Exporting Endnote Bibliography to JabRef

It doesn’t seem to exist a ready-made solution for exporting Endnote Bibliography to JabRef, and since many are wondering how to transfer their bibliography, this blog article provides a solution.

First, go to http://www.zotero.org/ and download Zotero standalone or Zotero plugin for Firefox.

To export your Endnote bibliography in RIS format: In the menu Edit > Output Styles > Open Style Manager… select export to RefMan (RIS) Export (the Bibtex Export does not seem to work fine in my system but you can give it a try just save the file as Bibtex <library.bib> and try to open it from JabRef). The export this from the File > Export Menu (make the appropriate selections in the dialog).

Then go to Zotero and import this file by clicking the icon  found on Zotero’s menu bar:

You may also follow the instructions found here, to import a bibliography into Zotero from Endnote.

Then Export this to Refer/Bibix and store it to your bibliographies folder and open this by using JabRef and save your bibliography from JabRef.


Manipulating Files in R: Renaming

R is not just for statistics, it provides many other functions that can make life much easier. In this post I provide a solution for renaming different files.


I wanted to remove the substrings ‘TextGrid’ and ‘Sound’ from a list of Praat generated filesnames. The filenames had the following form:



#Using R to Replace FileNames

path_origin <- “C:\\Sounds\\”

files <- list.files(path_origin) # Get a list of files in R.

xfiles <- paste(path_origin, files, sep = “”) # add the full path, (I removed the space inserted between two concatenated strings by using sep=””)

sapply(path_origin, function(path_origin) # sapply(list, function, …, simplify)


file.rename(xfiles, sub(“Sound “, “”, xfiles)) # renaming the files by using the sub() function, the first argument xfiles is the list of files, the second is the new name for each file. It simply removes “Sound “.



You may use this solution to change part of the filename or the file extension by choosing the appropriate sub() parameters.

! Be careful with the choice of the path and the sub() parameters; if you choose the wrong parameters then you may get unexpected results.

More Information


R Library: Advanced functions

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Books (in Greek)

Το γλωσσικό τοπίο στην Κύπρο: σύγχρονες κοινωνιογλωσσικές και εκπαιδευτικές διαστάσεις

The linguistic landascape of Cyprus: Current Sociolinguistic and Educational Perspectives

Μετά τη σύσταση της Κυπριακής Δημοκρατίας, η εμπει­ρική έρευνα για τη σχέση γλώσσας και κοινωνίας αποτέλεσε αιτία σοβαρών προβληματισμών, αλλά και συγκρούσεων. Αναπτύχθηκε έντονος γλωσσικός και πολιτικός διάλογος, στον οποίο η γλώσσα υπήρξε το θεματικό επίκε­ντρο. Ιδιαίτερα μετά την ίδρυση του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου, αυτή η συζήτηση έγινε αφορμή για σημαντικές επιστημονικές μελέτες. Μέχρι σήμερα, τα θέματα που αφορούν στο γλωσσικό τοπίο στην Κύπρο και, συγκεκριμένα, οι σχέσεις κοινωνίας και γλώσσας, έχουν ωριμάσει σε τέτοιον βαθμό, ώστε η έρευνα να μπορεί πλέον να θεωρηθεί ότι καλύπτει τις περισσότερες κοινωνιογλωσσολογικές περιοχές και ότι επιτρέπει τη διατύπωση εμπεριστατωμένων και αξιόπιστων περιγραφών.
Το βιβλίο αυτό αναδεικνύει την κοινωνική διάσταση της Κυπριακής Ελληνικής, δηλαδή της διαλέκτου που μιλιέται στην Κύπρο, αλλά και σε περιοχές εκτός αυτής, όπου κατοικούν απόδημοι Κύπριοι. Οι μελέτες που περιέχει στηρίζονται σε σύγχρονες τάσεις της κοινωνιογλωσσολογίας και της παιδαγωγικής, και αναπτύσσουν θεωρητικούς προβληματισμούς για τις επιπτώσεις της διαλέκτου στην κυπριακή κοινωνία και εκπαίδευση, αλλά και στα ΜΜΕ της χώρας. Επιπλέον, με την αξιοποίηση σύγχρονων μεθοδολογιών, παρέχονται επιστημονικά συμπεράσματα που έχουν σημαντικές επιπτώσεις στον τρόπο με τον οποίο πρέπει να αντιμετωπίζεται η διάλεκτος στην ελληνική και κυπριακή κοινωνία και εκπαίδευση.

 Βιογραφικά στοιχεία

Ο καθηγητής Ανδρέας Παπαπαύλου γεν­νήθηκε στη Λάπηθο το 1948, είναι παντρεμένος με τη Λήδα-Μαρία Ζαμπράνα και έχει δύο παιδιά, τη Χριστίνα και τον Μιχάλη. Συμπλήρωσε τις βασικές του σπουδές στο Kean University of New Jersey στις ΗΠΑ (ΒΑ στην Αγγλική Φιλολογία και την Ψυχολογία, 1974) και πραγματοποίησε τις μεταπτυχιακές του σπουδές στο University of Rochester (MA στην Εφαρμοσμένη Γλωσσολογία και PhD στην Ψυχογλωσσολογία, 1978). Έχει διδάξει σε διάφορα πανεπιστήμια του εξωτερικού και από το 1991 εργάζεται στο Πανεπιστήμιο Κύπρου, όπου και κατέχει τη θέση καθηγητή Ψυχογλωσσολογίας. Υπηρέτησε δύο θητείες ως πρόεδρος του Τμήματος Αγγλικών Σπουδών, είναι κοσμήτορας της Σχολής Ανθρω­πιστικών Επιστημών και μέλος της συγκλή­του του Πανεπιστημίου Κύπρου.
Οι δημοσιεύσεις του εμφανίζονται σε διάφορα διεθνή επιστημονικά περιοδικά (refereed journals) και τα κύρια ερευνητικά του ενδιαφέροντα αφορούν στους ακόλουθους τομείς: φωνητική παραγωγή και αντίληψη λόγου, γλωσσικές στάσεις, γλωσ­σική κατάκτηση, κοινωνιογλωσσικές επιπτώσεις του λεξικού δανεισμού, ψυχογλωσσολογικές πτυχές της διγλωσσίας, διδιαλεκτισμός και δίγλωσση και διαπολιτισμική εκπαίδευση.

Περισσότερες πληροφορίες μπορείτε να βρείτε στην ιστοσελίδα των Εκδόσεων Καστανιώτη.

The Cyprus Linguistics Society

The CyLing was initiated in October 2002 by a small group of Cyprus-based linguists. The main aims of this Forum were to (a) serve as a floor, a Forum, for discussion and dialogue among linguists residing in Cyprus (mainly academics serving in the various departments of the University of Cyprus, the local private Institutions of Higher Education and Language Centers), (b) host the presentation of research papers in all areas of theoretical and applied linguistics, and (c) organize debates, reading groups and conferences (more).


The Linguistics Forum was initiated in October 2002 by a small group of Cyprus-based linguists. The main aims of this Forum were to (a) serve as a floor, a Forum, for discussion and dialogue among linguists residing in Cyprus (mainly academics serving in the various departments of the University of Cyprus, the local private Institutions of Higher Education and Language Centers), (b) host the presentation of research papers in all areas of theoretical and applied linguistics, and (c) organize debates, reading groups and conferences.

In February 2003, a special meeting was held to discuss the future of the Forum and to examine a proposal for the formation of the Cyprus Linguistic Society (CyLing). A steering committee was formed with the mandate to prepare the Constitution and Rules of the Society, to set the criteria for admission, to collect the necessary signatures and other required documentation and to apply to the authorities for official registration (a list of the founding members of the Society are listed on a separate page). The application was submitted in September of 2005 and the Society finally received its official approval in May 2007.

In the five academic years of its operation, under the leadership and guidance of Professor Andreas Papapavlou, of the Department of English Studies of the University of Cyprus, the Forum organized around 30 meetings (amounting to six meetings per academic year) that included presentations by local and international researchers and academics, including such figures as Professor Jim Cummins, (Canada), Peter Patrick (UK), Piet van de Craen (Belgium), Ianthi-Maria Tsimpli (Greece) and Engin Sezer (Turkey).

The first official General Meeting of the Society was held in June 2007 and the first elections were carried out for the selection of the Executive Committee of the Society. The following have been was unanimously elected to serve for a two-year period:

President, Professor Andreas Papapavlou (University of Cyprus), Vice-President, Professor Anna Panayiotou-Triantafyllopoulou (University of Cyprus), Secretary, Associate Professor Pavlos Pavlou (University of Cyprus), Associate Secretary, Assistant Professor Antri Papakyriakou (University of Nicosia), Treasurer, Lecturer Maria Christodoulidou (Frederick University), Press Officer, Assistant Professor Phoevos Panayiotides (University of Cyprus) The Society’s aspirations are high and those elected on the executive board are committed to the success and progress of CyLing.

You may find the constitution of CyLing here.

Conferences in Cyprus: CYCL1A Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics

CYCLIA project is organizing a workshop on the acquisition of clitics at the University of Cyprus in 2012. The official announcement on Linguist List can be found here (with submission details here); the full text appears below (continuously updated). For more information visit the CYCLIA project website.



Clitic constructions have received a lot of attention over the past twenty years in research on language acquisition and development. Both the comprehension and production of clitics have been studied in a variety of languages, for children and adults alike, and in different acquisition contexts (L1, L2, bi-/multilingual, impaired).

The research project L1 Acquisition of Cypriot Greek Pronominal Clitics (ΠΕΝΕΚ 0609/42), funded by the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, is organizing the international CYCL1A Workshop on the Acquisition of Clitics at the University of Cyprus aiming to bring together researchers working on clitic acquisition. The discussion will revolve around new findings on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitics in different languages regarding clitic production and/or comprehension as well as current theoretical approaches to cliticization in the light of developmental data.


There will also be a special session on the acquisition and development of pronominal clitic placement in mixed clitic languages, with emphasis on enclitic languages where proclisis is triggered by certain grammatical properties. These include European Portuguese and Cypriot Greek, from both language-internal (properties of EP or CG) and comparative perspectives (within the Romance language family and compared to Standard Modern Greek, respectively), but submissions are encouraged to go beyond these two varieties.

We are pleased to announce that our four invited speakers have confirmed their participation:

João Costa (FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Maria Lobo (FCSH – Universidade Nova de Lisboa) Teresa Parodi (University of Cambridge) Ianthi Maria Tsimpli (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

Call for Papers:

The workshop welcomes abstracts for oral and poster presentations on topics related to the development of clitics in the fields of:

  • typical language acquisition
  • atypical language acquisition
  • impaired language acquisition
  • first language acquisition
  • second language acquisition
  • multilingual language acquisition

Oral presentations should be no longer than 20 minutes, leaving 10 minutes for questions and discussion.

Authors are invited to send an abstract in English for peer review. Abstracts should not exceed two pages (including examples and references) with 2.5cm margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. Abstracts must be anonymous and should be submitted as a PDF attachment to an email containing the following information:

– Name(s) of author(s) – Author(s) affiliation(s) – Title of the talk/poster

All abstract emails must be sent to: events@biolinguistics.eu.

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: 31 March 2012     Notification of acceptance by: 15 April 2012     Dates of workshop: 25–26 May 2012


Kleanthes K. Grohmann (University of Cyprus and CAT) Theoni Neokleous (University of Cambridge & University of Cyprus) Cyprus Acquisition Team (http://www.research.biolinguistics.eu/CAT)


Praat Manuals

a tutorial by Will Styler in English

a tutorial by Sidney Wood in English and Swedish

a tutorial by Pascal van Lieshout in English

More information about Praat you can get from Praat website.

R Manuals

An Introduction to R is based on the former “Notes on R”, gives an introduction to the language and how to use R for doing statistical analysis and graphics. [browse HTML | download PDF]

A draft of The R language definition documents the language per se. That is, the objects that it works on, and the details of the expression evaluation process, which are useful to know when programming R functions. [browse HTML | download PDF

Writing R Extensions covers how to create your own packages, write R help files, and the foreign language (C, C++, Fortran, …) interfaces. [browse HTML | download PDF]

R Data Import/Export describes the import and export facilities available either in R itself or via packages which are available from CRAN. [browse HTML | download PDF]

R Installation and Administration [browse HTML | download PDF]

R Internals: a guide to the internal structures of R and coding standards for the core team working on R itself. [browse HTML | download PDF]

The R Reference Index: contains all help files of the R standard and recommended packages in printable form. [download PDF, 8MB, approx. 3500 pages]

(More information on the cran website)

Conferences in Cyprus: MedEastern 2012

MedEastern2012 is the second conference in a series of conferences held at the University of Cyprus that tackle linguistic/sociolinguistic issues in relation to the Mediterranean area. The first conference was co-organized by the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies and the Department of English Studies and was held in October 2009 on the general subject of Language Policy and Language Planning in the Mediterranean – MedLPLP2009 with as invited speakers Bernard Spolsky (Bar-Ilan University), Louis-Jean Calvet (University of Aix-en-Provence) and Fernand de Varennes (Murdock University) and participants from Algeria, Cyprus, France, Greece, Jordan, Spain, United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and other countries. The proceedings from the conference are being published by Cambridge Scholars.

This year’s conference is organized in collaboration with the UFR SeDyl of the Institut national des langues et civilisations occidentales-INALCO in Paris and the Representation of the European Commission in Cyprus. It is financially supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Portugal, the Institut de recherche pour le développement in France and the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus. It takes a closer look to the Endangered Languages of Eastern Mediterranean with as invited speakers Joan Argenter (Autonomous University of Barcelona- Institut d’Estudis Catalans), Anaïd Donabédian (SeDyl-INALCO) and Alexander Borg (Tel Aviv University) and participants from France, Lebanon, Cyprus, United Kingdom, Abu Dhabi, the United States and papers on the situation of Aramaic, Cypriot Arabic and other Arabic varieties, Western Armenian, Domari, Judeo-Spanish. This year we have also included two workshops on the teaching of Western Armenian and Cypriot Arabic, two indigenous languages of Cyprus. The Proceedings of the Conference will be published by Cambridge Scholars.

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