TABU Dag 2009 30th international linguistics conference University of Groningen, The Netherlands June 11-12, 2009 http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: April 1, 2009
The Center for Language and Cognition at the University of Groningen is pleased to announce the 30th TABU Dag. To celebrate its 30th anniversary, TABU Dag 2009 will last two days and will be held on Thursday, June 11th and Friday, June 12th 2009. Researchers and other interested people are cordially invited to participate!
TABU Dag is an international broad linguistics conference which offers excellent opportunities to meet other linguists and discuss current research on several areas of linguistics. We strongly encourage participation and abstract submission by young researchers.
This year, four plenary speakers will give a talk. We are happy to announce that Jack Chambers (University of Toronto), Ken Church (Microsoft Research) and Marianne Gullberg (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics) have already accepted our invitation. The fourth speaker will be announced at a later date.
To mark the TABU Dag anniversary, the "TABU Dag 2009 prize" will be awarded to the best presentation of the conference!
We welcome contributions related to the following aspects of linguistics:
Computational Linguistics - computer-assisted language learning - dialectometry - language processing - machine learning - parsing and machine translation
Discourse and Communication - communication in institutions, media, on the internet - discourse structure - spoken language communication & intonation - written, visual, audio-visual conversations
Language and Literacy Development across the Life Span - bilingualism and bilingual education - first language acquisition - language attrition - language development and aging - language learning in educational settings - second language acquisition
Language Variation and Language Change - dialectology and sociolinguistics - grammaticalization and degrammaticalization - language change - language contact - synchronic and diachronic language variation
Neurolinguistics - developmental speech and language disorders - normal language processing in the brain (neuroimaging techniques –
ERP, MEG, fMRI, TMS, eye tracking) - speech and language disorders after brain damage
Syntax and Semantics - discourse semantics - perception and understanding (asymmetries in grammar) - syntactic structure, information structure
In addition, we encourage abstract submissions from other linguistic areas which may have remained unmentioned in the overview above.
Abstracts of max 400 words should be submitted via the abstract submission system on our website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag.
The deadline for abstract submission is April 1, 2009. Notification of acceptance will be sent to you on April 15. The duration of the presentations is twenty minutes plus five minutes for discussion. Depending on the number of submissions, some authors may be invited to give a poster presentation. The conference language is English.
Further information is available on our website: http://www.let.rug.nl/tabudag
We are looking forward to seeing you in Groningen!
The organizers, Diana Dimitrova, Myrte Gosen, Dörte Hessler, Alexandra Lenz & Martijn Wieling, tabudag at rug.nl