CFP Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for proposals: Multilingual Awareness and Multilingual Practices (MAMP19), 28-29 October, 2019, Thomas More University of Applied Sciences, Antwerp, the Netherlands. Deadline: 31 August 2019.

The conference considers all aspects of the linguistic and sociolinguistic competences and practices of bi-/multilingual speakers who cross existing social and linguistic boundaries, adopting or adapting themselves to new and overlapping linguistic spaces. Organizers invite papers in all areas of research in bi-/multilingualism, whether or not linked directly to the overarching conference theme, including, but not limited to, linguistics, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, clinical linguistics, education, bi-/multilingual societies.

CFP Monolingualism & Multilingualism (Netherlands)

ConferencesCall for Papers: AILA 2020 (World Congress of Applied Linguistics) Symposium: S169: Tensions between monolingualism and multilingualism across university contexts, 9-14 August 2020, Groningen, The Netherlands. Deadline: September 16, 2019.

Organizers Maria Kuteeva (Stockholm University), Niina Hynninen (Helsinki University) and Kathrin Kaufhold (Stockholm University) invite submissions to two half-day sessions focusing on two major themes:

1) Discourses of monolingualism and multilingualism, and
2) Stakeholders’ perceptions of monolingualism and multilingualism.

The symposium aims to explore language perceptions and practices in multilingual university settings focusing on:
• tensions between discourses of monolingualism versus multilingualism;
• the dialectics between perceiving and experiencing languages as separable objects and translingual practices; and
• language-regulatory mechanisms and practices involving different stakeholders.

NOTE: There are another 16 symposia planned for this conference on various aspects of multilingualism.

CFP Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (Netherlands)

Conferences

Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction section of ECREA, October 14-16, 2019, Tilburg, the Netherlands. Deadline: 9 June 2019.

ICSI Regional Conference is the 6th bi-annual meeting of the Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction (ICSI) section of ECREA (European Communication Research and Education Association). This year’s conference is hosted by Tilburg University, Department of Communication and Cognition, and will be held in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

The conference theme this year is “Re-Connecting”. We want to connect scholars from the different sub-disciplines of interpersonal communication and social interaction, for example workplace interaction, communication in interpersonal relationship, impression management, interpersonal and health communication. Connecting our insights from different fields may inform our own research, provide creative ideas for future research, and help theory development. Moreover, the theme reflects the fact that our mediated and unmediated interactions are increasingly connected and integrated. As advanced communication technologies increasingly become part of our everyday experience, we are forced to revisit and connect theories of online and offline social interaction.

The ICSI Regional Conference 2019 provides an opportunity to share our ideas, theories and research about interpersonal communication and social interaction across our different specializations. We call for paper and panel proposals from any communication or communication-related discipline and methodology that address the section’s themes.

CFP 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses (Netherlands)

ConferencesTHE 6TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON Multicultural DiscoursesOctober 23-25, 2018, Tilburg, the Netherlands

Following the past and recent successes of the International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, with the latest held in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2016, we have now decided to hold the event once every two years instead of three.

This means that the 6th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses will be held from Oct 23-Oct 25, 2018 at the Department of Culture Studies – School of Humanities at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. The event will be co-organized by the Babylon – Centre for the Study of Superdiversity affiliated to the same institution – and the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Discourse Studies, Hangzhou Normal University, and hosted by the former.

Taking cultural discourse studies (CDS) as the central frame of reference, the aim of this international conference is to investigate the affordances, shortcomings, as well as unexplored potentials offered by the multicultural discourses as an intellectual movement when engaged with recent conceptual developments and areas of interest across the social sciences and the humanities.

The conference is therefore intended to provide the wide scholarly community with a forum that explores cultural forms of and approaches to the following issues.

Maastricht U Job Ad: Globalisation & Development (Netherlands)

Job adsAssociate Professor in Globalisation and DevelopmentMaastricht University – Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Technology and Society Studies, the Netherlands

Deadline: September 3, 2017

FASoS is seeking an associate professor with demonstrated excellence in teaching and research in the broad field of Globalisation and Development. Expertise in the field of digitalisation is an asset.

Research is carried out within the context of the Research Institute for Arts and Social Sciences and, in particular, relating to the interdisciplinary research programme Globalisation, Transnationalism and Development (GTD). The selected candidate is expected to develop international research projects and to attract external funding that is related to and in dialogue with an interdisciplinary research approach. He/she will contribute to initiatives to stimulate a dynamic research environment within the GTD and to create research opportunities for junior members of the group.

S/he will contribute to the teaching and coordination of courses and supervision of internships, projects and theses in the BA and MA programmes on Globalisation and Development Studies and possibly to a new BA programme on Digital Transformations. The division of teaching and research duties follows the regular division used at the Faculty of 60% teaching and management and 40% research. The research time can be extended through external fundraising.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, while non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch.

In view of recruitment policies and the composition of our corps of assistant professors at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Maastricht University in general, female candidates with equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

Starting date: Preferably by January 15, 2018 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

Radboud U Job Ad: Communication Science & Artificial Intelligence (Netherlands)

RADBOUD UNIVERSITY, The Netherlands

Radboud University is seeking a colleague to expand our research and teaching programs in communication science with specific expertise in the area of artificial intelligence, focusing on the communication between individuals and intelligent media technologies. The professor will have a strong focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for advancing the study of mediated communication and its uses and effects.
Application deadline: 15 March 2017

Max Planck Fellowships for Language Sciences (Netherlands)

IMPRS 2017 Fellowships

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three fully funded PhD positions for the duration of four years. Closing date for the applications is January 4 2017.

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three fully funded PhD positions.

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is the leading research school in the world devoted to studying the foundations of human language. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities (from genetics labs, advanced brain imaging techniques, psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities), and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment (see http://www.mpi.nl/education/imprs-for-language-sciences).

We aim to attract outstanding students who wish to earn a PhD degree in any area of the Languages Sciences. Broad questions addressed by students of the IMPRS include:
• What is the architecture of the language system?
• How is language represented in the brain?
• What is the genetic basis of neurodevelopmental communication disorders?
• Why is the human brain capable of learning and processing diverse languages?

If you have a background in (psycho)linguistics, psychology, cognitive neuroscience, molecular biology or genetics, computer science, or artificial intelligence, you could contribute to fundamental science in this area and earn a PhD degree from the International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences.

PhD projects are fully funded for four years. PhD students receive a monthly salary sufficient to cover living costs in Nijmegen.

Applicants must have a Master’s degree (or expect to complete the degree before September 2017) in a relevant field. The working language of the research school is English.

Please compile your application as one PDF document including the following information:
1. Curriculum vitae. Include:
• Relevant work and educational background
• Details about your Master’s degree, including names of supervisors, (intended) date of completion, title of thesis, a brief description of your topic
• Grades for relevant coursework
• Details about relevant technical or research skills (e.g., programming, statistics, experimental design/methods, molecular biology, neuroimaging, practical phonetics, corpus methods, fieldwork).
2. One-page report of your (completed or ongoing) Master thesis project or equivalent research project for a general scientific audience (max. 500 words).
• Include only the theoretical motivation, research question, experimental design, results and/or implications.
3. Specify a potential supervisor and motivate why you want to work in her or his research domain (max. 200 words)
• See the list of potential promotors in the IMPRS here which includes links to the department websites of these professors.
4. References. Please provide contact details of two academic referees.
5. English proficiency. Non-native speakers of English must also provide a TOEFL/Cambridge/IELTS certificate or equivalent before taking up the post.

Closing date for the applications is January 4 2017.

Skype interviews are planned for the period between 8 and 19 February. Short-listed candidates in the final round will be invited for interviews at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics planned for the end of February. Start date for the positions is 1 September 2017.

The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.

Please send your application and any queries by e-mail with the subject header “IMPRS 2017 application” to imprs@mpi.nl

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics job ad (Netherlands)

Research Scientist position in the Psychology of Language Department
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
Expires: 1st April 2016

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) is offering a Research Scientist position in the Psychology of Language Department led by Prof. Antje Meyer.

The MPI for Psycholinguistics is a leading research institute with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The research of the institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce, and understand language. Its investigations are highly multidisciplinary, uniting anthropology, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and genetics. For further details of our research, please see our website.

The position is available to new PhDs as well as more senior researchers. Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a PhD in psychology, cognitive neurosciences, or linguistics. Further requirements are a strong background in experimental psychology or experimental psycholinguistics and excellent statistical skills. The successful candidate is expected to develop her/his own research projects and to contribute to the research program of the department, specifically either to research into the cognitive processes underlying dialogue or the bases of individual differences in language skills.

The position is available from June 2016 for up to five years. The institute provides state-of-the art research and training facilities (including EEG, eye tracking, virtual reality labs) as well as a conference and travel budget. The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Electronic applications should be sent to Evelyn Veen.

Applications should include:
• 2-page statement of research interests
• CV
• List of publications
• Contact details for up to three referees

Review of applications will start on March 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

International Academy for Conversation Analysis (The Netherlands)

International Academy for CA (IACA16) July 2016
With the support of ISCA (the International Society for Conversation Analysis), the Language and Social Interaction group of the University of Groningen will organize the first International Academy for Conversation Analysis (IACA16)
July 11 – 14, 2016, in Groningen, The Netherlands

IACA16 will take place in between two ICCA-conferences (2014 and 2018) and will focus on the research process rather than on research output. The academy is meant for CA researchers in all career stages, including PhD students. It will offer members of the CA community an environment to learn from each other about analytical choices, modes of analytical reasoning, and the different technologies that may support CA research.

The programme comprises four 4-day workshops on the following topics:
(i) ‘Interaction Organization’: Geoffrey Raymond on sequence organization
(ii) ‘Actions and Activities’: Paul Drew & Merran Toerien on action formation
(iii) ‘Practices’: Lorenza Mondada on embodiment
(iv) ‘Contexts’: Jeffrey Robinson on medical interaction
and two plenary lectures:
Elisabeth Couper-Kuhlen on Interactional Linguistics: its Achievements and its Future
Anita Pomerantz on some Methodological Issues in Conversation Analysis: Starting and Moving Forward

Registration will open on October 1 and close on October 15, 2015.

CFP Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (The Netherlands)

The second Groningen Symposium on Language and Social Interaction (GSLI) will be organized by the University of Groningen, Center for Language and Cognition on January 22, 2016. The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘Interaction and Health Care’. The symposium aims to bring together scholars interested in interaction in health care settings between clients and health care professionals. The symposium aims to cover a wide range of different health care settings ( e.g. consultations between general practitioners and patients, therapeutic interactions, clinic visits, etc.). The common ground is that all contributions focus on the ways health care professionals and clients collaboratively shape and organize their medical activities and tasks through interaction.

GSLI is glad to announce that Ruth Parry (University of Nottingham) has accepted our invitation as keynote speaker of the Symposium.

GSLI welcomes contributions for 20-minute presentations followed by 10 minutes for questions on any topic investigating the interaction between health care professionals and clients. Abstracts should not exceed 3000 characters including spaces (around 400 words), and can be uploaded till October 12, 2015.