Social Media RSS Feed en De­script­ive Grammars and Typology Conference 2019 <p>Over the last few decades, there has been a tremendous increase in the production of descriptive grammars for languages that had previously been poorly described or lacked description altogether. In most cases, these are minority languages, and many of them are endangered. The surge in descriptive projects has been accompanied by demand for advances in the art of grammaticography (see e.g. Ameka, Dench & Evans 2006). In this conference, we want to contribute to the development of grammaticography by bringing together linguists who are engaged in writing grammars of underdescribed and/or endangered languages and who are especially interested in utilizing concepts of linguistic typology in their descriptions. We encourage presentations concentrating on the description of specific grammatical structures, as well as wider discussion of the role of typology in grammar-writing. The presentations may take either a language-specific or a cross-linguistic perspective. Keynote speakers: Pius Akumbu (University of Buea, Cameroon) Diana Forker (University of Bamberg, Germany) Juha Janhunen (University of Helsinki, Finland) Joshua Wilbur (University of Freiburg, Germany)</p> <p>We encourage presentations concentrating on the description of specific grammatical structures, as well as wider discussion of the role of typology in grammar-writing. The presentations may take either a language-specific or a cross-linguistic perspective.</p> <p>Topics relevant to the conference may include (but are not restricted to) the following issues:</p> <ul> <li>The challenges of describing a language in its own terms and, at the same time, making it comparable to other languages</li> <li>The roles of form and function in conceptualizing and organizing language descriptions</li> <li>Challenges of and approaches to describing rare structures</li> <li>The position of semantics in grammar writing</li> <li>Approaches to variation in language description</li> <li>The relation of language and linguistic structure to language ecologies</li> <li>The role of corpora in grammar writing</li> <li>Challenges and solutions for meeting the diverse needs of typologists, language learners and native speakers when writing a descriptive grammar</li> </ul> Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:52 1321505 1321505 2nd LiDi Conference on Grammaticality Judgments & Language Awareness <p>The 2nd LiDi conference focuses on <em>Grammaticality Judgments & Language Awareness</em>.</p> <p>So far, grammaticality judgments are mostly ignored in language teaching and only indirectly considered in the context of addressing grammatical errors. As phrases or sentences in most textbooks are labeled as either grammatically correct or incorrect, it is not surprising that many students feel that the concept of grammaticality is a binary one.</p> <p>In modern linguistics, however, it is well known that this notion of grammaticality does not correspond to what we can observe in (psycho)linguistic studies on grammaticality. The 2nd LiDi meeting starts out from the hypothesis that it can be extremely helpful for students’ language awareness to address linguistic phenomena at the borderline of grammaticality, in order to</p> <p>I.  illuminate this conceptual notion from a current scientific perspective and</p> <p>II. to also impart different empirical methods to measure grammaticality. Taking these points into consideration, students’ perception of language as a whole can be considerably improved and sharpened.</p> <p>CALL FOR PAPERS</p> <p>We invite abstracts for either oral presentations (30 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of discussion) or poster presentations. The posters can, for instance, focus on a recent research project addressing the topics mentioned above or on experiences in teaching the subject of grammaticality. Abstracts for oral presentations and posters should not be more than 300 words (excluding references) and should be sent by e-mail as a PDF file <strong></strong>. Please include your name, the title of your presentation, and information about your affiliation. Presentations and posters should be in English.</p> Thu, 09/20/2018 - 14:37 1321468 1321468 Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE 2019) <p>Dear colleagues,</p> <p>We are pleased to announce that the 24th Spring Meeting of Young Economists (SMYE 2019) will take place at the <strong>Université libre de Bruxelles (Belgium) </strong>between<strong> 11 April and 13 April 2019.</strong></p> <p>The goal of the conference is to promote the exchange of ideas and experience among young economists conducting research in all fields of economics. More information about our mission can be found on the website of the European Association of Young Economists:</p> <p>The upcoming SMYE 2019 is delighted to announce four distinguished keynote speakers: <strong>Michael D. Bordo</strong> (Rutgers University), <strong>Paul Collier </strong>(University of Oxford), <strong>David K. Levine</strong> (European University Institute) and <strong>Eric Maskin </strong>(Harvard University). Further details concerning the conference are available on: <a href=""></a>.</p> <p>You are cordially invited to submit your extended abstract (between 4,000 and 8,000 characters) or full paper at <a href=""></a> by <strong>15 October 2018.</strong> Authors will be informed about the acceptance of their submission by late-December. This year’s participation fee for accepted participants will be 65 euros. Participants will have to cover their expenses for travel and accommodation. A prize for the best paper will be awarded during the conference.</p> <p> </p> <p>Spread the news, tell your friends and colleagues! We look forward to meeting you in Brussels!</p> <p> </p> <p>Jean Lacroix (Chair of the Local Organising Committee SMYE 2019)</p> <p>Audra Virbickaite (Chair of the Programme Committee SMYE 2019)</p> <p>Vera Z. Eichenauer (President of the European Association of Young Economists)</p> Thu, 09/20/2018 - 08:00 1320869 1320869 MIPI DevCon Seoul <p>MIPI DevCon Seoul is a one-day event that brings together system architects, engineers, designers, test engineers, engineering managers and business and marketing executives to learn how MIPI technology is facilitating new capabilities within mobile and being executed to markets such as IoT, automotive, wearables, industrial and augmented/virtual reality.</p> <p>Open to all MIPI Alliance members and industry representatives, the event will focus on offering developers and implementers of MIPI specifications a forum for training, education and networking. The sessions will be led by MIPI working group chairs and other experts, who will share implementation experiences, use cases and application examples from a technical perspective.</p> Wed, 09/19/2018 - 21:51 1320915 1320915 27th EBES Conference - Bali <p>On behalf of the organizing committee, I would like to invite you to participate in the <em>27th EBES Conference</em>, in Bali, Indonesia, which will bring together many distinguished researchers from all over the world. Participants will find opportunities for presenting new research, exchanging information, and discussing current issues.</p> <p>Abstract submission for the <em>27th EBES Conference </em>is now open. For online submission, please visit our website I would also like to remind you that the deadline for abstract submission is <strong><em>October 31, 2018</em></strong>. Also, the decision regarding the acceptance/rejection of each abstract/paper will be communicated with the corresponding author within a week of submission.</p> <p> </p> <p>I look forward to receiving your submissions and seeing you on January 9-10-11, 2019 in Bali, Indonesia.</p> <p> </p> <p>Sincerely, </p> <p> </p> <p><strong><strong>Jonathan Batten, Ph.D</strong></strong></p> <p><strong><strong>President</strong></strong></p> Wed, 09/19/2018 - 13:05 1320517 1320517 CfP: The 7th Euroacademia Forum of Critical Studies: Asking Big Questions Again, 23 – 24 November 2018, Nice, France <p>CALL FOR PAPERS</p> <h3><a href="">7th Forum of Critical Studies</a></h3> <p><strong>Asking Big Questions Again</strong></p> <p> </p> <p>23 - 24 November 2018</p> <p>Nice, Côte d’Azur. France</p> <p>4* West-End Hotel</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Deadline for Paper Proposals: 15th of October 2018</strong></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> <p>The 7th Euroacademia Global Forum of Critical Studies aims to bring into an open floor the reflexive and questioning interaction among academics, intellectuals, practitioners and activists profoundly concerned with evaluative understandings of the world we’re living in. The focus of the forum is to initiate an arena where no question is misplaced and irrelevant as long as we acknowledge that evaluation, critical thinking and contestation are accessible trajectories to better understand our past, present and alternative scenarios for the future.</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>Conference Description:</strong></p> <p>Some say that the 21st Century or modernity altogether made humans more concerned with doing rather than being. As the classical Greek civilization valued the most reflexive thinking as a form of freedom from natural necessities, contemporary times profoundly involve individuals and the imaginary accompanying social practices in a restless logic of consumption, competition and engagement that profoundly - or some would say, radically – suspends or indefinitely postpones the autonomous capacity of human beings to question and reflect upon the social order and the meaning of social practices. The fast advancement of the logic of post-industrial societies, the gradual dissolution of alternative models to the capitalist logic and a multitude of other alerting factors pushed ahead a global spread culture of one-dimensional productions of meaning that advances a closure rather than a constant reflexive re-evaluation of cultural/social practices.</p> <p>Many alternatives at hand are often condemned to marginality or lost in the plural practices where everything goes as long as it’s part of an intellectual market. The ‘fatal strategies’ of post-industrial societies to keep individuals captive, busy and seduced by contingent social arrangements and economic practices minimized the questioning detachment required to evaluate and give meaning through reflexive criticism and unlimited interrogation. Various labels were given to our unfolding times from apocalyptic ones to some more comforting yet not by chance lacking some vital optimism. Despite a wide-spread discontent and suspicion towards the daily realities of our current societies, most of the big questions are often left outside by the self-involved active pursuit of an imagined well-being that is no longer transgressed by harsh critical evaluation of its meaning. The academic arena itself also advances, supports, integrates and promotes limited particular methodologies that generate an effect of mainstreaming and often keeps researchers or practitioners out of the battle-ground for big questions.</p> <p>The ongoing economic crisis made reality even harsher and pushed ahead the need for more thinking as many habitual categories lost their meaning or relevance. New ways of thinking could transgress some inappropriate conceptions or misconceptions that preserve their centrality due to the mechanics of habits. This is a time when a call to thinking is well-placed. This is a call to arms for critical studies that promotes alternative, questioning and multi-dimensional thinking.</p> <p> </p> <h3>Panels:</h3> <p>When it’s about critical thinking and critical studies there is intrinsically an unending open list of topics to be included. The Fifth Euroacademia Forum on Critical Studies proposes the <strong>5 sections</strong> (that are by no means exclusive):</p> <ul> <li>Theory/Philosophy</li> <li>Politics</li> <li>Cultural Studies</li> <li>Political Economy</li> <li>Arts, Literature, Film and Performance Studies</li> </ul> <p> </p> <p><strong>Papers on the following topics (and not only) are welcomed:</strong></p> <p>Diagnostics of Our Times: Where Is the 21st Century Heading? ~ Our Societies Are As Good As It Gets: How to Escape the Closure of Meaning? ~ Consumerist Societies and the Captivity of Thinking ~ The Being/Doing Nexus ~ Assessing Models of Capitalism ~ Markets, Capital and Inequalities ~ The Remains of Individual Autonomy ~ How Plural Our Societies Truly Are? ~ Debating Ideal vs. Real Multiculturalism ~ Social Narcissism and Consumerism ~ The Role of Critical Thinking: Proposing Alternative Methodologies ~ Are There Any Alternatives to Capitalism Left? ~ Social Causes and the Pursuit of Social Beliefs ~ Protest and Social Change ~ Re-Thinking Revolutions ~ Hegemony and the Remaining Possibilities for Social Criticism ~ Loneliness and Isolation in the Era of Mass Communication ~ Living Low Cost: Values, Meaning and Market Exchange ~ Ideology and Other Dominant Narratives ~ Critical Economics ~ Post-Modernism and the Critique of Modernity ~ Marx and the 21st Century ~ Debating the End of Communism ~ Non-Oppositional Societies ~ Consolation, Complicity and Passivity Today ~ Who Still Waits For A Revolution? ~ C. Castoriadis and the Project of Autonomy ~ French Thinking and Alternatives for Thought ~ Eastern Europe and the Enrollment to the School of Capitalism ~ China and the Logic of Growth ~ Crises of Culture ~ Left and Right: Political Spectrums and Pluralism Re-Discussed ~ Art as an Exchange Value ~ Originality and Complacency ~ Literatures and Authors ~ Heroes and Heroines in Electronic Literature ~ Fiction and the Fictionalization of the Contemporary World ~ Film and the Persisting Hunger for Heroic Imagination ~ The Illusory Charity and Imagined forms of Contemporary Humanisms ~ The Growing Social Irrelevance of Philosophy ~ Replacement of the Logic of Becoming by the Logic of Earning ~ How Do We Look Back at Tradition? ~ Just Wars or Unjust Thinking? ~ The Myth of Cosmopolitanism ~ Facing the Self ~ Communication, Media and Simulacrum ~ Science, Pragmatics and Vocation: Who Pays What We Can’t Sell? ~ Is There Still a Postmodern or Any Other Kind of Condition? ~ Post-Marxist Way of Looking at Facts ~ The School of Suspicion and Evaluative Thinking ~ Feminist Readings of Our Contemporary World ~ Post-Colonialism and the Refurbished Other(s) ~ Theory and Power ~ Queer Theory and Living After the Sexual Revolution ~ Subaltern Theory</p> <p> </p> <p><strong>For complete information before applying see full details of the conference at:</strong></p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p> </p> <p>You can apply on-line by completing the Application Form on the conference website or by sending a 300 words titled abstract together with the details of contact and affiliation until 15th of October 2018 at <a href=""></a></p> Wed, 09/19/2018 - 12:01 1320467 1320467 International Conference 2018 on "Understanding inflation dynamics: the role of costs, mark-ups and expectations" <p><strong>On 25 and 26 October 2018 the National Bank of Belgium is holding its tenth biennial conference on the subject of 'Understanding inflation dynamics: the role of costs, mark-ups and expectations’</strong>.</p> <p> </p> <p>Controlling inflation is the main objective of monetary policy. The low inflation rates over the past few years illustrate that stabilizing inflation is not straightforward. Recently, inflation realisations have surprised on several occasions. At the global level, inflation responses to the great recession were muted, but remained persistently below target during the recovery. In that environment, it should be no surprise that inflation expectations are hovering between the credibility of the inflation objective and the persistence of the actual inflation dynamics. In Belgium, the inflation trend has shown unusual deviations from the average euro area outcome. These observations have raised questions about the contribution of regulated price components, the passing on of cost moderation and the disciplining power of competition in all sectors of the economy.</p> <p> </p> <p>A number of new research results on these themes will be presented at our conference. Ten teams of Belgian and international researchers will set out their findings, each time followed by a discussion with international experts.</p> <p> </p> <p>The colloquium will be concluded by the inauguration of the Lamfalussy Lecture. The National Bank of Belgium has instituted this keynote lecture in honour of Alexandre Lamfalussy in order to preserve the intellectual heritage of this great European and central banker. The first lecture in this series will be presented by Mario Draghi, president of the ECB.</p> Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:40 1320306 1320306 6th International Conference on Sovereign Bond Markets: Quantitative Easing and Financial (In)Stability <p>The conference is organized by the Research Center SAFE at Goethe University Frankfurt. Co-organizers include the NYU - Salomon Center, University of Michigan - Mitsui Life Financial Research Center, the Asian Bureau of Finance and Economic Research (ABFER), Waseda University, the National University of Singapore, Business School - Centre for Asset Management Research and Investments, the Bank of Canada, the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank. </p> <p>In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, many central banks have engaged in quantitative easing (QE) by buying massive amounts of bonds and other securities from market participants in order to provide liquidity to the markets, reduce the cost of capital, and ultimately foster economic growth.  </p> <p>Although such monetary policy measures seem to have had the desired effects in the domestic economy, there are still many open questions about the global impact of QE (and its subsequent unwinding) on the stability of financial markets and financial institutions, not only in industrialized countries but also in emerging markets. </p> <p>We solicit theoretical and empirical papers on the interactions between financial intermediation and sovereign debt markets. Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):<br /> • Unconventional monetary policies and normalization of the monetary policy and <br />     o the pricing of financial assets<br />     o the risk taking by banks<br />     o the spillover effects to other developed and emerging markets<br />     o financial market liquidity.<br /> • Basel III capital and liquidity ratio and their impact on the sovereign bond markets<br /> • Monetary policy and financial stability in a post-crisis world<br /> • Derivatives regulation (Dodd-Frank and EMIR) and fixed income derivative markets<br /> • Transparency regulation (MIFID II) and the market microstructure of sovereign bond markets<br /> • Primary markets for sovereign debt.<br /> Papers in related areas may also be considered. The final program will include both submitted and invited papers. The conference will also feature a session by debt managers on current sovereign issuance practices in major economies, and a panel discussion on researchers' and practitioners' views on the major outstanding issues in sovereign bond markets. </p> <p><strong>CONFERENCE DEADLINES</strong>: <br /> Those wishing to present a paper at the conference should submit by <strong>December 1, 2018</strong> at <a href=""></a>. <br /> Decisions regarding acceptance will be made by <strong>February 1, 2019</strong>. The final version of accepted papers must be received by <strong>March 1, 2019</strong>. <br /> A limited travel budget is available for presenters and discussants to help defray travel and lodging expenses.</p> Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:43 1319840 1319840 The Dubai Conference on Court Excellence and Innovation: Today & Tomorrow 2018 <p><strong>The Dubai Conference on Court Excellence and Innovation: Today & Tomorrow 2018 </strong></p> <p>Aims to highlight the key values and success factors in the International Framework for Court Excellence (IFCE) and identify international best practice and challenges for Courts around the globe. We will discuss practical strategies that are vital to achieving court excellence within all judicial systems. Building on the success of the ICCE Conference in 2017 held in Melbourne, Australia, The Dubai Conference on Court Excellence and Innovation: Today & Tomorrow 2018 will provide delegates from around the world insight into the developments taking place in court innovation, service excellence and look at future technologies like AI, blockchain, robotics and their legal implications on courts around the world.</p> Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:32 1319781 1319781 Conference on Skilled Migration and Labor Shortage in Non-Metropolitan Areas <p>The Chairs of Economic Geography and of Economics/Public Finance will host a conference that seeks to bring together migration researchers from economics and geography as well as related disciplines. Interdisciplinary contributions are particularly welcome. The aim is to cast light on new developments in empirical and theoretical research related to <strong>skilled migration and</strong> <strong>regional labor shortage</strong>. The conference is part of an EU-funded project on migration of international students and highly skilled workers to overcome regional labor shortage. Therefore, the focus is on regional labor markets in developed countries and skilled migration.</p> <p>The <strong>keynote lecture</strong> will be delivered by<br /> <strong>Alessandra Faggian </strong>(Gran Sasso Science Institute, L'Aquila, Italy).</p> <p>The conference intends to give junior and senior researchers an opportunity of presenting and discussing their research. The conference language is English. It is planned to publish a selection of revised papers as an edited conference volume.</p> <p>Accommodation and meals will be provided; participants are, however, expected to cover their own travel expenses.</p> <p><strong>Submissions</strong></p> <p>Interested authors should submit their <strong>full papers </strong>or<strong> extended abstracts </strong>by<strong> December 15, 2018</strong>. Authors of accepted papers will be notified no later than January 15, 2019. Please send your submission to <a href=""></a>.</p> <p><strong>Conference Venue</strong></p> <p>Rosensäle<br /> Fürstengraben 27<br /> 07743 Jena, Germany</p> <p><strong>Organizers</strong></p> <p><a href="">Prof. Dr. Silke Uebelmesser</a><br /> Chair of Economics/Public Finance (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)</p> <p><a href="">Prof. Dr. Sebastian Henn</a><br /> Chair of Economic Geography (Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena)</p> <p><strong>Contact</strong></p> <p>Stefan Töpfer<br /> E-mail to: <a href=""></a></p> Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:05 1319692 1319692