Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2021

Hispanic Linguistics Symposium 2021

Conference Dates: October 7-9, 2021

Location: TBD: Winston-Salem, NC, USA/ or virtual

Abstract Submission Deadline: April 30, 2021

Meeting Description: Wake Forest University will host the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium October 7-9, 2021. The Hispanic Linguistics Symposium is an annual conference with a focus on theoretical and applied linguistics in Spanish and Portuguese. Abstracts for paper presentations or posters are invited on any area of Hispanic linguistics, and within any theoretical or quantitative framework.

Submission Guidelines:

Format:

  • Papers and posters may be delivered in English, Portuguese, or Spanish.
  • Abstracts should be submitted in .pdf format and should not exceed one page (1-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font), with a second page reserved for examples, tables, and references.
  • Abstracts must clearly present a specific thesis statement and include a description of the topic, the approach, and conclusions. To preserve anonymity during the review process, authors should not include their names or otherwise reveal their identity anywhere in the abstract.

Online submission:

  • Abstracts must be submitted through EasyAbs and can be accessed between January 15 – April 30, 2021.
  • Please specify the title of the paper, area of research, author names, academic affiliations, and e-mail addresses in the form within the abstract submission system.
  • Please also specify whether you wish your submission to be considered for presentation as a paper, a poster, or for both categories.

Workshops:

The HLS 2021 organizing committee invites proposals for workshops. In the past, HLS has hosted different career workshops, often oriented to junior faculty and graduate students, on a variety of topics (best practices of statistical analysis, getting hired in a teaching-intensive university, etc). We would like to continue this tradition in HLS 2021 by inviting proposals for 60 minute workshops. Special consideration will be given to proposals focusing on primary and secondary bilingual education.

Workshop proposals should:

  1. Be applied in nature, i.e., offer practical skills to attendees.
  2. Be structured as follows: (a) write “WORKSHOP” at the top of the document followed by the suggested title, (b) include a brief overview of the topic or goal of the session (what practical skills will attendees gain?) (c) specify the intended audience (junior faculty, phoneticians, etc), (d) and include a workshop agenda (in the form of a list) structuring the content of the 60 minute session.
  3. Be submitted in pdf. format and should not exceed two pages.
  4. Not include the name of the organizers, presenters or affiliations.
  5. Be submitted through EasyAbs by clicking the option “Poster”.

Notification:

  • Notifications of acceptance / rejection will be sent in June.

Contact information:

Tiffany Judy
hlswfu2021@gmail.com

Convocatoria | Semas. Revista de Lingüística Teórica y Aplicada

Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

Post-doctoral researcher in theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics

The Cognitive Modeling research group (Prof. Dr. Michael Franke) of the Institute of Cognitive Science invites applications for a
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (m/f/d) (Salary level E 13 TV-L, 100 %)
to be filled by December 1st 2020 or soon after for a period of one year.

The position involves participation in the research activities of the Cognitive Modeling research group. The group’s main research topics are probabilistic modelling of language use, interpretation and processing, as well as modelling in the area of language evolution.

The position includes teaching Cognitive Science courses at B.Sc. and M.Sc. level (4 hours/week per semester) and allows for further scientific qualification.

Applicants are expected to have an excellent academic degree (Master/diploma) plus an excellent PhD degree, as well as in-depth knowledge in at least one of the following areas:

– theoretical / experimental linguistics or psycholinguistics
– probabilistic modelling
– state-of-the-art statistical methods (e.g., hierarchical GLMs)
– expert knowledge of modelling techniques for language evolution (such as evolutionary game theory, agent-based simulations or artificial neural networks for language learning)

A good command of the English language is mandatory. Command of German is helpful but not required.

The position is available on a full-time or part-time basis.

Osnabrück University is a certified family-friendly university and is committed to helping working/studying parents balance their family and working lives.

Osnabrück University seeks to guarantee equality of opportunity for women and men and strives to correct any gender imbalance in its schools and departments.

If two candidates are equally qualified, preference will be given to the candidate with disability status.
Applications with the usual documentation should be submitted by e-mail in a single PDF-file to the Director of the Institute of Cognitive Science (office@ikw.uni-osnabrueck.de) no later than 15.10.2020.

Further information can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Michael Franke (michael.franke@uni-osnabrueck.de).

Convocatoria 6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (online)

Full Title: 6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan
Short Title: ICLAP 2020
Date: 19-Nov-2020 – 21-Nov-2020
Location: Online, Pakistan
Contact Person: Organizing Committee ICLAP 2020
Meeting Email: iclap2020@gmail.com
Web Site

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Call Deadline: 31-Jul-2020

Meeting Description:
The 6th International Conference of the Linguistic Association of Pakistan (ICLAP 2020) will be held on 19–21 November 2020. The main theme of the conference is Trends and Developments in Linguistic Analyses and Linguistic Resources. To mitigate the risk of spread of Covid-19 the conference this year will be held online. The conference aims to keep the community memebrs in touch in the time of the pandemic and provide them a chance to share their ideas, research work and developments on this platform.

Call for Papers:
Researchers are invited to submit abstracts of their papers on original and unpublished research work on any aspect of theoretical or applied linguistics for presentation in the conference by Friday, 31 July 2020 via Easy Chair. Abstracts should be written in English and the size of an abstract should not exceed 350 words excluding title, keywords and references. Please follow the Guidelines for Abstracts, given on the webpage. All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in the conference book.

Experimental and Corpus-based Approaches to Ellipsis 3 – ONLINE

Short Title: ECBAE3
Date: 15-Jul-2020 – 17-Jul-2020
Location: Online, Italy
Contact: Gabriela Bîlbîie
Contact Email: ecbae3@gmail.com
Meeting URL: http://drehu.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/ecbae-2020/
Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories; Psycholinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Description:
Ellipsis is a central phenomenon at the interface between syntax, semantics, phonology and discourse. It has been, and continues to be, the focus of numerous publications (van Craenenbroeck & Temmerman 2018). Despite a huge amount of theoretical work (from, e.g., Hankamer & Sag 1976 to current work by van Craenenbroek 2010, Ginzburg 2012) and a long tradition in psycholinguistic experimentation (from Murphy 1985 and Tannnenhaus & Carlson 1990 to current work by Kim & Runner 2017, Poppels & Kehler 2019), major questions remain open, most centrally the question of whether it is necessary to hypothesize the existence of unpronounced syntactic structure at the ellipsis site.

The purpose of this conference is to bring together researchers who have been working on elliptical phenomena with special emphasis on methodologies aiming to improve the empirical foundations of the discussion, specifically psycholinguistic experimentation (acceptability and eye-tracking experiments, in particular) and corpus investigations.

Contributions will be welcome concerning (i) the specific experimental methodologies being used in psycholinguistics, and how they can be improved to give more reliable and interpretable results; (ii) the way corpus data can be brought to bear on theoretical questions; and (iii) how corpus data can be used to improve the results of psycholinguistic experiments, specifically by increasing the naturalness of the materials by providing new hypotheses.

This two-day conference will lead to publication and continues the theme initiated by preceding ECBAE conferences during the 2017 and 2019 LSA Linguistic Institutes.

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Program Information:

ONLINE Conference!!! Details about this virtual conference will be given on the website: http://drehu.linguist.univ-paris-diderot.fr/ecbae-2020/

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DAY 1 (Wednesday, July 15, 2020)

15.45 – 16.00 Welcome

16.00 – 16.40 Invited talk: Susanne Winkler (U Tübingen)
”Reduced Subordinate Clauses in German”

16.40 – 17.10 Lisa Schäfer (Saarland U), Robin Lemke (Saarland U), Ingo Reich (Saarland U) & Heiner Drenhaus (Saarland U)
”UID constrains the usage of topic drop in German: experimental and corpus linguistic findings”

17.10 – 17.40 David Potter (Morehead State U) & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U)
”Long-distance reflexive binding in English Stripping”

17.40 – 18.10 Katy Carlson (Morehead State U)
”Parallelism and ellipsis in comparatives”18:10 – 19.00 Break19:00 – 19:30 Max Bonke (U Cologne) & Sophie Repp (U Cologne)
”Complementizer Deletion in Embedded Gapping in Spanish”

19:30 – 20:00 Anne Abeillé (U Paris), Alain Kihm (CNRS & U Paris), Yair Haendler (U Paris) & Cheikh Ndiaye (Ziguinchor U)
”Non-uniform coordination and gapping : the case of Wolof”

20:00 – 20:30 Joanna Nykiel (Kyung Hee U) & Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee U)
”Case-matching effects and fragments”

20:30 – 21.10 Invited talk: Jeff Runner (U Rochester)
”Discourse support for anaphora and ellipsis”DAY 2 (Thursday, July 16, 2020)15.45 – 16.00 Welcome16.00 – 16.40 Invited talk: Philip Miller (U Paris)
”Discourse conditions on Verb Phrase Ellipsis”

16.40 – 17.10 Anne Dagnac (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès) & Juliette Thuilier (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
”On the interplay of factors licensing French Modal Ellipsis in extraction contexts”

17.10 – 17.40 Barbara Hemforth (U Paris), Antoine Hédier (U Paris), Theodor Cucu (MIT), Lisa Hemforth (U Paris),
Hugo Techer (Grenoble INP, PHELMA), Yair Handler (U Paris), Joanna Dos Reis (U Paris 13) & Doriane Gras (U Paris)
”Verbal mismatch in French Right-Node Raising: Speeded grammaticality judgments and EEGs”

17.40 – 18.10 Anne Abeillé (U Paris), Anastasiia Smirnova (U Paris) & Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee U)
”French wh-words + ça: a corpus study”18:10 – 19.00 Break19:00 – 19:30 Robin Lemke (Saarland U), Lisa Schäfer (Saarland U) & Ingo Reich (Saarland U)
”Predicting (mis)matches in sluicing: Evidence from cloze, rating and reading time data”

19:30 – 20:00 Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School), Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz) & James McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)
”Sluicing: Antecedence and the Landscape of Mismatch”

20:00 – 20:30 Till Poppels (UC San Diego) & Andrew Kehler (UC San Diego)
”Anything can be elided if you know how: sluicing, voice mismatch, and tough movement”

20:30 – 21.00 Eszter Ronai (U Chicago) & Laura Stigliano (U Chicago)
”Interpretation cannot determine the source of multiple sluicing in Hungarian”Alternate papers:Nicolas Guilliot (U Bordeaux Montaigne): ”Do sharing constructions underlie ellipsis? Typological and experimen- tal issues”
Alvaro Cortes Rodriguez (U Tübingen): ”Multiple Sluicing in English: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”
David Potter (Morehead State U) & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U): ”Ambiguity resolution in Stripping with focus sensitive operators”

 

DAY 2 (Thursday, July 16, 2020)

15.45 – 16.00 Welcome

16.00 – 16.40 Invited talk: Philip Miller (U Paris)
”Discourse conditions on Verb Phrase Ellipsis”

16.40 – 17.10 Anne Dagnac (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès) & Juliette Thuilier (U Toulouse Jean Jaurès)
”On the interplay of factors licensing French Modal Ellipsis in extraction contexts”

17.10 – 17.40 Barbara Hemforth (U Paris), Antoine Hédier (U Paris), Theodor Cucu (MIT), Lisa Hemforth (U Paris),
Hugo Techer (Grenoble INP, PHELMA), Yair Handler (U Paris), Joanna Dos Reis (U Paris 13) & Doriane Gras (U Paris)
”Verbal mismatch in French Right-Node Raising: Speeded grammaticality judgments and EEGs”

17.40 – 18.10 Anne Abeillé (U Paris), Anastasiia Smirnova (U Paris) & Jong-Bok Kim (Kyung Hee U)
”French wh-words + ça: a corpus study”18:10 – 19.00 Break19:00 – 19:30 Robin Lemke (Saarland U), Lisa Schäfer (Saarland U) & Ingo Reich (Saarland U)
”Predicting (mis)matches in sluicing: Evidence from cloze, rating and reading time data”

19:30 – 20:00 Daniel Hardt (Copenhagen Business School), Pranav Anand (UC Santa Cruz) & James McCloskey (UC Santa Cruz)
”Sluicing: Antecedence and the Landscape of Mismatch”

20:00 – 20:30 Till Poppels (UC San Diego) & Andrew Kehler (UC San Diego)
”Anything can be elided if you know how: sluicing, voice mismatch, and tough movement”

20:30 – 21.00 Eszter Ronai (U Chicago) & Laura Stigliano (U Chicago)
”Interpretation cannot determine the source of multiple sluicing in Hungarian”

Alternate papers:
Nicolas Guilliot (U Bordeaux Montaigne): ”Do sharing constructions underlie ellipsis? Typological and experimen- tal issues”
Alvaro Cortes Rodriguez (U Tübingen): ”Multiple Sluicing in English: Theoretical and Experimental Approaches”
David Potter (Morehead State U) & Katy Carlson (Morehead State U): ”Ambiguity resolution in Stripping with focus sensitive operators”