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LINGUIST List 18.2367

Wed Aug 08 2007

Confs: Language Acquisition/USA

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        1.    Daniel Swingley, Society for Language Development Annual Symposium

Message 1: Society for Language Development Annual Symposium
Date: 07-Aug-2007
From: Daniel Swingley <swingleypsych.upenn.edu>
Subject: Society for Language Development Annual Symposium
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Society fo Language Development Annual Symposium
Short Title: SLD symposium

Date: 01-Nov-2007 - 01-Nov-2007
Location: Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Lejda Kapia
Contact Email: ekapiabu.edu
Meeting URL: http://www.bcs.rochester.edu/sld/symposium.html

Linguistic Field(s): Language Acquisition

Meeting Description:

The Society for Language Development's annual symposium (just before the Boston
University Conference on Language Development) focuses this year on
'Generalization in language learning'. Speakers are Janet Pierrehumbert, Josh
Tenenbaum, and Steven Pinker. The symposium takes place in Boston University's
George Sherman Student Union, Thurs. Nov. 1, 1:00-5:00.

Announcing the Society for Language Development's Annual Symposium:

Generalization in language learning

Thursday November 1, 2007, 1:00 - 5:00
Boston University, George Sherman Student Union

Janet Pierrehumbert - Northwestern

Josh Tenenbaum - MIT

Steven Pinker - Harvard

Language acquisition requires generalizations that involve multiple
linguistic levels. The complexity of the interrelations among
structural levels in language presents a challenge to the learner --
even a learner endowed with prodigious capacities for statistical
computation. Given this challenge, how might a data-driven learner
succeed? The 2007 SLD symposium presents three speakers who will
address this issue, plus discussion and afterward an informal
reception. Please join us!

Pre-register at:

SLD home page:

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