Schedule of Topics

Fall 2017 – Fridays 2-3:20pm, Baldy 617

8 September: Doing Bayesian Data Analysis (Kruschke, 2015): Chapters 2, 4, 5

15 September:

1. Dry run: Juergen “Causality Across Languages: State of the Art”

2. Reading: Doran, R., Ward, G., Larson, M., McNabb, Y., & Baker, R. E. (2012). A novel experimental paradigm for distinguishing between what is said and what is implicated. Language, 88(1), 124–154.

(22, 29 September, 6 October: No lab)

13 October: 

  1. Reading: Li P & Abarbanell L. (2018) Competing perspectives on frames of reference in language and thought. Cognition. 170:9-24.
  2. Doing Bayesian Data Analysis (Kruschke, 2015): Chapter 5

20 October: Saima Hafeez: QP Update

27 October: Doing Bayesian Data Analysis (Kruschke, 2015): Chapters 6 & 7

3 November: 

  1. Stephanie QP Research Update

10 November:

  1. Saima Urdu Causality Research Update
  2. Doing Bayesian Data Analysis (Kruschke, 2015): Chapter 15

17 November: Dry run spectacular! Randi (AAA); Erika (ALT); Juergen (ALT)

1 December: Language Evolution/Complex Adaptive Systems

Spring 2017 – Tuesdays, 4-5:20 pm, Baldy 617

April 4Data talk: Ali

January 31 First meeting!
February 7 Future in tenseless languages: Juergen Bohnemeyer
February 14 12:30-2:00  Space Robots in love
February 21  Data talk: Saima
February 28  Data talk: Erika
March 7  Data talk: Kate
March 10 2:00-3:30 *Friday* Speed dating
March 14 **SNOW DAY** Data talk: Holly
March 21 Spring Break
March 28 AAG Dryrun: Randi Moore (and Holly Data)
March 31 12:30-2:00 Special cross-pollination: SemTyp and SynSem combined for future time reference
April 4 Ali Alshehri
April 11  Discussion: Li & Abarbanell in response to Haun 2006
April 18 BTLI Dryrun: Randi Moore
April 25 QP Dryrun: Stephanie
May 2  Event description with LSTM-RNNs
May 9 IPrA Dryrun: Erika

Other topics of interest:

Data discussions: Ali, Erika, Holly, Kate, Saima

Robot direction paper: Michael Spranger “The evolution of grounded spatial language”

Stats paper: Eager & Roy (2017) “Mixed effects models are sometimes terrible”

Iconicity LSA


Selected Papers to discuss:

Lupyan, G. & R. Dale (2010), Language structure is partly determined by social structure. PLOSone

Li, P. & L. Abarbanell (submitted), Alternative spin on phylogenetically inherited spatial reference frames.

Li, P. & L. Abarbanell (submitted), Competing Perspectives: Frames of Reference in Language and Thought.

New papers from Terry Regier’s webpage:

Emily Cibelli, Yang Xu, Joseph L. Austerweil, Thomas L. Griffiths, and Terry Regier (2016). The Sapir-Whorf hypothesis and probabilistic inference: Evidence from the domain of color. PLOS ONE 11(7): e0158725. [Preprint]

Terry Regier, Alexandra Carstensen, and Charles Kemp (2016). Languages support efficient communication about the environment: Words for snow revisited. PLOS ONE 11(4): e0151138.

Yang Xu, Terry Regier, and Barbara C. Malt (2016). Historical semantic chaining and efficient communication: The case of container names. Cognitive Science, 40, 2081-2094. [Supplementary material]

Terry Regier, Charles Kemp, and Paul Kay (2015). Word meanings across languages support efficient communication. In B. MacWhinney & W. O’Grady (Eds.), The handbook of language emergence (pp. 237-263). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Terry Regier, Naveen Khetarpal, and Asifa Majid (2013). Inferring semantic maps. Linguistic Typology, 17, 89-105. [Preprint] [Supplementary material]


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