LSB Best Presentation Award 2016

The Linguistic Society of Belgium organized its first Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students at the 2016 Linguists’ Day.

The winner of the first LSB Best Presentation Award is Emma Vanden Wyngaerd. The prize was awarded for ‘Adapting a monolingual  theory to fit a bilingual problem’.

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2016 Linguists’ Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium

Dear LSB-member, dear colleague,

The annual Linguists’ Day of the Linguistic Society of Belgium (LSB) will be organized on Friday 13 May 2016 by the Linguistic Research Unit of the Institute for Language and Communication (IL&C), Université catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Presentations can deal with any linguistic topic, and can be given in any of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. A selection of papers will be published in the electronic journal Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.

Abstracts should be max. 500 words excluding references and provide a clear outline of the aim of the paper including clearly articulated research question(s), some details about research approach and methods and (preliminary) results. Abstracts should be submitted by Monday 15 February 2016 via https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=bklcbl2016 .

In agreement with the LSB Board, all abstracts will be evaluated by two members of the scientific committee. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 31 March 2016.

Attendance is free of charge for LSB members. The annual membership fee is 40 euros (including subscription to the Belgian Journal of Linguistics) or 20 euros (without BJL subscription). Further information on membership fees and benefits are available on the LSB website (http://www.bkl-cbl.be).

We are very pleased to confirm that the LSB Board will be organizing its first Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students at the 2016 Linguists’ Day.

For those of you who might be interested, we would also like to let you know that Thursday 12 May 2016 (the day just before the 2016 Linguists’ Day), the IL&C Linguistic Research Unit will be organizing a workshop on « Language and the new (instant) media » (http://www.uclouvain.be/580810.html).

We are looking forward to meeting you all in Louvain-la-Neuve on Friday 13 May.

With best wishes,

Barbara De Cock, Magali Paquot, Kristel Van Goethem

LSB2016 website: http://www.uclouvain.be/en-528988.html

 

Call for papers Annual Linguist’s day of the LSB

This spring the LSB (Linguistic Society of Belgium) will be organizing its annual linguists’ day on Saturday 9 May 2015. This year, the event will be hosted by Université Libre de Bruxelles (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy).

Each member of the LSB (or each person who fills out the membership form and pays this year’s membership fee) can submit a proposal for a presentation (20’ + 10’ discussion). The annual membership fee is 40 euro if you would also like to receive an issue of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics (or 20 euro if not). Further information on membership fees and benefits can be found on the LSB website (http://www.bkl-cbl.be).

Presentations can deal with any linguistic topic, and can be given in any of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. A selection of papers will be published in the electronic journal Papers of the Linguistic Society of Belgium.

Abstracts (maximum 500 words, exclusive of references) should contain a description of the selected topic, data and methodology. All abstracts should be sent to Philippe De Brabanter (pdebraba@ulb.ac.be), mentioning author name(s) and affiliation(s), by Wednesday 25 March 2015. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by 10 April 2015.

Attendance is free of charge (both for members and non-members). If you would like to attend the linguists’ day without presenting a paper, then please register via Philippe De Brabanter, preferably before 20 April. Authors of accepted abstracts are automatically registered.

With best wishes,
Philippe De Brabanter & Emma Vanden Wyngaerd