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        1.    Tandy Warnow, Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Language Diversification



Message 1: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Language Diversification

Date: 21-Jan-2005
From: Tandy Warnow <warnowfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Language Diversification

Mathematical Modelling and Analysis of Language Diversification 
 
 Date: 21-Mar-2005 - 21-Mar-2005 
 Location: Cambridge, MA, United States of America 
 Contact: Tandy Warnow 
 Contact Email: warnowfas.harvard.edu 
 Meeting URL:
 http://www.ped.fas.harvard.edu/Conference%20proceedings/Language%20Diversification/description.html
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics 
 
 Meeting Description: 
 
 The problem of inferring the evolutionary history of language families is of
 interest to researchers in both historical linguistics and the mathematical
 sciences (statistics, computer science, probability, etc.).  The workshop,
 hosted by the Program for Evolutionary Dynamics at Harvard University, aims to
 foster dialogue between the two groups.  Four talks focusing on the nature of
 the branching process in language diversification will be followed by a panel
 discussion in which proposed models and methods will be critiqued with respect
 to data and known history. 
 
 Current list of speakers and panelists:
 
 Geoff Nichols (speaker)
 Department of Mathematics
 Auckland University
 
 Andrew Garrett (speaker)
 Department of Linguistics
 University of California, Berkeley
 
 Jay Jasanoff (panelist and co-chair)
 Department of Linguistics
 Harvard University
 
 Brett Kessler (speaker)
 Department of Psychology
 Washington University
 
 James Matisoff (panelist)
 Department of Linguistics
 University of California, Berkeley
 
 Donald Ringe (panelist)
 Department of Linguistics
 University of Pennsylvania
 
 Johanna Nichols (panelist; not yet confirmed)
 Department of Slavic Languages
 University of California, Berkeley
 
 Tandy Warnow (speaker and co-chair)
 Program for Evolutionary Dynamics
 Department of Computer Sciences
 University of Texas at Austin
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