Frederiksen: Sign Language & Bilingualism

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Variation as a perspective on the interaction between language processing and cognition: Insights from sign language and bilingualism Anne Therese Frederiksen, UC-Irvine Languages are highly similar in how referring expressions are selected and resolved across …

John Baugh: Just Linguistics

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Just Linguistics John Baugh, Washington University in St. Louis Various linguistic methods have been utilized to promote the advancement of justice and equality throughout the world. Just Linguistics presents an overview of several instances where …

Martin: Language Processing

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Constraints on theories of language processing Andrea Martin, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Human language is an example of a formally-describable system that is both statistical and algebraic. As such, its computational properties are markedly …

Polinsky: Linguistics Matters

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Linguistics Matters Maria Polinsky, UMD-College Park In this talk, I will present the main questions addressed in modern linguistics and will show how language can be used to assess the mind, brain, and culture, with …

Ling Fridays – Slis: Speech Errors and Articulation

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Speech errors from an articulatory perspective; is there more than meets the ear? Anneke Slis, UW-Madison, Communication Sciences & Disorders For decades, the production and correction of speech errors has been a valuable source of …

Ling Fridays – Hu: Multilingual NLP

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Multilingual NLP: Cross-lingual Transfer Learning and Applications Junjie Hu, UW-Madison, Biostatistics & Computer Science Over the last decade, the phenomenal success of NLP systems has been mostly driven by deep neural networks and supervised machine …

Ling Fridays – Tejedo & Doroga: Negative Analogy

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Negative Analogy: A New Direction for Analogical Change Fernando Tejedo (UW-Madison, Spanish & Portuguese) and Jason Doroga (Ouachita Baptist University)   Analogy is generally described in historical linguistics as a mechanism of linguistic change that …

Ling Fridays – Vasquez: Existentials & Locatives in Ibero-Romance

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To Be, You Need a Place: A Diachronic Outlook of Current Existential and Locative Expressions in Ibero-Romance Luis Fernando Vazquez, UW-Madison, Spanish & Portuguese This study explores the current situation of thetic (i.e., existential) and …

Ling Fridays – AnderBois: A’ingae Language Documentation Project

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Documenting Switch Reference in A'ingae Scott AnderBois, Brown University In this talk, I present an overview of the A'ingae Language Documentation Project, a collaborative project to document A'ingae (Cofán, ISO code: con), and isolate spoken …