The 21st International Congress of Linguists (ICL21)
The upcoming International Congress of Linguists, ICL21, will take place in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) from 25 June to 2 July 2023. ICL21 will be jointly organised by Kazan Federal University and the Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. Read the complete announcement.
Travel grants winners and new application round
CIPL awarded three travel grants for young PhD students in the spring/summer 2020. The grants have been awarded to: Melissa Irvine from New Zealand, Victoria Leonetti Escandel from Spain and Teja Rebernik from the Netherlands. Read more.
A new application round has been opened from October 1st until November 15th 2020: https://ciplnet.comtravelgrants/
A virtual festival celebrating the Caribbean languages
Melissa Irvine received a CIPL Travel Grant earlier this year in order to attend the 23rd Biennial Society for Caribbean Linguistics conference that was to be held in Trinidad & Tobago. To make such a long trip (coming from New Zealand) even more worthwhile, she also planned to spend some time in St. Lucia where she did the majority of the fieldwork for her PhD so that she could continue some work there. Read her report here.
Exceptions rule! Lexical restrictions on grammatical structure
A new research project at the University of Amsterdam, called “Exceptions rule! Lexical restrictions on grammatical structure”, tries to bring the fields of language typology and psycholinguistics closer together, with a focus on alternating verb-argument constructions. You can read all about this here.
CIPSH Chair: Ethnolinguistic vitality and diversity in the world
The CIPSH Chair hosted by the University of Leiden with dr. Felix K. Ameka as project leader of this Chair, had to postpone their planned activities due to the corona crisis. Read here about these activities.
Interview Prof Tjeerd de Graaf
Associate Secretary-General of CIPL prof Camiel Hamans interviewed Prof Tjeerd de Graaf, a physicist who became a language rediscoverer. Read the interview here.
Introducing CLUL and SCL
In every newsletter one or two members of CIPL will introduce themselves. In previous newsletters you could learn more about Abralin, HiSoN and SHESL. In this third newsletter our new members the CLUL (Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa) and SCL (Society for Caribbean Linguistics) introduce themselves.
SLE 2020 Platform
The Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) organized a virtual conference on the SLE 2020 Platform.
The meeting hosted 11 workshops as well as general session and poster session presentations. The SLE 2020 Platform was successful in bringing scholars together and promoting linguistic research. You can read the full report written by Olga Spevak and Bert Cornillie here.
Abralin ao Vivo – Linguists Online
Abralin ao Vivo was organized in response to the pandemic caused by the corona virus, which restricts us all from any academic meetings. After an intense period of organization, initially involving Abralin and CIPL, the event started on May 4th 2020, with Noam Chomsky’s opening conference. Read the report by Miguel Oliveira, Jr., President of Abralin.
And also visit Abralin’s website to learn more about the First International Twitter Conference on Linguistics: Linguistweets.
CIPSH Academic Programme
The planning of the CIPSH conference in Odense Denmark, December 16-17, 2020 continues despite the challenges linked to Covid-19, including various restrictions on travelling, meetings etc. Read here version one of the outline of the academic program as it looks now that most invited speakers are confirmed.