16 December 2012

Noah Constant's paper appears in Linguistics and Philosophy

WHISC is please to announce that Noah Constant's paper, "English rise-fall-rise: a study in the semantics and pragmatics of intonation" has been published in Linguistics and Philosophy. Take a look:


Congratulations Noah!

Call for Papers: ESSLLI

First Call for Papers

Held during
The 25th European Summer School
in Logic, Language and Information

Düsseldorf, Germany, August 5-16, 2013

Deadline for submissions: April 1st, 2013


The Student Session of the 25th European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information (ESSLLI) will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany on August 5-16, 2013. We invite submissions of original, unpublished work from students in any area at the intersection of Logic & Language, Language & Computation, or Logic & Computation. Submissions will be reviewed by several experts in the field, and accepted papers will be presented orally or as posters and will appear in the student session proceedings in Springer. This is an excellent opportunity to receive valuable feedback from expert readers and to present your work to a diverse audience.

A SEPARATE POSTER SESSION: Note that this year there are two separate kinds of submissions, one for the oral presentations and one for the posters. This means that papers can be directly submitted as posters. Reviewing and ranking will be done separately. We particularly encourage submissions for posters.

More detailed guidelines regarding submission can be found on the Student Session website: http://stus2013.loriweb.org/, (links to previous years' proceedings are also available there).

Please direct inquiries about submission procedures or other matters relating to the Student Session to margotcolinet@gmail.com

For general inquiries about ESSLLI 2013, please consult the main ESSLLI 2013 page, http://esslli2013.de/.

Call for papers: Recursion in Brazilian Languages and Beyond

The Graduate Program in Linguistics of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and the Language Acquisition Research Center at UMass are sponsoring a conference on recursion at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro August 7-9, 2013. Papers from different areas of theoretical, descriptive and experimental linguistics are sought.  More information can be found in the poster below.

Call recursion

Call recurse2

New: Annual Review of Linguistics

Barbara Partee writes:

Mark Liberman and I will be Co-Editors of the newly established Annual Review of Linguistics, the 45th journal in the Annual Reviews series.  You can read about Annual Reviews here: http://www.annualreviews.org/ . (Linguistics isn’t listed there yet – it was just officially approved today, December 15, 2012.)

Roeper on the road

Tom Roeper was traveling in Germany in the first week of December. He served as an advisor to the German Ministry on Science for the evaluation of the Zentrum fur allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft in Berlin, and he gave a talk at the Max Planck Center for Neurolinguistic and Cognition in Leipzig. His talk: "Formal and Empirical approaches to recursion -- prospects for neurosciences."

Welcome home, Tom.

Call for abstracts: Toronto Undergraduate Linguistics Conference

The Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUGS) at the
University of Toronto is excited to announce its 6th annual Toronto
Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON), to be held on March 1-3, 2013!

TULCON is a great opportunity for undergraduate linguists to meet their
peers, share their work, and further their appreciation for linguistics
and language-related studies.

We invite research, complete or in progress, from any area of linguistics.
Abstracts should be approximately 500 words in length (not including
references). Please submit your abstracts in .pdf or .doc (NOT .docx)
format to tulcon2013@gmail.com by Sunday January 27, 2013. In your
submission, please indicate whether you would like to present a talk or a
poster during our poster session. Speakers will have the opportunity to
present for 20 minutes, followed by an additional five-minute question

Citizens of countries who require a visa to enter Canada may submit
abstracts early. In your submission, please indicate approximately how
much time you require to secure your visa. We will try our best to review
your abstract and send notification of acceptance at an earlier date.

Stay tuned for more announcements about registration in the near future!
If you have any questions, please contact us at tulcon2013@gmail.com.