Phd and Postdocs candidates at Postdam

Variability in Language: Cognitive, Computational, and Grammatical Aspects” in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for 10 positions for PhD candidates and Postdocs available from July 2021 for a duration of four years

Applicants can apply for one or more of the following projects according to their interest and qualification:
B01:(In)Variability in prosodic cues and their incremental use in perception, production, and interaction (Isabell Wartenburger, Outi Tuomainen, Sandra Hanne)
B02: The link between production and comprehension. Insights from aphasia (Frank Burchert, Nicole Stadie)
B03: Modelling the connection between eye-movement control, sentence processing, and brain signals (Shravan Vasishth, Ralf Engbert, Milena Rabovsky)
C03: Effects of variable input on word learning and word recognition in infants (Barbara Höhle, Adamantios Gafos)
C06: Grammatical processing and syntactic change (Ulrike Demske, Claudia Felser)
C07: Limits of variability in phonotactic acquisition due to universal biases: A cross-linguistic investigation of monolingual and bilingual infants (Natalie Boll-Avetisyan)
C08: Consequences of head-argument order for syntax (Gisbert Fanselow)
T01: Transforming text across media (Manfred Stede, Tatjana Scheffler)

A detailed description of the available positions and the respective requirements can be found here

2nd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2021

Call for Papers
2nd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2021 (LChange’21)
Co-located with ACL 2021 to be held in Bangkok, on August 5-6, 2021

Human language changes over time, driven by the dual needs for adapting to sociocultural and technological development and facilitating efficient communication. As a result, for example, some words may acquire novel meanings or lose existing meanings; novel words may be coined or borrowed from other languages, while obsolete words slide into obscurity. This workshop builds on its first edition that featured over 50 submissions and 65 attendees. The goals are to 1) present cutting-edge research on computational approaches to historical language change with the primary focus on digital text corpora, and 2) build and strengthen the community of interdisciplinary scholars on historical language change.

Important Dates
* April 26, 2021: Paper submission
* May 28, 2021: Notification of acceptance
* June 7, 2021: Camera-ready papers due
* August 5-6, 2021: Workshop dateKeynote Talks

There will be two keynote talks providing us with different perspectives, both methods, application and evaluation. These will be announced in the next few months.

We accept three types of submissions, long papers, short papers and abstracts, all following the ACL2021 style, and the ACL submission policy. Long papers may consist of up to eight (8) pages of content, plus unlimited references, short papers may consist of up to four (4) pages of content; final versions will be given one additional page of content so that reviewers’ comments can be taken into account. Abstracts may consist of up to two (2) pages of content, plus unlimited references but will not be given any additional page upon acceptance. Submissions should be sent in electronic forms, using the Softconf START conference management system. The submission site will be announced on the workshop page once available.

We invite original research papers from a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
* Novel methods for detecting diachronic semantic change and lexical replacement
* Automatic discovery and quantitative evaluation of laws of language change
* Computational theories and generative models of language change
* Sense-aware (semantic) change analysis
* Diachronic word sense disambiguation
* Novel methods for diachronic analysis of low-resource languages
* Novel methods for diachronic linguistic data visualization
* Novel applications and implications of language change detection
* Quantification of sociocultural influences on language change
* Cross-linguistic, phylogenetic, and developmental approaches to language change
* Novel datasets for cross-linguistic and diachronic analyses of language

Submissions are open to all, and are to be submitted anonymously. All papers will be refereed through a double-blind peer review process by at least three reviewers with final acceptance decisions made by the workshop organizers.

The workshop is scheduled to last for one day either August 5th or 6th. Contact us at if you have any questions.

Workshop organizers
Nina Tahmasebi, University of Gothenburg
Adam Jatowt, University of Innsbruck
Yang Xu, University of Toronto
Simon Hengchen, University of Gothenburg
Syrielle Montariol, University Paris-Saclay

Congreso Internacional – La lingüística de Coseriu – origen y actualidad

Congreso Internacional
La lingüística de Coseriu – origen y actualidad

Zurique, Suíça
16/06/2021 ao 19/06/2021

Call for papers

Eugenio Coseriu (1921-2002) fue uno de los lingüistas más influyentes del siglo XX. Su teoría del lenguaje tuvo un impacto importante en la lingüística románica y general contemporánea. Las propuestas de Coseriu de los años 1950 se pueden considerar pioneras en varias ramas lingüísticas (como en la teoría de cambio lingüístico, la pragmática, la lingüística del texto, la lingüística variacional o la semántica). Sin embargo, aunque varios de sus conceptos llegaron a ser parte del canon de lingüística, otros permanecieron en gran medida desconocidos por lo menos fuera del círculo de sus discípulos.El centenario de su nacimiento en 2021 será la ocasión para la celebración de un congreso internacional organizado por la Universidad de Zúrich en colaboración con el Archivo Eugenio Coseriu de la Universidad de Tubinga. Los objetivos del congreso serán• debatir acerca del origen y la evolución del pensamiento de Coseriu,

• comentar la influencia de los conceptos coserianos en la evolución de la lingüística del siglo XX y su presencia continua,
• hablar de la relación de la lingüística coseriana con otras teorías y escuelas.Aparte de este foco general, cada día de congreso tendrá un foco temático en una de las áreas siguientes:• Variedades lingüísticas
• Cambio lingüístico
• Pragmática y lingüística textual
• Norma y corrección

Los resúmenes para presentaciones orales (30 minutos + 10 minutes de discusión) deben enviarse antes del 31 de diciembre a

Lenguas del congreso: inglés, lenguas romances, alemán.Acrónimo: COSERIU100
Romanisches Seminar, Universität Zürich
(puede ser consultada en español, inglés, alemán, italiano, francés y rumano)
Zúrich, Suiza – Del 16/06/2021 al 19/06/2021

El 19 de junio, habrá una excursión a la Universidad de Tubinga, incluyendo una visita al Archivo Eugenio Coseriu.

Conferenciantes plenaristas: N.N.

Otros eventos que van a tener lugar durante el congreso:
• Presentaciones de libros
• Presentaciones de proyectos: Archivo Coseriu, proyectos de edición, proyecto C@seriu
• Mesa redonda: La lingüística coseriana, hoy
• Mesa redonda: Edición digital de cartas

Comité científico:
• Sarah Dessì Schmid, Universität Tübingen
• Wolf Dietrich, Universität Münster
• Carlos Garatea Grau, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú
• Miguel Casas Gómez, Universidad de Cádiz
• Gerda Hassler, Universität Potsdam
• Araceli López Serena, Universidad de Sevilla
• Óscar Loureda Lamas, Universität Heidelberg
• Alfredo Matus Olivier, Academia Chilena de la Lengua
• Wiltrud Mihatsch, Universität Tübingen
• Emma Tamaian-Morita, Kindai University, Osaka
• Klaas Willems, Universiteit Gent

• Call for papers: Agosto 2020
• Fecha de entrega de resúmenes: 31.12.2020
• Aceptación/rechazo: 15.02.2021

Prof. Dr. Johannes Kabatek
Romanisches Seminar der Universität Zürich
Zürichbergstrasse 8
CH-8032 Zürich, Suiza

En colaboración con:
Archivo Eugenio Coseriu – Prof. Dr. Wiltrud Mihatsch
Romanisches Seminar der Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstrasse 50
D-72074 Tübingen, Alemania