LINGUIST List 14.1108

Mon Apr 14 2003

Confs: Computational Ling/Lang Acquisition/IN USA

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  1. dcavar, Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition

Message 1: Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition

Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2003 12:58:40 +0000
From: dcavar <>
Subject: Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition

Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition: Psychological, Linguistic and
Computational Aspects
Short Title: BOOT-LA

Date: 21-APR-03 - 23-APR-03
Location: Bloomington, IN, United States of America
Contact: Damir Cavar
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Psycholinguistics, Language Acquisition,
Computational Linguistics, Cognitive Science 

Meeting Description:

Bootstrapping approaches to language acquisition have been extensively
addressed by researchers in domains like psycholinguistics,
computational and theoretical linguistics, cognitive science, machine
learning. This workshop aims at bringing together researchers in
these fields. 


 Bootstrapping in Language Acquisition:
Computation, Psychological, and Linguistic Aspects

 Indiana University, Bloomington
 April 21-23, 2003


This is a free and open workshop. Please inform your students and
colleagues and join this workshop at the

Unitarian-Universalist Church of Bloomington
2120 Fee Lane (SE corner at the 46 Byepass)
Bloomington, 40408


21st of April

12:45-13:00 welcome
13:00-13:45 Linda Smith, Eliana Colunga, Hanako Yoshida: ''Statistical
Bootstrapping: Correlations between the lexicon and perception create
'ontological' kinds''

14:15-15:00 Morten Christiansen: ''Syntactic Bootstrapping through
Multiple-Cue Integration'' 
15:00-15:45 Hamid R. Ekbia, Joshua Goldberg, David Landy: ''Starting
Large or Small? An Unresolved Dilemma for Connectionist Models of
Language Learning''

16:15-17:00 Charles D. Yang: ''From Rote to Rules: Bootstrapping in
English Past Tense'' 
17:00-17:45 Michael Gasser: ''Where Symbols Come From: Competition and

22nd of April

09:30-10:15 J�rgen Weissenborn: ''Prosodic and lexical aspects
of the acquisition of syntax in German infants'' 
10:15-11:00 Fatma Nihan Ketrez: ''Is it possible to bootstrap any
lexical category information from word order in a flexible-word-order

11:15-12:00 Melanie Soderstrom, Amanda Seidl, Deborah Kemler Nelson,
Jim Morgan: ''Infants are sensitive to the prosodic contours of
12:00-12:45 Gaja E. Jarosz: ''Separating Structure and Category
Learning: A Model of Phrasal Categories''

14:15-15:00 Christopher Johnson: ''Bootstrapping and prototypes''
15:00-15:45 Isabelle Barriere, Marjorie Lorch: ''Morphological
bootstrapping in the acquisition of Argument Structure''

16:15-17:00 Aleka A. Blackwell: ''The effect of the semantic typology
of a lexical class on its acquisition: Evidence from young children's
acquisition of English adjectives'' 
17:00-17:45 William G. Sakas: ''Nondeterminism and the acquisition of
syntactic parameters''

23rd of April

09:30-10:15 Judith A. Gierut, Holly L. Storkel, Michele L. Morrisette:
''The syllable as a phonological bootstrap: Linguistic categorization
in typical and delayed development'' 
10:15-11:00 Sean McLennan: ''Schema Theorem in Language Acquisition: A
Rags to Riches Story''

11:15-12:00 Juan Uriagereka: ''Categorial Dimensions and Sub-case
Conditions in Syntactic Bootstrapping'' 
12:00-12:45 final discussion

For further information consult the workshop web page at:
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