The LINGUIST List: MostRecent Latest MostRecent Issues en-us Copyright 2008-2017 The LINGUIST List Fri, 24 Sep 2021 02:10:07 EST 60 The LINGUIST List Fund: Staff Letter: Billy Dickson 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z HI EVERYONE! MY NAME IS BILLY DICKSON AND I AM AN EDITOR FOR BOOKS AND REVIEWS HERE AT THE LINGUIST LIST. IF YOU ARE ONE OF OUR WONDERFUL REVIEWERS, OR IF YOU HAVE INQUIRED ABOUT A BOOK ANNOUNCEMENT, YOU MAY HAVE MET ME ALREADY! JOINING THIS PAST JANUARY, I AM THE NEWEST KID ON THE BLOCK. OVERALL, IT HAS A BEEN AN INVALUABLE EXPERIENCE COMMUNICATING WITH LEADING PUBLISHERS IN LINGUISTICS, AND I AM FORTUNATE TO BE SURROUNDED BY ALL DIFFERENT WALKS OF THE FIELD. MY ROUTE TO LINGUISTICS STARTED Calls: Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Call for Spring 2022 Paper Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021 The Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (JNCOLCTL) is soliciting articles for publication. The Journal, published annually by NCOLCTL, is dedicated to the issues and concerns related to the teaching and learning of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Journal primarily seeks to address the interests of language teachers, administrators, and researchers. Arti­cles that describe in­novative and succes Calls: Languages 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Dear colleagues, the journal Languages ( is hosting a special issue titled “Exploring the Role of Focus Alternatives in Language Production”. I would like to invite you to submit your research to this special issue if you are working on questions concerning the influence of focus alternatives on the manner or content of language production or if you are interested in the online activation of alternatives during focus production. Contributions can include Calls: Finnish Journal of Linguistics 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Dear fellow linguists, I kindly inform you that the annual publication of The Linguistic Association of Finland, Finnish Journal of Linguistics, welcomes paper proposals for its next issue. All the best wishes for the automn! On behalf of the editors, Lauri Marjamäki Call for papers: Finnish Journal of Linguistics (former SKY Journal of Linguistics) is the annual publication of the Linguistic Association of Finland. The journal welcomes linguistic research from all theoretical and Fund: Fund Drive Challenge Update 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z LINGUISTS AND LANGUAGE ENTHUSIAST AROUND THE WORLD, SUPPORT THE LINGUIST LIST WITH A DONATION AND WIN OUR CHALLENGES! EVER WONDER WHY WE ASK YOU WHICH DISCIPLINE OF LINGUISTICS YOU REPRESENT? WE WANT TO KNOW WHO OUR BIGGEST SUPPORTERS ARE! WHO DO WE OWE THE GREATEST DEBT OF GRATITUDE? SYNTACTICIANS? PHONOLOGISTS? AS OF TODAY (DAY 3 OF THE FUND DRIVE) THE MOST DONATIONS, TOTALING $935, COME FROM SOCIOLINGUISTS. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN HOW THE SITUATION DEVELOPS, YOU CAN CHECK OUT THE CURRENT Support: Computational Linguistics; English: PhD, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z We have two funded PhD scholarships available on the BioWhere project. PhD 1 will focus on the development of methods to parse natural language text and will then use a range of machine/deep learning methods to georeference location descriptions from biological collections, including those held by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. A strong technical (computer science) background is essential, with skills in deep learning and natural language processing and/or geographic information/geospatial Support: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics: PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia) invites applications for 2 full-time PhD positions. These positions are fully funded (Tuition waiver A$45322 per year + Stipend A$ 28092 per year + Research support A$ 20000 over 3 years), associated with a project funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC): “Beyond segments: towards a lexical model for tonal bilinguals” led by Dr. Xin Wang (Department of Linguistics/Centre for Language Sciences/Macquarie University Centre for Reading), in collaborat Books: Advances in formal Slavic linguistics 2018 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z "Advances in Formal Slavic Linguistics 2018" offers a selection of articles that were prepared on the basis of talks presented at the conference Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL 13) or at the parallel Workshop on the Semantics of Noun Phrases, which were held on December 5–7, 2018, at the University of Göttingen. The volume covers a wide array of topics, such as situation relativization with adverbial clauses (causation, concession, counterfactuality, condition, and purpose), clause- Fund: CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: “Silver Lining” Stories 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS: “SILVER LINING” STORIES THE THEME FOR THIS YEAR’S FUND DRIVE IS SILVER LININGS. 2020 WAS MARKED BY NUMEROUS TRAGEDIES, THE MOST FAR-REACHING OF THEM BEING THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC; HOWEVER, IN THE MIDST OF THESE DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES, HUMAN INGENUITY, COURAGE, AND COMPASSION SHONE THROUGH, INCLUDING IN OUR FIELD OF LINGUISTICS. WE’D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU, OUR SUBSCRIBERS, ABOUT A SILVER LINING YOU’VE EXPERIENCED IN THE PAST YEAR. THIS COULD BE A WAY THAT YOU CONTINUED RESEA Fund: The First 2021 Challenges Update! 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z HELLO LINGUIST LISTERS, A BIG THANKS TO ALL OF OUR EARLY DONATORS WHO HAVE GOTTEN US PAST THE 10% MARK. WE ARE CURRENTLY AT 12.52% OF OUR GOAL SO WITH THIS CHALLENGE UPDATE WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT WHO GOT US THERE. IN THE SUBFIELD CHALLENGE, WE HAVE SYNTAX, ONE OF OUR MOST PROMINENT FIELDS, IN THE LEAD WITH $645 DONATED. IN SECOND PLACE WE HAVE SOCIOLINGUISTICS WITH $500 DONATED AND IN THIRD PLACE WE HAVE $463 FROM APPLIED LINGUISTICS. IN 4TH AND 5TH PLACES WE HAVE LANGUAGE DOCUMENTATION AT $40 Review: Introducing Linguistics 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z SUMMARY As the title suggests, “Introducing Linguistics. Theoretical and Applied Approaches”, edited by Joyce Bruhn de Garavito and John W. Schwieter, is an introductory textbook in linguistics aimed at beginners to the field. Like any textbook, the main audience is students of linguistics but, in an attempt to appeal to the widest audience possible, “it is also geared towards those who are interested in language and communication in general” (p. xi). The book covers a wide range of topics in Confs: Differential Object Marking in Romance (and beyond) and the Role of Language Contact 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Review: Introducing Linguistics Calls: Translation in Transition 6 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Call for Papers: Submissions: We invite original submissions that deal with any of the conference topics. To encourage a fruitful exchange of ideas and experience among the researchers of various fields of specialization, preference will be given to interdisciplinary contributions that cover two or more of the conference topics. The submissions are to be made in the form of anonymized extended abstracts that should be between 500 and 800 words long (excluding references). Ap Jobs: Linguist, TELUS International 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z WORK LOCATION: Remote / Work from home WORK SCHEDULE: Part-time (20-30h/week) LANGUAGES NEEDED: English US JOB STATUS: Freelance JOB DURATION: until February 2022 START DATE: ASAP ================================================== Role Summary TELUS International is looking for annotators with a strong background in generative linguistics to work on an annotation project. The ideal candidate has prior experience with syntactic categorization using X-bar theory, semantic annotation of Calls: International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS) 2022 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Call for Papers: Abstract submission by: 1 December 2021 Notification of acceptance: 5 January 2022 The Symposium hosts a multidisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on monolingual and bilingual speech. Theoretical, experimental, observational, and computational contributions are welcome for oral or poster presentations that may be on: - speech acquisition and use - monolingual speech - b Confs: Russian Grammar: System - Language Usage - Language Variation 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Calls: International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech (ISMBS) 2022 Confs: Workshop: Approaches to the Semantics of Clause-embedding Predicates: Theories, Cross-linguistic Data, and Experimentation 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Confs: Russian Grammar: System - Language Usage - Language Variation Calls: 24th Workshop on American Indigenous Languages 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z Call for Papers: 24th Workshop on American Indigenous Languages Date: April 8, 2022 - April 9, 2022 Location: Santa Barbara, California, USA Contact Persons: Jordan AG Douglas-Tavani and Julien De Jesus Linguistic Field (s): Any topic relevant to the study of indigenous languages of the Americas Call Deadline: Tuesday, November 23rd at 6:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time) The Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Barbara announces i Qs: Memory Test 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z The aim of this research study is to learn more about the relationship between language and memory. The main objective is to analyze how lexical and syntactic choices in questions during an interrogation may affect the way participants recall events that they have witnessed. If you agree to participate in this study, you will be asked to conduct an online survey which you will have access to via a link on your computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, etc. There are three sections: the first sec Qs: Se buscan participantes españoles / Spanish participants wanted 2021-09-23T23:48:31Z ¿Usted es hispanohablante nativo de España? Se buscan hablantes del español peninsular para participar en un estudio lingüístico sobre la relación entre la pronunciación de la lengua española y el género y la identidad sexual. Si quiere participar en una encuesta en línea de aproximadamente 60 minutos o si quiere más información sobre el estudio, por favor contacte al investigador Caleb Kelley a o Dra. Erin O’Rourke a con el asunto “Estudio 2021”. Toda su in