Computational & Mathematical Linguistics
Two linguists were honored at this year’s Yale University Commencement.
Bob’s invited talk is ”Top-down, bottom-up or inside-out? Direction and grain size in syntactic derivation” and Raffaella’s talk is “The structure of presentatives.”
Matt’s talk is “In Choctaw, everyone’s a clitic.” Rikker’s is “Prosodic context in computational modeling of tone: citation tones vs. running speech.”
Rashad Ullah, Martín Fuchs, Josh Phillips, Andy Zhang, Dan Schwennicke, Yiding Hao, and Rikker Dockum presented their work at four different conferences and workshops.
Tomorrow, lecturer Hadas Kotek is giving a talk, undergraduate alumna Maria Kouneli is presenting a paper, and former faculty member Gaja Jarosz is delivering a plenary talk.
She is one of several authors on an article in Nature about the genomic history of Aboriginal Australia, and her contributions to that paper were profiled in Science.
Members of our department traveled all over the world for summer institutes, conferences, and fieldwork, and we hosted several visiting undergraduate researchers on campus.
One talk discussed computational modeling of Khamti tone, and the other examines how syntactic borrowing may explain similarities between Khmer and Thai numeral classifiers.
We are delighted to have Sarah Babinski (Swarthmore ’16), Yiding Hao (UChicago ’15), Dan Schwennicke (Oxford ’16), and Andy Zhang (Yale ’15) join our department.
Rikker will travel in May to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena, Germany.
[Updated April 18, 2016]
On two Fridays, April 15 and April 22, Yale linguistics graduate students in their second and third years will give talks based on their qualifying papers. These papers, one of which is required in each of the second and third years and which cover two different areas of linguistics, represent significant original research culminating in a work of publishable quality.
Claire Bowern recently delivered the keynote address at Ohio State University’s 13th Annual Martin Luther King Day Linguistics Symposium. This annual event is organized around a different theme each year, with this year’s being ”Mathematical/Computational Tools in and for Historical Linguistics.”
Several members of the department will give talks, present posters, and receive awards.
The paper, titled “Learning General Phonological Rules From Distributional Information: A Computational Model,” appears in the journal Cognitive Science.
Welcome to Faruk Akkuʂ (Boğaziçi ’12, ’14), Parker Brody (Kentucky ’08, ’14), Martin Fuchs (Buenos Aires ’13), Chris Geissler (Swarthmore ’13), and Josh Phillips (UNSW ’11)!
Congratulations to our linguistics degree recipients!
Her chapter is titled “Subgrouping in Nusa Tenggara: The case of Bima-Sumba.”
These students will solve linguistics puzzles, hoping to earn a place on the US team at the International Linguistics Olympiad.
Several members of the department will be giving talks, presenting posters, and receiving awards.
The essay argues that cognitive and computational approaches have a role to play in the study of culture.
The workshop, called “Can there be a Hilbert List of Syntax (yet)?”, is organized by the IUSS Center for Neurocognition and Theoretical Syntax in Pavia.
This fall he is teaching Phonology I and Facets of Hebrew and Semitic Linguistics. In the spring, he will teach Language and Computation and a computational OT seminar.
Congrats to Leandro, who is now an Analytical Linguist in Google’s LA office as of July 29!
Shira will travel to Berlin next week to present “A Computational Model of General Rule Learning with Unnatural Classes” at CogSci 2013.
Bob Frank, with Don Mathis and Bill Badecker, has published a paper entitled The Acquisition of Anaphora by Simple Recurrent Networks in the journal Language Acquisition.