24 November 2013

Call for Papers: TULCON

The Society of Linguistics Undergraduate Students (SLUGS) at the
University of Toronto is excited to announce its 7th annual Toronto
Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON), to be held on March 7-9, 2014!

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 tulcon2014@gmail.com by Friday January 31st, 2014. 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 future! If you
have any questions, please contact us at tulcon2014@gmail.com.

Postdocs in Cologne

The Research Group Dynamic Structuring in Language and Communication, which is funded by the Institutional Strategy of the University of Cologne as part of German Excellence Initiative, offers

four post-doc research positions at the level of TV-L E13 

to be filled by 1st February, 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter for a period of three years (with the possibility of renewal for 2 years subject to the funding situation)

We are seeking excellent linguists to join our interdisciplinary Research Group constituted by the following PIs: Martin Becker, Christiane Bongartz, Martine Grice, Klaus von Heusinger, Nikolaus P. Himmelmann and Beatrice Primus. Our current main concern is Prominence in Language, which we approach from different linguistic perspectives. Candidates are expected to have a clear interest in interdisciplinary work, a completed PhD and an excellent research record in one or more of following four areas of specialization: A: Crosslinguistic analysis of argument structure; B: Phonology and the interface to semantics/pragmatics with a specialization in prosody; C: Syntax and discourse structure in second language acquisition; D: Modeling dynamic structure and interface conditions. 

The research group provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research, and encourages developing and implementing individual research projects associated with Prominence in Language. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures.

The University of Cologne is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and, in light of this, applications from disabled candidates are particularly welcome. Disabled candidates will be given priority in cases in which applicants possess similar qualifications. Additionally, applications from female candidates will also be favored in cases of comparable qualifications, capabilities and professional accomplishments unless an applicant’s personal qualities recommend them in particular for the position.

Applications with the usual documentation (CV, list of referees, a two page outline of a research project, and a pdf-file of the dissertation thesis) should be submitted no later 30. 12. 2013. to Prof. Dr. Klaus von Heusinger by email only:  klaus.vonheusinger@uni-koeln.de.

Call for Papers: Workshop on Pragmasemantics

The 15th Szklarska Poreba Workshop, a workshop on the roots of pragmasemantics, will be held at the top of the mountain Szrenica, near Szklarska Poreba, Poland, on 21-24 February 2014. The workshop will address issues related to the semantics and pragmatics of aspect and, more generally, to the representation of meaning, both from a linguistic as well as a philosophical and cognitive perspective. 

For more information, go here.https://sites.google.com/site/szklarskaporebaworkshop/