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LINGUIST List 24.2153

Wed May 22 2013

Confs: Ling Theories, General Ling, Computational Ling/Germany

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-May-2013
From: Stefan Müller <Stefan.Muellerfu-berlin.de>
Subject: 20th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
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20th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Short Title: HPSG 2013

Date: 26-Aug-2013 - 29-Aug-2013
Location: Berlin, Germany
Contact: Stefan Müller
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/Events/HPSG2013/

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

Meeting Description:

The conference features work that address linguistic, foundational, or computational issues relating to the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar.

For more information, please visit the conference website at http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/Events/HPSG2013/.

Monday, 26.08.2013
Felix Bildhauer and Roland Schäfer (Freie Uni­ver­sität Berlin): Linguistic research with large annotated web corpora

The world wide web most likely constitutes the hugest existing source of texts written in a great variety of languages. A feasible and sound way of exploiting this data for linguistic research is to compile a static corpus for a given language. For example, we have created linguistically annotated giga-token web corpora for various languages (Dutch 2.5 GT, English 3.9 GT, French 4.3 GT, German 9.1 GT, Spanish 1.6 GT, Swedish 2.3 GT) and are still in the process of creating new corpora (Danish, Japanese, Portuguese, etc.), as well as improving the old ones.

However, anyone who needs to do serious work with web corpora should be aware of the characteristics (and limitations) of such corpora, which depend to considerable extent on a number of decisions taken in the making of such corpora. The first aims of this tutorial is to illustrate the various steps that lead from data collection on the web to the final, linguistically annotated corpus, highlighting the stages where crucial decisions have to be made and how these may be reflected in the corpus.

The second part of this tutorial is a hands-on introduction to the use of the Open Corpus Workbench (a piece of software well suited to store and query very large corpora), with special attention to its integration with the R statistics environment. We use our own web corpora for the demonstration.

Tuesday, 27.08.2013
Progress in Linguistics

The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers from various theoretical camps and discuss their frameworks and how they contribute to progress in linguistics. Topics can be either meta considerations on research organization in sub­parts of (theoretical) linguistics or in (theoretical) linguistics as such or specific case studies of phenomena and/or specific projects.

Main Conference
Wednesday, 28.08.2013

Philip Miller (invited talk): Modeling usage preferences in HPSG


Olivier Bonami and Berthold Crysmann: Morphotactics in an information-based model of realisational morphology

Farrell Ackerman, Robert Malouf and John Moore: Symmetric objects in Moro

Michael Hahn: Word order variation in Khoekhoe


Stefan Müller and Bjarne Ørsnes: Passive in Danish, English and German

Anke Holler: Reanalyzing German correlative 'es'

Liesbeth Augustinus and Frank Van Eynde: Why and how to differentiate complement raising from subject raising in Dutch


Mansour Alotaibi and Bob Borsley: Gaps and resumptive pronouns in Modern Standard Arabic

Nurit Melnik, Petter Haugereid and Shuly Wintner: Nonverbal Predicates in Modern Hebrew

Conference Dinner

Thursday, 29.08.2013

Byong-Rae Ryu: Multiple case marking as default case copying: A unified approach to multiple nominative and accusative constructions in Korean

Jongbok Kim: The Korean sluicing: As a family of constructions

Dawei Jin: Information structure constraints and complex NP islands in Chinese


Francis Bond, Sheefa Sameha and Dan Flickinger: Making English possessed idioms our own

Takafumi Maekawa: A beautiful four days in Berlin


Business Meeting

Tibor Szécsényi: Argument inheritance and left periphery in Hungarian infinitival constructions

Adam Przepiórkowski: Three distributive elements PO in Polish (without missing lexical generalisations)


Frank Richter (invited talk): 87, 94, 14? The nature of linguistic theory


Emil Ionescu: Exceptive phrases in Romanian. A fragment-based Analysis
Anne Bjerre: Attrace in Danish

For full program (including abstracts and further information) and registration, please visit the conference website at http://hpsg.fu-berlin.de/Events/HPSG2013/. Registration is free.

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