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LINGUIST List 24.2992

Tue Jul 23 2013

Confs: General Linguistics, Discipline of Linguistics/Belgium

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 22-Jul-2013
From: Kris Heylen <kris.heylenarts.kuleuven.be>
Subject: 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
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5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics
Short Title: QITL5


Date: 12-Sep-2013 - 14-Sep-2013
Location: Leuven, Belgium
Contact: Kris Heylen
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 5th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics (QITL5) offers a forum for theoretically aware and methodologically advanced researchers from any linguistic discipline or methodology. The QITL conferences are motivated by the conviction that advanced quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Since the first edition in 2002, QITL has brought together researchers that combine a theoretical interest with methodological rigour.

Since the turn of the millennium, the application of quantitative methods on empirical data, with increasing sophistication and complexity, has become widely accepted as central in the development and testing of theoretical hypotheses concerning the nature of natural language and its processing by human beings. However, it is also increasingly recognized that quantitative investigations should be theoretically motivated and anchored. Quantitative analyses are not performed in isolation, but contribute to the regular scientific process of theoretical falsification. Simply put, quantitative methods and theoretical developments should mutually feed and influence each other.

The fifth conference (QITL5) is organised by the University of Leuven, Ghent University and University College Ghent, and will take place in Leuven (Belgium), September 12-14, 2013.

Keynote Speakers:

Jennifer Hay, University of Canterbury, New Zealand
Laura Janda, University of Tromsø, Norway
Søren Wichmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Organising Committee:

Dirk Speelman, University of Leuven
Dirk Geeraerts, University of Leuven
Kris Heylen, University of Leuven
Gert De Sutter, University College Ghent Timothy Colleman, Ghent University
Timothy Colleman, Ghent University

To maximize interaction and discussion, QITL-5 features a single track of oral and poster presentations on quantitative studies with a theoretical interest. The full programme can be found on: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/programme.htm.

Registration: http://wwwling.arts.kuleuven.be/QITL5/registration.htm
Early bird registration (up to August 20, 2013): €80
Late registration (after August 20, 2013): €100

Full Programme:

Thursday September 12

09:00-09:30
Registration + coffee

09:30-09.45
Welcome

09.45-10.45
Invited talk: Jennifer Hay University of Canterbury, New Zealand [title to be announced]

10.45-11.15
Coffee

11.15-11.55
Martijn Wieling, Jelke Bloem, John Nerbonne & R. Harald Baayen University of Tübingen
/ University of Amsterdam / University of Groningen / University of Alberta
A cognitively grounded measure of pronunciation distance

11.55-12.35
Jack Grieve Aston University
Ordinary kriging in dialectology

12.35-14.00
Lunch break

14.00-14.40
Melanie J. Bell & Martin Schaefer Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge / Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena
Informativity is a predictor of semantic transparency in English compound nouns

14.40-15.20
Sylvia Springorum, Sabine Schulte im Walde Sabine & Antje Rossdeutscher Universität Stuttgart
Sentence generation and compositionality of systematic neologisms of German particle verbs

15.20-15.50
Coffee

15.50-16.30
Vsevolod Kapatsinski, Amy Smolek & Matthew Stave University of Oregon
Judgment and production data in morphophonology: Converging sources of evidence

16.30-17.10
Maria Mos & Véronique Verhagen Tilburg University
How valuable are our judgments? Towards a better understanding of metalinguistic judgment data

17.10-17.30
Introducing the posters

17.30-19.00
Reception + poster session

Costanza Asnaghi Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore / KU Leuven
Global autocorrelation and dialect studies: The role of significance

Markus Bader & Sasha Dümig Goethe University Frankfurt
Dissociating grammaticality from word-order choice: A case study on object pronouns in German

Jocelyne Daems, Kris Heylen & Dirk Geeraerts KU Leuven
'Some rise by sin, and some by virtue fall': Lexical convergence between Belgian Dutch and Netherlandic Dutch

Yanan Hu KU Leuven
(In)direct causation hypothesis again: A case study of Chinese analytic causatives

Vsevolod Kapatsinski University of Oregon
Sound change and hierarchical inference: Clarifying predictions of usage-based theory

Mildred Lau & Antti Arppe University of Eastern Finland / University of Alberta
We don't all 'think' exactly alike: Empirical evidence for cross-linguistic lexical contrast

Xia Lu University at Buffalo, SUNY
Exploring word order universals: A probabilistic graphical model approach

Marta Abrusan & Tim Van de Cruys IRIT & CNRS
A quantitative investigation of semantic properties of determiners using factorization techniques

Nicolas Mazziotta & Fabienne Martin Universität Stuttgart
An exploratory approach to transitivising morphemes in French

Thomas McFadden University of Tromsø
Resultativity and the decline of preverbal ge- from Old to Middle English

Heliana Mello, Flávio Coelho, Crysttian Paixão, Renato Souza & Tommaso Raso UFMG, FGV, Brasil
Lexical category distribution in a spontaneous speech corpus of Brazilian Portuguese

Heliana Mello, Crysttian Paixão, Flávio Coelho & Renato Souza UFMG, FGV, Brasil
Distribution of modality markers in Brazilian Portuguese spontaneous speech

Razzia Rahmoun-Mrabet Preparatory school of sciences and techniques- Tlemcen
A corpus-based approach and a sociolinguistic study of 'Tranche de vie', an article in an Algerian newspaper

Poppy Siahaan University of Cologne
Diachronic analysis on metaphors of anger in pre-modern Malay and present-day Indonesian

Leszek Szymanski University of Zielona Góra
The borrowing of the English plural suffix into Polish. A corpus study.

Juliette Thuilier Université Paris-Sorbonne & Alpage (INRIA - Paris Diderot)
Quantitative contribution to the study of the syntax of spoken vs. written language

Lore Vandevoorde, Gert De Sutter & Koen Plevoets Ghent University / University College Ghent
Translation-driven mapping of semantic fields: The case of Dutch and French inceptive verbs

Friday September 13

09:00-09:30
Coffee

09.30-10.30
Invited talk: Laura Janda University of Tromsø, Norway
The big questions need multi-purpose portable solutions

10.30-11.00
Coffee

11.00-11.40
Annelore Willems & Gert De Sutter Ghent University / University College Ghent
Distance-to-V, length and verb disposition effects on PP placement in Belgian Dutch. A corpus-based multifactorial investigation

11.40-12.20
Jeruen E. Dery & Dagmar Bittner Zentrum für Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin
Temporal information affects implicit causality biases in pronoun resolution

12.20-14.00
Lunch break

14.00-14.40
Jason Grafmiller Stanford University
Transitivity and construal in English emotion verbs: A quantitative investigation

14.40-15.20
Karolina Krawczak Université de Neuchâtel / Poznan A. M. University
Developing methods for the study of social emotions: SHAME in British and American English

15.20-15.50
Coffee

15.50-16.30
José Tummers, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts Leuven University College / KU Leuven
Lectal conditioning of lexical collocations

16.30-17.10
Svetoslava Antonova-Baumann Northumbria University
Conference presentation vs. presentation at a conference: Evaluating the processing of complex structures in English and German

19.00
Conference dinner

Saturday September 14

09:00-09:30
Coffee

09.30-10.30
Invited talk: Søren Wichmann Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany [title to be announced]

10.30-11.00
Coffee

11.00-11.40
Yoon Mi Oh, François Pellegrino, Egidio Marsico & Christophe Coupé Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université de Lyon and CNRS
A quantitative and typological approach to correlating linguistic complexity

11.40-12.20
Taraka Rama, Prashant Kolachina and Sudheer Kolachina University of Göteborg, IIIT-Hyderabad and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Two methods for automatic identification of cognates

12.20-14.00
Lunch break

14.00-14.40
Aki-Juhani Kyröläinen & Kristina Geeraert University of Turku / University of Alberta
The relationship between form and meaning: Modeling semantic densities of English monomorphemic verbs

14.40-15.20
Gabriella Lapesa & Stefan Evert University of Osnabrueck / University of Erlangen
Thematic roles and semantic space: Insights from distributional semantic models

15.20-15.50
Coffee

15.50-16.30
Thomas Wielfaert, Kris Heylen, Jakub Kozakoszczak, Leonid Soshinskiy & Dirk Speelman KU Leuven
Evaluating semantic structure in distributional modeling

16.30-17.00
Final discussion and closing



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