LINGUIST List 26.5464

Tue Dec 08 2015

Confs: Computational Linguistics, Historical Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>


Date: 08-Dec-2015
From: Brian Joseph <joseph.1osu.edu>
Subject: Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium
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Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium
Short Title: MLK 2016


Date: 15-Jan-2016 - 16-Jan-2016
Location: Columbus, Ohio, USA
Contact: Brian Joseph
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Historical Linguistics

Meeting Description:

The 13th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium: “Mathematical/Computational Modeling and Tools in and for Historical Linguistics”

OSU's annual linguistics symposium held on or around Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday. The theme this year is “Mathematical/Computational Modeling and Tools in and for Historical Linguistics”.

Co-sponsored by the Department of Linguistics (via TIE funding), and the Kenneth E. Naylor Professorship in South Slavic Languages and Linguistics, both of The Ohio State University.

Program:

All sessions held at:

120 Baker Systems Engineering Bldg
1971 Neil Avenue
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio


Friday 15 January 2016

3:00
Words of Welcome

Session I: Phylogenetic Approaches

3:00 – 3:30
Jason Haugen (Oberlin College), Michael Everdell (University of Texas), and Ben Kuperman (Oberlin College)
“Bayesian Phylogenetic Classification of the Uto-Aztecan Languages Using Lexical Data”

3:30 – 4:00
Christina Skelton (Harvard University) and Jessica DeLisi (UCLA)
“A Phylogenetic Analysis of the Armenian Dialects”

Break

4:15 – 5:15
Featured Speaker: Claire Bowern (Yale University)
“Pama-Nyungan phylogenetics and beyond”

Reception


Saturday 16 January 2016

8:30 Coffee/Tea available

Session II: Tools and Applications

9:15 – 9:45
Alexander Erdmann (OSU), Brian D. Joseph (OSU), Christopher Brown (OSU), and Petra Ajaka (OSU)
“Digitizing ancient networks”

9:45 – 10:15
Bethany J. Christiansen (OSU)
“On-line resources for the lexicographic study of Early English: A tutorial”

10:15 – 10:45
Micha Elsner (OSU), Ben Swanson (Google), and Emily Lane (OSU)
“65% Ciceronianus es: Automatic discovery of Latin syntactic changes”

Break 10:45 – 11:00

Session III: Modeling of Sound Change

11:00 – 12:00
Featured Speaker: Morgan Sonderegger (McGill University)
“The medium-term dynamics of accents on reality television: Data and statistical modeling”

Lunch (provided)

Session IV: More Modeling of Sound Change

1:30 – 2:00
Rebecca Morley (OSU)
“Analyzing token distributions in natural speech: Implications for models of sound change”

2:00 – 2:30
Bridget Smith (OSU)
“Effects of phonetically variable input on organization of sound categories: Implications for sound change”

2:30 – 3:00
Andrew Plummer and Mary Beckman (OSU)
“Modeling the evolution of vowel systems in phylogeny, ontogeny, and language speciation”

3:00 – 3:30 Break

Session V: Modeling of Morphological Change

3:30 – 4:00
Jeff Parker and Andrea D. Sims (OSU)
“How inflectional systems are shaped: the role of implicative structure and type frequency”

4:00 – 4:30
Alexander Erdmann (OSU)
“Information as a commodity: Analyzing the market for language change”



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