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

PhD – University of Birmingham

Department: Modern Languages
Web Address: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx
Specialty Areas: General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Linguistic Theories; Syntax
Required Language(s): Catalan-Valencian-Balear (cat), Galician (glg), Ladino (lad), Portuguese (por), Spanish (spa)

Description:

Fully-funded PhD opportunity in Hispanic/Lusophone Studies at the University of Birmingham (2020 start)

3-year scholarship (covers UK/EU fees plus living stipend) for any area in Hispanic/Lusophone studies at the University of Birmingham, for start between Sept 2020/Jan 2021.

International students also eligible to apply.Completed application (study application form, scholarship form, and two references) must be submitted by Friday 26 June 2020 at 4pm (UK time).

Eligible applicants interested in Linguistics, please email a.corrbham.ac.uk.

General enquiries should be sent to f.loughbham.ac.uk.

Graduate study in Linguistics at the University of Birmingham (UK)’s Department of Modern Languages enables you to focus on work in one or more languages, and can be undertaken full-time, part-time or remotely. In addition to funding from external sources and the UK government’s doctoral loan scheme, the University offers a range of total and partial graduate scholarships.

Graduate study in Linguistics is a growing area of specialisation in the Department of Modern Languages and supervision is available in the following areas:
– Theoretical, descriptive, comparative and/or general linguistics, especially (morpho-)syntax;
– Linguistic diversity and variation;
– Hispanic and Romance languages and dialectology;
– Understudied/endangered languages;
– Historical and synchronic linguistics;
– Spanish; Portuguese; Galician; Catalan; Astur-Leonese; Mozarabic/Andalusi Romance; Mirandese; Navarro-Aragonese; French; Occitan; Italian; Romanian; Latin; Italian dialects)
– The Romance family and its branches (Ibero-Romance, Gallo-Romance, Italo-Romance, Daco-Romance);
– Language and linguistics in education.

Department of Modern Languages:
The Department of Modern Languages celebrated excellent results in the latest Research Excellence Framework (REF). 75% of research at the University of Birmingham for Modern Languages and Linguistics was top 4* rated ‘world-leading’ or rated 3* ‘internationally excellent’.

In 2015/16, over 95% of Modern Languages postgraduates were in work and/or further study six months after graduation. Some of our language graduates train to become professional linguists such as translators and interpreters, others enter employment where their language skills may be advantageous but not central to their role, and some go on to teaching or lecturing positions. Recent graduate employers include: Berlitz Language Centre; TransPerfect Global Business Solutions; KPMG; University of Birmingham; University of Cambridge; and University of Oxford.

The postgraduate experience:
The College of Arts and Law Graduate School offers excellent support to its postgraduate students, from libraries and research spaces, to extra-curricular activities and funding opportunities. The College provides a range of careers support throughout your degree and beyond, including tailored employability workshops and the opportunity to learn additional languages, without any extra cost, as you do a PhD with us.

Our beautiful 250 acre green and leafy campus has its own train station that connects directly with central Birmingham. The city of Birmingham today is one of Europe’s most exciting destinations, with excellent local, national and international transport connections including its international airport. Our students fall in love with the city – around 40% of our graduates choose to make Birmingham their home.

Academic entry requirements:
Applicants for a PhD will need to hold a Masters qualification at Merit level or above (or its international equivalent), in addition to a good (normally a 2:1 or above) Honours degree, or an equivalent qualification if you were educated outside the UK.

Applications Deadline: 26-Jun-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/postgraduate/funding/Sir-Henry-Thomas-Scholarship-for-postgraduate-study-in-Hispanic-Studies.aspx

Contact Information:
Dr Alice Corr
a.corr@bham.ac.uk
Phone:+44(0)1214146307

PHD – University of Trento

Department: CIMEC (Center for Mind/Brain Sciences)
Web Address: https://www.cimec.unitn.it/
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

Description:
The Doctoral Program in Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC), University of Trento, Italy, accepts applications for 10 fully-funded PhD fellowships. CIMeC’s program is focused on cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, computer science, linguistics and cognitive neuropsychology.

Students actively participate in international research projects, seminars, and conferences based in CIMeC, which includes the Laboratories of Functional Neuroimaging (LNIF), Animal Cognition and Neuroscience (ACN Lab), the CIMeC Language, Interaction and Computation Lab (CLIC), the Experimental Psychology Laboratories (EPL), and the Neuropsychology Lab (NPL).

The length of the program is four years and its official language is English.

Salary starts at approximately €1.200/mo., plus a €4887 tax-free research/mobility budget.

Details on admissions: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/admission

Proposed 2020 PhD research topics: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/research-topics

PhD Application summary: https://www.unitn.it/drcimec/116/admission-doctorate-cognitive-and-brain-sciences

PhD Application link: https://webapps.unitn.it/Apply/it/MyUnitn/Home/669/dott/cbs36

PhD Application Deadline: Thursday May 27, 2020, at 4pm (Italian time)

CIMeC: http://www.unitn.it/cimec

The research topics proposed by the Doctoral Program Committee for the 5 UNITN grants available this year are visible at http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/research-topics, while the 5 topic-specific grants’ details can be found here: http://www.unitn.it/drcimec/topic-specific-grants

Applications Deadline: 27-May-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.unitn.it/drcimec/116/admission-doctorate-cognitive-and-brain-sciences

Contact Information:
Leah Mercanti
phd.cimec@unitn.it

Post Doc – University of Edinburgh

Department: Linguistics and English Language
Job Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Web Address: https://www.ed.ac.uk/ppls/linguistics-and-english-language
Job Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Specialty Areas: Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Linguistic Theories; Syntax; Typology

Description:
The School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences is seeking to appoint a 1.0 FTE Postdoctoral Researcher for a fixed-term period of 36 months. This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an ERC-funded project “Syntax shaped by cognition: transforming theories of syntactic systems through laboratory experiments” (Principal Investigator: Dr Jennifer Culbertson). This project aims to explore and formalize the cognitive forces that shape natural language syntax.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, or Psychology or related disciplines with a proven track record in computational modelling of language or related cognitive processes. Additional experience conducting behavioural experiments is desirable but not required. The post will be based in the Centre for Language Evolution.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Jennifer Culbertson: jennifer.culbertsoned.ac.uk

To apply, please see the application link provided below.

This full-time position is 35 hours a week, and is available from February 2020, however start date is negotiable.

Salary: £33, 797 – £40, 322

Application Deadline: 15-Jan-2020

Web Address for Applications: https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=050625

Contact Information:
Dr. Jennifer Culbertson
Email: jennifer.culbertson@ed.ac.uk
Phone: 07477129434