CFP: Linguists’ Day 2018

The annual Linguists’ Day of the LSB (Linguistic Society of Belgium) will be organized this year on Friday 25 May 2018 at the Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres of the Université de Liège.

Abstracts
Lectures (20’ presentation + 10’ discussion) can deal with any linguistic topic and can be given in one of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. Abstracts (max. 500 words, without references) should clearly indicate the subject, the objectives, the used data and method and the (provisional) results. All abstracts can be submitted until 21 April 2018 to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=cbl20180. Before 1 May 2018 you will be informed about acceptance of your abstract.

Venue
All activities (lectures and lunch) will take place in the central building (A1) of the City Centre Campus of the University of Liège, located Place du 20 août, 4000 Liège. It is at a walking distance from Liège-Palais train station.
TEC operates regular services from Liège-Guillemins train station to the city centre. Get off at the “Opéra” stop and follow Place de la République française and Rue de l’Université, which lead to Place du 20 août. Note that you can charge your MOBIB-card to pay your bus fares.

Attendance
Attendance is free of charge (this holds for members and non-members). If you want to give a lecture you must be a member of the LSB. This means that you have to be registered on the website and have paid your contribution –€ 40 if you wish to obtain the latest volume of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics for 2018, € 20 without.

Award
Like we did last year the board will be organizing the Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students. If you wish to participate make sure you mention it when you submit your proposition.

Important dates:
· 21 April 2018: deadline submission abstracts
· 1 May 2018: notification of acceptance
· 18 May 2018: deadline registration lunch
· 25 May 2018: Linguists’ Day

Organization:
Lot Brems
Dominique Longrée
Nicolas Mazziotta
Julien Perrez
Laurent Rasier
Marie Steffens
An Van linden

Scientific committee:
Miriam Bouzouita (UGent), Timothy Colleman (UGent), Bert Cornillie (KU Leuven), Walter Daelemans (UAntwerpen), Philippe De Brabanter (ULB), Sabine De Knop (USL), Gert De Sutter (UGent), Patrick Dendale (UAntwerpen), Thomas François (UCLouvain), Alex Housen (VUB), Marie-Aude Lefer (UCLouvain), Nicolas Mazziotta (ULiège), Fanny Meunier (UCLouvain), Tanja Mortelmans (UAntwerpen), Julien Perrez (ULiège), Benedikt Szmrecsanyi (KU Leuven), Martina Temmerman (VUB), Johan van der Auwera (UAntwerpen), An Van linden (ULiège), Guido Vanden Wyngaerd (KU Leuven), Gudrun Vanderbauwhede (UMons)

Linguists’ Day 2017

New deadline for abstracts submission: 31 March 2017

The annual Linguists’ Day of the LSB (Linguistic Society of Belgium) will be organized this year on Friday 5 May 2017 at the Faculty of Philosophy and Literature at the University of Antwerp. All activities (lectures and lunch) will take place in building D (entrance via the corner of Grote Kauwenberg and Vekestraat or via Grote Kauwenberg).

Abstracts

Lectures (20’ presentation + 10’ discussion) can deal with any linguistic topic and can be given in one of the three national languages (Dutch, French, German) or in English. Abstracts (max. 500 words, without references) should clearly indicate the subject, the objectives, the used data and method and the (provisional) results. All abstracts can be submitted to Jessica Van de Weerd (Jessica.VandeWeerd@uantwerpen.be) with Patrick Dendale in cc. (Patrick.Dendale@uantwerpen.be) until Friday 31 March 2017. Before 14 April 2017 you will be informed about acceptance of your abstract.

Attendance

Attendance is free of charge (this holds for members and non-members). If you want to give a lecture you must be a member of the LSB (this means that you have to be registered on the website and payed your contribution (€ 20 or € 40 if you wish to obtain the latest volume of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics for 2017).

Award

Like we did last year the board will be organizing the Best Paper Presentation Award for doctoral students. If you wish to participate make sure you mention it when you submit your proposition.

Important data:

  • 24 March 2017: deadline submission abstracts – new deadline: 31 March 2017
  • 14 April 2017: notification of acceptance
  • 28 April 2017: deadline registration lunch
  • 5 May 2017: Linguists’ Day

Organization: Jessica Van de Weerd and Patrick Dendale

Belgian Journal of Linguistics Festive Reception

Monday, December 19, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Royal Library of Belgium
4 Boulevard de l’Empereur, B-1000 Bruxelles


It is our honour to invite you to the festive reception organised by the BKL/CBL on Monday 19 December 2016 in the Royal Library of Belgium in Brussels. We are celebrating the publication of this year’s special issue of the Belgian Journal of Linguistics on Computational Construction Grammar and Constructional Change. The reception will be preceded by two keynote lectures on these topics by Jóhanna Barðdal (UGent) and Luc Steels (VUB).
The event is free, but participants are asked to register in advance, by December 13.
All information on the program and how to register can be found on the event’s website.

Program

16h00-16h10 Welcome by the issue’s guest editors
Katrien Beuls (VUB AI Lab)
Remi van Trijp (Sony CSL Paris)
16h10-16h50 The future of construction grammar looks bright
Luc Steels (VUB AI Lab)
16h50-17h30 Diachronic Construction Grammar and its Challenges
Jóhanna Barðdal (University of Ghent)
17h30 Reception
Katrien Beuls and Remi van Trijp
Guest editors Belgian Journal of Linguistics

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