|Full Title:||Linguistic Variability and How the Mind/Brain Accommodates It|
|Location:||Ann Arbor, MI, USA|
|Start Date:||14-Jul-2013 - 14-Jul-2013|
|Contact:||T. Florian Jaeger|
|Meeting Email:||click here to access email|
Linguistic Variability and How the Mind/Brain Accommodates It
Linguistic communication requires that interlocutors understand each other's utterances. A fundamental challenge to this process arises because of variability: No two tokens of a given linguistic expression are ever the same. Speakers from different demographic categories or linguistic backgrounds will produce a given expression differently. Even within a speaker, variability arises when speakers use different registers, or simply because formulation and articulation are not rigid deterministic processes. This variability raises questions for linguistic and psycholinguistic theory, and poses a formidable challenge to work in natural automatic speech recognition as well as language processing.
For more details, please see http://www.hlp.rochester.edu/variability/.
Confirmed Invited Speakers:
Molly Babel, University of British Columbia
Sheila Blumstein, Brown University
Ann Bradlow, Northwestern University
Joan Bresnan, Stanford University
Gary Dell, University of Illinois
This workshop will be held jointly with the 2013 LSA Summer Institute at the University of Michigan on July 14. The workshop is organized by Florian Jaeger (University of Rochester) and Victor Ferreira (University of California, San Diego).
|Linguistic Subfield:||Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics|
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