Winter 2011 Workshop

Quantitative Measures in Morphology and Morphological Development

University of California, San Diego
January 15-16, 2011
Faculty Organizer: Farrell Ackerman, UCSD Department of Linguistics

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Continental Breakfast

9:15am - 10:15am

Paradigmatics, syntagmatics, and the agglutinative ideal [slides]
Farrell Ackerman
(UC San Diego) and Rob Malouf (San Diego State University)

10:15am - 11:15am

Measuring inflectional complexity: French and Mauritian [slides]
Olivier Bonami
(Paris-Sorbonne U.), Gilles Boyé (Bordeaux U.) and Fabiola Henri (U. of Mauritius)

11:15am - 12:15pm

Explaining inflectional defectiveness: Information theory and the inflectional paradigm from synchronic and diachronic perspective [slides]
Andrea Sims
(Ohio State University)

12:15pm - 1:30pm

Lunch Break

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Item and pattern morphology [slides]
Jim Blevins (Cambridge University, England)

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Entropy, relative entropy, and naive discriminative learning [slides]
Harald Baayen (University of Alberta, Canada)

3:30pm - 3:45pm


3:45pm - 4:45pm

The Effective Complexity of morphological systems: Can we hope to ever obtain a complete and correct description of a language's morphology? [slides]
Fermin Moscoso del Prado Martin
(Laboratoire Dynamique du Langage, Université Lumiére Lyon 2)

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Lexical learning and lexical diffusion: studies on dispersion, social factors, and cultural consumption [slides]
Paula Chesley
(University of Minnesota)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Continental Breakfast

9:15am - 10:15am

Input, Uncertainty and the Early Course of Language Development [slides]
Colin Bannard
(University of Texas at Austin)

10:15am - 11:15am

Information structure and learning: the artificiality of grammar [slides]
Michael Ramscar

11:15am - 12:15pm

Entropy measures and predictive recognition as mirrored in gating and lexical decision over multimorphemic Hungarian noun forms [slides]
Csaba Pléh
(BME Kognitív Tudományi Tanszék), Kornél Németh (BME Kognitív Tudományi Tanszék), Judit Fazekas (BME Kognitív Tudományi Tanszék) and Daniel Varga (MOK BME)

12:15pm - 1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Blinkered vision:  Sources of opacity in inflectional paradigms [slides]
Raphael Finkel
(U. of Kentucky, Lexington) and Greg Stump (U. of Kentucky, Lexington)

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Parsing with Paradigms: a Realizational Approach for Specification and Statistical Learning of Grammatical Descriptions [slides]
Reut Tsarfaty
(Uppsala University, Sweden)

3:30pm - 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 4:45pm

Self-organization in the English suffix system [slides]
Mark Lindsay
(SUNY, Stonybrook)

4:45pm - 5:45pm

Towards a Stochastic Model of Linguistic Competence [slides]
Shalom Lappin
(King’s College London)