From: Rory Turnbull <turnbullling.osu.edu>
Subject: Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics
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Full Title: Information-Theoretic Approaches to Linguistics
Date: 16-Jul-2011 - 17-Jul-2011
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contact Person: Kathleen Hall, Beth Hume
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://verbs.colorado.edu/LSA2011/workshops/WS5.html
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Linguistic Theories
Call Deadline: 15-May-2011
A wide range of research has shown that tools from information theory (e.g. information content/surprisal, entropy) are useful tools in addressing questions of linguistic interest. These range from predicting the targets and outcomes of phonological and syntactic processes, to explaining the cognitive bases for these processes, to evaluating models of linguistic data.
A two-day NSF-funded workshop will bring together a number of researchers working on information-theoretic approaches to linguistics in an effort to share knowledge, tools, insights, and specific research findings. There will also be a tutorial on information theory for those not familiar with the approach. The tutorial will be followed by invited talks and a poster session.
The workshop is being held at the University of Colorado at Boulder, in conjunction with the Linguistic Society of America's Summer Linguistics Institute 2011.
There is no registration fee for the workshop but we would appreciate having people pre-register in order to help with planning. Please do so no later than July 1, 2011 by emailing LSAinfotheoryling.osu.edu with your name and affiliation.
Call for Papers:
We invite abstracts for posters related to the workshop theme. Both theoretical and experimental work integrating insights and tools from information theory (Shannon 1948) in any subfield of linguistics or related disciplines are welcome. Submissions are limited to 1 single-authored paper and 1 joint-authored paper per person.
One page abstracts (including author(s) name(s), affiliation, references and data/figures) should be submitted to LSAinfotheoryling.osu.edu in .pdf format.
Submission deadline (extended): Sunday, May 15, 2011
Notification of Acceptance: Wednesday, June 1, 2011
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