Aug
10
Mon
Workshop on Computing Semantics with Types, Frames and Related Structures (CSTFRS) Tickets
Aug 10 – Aug 14 all-day

Date: 10-Aug-2020 – 14-Aug-2020
Location: Utrecht, Netherlands
Contact Person: Stergios Chatzikyriakidis

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics

Call Deadline: 17-Apr-2020

The goal of this workshop is to bring together people interested in structured representations of semantic information, especially from a computational perspective. In recent years, there has been a growing body of research which aims to integrate structured entities into formal semantic accounts. Important developments in this direction are the introduction of rich type systems and the use of frame-based representations, among others. The workshop is open to both foundational issues of structured semantic representations and applications to specific linguistic phenomena.

A first edition of the workshop took place in Gothenburg as part of IWCS 2019.

Call for Papers:

Topics for submission include, but are not limited to:
* Richly typed formalisms for natural language semantics.
* Frame-based approaches to formal and computational semantics.
* Applications of dependent types in semantics.
* Semantic computation with structured representations.
* Interactions between lexical semantic structures and compositional semantics.

Important Dates:
* April 17, 2020: Deadline for submitting papers
* May 22, 2020: Notification to authors
* June 13, 2020: Camera ready papers due
* August 10-14, 2020: Workshop

Instructions for Authors:
Papers should not exceed 8 pages in length, excluding references, and should be formatted in accordance with the ACL style sheets (http://acl2020.org/downloads/acl2020-templates.zip). We strongly encourage authors to use LaTeX in preparing their document. Papers should be submitted anonymously via Easychair (https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cstfrs2020).

Organizers:
Stergios Chatzikyriakidis (University of Gothenburg)
Rainer Osswald (Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf)

Contact: cstfrs.workshop@gmail.com

Aug
20
Thu
Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning Conference (LPP Conference) Tickets
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day

Date: 20-Aug-2020 – 22-Aug-2020
Location: Montréal, QC, Canada
Contact Person: Angelica Galante

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 29-Feb-2020

The Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning (LPP) conference brings scholars from different disciplines (language education, anthropology, political studies, social sciences, economics, linguistics, and more) whose work centers on language policy and planning at different levels: local, national and/or international. LPP2020 will be co-hosted by Dr. Mela Sarkar and Dr. Angelica Galante at McGill University in Montréal, Canada. Montréal is the largest city in Québec, the only province in Canada where French is the official language. The city, however, is linguistically, culturally and ethnically diverse, a fact that contributes to the city’s multilingual nature. As such, LPP2020 will be introducing the Plurilingual Experience: we will accept submissions of abstracts written in English or French (Canada’s official languages) but papers can be delivered in any language, and presenters will be able to translanguage if they wish.

We look forward to seeing you at LPP2020!

Call for Papers:

We invite papers, discussion sessions, colloquia, and poster presentations that approach language policy from a variety of theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in a variety of contexts, from the local/institutional to the national/global. We welcome topics such as (but not limited to):

Monolingual, bilingual, multilingual, and plurilingual policies
Heritage language policies
Indigenous languages policies
Multicultural and intercultural policies
Official & non-official language policies
Language-in-education policies/school policies
Language attrition and language revitalization
Language policy and political economy
Language policy, globalization, and super diversity
Language policy and the workplace
Language policy and lingua franca
Language policy and indignity
Language policies and transnational communities
Signed languages policies and Deaf studies
Language policy and anti-racism/anti-oppression
Language policy and political theory
National identities and language policies
Community and family policies
Language policy and economics
Research methods of language policy inquiry

For the full call for papers, visit:
https://lpp2020.weebly.com/call-for-papers.html

Sep
3
Thu
BAAL 2020: 53rd Annual Meeting of the British Association for Applied Linguistics Tickets
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

Date: 03-Sep-2020 – 05-Sep-2020
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Alex Ho-Cheong Leung

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2020

BAAL 2020 will be held at Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Our theme, ‘Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Linguistics’, aims to open up space for discussion of the future of our discipline and its contribution to the world around us. In what are perhaps both turbulent and challenging, but also thought-provoking and motivating, times we hope the conference theme will encourage proposals from across the field, and that conference papers, discussions and networking will enable cross-disciplinary connections to form. The interests of our local organising committee itself, for example, range from language teaching and learning to forensic linguistics, from language policy to teacher development, and from cognitive linguistics to language and migration; and we hope that BAAL 2020 deals with challenges and debates in these areas and many more.

The BAAL 2020 Conference is hosted by English Language and Linguistics in the Department of Humanities of Northumbria University, located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. A city of character, charm and culture, Newcastle brings together industrial heritage, iconic river bridges, and a love of football alongside classical Georgian architecture, a world famous cultural and nightlife, and strong sense of local identity. Located only 9 miles from the sea (a 20 minute journey on the local Metro railway), and an hour from Scotland and the Lake District, Newcastle is easily accessible by rail, road and air from within the UK and beyond; Newcastle airport is just 25 minutes from the city centre by public transport.

Plenary speakers:
David Block – ICREA & Universitat Pompeu Fabra
Zhu Hua – Birkbeck, University of London
Constant Leung – King’s College London
Emma Marsden – University of York (Pit Corder lecture)

LOC Invited colloquium:
‘Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants: Policy and Practice’
Lorenzo Rocca – Università per gli Stranieri di Perugia
Rola Naeb – Northumbria University
Martha Young Scholten – Newcastle University
James Simpson – University of Leeds
Marcin Sosinski – Granada University

Conference Organisers:
Alex Ho-Cheong Leung, Billy Clark, Graham Hall, Nicci MacLeod, Rola Naeb, James Street, Department of Humanities, Northumbria University, UK

Conference email: baal2020.northumbria@gmail.com

Final Call For Papers:

Abstracts are welcome in any area of Applied Linguistics. Papers should offer something new, innovative and of interest to a BAAL audience and paper reporting on research should clearly outline objectives, method(s), and results where appropriate. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIPT OF ABSTRACTS: 31 March 2020

Maximum abstract length: 300 words

To submit your abstract please use Oxford Abstracts: https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/1649/submissions/new

If you have not used this system before, please register first. All submissions must be submitted on-line. If you have any queries please contact: baal2020.northumbria@gmail.com

Please indicate the type of abstract that you are submitting during the submission process: individual presentation for parallel sessions or a SIG track, poster, or colloquium. Please visit our website for more detailed descriptions of each type of submission.

Sep
4
Fri
4th Doing Research in Applied Linguistics 2020 International Conference Tickets
Sep 4 – Sep 5 all-day

Date: 04-Sep-2020 – 05-Sep-2020
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact: Natjiree Jaturapitakkul

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

The DRAL Conference series is renowned as one of the premier platforms for applied linguistics research. Based on our experiences of previous DRAL conferences, we expect approximately 200 participants from around the world with numerous high-quality presentations focusing on doing research in applied linguistics. The conference provides a forum for learning about applied linguistics research, discussing key issues in the area, and making contacts with like-minded researchers with the goals of advancing the field and developing greater professionalism in applied linguistics research. The goals of the DRAL 4 2020 International Conference are to share and learn about research purposes, methodologies and publishing in applied linguistics.

Sep
7
Mon
3rd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics (ISAPh2020) Tickets
Sep 7 – Sep 9 all-day

Date: 07-Sep-2020 – 09-Sep-2020
Location: Tarragona, Spain
Contact Person: Joaquín Romero

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Phonetics

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2020

We are pleased to announce the 3rd International Symposium on Applied Phonetics, to be held at Universitat Rovira i Virgili, in Tarragona, Spain, September 7-9, 2020. ISAPh 2020 proudly follows up on the two previous meetings held in Nagoya (2016) and Aizuwakamatsu (2018), where a large number of researchers gathered to discuss a variety of aspects within the field of applied phonetics. Our mission is to continue to offer a specialized forum for the discussion of all areas of phonetic research with an applied component. While the main focus of the symposium continues to be how phonetic knowledge can guide the teaching and learning of foreign languages, we welcome contributions from other areas of applied phonetics such as sociophonetics, speech technology and pathology, language and accent coaching, forensic phonetics, etc.

ISAPh2020 welcomes the submission of abstracts in any area of applied phonetics, with a special emphasis on the use of phonetic knowledge and speech analysis tools in the teaching and learning of foreign/second languages. Studies that have a strong experimental component and can significantly contribute to an improved praxis in the teaching and learning of pronunciation are especially welcome.

Invited Speakers:
John Murphy (Georgia State University)
Joan Carles Mora (Universitat de Barcelona)
Douglas Honorof (Verbarations / Haskins Laboratories)
Josefina Carrera (Universitat de Barcelona)

In addition to the invited presentations, the following workshop, included in the registration, will take place on September 9:
Mikhail Ordin (Basque Foundation for Science): Re-synthesis and speech modification techniques in applied phonetics research

Call for Papers:

Abstracts must be no more than 2 pages, including figures and references, and they must be written in English. Do not include author names or affiliations, and please submit abstracts as property-free PDF files. Please use the template provided on our website for the preparation of your abstract. Use the following link for the submission of your abstract: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=isaph2020

Important Dates:
APRIL 15. Deadline for submission of abstracts
JUNE 1. Notification of acceptance
JUNE 15. Program announcement
JUNE 20. Deadline for early registration
SEPTEMBER 7-9. Conference

For more details, please visit the conference website: http://wwwa.fundacio.urv.cat/congressos/isaph2020/

Questions can be addressed to isaph2020@urv.cat

Sep
10
Thu
Forensic linguistics between scientific research and legal practice (workshop) Tickets
Sep 10 all-day

Date: 10-Sep-2020 – 10-Sep-2020
Location: Florence, Italy
Contact Person: Chiara Meluzzi

Linguistic Field(s): Forensic Linguistics; Phonetics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Feb-2020

Research in forensic linguistics shows nowadays a renewed interest, by promoting a positive integration between juridical practices and scientific investigation instruments. However, some problematic issues remain unsolved, among which are the lack of guidelines or standardized methodologies and the absence of rules concerning the creation of professional profiles in the role of forensic consultants. Inspired by the positive models and the best practices adopted by other research institutes (e.g., Netherlands Forensic Institute or Swedish National Forensic Centre), this workshop aims at favoring exchanges and share of knowledge in this field not only on the scientific aspects of forensics but also on their legal applications in the perspective of a strong interdisciplinary collaboration.

The workshop will take place on 10th Sep. 2020 (morning), within the annual conference of the ”Società di Linguistica Italiana” (SLI: https://www.sli2020.unifi.it/).

The languages of the workshop will be Italian and English.

Invited speakers
Peter French (Università di York, J P French Associates)
Veronica Scotti (Politecnico di Milano – Legal Consultant)

Scientific committee
Silvia Calamai, Chiara Celata, Sonia Cenceschi, Volker Dellwo, Peter French, Barbara Gili Fivela, Chiara Meluzzi, Elisa Pellegrino, Luciano Romito.

Call for Papers:

This workshop will aim at creating a network of both linguists and lawyers dealing with forensic issues. For this reason, the workshop has a strong interdisciplinary nature and contributions are invited from any field of linguistics with applications to forensics.

In particular, we welcome original papers focusing on forensic linguistics both on the textual and the phonetic aspects of communication. A list of topics includes but is not limited to the following:
– Analysis of forensic communication (e.g., questioning or trials) or of textual materials used in court (e.g., last wills, SMS, letters, etc.)
– The use of speech corpora and of corpus linguistics in forensics
– Shared methodologies and procedures in the audio processing and in the analysis of speech and text in forensics
– Proposals of new inter-linguistic methodologies for the analysis of forensic data
– Discussion of actual law cases involving speech and text experts in courtroom
– The relationship and partnership between speech and text experts and law institutions: methods, needs, problems and possible solutions

Proposals could be written either in Italian or in English. Abstracts should not exceed 1000 words (excluding references), and two total pages, including examples, images, tables and references. The references should be in APA and in alphabetical order.

Proposals should be sent by 20 February 2020 to the following email address: workshopforensicSLI@gmail.com in both .pdf and .doc format.

Each abstract will be anonymously reviewed and evaluated by 2 members of the workshop scientific committee.
Each invited speaker will be allowed 30’ of speech and 10’ of discussion, whereas selected communications will be allowed 15’ of talk and 5’ of discussion.

Both invited and selected speakers will be invited to submit a full paper after the conference, for publication as a special issue in a top-rank journal. Deadline and modalities of submissions as well as the selected journal will be communicated during the workshop.

Important dates:
20 February 2020: abstract submission deadline
20 April 2020: notification of acceptance
1 June 2020: preliminary program
1 July 2020: final program and participants’ information
10 September 2020 (morning): Workshop “Forensic linguistics between scientific research and legal practice”

Further information and deadlines regarding the publication will be communicated to the selected participants before or during the workshop.

Info & abstract submission: workshopforensicSLI@gmail.com

For general inquieries about the workshop, you may also contact the organizers:
– Chiara Meluzzi, University of Pavia – chmeluzzigmail.com
– Sonia Cenceschi, SUPSI – sonia.cenceschisupsi.ch

Sep
14
Mon
PhD course (Göteborg University) Tickets
Sep 14 – Sep 16 all-day

Host Institution: Göteborg University
Website: https://sprak.gu.se/english/research/conferences/ll12/phd-course

Dates: 14-Sep-2020 – 16-Sep-2020
Location: Göteborg, Sweden, Sweden

Focus: The course is structured into three parts: a reading period (approx. mid-July to beginning of September), a 3-day workshop in Gothenburg (14-16 of September), and a writing period with a deadline for submitting a final essay on October 30. The workshop will run from 9 am on Monday 14 of September to 5 pm on Wednesday 16 of September, and includes talks by the invited lecturers, presentations by the attending students, and discussions. Invited lecturers: Adam Jaworski, Luisa Martín Rojo, Alfonso del Percio, Kellie Gonçalves, Jackie Jia Lou, Sari Pietikäinen and Helen Kelly-Holmes.
Minimum Education Level: MA
Special Qualifications: PhD project in course.

Description:
This PhD course will be given in conjunction with the 12th Linguistic Landscape Workshop, with a physical meeting in Gothenburg 14-16 September 2020. The course will cover different aspects of the political economy of language in relation to a variety of arenas and processes – not only linguistic landscapes but also tourism, gentrification, commodification, digitization, racism, segregation and social protests.
Tuition: 0
Tuition Explanation: The course is free of charge.

Registration: Open until 01-Apr-2020
Contact Person: Johan Järlehed
Email: johan.jarlehed@sprak.gu.se

Apply by Email: johan.jarlehed@sprak.gu.se

Registration Instructions:
If you want to apply for the course, please send an abstract (max 500 words) to Johan Järlehed (johan.jarlehed@sprak.gu.se) motivating: (1) how the course theme is relevant to your PhD project, and (2) how you think you can contribute to the discussions during the course. Deadline for applications: 1 of April 2020.

Sep
16
Wed
‘Violence Elsewhere’: Imagining Violence Outside Germany Since 9/11 Tickets
Sep 16 – Sep 18 all-day

 

‘Violence Elsewhere’: Imagining Violence Outside Germany Since 9/11

An international, Interdisciplinary three-day Conference at University of York, UK

16-18 September 2020

 

We are excited to call a second time for abstracts for this conference – the culmination of the two-year research project: ‘Violence Elsewhere’: Imagining Violence Outside Germany since 1945, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

From imagining insurgent violence in Syria to reflections on the mobilisation of the Bundeswehr abroad, constructions of violence committed outside the country’s borders hold a particular significance in contemporary Germany. Enquiry into that significance matters globally, because we live in a world in which ideas, discourses and images of violence proliferate and circulate transnationally in unprecedented ways. However, because of Germany’s particular history of violence and war in the twentieth century, imagining, representing and perpetrating violence since 1945 in German culture has been especially fraught. The German case, therefore, demands particular and distinctive attention. We propose that ‘violence elsewhere’ – that is, constructions in recent German culture of violence taking place in distant, imagined or temporally distinct times and places – offers a stage where violence can become imaginable, representable and doable.

This conference turns to the post 9/11 context, with that date marking a significant historical moment, with regard to the cultural meaning of violence amongst other things. Talks, panels and events will explore ‘violence elsewhere’ in different cultural forms and media, and from interdisciplinary and gendered perspectives. While we focus specifically on the post 9/11 context, we also aim to highlight the ways in which ideas and representations of ‘violence elsewhere’ are deeply embedded in longer historical continuities. We will consider artistic, discursive and cultural production from Germany or by subjects and practitioners linked to that country in an expansive range of ways. In addition we analyse the transnational engagement of such productions with other subjects, discourses and works worldwide, as well as the engagement of the wider world with Germany.

Keynote Talk: to be held by William Niven, Professor in Contemporary German History, Nottingham Trent University, UK

The research project ‘Violence Elsewhere’ is led by Dr Clare Bielby of the Centre for Women’s Studies (CWS), University of York and Dr Mererid Puw Davies, Department of German, UCL, with participation from expert academics from UK, German and other continental European institutions. We gratefully acknowledge the support of the University of York and UCL.

Further details about this project are available here:

https://sites.google.com/york.ac.uk/violence-elsewhere/home

Please also follow us on twitter: @V_E_Research

Submission of Abstracts Please send abstracts of no more than 200 words, along with a short CV and biographical outline, to violence.elsewhere@gmail.com by 13th January 2020. Selected speakers will be notified as soon as possible thereafter.

Enquiries Likewise, please send any enquiries to violence.elsewhere@gmail.com.

Sep
18
Fri
Annual Meeting on Phonology 2020 (AMP 2020) Tickets
Sep 18 – Sep 20 all-day

Date: 18-Sep-2020 – 20-Sep-2020
Location: Santa Cruz, CA, USA
Contact Person: Ryan Bennett

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Call Deadline: 10-May-2020

We are seeking high-quality unpublished research in all areas of theoretical, experimental and computational phonology for presentation at the 2020 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2020). The conference will take place September 18-20, 2020 at the University of California, Santa Cruz. This is the eighth installment of the Annual Meetings on Phonology, following the 2013 inaugural meeting at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and subsequent meetings hosted by MIT, UBC/SFU, USC, NYU, UC San Diego and Stony Brook University.

Call for Papers:

We invite abstracts for either oral presentations (20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or poster presentations. Abstracts must be anonymous, so please be sure to eliminate any identifying information and metadata from the document. Length is limited to a maximum of two single-spaced pages (US Letter), figures and references included. Font size should be 12-point, with margins of at least one inch (2.54cm) left on all sides. Abstracts must be submitted in .pdf file format.

Submissions are limited to two per author, with at most one submission being single- or primary-authored.

Abstracts on topics related to intonation, phrasal phonology, and other areas of prosody are particularly encouraged.

The deadline for abstract submission is Sunday, May 10, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. (Pacific Time).

Abstract submission link: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=amp2020ucsantacruz

Sep
28
Mon
New Trends in Translation and Technology (NeTTT’2020) Tickets
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Date: 28-Sep-2020 – 30-Sep-2020
Location: Rhodes Island, Greece
Contact: Sheila Castilho

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Translation

Submission Deadline: 30 April 2020

The forthcoming International Conference ‘New Trends in Translation and Technology’ (NeTTT’2020) will take place on the island of Rhodes, Greece, 28-30 September 2020.

The objective of the conference is to bring together academics in linguistics, translation studies, machine translation and natural language processing, as well as developers, practitioners, language service providers and vendors who work on or are interested in different aspects of technology for translation. The conference will be a distinctive and interdisciplinary event for discussing the latest developments and practices in translation technology. NeTTT’2020 invites all professionals who would like to learn about recent trends, present their latest work, and/or share their experiences in the field. The conference will also be an ideal place to establish business and research contacts, collaborations and new ventures.

The conference will take the form of presentations (peer-reviewed research and user presentations, keynote speeches), demos (demos from sponsors) and posters; it will also feature panel discussions and tutorials/workshops. The presentations will be published as open-access conference e-proceedings. NeTTT’2020 will be preceded by a two-day summer school on Neural Machine Translation. Keynote speakers to be announced soon.

NeTTT’2020 will be preceded by a two-day summer school on Neural Machine Translation.

Conference topics:

Contributions are invited on any topic related to the latest technology used in machine translation, translation, subtitling, localisation and interpreting. These include but are not limited to:

– Machine Translation (MT) – any MT-related research activity, from development to human factors
– CAT tools (Translation Memory (TM) systems, integration of Machine Translation in TM systems)
– Quality assessment and quality control
– Speech Technology
– Terminology management
– Crowdsourcing
– Social media
– Translation Workflow and Management
– Localisation
– Technology adoption by translators and industry
– Training (to include university programmes on translation and interpreting and training in the dynamically changing industry)
– New and emerging language and mobile technologies, tools and resources which can support the work of translators, localisers, subtitlers and interpreters
– Ethical issues in translation and technology

Programme Committee:

The Programme Committee will be announced in the first Call for Papers which can be expected in November 2019.

Schedule:

Submission deadline: 30 April 2020
(The follow-up calls will provide information as to how submission can be made.)

Notification of acceptance: 30 May 2020

Camera-ready versions due: 25 August 2020

Summer School on Neural Machine Translation: 26-27 September 2020

NeTTT’2020 conference: 28-30 September 2020

Organisation:

NeTTT’2000 is organised by the Dimetra Academy for Translators, Greece; Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting and Department of Informatics, Ionian University, Greece; Adapt Centre, Dublin City University, Ireland; Research Group in Computational Linguistics, University of Wolverhampton, UK and the Association of Computational Linguistics, Bulgaria.

Conference Chairs:

Sheila Castilho (Dublin City University), Vilelmini Sosoni (Ionian University), Maria Sgourou (Dimetra Academy for Translators, Greece) and Ruslan Mitkov (University of Wolverhampton) are the NeTTT’2020 Chairs.

Further information and contact details:

The first call for papers is expected at the end of November 2019 and registration will be open as of April 2020.

For further information, please visit https://nettt-conference.com/ or contact us at nettt2020@nettt-conference.com