Start-of-Semester Workshop at the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft

The General Linguistics department has planned an interdisciplinary start-of-semester workshop to highlight the ongoing research of different groups within the department and to promote interdisciplinary co-operation. The workshop takes place today,Tuesday April 16th from 9:50- 15:00 at the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft (Wilhelmstraße 19, rm 002) and includes the following talks:

  • 10.00-11.00 On the automatic analyis of learner language: Modeling between surface features and linguistic abstraction (Detmar Meurers)
  • 11.00-11.30 TüNDRA -- A Treebank Query Tool (Scott Martens)
  • 11.30-12.00 Annotation of Semantic Relations in Noun-Noun Compounds (Corina Dima, Verena Henrich, Erhard Hinrichs (A3/INF), Yannick Versley (A3))
  • 13.00-13.20 Reading Noun-Noun compounds: Decomposition makes things worse! (Harald Baayen, Cyrus Shaoul, Michael Ramscar, Petar Milin and Victor Kuperman)
  • 13.20-13.40 Lexical statistics, learning theory, and the myth of cognitive decline (Peter Hendrix, Michael Ramscar, and Harald Baayen)
  • 13.40-14.00 Word Frequency, vowel length and vowel quality in speech production: An electromagnetic articulography study of the importance of experience (Fabian Tomaschek, Martijn Wieling, Denis Arnold and Harald Baayen)
  • 14.00-14.20 Prosodic Effects in German V2 structures (Petra Augurzky)
  • 14.20-14.40 Conditionals as Topics (Christian Ebert)
  • 14.40-15.00 Project presentation "Language Evolution: The Empirical Turn” (Gerhard Jäger)



Anybody interested in learning more about research going on at the Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft is welcome!