10 March 2013

LARC/Acquisition Lab meeting tomorrow

Magda Oiry writes:

Please join us on Monday, March 11 in the Partee Room (South College, room 301) at 12:10  for two presentations:

Andie Faber: "Experimental considerations for Gender Constraints in L2 Acquisition"

Michael Clauss:  "Implicit clauses and (apparent) partial movement in child English"

UMass in "Linguistic Derivations and Filtering"

Hans Broekhuis and Ralf Vogel's "Linguistic Derivations and Filtering" has appeared in the Advances in Optimality Theory series by Equinox Press. UMass alumna Jane Grimshaw's paper "Last resorts: A typology of 'do'-Support" appears in this volume along with a paper by John McCarthy and Kathryn Pruitt ("Sources of Phonological Structure") and another by Ellen Woolford ("Aspect splits and parasitic marking"). 

Congratulations Ellen, Kathryn, John and Jane!

UMass at FASAL

The third meeting of Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages (FASAL) is meeting this weekend at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. Rajesh Bhatt, along with co-authors K.V. Subbarao and Vanlal Hmar, is presenting a paper entitled "A-bar Movement and Ergativity in Hmar." And Stefan Keine is presenting his paper "Long-Distance Agreement, Improper Movement and the Locality of Agree."

Professorship in Pragmatics at University of Konstanz

The Department of Linguistics in the Faculties of Humanities at the University of Konstanz invites applications for a Junior Professorship in Pragmatics (Salary Scale W 1) with expertise in formal pragmatics and/or experimental pragmatics, to be filled by the winter semester 2013/2014.

The selected candidate is expected to carry out research in pragmatics and teach courses both at the undergraduate (BA, Lehramt) and graduate level (MA, Ph.D.). Cooperation with existing and planned research proposals at the department is expected.

Recent doctoral graduates of outstanding quality may apply. We are interested in candidates who have an excellent international publication record, as shown for example by an outstanding dissertation, publications in established linguistic journals, conference papers and awards, and who exhibit strong skills in the classroom. For further information please contact Prof. Maribel Romero Sangüesa at: maribel.romero@uni-konstanz.de or by phone +49(0)7531/88–2728.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled people to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified.

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and ist committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Program“. Information can be obtained from: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a record of teaching experience, photocopies of academic degree certificates as well as a completed submission form (see pdf-link below) and reference to Job Offer No. 2013/045 must reach the head of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Konstanz at the latest by April 5th, 2013.

The application documents will be electronically processed and not returned.

For further information, please contact via e-mail: Geist.Sektion@uni-konstanz.de.

Application form: http://rz157.wwwdns.rz.uni-konstanz.de/files/pdf/uploads/Bewerberbogen2013045.PDF


Call for Papers: Sinn und Bedeutung

Sinn und Bedeutung 18,
11-13 September 2013, University of the Basque Country in Vitoria-Gasteiz

2nd Call for papers:
We invite abstract submissions for 45 (35+10) minute oral presentations or posters devoted to natural language semantics, pragmatics, the syntax-semantics interface, psycholinguistic studies related to meaning, and the philosophy of language. Abstracts should contain original research that, at the time of submission, has neither been published nor accepted for publication. One person can submit at most one abstract as sole author and one abstract as co-author (or two co-authored abstracts). Abstracts must be submitted electronically in PDF format. Submissions should be anonymous and not reveal the identity of the author(s) in any form (e.g., references, file name or properties of the abstract). Abstracts must not exceed two pages in letter-size or A4 paper, including examples and references, with 2.5 cm (or 1 inch) margins on all sides and 12-point font size. When you submit your abstract, you will be asked to indicate whether you would like it to be considered for a talk, a poster or both.

Abstracts should be submitted via EasyChair, using the following link:


Invited Speakers:
David Barner (University of California, San Diego)
Gennaro Chierchia (Harvard University)
Luisa Martí (University of Kent)
Maribel Romero (Universität Konstanz)

Important dates:
Submission deadline: April 15, 11:59 PM, CET
Notification of Acceptance: June 10
Conference dates: September 11-13

Contact: sub18.basquecountry@gmail.com

Webpage: https://sites.google.com/site/sub18bc


Call for Papers: ILLS 5

The Illinois Language and Linguistics Society’s 5th Conference will be hosted on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) campus on April 5-7, 2013. For those of you who are not familiar with the conference, this is an annual graduate student run conference on topics pertaining to language and linguistics. As a student run conference, it is fully dependent and enriched by the participation of students. Even if you are not a graduate student, we would be delighted to have you! Undergraduates, post-docs, professors, and anyone in between is welcome! This year Professors Michael Kenstowicz (MIT), Carrie Gillon (Arizona State) John Rickford (Stanford), Ryan Shosted (UIUC) and Zsuzsanna Fagyal (UIUC) are our invited speakers. They will be featured along with a number of competitively selected international graduate students. This year’s special topic is minority languages, although papers on a variety of topics will be presented. Here is a link to the website for more information including a conference schedule. Registration is open until the day of the conference; however, to help with scheduling we would greatly appreciate it if you register by April 2, 2013. Register here for the conference and the reception. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, whether it is about the conference itself, housing, travel, or anything else! Direct your questions to Marissa Goldrich at goldrch2@illinois.edu<mailto:goldrch2@illinois.edu>.