BKL/LSB: Extended deadline for abstract submission: Feb. 29th

Dear LSB-member, dear colleague,

The annual Linguists’ Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium (LSB) will be organized on Friday 13 May 2016 by the Linguistic Research Unit of the Institute for Language and Communication (IL&C), Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Presentations can deal with any linguistic topic, and can be given in any of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. A selection of papers will be published in the electronic journal Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.

Abstracts should be max. 500 words excluding references and provide a clear outline of the aim of the paper including clearly articulated research question(s), some details about research approach and methods and (preliminary) results. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday 29 February 2016 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bklcbl2016 .

In agreement with the LSB Board, all abstracts will be evaluated by two members of the scientific committee. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 March 2016.

Attendance is free of charge for LSB members. The annual membership fee is 40 euros (including subscription to the Belgian Journal of Linguistics) or 20 euros (without BJL subscription). Further information on membership fees and benefits are available on the LSB website (http://www.bkl-cbl.be).

We are very pleased to confirm that the LSB Board will be organizing its first Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students at the 2016 Linguists’ Day.

For those of you who might be interested, we would also like to let you know that Thursday 12 May 2016 (the day just before the 2016 Linguists’ Day), the IL&C Linguistic Research Unit will be organizing a workshop on « Language and the new (instant) media » (http://uclouvain.be/plinday).

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Louvain-la-Neuve on Friday 13 May.

With best wishes,

Barbara De Cock, Magali Paquot, Kristel Van Goethem

 

LSB2016 website: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html

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Cogling7, January 5-6, 2017: Save the date

Cogling7 will take place at Radboud University,  Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Thursday 5 and Friday 6 of January 2017.  CogLing is the biennial conference of BeNeCLA, the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association, see http://benecla.com/.

In April 2016, the first call for papers will be sent out. The deadline for abstracts will be June 1, 2016.

The organizing committee: Geertje van Bergen, Monique Flecken, Ad Foolen, Kobie van Krieken, José Sanders, Wilbert Spooren

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International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind: 2nd Call for Papers

The Seventh International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind

Hunan University, Changsha, China

1st-4th June 2016

www.lcm7.org

Extended Abstract Submission Deadline:
20th February 2016.

Registration fees for LCM 7: Faculty only RMB 1,000; Students only RMB 500

The Language, Culture and Mind conference series provides an international and  interdisciplinary forum for communication  and reflection on theoretical and empirical studies of language and communication. Submissions (individual papers and symposia) are welcome on any theme relevant to the interdisciplinary study of language, culture and mind.

Keynote Speakers:

Linda Martín Alcoff: Department of Philosophy, Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center. USA http://www.alcoff.com

Naran Bilik: Institute of Anthropological and Ethnological Studies, Fudan University, China

http://ice.ssdpp.fudan.edu.cn/naran-bilik/

Erik Mueggler: Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan, USA

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~mueggler/
Natasha Tassell-Matamua: Department of Psychology, Massey University, New Zealand

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/expertise/profile.cfm?stref=830930

Plenary Address:

Wari Kamaiura Sabino: Department of Linguistics, University of Brasília, Brazil.

LCM conferences are accompanied by a one-day Young Researchers’ Workshop, at which students and early career postdoc researchers are able to present their research and receive feedback from their peers and from more experienced researchers. The LCM 7 Young Researchers’ Workshop will be held on the 30th and 31st May 2016.
Abstract Submission Deadline: 20th February 2016. Acceptance notifications (abstracts submitted before 6th January)15th February 2016; other abstracts 20th March.

Registration Fees LCM 7

Faculty members: RMB 1,000.00 (approximately US $150, EUR 140, GBP 100)

Students: RMB 500.00 (approximately US $75, EUR 70, GBP 50)

Registration Fees cover: conference materials, lunches each day, the conference banquet and excursion. Registration fees will be payable by cash or credit card (POS machine) at the registration desk at the conference.

****Please notify us at LCM_VII@126.com of your intention to participate in the conference by filling in the pre-registration form on the conference website.

Young Researchers’ Workshop

Participation in the Young Researchers’ Workshop will be free of charge for participants in the LCM conference. Fees for non-LCM participants will be held at an affordable level.

****Please notify us at yrw2016@126.com  of your intention to participate in the Young Researchers’ Workshop by filling in the pre-registration form on the conference website.

The LCM Mission Statement http://languageculturemind.org/

Human natural languages are biologically based, cognitively motivated, affectively rich, socially shared, grammatically organized symbolic systems. They provide the principal semiotic means for the complexity and diversity of human cultural life. As has long been recognized, no single discipline or methodology is sufficient to capture all the dimensions of this complex and multifaceted phenomenon, which lies at the heart of what it is to be human. In the recent past, perception and cognition have been the basis of general unifying models of language and language activity. However, a genuine integrative perspective must also incorporate the intersubjective dimension of cultural symbols, cultural norms and cultural practices. LCM conferences articulate and discuss approaches to diverse genres of language activity which aim to understand their cultural, social, cognitive and bodily foundations. LCM conferences welcome contributions from scholars and scientists in anthropology, biology, linguistics, philosophy, psychology, semiotics, semantics, discourse analysis, cognitive and neuroscience, and from other disciplines, who wish both to impart their insights and findings, and learn from other disciplines.

The keynote theme for LCM 7 will be:

Signs of Life: Cultural contact—change and continuity in language, thought and identity

There will be two round table subthemes:

  1. Diversity, endangerment, revitalization of cultures and languages.
  2. Intercultural and transcultural dynamics.

About Hunan University: Established as a university in 1926, Hunan University, located in the city of Changsha in Central South China, has a continuous history of more than 1,000 years as an institute of higher learning. The Yuelu Academy, founded during the Song Dynasty in the year 976 CE, was one of the four ancient Confucian Academies. The restored Yuelu Academy is now open for public visits and is an integral part of the Hunan University South campus, situated at the foot of Mount Yuelu, which, together with the Academy, is a major tourist attraction. Hunan Province is rich in historic sites and breathtaking landscapes, such as the Zhangjiajie scenic park (where the movie ‘Avatar’ was filmed). The province is home to several minority culture and language groups with stunning rural scenery and picturesque villages and towns.

The LCM International Organizing Committee

  • Roberto Bottini, Center for Mind/Brain Sciences, Trento, Italy
  • Barbara Fultner, Denison University, Philosophy and Women’s Studies
  • Piotr Konderak, Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Logic and Philosophy of Science
  • John Lucy, University of Chicago, Comparative Human Development and Psychology
  • Aliyah Morgenstern, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Linguistics
  • Esther Pascual, Zhejiang University, School of International Studies
  • Victor Rosenthal, Institut Marcel Mauss – EHESS, Paris
  • Chris Sinha, Hunan University, Cognitive Science, School of Foreign Languages*

*Chair of the Local Committee for LCM 7.

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PLIN Day 12/05/2016: Language and the new (instant) media. Deadline extension Feb.15th

Dear colleagues,

(Apologies for multiple posting)

We are happy to inform you that the deadline for poster submissions for the 2016 PLIN day, hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of UCLouvain in Belgium, has been extended to February 15th. The registration deadline for all participants is March 30th.

More information and registration (free for all Belgian participants)

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together specialists from a number of different but related fields to discuss the specificities of language in the new media. The workshop will thus offer a view of different approaches to language in the new media. We are happy to welcome the following keynote speakers:

  • Patricia Bou-Franch (Universitat de València): Reconsidering Identities and Relationships in the Social Media
  • Walter Daelemans (Universiteit Antwerpen): Profiling Social Media Users with Text  Analysis
  • Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich): The relevance of text messages for grammatical research
  • Caroline Tagg (The Open University): Text messaging then and now: how time, technology and trends shape respelling practices over time
  • Olga Volckaert-Legrier (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès): Étude des fonctions des SMS chez les adolescents à travers un corpus longitudinal

Furthermore, Roland Legrand, digital newsmanager of the newspaper De Tijd, will offer a journalistic perspective on this topic.

The poster sessions, which will include time for a short oral presentation of each poster, offer a forum for numerous other research trends. If you’re a PhD student, you’re eligible for the Best Poster Award! We also invite companies which develop research or research-based applications concerning language and new media, to submit a poster proposal.

Posters may deal with language and the new (instant) media in any of the following linguistic domains:

  • Discourse analysis
  • Language norms and contacts
  • Communication
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Corpus Linguistics
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Language Statistics

Important dates:

  • Deadline for poster proposal submissions: 15 February 2016
  • Notification of acceptance of poster: 1 March 2016
  • Registration deadline for all participants: 30 March 2016
  • Submission of Power Point Presentations for the posters boost session: 1 May 2016

We are also happy to inform you that the Annual Linguistic Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium will also be held at UCL, on 13 May 2016, the day after the PLIN day (http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html)

Best regards,

Convenors:
Louise-Amélie Cougnon (Girsef – Cental), Barbara De Cock (Valibel – Discours et variation) and Cédrick Fairon (Cental)

Follow @plindayucl on Twitter for the latest news!

Official Website:http://uclouvain.be/plinday http://www.plindayucl.com/

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Plin Day 2016: Language and the new (instant) media

Dear colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to the 2016 PLIN Day, hosted by the Linguistics Research Unit of UCLouvain in Belgium. After last year’s successful edition on Lexical complexity, this year’s topic is ‘Language and the new (instant) media’. The PLIN Day will take place on 12 May 2016 in Louvain-la-Neuve.

More information and registration <http://www.uclouvain.be/plinday> (free for all Belgian participants)

The main objective of the workshop is to bring together specialists from a number of different but related fields to discuss the specificities of language in the new media. The workshop will thus offer a view of different approaches to language in the new media. The event will be structured around five keynote presentations and poster sessions. We are happy to welcome the following keynote speakers:

* Patricia Bou-Franch (Universitat de València)
* Walter Daelemans (Universiteit Antwerpen)
* Elisabeth Stark (University of Zurich)
* Caroline Tagg (The Open University)
* Olga Volckaert-Legrier (Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès)

The poster sessions, which will include time for a short oral presentation of each poster, offer a forum for numerous other research trends. If you’re a PhD student, you’re eligible for the Best Poster Award!

Posters may deal with any of the following linguistic domains:

* Discourse analysis
* Language norms and contacts
* Communication
* Sociolinguistics
* Psycholinguistics
* Corpus Linguistics
* Natural Language Processing
* Language Statistics

We also invite companies which develop research or research-based applications concerning language and new media, to submit a poster proposal.

Important dates:

* Deadline for poster proposal submissions: 31 January 2016
* Notification of acceptance: 1 March 2016
* Submission of Power Point Presentations for the posters boost session: 1 May 2016

We are also happy to inform you that the Annual Linguistic Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium will also be held at UCL, on 13 MAY 2016, the day after the PLIN day (http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html)

Best regards,

Convenors:
Louise-Amélie Cougnon (Girsef – Cental), Barbara De Cock (Valibel – Discours et variation) and Cédrick Fairon (Cental)

Follow @plindayucl<https://twitter.com/PLINDayUCL&gt; on Twitter for the latest news!

Official Website: http://www.uclouvain.be/plinday or http://www.plindayucl.com/

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Journée Linguistique CBL 2016 / Taaldag BKL 2016

(see Dutch and English versions below)

Cher membre du CBL, cher collègue,

L’édition 2016 de la Journée Linguistique du CBL (Cercle Belge de Linguistique) aura lieu le vendredi 13 mai et sera organisée par le Pôle de recherche en Linguistique (PLIN) de l’Institut Langage et Communication (IL&C), Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Les communications peuvent porter sur n’importe quelle question linguistique et peuvent se faire dans une des langues nationales (français, néerlandais, allemand) ou en anglais. Une sélection des communications sera publiée sur le site web du CBL dans la revue électronique Travaux du Cercle Belge de Linguistique.

Les propositions de communication (de 500 mots maximum, références non comprises) doivent exposer clairement les objectifs de l’étude en ce compris les questions de recherche, l’approche, la méthodologie et les (premiers) résultats. Merci de soumettre vos propositions de communication au plus tard le lundi 15 février 2016 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bklcbl2016. Conformément à un souhait du Bureau du CBL, tous les résumés seront soumis à une évaluation par deux membres du comité scientifique. Les notifications d’acceptation seront envoyées avant le 31 mars 2016.

La participation à la journée linguistique est gratuite pour tous les membres du CBL. La cotisation annuelle du CBL est de 40 euros (avec abonnement au Belgian Journal of Linguistics) ou de 20 euros (sans l’abonnement). De plus amples informations sur l’adhésion au CBL sont disponibles sur http://www.bkl-cbl.be.

Cette année, nous avons le plaisir de vous annoncer que le Bureau du CBL organisera un prix pour la meilleure présentation par un doctorant lors de la Journée Linguistique.

Pour ceux que cela intéresserait, nous vous signalons également dès à présent que la Journée Linguistique du CBL aura lieu le lendemain de la deuxième édition de la journée PLIN, également organisée à Louvain-la-Neuve, qui portera sur « Language and the new (instant) media » (http://www.uclouvain.be/580810.html).

En espérant vous voir le 13 mai à Louvain-la-Neuve,

Cordialement,

Barbara De Cock, Magali Paquot, Kristel Van Goethem

Page web de la Journée Linguistique du CBL: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html

NEDERLANDS

Beste collega, beste BKL-lid,

De jaarlijkse Taaldag van de BKL (Belgische Kring voor Linguïstiek) zal in 2016 op vrijdag 13 mei plaatsvinden en wordt georganiseerd door de Pôle de recherche en linguistique (PLIN) van het Institut Langage et Communication (IL&C) aan de Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

De bijdragen kunnen om het even welk taalkundig onderwerp behandelen en kunnen in één van de landstalen (Nederlands, Frans, Duits) of in het Engels voorgesteld worden. Een selectie van de presentaties zal gepubliceerd worden op de BKL-website in het elektronische tijdschrift Studies van de BKL.

Abstracts (max. 500 woorden, referenties niet inbegrepen) moeten duidelijk de doelstellingen van het onderzoek, de onderzoeksvragen, methodologie en (voorlopige) resultaten aangeven. Abstracts kunnen worden ingediend tot en met 15 februari 2016 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bklcbl2016.

In overeenstemming met een beslissing van het bestuur van de BKL worden alle abstracts beoordeeld door twee leden van het wetenschappelijk comité. U zal voor 31 maart 2016 vernemen of uw abstract al dan niet aanvaard is.

Deelname aan de Taaldag is gratis voor leden van de BKL. Het jaarlijkse lidmaatschap kost 40 euro (met abonnement op Belgian Journal of Linguistics) of 20 euro (zonder abonnement). Verdere informatie m.b.t. het lidmaatschap is beschikbaar op http://www.bkl-cbl.be.

We kondigen met plezier aan dat het bestuur van de BKL dit jaar een prijs uitreikt voor de beste presentatie door een doctoraatsstudent.

Voor de geïnteresseerden kondigen we ook graag aan dat de dag vóór de BKL-dag, donderdag 12 mei, ook de tweede editie van de PLIN-dag plaatsvindt (eveneens in Louvain-la-Neuve), en die heeft als thema “Language and the new (instant) media” (http://www.uclouvain.be/580810.html).

We kijken alvast uit naar uw bijdrage aan de Taaldag op 13 mei in Louvain-la-Neuve.

Met vriendelijke groeten,

Barbara De Cock, Magali Paquot, Kristel Van Goethem

BKL2016 webpagina: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html

ENGLISH

Dear LSB-member, dear colleague,

The annual Linguists’ Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium (LSB) will be organized on Friday 13 May 2016 by the Linguistic Research Unit of the Institute for Language and Communication (IL&C), Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Presentations can deal with any linguistic topic, and can be given in any of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. A selection of papers will be published in the electronic journal Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.

Abstracts should be max. 500 words excluding references and provide a clear outline of the aim of the paper including clearly articulated research question(s), some details about research approach and methods and (preliminary) results. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday 15 February 2016 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bklcbl2016. In agreement with the LSB Board, all abstracts will be evaluated by two members of the scientific committee. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 March 2016.

Attendance is free of charge for LSB members. The annual membership fee is 40 euros (including subscription to the Belgian Journal of Linguistics) or 20 euros (without BJL subscription). Further information on membership fees and benefits are available on the LSB website (http://www.bkl-cbl.be).

We are very pleased to confirm that the LSB Board will be organizing its first Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students at the 2016 Linguists’ Day.

For those of you who might be interested, we would also like to let you know that Thursday 12 May 2016 (the day just before the 2016 Linguists’ Day), the IL&C Linguistic Research Unit will be organizing a workshop on « Language and the new (instant) media » (http://www.uclouvain.be/580810.html).

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Louvain-la-Neuve on Friday 13 May.

With best wishes,

Barbara De Cock, Magali Paquot, Kristel Van Goethem

LSB2016 website: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html

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ICLA Newsletter FALL 2015

Dear Colleagues,

For ICLA, 2016 will be an important year. Membership registration will not take place via De Gruyter Mouton anymore but instead via the ICLA website www.cogling.org. And members can now choose between membership with or without journal. As we have invested quite a lot of money in developing the new website and as maintaining the website will als require money, it is important for the success of ICLA new style that we have sufficient members. We would be thankful if you see a possibility to spread the attached newsletter among the members of your affiliate organization and/or to put it on your website.

The success of the Cognitive Linguistic Enterprise is for a big part based on the activities of the affiliate organizations. It is the intention of ‘ICLA new style’ to strengthen the relation with the affiliate organizations. More specific proposals will follow in 2016.

For now, we wish you a relaxed Christmas break and a good transition to 2016!

Maarten Lemmens, President ICLA

Ad Foolen, Secretary/Treasurer ad interim

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