PhD Contract – Meaning-based approach to locality constraints: empirical and theoretical perspectives

Meaning-based approach to locality constraints : empirical and theoretical perspectives
Call for Phd candidate Université de Paris 2021
Ecole doctorale Sciences du Langage 622

Project: Meaning-based approach to locality constraints : empirical and theoretical perspectives
Where: Laboratoire de linguistique formelle (UMR CNRS 7110) Université de Paris and Department Brain and Cognitive science, MIT, Cambridge Mass., USA
Advisers:  and  in collaboration with Gibson Edward
Application website: https://4impact.u-paris.emundus.io/
Deadline: April 9th 2021
PhD Contract:

  • 42 months starting September 2021
  • About 2000 € / months
  • At least 2 month stay in the secondary lab (MIT)
  • Intensive graduate training in experimental linguistics 
  • At least 3500 € for running experiments, attending summer schools and international conferences, open access publications
  • Intensive classes and invited lectures at Labex EFL 
Eligibility:
  • Candidates with a master degree (or equivalent) since less than 4 years
  • Not more than 12 months stay in France during the past 3 years
  • No prior Phd registration

Más información haciendo clic aquí.

II Encuentro de Lingüística Formal en México

II Encuentro de Lingüística Formal en México
8 a 10 de septiembre 2021. Virtualmente, Facultad de Filosofía y Letras.
Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. Puebla, México.

INICIO / HOME

  • El Encuentro de Lingüística Formal tiene como objetivo reunir a investigadores que consideren una aproximación formal al estudio del lenguaje para propiciar el intercambio y discusión sobre fenómenos de la lengua y sus implicaciones teóricas.
CONVOCATORIA / CALL FOR PAPES
  • Se invita a enviar propuestas de presentaciones que tengan como base teórica alguna de las aproximaciones de la lingüística formal (Minimalismo, Teoría de la Optimidad, Semántica formal, Morfología distribuída, HPSG, entre otras) al análisis de fenómenos lingüísticos en los diferentes niveles gramaticales (sintaxis, semántica, pragmática, morfología, fonología, y estudios de interfaz).
Características de los resúmenes/ Instructions for abstracts
Se aceptarán trabajos en la modalidad de:
  • Comunicación oral (20 minutos de presentación y 10 minutos para preguntas).
La recepción de propuestas queda abierta desde la publicación de la presente convocatoria hasta el cierre de ésta. Las propuestas deberán considerar:
  • Título del trabajo.
  • Resumen (descripción del problema, objetivos, ejemplos, principales resultados y referencias bibliográficas); los resúmenes deberán tener una extensión máxima de dos cuartillas a espaciado sencillo, en Times New Roman, 12 pts., con márgenes de 2.5 cm. La extensión máxima incluye datos, figuras, diagramas y bibliografía.
  • Los resúmenes podrán enviarse en español o en inglés.
  • El envío de resúmenes está limitado a un resumen individual y un resumen como coautor o bien, dos como coautor.
  • Los resúmenes deberán ser completamente anónimos y deberán enviarse en la siguiente liga de EasyChair.
Enlace para el sitio de EasyChair
Más información haciendo clic aquí.

39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 39)

The Department of Linguistics at the University of Arizona is pleased to invite abstracts for submission to the 39th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 39) to be virtually hosted April 8-11, 2021.

Invited Speakers:
Noam Chomsky
The University of Arizona
Keren Rice
University of Toronto
Andrew McKenzie
The University of Kansas

Main Session:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks and posters on all aspects of theoretical linguistics.

Special Sessions:
Formal Linguistics for Language Reclamation:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute WCCFL talks and posters on work that connects formal linguistics with work on reclaiming languages. This could include reports on work that involves archival materials, community linguistics, language pedagogy, corpus linguistics, engagement with older linguistic research, the creation of annotated textual materials including ILGs, work that incorporates cultural insights, using linguistic analysis to inform or analyze orthographies, using historical linguistics techniques for language reconstruction of sleeping languages, the analysis of grammatical resources used in the construction of names for modern concepts, and more! We plan for this special session to integrate with the Symposium on American Indian Languages, which will he held concurrently with one day of WCCFL, on April 9th.

Roots in Linguistic Theory:
Abstracts are invited for 20-minute WCCFL talks and posters on the status of ‘roots’ in linguistic theory. What are their phonological, morphological, syntactic, semantic, characteristics? What is their role in language processing and production? How are they acquired? How do they behave in specific linguistic systems — Salishan, Semitic, Athapaskan, Romance, ASL… — and are the items identified as ‘roots’ in each system isomorphic to similar morphs in other systems? Are roots a-categorial? Does every extended projection contain a root? Etc.!

Instructions for Abstract Submissions

  • Abstracts must be in PDF format.
  • Abstracts must not exceed two pages of letter-sized or A4 paper, including data and references.
  • Abstracts should have 1″ margins on all sides, set in a font no smaller than 11 points.
  • Abstracts should have a clear title and should not identify the author(s).
  • Abstracts should indicate whether they are to be considered for presentation as a talk, as a poster, or both.
  • Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author, or two joint abstracts per author.
  • The abstract must be submitted electronically using EasyChair.

Abstract Submission Deadline
January 10, 2021, by midnight Mountain Standard Time (GMT-7)

Please send any queries you have to our communications committee at wccfl2021@gmail.com.

PhD-position in formal linguistics at KU Leuven

Institution/Organization: KU Leuven/CRISSP
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: https://www.crissp.be

Level: PhD
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Morphology
Description:

The research group Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT) and the Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology (CRISSP) at KU Leuven has a vacancy for a PhD-position in formal linguistics.

Project summary:
The COMIC‐project will investigate the morphology, syntax, and semantics of adjectival comparative constructions of the type illustrated in (1).

(1) Jill is taller than Fred.

Compared to the positive degree (Jill is tall), the comparative construction adds two pieces of material. First, the comparative morpheme –er is added to the adjective ”tall”, and second, the comparative adjective ”taller” introduces the phrase ”than Fred”, which contains the comparative standard ”Fred”, to which Jill is compared. The comparative standard is introduced by the standard marker ”than”. Comparative constructions thus combine morphological marking (the –er‐morpheme), syntactic structure (the than‐phrase), and a semantic interpretation, in which two entities are compared with respect to a certain property (in this example Jill and Fred with respect to their height).

Existing approaches typically study the morphology or the syntax or the semantics of comparative adjectives. This has led to a situation where the outcomes of the different perspectives do not properly link up with one another: semantic analyses do not take into account—and are sometimes incompatible with—typological observations and generalisations, and syntactic and morphological approaches are insufficiently informed by the insights of compositional semantics. The COMIC‐project aims to fill this gap by developing a fully integrated analysis of these three aspects of comparative constructions.

Profile:
– An MA degree in Linguistics, or Language(s) with a specialisation in linguistics.
– A curious, enterprising, and creative mind; excellent analytical skills.
– Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset but not required at the time of application.
– An interest in relating intricate language data to advanced linguistic theorizing.
– An outstanding record of undergraduate and Master’s level work.
– An ability to work both independently and to function in a group.

Offer:
ComForT and CRISSP offer an environment where intellectual creativity and independence are encouraged to thrive. They foster the lively exchange of ideas, and provide strong intellectual, moral, and logistical support to its PhD students, postdocs, and other collaborators.The position starts in October 2020. The PhD‐student will be located in Brussels but with frequent activities in Leuven.

Remuneration is in accordance with the official Belgian scales for academic personnel and bursaries, which offer internationally highly competitive pay
(see the KU Leuven jobsite for more information).

Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2020
Web Address for Applications.

Contact Information:
Prof. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck
jeroen.vancraenenbroeck@kuleuven.be

Seminario Grado UBA: Interfaces sintácticas

UNIVERSIDAD DE BUENOS AIRES
FACULTAD DE FILOSOFÍA Y LETRAS
DEPARTAMENTO DE LETRAS
SEMINARIO: INTERFACES SINTÁCTICAS

MODALIDAD DE DICTADO: VIRTUAL
CARGA HORARIA: 64 HORAS
CUATRIMESTRE Y AÑO: 2º / 2020

DR. CARLOS MUÑOZ PÉREZ

Más información aquí.
Inscripción para alumnos FILOUBA: 10 al 14 de agosto
Comienzo de clases: 24 de agosto

Assistant in the field of theoretical and experimental linguistics with a focus on syntax and sentence processing

PhD – CRISSP – KU Leuven

Department: CRISSP
Web Address: https://www.crissp.be
Duties: Research
Specialty Areas: Morphology; Syntax

Description:

The research group Formal and Computational Linguistics (ComForT) and the Center for Research in Syntax, Semantics, and Phonology (CRISSP) at KU Leuven invites submissions for two PhD‐positions in formal linguistics.

Project Summary:
The COMIC‐project will investigate the morphology, syntax, and semantics of adjectival comparative constructions of the type illustrated in (1).

(1) Jill is taller than Fred.

Compared to the positive degree (Jill is tall), the comparative construction adds two pieces of material. First, the comparative morpheme –er is added to the adjective tall, and second, the comparative adjective taller introduces the phrase than Fred, which contains the comparative standard Fred, to which Jill is compared. The comparative standard is introduced by the standard marker than. Comparative constructions thus combine morphological marking (the –er‐morpheme), syntactic structure (the than‐phrase), and a semantic interpretation, in which two entities are compared with respect to a certain property (in this example Jill and Fred with respect to their height).

Existing approaches typically study the morphology or the syntax or the semantics of comparativeadjectives.

This has ledt o a situation where the outcomes of the different perspectives do not properly link up with one another: semantic analyses do not take into account—and are sometimes incompatible with—typological observations and generalisations, and syntactic and morphological approaches are insufficiently informed by the insights of compositional semantics. The COMIC‐project aims to fill this gap by developing a fully integrated analysis of these three aspects of comparative constructions.

Full project description: https://www.crissp.be/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Project-description.pdf

Your Profile:
– An MA degree in Linguistics, or Language(s) with a specialisation in linguistics.
– A curious, enterprising, and creative mind; excellent analytical skills.
– Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of Dutch is an asset but not required at the time of application.
– An interest in relating intricate language data to advanced linguistic theorizing.
– An outstanding record of undergraduate and Master’s level work.
– An ability to work both independently and to function in a group.

Our offer:
ComForT and CRISSP offer an environment where intellectual creativity and independence are encouraged to thrive. They foster the lively exchange of ideas, and provide strong intellectual, moral, and logistical support to its PhD students, postdocs, and other collaborators.The positions start in October 2020. One PhD‐student will be mainly located in Brussels and the other in Leuven, but geographical flexibility will be expected from both.Remuneration is in accordance with the official Belgian scales for academic personnel and bursaries, which offer internationally highly competitive pay (see the KU Leuven jobsite for more information: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/en).Instructions for Application:
If you are interested, please apply via the KU Leuven online application tool at the application link provided below no later than July 3, 2020.

Include with your application:
– A letter of motivation,
– A CV,
– A copy of your MA thesis (or a draft thereof),
– A copy of relevant publications (if any), and
– The contact details of one or more referents (name, affiliation, email, telephone number).

Applications Deadline: 03-Jul-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.kuleuven.be/personeel/jobsite/jobs/55692401?hl=en&lang=en

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Guido Vanden Wyngaerd guido.vandenwyngaerd@kuleuven.be +32 2 609 88 83
Prof. Dr. Dany Jaspers dany.jaspers@kuleuven.be +32 2 447 18 92
Prof. Dr. Jeroen van Craenenbroeck jeroen.vancraenenbroeck@kuleuven.be +32 16 37 79 36

Going Romance 34 – 2020

Date: Mercredi 25 Novembre 2020 (journée) à Vendredi 27 Novembre 2020 (journée)
Lieu détaillé:  Digital conference
(L’appel à communications en français se trouve ici.)
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the conference will be held digitally.
The main session will be held on 26-27 November 2020.
In addition to the main session there will be a special session on Preposition-determiner interactions on 25 November 2020.
Invited speakers for the Main Session:
Invited speaker for the special session on Preposition-determiner interactions (Call for papers)
Call for papers: Main session The scope of the conference series lies at the intersection of linguistic theory with data from the Romance languages. Beyond this general tenet, there are no specific requirements as to the topic, the subdiscipline, the approach or the methodology, as long as it is clear how the Romance data contribute to linguistic theories of human language (http://going-romance.wp.hum.uu.nl).

Submission Guidelines  Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than two pages A4, including references and examples, with margins of at least 2,5 cm, font size 12, single-spaced. The file should be anonymous both in the body of the text and in the filename. Please make sure all fonts and figures are correctly rendered.
Submissions are limited to a maximum of one individual and one joint abstract per author for the entire 3-day event. Please indicate in your submission whether your abstract should be considered for the main session, or for the special session on Preposition-determiner interactions in Romance. Please also indicate whether your paper is to be considered for oral or poster presentation.

Abstracts not conforming to these requirements will not be taken into consideration. The abstracts should be submitted in .PDF format through EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=gr34 no later than 14 July 2020.

Committee :
Claire Beyssade,
Joaquim Brandão de Carvalho,
Patricia Cabredo Hofherr (co-chair),
Carlo Cecchetto,
Ora Matushansky,
Léa Nash,
Laurent Roussarie,
Michela Russo (co-chair),
Elena Soare,
Carla Soares-Jesel,
Francesc Torres-Tamarit,
Sophie Wauquier
Contact: goingromance2020@cnrs.fr

35° Congreso Internacional de la Asociación de Jóvenes Lingüistas

Considerando la situación sanitaria actual, se ha decidido que el XXXV Congreso Internacional de la AJL sea en formato ONLINE los días 29-30 de septiembre y 1 de octubre de 2021. Podéis seguir las últimas actualizaciones y comunicados acerca del congreso en: @ajl2020zgz.

Además, ¡NOTICIÓN! Se ha abierto un segundo #CFP para esta edición del congreso. La fecha límite para enviar vuestras propuestas es el 21 de febrero. Más información en la página web del congreso

 

CHAMADA PARA PUBLICAÇÃO – Caderno de Squibs: Temas em estudos formais da linguagem

O Laboratório de Estudos Formais da Gramática da Universidade de Brasília convida todos a submeterem trabalhos para o Caderno de Squibs: Temas em estudos formais da linguagem, volume 4número 2 — edição referente ao ano de 2018. Nessa edição, publicaremos squibs originais sob uma perspectiva formal em sintaxe, morfologia, semântica, aquisição de língua e áreas afins.

As submissões devem ser realizadas até o dia 31 de março de 2020.

As normas de publicação podem ser consultadas na página http://periodicos.unb.br/index.php/cs.

Um squib é um texto curto que, geralmente, traz questões pontuais. Pode trazer uma reflexão crítica sobre aspectos internos de uma teoria ou, ainda, apresentar um conjunto de dados que servem para confirmar as previsões de uma teoria ou que se configuram como problemas para essa teoria. Os problemas apontados no squib podem ou não ser resolvidos. Além dessas questões teóricas e empíricas, um squib também pode servir para trazer à luz para a comunidade científica uma literatura pouco conhecida ou esquecida, em que questões importantes ou dados relevantes são discutidos (Nota inicial – sobre o termo squib em linguística, CS, v. 1, n. 1, 2015).

Caderno de Squibs (v. 4, n. 2)

Organizadores: Paulo Medeiros Junior (UnB), Marcus Vinícius da Silva Lunguinho (UnB), Helena Guerra Vicente (UnB), Elisabete Ferreira (UnB) e Arion de Souza Cruz (UnB).

Prazo para submissão: 31/03/2020.

Provável período de publicação: 05/05/2020.