FYI: STAL Seminar, MAY 21, 14.30 CEST: Víctor Carranza-Pinedo, "Language Dynamics in Close Quarters: The Function of Pejorative Nicknames"

The Slurring Terms Across Languages (STAL) network (https://sites.google.com/view/stalnetwork/home) invites you to a talk by Víctor Carranza-Pinedo (University of Münster) entitled "Language Dynamics in Close Quarters: The Function of Pejorative Nicknames". The talk will take place online on MAY 21, 14:30-16:00 Central European Summer Time, and is part of the of STAL network seminar series. If you want to participate, please write to stalnetwork@gmail.com for the Zoom link. Below you can find th

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FYI: May 2024 Newsletter - LDC

In this newsletter: LDC at LREC-COLING 2024 New publications: Call My Net 1 Automatic Content Extraction for Portuguese ________________________________________ LDC at LREC-COLING 2024 LDC will be exhibiting at LREC-COLING 2024 hosted by the European Language Resources Association (ELRA) and the International Committee on Computational Linguistics (ICCL) May 20-25 in Turin, Italy. Stop by our table to learn more about recent developments at the Consortium and the latest publications. LDC staff

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FYI: Deadline extended (hybrid event): "International Conference on the Languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa", November 21-22, 2024

International Conference on the Languages of the Far East, Southeast Asia and West Africa LESEWA-XVI (hybrid event) 2nd CALL FOR PAPERS Date: November 21-22, 2024; Hybrid (online & onsite) Venue: (Hybrid) The conference will be held in a hybrid format, allowing for both in-person and virtual presentations and participation. Institute of African and Asian Studies, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya 11 (onsite) and online Contact person: Anastasia Yuryevna Vikhrova, Anastasia Ser

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FYI: Call for contributions to special issue: Bordering in translingual space, languaging in bordered space: re-framing ‘languages’ in the post-Yugoslav space

Calling for interested contributors for a special issue on: Bordering in translingual space, languaging in bordered space: re-framing ‘languages’ in the post-Yugoslav space Edited by: Kristof Savski (Prince of Songkla University), Ana Tankosić, Eldin Milak (Curtin University) In this special issue, we propose to collect examples of scholarship on the post-Yugoslav space, a geographic area in which the study of translingual practice (Canagarajah, 2012) demands an approach sensitive to events in

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FYI: Looking for Research Participants: Study on Learning Spanish as a Third Language

Criteria to Participate: - be at least 18 years old; - fall into one of the following groups: Group 1: you are a heritage speaker of Spanish (ie. you learned English and Spanish simultaneously, at home and/or at school) Group 2: you speak English as your only native language and Spanish as your second language - do not have knowledge of any additional languages beyond the beginner level Compensation: $20 CAD (Amazon Gift Card) Duration: Approx. 1 hour Location: Online via Zoom For more i

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FYI: Extended deadline - Thematic Issue of Phonology: Metaphony and Umlaut

** Deadline extended to June 30, 2024 ** Call for Papers Thematic issue: “Metaphony and Umlaut: Theoretical Issues” Projected to appear as an early issue of Phonology 42 Vowel harmony patterns that have traditionally been referred to as metaphony or umlaut have a long history of study within generative phonology. Interpreted broadly, these are patterns that target a strong or privileged position, such as a stressed syllable, and they may be non-iterative. Metaphony/umlaut-type systems pose spe

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FYI: Funding campaign for Amahuaca school

The Linguistics Department of the University at Buffalo wishes to draw the broader community's attention to a funding campaign for the construction of an elementary school in the Amahuaca village (Upper Inuya River, Atalaya, in the Peruvian Amazon). The village is the home of a community of families who have recently established contact with the broader national society. For more details see below or contact Candy Angulo Pando (candyang@buffalo.edu), PhD student in our department. -------------

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FYI: Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series – Seminar Nine

The ninth and final talk of the Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series will take place remotely on Monday 20th May 2024 at 5pm BST. Luca Alfieri (Guglielmo Marconi University, Italy) will present on A quantitative approach to the reconstruction of the PIE quality modifier construction. Registration for this talk will close at midnight on Friday 17th May and the link for this can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdG5M0gSYYtufDRHHC4qrnC01kKWUG0Ew6q8ccesx7k0Lmm-g/vi

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FYI: Looking for L1 English/L2 French non-beginner learners of L3 Spanish to participate in a fully online study

Call for research participants: Study on learning Spanish as a third language Criteria to participate in the study: - be at least 18 years old; - speak English as your only native language; - speak French as your second language (intermediate/advanced proficiency) ; - speak or be currently learning Spanish as a third language at the intermediate or advanced proficiency level; - do not have knowledge of any additional languages beyond the beginner level. Compensation : 20 CAD (via Amazon.

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FYI: Survey on Open Science practices in linguistics

The co-Chairs of the Linguistic Data Interest Group of the Research Data Alliance, in partnership with the EOSC Association’s Future Domain Ambassador Program, have developed a survey to assess the needs of the international linguistics community with regards to preserving and sharing linguistics research data. In particular, we are seeking to learn what educational resources are most needed by linguistics researchers to help them properly preserve and share their research data and engage in Op

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FYI: Declaration for Multilingualism in Higher Education - online signatures

***Apologies for cross-posting *** Dear colleagues, the European Civil Society Platform for Multilingualism (ECSPM) has recently published a Declaration for Multilingualism in Higher Education - you can find it here in many languages . We already have around 900 signatures. We would like to ask members of the LinguistList who have not signed the declaration yet to consider signing it and to convince other colleagues to si

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FYI: Extra round of CIPL Travel Grants for ICL2024, 8-14 September Poznań

The Permanent International Committee of Linguists/Comité International Permament des Linguistes (CIPL) announces 5 travel grants of € 500 each (approx. US$ 550) for participation at the Internation Congress of Linguists, ICL2024, which will take place in Poznań, Poland, from 8-14 September 2024. ICL 2024 ICL 2024 is organized by Adam Mickieiwcz University Poznan in collaboration with CIPL. Advanced students in linguistics without a Ph. D. are eligible to receive a grant to help fund their part

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FYI: Online experiment for advanced L2 Mandarin speakers! $15/75 min.

Hello! I am recruiting advanced L2 speakers of Mandarin (third-year college Chinese or higher, or equivalent through immersion) for my dissertation research. Participants will participate in a 75-90 min. experiment with computer-based tasks over Zoom. Please see the criteria and contact information at my lab's website: https://cla.purdue.edu/english/francislab/recruitment/ A million thanks, linguistics friends!

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FYI: CLUP welcomes applications to Marie Skłodowska-Curie - Postdoctoral Fellowships

CLUP – the Centre for Linguistics of the University of Porto, a research and development (R&D) unit funded by FCT – the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology, welcomes applications to individual research grants Marie Skłodowska-Curie (MSCA) - Postdoctoral Fellowships call. The application deadline is 11 September 2024. CLUP, as host institution, welcomes applications in both types of individual fellowships: European Fellowships and Global Fellowships. The European Postdoctoral Fellow

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FYI: A history of translation in 150 portraits

Dear colleagues, English version: https://archive.org/details/translators-dictionary French version: https://archive.org/details/histoire-traduction Spanish version: https://archive.org/details/historia-traduccion Many thanks to everyone for their help.

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FYI: AILLA launches new repository

The directors and staff of the Archive of the Indigenous Languages of Latin America (AILLA) are thrilled to announce that on May 1, 2024, we successfully launched a brand new AILLA repository, which features a Portuguese user interface, in addition to the already existing English and Spanish ones. Please visit the website at https://ailla.utexas.org/ to see it for yourself. So far half of the collections have been migrated to the new repository (all the unrestricted collections), and the rest wi

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FYI: Deadline approaching - new Journal open for contributions

'Language Policy in Africa' is a new journal initiative, published open-access by Bern Open Publishing (not yet in the linguist list of publishers). Contributions are sought for the inaugural issue. Check out https://bop.unibe.ch/LPIA

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FYI: LMU Munich: Open PhD positions in the Class of Language

The Class of Language of the Graduate School Language & Literature Munich is inviting applications for doctoral places starting the winter semester of 2024/25. Application deadline: June 2, 2024. Doctoral students in the Class of Language at LMU Munich will benefit from excellent conditions, including a research-oriented and systematically structured interdisciplinary teaching program, as well as individual and intensive supervision by professors from various linguistic disciplines. Members of

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FYI: Looking for L1 English/L2 French non-beginner learners of L3 Spanish to participate in a fully online study

Call for research participants: Study on learning Spanish as a third language Criteria to participate in the study: - be at least 18 years old; - speak English as your only native language; - speak French as your second language (intermediate/advanced proficiency) ; - speak or be currently learning Spanish as a third language at the intermediate or advanced proficiency level; - do not have knowledge of any additional languages beyond the beginner level. Compensation : 20 CAD (via Amazon.c

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FYI: Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series – Seminar Eight

The eighth talk of the Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series will take place remotely on Monday 13th May 2024 at 5pm BST. Charbel El-Khaissi (The Australian National University, Australia) will present on The Decline of the Aramaic Definite Article. Registration for this talk will close at midnight on Friday 10th May and the link for this can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdvMj79_ZA5f1131my36cx7wGlBPj-LIkHftLBA932yglNWKw/viewform Registered participants will

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FYI: Task-Based Language Teaching SIG at ACTFL - interest form

Dear colleagues, Matt Coss (Michigan State University) and I (University of Illinois-Chicago) are beginning the process of forming a Special Interest Group (SIG) at ACTFL on Task-Based Language Teaching. For now, we are hoping to gauge interest in this SIG using the Google form below. If you are interested in supporting the SIG, we would greatly appreciate it if you could (1) indicate your own interest by completing the form (approx. 1 minute of your time) and/or (2) forward this message to any

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FYI: The past, present, and future of experimental pragmatics, Panel discussion with Ira Noveck, Napoleon Katsos & Petra Schumacher, 14th May 2024, 16:00

14th May, 16:00 CEST, Zoom DiscoMatiX panel session on the past, present and future of experimental pragmatics For our special panel session we have invited three of the founding figures of the experimental pragmatics research program: Ira Noveck (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique), Napoleon Katsos (University of Cambridge), and Petra Schumacher (University of Cologne). Their extensive experience in the field and varying backgrounds promise a lively discussion on some of the core qu

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FYI: Acquisition Sketch Project Meeting #7 - Archiving and Data Overview

ACQUISITION SKETCH PROJECT - NEXT MEETING The next online Acquisition Sketch Project Meeting will focus on Archiving and Metadata and on Reporting the Data Overview. It will be held on Wednesday the 8th of May at two times: Time 1: 9 am Berlin time / 5 pm Melbourne time https://anu.zoom.us/j/86104313884?pwd=T3pjNU1NM1ByT0M3THUyeXI1czFoZz09 Meeting ID: 861 0431 3884 Password: 295271 Time 2: 8 am Los Angeles time / 11 am New York time / 5 pm Berlin time https://uni-koeln.zoom.us/j/92469492253?

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FYI: Making the most of the OED and its coverage of words from Asian languages / OED를 통해 본 아시아에서 기원한 영단어의 고찰

When: 9th May 2024, 08:00 am BST / 04:00 pm KST 2024년 5월 9일 오후 4시 Book your place / 참가신청 http://tiny.cc/OED-Korea-2024 The OED is a powerful online linguistic resource, providing a vast array of language data alongside the features and tools essential for producing the highest quality academic research and teaching. In 2023, the dictionary migrated to a brand new platform with enhanced functionality and features. OED는 강력한 언어학관련 정보 자원입니다. 최상의 교육과 연구를 위해 다양한 데이터를 편리한 기능 및 도구와 함께 제공하고 있으며 2023년

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FYI: [Reminder] Call for Papers: Localizing hallyu: The semiotics of the Korean wave in media and discourse

[Reminder: deadline, April 30, 2024] Guest editors Joyhanna Yoo (California State University, Sacramento) and Mie Hiramoto (National University of Singapore) Description The explosive impact of the global popularization of cultural genres from South Korea has come to be known as the Korean wave, or hallyu, encapsulating various facets of daily life, from music and television to fashion, film, and culinary trends. The rapid and broad diffusion of genres associated with the Korean wave has large

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FYI: Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series – Seminar Seven

The seventh talk of the Data in Historical Linguistics Seminar Series will take place remotely on Monday 29th April 2024 at 5pm BST. Teresa Paccosi (University of Trento/Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Italy) will present on “Tracing the evolution of sensory language: a diachronic frame-based analysis for the semantics of taste and smell in English.” Registration for this talk will close at midnight on Friday 26th April and the link for this can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FA

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FYI: Kamas corpus version 2.0 published!

We are happy to share that an updated version (2.0) of the INEL Kamas Corpus is published at https://www.fdr.uni-hamburg.de/record/13882! Gusev, Valentin; Klooster, Tiina; Wagner-Nagy, Beáta. 2023. “INEL Kamas Corpus.” Version 2.0. Publication date 2023-12-31. http://hdl.handle.net/11022/0000-0007-FC25-4. Archived at Universität Hamburg. In: The INEL corpora of indigenous Northern Eurasian languages. https://hdl.handle.net/11022/0000-0007-F45A-1 It contains the folklore texts collected by Kai

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FYI: Online lecture 4/25, Michael Ullman: The Neurocognition of DLD

Thursday, April 25th, 12pm ET (4pm UTC) Presentation in Zoom, accessible via the C-STAR website: http://cstar.sc.edu/lecture-series/ The neurocognition of developmental language disorder Michael Ullman, PhD Department of Neuroscience, Georgetown University Developmental language disorder (DLD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder with adverse impacts that continue into adulthood. In this talk I will give an overview of the neurocognition of DLD, including a summary of the language and cog

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FYI: Journal of Arabic Sociolinguistics 2.1

We are happy to announce the publication of issue 2.1 of the Journal of Arabic Sociolinguistics. Find the full list of articles here: euppublishing.com/toc/arabic/2/1 The Journal of Arabic Sociolinguistics is currently welcoming new submissions. We are particularly interested in articles that address the relation between linguistic variation and identity, variation and sociolinguistic variables, and variation and political contexts. For more information, please visit https://www.euppublishing

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FYI: Online talk by Prof. Dr. Giuliana Giusti "How definite is the definite article in (Italo-)Romance? A protocol approach." on Thursday April 25th at 13:15 CET

The Faculty of Polish Studies at the University of Warsaw is delighted to have as a guest speaker in its „Czwartkowe spotkania lingwistyczne” Prof. Dr. Giuliana Giusti who will deliver an online talk titled "How definite is the definite article in (Italo-)Romance? A protocol approach". The seminar will take place on Thursday April 25th from 13:15 to 14:45 CET and it is open to everyone. You can access via this zoom link: https://uw-edu-pl.zoom.us/j/96215319886 The abstract can be found here: h

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