LINGUIST List 27.2717

Fri Jun 24 2016

Confs: Computational Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 23-Jun-2016
From: Michelle Sheehan <>
Subject: Advances in Linguistic Theory Through Computation
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Advances in Linguistic Theory Through Computation

Date: 09-Sep-2016 - 09-Sep-2016
Location: York, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Jennifer Culbertson
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Advances in linguistic theory have often been a direct result of the application of general computational principles to the study of grammar. Historically, this includes the introduction of completely new grammar formalisms founded on logic, probability or information theory, and neural networks (e.g. TG, GPSG, TAG, CCG, MG, HG/OT). Further developments in computation continue to drive innovative approaches to linguistics, influencing foundational assumptions concerning the types  of representations and architectures that characterize grammar. This workshop addresses recent insights in linguistic theory that have been enabled by computationally-driven approaches and formalisms.

The workshop will consist of talks by the following people:

- Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford)
- Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)
- Gaja Jarosz (UMass)
- Stephen Clark (Cambridge)
- Jenny Culbertson (Edinburgh)

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