FYI: Invitation for Paid Participation in Research

Native speakers of Southern British English with no experience in phonetics and phonology are invited to participate in PhD study and earn £40 for their time! The task is simple and does not require leaving your home! You will be asked to listen to recorded words by Greek-Cypriot speakers and identify them by clicking on labelled buttons, as well as rating how good their productions are. It is estimated that the task will take 4 hours to complete in total, although it will be split into

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FYI: Call for Participation: SemEval-2023 Shared Task 3 - Genre, Framing, and Persuasion Techniques Detection in Online News in a Multi-lingual Setup

We are glad to invite you to participate in the SemEval-2023 Shared Task 3 on detecting the genre, the framing, and the persuasion techniques in online news. The main drive behind this task is to foster development of methods and tools to support the analysis of online media content in order to understand what makes a text persuasive: which writing style is used, what key aspects are highlighted, and which persuasion techniques are used to influence the reader. The data used for for this t

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FYI: Doctoral thesis defence : the occitan texts of Velay, octobre 5 2022, university of Paris 8

Date : octobre 5 2022, 2 p.m. Place : University of Paris 8, room A2-201 Title of the thesis : Les textes occitans de l’ancien Velay. Problèmes d’élaboration philologique et d’exploitation linguistique d’un corpus (Occitan texts from the old Velay. Problems of philological elaboration and linguistic exploitation of a corpus) Jury members Michela Russo, University of Lyon 3 & SFL (UMR Paris 8/CNRS), supervisor Frédéric Duval, École nationale des chartes (Paris), supervisor Maria Selig,

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FYI: Segunda Editatona Indisciplinada

Indisciplinadxs es una comunidad digital intelectual y afectiva que dialoga permanentemente la relación entre lenguaje, género y sexualidad en el mundo hispanohablante. Desde junio del 2020, discutimos textos, invitamos especialistas del área, ofrecemos talleres gratuitos, entre otras actividades. Actualmente, estamos organizando nuestra Segunda Editatona Indisciplinada. ¿Qué es la editatona indisciplinada? La editatona (de edición + maratón + a) es un evento feminista que busca reducir la br

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FYI: 2022 Mercator Multilingualism Lecture

You are warmly invited to the 2022 Mercator Multilingualism Lecture, which will be given by Professor Jean-Marc Dewaele – hosted by the Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning (Leeuwarden, Netherlands). Title: Learners’ experience of flow in foreign language classrooms Abstract: The concept of flow was introduced by Positive Psychologist Csíkszentmihályi (1990) and refers to a consciousness that is harmoniously ordered where thoughts, actions, and emoti

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FYI: Mini Survey: EXMARaLDA annotation tools

Dear list members, if you happen to be using or have used EXMARaLDA (https://exmaralda.org/en/) tools in your work, I would appreciate if you could complete this little survey: https://tinyurl.com/exmaralda-mini-survey More on the background here: https://exmaralda.org/en/2022/09/10/exmaralda-mini-survey/ Thanks, best regards, Thomas (Schmidt) ---------------- Dr. Thomas Schmidt https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0026-6450

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FYI: The Oxford Dictionary of AAE: panel discussion

Free online event: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English in the making When: 22nd September 2022; 18:00 BST (UTC +1) / 13:00 EDT (UTC -4) / 10:00 PDT (UTC -7) Book your place: http://tiny.cc/ODAAE-LL Oxford Languages and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research have partnered for a three-year research project, whose aim is to compile the Oxford Dictionary of African American English (ODAAE). The project is spearheaded by Professor Hen

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FYI: Free Event - The Oxford Dictionaries: English

Free event - The Oxford Dictionaries English: virtual tour Thu, 20th October, 6 pm BST / 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT Book your place: http://tiny.cc/ODPremium-English Our Oxford Dictionaries Premium English is a powerful linguistic resource which is essential for teaching, writing, language learning, and other professional and educational uses. However, the extent of its capabilities is not always explored to its full potential. Join us for a quick virtual tour that will cover: - Mor

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FYI: New JISCMAIL list: GENDER-INCLUSIVE-LANGUAGE

Dear Colleagues, Please allow me to inform you about the new JISCMAIL list "GENDER-INCLUSIVE-LANGUAGE". The mailing list is one of the immediate outcomes of my international conference “Attitudes towards gender-inclusive language. A multinational perspective” (http://qmul.pfalzgraf.net). The conference is the starting point to initiate an international network of researchers interested in Gender-Inclusive Language. A network that goes beyond existing national networks, with a focus on i

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FYI: September 2022 Newsletter - LDC

In this newsletter: Upcoming Policy Change to LDC’s Open Memberships LDC at Interspeech 2022 LanguageARC: Citizen Science for Language 30th Anniversary Highlight: Switchboard New publications: Xi’an Guanzhong Object Naming MASRI Synthetic * Upcoming Policy Change to LDC’s Open Memberships LDC is changing Its open membership year policy beginning January 1, 2023. Only one membership year will be open for joining – the current membership year. The 2022 membership year will close

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FYI: A Guide to Linguistic Inclusion of Migrants (book)

The Guide to Linguistic Inclusion of Migrants is intended to turn the INCLUDEED proposal, an Erasmus+ project that aims to integrate immigrants and refugees through one of Europe's main assets, its languages, into a tangible product. Through an informative but rigorous language, this publication seeks to bring the reader closer to the theoretical advances in this field and to offer various resources that can be put into practice in real life. Based on the experience in this field of the universi

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FYI: Upcoming Webinar on How to Run a Wikipedia Assignment

Join us on October 11 at 9 AM Pacific to learn how you and your students can contribute to Wikipedia in an upcoming term! Wikipedia is the go-to source for information for much of the world. However, few understand its inner workings, and even fewer still contribute to it, even though it's the encyclopedia that anyone can edit. It's not an exaggeration to say that Wikipedia plays a central role in today's information landscape. The English Wikipedia has more than 6 Million articles, which mig

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FYI: Mother Language Pedia, An Encyclopedia

LINGUIST List TOC: Mother Language Pedia, An Encyclopedia Chief Editor for this issue: Professor Hakim Arif < hakimarif@du.ac.bd> Date: 15-Sep-2022 From: Professor Hakim Arif < hakimarif@du.ac.bd> Subject: Mother Languages and Linguistics Full Title: Mother Language Pedia Publisher: International Mother Language Institute (IMLI), Dhaka Linguistic Field(s): Languages and Linguistics Number of volumes: 5 (five) The expected date to publish: 21 February 2024 Call Deadline: 31-Dece

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FYI: Call for Reviewers (Field of Teacher Education)

Dear colleagues, The editors of a collective volume on innovations in teacher education (with a specific focus on aspects of language-related aspects of teaching) hereby invite reviewers for chapters/articles. The submitted articles discuss various aspects relating to trends in teacher education, such as the use of digital technologies in teaching, action research in teacher training, and fostering writing skills. The language of the publication is English. The length of the articles i

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FYI: Technology-mediated Crisis Response in Language Studies

We are seeking chapter proposals for the 2024 Advances in CALL Research and Practice edited volume. In the volume entitled “Technology-mediated Crisis Response in Language Studies,” we aim to capture some of the lessons learned during and as a result of crisis-prompted language teaching and learning such as the adaptations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this book is to constructively move forward and take advantage of the innovation and change experienced during the crisis-prompted te

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FYI: Call for Study Participants

Hi, My name is Valentina Vinokurova, and I am a Ph.D. candidate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona. For my dissertation I am conducting a research study on the use of service-provider virtual exchange platforms (e.g., LinguaMeeting, Boomalang, Conversifi, and TalkAbroad), and I am seeking participants and I hope you can help. This study aims to better understand who uses these platforms and in what educational context, how the pandemic affected the use

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FYI: Joint seminar for cross-Germanic linguistics (Dijon/Lyon/Paris + online)

Joint seminar for cross-Germanic linguistics Coordinators: Laurent Gautier (Dijon / Université de Bourgogne), Sarah Harchaoui (Paris / Sorbonne Université), Pierre-Yves Modicom (Lyon / Université Jean Moulin) Inscription / registration: https://ouvaton.link/0z20Pt In recent years, the linguistic investigation of Germanic langages has experienced a theoretical renewal, enhanced by inputs from general linguistics and diversity linguistics. Conversely, Germanic languages have played a pr

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FYI: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English

Free virtual panel discussion: The Oxford Dictionary of African American English in the making When: 22nd September 2022; 18:00 BST (UTC +1) / 13:00 EDT (UTC -4) / 10:00 PDT (UTC -7) Book your place: http://tiny.cc/ODAAE-LL Oxford Languages and Harvard University’s Hutchins Center for African & African American Research have partnered for a three-year research project, whose aim is to compile the Oxford Dictionary of African American English (ODAAE). The project is spearheaded by Pro

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FYI: Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research

Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research The American Philosophical Society’s Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research invites applications from doctoral students to support the cost of travel and equipment in field research. Deadline: November 15, 2022 Award: up to $5,000 Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical Society, 104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 E-mail: LMusumeci@amphilsoc.org Phone: (215) 4

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FYI: Franklin Research Grants

Franklin Research Grants The American Philosophical Society’s Franklin Research Grants support the cost of research leading to publication in all areas of knowledge. The Franklin program is particularly designed to help meet the costs of travel to libraries and archives for research purposes; the purchase of microfilm, photocopies, or equivalent research materials; the costs associated with fieldwork; or laboratory research expenses. The Society is particularly interested in supporting the wo

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FYI: Phillips Fund for Native American Research

Phillips Fund for Native American Research The Phillips Fund of the American Philosophical Society provides grants to fund research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory, and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental United States and Canada. The funds are intended for such extra costs as travel, tapes, films, and consultants’ fees. Deadline: March 1, 2023 Award: up to $3,500 Contact: Linda Musumeci, Director of Grants and Fellowships, American Philosophical

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FYI: Call for Reviewers

Dear colleagues, The editors of a collective volume on innovations in teacher education (with a specific focus on aspects of language-related aspects of teaching) hereby invite reviewers for chapters/articles. The submitted articles discuss various aspects relating to trends in teacher education, ranging from the use of digital technologies to action research in teacher training. The language of the publication is English. The length of the articles is approx. 8000 words. The review w

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FYI: Grammatical Annotation of Bulgarian Texts

Annotators are needed to work with Bulgarian dialect texts as part of the project ‘Declining case: Inflectional loss in progress’. The project is carried out at Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, UK (https://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/projects/declining-case-inflectional-loss-in-progress) . The task is to grammatically annotate word forms within a text using a predefined list of descriptors from a dropdown menu. The annotation will be done on an online platform INCEpTION, no prior knowl

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FYI: Write to support Burmese scholarship at SOAS

Dear Colleagues and friends in Burma Studies - With concern and sadness I'm sharing the news that the post of Professor of Burmese at SOAS, University of London, has been scheduled for termination and, if things go as SOAS plans, more than a century of scholarship and research in the lanɡuaɡes and linɡuistics of Myanmar and mainland SEAsia will draw to an end in just over a month. Some very limited Burmese language teaching may continue for now, but not by me, even after 23 years of service.

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FYI: A Resource to Study Modality in Diachrony: release of the WoPoss Latin corpus and its user-friendly search interface

We are happy to inform you that we have recently released a sample of the WoPoss corpus – an annotated corpus for the investigation of the diachrony of modality in Latin – together with a user-friendly interface to query it. WoPoss – A World of Possibilities. Modal pathways over an extra-long period of time: the diachrony of modality in the Latin language – is a project that aims at setting up and annotating in a fine-grained way a balanced corpus of Latin texts from the 3rd c. BCE to the 7t

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FYI: L2 - Mandarin Chinese participants needed for applied linguistics study

The student population I'm targeting is intermediate and advanced Chinese learners (students who have at least completed 4 semesters of Chinese, or the equivalent), whose native language is English. The study has been approved by the IRB of my institution and there's a $15 reward disbursed upon completion. The study is divided into two parts and the tasks can be fully completed online. There's a comprehension and a production part, and participants will have the opportunity to practice an

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FYI: Call for reviewers for volume Dynamic Teaching of Russian: Games and Gamification of Learning

Dear colleagues, The editors of Dynamic Teaching of Russian: Games and Gamification of Learning invite chapter reviewers/referees. If selected, each reviewer/referee will be formally acknowledged in the volume. The volume is published in the Routledge Russian Language Pedagogy and Research series Language of publication: English. Please fill out this GoogleForm if you are interested https://forms.gle/KETfUhhTEY5JKrtD8. We appreciate your knowledge and expertise. On behalf of the edito

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FYI: How contributing to Wikipedia can affect the field of Linguistics

AT Wiki Education, we've long known the myriad benefits of running a Wikipedia assignment. Students develop critical digital literacy skills while improving the world's go-to source for reliable and accessible information. That the Wikipedia assignment has real world impact is evident, but research is confirming just how impactful Wikipedia is in shaping future research and in influencing real-world decisions. In 2019, researchers at MIT concluded that Wikipedia was influencing the language

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FYI: August 2022 Newsletter - LDC

In this newsletter: Fall 2022 LDC Data Scholarship Program 30th Anniversary Highlight: The LDC Gigawords ________________________________________ New publication: HAVIC MED Novel 2 Test – Videos, Metadata and Annotation Fall 2022 LDC Data Scholarship Program Student applications for the Fall 2022 LDC Data Scholarship program are being accepted now through September 15, 2022. This program provides eligible students with no-cost access to LDC data. Students must complete an applicat

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FYI: Grammatical annotation of Bulgarian texts

Annotators are needed to work with Bulgarian dialect texts as part of the project ‘Declining case: Inflectional loss in progress’. The project is carried out at Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, UK (https://www.smg.surrey.ac.uk/projects/declining-case-inflectional-loss-in-progress) . The task is to grammatically annotate word forms within a text using a predefined list of descriptors from a dropdown menu. The annotation will be done on an online platform INCEpTION, no prior know

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