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LINGUIST List 17.1425

Mon May 08 2006

Confs: Computational Ling/Osnabrück, Germany

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        1.    Graham Katz, Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2

Message 1: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2
Date: 05-May-2006
From: Graham Katz <gkatzuos.de>
Subject: Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2
Short Title: QITL-2

Date: 01-Jun-2006 - 02-Jun-2006
Location: Osnabrück, Germany
Contact: Stefan Evert
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~qitl/

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories

Meeting Description:

The second conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL-2) will be hosted in June 2006 by the Institute of Cognitive Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany.

Invited speakers: Tom Wasow (Stanford), Suzanne Stevenson (Toronto)

Call for Participation

Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics 2 (QITL2)
June 1-2, 2006
University of Osnabrück (Germany)

The QITL workshop provides a forum for theoretical, computational,
quantitative and psycho-linguist applying quantitative methods to
theoretical issues in language to share their work. We invite
interested researchers to participate in the second edition of the

Further information is available at:

Researchers intending to participate are requested to pre-register at:

Invited Speakers:

Tom Wasow (Stanford University)
Burghard Rieger (Trier)
Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto)


Thursday 1.June.2006

09:00 - 09:20 Introduction
09:20 - 10:20 Tom Wasow (Stanford University)
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:20 Markus Bader & Jana Häussler:
Weighting the constraints on word-order variation in German
11:20 - 12:00 Kie Zuraw:
A frequency effect as conditioned by phonological grammar
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 15:20 Anke Lüdeling, Marco Baroni & Stefan Evert:
Need and competition: Deconstructing quantitative productivity
14:40 - 15:20 Isabella Chiari:
Lexical productivity: Theoretical issues and
quantitative measures
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:30 Lilja Øvrelid:
Exploring the distribution of animacy: Experiments on Norwegian
16:30 - 17:10 Carita Paradis, Caroline Willners, Simone Löhndorf &
Lynne Murphy:
Quantifying aspects of antonym canonicity in English
and Swedish: textual and experimental
17:10 - 17:30 Afternoon tea
17:30 - 18:30 Burghard Rieger (Trier)

Friday 2.June.2006

09:00 - 09:40 Geoffrey Sampson & Anna Babarczy:
Definitional and human constraints on parsing performance
09:40 - 10:20 Daniel Wiechmann:
Sense-contingent lexical bias and its role for early parsing decisions
10:20 - 10:40 Coffee break
10:40 - 11:20 Gert De Sutter, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts:
Descriptive, methodological and theoretical issues in syntactic
variation research: A multivariate corpus analysis of
word order variation in Dutch clause final verb clusters
11:20 - 12:00 Heiner Drenhaus, Joanna Blaszczak & Juliane Schütte:
Simple downward entailment is not strong enough: An
ERP study on negative polarity items (NPI) in German
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 - 14:40 Ingo Plag, Gero Kunter, Maria Braun & Sabine Lappe:
Modeling stress assignment in English noun-noun
compounds: A quantitative perspective
14:40 - 15:20 Marco Baroni, Emiliano Guevara, Vito Pirrelli & Eros Zanchetta:
Using corpus evidence to discover the grammatical
structure of compounds
15:20 - 15:50 Coffee break
15:50 - 16:30 Antti Arppe
Complex phenomena deserve complex explanations:
Choosing how to THINK in Finnish
16:30 - 17:10 Yves Peirsman:
Quantitative approaches to metonymy
17:10 - 17:30 Afternoon tea
17:30 - 18:30 Suzanne Stevenson (University of Toronto)
Statistical Analysis of Metaphorical Uses of Verbs


Peter Bosch, Stefan Evert, Graham Katz, Philip Reuter,
Bettina Schrader, Carla Umbach
University of Osnabrück
Institute for Cognitive Science

Programme committee

Harald Baayen, Nijmegen
Marco Baroni, Forlì
Matthew Crocker, Saarbrücken
Walter Daelemans, Antwerp & Tilburg
Anette Frank, DFKI Saarbrücken
Stefan Th. Gries, Santa Barbara
Brigitte Krenn, OFAI Vienna
Jonas Kuhn, Austin & Saarbrücken
Roger Levy, Edinburgh
Anke Lüdeling, Berlin
Detmar Meurers & Adriane Boyd, Columbus
Philip Miller, Lille

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