Doktoratsprogramm Sprachwissenschaft Basel Startstipendien

zu Ihrer Information

das Doktoratsprogramm Sprachwissenschaft Basel schreibt auf den 1.
September 2011 zwei einjährige Startstipendien à je 21’000 CHF (ca.
16’000 Euro) aus.

Die Stipendien dienen der Unterstützung junger Graduierter während der
Startphase des Doktorats, in welcher die Stipendiaten und
Stipendiatinnen ein Forschungsprojekt, das sie an der Universität
Basel durchführen wollen, ausarbeiten und sich mit diesen beim
Schweizerischen Nationalfonds oder bei anderen Förderinstitutionen

Bewerbungsschluss ist der 15. Mai 2011.

Weitere Informationen findet ihr auf der Website des

Summer School Linguapolis still open


Linguapolis, the Institute for Language and Communication of the University of Antwerp, conducts, from 21 to 26 August 2011, a Summer School course on qualitative and quantitative research methods in language learning and teaching: A Toolbox for Design-Based Research

Lecturers are Sven De Maeyer, PhD and Vincent Donche, PhD (Institute for Education and Information Sciences, University of Antwerp).

The course will focus on methodological considerations in designing and conducting empirical research. We will highlight the practical issues involved in the use of qualitative and quantitative research methods. Insight will be given into the most commonly used data-collection techniques such as surveys, interviews, and observation. Further we will analyse how to generate more data-driven conclusions.

The target group are researchers in language learning and teaching who need to investigate user data or results of specific design practices and experiments in a more evidence-based manner. At the end of the course each participant gets a personal consult with the lectures to discuss current research.

The number of participants is limited to 25. Timely registration (or reservation) is therefore necessary. At this moment we still have 10 places available.

Check for more information and registration

Call for lexica


The LEGO (Lexicon Enhancement through the GOLD Ontology) project,
whose goal is to link lexical data to GOLD (the General Ontology
for Linguistic Description ( in
order to make that data interoperable, is now in its final year.

The online search interface, which will allow users to construct
complex queries over both text and grammatical information, across
multiple lexica, is being tested, and lexica are being added at a
faster rate now that we have an established workflow.

In addition to the benefits we anticipate the project will have for
linguistic research, it is providing valuable training for students
in XML, lexicon design, and morphological concepts. With the support
of your generous donations, we will soon be able to unveil the public
interface, and it will be exciting to hear your feedback what we
have done so far.

Let me also take this opportunity to tell you that if you have a
lexicon you would like to have digitized and made available and
searchable online as part of the LEGO project, please contact us
at lego \\\at&&& linguistlist )))dot??? org (strange characters in order
to fool bots, Editor’s note).

In order to continue our work developing relevant tools for the
discipline, we rely on your contributions.

Free summer school at Carnegie Mellon


Carnegie Mellon Summer School in Logic and Formal Epistemology

In the summer of 2010, the Department of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon
University will hold a three-week summer school in logic and formal
epistemology for promising undergraduates in philosophy, mathematics,
computer science, linguistics, and other sciences.

The goals are to

o introduce students to cross-disciplinary fields of research at an
early stage in their career; and
o forge lasting links between the various disciplines.

The summer school will be held from Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 25,
2010. There will be morning and afternoon lectures and daily problem
sessions, as well as outings and social events.

The summer school is free. That is, we will provide

o full tuition, and
o dormitory accommodations on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

So students need only pay round trip travel to Pittsburgh and living
expenses while there. There are no grades, and the courses do not
provide formal course credit.

Instructions for applying can be found on the summer school web page,

Materials must be received by the Philosophy Department by March 15,

This year’s topics are:

Logic and Scientific Inquiry
Monday, June 7 to Friday, June 11
Instructor: Clark Glymour

Computability and Foundations
Monday, June 14 to Friday, June 18
Instructor: Wilfried Sieg

Philosophical Logic and Formal Epistemology
Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25
Instructor: Horacio Arlo-Costa

The summer school is open to undergraduates, as well as to students
who will have just completed their first year of graduate school.
Applicants need not be US citizens. There is a $20 nonrefundable
application fee.

Inquiries may be directed to Jeremy Avigad (