LINGUIST List 30.4260

Sat Nov 09 2019

Calls: Applied Ling, Cog Sci, Comp Ling, Lang Acquisition, Psycholing/Greece

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 05-Nov-2019
From: Marietta Sionti <>
Subject: Workshop on Measurements in Linguistic Studies
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Full Title: Workshop on Measurements in Linguistic Studies
Short Title: LingMeasure

Date: 18-Dec-2019 - 18-Dec-2019
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact Person: Stella Markantonatou
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Cognitive Science; Computational Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Psycholinguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Nov-2019

Meeting Description:

The grounding of language to behavioral data is dictated by everyday experience because humans use the same verbal means to refer to tasks that they perform using different modalities, for instance, the verb‘eat’ denotes, among others, a combination of movements of the hands and of the mouth and its parts along with a strong haptic component. It seems then that language is able to denote complex systems of kinaesthetic events. The combined study of the different modalities could be seen as a quest for the better understanding of the notion “linguistic sign”, in other words, of the relation between the signifier and the signified. It could also be seen as an effort to clarify whether modalities are the prism through which we see the world or, whether they are our mind’s expression. State-of-the-art research in linguistics collects visual, acoustic, haptic, kinesthetic and electrophysiological data with methods such as eyetracking glasses, electroencephalography and motion and electrodermal activity capture. It often studies multimodal data together with symbolic representations of linguistic data, for purposes that range from revealing the mechanisms of language comprehension (for instance, with eye-tracking and rating experiments in psycholinguistics) to developing author authentication methods (for instance, through typewriting pattern recognition) to studying brain diseases (for instance, using eyetracking to study developmental and acquired language disorders).

Multimodal studies on various aspects of work on Modern Greek have been going on for some time. Ιn this workshop, we would like to bring together researchers who adopt multimodal experimental methods in Greek Linguistics and offer a comprehensive view of the ongoing work.

2nd Call for Papers:

-Deadline extension-

We invite two-page abstracts including references (11pt, single space, margins 2cm). It is our intention to publish selected contributions with an academic publisher (to be announced soon).

Topics (non-exhaustive):

- analysis of current behavioral and language models
- research methodology for the better understanding of language disorders
- mechanisms involved in language and memory and their interaction with visual input
- computational modeling of human vision and language
- human-robot interaction
- image and video labeling and annotation
- machine learning models across different modalities
- multimodal human-computer interaction
- multimodal spatial semantics recognition
- novel tasks which combine language and behavioral data
- understanding the relationship between language and behavioral data
- multimodal grounded language understanding
- language annotation schemes

Invited Speakers:

Maria Kambanaros, Cyprus University of Technology, Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Anna Papafragou, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Linguistics
Spyridoula Varlokosta, National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Department of Linguistics

PhD candidates/Postdocs:
limited support is available for 2-3 selected presenters (please indicate it at your submission email)

Important Dates:

15 November 2019: Deadline for Workshop Abstracts
30 November 2019: Notification of acceptance
18 December 2019: Workshop Date

Contact and paper submission:


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