22 November 2015

SSRG next Monday

Leland Kusmer writes:

SSRG will meet Monday, November 30th. At that meeting, we'll be discussing two papers from the journal Syntax:

Hunter, Tim. (2015) "Deconstructing Merge and Move to make room for adjunction." Syntax volume 18, issue 3.

Jenks, Peter. (2014) "Generalized Clausal Modifiers in Thai Noun Phrases." Syntax volume 17, issue 4.

Call for papers: AAA

The Semantics of African, Asian and Austronesian Languages (TripleA) 3

Call for Papers

Date: July 6-8, 2016

Call deadline: February 8, 2016

Location: Tübingen, Germany

Website: http://semanticsofaaa.wordpress.com/

::: Meeting Description :::
The TripleA workshop series aims at providing a forum for semanticists doing fieldwork on understudied languages. Its focus is on languages from Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania.

::: Invited Speakers :::
Sigrid Beck (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)

Chris Davis (University of the Ryukyus)

Veneeta Dayal (Rutgers University)

Letuimanu’asina Emma Kruse Va’ai (National University of Samoa)

Jenneke van der Wal (University of Cambridge)

::: Call for Papers :::
We invite submissions for 30-minute talks plus 10 minutes for discussion. Submissions should present original formal work on any interpretive aspect of the languages under discussion which should have originated from own fieldwork or experimentation.

We particularly encourage Ph.D. students to apply. Abstracts must be anonymous, in PDF format, 2 pages (A4 or letter), in a font size no less than 12pt, and with margins of 1 inch/2.5cm. Please submit abstracts via Easy Chair no later than February 8, 2016.

::: Abstract Submission Link ::: 

::: Local Organizing Committee ::: 
Polina Berezovskaya, Vera Hohaus Anna Howell, Konstantin Sachs

Psycholinguistics job in Genoa

Project: EXPRESS – Experimenting on Presuppositions
Place: Genoa (Italy)
Department: DISFOR – Department of Educational Sciences, Psychology Unit
Principal Investigator: Dr. Filippo Domaneschi
E-mail: filippo.domaneschi@unige.it
Phone: +39 010 20953710

N. 1 –  2-years contract (1 year contract renewable 1 year).

Title: Psycholinguistic analysis of the cognitive processes involved in processing presuppositions

Short Title: Presuppositions and Cognitive Processes

Description: Applications are now being accepted for a 2-years (1+1) full-time research position in psycholinguistics with specialization in experimental semantics/pragmatics.

The successful candidate will become member of the DISFOR – Department of Educational Sciences – Psychology Unit, University of Genoa (Italy) and will join Dr. Filippo Domaneschi’s SIR project “EXPRESS – Experimenting on Presuppositions” financed by the Italian Ministry of University and Research. The project investigates by psycholinguistic experimental methods the cognitive processes involved in processing presuppositions with a particular focus on the cognitive load required to process the information communicated as taken for granted.

This position is 100% research and involves no teaching obligations. Responsibilities of the researcher will include: lab activities, contributing original research avenues, and presenting and publishing results. 
The planned start date is the beginning of February, and the project will run for 2 years (1 year renewable 1 year).

Required skills: 
(i)Solid training in linguistic semantics and pragmatics.(ii)Experience in psycholinguistic experimental work.(iii)Programming skills with Lab software (e.g. E-Prime, Presentation, Psychopy).(iv)Statistical skills (e.g. SPSS, R).

For Italian candidates – further details about the submission can be found at:

For foreign candidates – info about the submission procedure will be provided directly by Dr. Filippo Domaneschi at: filippo.domaneschi@unige.it

Deadline: 17.12.2015
Info: filippo.domaneschi@unige.it