Colloquium

Distinguished Speakers in Language Science

Distinguished Speakers in Language Science, the joint Colloquium of the Department of Language Science & Technology and SFB 1102, takes place
Thursdays, 16:15, Building C7.4, Conference room, unless indicated otherwise
Links to LangSci calendar: iCal  HTML

Summer Semester 2018

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
03.05.2018David Reitter Information density converges in dialogue: Towards an information-theoretic model
17.05.2018Detmar MeurersTBA
24.05.2018Shalom LappinTBA
07.06.2018Gertraud Fenk-OczlonTBA

Winter Semester 2017/2018

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
30.11.2017Kilu von PrinceThe syntax-morphology trade-off
14.12.2017Jiří Zámečník Information density and the rational speaker: How do speakers manipulate the information density?
11.01.2018Hans Rutger Bosker How listeners normalize speech: evidence from neural oscillations
25.01.2018Jonas ObleserTBA
08.02.2018Nivedita ManiTBA
23.02.2018Oriol VinyalsTBAunusual date - on a Friday 2 p.m.

Summer Semester 2017

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
01.06.2017T. Florian Jaeger Causal inferences under uncertainty in speech perception and production
22.06.2017Susanne Gahl 28 Years of Vowels: Effects of talker age on pronunciation
29.06.2017Michael Dunn The evolution of word order over a noisy channel
13.07.2017Victor Ferreira Syntactic Entrainment as a Possible Mechanism for Learning the Meanings of Syntactic Constructions

Winter Semester 2016/2017

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
10.11.2016Torgrim SolstadOn the processing of explanations in discourse: Evidence from eyetracking during reading
17.11.2016John NerbonneSociolinguistics and Computational Linguistics
24.11.2016Alice TurkThe Smooth Signal Redundancy Hypothesis and Prosodic Structure
01.12.2016Milena RabovskyN400 amplitudes reflect change in a probabilistic representation of meaning: Evidence from a neural network model
08.12.2016Janet Pierrehumbert Remembering and generalizing from examples of words
15.12.2016Falk HuettigThe effect of learning to read on the neural systems for vision and language: A longitudinal approach with illiterate participants
02.02.2017Elmar NöthRemote Monitoring of Neurodegeneration through Speech
09.02.2017CLARIN-D Zentrum UdSCLARIN-D - support for archiving and sharing linguistic data and tools
16.02.2017Ido Dagan Open Knowledge Representation for Texts
06.03.2017John GoldsmithLearning morphology: something old, something newUnusual date -- Monday!
14.03.2017Petra WagnerMeasuring and Modeling Prosodic VariationUnusual date -- Tuesday!

Summer Semester 2016

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
07.04.16Roman Yangarber
Modeling Linguistic Relationships and Language Evolutionunusual place!
Conference room 407 in E1.1
14.04.16 Kimmo KoskenniemiRelating cognate words directly
15.04.16Hinrich SchützeEmbeddings! For which objects? For which objectives?unusual time (14:00-16:00)
and date (Friday)!
21.04.16Terttu NevalainenHistorical sociolinguistics from philology to computer science
28.04.16Fotis JannidisChallenges of a corpus-based history of the German novel
10.05.16Martha PalmerDesigning abstract meaning representationsunusual date!
12.05.16Padraic Monaghan
Degeneracy and language learning
19.05.16Mark Steedman
A Distributional Theory of Content for NLP
02.06.16Moreno CocoWhen Expectancies Collide: the Interaction between Stimulus Plausibility and Congruency during a Cross-Modal Verification Task
16.06.16Anthony Kroch
Detecting abstract linguistic properties through the study of corpus datapart of the 'Historical Corpus Linguistics' workshop
07.07.16
Michael Franke
Probabilistic pragmatics, rational analysis and data-driven inference
21.07.16Albert Kim
The neurocognitive mechanisms of on-line language comprehension: from perception to integration and back again
18.08.16Miriam R. L. Petruck
FrameNet: Current Status, Recent Activity, and Future Plans

Winter Semester 2015/2016

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
10.09.2015Leon Bergen Pragmatic strategies for efficient communication unusual time - 2 pm!
01.10.2015Jacob Eisenstein Distributed Semantics for Automatically Classifying Discourse Relations
22.10.2015Raphael Berthele and Jan Vanhove Spotting cross-linguistic similarities: Stimulus- and participant-related factors in cognate recognition
16.12.2015Ted SandersCausality and Subjectivity in discourse and cognition; Evidence from cross-linguistic analyses, acquisition and processingunusual date - Wednesday!
17.12.2015Petra SchumacherThe neurophysiology of referential processing
14.01.2016Uriel Cohen Priva Differences between information in language and artificial communication systems
28.01.2016Caroline Sporleder Computational Linguistics and Digital Humanities: Chances and Challenges
04.02.2016Shanley AllenComplex structures and garden paths in L2 sentence processing
11.02.2016Yvette Graham
Can machine translation be evaluated by the crowd alone?
25.02.2016Charlotte GooskensMutual intelligibility between closely related languages in Europe

Summer Semester 2015

DateSpeakerTitleNotes
21.04.2015 Richard SproatThe Statistics of Non-Linguistic Symbol Systemsunusual date!
30.04.2015Martin HacklOn the Acquisition and Processing of Only: Question Answer Congruence, Scalar Presupposition, and the Structure of ALT(S)s
21.05.2015Kara D. FedermeierDoing a double take: Hemispheric contributions to language processing
11.06.2015Ivan TitovLearning Shallow Semantics with Little or No Supervision
16.06.2015Shuly Wintner Automatic Identification of Translationese: Highlighting the nature of translationunusual date!
18.06.2015Reinhold Häb-Umbach Unsupervised Language Acquisition from Raw Speech
23.06.2015Francis Bond Cudgeling our brains over possessive idiomsunusual date!
25.06.2015David Schlangen Dialogue Processing in Time and Space
02.07.2015François Pellegrino A Crosslinguistic Account on Speech Information Rate
09.07.2015Francesco Vespignani Idioms and fixed expressions as linguistic tools to study prediction and integration during sentence comprehension
16.07.2015Tamara Berg Learning from Descriptive Text
23.07.2015Michael White Locality Effects and Ambiguity Avoidance in Natural Language Generation

Winter Semester 2014/15

DateSpeakerTitle
29.01.2015Jon DehdariA Neurophysiologically-Inspired Statistical Language Model
15.01.2015Michael RamscarNonlinear dynamics of lifelong learning: The myth of cognitive decline
08.01.2015Valerie HazanSpeaker adaptations in spontaneous speech in challenging communicative conditions
11.12.2014Klinton BicknellLanguage comprehension as rational probabilistic inference on perceptual input
27.11.2014Frank KellerHow Humans (and Machines) Integrate Language and Vision: ImagenDescription as a Test Case