Call for Papers: Tenth Annual Conference of the Slavic Linguistics Association, April 16

The Department of Slavic Languages
the Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences
at Brown University present

October 9-11, 2010

The Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Association (SCLA) announces the Call for Papers for the 2010 annual conference. The conference will be held on the campus of Brown University (Providence, Rhode Island) on Saturday, October 9 through Monday, October 11, 2010.

SCLC-2010 Keynote Speakers

Eugene Charniak
Brown University

Adele E. Goldberg
Princeton University

Ronald W. Langacker
University of California, San Diego

Abstracts are invited for presentations addressing issues of significance for cognitive linguistics with some bearing on data from the Slavic languages. As long as there is a cognitive orientation, papers may be on synchronic or diachronic topics in any of the traditional areas of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis, or sociolinguistics. In addition to the Slavic Languages, relevant papers on other languages of Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union are also acceptable.

Abstracts may be submitted up until the deadline of April 16, 2010 to Steven Clancy <>. Abstracts should be approximately 500 words, but strict word limits are not required. Notification of acceptance will be provided by May 31, 2010.

Most presentations at SCLC are given in English, but may be in the native (Slavic) language of the presenter. However, if the presentation is not to be made in English we ask that you provide an abstract in English in addition to an abstract in any other SCLA language.

MAIN SESSIONS (Saturday, Sunday, and Monday)
Each presentation for the main sessions will be given 20 minutes and will be followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Saturday, October 9: conference panels beginning in the morning and continue throughout the day, evening reception, keynote address, and conference dinner
Sunday, October 10: main sessions and keynote address throughout the day, lunch and dinner
Monday, October 11: main sessions and keynote address with conclusion by noon

Information on transportation, accommodations, and the conference venue will be forthcoming. Please see the conference website for further information.

Brown University is located in Providence, Rhode Island and is accessible from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS, 55 miles away) or T.F. Green Airport (PVD) in Providence.

Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship, Brown University’s Program in Judaic Studies, Deadline: January 29

Brown University’s Program in Judaic Studies, in conjunction with the Program in Medieval Studies and Departments of Religious Studies and History, seek applications for a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship for a term of two years beginning July 2010.

Applicants will have received a PhD within the past five (5) years from an institution other than Brown in the fields of Religious Studies, History, Judaic Studies, or a relevant field.

The successful candidate will study Jews and Judaism in the Middle Ages from an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective.  While the precise area of specialization is open, we are looking especially for candidates whose work cuts across the disciplines of religious studies and history and can place the study of Jews in the Middle Ages within the context of the larger hegemonic cultures in which they lived.

This Fellow will be located in the Program in Judaic Studies and will interact closely with the other sponsoring units and the Cogut Center for the Humanities.  The candidate will participate in weekly fellows’ seminars at the Cogut Center, as well as other relevant activities in a stimulating intellectual environment for interdisciplinary research.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach one (1) course per semester on an agreed topic.

Fellows receive stipends of $52,000 and $54,080 in their 1st and 2nd years, respectively, plus standard fellows’ benefits and a $2,000 per year research budget.  The application deadline is January 29, 2010.

Applicants should send: (1) a cover letter, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a description of research areas, (4) one short writing sample that is illustrative of the candidate’s research (e.g. an article of a chapter from a dissertation or book), and (5) a statement describing teaching experience, with a few proposed courses (including descriptions and/or syllabi).  Applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly.  All materials should be sent to: Chair, Mellon Search Committee, Program in Judaic Studies, Box 1826, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912.

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