The Piazza delle Lingue d’Europa 2013 is the 7th annual convention of the Accademia della Crusca dedicated to multilingualism and plurilinguism. This year the theme is Lingue e diritti and the main objective of the convention is to explore the key role played by the language in multicultural Europe as a main factor of integration for communities living in the same area. How to remove the possible obstacles to the integration process, such as discriminatory practices, and the situation of historical and “new” minority languages, will be two of the main topics discussed by participants in round tables and seminars.
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Since TermNet is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, they are glad to offer a discount of 25% for every registration between September and December 2013. Registration is open, number of partciants is limited! Please reserve your place in advance by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, program and registration please refer to: http://www.termnet.org/english/products_service/ecqa_ctm-basic/courses2013.php
Conference organisers are pleased to announce that the 11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (ICSH11) will be held in Piliscsaba, Hungary from 29 August to 31 August 2013. The 11th International Conference on the Structure of Hungarian (ICSH11) will be organized jointly by the Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. More information can be read here: http://icsh11.nytud.hu/
The editors of FULL (Finno-Ugric Languages and Linguistics) are pleased to announce the first issue of the second volume of the journal. The journal is meant to provide a platform for linguistic research on modern and older Finno-Ugric or other Uralic languages and dialects, comparative research as well as research on single languages, with comparison of just Finno-Ugric languages or comparison across family lines, with formally or empirically oriented papers. The present issue contains three papers, one historical-comparative, and two dealing with syntactic constructions in individual languages. Please visit the journal website: http://full.btk.ppke.hu A small announcement is in order regarding the journal’s online access system, which was modified so that now all papers can be freely accessed and downloaded without any need for prior registration. At the same time, those who register, or have already registered, are provided with the benefit of getting notified of new issues, calls, etc. via the occasional email. The Editors Anders Holmberg Balazs Suranyi Paul Kiparsky Pauli Brattico
Connecting Europe for New Horizons September 19/20, 2013 http://www.meta-forum.eu *** Register now! *** Venue: German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology — Berlin, Germany META-FORUM 2013 — Connecting Europe for New Horizons is an international conference on powerful language technologies for the multilingual information society, the data value chain and the information market place. The two special themes of this year's edition of the conference are Big Data Text Analytics and Multilingual Web Services for Multilingual Europe. Previous editions of the conference series are META-FORUM 2012 (Brussels), META-FORUM 2011 (Budapest) and META-FORUM 2010 (Brussels). Call for active participation in META Exhibition and LT Industry Session now open! Highlights: • Horizon 2020 and Connecting Europe Facility (CEF): Current State of Play • Sessions on Technologies for the Multilingual Web; MT for Professionals; Services for Multilingual Europe; The Most Urgent Needs of Europe's Languages; Connecting Towards New Horizons; Quality Translation and Innovation • New Stakeholders: GALA (Globalization and Localization Association), NPLD (Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity), Council of Europe Committee of Experts on the Charter of Regional and Minority Languages • Towards a European Language Technology Platform • An Update of the META-NET White Paper Series • Invited keynote lectures by Daniel Marcu (SDL) and Wolfgang Wahlster (DFKI) • Panel discussions • Award Ceremony: META Prize and META Seal of Recognition • META Exhibition (industry and research exhibition – software demos and posters) META-FORUM 2013 will be held jointly by META-NET and the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, co-organised with MultilingualWeb-LT, QTLaunchPad and LT Berlin.
The conference website can be reached from here: http://icsh11.nytud.hu. It is organized jointly by Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, August 29-31, 2013, Piliscsaba, Hungary. Registration is now open at http://icsh11.nytud.hu/registration.html Invited Speakers: Valéria Molnár (Lund University, Sweden) Anna Szabolcsi (New York University) Robert M. Vago (City University of New York)
Neuroscience, Language acquisition: Post Doc, University of Lisbon, Portugal Research Project /Eyes and Brain – Early Markers of Language Development/(EBELa) Phonetics Lab and Lisbon Baby Lab, CLUL/FLUL, University of Lisbon EXCL/MHC-LIN/0688/2012 1 Post Doc position Full text of the Post Doc position announcement (BPD-EBELa_0688/2012_CLUL): http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=global&jobId=37810 Grant description and goals: Applications are invited from postdoctoral researchers with a background in language acquisition and neurosciences for a Postdoc position within the project/Eyes and Brain – Early Markers of Language Development/. This project will investigate early markers of language development in European Portuguese, following a multi-methodology approach to a set of potential early markers, using both eye-tracking and ERP measures (http://www.fl.ul.pt//laboratoriofonetica/babylab/english/projects.html). Application deadline: 06 August 2013
The European Union and of course EFNIL as well welcomes its 28th Member State. On 1st July 2013 Croatia joins the European Union, increasing the number of EU official languages to 24. DG Translation welcomed the new Member State with a flag ceremony in Luxembourg , which was webstreamed live. Androulla Vassiliou (Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism, Sport, Media and Youth), Rytis Martikonis (Director-General of DG Translation) and Miljenka Prohaska Kragović, (Director of the Translation Centre of the Croatian Ministery of Foreign Affairs) provided the official welcome, accompanied by representatives of the Croatian diplomatic corps and the staff of the European institutions. To start and end the ceremony, Nikolina Korečić (translator at DGT and professional opera singer) performed the Croatian and European anthems.
Minority Rights Summer School Budapest – 2013 Norms and Practices in Central and Southeast Europe Budapest, Hungary, 4 – 10 August 2013
The National University of Public Service (NUPS) in co-operation with the Tom Lantos Institute is organizing its first international Summer School on Minority Rights with a special focus on the implementation of norms in Central and Southeast Europe. The Summer School will host 30-35 participants from Europe and elsewhere. It offers a forum to discuss relevant practices and research issues related to minorities with leading experts and practitioners in the field of ethnocultural diversity management. The principal focus of the forum is the implementation of minority rights standards from a legal and political perspective in Central and Southeast Europe. An overview of the international minority protection regime (norms, institutions and mechanisms) is complemented with the analysis of the diverse macro-political approaches to the management of ethnocultural diversity in this region. This is followed by the presentation of specific case studies of minority rights implementation including Hungary, Romania, Serbia and Kosovo. The forum pays special attention to the role of civil society in both norm-creation and norm-adherence in the field of minority protection. Presentations are multi-disciplinary combining law, political sciences, anthropology and sociology.
Workshop: Non-overt Subjects in a Cross-linguistic Perspective Salzburg, Austria 22-Nov-2013 - 24-Nov-2013
The aim of the workshop is to discuss the diachronic and systematic relations between the different types of non-overt subjects from various theoretical and empirical angles. The workshop is hosted by the 40th Austrian Conference on Linguistics (40. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, November 22-24 in Salzburg, Austria). Organisers invite abstracts including the following topics: - Loss of non-overt subjects - Emergence of non-overt subjects - Evidence from pidgins and creoles - Non-overt subjects and language contact - Relations between null subjects resulting from pro-drop and other non-overt subjects - Relations between non-overt subjects and other grammatical phenomena (changes in verbal morphology, voice, word order etc.) - Historical evidence for typological implications concerning non-overt subjects Any theoretical approach, formal or functional, is welcome. Please send your abstract (in English or German; no more than 300 words) by email to: Imke.Mendoza@sbg.ac.at or Bernhard.Poell@sbg.ac.at Deadline for the submission of abstracts: September 15, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be given not later than October 7, 2013.
Recent developments two decades after the regime change Edited by Petteri Laihonen (1), Marián Sloboda (2) & Anastassia Zabrodskaja (3) 1 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 2 Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic 3 Tallinn University, Estonia The volume will be submitted for publication to the Peter Lang's series Prague Papers on Language, Society and Interaction / Prager Arbeiten zur Sprache, Gesellschaft und Interaktion, edited by Jiří Nekvapil, Tamah Sherman and Petr Kaderka (http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=series&pk=1425&concordeid=PPL)
The Collaborative Research Center 'Constitution of Meaning' (SFB 833) at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, has an opening in a research project for a PhD student (funded at 65% of a fulltime position on the TV-L 13 German payscale) in Computational Linguistics. The project focuses on corpus-based disambiguation of semantic relations in nominal compounds and in referential bridging (Principal Investigator: Erhard Hinrichs; www.sfs.uni-tuebingen.de/~eh).
LT-Innovate, the Forum for Europe's Language Technology Industry organises its second yearly Summit in Brussels on 27 June. More than 60 European vendor companies and 140 other participants have already registered. The organisers would be delighted to welcome you too at this occasion! Participation is free of charge. More information is available on the event's webpage @ www.lt-innovate.eu/summit
On Friday 28th June Language Education & Partnerships (LEAP), working as a member of the YELL2 team, will be hosting an inspirational workshop at Nottingham Trent University. The workshop will showcase innovative teaching methods and provide a formal networking & peer development opportunity. The YELL2 project team are also pleased to be welcoming Steven Fawkes, membership officer for ALL (the Association of Language Learning), as the keynote speaker for the event. The event is free to attend, simply complete the online form or email the team directly.
Job description Applications are invited for a PhD candidate in the area of computational semantics. This position is part of the D-MAP project currently running at the University of Groningen, aiming to combine formal with empirical and statistical approaches to semantics. A first milestone reached by D-MAP was the recently released Groningen Meaning Bank, a large annotated resource comprising texts annotated with discourse representation structures.
Argumentation et énonciation : étude des traces de l' argumentation dans le discours oral spontané en anglais. Profil candidat: Le candidat devra posséder des connaissances solides en linguistique de l'énonciation et, en particulier, connaîtra la théorie des opérations prédicatives et énonciatives. Des compétences en phonétique / phonologie seront également utiles. Le travail se fera sur corpus, ce qui exigera, en outre, l'utilisation d'outils informatiques dédiés (concordancier, analyse de données, représentation phonétique?).
Wiss. Mitarbeiter/in - PostDoc - Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L Berliner Hochschulen, Fakultät I - Institut für Sprache und Kommunikation / FG Allgemeine Linguistik Kennziffer: I-203/13 (besetzbar ab 01.10.2013 bis 30.11.2015 / Bewerbungsfristende 26.06.2013) Aufgabengebiet: Mitarbeit in Forschung und Lehre im o.g. FG/Schwerpunkt synchrone Linguistik, insbesondere in den Bereichen Text- und Diskurstheorie, Psycholinguistik/**Sprachverarbeitung sowie Semantik-Pragmatik-**Schnittstelle
Open Book Publishers is proud to announce the launch of a Digital Humanities Series. The series is overseen by an international board of experts and its books subjected to rigorous peer review. Its objective is to encourage and support the development of experimental monographs, edited volumes and collections that extend the boundaries of the field and help to strengthen its interrelations with the other disciplines of the arts, humanities and beyond. We are also interested in introductory guides for non-specialists, best practices guides for practitioners and "state of the art" surveys. The Series will offer digital humanists a dedicated venue for high-quality, Open Access publication. Proposals in any area of the Digital Humanities are invited. For further details and instructions on how to submit please see http://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/29/1/digital-humanities
The conference organized by the Department of Historical and Applied Linguistics and the Department of Theoretical Linguistics in the Institute of English Studies, John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin in Poland, which will be held on 14 - 15 November 2013. Scholars are invited with innovative approaches to linguistics viewed from a range of intra- and interdisciplinary perspectives. We wish to encourage all linguists to present their contributions during both oral and poster sessions. The deadline for abstract submission is 31st July 2013. For further information and all necessary details please see the conference website: http://lingbaw.webclass.co/ The organisers would be grateful if you could share this announcement by forwarding the information to anyone who may be interested in attending. Yours faithfully, LingBaW organizing committee: prof. Anna Bloch-Rozmej prof. Anna Bondaruk Marietta Rusinek, MA Karolina Drabikowska, MA Anna Prażmowska, MA
University of Debrecen May 23-24 Location: Debrecen, DAB, Thomas Mann u. 49. An international workshop organized by the HuComTech research group of the University of Debrecen Thursday, May 23: Visual hearing: a crossmodal plasticity of the brain Friday, May 24: Multimodality in spontaneous speech and human communication
LANGUAGE REVITALIZATION IN A RUSSIAN AND EUROPEAN CONTEXT: EXPLORING SOLUTIONS FOR MINORITY LANGUAGE MAINTENANCE
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS: MAY 31, 2013 December 16--18 at the University of Helsinki, Finland More information and call for papers: http://blogs.helsinki.fi/minor-eurus/conference2013/cfp/ Possible topics for talks include (but are not restricted to) the following: The development of the current situations of particular minority languages (e.g. language attrition and revitalization) - Comparison of Russia and the EU as multilingual cultural areas - Comparative analysis of the reasons behind the fate of different language communities - Theory and methodology of language revitalization; prerequisites for and obstacles to language revitalization - Modernization and urbanization and their effects on minority linguistic identities and communities - Minority activists vs. minority communities; the emergence of language ideologies of language activists and the effects of their work - Minorities within a minority and the emergence of new minority languages vis-Ã -vis multiple minority identities Invited speakers: Anneli Sarhimaa Tove Skutnabb-Kangas Fernand de Varennes
The Department of English Linguistics of the Institute of English and American Studies at the University of Debrecen will host the 18th Lexical-Functional Grammar Conference from July 18-20, 2013. For information including the conference program and the abstracts, please visit the event’s website: http://lfg13.unideb.hu
The workshop will be held in Budapest, Hungary, from February 3-5, 2014. The workshop is organized by the Department of Finno-Ugric Studies and Historical Linguistics, Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy Sciences. This three-day workshop provides a meeting place for researchers in the areas of Uralic studies to present their research findings in a stimulating and interactive environment. The workshop aims to promote collaborative opportunities between scholars, introduce new perspectives and reflect on current research and practice in various subfields of Uralic linguistics.
Tromsø, Norway 31 Oct - 1 Nov 2013 Contact: Martin Krämer https://castl.uit.no/index.php/component/content/article/76-other-castl-events/conferencesaworkshops/292-features All formal models of linguistics assume sets of features in terms of which generalizations can be stated. But the nature of the features themselves is often not explicitly addressed. In this conference we focus on the nature of features across phonology and syntax and related domains of linguistics. One group of questions concerns the ‘grounding’ of features in substance or content. For example, phonological features may be grounded in phonetics, and syntactic features may be grounded in semantics. Innatist traditions have sometimes posited innate universal inventories of grounded features. The ‘substance-free’ movement in phonology argues instead that the formal properties of features can and should be radically dissociated from their grounding in content. Sign language phonology would seem to support this position, as the featural system of sign language phonology operates with a completely different set of articulators from those used in spoken languages. Minimalist syntax also frequently promotes the dissociation of formal properties of features from their content (as in the proposal that tense is simply one of a variety of ways in which Infl may be ‘grounded,’ favored in Indo-European languages but with various other languages opting for other content for Infl). Such proposals raise many questions concerning how feature systems are constrained to be uniform across languages and to what extent they are free to vary. The radically opposing view in phonology denies the existence of categorical features altogether and attempts to model phonological patterns as statistical computation of phonetic data.
The 6th edition of the “ICT for Language Learning” Conference will take place in Florence, (Italy), on 14 – 15 November 2013.
The presentation could be heard at the conference titled: "EU Sciences: Global Challenges - Global Collaboration"
The Research Cluster on Linguistic Diversity Management in Urban Areas (LiMA) at the University of Hamburg will be hosting an International Conference on “Multilingual Individuals and Multilingual Societies: MIMS 2”, to be held from 10 - 12 October 2013 (Venue: Teehaus, Feldbrunnenstraße, 20147 Hamburg). This conference is the successor to MIMS 1 organized in 2010.
Guus Extra and Kutlay Yagmur – Cambridge : Cambridge University Press; British Council, 2012. – 259 p.
Conference theme: Dominated Languages in the 21st Century Although linguistic plurality and its socio-political stratification or outline in dominant and dominated languages is subject to constant and accelerating change due to global migration, the general perception of minorities - at least in Europe - is still based on strangely romantic folkloristic notions of the 19th century, namely as rural, conservative, immobile relics of another (archaic) culture with another language. This admittedly pointed definition, which implicitly also reflects the European nation state ideology, negates all socio-political and socio-cultural developments of the last decades. At least some aspects of this definition – first and foremost the "otherness", but when it comes to so-called indigenous minority languages also all other aspects of the definition – still dominate the public discourse on minorities and minority languages. This discourse of otherness in contrast to the established and postulated normality of the majority always insinuates a sense of inferiority of minority groups and languages.
Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2013 The 6th International Conference of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF6), INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION: NEW PERSPECTIVES FROM ELF (Roma Tre University, Rome, Italy, 4-7 September 2013) follows on from the highly successful first five conferences in the series, held at the universities of Helsinki (2008), Southampton (2009), Vienna (2010), Hong Kong Institute of Education (2011), Istanbul (2012). The special theme of the conference is INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION. However, the conference is open to all other ELF related topics such as: ELF and intercultural communication Theoretical approaches to ELF ELF and Language Policy ELF and Language Education ELF description & Corpora The Sociolinguistics of ELF Contact languages and ELF ELF Assessment and evaluation ELF and Multilingualism Pedagogical implications for ELF ELF learners
During the 34th TABU Dag, an annual linguistic conference in Groningen, The Netherlands, a workshop on minority languages in a multilingual Europe will be organised on Thursday June 13th 2013 from 13:30 until 18:00. In Europe, 23 official languages and more than 30 regional and minority languages are spoken. The European Union considers respecting and protecting the linguistic diversity within the European Union to be one of its most prominent responsibilities, because it forms the cultural identity of its citizens. But how can this goal be achieved, with so many languages and language varieties being spoken in the European Union, the smallest of them sometimes only by around 1000 speakers? How can a minority language be maintained in a period of globalisation? Are language policies the way to maintain a minority language or can they sometimes be counterproductive? Which other factors play a role?
The situation of minority mother tongues in light of the Barcelona objectives (mother tongue + 2 languages) Conference on International Mother Language Day Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, 21 February 2013
Professor of Finno-Ugric languages at the Department of Modern Languages Application no later than 2013-02-18. UFV-PA 2012/2116 Description of subject area: The subject comprises the Finno-Ugric language group in its entirety. Besides Finnish, Sami, Estonian, and Hungarian, other Baltic-Finnic languages as well as Finno-Ugric languages spoken in Russia are included in the subject area.
The Italian theatre company Koreja is inspired by the legendary performance art theatre, Odin Teatret. The Danish ‘company of exiles’ employs foreign actors come from all walks of life and agree on one philosophy: ‘always live a new life offstage’. The 2012 teatro dei luoghi festival is taking place on the outskirts of the city in Borgo Pace, the headquarters of the Koreja theatre company, called cantieri teatrali Koreja in Italian. From FYROM/ Macedonia* to England via Slovenia, the company is known for bringing together languages and theatrical traditions onstage. The town or city that their plays are performed in benefit from the colour of multilingualism and diverse arts this theatre begins.
The conference will be held on 14-17 April 2014 in Vienna at the Department of English of Vienna University. EVOLANG conference series provides the major meeting for researchers worldwide in the origins and evolution of language. The EVOLANG conferences are interdisciplinary, with contributions from disciplines including, but not limited to: anthropology, archeology, artificial life, biology, cognitive science, genetics, linguistics, modeling, paleontology, physiology, primatology, and psychology. Typically, about 300 delegates attend, with representatives from all these disciplines.
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Languages Use, Attitudes, Strategies. Linguistic Identity and Ethnicity in the Moldavian Csángó Villages
Book edited by Lehel Peti – Vilmos Tánczos
Book edited by Agnieszka Barszczewska – Lehel Peti
Press release in Hungarian Newspapers (Original article in Hungarian: http://mta.hu/mta_hirei/fokuszban-a-szotarak-nemzetkozi-konferencia-budapesten-130742/)
Interim results of the ELM project of EFNIL are now presented in the chapter "Projects" of this web site.
Final Conference of the EUNoM network: "Globalization, Modernity and Knowledge. Opportunities and challenges in a Multilingual world"
Department of Applied Linguistics of Erasmushogeschool Brussel is organising the Final Conference of the EUNoM network: "Globalization, Modernity and Knowledge. Opportunities and challenges in a Multilingual world". The conference will be held at the European Parliament in Brussels (Belgium) on 18th October 2012, and will be hosted by MEP María Badía i Cutchet (S&D, Spain).
5 Jun 2013 – 7 Jun 2013 http://www.jyu.fi/superdiversity
Copenhagen, Denmark 18 Mar 2013 – 22 Mar 2013 Contact: Jan Heegard Call Deadline: 2 Nov 2012
Multilingualism is essential to go further on European Integration This is one of the main conclusions of the latest general assembly of the civil society platform to promote multilingualism held in Brussels on June 29th 2012. The civil society platform for the promotion of multilingualism held its latest General Assembly with a renewed spirit to continue its efforts to promote multilingualism in Europe as one of the key elements to foster European Integration and contributing to the promotion of intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding, cultural diversity, but also mobility, employment and economic growth in Europe. The meeting was chaired by Uwe Mohr, President of the Platform, and Belen Bernaldo de Quiros, Head of the Unit of Multilingualism at the DG EAC of the European Commission. They both highlighted the strategic developments in multilingualism policy and the Council conclusions on language competences to enhance mobility.
Learner Language, Learner Corpora - LLLC 2012 - an international conference addressing learner language and language corpora, University of Oulu, Finland
Theme: Language and the City, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
The seminar is organised by the network on Industrialization, Language Contact and Identity Formation in China and Europe (ILCI), Utrecht, the Netherlands
Theme: "Subtitles and Language Learning", Pavia, Italy
"Mal de Lenguas. Recursos para aprender aragónes". The goal of the blog is to teach short lessons of Aragonese, an endangered language mainly spoken in the northern valleys of Aragon. The blog is written in Spanish and is one of the few resources available on the Net to learn some Aragonese.
The Welsh Language Board has published a report which looks at a wide range of statistics relating to the Welsh language, concentrating on the number and percentage of Welsh speakers, their literacy skills and the active use they make of the language. The report, which has been written by Hywel M. Jones, is the most comprehensive statistical overview of the Welsh language to date. To view the report, please click on the link below.