-in-lingui...

- https://www.psych.udel.edu/graduate/for-prospectiv...



2 Postdoc positions in Computational Logic, Oxford, England, deadline: December 13, 2017

2 POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN COMPUTATIONAL LOGIC AT OXFORD

* Oxford University, UK

* Duration 1-3 years,

* Multiple postdoctoral positions are available in Oxford in the

project Proof-Driven Query Planning. Topics of interest include

model theory and proof theory for guarded logics,

interpolation, proof search and automata-to-logic translation.


Starting time and duration are flexible, with the latest starting time

being fall of 2018. Both applied and theoretically-oriented

candidates will be considered. The position has no teaching or

administration duties.

* Deadline, December 13, 2017

* Contact for application and position details:

further details: michael.benedikt@cs.ox.ac.uk


application link: http://www.cs.ox.ac.uk/news/1410-full.html


Postdoctoral positions Formal Linguistics Group, Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, deadline: 15 December 2017

Upcoming call for postdoctoral positions in Spain: expressions of interest in the Formal Linguistics Group at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona)

The Formal Linguistics Group (GLiF, Grup de Lingüística Formal) at Pompeu Fabra University would like to draw the attention of young postdoctoral researchers in Linguistics to the imminent opening of two different calls for a number of 2-year postdoctoral contracts within the “Juan de la Cierva” program of the Spanish Ministry for Economy, Industry, and Competitiveness (MINEICO).


1) Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva-formación: For early stage researchers who were awarded their PhD between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2017. The application period will start on 21 December 2017 and will end on 11 January 2018. The currently available information about the call can be found here (in Spanish):

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/me...


2) Ayudas para contratos Juan de la Cierva-incorporación: For researchers who were awarded their PhD between 1 January 2013 and 31 December 2015 The application period will start on 20 December 2017 and will end on 10 January 2018. The currently available information about the call can be found here (in Spanish):

http://www.idi.mineco.gob.es/portal/site/MICINN/me...

Applications by eligible candidates must be supported by a member of a department or research center within Spain, willing to incorporate the successful applicant.


GLiF encourages qualified candidates, working in areas within the research scope of the group, to send their expression of interest to the intended supporter for the postdoctoral contract and to the group’s coordinator, Josep Quer (josep.quer@upf.edu). Interested candidates must send their cv, a short expression of interest and the link to their webpage, if available, by 15 December 2017.

The main research areas in the group are the following ones:

• Agreement

• Argument structure

• Clinical linguistics

• Distributional/distributed approaches to computational semantics

• Experimental pragmatics and semantics

• Formal pragmatics and formal models of discourse structure

• Information structure

• Interplay between computational linguistics and linguistic theory: computational semantics, semantic theory, and grounding language in vision

• Language change

• Morphology-syntax interface

• Philosophy of language

• Probabilistic semantics

• Sign language grammar and discourse

• Syntax-semantics interface

• Theoretical linguistics

For more detailed information and contact details, visit the pages of the GLiF faculty members.

Please note that GLiF itself is neither the grant-awarding body nor a department, nor the only group based at an institution that might incorporate successful applicants. Please note also that support from members of the group is not automatic but subject to their agreement in the light of the candidate’s academic profile and the ability to fulfill the teaching requirements of the Department of Translation and Language Sciences (80 hours/year). In addition, each supporter is only allowed to back one applicant.

PhD IMPRS Fellowships, Nijmegen, January 2, 2018

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is once again recruiting three candidates for its coveted IMPRS Fellowships. The Fellowships are intended to encourage interdisciplinary language research that takes advantage of the high concentration of top-rated expertise and facilities available in Nijmegen, Netherlands. Each PhD position is funded for four years with a preferred start date of September 1, 2018.


The IMPRS is the leading research school in the world devoted to studying the foundations of human language. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and its partner institutes at the Radboud University: the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Centre for Language Studies. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities ranging from genetics labs, advanced brain imaging techniques to a virtual reality lab, and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment.


For more information, please visit http://www.mpi.nl/people/vacancies/imprs-fellowshi...


The application deadline is January 2, 2018 (midnight CET).

Kindly send queries with "IMPRS 2018 application" in the subject line to imprs@mpi.nl.

PhD Positions, University of Alberta, Canada, deadline: January 10, 2018

We are seeking 4-year full-time graduate students at the PhD level, beginning in September 2018, within several collaborative research projects for Understanding Children’s Processing of Reference, funded by SSHRC and lead by Dr. Juhani Jarvikivi at the Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics (CCP), Department of Linguistics, the University of Alberta.

Applicants should have a Masters degree in Linguistics, Psychology, Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics, or a related field and have a strong interest in the key areas of psycholinguistics relevant for the research, child language acquisition, and/or language processing across the life-span. Excellent communication skills, a good command of English, and the ability to work in teams are required. In addition, computational and/or statistical skills (R statistical environment, Linear-Mixed Modeling, Generalized Additive Modelling) and prior experience in eye tracking methods are a plus, but not a requirement. Qualified applicants will need to apply through the normal admission process and meet the Department’s admission criteria (https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/graduate/admissions). Despite the fact that the position is for 4 years, it is expected that the selected candidates will apply for predoctoral grants from national and local funding agencies.

The Centre for Comparative Psycholinguistics is a major venue of experimental research in language processing in North America and a lively research environment that attracts undergraduate and graduate students and senior staff across faculties and disciplines. The CCP research facilities include several SR Research Eyelink eye trackers (including brand new Portable Duo trackers), SMI ETG2 mobile eye tracking glasses, a Biosemi EEG system, Noldus observation and editing facilities, and up-to-date sound recording and processing facilities (including sound-treated booths). In addition to the facilities and contacts, the student benefits from the Annual Spring Training in Experimental Psycholinguistics (STEP@CCP - ccp.artsrn.ualberta.ca/step/) as well as training and training events organized within the SSHRC funded Partnered Training Initiative Words in the World (Jarvikivi is a co-investigator).

If you are interested in these positions, please email Juhani Jarvikivi directly (jarvikivi@ualberta.ca) with:

- max. two-page statement of research interests and relevant background;

- curriculum vitae (including possible publications and presentations);

- transcripts of university studies; and

- contact details of two academic referees.

In order to meet the Department Admissions deadline (January, 10, 2018), you should contact Dr. Jarvikivi as soon as possible, but preferably by December 1, 2017. For further information, please consult the department website (https://www.ualberta.ca/linguistics/) and/or email jarvikivi@ualberta.ca.

Application Mailing Address:

2-40 Assiniboia Hall

Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

Edmonton Alberta T6G 2E7

Canada

Postdoc positions, Linguistics Universität Potsdam, deadline: until the positions are filled.

Linguistics at Universität Potsdam is looking to fill a number of positions under the auspices of a just funded institutional grant (known as an SFB) on the theme of variability and its limits in language (DFG announcement from May 26 2017: http://www.dfg.de/service/presse/pressemitteilungen/2017/pressemitteilung_nr_16/). An official announcement of the positions will be distributed soon via linguist list and so on. Snippets of some of the positions are as follows:

- PI Höhle & Gafos, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: on 14-month-old children; word-learning experiments; experimental methods are mainly habituation and looking paradigms including analysis of pupil dilation; (re-)synthesis of acoustic parameters expressing contrasts (in voicing or place) and (co-)variability of parameters expressing such contrasts; representative publication: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...

- PI Gafos, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: Electromagnetic Articulometry; dynamical modeling of speech production; gestural coordination in (among other languages) Spanish and German; three hours of teaching per week in phonetics, phonology and signal processing; representative publication: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/1040741...


- PI Bürki, 1 Postdoctoral Research Scientist position: on the time course of word production processes in adults using EEG, Eye-tracking, and Bayesian modeling; representative publication: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...


Prior relevant research experience and publications are a must but field of PhD is not in itself critical. Responsibilities include: original research; assisting with design and execution of experiments; statistical analysis; method use in the domains specified in the list of positions; and participating in writing of papers as part of the research team. Responsibilities may vary depending on the position (again, see contact info below for questions). Ocupancy is sought from July 2017 on; the recruitment process will continue until the positions are filled. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact the PIs for further questions (PI emails can be found in their respective webpages).

Analytic Linguistic Project manager, Amsterdam, deadline: open until the position is filled

Jobs: Dutch; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager, Pygmalion



Subject: Dutch; Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager, Pygmalion, Netherlands



University or Organization: Pygmalion

Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job Title: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Dutch]


Job Rank: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Dutch]; Other


Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax; Natural Language Processing


Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)


Description:


The role of the Analytic Linguistic Project Manager is to consult with Natural Language Understanding Researchers on creating guidelines and setting standards for a variety of NLP projects as well as to manage the work of a team of junior linguists to achieve high quality data output.


Locations: Amsterdam, the Netherlands


This includes:

- Reviewing and annotating linguistic data

- Deriving NLP/TTS data for new and ongoing projects

- Training, managing, and overseeing the work of a team of junior linguists

- Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic databases

- Identifying and assigning required tasks for a project

- Tracking and reporting the team's progress

- Monitoring and controlling quality of the data annotated by the team

- Providing linguistic/operational guidance and support to the team

- Delivering final output


Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Dutch and fluent in English

- Bachelor's degree or higher in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics

- Experience in semantics, syntax, morphology, lexicography or phonetics/phonology

- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in natural language processing

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Good organizational skills

- Previous project management and people management experience

- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools and should have an interest in linguistics and linguistic resources)

- Some programming language and previous experience working in a Linux environment is a plus


Project duration: up to 2 years

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.


How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Dutch]" in the subject line.


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)


Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Contact Information:

Vikki Ha

Email: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Junior Linguist, Amsterdam, deadline: open until the position is filled

University or Organization: Pygmalion

Job Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Job Title: Junior Linguist [Dutch]


Job Rank: Junior Linguist [Dutch]; Other


Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax; Natural Language Processing


Required Language(s): Dutch (nld)


Description:


The role of the Junior Linguist is to annotate and review linguistic data in Dutch. The Junior Linguist will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing. The tasks include:

- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data

- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization

- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines

- Evaluating current system outputs

- Deriving NLP/TTS data for new and ongoing projects

- Be able to work independently with confidence and little oversight


Minimum Requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Dutch and fluent in English

- Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography

- Experience in annotation work

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Attention to detail and good organizational skills


Desired Skills:

- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or Speech processing

- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools

- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate

- Listening Skills

- Fast and Accurate Keyboard Typing Skills

- Editing, Grammar Check and Proofing Skills


Project duration: up to 2 years

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.


How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguists [Dutch]” in the subject line.


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)


Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Contact Information:

Vikki Ha

Email: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Analytic Linguistic Project Manager, Oslo, Norway, deadline: open until the position is filled

University or Organization: Pygmalion

Job Location: Oslo, Norway

Job Title: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Norwegian]


Job Rank: Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Norwegian]; Other


Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax; Natural Language Processing


Required Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål (nob)

Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)


Description:


The role of the Analytic Linguistic Project Manager is to consult with Natural Language Understanding Researchers on creating guidelines and setting standards for a variety of NLP projects as well as to manage the work of a team of junior linguists to achieve high quality data output.


Locations: Oslo, Norway


This includes:

- Reviewing and annotating linguistic data

- Deriving NLP/TTS data for new and ongoing projects

- Training, managing, and overseeing the work of a team of junior linguists

- Consulting with researchers and engineers on the development of linguistic databases

- Identifying and assigning required tasks for a project

- Tracking and reporting the team's progress

- Monitoring and controlling quality of the data annotated by the team

- Providing linguistic/operational guidance and support to the team

- Delivering final output


Job requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Norwegian and fluent in English

- Experience working with or exposure to Swedish and Danish

- Bachelor's degree or higher in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics

- Experience in semantics, syntax, morphology, lexicography or phonetics/phonology

- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; should have an interest in natural language processing

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Good organizational skills

- Previous project management and people management experience

- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate (should feel comfortable using in-house tools and should have an interest in linguistics and linguistic resources)

- Some programming language and previous experience working in a Linux environment is a plus


Project duration: up to 2 years

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.


How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (PDF format preferred) with "Analytic Linguistic Project Manager [Norwegian]" in the subject line.


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)


Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Contact Information:

Vikki Ha

Email: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Junior Linguist, Oslo, Norway, deadline: open until the position is filled

University or Organization: Pygmalion

Job Location: Oslo, Norway

Job Title: Junior Linguist [Norwegian]


Job Rank: Junior Linguist [Norwegian]; Other


Specialty Areas: Computational Linguistics; Lexicography; Morphology; Phonology; Semantics; Syntax; Natural Language Processing


Required Language(s): Norwegian Bokmål (nob)

Norwegian Nynorsk (nno)


Description:


The role of the Junior Linguist is to annotate and review linguistic data in Norwegian. The Junior Linguist will also contribute to a number of other tasks to improve natural language processing. The tasks include:

- Annotating and reviewing linguistic data

- Labeling text for disambiguation, expansion, and text normalization

- Annotating lexicon entries according to guidelines

- Evaluating current system outputs

- Deriving NLP/TTS data for new and ongoing projects

- Be able to work independently with confidence and little oversight


Minimum Requirements:

- Native-level speaker of Norwegian and fluent in English

- Knowledge of phonetics, phonology, semantics, syntax, morphology or lexicography

- Experience in annotation work

- Excellent oral and written communication skills

- Attention to detail and good organizational skills


Desired Skills:

- Degree in Linguistics or Computational Linguistics or Speech processing

- Experience working with or exposure to Danish and Swedish

- Ability to quickly grasp technical concepts; learn in-house tools

- Keen interest in technology and computer-literate

- Listening Skills

- Fast and Accurate Keyboard Typing Skills

- Editing, Grammar Check and Proofing Skills


Project duration: up to 2 years

This is not a permanent position but a full-time contract position.


How to apply: For immediate consideration, please email your CV and cover letter in English (in PDF format) with “Junior Linguists [Norwegian]” in the subject line.


Application Deadline: (Open until filled)


Email Address for Applications: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Contact Information:

Vikki Ha

Email: AdvancedLinguisticsgmail.com

Calls for papers for events
CfP: 'Language and Linguistics' / Conference on Frisian Humanities. Fryske Akademy Leeuwarden, 23-16 April 2018, deadline: 8 December 2017

LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS CALL FOR PAPERS


The Fryske Akademy organizes the first Conference on Frisian Humanities, in the Municipal Theatre De Harmonie in Leeuwarden, on 23 to 26 April 2018, as part of the project Lân fan taal (Country of languages) of Leeuwarden-Fryslân European Capital of Culture 2018.


On Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April, the focus of the conference will be on language and linguistics in the Frisian regions. The focus will not exclusively be on the Frisian languages West Frisian, North Frisian and East Frisian, but also on other lesser used languages. We invite papers in all fields of linguistics, but there will be special attention to phonetics, phonology, historical linguistics, sociolinguistics, language contact and lexicography. The papers will be organised in thematic parallel sessions.


Invited speakers:

Carlos Gussenhoven, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen

Chris Mullhall, Waterford Institute of Technology

Consuelo Oosterveld, Lexicographer

Didier Demolin, Université Paris 3

Jörg Peters, Universität Oldenburg

Michiel de Vaan, Université de Lausanne

Naomi Nagy, University of Toronto

Peter Schrijver, Universiteit Utrecht

Stefan Grondelaers, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen


Call for papers:

Abstracts for oral papers and for poster presentations should be completed via the online platform, http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/FH2018, on 8 December 2017 (23:59 CET) at the latest. Abstracts should be maximum 500 words (including references). Work in progress and research plans are very welcome in the poster session. The working languages of the symposium will be English, Frisian, Dutch and German.


Conference fee:

The conference fee includes lunch and refreshments during coffee and tea breaks. Full Students 1 day € 80,00 € 40,00 2 days € 80,00 € 40,00 3 days € 160,00 € 80,00 4 days € 160,00 € 80,00


Important dates:

8 December 2017: Deadline submission abstracts

22 December 2017: Notification of acceptance

23 to 26 April 2018: Conference on Frisian Humanities


Program committee:

Dr. Hans Van de Velde

Dr. Jelske Dijkstra

Dr. Siebren Dyk

Dr. Wilbert Heeringa

Dr. Eric Hoekstra

Dr. Marjoleine Sloos

Dr. Willem Visser

CfP 'Contested Languages in the Old World' (CLOW3), Amsterdam, May, 3-4, 2018, deadline: December 15, 2017

For more information, please see here

Call for abstract Workshop 'Substructural logics: semantics, proof theory and applications', Vienna, Austria, February 26-28, 2018, deadline: 15 December 2017

Second SYSMICS Workshop "Substructural logics: semantics, proof theory and applications"


Vienna, Austria, February 26-28, 2018

http://sysmics.logic.at


Substructural logics are non-classical logics lacking some of the structural rules of classical logic, and are motivated by philosophical, linguistic and computational considerations. Traditionally, substructural logics have been investigated using proof theoretic and algebraic methods. In recent years, combined approaches have started to emerge. The program of this SYSMICS workshop will be focused on the interactions between syntactic and semantic methods in substructural and related logics, as well as their applications.


If you would like to give a contributed talk, please submit an abstract of 1-3 pages in pdf via the EasyChair submission page:


http://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=sysmicsw2


Participation will be free of charge, and everyone is welcome to attend with or without contributing a talk. Notification of attendance via email by 10th February, 2018 would be appreciated. All notifications and informal enquiries should be addressed to


sysmics@logic.at


Limited participation grants may be available (please enquire).


INVITED SPEAKERS


Matteo Maffei (Vienna)

Francesco Paoli (Cagliari)

Elaine Pimentel (Natal)

David Pym (London)

Alwen Tiu (Canberra)

Philip Wadler (Edinburgh)


IMPORTANT DATES


15th December 2017: abstract submission deadline

22nd December 2017: author notification

26–28th February 2018: workshop


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

Federico Aschieri (TU Wien)

Paolo Baldi (TU Wien)

Agata Ciabattoni (TU Wien, Chair)

Francesco Genco (TU Wien)

Francesca Gulisano (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

Roman Kuznets (TU Wien)

Björn Lellmann (TU Wien)

Tim Lyon (TU Wien)

Matteo Pascucci (TU Wien)

Revantha Ramanayake (TU Wien)


This is the second workshop in the framework of the MSCA-RISE project SYSMICS (Syntax meets Semantics – Methods, Interactions, and Connections in Substructural logics http://logica.dmi.unisa.it/sysmics/). We look forward to your participation.

CfP: NAACL-HLT 2018, New Orleans, USA, June 1-6, 2018, deadline: December 15, 2017

The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018)


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA June 1-6, 2018.


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


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Conference Topics

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NAACL-HLT 2018 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of computational linguistics.


NAACL-HLT 2018 has a goal of a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL. Also, separate CFPs will be forthcoming for demo papers and for submissions to the industry track.



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Important Dates

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Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

Long Paper Author Response Period - January 25~28, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Long Papers) - February 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Short Papers) - February 28, 2018

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


(All deadlines are 11:59PM GMT -12, anywhere in the world.)



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Long and Short Papers

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Long Papers


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should

be included.


Long paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.


Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.



Short Papers


Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


Short paper submissions may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5)

content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions.


Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.


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Submission Guideline

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Note: the ACL is creating expanded publication guidelines which will be made available via the NAACL-HLT 2018 website and submission system when they are available. The ACL publication guidelines will supersede the guidelines below in case of conflict.



Submissions should be original


The content of submissions to NAACL-HLT 2018 (the ideas, the findings, the results and the words) should be original; that is, should not have been published (or be accepted for publication) in another refereed, archival form (such as a book, a journal, or a conference proceedings).


Authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues that arenot refereed and/or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archivalworkshops, or on preprint servers such as arXiv.org). Authors should list all such previous presentations in the submission form. This will help the area chairs if questions of originality arise.


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted to NAACL-HLT 2018.


Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL-HLT 2018 must ensure that the submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other.



Facilitate double blind review


Double blind review is a form of peer review in which the identities of authors are not provided to reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not provided to authors. To facilitate double blind review, submissions should not identify authors or their affiliations. For example, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided.

Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Any preliminary non-archival versions of submitted papers should be listed in the submission form but not in the review version of the paper. NAACL-HLT 2018 reviewers are generally aware that authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues, but will not be provided the list of previous presentations from the submission form.



Follow style and format guidelines


Submissions should follow the NAACL-HLT 2018 style guidelines. Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. Short paper submissions must also follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and must not exceed four (4) pages.

References do not count against these limits. We strongly recommend the use of the official NAACL-HLT 2018 style templates. All submissions must in PDF format. Submissions that do not adhere to the above author guidelines may be rejected without review.



Presentation Requirement


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at NAACL-HLT 2018 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented.


Previous presentations of the work (e.g. preprints on arXiv.org) should be indicated in a footnote that should be excluded from the review submission, but included in the final version of papers appearing in the NAACL-HLT 2018 proceedings.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register for NAACL-HLT 2018 by the early registration deadline.



Paper Online Submission


Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system at:

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/papers – for long papers

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/shortpapers – for short papers


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Contact Information

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General chair: Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)

Program co-chairs: Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Amanda Stent (Bloomberg)

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



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Area Chairs

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- Cognitive Modeling / Psycholinguistics: Morteza Dehghani, Kristy Hollingshead Seitz

- Dialogue and Interactive Systems: Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Gabriel Skantze

- Discourse and Pragmatics: Jacob Eisenstein, Junyi (Jessy) Li, Annie Louis, Yi Yang

- Generation: Michael White

- Information Extraction: Mausam, Dan Bikel, Chia-Hui Chang, Bonan Min, Aurélie Névéol, Marius Pasca, Hinrich Schütze, Avirup Sil, Michael Strube

- Machine Learning for NLP: Chris Dyer, Ozan Irsoy, Tie-Yan Liu, Raymond Mooney

- Machine Translation: Marine Carpuat, Kyunghyun Cho, Daniel Marcu, Taro Watanabe, Deyi Xiong

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

- Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation: Jennifer Foster, Barbara Plank

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

- Semantics: Yoav Artzi, Mona Diab, Kevin Duh, Anna Korhonen, Jonathan May, Preslav Nakov, Dan Roth, Scott Wen-tau Yih

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

- Social Media Analysis and Computational Social Science: Mark Dredze, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Miles Osborne, Alan Ritter, Sara Rosenthal, William Yang Wang

- Speech: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Mari Ostendorf

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

- Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing: Michael Collins, Yoav Goldberg, Daisuke Kawahara, Emily Pitler, Anders Søgaard, Aline Villavicencio

- Text Mining: Kai-wei Chang, Jing Jiang, Zornitsa Kozareva, Chin-Yew Lin

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

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The 16th Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics: Human Language Technologies (NAACL-HLT 2018)


New Orleans, Louisiana, USA June 1-6, 2018.


http://naacl2018.org


FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS


------------------------------------

Conference Topics

------------------------------------


NAACL-HLT 2018 invites the submission of long and short papers on substantial, original, and unpublished research in all aspects of computational linguistics.


NAACL-HLT 2018 has a goal of a broad technical program. Relevant topics for the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas (in alphabetical order):


- Cognitive modeling / Psycholinguistics

- Dialog and interactive systems

- Discourse and pragmatics

- Generation

- Information Extraction

- Machine Learning for NLP

- Machine Translation

- NLP Applications

- Phonology, Morphology and word segmentation

- Question Answering

- Resources and evaluation

- Semantics

- Sentiment Analysis

- Social Media

- Speech

- Summarization

- Tagging, chunking, syntax and parsing

- Text Mining

- Vision, robots, and other grounding


As in recent years, some of the presentations at the conference will be of papers accepted by the Transactions of the ACL. Also, separate CFPs will be forthcoming for demo papers and for submissions to the industry track.



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Important Dates

------------------------------------


Submission Deadline (Long Papers) - December 15, 2017

Submission Deadline (Short Papers) - January 10, 2018

Long Paper Author Response Period - January 25~28, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Long Papers) - February 14, 2018

Notification of Acceptance (Short Papers) - February 28, 2018

Camera Ready Due - March 20, 2018


(All deadlines are 11:59PM GMT -12, anywhere in the world.)



------------------------------------

Long and Short Papers

------------------------------------


Long Papers


Long paper submissions must describe substantial, original, completed and unpublished work. Wherever appropriate, concrete evaluation and analysis should

be included.


Long paper submissions may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references; final versions of long papers will be given one additional page of content (up to 9 pages) so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account.


Long papers will be presented orally or as posters as determined by the program committee. The decisions as to which papers will be presented orally and which as poster presentations will be based on the nature rather than the quality of the work. There will be no distinction in the proceedings between long papers presented orally and as posters.



Short Papers


Short paper submissions must describe original and unpublished work. Please note that a short paper is not a shortened long paper. Instead short papers should have a point that can be made in a few pages. Some kinds of short papers are:

- A small, focused contribution

- Work in progress

- A negative result

- An opinion piece

- An interesting application nugget


Short paper submissions may consist of up to four (4) pages of content, plus unlimited references. Upon acceptance, short papers will be given five (5)

content pages in the proceedings. Authors are encouraged to use this additional page to address reviewers’ comments in their final versions.


Short papers will be presented in one or more oral or poster sessions. While short papers will be distinguished from long papers in the proceedings, there will be no distinction in the proceedings between short papers presented orally and as posters.


------------------------------------

Submission Guideline

------------------------------------


Note: the ACL is creating expanded publication guidelines which will be made available via the NAACL-HLT 2018 website and submission system when they are available. The ACL publication guidelines will supersede the guidelines below in case of conflict.



Submissions should be original


The content of submissions to NAACL-HLT 2018 (the ideas, the findings, the results and the words) should be original; that is, should not have been published (or be accepted for publication) in another refereed, archival form (such as a book, a journal, or a conference proceedings).


Authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues that arenot refereed and/or not archival (e.g. course reports, theses, non-archivalworkshops, or on preprint servers such as arXiv.org). Authors should list all such previous presentations in the submission form. This will help the area chairs if questions of originality arise.


Papers that have been or will be submitted to other venues must indicate this at submission time, and must be withdrawn from the other venues if accepted to NAACL-HLT 2018.


Authors submitting more than one paper to NAACL-HLT 2018 must ensure that the submissions do not overlap significantly (>25%) with each other.



Facilitate double blind review


Double blind review is a form of peer review in which the identities of authors are not provided to reviewers, and the identities of reviewers are not provided to authors. To facilitate double blind review, submissions should not identify authors or their affiliations. For example, self-references that reveal the author’s identity, e.g., “We previously showed (Smith, 1991) …” must be avoided.

Instead, use citations such as “Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) …”. Any preliminary non-archival versions of submitted papers should be listed in the submission form but not in the review version of the paper. NAACL-HLT 2018 reviewers are generally aware that authors may present preliminary versions of their work in other venues, but will not be provided the list of previous presentations from the submission form.



Follow style and format guidelines


Submissions should follow the NAACL-HLT 2018 style guidelines. Long paper submissions must follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings without exceeding eight (8) pages of content. Short paper submissions must also follow the two-column format of ACL proceedings, and must not exceed four (4) pages.

References do not count against these limits. We strongly recommend the use of the official NAACL-HLT 2018 style templates. All submissions must in PDF format. Submissions that do not adhere to the above author guidelines may be rejected without review.



Presentation Requirement


All accepted papers must be presented at the conference to appear in the proceedings. Authors of papers accepted for presentation at NAACL-HLT 2018 must notify the program chairs by the camera-ready deadline as to whether the paper will be presented.


Previous presentations of the work (e.g. preprints on arXiv.org) should be indicated in a footnote that should be excluded from the review submission, but included in the final version of papers appearing in the NAACL-HLT 2018 proceedings.


At least one author of each accepted paper must register for NAACL-HLT 2018 by the early registration deadline.



Paper Online Submission


Submission is electronic, using the Softconf START conference management system at:

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/papers – for long papers

https://www.softconf.com/naacl2018/shortpapers – for short papers


------------------------------------

Contact Information

------------------------------------


General chair: Marilyn Walker (University of California Santa Cruz)

Program co-chairs: Heng Ji (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) and Amanda Stent (Bloomberg)

Email: naacl2018-program@googlegroups.com



------------------------------------

Area Chairs

------------------------------------


- Cognitive Modeling / Psycholinguistics: Morteza Dehghani, Kristy Hollingshead Seitz

- Dialogue and Interactive Systems: Yun-Nung (Vivian) Chen, Gabriel Skantze

- Discourse and Pragmatics: Jacob Eisenstein, Junyi (Jessy) Li, Annie Louis, Yi Yang

- Generation: Michael White

- Information Extraction: Mausam, Dan Bikel, Chia-Hui Chang, Bonan Min, Aurélie Névéol, Marius Pasca, Hinrich Schütze, Avirup Sil, Michael Strube

- Machine Learning for NLP: Chris Dyer, Ozan Irsoy, Tie-Yan Liu, Raymond Mooney

- Machine Translation: Marine Carpuat, Kyunghyun Cho, Daniel Marcu, Taro Watanabe, Deyi Xiong

- NLP Applications: Joel Tetreault

- Phonology, Morphology and Word Segmentation: Jennifer Foster, Barbara Plank

- Question Answering: Eugene Agichtein, Idan Szpektor

- Semantics: Yoav Artzi, Mona Diab, Kevin Duh, Anna Korhonen, Jonathan May, Preslav Nakov, Dan Roth, Scott Wen-tau Yih

- Sentiment Analysis: Smaranda Muresan, Swapna Somasundaran

- Social Media Analysis and Computational Social Science: Mark Dredze, Hannaneh Hajishirzi, Miles Osborne, Alan Ritter, Sara Rosenthal, William Yang Wang

- Speech: Eric Fosler-Lussier, Dilek Hakkani-Tur, Mari Ostendorf

- Summarization: George Giannokopoulos, Xiaojun Wan, Lu Wang

- Tagging, Chunking, Syntax and Parsing: Michael Collins, Yoav Goldberg, Daisuke Kawahara, Emily Pitler, Anders Søgaard, Aline Villavicencio

- Text Mining: Kai-wei Chang, Jing Jiang, Zornitsa Kozareva, Chin-Yew Lin

- Vision, Robotics and Other Grounding: Joyce Chai

CfP Conference 'Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions', Miyazaki, Japan, May 7, deadline: January 7, 2018

AREA - Annotation, Recognition and Evaluation of Actions

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Call for Papers


AREA will take place in conjunction with the 11th edition of the Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC 2018) and is organized as a half-day session with plenary talks, posters and demonstrations. AREA is a SIGSEM-sponsored workshop.


Date: 7 May 2018

Venue: the Phoenix Seagaia Resort

Location: Miyazaki, Japan

http://www.areaworkshop.org/



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION MOTIVATION AND TOPICS

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There has recently been increased interest in modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Additionally, action modeling has emerged as an important topic in robotics and HCI. The goal of this workshop is to gather and discuss advances in research areas in which actions are paramount e.g., virtual embodied agents, robotics, human-computer communication, document design, as well as modeling multimodal human-human interactions involving actions. Action modeling is an inherently multi-disciplinary area, involving contributions from computational linguistics, AI, semantics, robotics, psychology, and formal logic.


While there has been considerable attention in the community paid to the representation and recognition of events (e.g., the development of ISO-TimeML and associated specifications, and the 4 Workshops on “EVENTS: Definition, Detection, Coreference, and Representation”), the goals of this workshop are focused specifically on actions undertaken by embodied agents as opposed to events in the abstract. By concentrating on actions, we hope to attract those researchers working in computational semantics, gesture, dialogue, HCI, robotics, and other areas, in order to develop a community around action as a communicative modality where their work can be communicated and shared. This community will be a venue for the development and evaluation of resources regarding the integration of action recognition and processing in human-computer communication.


We invite submissions on foundational, conceptual, and practical issues involving modeling actions, as described by natural language expressions and gestures, and as depicted by images and videos. Relevant topics include but are not limited to:

- dynamic models of actions

- formal semantic models of actions

- affordance modeling

- manipulation action modeling

- linking multimodal descriptions and presentations of actions (image, text, icon, video)

- automatic action recognition from text, images, and videos

- communicating and performing actions with robots or avatars for joint tasks

- action language grounding

- evaluation of action models



IMPORTANT DATES

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Deadline for paper submission: 7 January 2018

Review deadline: 1 February 2018

Notification of acceptance: 11 February 2018

Deadline for camera-ready version: 1 March 2018

Early registration deadline: TBA

Workshop Date: 7 May 2018



SUBMISSION

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Three types of submissions are invited:

- Research papers, describing original research; these can be either long (6-8 pages, not including references) or short (3-4 pages, not including references);

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

- Demonstration notes, accompanying demonstration of software, tools, or systems (2-4 pages including references).


We will decide whether to have an oral or poster presentation, depending on reviewer suggestions and the overall workshop schedule.


Papers should be in compliance with the style sheet adopted for the LREC Proceedings. The AREA proceedings will be published in the LREC 2018 proceedings.


Papers should be submitted through the START conference manager set up for LREC 2018. When submitting a paper from the START page, authors will be asked to provide essential information about resources (in a broad sense, i.e. also technologies, standards, evaluation kits, etc.) that have been used for the work described in the paper or are a new result of your research. Moreover, ELRA encourages all LREC authors to share the described LRs (data, tools, services, etc.) to enable their reuse and replicability of experiments (including evaluation ones).



MORE INFORMATION

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For more information visit the workshop webpage at: http://www.areaworkshop.org/

Or contact us at: jamesp@cs.brandeis.edu, i.f.van.der.Sluis@rug.nl



PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

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Jan Alexanderson DFKI

Yiannis Aloimonos University of Maryland

Anja Belz University of Brighton

Johan Bos University of Groningen

Kirsten Bergmann Bielefeld University

Harry Bunt Tilburg University

Simon Dobnik University of Gothenburg

Eren Erdal Aksoy Karlsruhe Institut fur Technologie

Kristiina Jokinen AIRC AIST

Johan Kwisthout Radboud University Nijmegen

Nikhil Krishnaswamy Brandeis University

Alex Lascarides University of Edinburgh

Andy Lucking Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

Siddharth Narayanaswamy University of Oxford

Paul Piwek Open University

Matthias Rehm Aalborg University

Gisela Redeker University of Groningen

Daniel Sonntag DFKI

Michael McTear University of Ulster

Mariet Theune University of Twente

David Traum USC Institute for Creative Technologies

Florentin Wörgötte Georg-August University Göttingen

Luke Zettlemoyer UW CSE



ORGANIZERS

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James Pustejovsky Brandeis University

Ielka van de Sluis University of Groningen


CfP Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of Research Results in Science and Technology of Language, Japan, 12 May 2018, deadline: 15 January 2018

================= FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS================

4REAL Workshop 2018

Workshop on Replicability and Reproducibility of ResearchResults in Science and Technology of Language http://4real2018.di.fc.ul.pt

12 May 2018

Miyazaki, Japan

Collocated with LREC 2018

11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference http://lrec2018.lrec-conf.org

Important dates:

15 January 2018: Deadline for submissions to 4REALworkshop

9 February 2018: Notification of authors of submissionsto 4REAL workshop

1 March 2018: Deadline for camera-ready

9-11 May 2018: LREC main conference (Wednesday to Friday)

12 May 2018: 4REAL workshop (Saturday)

Call for papers:

Reproduction and replication of research results are atthe heart of the validation of scientific knowledge and of the scientificendeavor. Reproduction of results entails arriving at the same overallconclusions that is, to appropriately validate a set of results, scientistsshould strive to reproduce the same answer to a given research question bydifferent means, e.g. by reimplementing an algorithm or evaluating it on a newdataset, etc. Replication has a more limited aim, typically involving running theexact same solution or approach under the same conditions in order to arrive atthe same output result.

Despite their key importance, reproduction andreplication have not been sufficiently encouraged given the prevailingprocedures and priorities for the reviewing, selection and publication ofresearch results.

The immediate motivation for the increased interest onreproducibility and replicability is to be found in a number of factors,including the realization that for some published results, their replication isnot being obtained (e.g. Prinz et al., 2011; Belgley and Ellis, 2012); thatthere may be problems with the commonly accepted reviewing procedures, wheredeliberately falsified submissions, with fabricated errors and fake authors,get accepted even in respectable journals (e.g. Bohannon, 2013); that theexpectation of researchers vis a vis misconduct, as revealed in inquiries toscientists on questionable practices, scores higher than one might expect orwould be ready to accept (e.g. Fanelli, 2009); among several others.

This workshop seeks to foster the discussion and theadvancement on a topic that has been given insufficient attention in theresearch area of language processing tools and resources and that has been animportant topic emerging in other scientific areas, continuing the objectivesof the first edition of the 4REAL workshop, at LREC 2016. We are thus invitingsubmissions of articles that present cases, either with positive or negativeresults, of actual replication or reproduction exercises of previous publishedresults in our area.

Specific topics within the scope of the call include, butare not limited to:

– Reproduction and replication of previously publishedsystems, resources, results, etc.

– Analysis of reproducibility challenges insystem-oriented and user-oriented evaluation.

– Reproducibility challenges on private or proprietarydata.

– Reproducibility challenges on ephemeral data, likestreaming data, tweets, etc.

– Reproducibility challenges on online experiments.

– Reproducibility in evaluation campaigns.

– Evaluation infrastructures and Evaluation as a Service(EaaS).

– Experiments on data management, data curation, and dataquality.

– Reproducible experimental workflows: tools andexperiences.

– Data citation: citing experimental data, dynamic datasets, samples, etc.

We are interested also in articles discussing thechallenges, the risk factors, the appropriate procedures, etc. specific to ourarea or that should be adopted, or adapted from other neighboring areas,including methodologies for monitoring, maintaining or improving citation oflanguage resources and tools and to assess the importance of data citation forresearch integrity. This includes also of course the new risks raised by the replicationarticles themselves and their own integrity, in view of the preservation of thereputation of colleagues and works whose results are reported has having beenreplicated, etc.

“Replicability Focus” in Language Resources andEvaluation Journal:

Best papers will be invited to be submitted to theLanguage Resources and Evaluation Journal under its new “Replicability Focus”.

Organization committee:

António Branco (University of Lisbon)

Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC)

Khalid Choukri (ELRA)

Program committee:

Aljoscha Burchardt (DFKI)

António Branco (University of Lisbon)

Gertjan van Noord (University of Groningen) JosephMariani (CNRS/LIMSI) Khalid Choukri (ELRA) Maria Gavrilidou (ILSP) MarkoGrobelnik (Jozef Stefan Institute) Marko Tadic (University of Zagreb) Nancy Ide(Vassar College) Nicoletta Calzolari (ILC) Patrick Paroubek (CNRS/LIMSI)) PiekVossen (VU University Amsterdam) Senja Pollak (Jozef Stefan Institute) SimonKrek (Jozef Stefan Institute) Stelios Piperidis (ILSP) Thierry Declerck (DFKI)Yohei Murakami (Language Grid Japan)

“Identify, Describe and Share your LRs!” initiative:

Describing your Language Resources (LRs) in the LRE Mapis now a normal practice in the submission procedure of LREC (introduced in2010 and adopted by other conferences). To continue the efforts initiated atLREC 2014 about “Sharing LRs”

(data, tools, web-services, etc.), when submitting apaper, authors will have the possibility to upload LRs in a special LRECrepository. This effort of sharing LRs, linked to the LRE Map for theirdescription, may become a new “regular” feature for conferences in our field,thus contributing to creating a common repository where everyone can depositand share data.

As scientific work requires accurate citations of referencedwork so as to allow the community to understand the whole context and alsoreplicate the experiments conducted by other researchers, LREC 2018 endorsesthe need to uniquely Identify LRs through the use of the International StandardLanguage Resource Number (ISLRN, www.islrn.org),a Persistent Unique Identifier to be assigned to each Language Resource. Theassignment of ISLRNs to LRs cited in LREC papers will be offered at submissiontime.

References:

Begley and Ellis, 2012, Drug development: Raise standardsfor preclinical cancer research, Nature Bohannon, John, 2013, Who’s Afraid ofPeer Review?, Science

Fanelli,2009 How Many Scientists Fabricate and FalsifyResearch?

Prinz, et al., 2011, Believe it or not: how much can werely on published data on potential drug targets?, Nature Reviews DrugDiscovery 10, 712.

VIOT-conference 'Duurzame Taalbeheersing', January 17-19, Groningen

"Veertig jaar Taalbeheersing! Dat nodigt uit tot eenterugblik en tot vragen over de toekomst, over de vitaliteit en over dehoudbaarheid van ons vakgebied. De eerstvolgende VIOT-conferentie (VIOT staatvoor Vereniging Interuniversitair Overleg Taalbeheersing) biedt hiertoe met hetthema Duurzame Taalbeheersing ruim de gelegenheid. De conferentie vindt plaatsvan 17 tot en met 19 januari 2018 in het academiegebouw van deRijksuniversiteit Groningen."

http://www.viot2018.org/

CfP Computational Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 28-29, deadline: January 20, 2018

Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2018)

This is the second CFP for the third edition of theInternational Conference on Computational Linguistics in Bulgaria (CLIB 2018)

(http://dcl.bas.bg/clib/)to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 28 and 29 May, 2018.

INVITED SPEAKERS:

Prof. Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton): With aLittle Help from NLP: My Language Technology Applications with Impact onSociety Dr. Zornitsa Kozareva (Amazon): Building Conversational Assistantsusing Deep LearningDr. Sujith Ravi (Google): Neural Graph Learning

CLIB covers a broad spectrum of areas related to naturallanguage processing and computational linguistics focused on but not limited toBulgarian.

TOPICS OF INTEREST

CLIB invites contributions on original research,including, but not limited to the following topics:

semantics, syntax, grammar and the lexicon;cognitive, mathematical and computational models of language processing;lexical semantics and ontologies; linguistic annotation – POStagging, syntactic and semantic parsing, etc.;word sense disambiguation; MWE recognition;information extraction; text analysis and summarisation;NLP methods and applications; corpus linguistics;multilingual processing and applications, machiene translation and translationaids.

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There will be a special session dedicated to wordnets and ontologies

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INFORMATION FOR AUTHORS

There will be two categories of research papers: oral andposter presentations. All accepted papers will be included in the conferenceproceedings. Papers shall be submitted in English.

On submission, please indicate whether you submit a paperfor the main conference or for the special session on wordnets and ontologies.

Reviewing will be double blind. Each submission will bereviewed by at least two anonymous reviewers.

Additional information and CLIB 2018 style guidelines areavailable at the conference site: http://dcl.bas.bg/clib/instructions-for-authors/

IMPORTANT DATES

20 Jan 2018: Paper submission deadline

3 March 2018: Notification to authors

20 March 2018: Camera-ready PDF due

15 May 2018: Proceedings publication date

28 – 29 May 2018: Conference

CONTACT DETAILS

You can contact us via the Conference e-mail: clib2018@dcl.bas.bgConference website: http://dcl.bas.bg/clib/Also, consider joining our FB

page: https://www.facebook.com/CompLingInBulgaria/.

Looking forward to your contributions!

CfP 9th International Conference on Automated Reasoning, Oxford, England, July 14-17, deadline: January 22, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS

The 9th International Joint Conference on Automated Reasoning, IJCAR 2018

Oxford, UK, July 14-17, 2018. http://www.ijcar2018.org

Part of The Federated Logic Conference, FLoC 2018,

Oxford, UK, July 6-19, 2018. http://www.floc2018.org


IJCAR is the premier international joint conference on all topics in automated reasoning. The IJCAR technical program will consist of presentations of high-quality original research papers, system descriptions, and invited talks.


IJCAR 2018 takes place as part of FLoC 2018 and is the merger of leading events in automated reasoning:


CADE (Conference on Automated Deduction), FroCoS (Symposium on Frontiers of Combining Systems) and TABLEAUX (Conference on Analytic Tableaux and Related Methods)


Topics:

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IJCAR 2018 invites submissions related to all aspects of automated reasoning, including foundations, implementations, and applications. Original research papers and descriptions of working automated deduction systems are solicited.


IJCAR topics include the following ones:


- Logics of interest include: propositional, first-order, classical,

equational, higher-order, non-classical, constructive, modal, temporal,

many-valued, substructural, description, type theory, etc.

- Methods of interest include: tableaux, sequent calculi, resolution, model-

elimination, inverse method, paramodulation, term rewriting, induction,

unification, constraint solving, decision procedures, model generation,

model checking, semantic guidance, interactive theorem proving, logical

frameworks, AI-related methods for deductive systems, proof presentation,

automated theorem provers, combination of decision procedures, SAT and SMT

solving, etc.

- Applications of interest include: verification, formal methods, program

analysis and synthesis, computer mathematics, declarative programming,

deductive databases, knowledge representation, etc.


We welcome papers combining automated-reasoning formalisms & techniques and with those from other areas of CS and mathematics, including, e.g., computer algebra, machine learning, formal languages, formal verification, termination.

In particular, high-quality conference papers on the topics of the IJCAR 2018 affiliated workshops (http://ijcar2018.org/#assocev) are welcome.


The proceedings of IJCAR 2018 will be published by Springer in the LNAI/LNCS series (www.springer.com/lncs).


Submission details:

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Submission is electronic, through

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ijcar2018.

Authors are strongly encouraged to use LaTeX and the Springer "llncs" format, which can be obtained from

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

We solicit two categories of submissions:


REGULAR PAPERS. Submissions, not exceeding sixteen (16) pages including bibliography, should contain original research, and sufficient detail to assess the merits and relevance of the contribution. For papers reporting experimental results, authors are strongly encouraged to make their data and software available with their submission for reproducibility. The PC will take availability of software and data into account when evaluating submissions.

Submissions reporting on case studies in an industrial context are strongly invited, and should describe details, weaknesses and strength in sufficient depth. Simultaneous submission to other conferences with proceedings or submission of material that has already been published elsewhere is not allowed.


SYSTEM DESCRIPTIONS. Submissions, not exceeding eight (8) pages including bibliography, should describe the implemented tool and its novel features. One author is expected to be able to perform a demonstration on demand to accompany a tool presentation. Papers describing tools that have already been presented in other conferences before will be accepted only if significant and clear enhancements to the tool are reported and implemented.


Best paper award:

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IJCAR 2018 will recognize the most outstanding submission with a best paper award at the conference.



IJCAR'18 Special Issue of the Journal of Automated Reasoning:

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The authors of a selection of the best IJCAR'18 papers will be invited to produce an extended version of their paper for a special issue of the Journal of Automated Reasoning.


Invited speakers:

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Invited Speakers will be announced later on.


Important dates (provisional):

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Abstract submission: January 22nd 2018

Paper submission: January 29th 2018

Notification: March 29th, 2018

Final version of papers due: April 23rd, 2018 IJCAR Conference: July 14-17th, 2018 FLoC Conference: July 6-19th, 2018


IMPORTANT NOTICE: due to very strict FLoC constraints, deadlines are SHARP!


Student travel awards:

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Woody Bledsoe Travel Awards will be available to support selected students in attending the conference.


Organization:

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Conference Chair:

Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


Program Chairs:

Didier Galmiche, LORIA, Universite de Lorraine, Nancy, France Stephan Schulz, DHBW Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany Roberto Sebastiani, DISI, University of Trento, Trento, Italy


Local Arrangements Chairs:

Daniel Kroening, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK Marta Kwiatkowska, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK


Workshop Chair:

Alberto Griggio, Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento, Italy


Publicity Chair:

Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami


Program Committee:

Carlos Areces, FaMA FUniversidad Nacional de Cordoba Alessandro Artale, Free University of Bolzano-Bozen Arnon Avron, Tel-Aviv University Franz Baader, TU Dresden Clark Barrett, Stanford University Peter Baumgartner, Data 61 and CSIRO Christoph Benzmueller, Freie Universitaet Berlin Armin Biere, Johannes Kepler University Linz Nikolaj Bjorner, Microsoft Research Jasmin Christian Blanchette, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam Maria Paola Bonacina, Universita degli Studi di Verona Torben Brauener, Roskilde University Agata Ciabattoni, TU Wien Leonardo de Moura, Microsoft Research Hans De Nivelle, University of Wroclaw Stephane Demri, CNRS, LSV, ENS Paris-Saclay Clare Dixon, University of Liverpool Francois Fages, Inria Universite Paris-Saclay Pascal Fontaine, Universite de Lorraine - LORIA Didier Galmiche (Chair), Universite de Lorraine - LORIA Vijay Ganesh, University of Waterloo Silvio Ghilardi, Universite degli Studi di Milano Juergen Giesl, RWTH Aachen Laura Giordano, DISIT Universite del Piemonte Orientale Valentin Goranko, Stockholm University Rajeev Gore, The Australian National University Alberto Griggio, FBK-IRST John Harrison, Intel Corporation Ian Horrocks, University of Oxford Moa Johansson, Chalmers Tekniska Hogskola Cezary Kaliszyk, University of Innsbruck Deepak Kapur, University of New Mexico Konstantin Korovin, The University of Manchester Laura Kovacs Vienna, University of Technology George Metcalfe, University of Bern Dale Miller, INRIA and LIX/Ecole Polytechnique Claudia Nalon, University of Brasilia Albert Oliveras, - Technical University of Catalonia Nicola Olivetti, LSIS Aix-Marseille University Jens Otten, University of Oslo Lawrence Paulson, University of Cambridge Nicolas Peltier, CNRS, LIG Frank Pfenning, Carnegie Mellon University Silvio Ranise, FBK-Irst Christophe Ringeissen, LORIA-INRIA Philipp Ruemmer, Uppsala University Katsuhiko Sano, Hokkaido University Uli Sattler, The University of Manchester Renate A. Schmidt, The University of Manchester Stephan Schulz (Chair), DHBW Stuttgart Roberto Sebastiani (Chair), DISI University of Trento Viorica Sofronie-Stokkermans, University Koblenz-Landau Thomas Sturm, CNRS Geoff Sutcliffe, University of Miami Cesare Tinelli, The University of Iowa Alwen Tiu, Nanyang Technological University Ashish Tiwari, SRI International Josef Urban, Czech Technical University in Prague Luca Viganò, King's College London Andrei Voronkov, The University of Manchester Uwe Waldmann, Max Planck Institute for Informatics Christoph Weidenbach, Max Planck Institute for Informatics

CfP 2nd Conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics, Mohammed V University, Morocco, 24-16 April 2018, deadline: 28 January 2018

Mohammed V University

Institute for the Study and Research on Arabization

The 2ed International Doctorial Conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics at Arab and western universities

Between 24-26 April 2018


Call for papers

The Institute for the Study and Research for Arabization, Mohammed V University, Morocco,is pleased to organize the 2ed International doctorial conference on Arabic Comparative Linguistics (ACL) targeted at doctoral students. The conference will be held on 24-26 April 2018 at the Institute.

TOPICS OF INTEREST:

-Theoretical linguistics: syntax, lexicology, semantics, pragmatics, phonology, and morphology

-Applied linguistics: lexicography , translation, and terminology

-Discourse/Text linguistics

-Sociolinguistics

-Psycholinguistics

-Pedagogical linguistics

-Computational linguistics

The conference sessions will be supervised by specialized researchers.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:

-The paper shouldbe written either in Arabic, English, Spanish or French;

-The paper should fall within one of the conferencetopics suggested above;

-Novelty and in-depth analysis are prerequisite in the research paper;

-Participants must submit no more than two-pages abstract, summarizing the problem and methodology …;

-Arabic papers should be written in Traditional Arabic character, in a front size 16; space between lines is required to be 1.0; footnotes should be 12 using the same character (traditional Arabic).


All the submitted papers will undergo a selection process by the Conference Reading Committee, and the approved ones must be edited, making thenecessary modifications suggested by the committee in order to be included in the working papers published by the Institute for the Study and Research on Arabization.

IMPORTANT:

-The deadline for accepting the abstracts/proposals is 28January 2018;

-Notification of presentations acceptance will be no later than 15 February 2018;

-The deadline for sending the final version of papers is 20 March 2018;

-Registration fee: 100 euro for foreign participants and 500 Mad for participants from Morocco. It includes only the conference proceedingsbook and meals during the two days of the conference;

CONTACT:

-The Institute for Study and Research on Arabization;

-Tel: 0537773012;

-Fax: 0537772065.

-iera-doc@um5s.net.ma

Note: the Institute does not take charge of trip and accommodation expenses.

Abstracts should be sent as email attachments to the following address: iera-doc@um5s. net.ma accompanied by the participant’s information, including:

-Full name

-Degree

-Major

-Establishment

-Country

-Phone number

-Email

-Theme

- of the presentation

-Title of the presentation:







CfP Sociolinguistics Circle, Maastricht University, 6 April 2018, deadline: 31 January 2018

The Sociolinguistics Circle is an annual one-day conference that aims at bringing together students and researchers of language variation, sociolinguistics and social dynamics of language with a connection to the Low Countries. The upcoming, fifth edition will be hosted by the chair Languageculture in Limburg of Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and will take place on April 6, 2018. For this fifth edition, we also invite BA and MA students to submit their work for (poster) presentation.

We welcome abstracts for paper and poster presentations which deal with variationist, sociolinguistic, dialectological, language-anthropological and ethnographical topics (in the broadest possible sense of these terms), investigated in any linguistic variety. Abstracts can be submitted in English or Dutch, and should contain no more than 300 words (excluding references); they should be submitted via the Easy Abstracts site of the conference: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/sociocircle2018. This portal opens on November 1, 2017. For more information and registration, go to: sociolinguisticscircle2018.wordpress.com.


CfP ESSLI 2018 Student Session, Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6-17, 2018, deadline: February 26, 2018

*1st Call for Papers*

*ESSLLI 2018 STUDENT SESSION*


Held during the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information


Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6-17, 2018


*Deadline for submissions: February 26, 2018*

https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=stus2018



*ABOUT:*

The Student Session of the 30th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, August 6th to 17th (http://esslli2018.folli.info). We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and selected papers will appear in the Student Session proceedings by Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.


*ORAL/POSTER PRESENTATIONS:*

Note that there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for oral presentations and one for posters. This means that papers are directly submitted either as oral presentations or as poster presentations. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters, as they offer an excellent opportunity to present smaller research projects and research in progress.


*SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:*

All authors must be students, and submissions may be singly or jointly authored. Each author may submit at most one single and one jointly authored contribution. Submissions should not be longer than 8 pages for an oral presentation or 4 pages for a poster presentation (including examples and references). Submissions must be anonymous, without any identifying information. More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://esslli2018.folli.info/student-session/.


*SPONSORSHIP AND PRIZES*

As in previous years, Springer has kindly agreed to sponsor the ESSLLI student session. The winners of the best poster and best talk will be awarded Springer book vouchers of 500€ each.



*FURTHER INFORMATION:*

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to jen.sikos@ims.uni-stuttgart.de


ESSLLI 2018 will feature a wide range of foundational and advanced courses and workshops in all areas of Logic, Language, and Computation. For further information, including registration information and course listings, and for general inquiries about ESSLLI 2018, please consult the main ESSLLI 2018 page: http://esslli2018.folli.info/.



Kind regards,


The ESSLLI 2018 Student Session Organization Committee



Chairs:

Jennifer Sikos (Universität Stuttgart)


LoCo co-chairs:

Ilina Stoilkovska (TU Wien)

Nika Pona (Universitat de Barcelona)


LoLa co-chairs:

Carina Kauf (Universität Göttingen)

Swantje Tönnis (Universität Göttingen)


LaCo co-chairs:

Martin Schmitt (LMU Munich)

Chantal Van Son (Vrije U. Amsterdam)

CfP Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2018), July 24-27 2018, deadline: March 11, 2018

WoLLIC 2018

25th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation

July 24th to 27th, 2018

Bogotá, Colombia


SCIENTIFIC SPONSORSHIP

Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL)

The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI)

Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL)

European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS)

European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL)

ACM Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM-SIGLOG) (TBC)

Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC)

Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL)


ORGANISATION

Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia

Centro de Informática, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil


HOSTED BY

Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad de los Andes, Colombia


CALL FOR PAPERS

WoLLIC is an annual international forum on inter-disciplinary research involving formal logic, computing and programming theory, and natural language and reasoning. Each meeting includes invited talks and tutorials as well as contributed papers. The twenty-fifth WoLLIC will be held at the Departamento de Matemáticas of the Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia, from July 24th to 27th, 2018. It is sponsored by the Association for Symbolic Logic (ASL), the Interest Group in Pure and Applied Logics (IGPL), the The Association for Logic, Language and Information (FoLLI), the European Association for Theoretical Computer Science (EATCS), the European Association for Computer Science Logic (EACSL), ACM Special Interest Group on Logic and Computation (ACM-SIGLOG) (TBC), the Sociedade Brasileira de Computação (SBC), and the Sociedade Brasileira de Lógica (SBL).


PAPER SUBMISSION

Contributions are invited on all pertinent subjects, with particular interest in cross-disciplinary topics. Typical but not exclusive areas of interest are: foundations of computing and programming; novel computation models and paradigms; broad notions of proof and belief; proof mining, type theory, effective learnability; formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection; foundations of mathematics; philosophy of mathematics; philosophical logic; philosophy of language. Proposed contributions should be in English, and consist of a scholarly exposition accessible to the non-specialist, including motivation, background, and comparison with related works. Articles should be written in the LaTeX format of LNCS by Springer (see authors instructions at http://www.springer.com/computer/lncs?SGWID=0-164-6-793341-0). They must not exceed 12 pages, with up to 5 additional pages for references and technical appendices. The paper's main results must not be published or submitted for publication in refereed venues, including journals and other scientific meetings. It is expected that each accepted paper be presented at the meeting by one of its authors. (At least one author is required to pay the registration fee before granting that the paper will be published in the proceedings.) Papers must be submitted electronically at the WoLLIC 2018 EasyChair website. (Please go to http://wollic.org/wollic2018/instructions.html for instructions.) A title and single-paragraph abstract should be submitted by Mar 11, 2018, and the full paper by Mar 18, 2018 (firm date). Notifications are expected by Apr 15, 2018, and final papers for the proceedings will be due by Apr 22, 2018 (firm date).


PROCEEDINGS

The proceedings of WoLLIC 2018, including both invited and contributed papers, will be published in advance of the meeting as a volume in Springer's LNCS series. In addition, abstracts will be published in the Conference Report section of the Logic Journal of the IGPL, and selected contributions will be published (after a new round of reviewing) as a special post-conference WoLLIC 2018 issue of a scientific journal (to be confirmed).


INVITED SPEAKERS

(TBA)


STUDENT GRANTS

ASL sponsorship of WoLLIC 2018 will permit ASL student members to apply for a modest travel grant (deadline: May 1st, 2018). See http://www.aslonline.org/studenttravelawards.html for details.


IMPORTANT DATES

Mar 11, 2018: Paper title and abstract deadline

Mar 18, 2018: Full paper deadline

Apr 15, 2018: Author notification

Apr 22, 2018: Final version deadline (firm)


PROGRAMME COMMITTEE

Siddharth Bhaskar (Haverford College, USA)

Torben Braüner (Roskilde University, Denmark)

Hazel Brickhill (University of Bristol, UK)

Michael Detlefsen (University of Notre Dame, USA)

Juliette Kennedy (University of Helsinki, Finland)

Sophia Knight (Uppsala University, Sweden)

Alex Kruckman (Indiana University, USA)

Maricarmen Martinez Baldares (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia)

Frederike Moltmann (CNRS, France)

Lawrence Moss (Indiana University, USA) (CHAIR)

Cláudia Nalon (University of Brasília, Brazil)

Valeria de Paiva (Nuance Comms, USA, and University of Birmingham, UK)

Sophie Pinchinat (IRISA Rennes, France)

David Pym (University College London, UK)

Ruy de Queiroz (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil)

Revantha Ramanayake (Vienna University of Technology, Austria)

Giselle Reis (Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar)

Jeremy Seligman (The University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Yanjing Wang (Peking University, China)

Fan Yang (Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands)


STEERING COMMITTEE

Samson Abramsky, Johan van Benthem, Anuj Dawar, Joe Halpern, Wilfrid Hodges, Juliette Kennedy, Ulrich Kohlenbach, Daniel Leivant, Leonid Libkin, Angus Macintyre, Luke Ong, Hiroakira Ono, Valeria de Paiva, Ruy de Queiroz, Jouko Väänänen. (Former Member: Grigori Mints (deceased).)


ORGANISING COMMITTEE

Jaime A. Bohórquez (Escuela Colombiana de Ingeniería, Bogotá, Colombia)

Xavier Caicedo (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (Local co-chair)

Nicolás Cardozo (Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia)

Maricarmen Martínez (Universidad de los Andes, Colombia) (Local co-chair)

Anjolina G. de Oliveira (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil)

Ruy de Queiroz (Univ Federal de Pernambuco, Brasil) (co-chair)

Camilo Rocha (Universidad Javeriana, Cali, Colombia)


FURTHER INFORMATION

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


WEB PAGE

http://wollic.org/wollic2018/

CfP Workshop 'Innovative Use of NLP for Building', New Orleans, USA, June 5 or 6, 2018, deadline: March 20, 2018

FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS

The 13th Workshop on the Innovative Use of NLP for Building

Educational Applications (BEA13)

New Orleans, USA; June 05 or 06, 2018

(co-located with NAACL)


https://www.cs.rochester.edu/~tetreaul/naacl-bea13...


*Submission Deadline: March 20, 2018*


WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION


The BEA Workshop is a leading venue for NLP innovation for educational applications. It is one of the largest one-day workshops in the ACL community. The workshop’s continuous growth illustrates an alignment between societal need and technology advances. NLP capabilities now support an array of learning domain knowledge, including writing, speaking, reading, science, and mathematics, and the related intra- (e.g., self-confidence) and inter-personal (e.g., peer collaboration) domains that support achievement in the learning domains. Within these domains, the community continues to develop and deploy innovative NLP approaches for use in educational settings. In the writing and speech domains, automated writing evaluation (AWE) and speech scoring applications, respectively, are commercially deployed in high-stakes assessment, and instructional contexts (including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and K-12 settings). Commercially-deployed plagiarism detection in K-12 and higher education settings is also prevalent. The current educational and assessment landscape in K-12, higher education, and adult learning (in academic and workplace settings) fosters a strong interest in technologies that yield user log data that can be leveraged for analytics that support proficiency measures for complex constructs across learning domains. For writing, there is a focus on innovation that supports writing tasks requiring source use, argumentative discourse, and factual content accuracy. For speech, there is an interest in advancing automated scoring to include the evaluation of discourse and content features in responses to spoken assessments. General advances in speech technology have promoted a renewed interest in spoken dialog and multimodal systems for instruction and assessment, for instance, for workplace interviews and simulated teaching environments. The explosive growth of mobile applications for game-based and simulation applications for instruction and assessment is another place where NLP has begun to play a large role, especially in language learning.


NLP for educational applications has gained visibility outside of the NLP community. First, the Hewlett Foundation reached out to public and private sectors and sponsored two competitions: one for automated essay scoring, and the other for scoring of short response items. The motivation driving these competitions was to engage the larger scientific community in this enterprise. Learning @ Scale is a relatively new venue for NLP research in education. MOOCs now incorporate AWE systems to manage several thousand assignments that may be received during a single MOOC course. MOOCs for Refugees have more recently popped up in response to the current social situations. Courses include language learning, and we can imagine that AWE and other NLP capabilities could support coursework. Another breakthrough for educational applications within the CL community is the presence of a number of shared-task competitions over the last four years – including three shared tasks on grammatical error detection and correction alone. NLP/Education shared tasks, typically in the area of grammar-error detection, have seen new areas of research, such as the “Automated Evaluation of Scientific Writing” at BEA11 and Native Language Identification at BEA12. All of these competitions increased the visibility of, and interest in, our field. In conjunction with the International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing (ACL-IJCNLP) 2015, the Natural Language Processing Techniques for Educational Applications (NLP-TEA) workshop had a shared task in Chinese error diagnosis, and NLP-TEA had additional shared tasks at the 2016, and a fourth workshop in 2017 co-located with IJCNLP.


The 13th BEA workshop will have oral presentation sessions and a large poster session in order to maximize the amount of original work presented. We expect that the workshop will continue to expose the NLP community to technologies that identify novel opportunities for the use of NLP in education in English, and languages other than English. The workshop will solicit both full papers and short papers for either oral or poster presentation. We will solicit papers that incorporate NLP methods, including, but not limited to: automated scoring of open-ended textual and spoken responses; game-based instruction and assessment; educational data mining; intelligent tutoring; peer review, grammatical error detection; learner cognition; spoken dialog; multimodal applications; tools for teachers and test developers; and use of corpora. Research that incorporates NLP methods for use with mobile and game-based platforms will be of special interest. Specific topics include:


* Automated scoring/evaluation for written student responses (across multiple genres)

o Content analysis for scoring/assessment

o Detection and correction of grammatical and other types of errors (such as, spelling and word usage)

o Argumentation, discourse, sentiment, stylistic analysis, & non-literal language

o Plagiarism detection

o Detection of features related to interest, motivation, and values in writing tasks

* Intelligent Tutoring (IT), Collaborative Learning Environments

o Educational Data Mining: Collection of user log data from educational applications

o Game-based learning

o Multimodal communication (including dialog systems) between students and computers

o Knowledge representation in learning systems

o Concept visualization in learning systems

* Learner cognition

o Assessment of learners' language and cognitive skill levels

o Systems that detect and adapt to learners' cognitive or emotional states

o Tools for learners with special needs

* Use of corpora in educational tools

o Data mining of learner and other corpora for tool building

o Annotation standards and schemas / annotator agreement

* Tools and applications for classroom teachers and/or test developers

o NLP tools for second and foreign language learners

o Semantic-based access to instructional materials to identify appropriate texts

o Tools that automatically generate test questions

o Processing of and access to lecture materials across topics and genres

o Adaptation of instructional text to individual learners’ grade levels

o Tools for text-based curriculum development



IMPORTANT DATES


* Submission Deadline: Tuesday, March 20 - 23:59 EST (New York City Time)

* Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, April 04

* Camera-ready Papers Due: Monday, April 16

* Workshop: June 05 or 06



SUBMISSION INFORMATION


We will be using the NAACL submission guidelines and style files for the BEA13 Workshop this year. Authors are invited to submit a full paper of up to 8 pages of content with unlimited pages for references. We also invite short papers of up to 4 pages of content, including unlimited pages for references. Final camera ready versions of accepted papers will be given an additional page of content to address reviewer comments.


Previously published papers cannot be accepted. The submissions will be reviewed by the program committee. As reviewing will be blind, please ensure that papers are anonymous. Self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., "We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...", should be avoided. Instead, use citations such as "Smith previously showed (Smith, 1991) ...".


We have also included conflict of interest in the submission form. You should mark all potential reviewers who have been authors on the paper, are from the same research group or institution, or who have seen versions of this paper or discussed it with you.

We will be using the START conference system to manage submissions. The link will be made live when available.




ORGANIZING COMMITTEE


* Joel Tetreault, Grammarly (primary contact)

* Jill Burstein, Educational Testing Service

* Ekaterina Kochmar, University of Cambridge

* Claudia Leacock, Grammarly

* Helen Yannakoudakis, University of Cambridge





SHARED TASK ON SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION MODELING


Task Description

The workshop will host a Shared Task on Second Language Acquisition Modeling (SLAM), using data provided by Duolingo, a popular free online computer-aided language learning (CALL) platform. Teams will be provided with “traces” of all translation and transcription exercises from 800+ language learners — annotated for errors — spanning their first 100 days of activity on Duolingo. The task is then to predict errors made by a held-out set of 100+ language learners over their first 100 days. There will be four tracks for learners of English, Spanish, French and German. We believe that this task presents several new and interesting dimensions for research in Second Language Acquisition modeling: (1) subjects are mostly beginners in their respective L2s, (2) success will likely require teams to model learning — and forgetting — over time, and (3) teams are encouraged to use features which generalize across a variety of languages (hence 4 tracks).


Task Organizers

Burr Settles (Duolingo), Erin Gustafson (Duolingo), Masato Hagiwara (Duolingo), Bozena Pajak (Duolingo), Joseph Rollinson (Duolingo), Chris Brust (Duolingo), Hideki Shima (Duolingo), Nitin Madnani (Educational Testing Service)



SHARED TASK ON COMPLEX WORD IDENTIFICATION


Task Description

Over the past decade a number of studies have been published on automatic text simplification (Specia, 2010; Saggion et al. 2015; Štajner, 2015). Text simplification systems aim to facilitate reading comprehension to different target readerships such as foreign language learners, and native speakers with low literacy levels or various kinds of reading impairments. Two main factors that impact reading comprehension addressed by these systems are lexical complexity and syntactic complexity.

Many lexical simplification systems have been proposed up to this date (Glavaš and Štajner, 2015; Paetzold and Specia, 2016). It has been shown that those systems which have a separate complex word identification (CWI) module at the beginning of their pipeline outperform those systems which treat all words as potentially complex (Paetzold and Specia, 2015). Therefore, automatic identification of words that are difficult for a given target population is an important step for building better performing lexical simplification systems. This step is known as complex word identification (CWI) (Shardlow, 2013).


The first shared task on CWI was organized at the SemEval 2016 (Paetzold and Specia, 2016b). It featured 21 teams that competed submitting 42 systems trained to predict whether words in a given context were complex or non-complex for a non-native English speaker. Following the success of the first CWI shared task at SemEval 2016 we propose the organization of a second edition of the challenge at the BEA workshop 2018.


The first edition of the CWI challenge included only English data aimed at non-native English speakers, whereas the second edition will feature a multilingual dataset (Yimam, 2017a, 2017b) and four individual tracks: (1) English monolingual CWI, (2) Spanish monolingual CWI, (3) German monolingual CWI, (4) Multilingual CWI with a French test set.


Task Organizers

Chris Biemann (University of Hamburg), Shervin Malmasi (Harvard Medical School), Gustavo Paetzold (University of Sheffield), Lucia Specia (University of Sheffield), Sanja Štajner (University of Mannheim), Anais Tack (KU Leuven), Seid Muhie Yimam (University of Hamburg), Marcos Zampieri (University of Wolverhampton)


PROGRAM COMMITTEE


* Lars Ahrenberg, Linköping University

* David Alfter, University of Gothenburg

* Dimitris Alikaniotis, Grammarly

* Homa B. Hashemi, Intelligent System Program, University of Pittsburgh

* Rafael E Banchs, Institute for Infocomm Research

* Sagnik Banerjee, Iowa State University

* Rajendra Banjade, Audible inc. (an Amazon company)

* Lee Becker, Pearson

* Beata Beigman Klebanov, Educational Testing Service

* Lisa Beinborn UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt

* Delphine Bernhard, Université de Strasbourg

* Sameer Bhatnagar ,Polytechnique Montreal

* Serge Bibauw, KU Leuven & Université Catholique de Louvain

* Johannes Bjerva, University of Copenhagen

* Kristy Boyer, University of Florida

* Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge

* Dominique Brunato, Institute of Computational Linguistics (ILC-CNR)

* Chris Bryant, University of Cambridge

* Andrew Caines, University of Cambridge

* Mei-Hua Chen, Tunghai University

* Martin Chodorow, Hunter College of CUNY

* Shamil Chollampatt, National University of Singapore

* Mark Core, University of Southern California

* Robert Dale, Language Technology Group

* Vidas Daudaravicius, VTEX Research

* Kordula De Kuthy, University of Tübingen

* Barbara Di Eugenio, University of Illinois at Chicago

* Yo Ehara, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology

* Noureddine Elouazizi, Faculty of Science (Skylight/Dean Office), * University of British Columbia

* Keelan Evanini, Educational Testing Service

* Cédrick Fairon, Université Catholique de Louvain

* Youmna Farag, University of Cambridge

* Mariano Felice, University of Cambridge

* Oliver Ferschke, M*Modal

* Michael Flor, Educational Testing Service

* Thomas François, UCLouvain

* Michael Gamon, Microsoft Research

* Kallirroi Georgila, University of Southern California

* Andrew Gibson, University of Technology Sydney

* Jonathan Gordon, University of Southern California

* Floriana Grasso, University of Liverpool, UK

* Gintare Grigonyte, Stockholm University

* Iryna Gurevych, UKP Lab, Technische Universität Darmstadt

* Na-Rae Han, University of Pittsburgh

* Jiangang Hao, Educational Testing Service

* Marti Hearst, University of California, Berkeley

* Trude Heift, Simon Fraser University

* Derrick Higgins, American Family Insurance

* Andrea Horbach, University Duisburg-Essen

* Chung-Chi Huang, Frostburg State University

* Radu Tudor Ionescu, University of Bucharest

* Ross Israel, Factual Inc

* Lifeng Jin, The Ohio State University

* Pamela Jordan, University of Pittsburgh

* Marcin Junczys-Dowmunt, Adam Mickiewicz University

* John Kelleher, Dublin Institute of Technology

* Levi King, Indiana University

* Mamoru Komachi, Tokyo Metropolitan University

* Sandra Kuebler, Indiana University

* Girish Kumar, Carousell

* Ji-Ung Lee, UKP Lab Technische Universität Darmstadt

* John Lee, City University of Hong Kong

* Lung-Hao Lee, National Taiwan Normal University

* James Lester, North Carolina State University

* Wen Li, Indiana University

* Maria Liakata, University of Warwick

* Chen Liang, Pennsylvania State University

* Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh

* Peter Ljunglöf, University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University

* Anastassia Loukina, Educational Testing Service

* Xiaofei Lu, Pennsylvania State University

* Luca Lugini, University of Pittsburgh

* Nitin Madnani, Educational Testing Service

* Montse Maritxalar, University of the Basque Country

* Ilia Markov, Center for Computing Research, Instituto Politécnico Nacional

* James Martin, University of Colorado Boulder

* Ditty Mathew, IIT Madras

* Julie Medero, Harvey Mudd College

* Beata Megyesi, Uppsala University

* Detmar Meurers, University of Tübingen

* Maria Moritz, University of Goettingen

* Smaranda Muresan, Columbia University

* Courtney Napoles, Grammarly

* Diane Napolitano, Educational Testing Service

* Hwee Tou Ng, National University of Singapore

* Huy Nguyen, Graduate Student at University of Pittsburgh

* Rodney Nielsen, University of North Texas

* Nobal Niraula, Boeing Research & Technology

* Yoo Rhee Oh, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)

* Constantin Orasan, University of Wolverhampton

* Robert Östling, Stockholm University

* Ulrike Pado, Hochschule fuer Technik Stuttgart

* Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota, Duluth

* Isaac Persing , The University of Texas at Dallas

* Ildikó Pilán, University of Gothenburg

* Patti Price, PPRICE Speech and Language Technology Consulting

* Taraka Rama, University of Oslo

*Lakshmi Ramachandran, A9.com Inc

* Vikram Ramanarayanan, Educational Testing Service R&D and UC San Francisco

* Sudha Rao, University of Maryland, College Park

* Hanumant Redkar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay)

* Livy Real, IBM Research

* Marek Rei, University of Cambridge

* Robert Reynolds, Brigham Young University

* Brian Riordan, Educational Testing Service

* Andrew Rosenberg, IBM Research AI

* Mark Rosenstein, Pearson

* Mihai Rotaru, Textkernel

* Alla Rozovskaya, City University of New York

* C. Anton Rytting, University of Maryland

* Allen Schmaltz, Harvard University

* Claudia Schulz, Technische Universität Darmstadt

* Burr Settles, Duolingo

* Grigori Sidorov, Instituto Politecnico Nacional

* Anders Søgaard, University of Copenhagen

* Helmer Strik Linguistics, Centre for Language Studies (CLS), Centre for Language and Speech Technology (CLST), Radboud University * Nijmegen; NovoLanguage Nijmegen

* Jan Švec, Department of Cybernetics, University of West Bohemia

* Anaïs Tack , Université Catholique de Louvain & KU Leuven

* Yuen-Hsien, Tseng National Taiwan Normal University

* Sowmya Vajjala, Iowa State University

* Giulia Venturi, Institute of Computational Linguistics "A. Zampolli" (ILC-CNR), Pisa

* Aline Villavicencio, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and University of Essex (UK)

* Elena Volodina, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

* Shuting Wang, Facebook

* Michael White, The Ohio State University

* David Wible, National Central University

* Alistair Willis, Open University, UK

* Michael Wojatzki , University of Duisburg-Essen

* Huichao Xue, LinkedIn

* Victoria Yaneva, University of Wolverhampton

* Zheng Yuan, University of Cambridge

* Marcos Zampieri, University of Wolverhampton

* Klaus Zechner, Educational Testing Service




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