And although the program still hasn't been made public, The New
Sesquipedalian's crackerjack investigative team has determined that roughly a
third of the papers selected for presentation at the
upcoming CUNY Sentence Processing
(hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill) have a Stanford-related author. And quite a few posters
- Roger Levy (UCSD)
A fully rational model of local-coherence effects: modeling uncertainty about the linguistic input in sentence comprehension
- Neal Snider
Evidence for a Unified Theory of Structural and Lexical Priming
- Nathaniel Smith and Roger Levy (UCSD)
Surprisal as optimal behavior: a formal model and empirical investigation
- Austin F. Frank and T. Florian Jaeger (U Rochester)
Models of Speaker Choice in Production: Integrating Information and Availability
- Michael Tanenhaus, Austin Frank, T. Florian Jaeger, Anne Pier Salverda and Mikhail Masharov
The art of the state: Mixed effects regression modeling in the Visual World
- Zenzi M. Griffin and Jennifer E. Arnold (UNC)
Attentional resources modulate pronoun use
- Carlos Gómez Gallo, T. Florian Jaeger and Ronald Smyth
From Message to Syntax: Incremental Syntactic Planning beyond the Clause Level
- T. Florian Jaeger, Evelina Fedorenko, Philip
Hofmeister (UCSD) and Edward Gibson
Processing: Anti-locality outside of Head-final Languages
- Laura Staum Casasanto
Using Social Information in Language Processing
- Susan Wagner Cook, T. Florian Jaeger and Michael Tanenhaus
Producing Dispreferred Structure
- T. Florian. Jaeger and Celeste Kidd
A Unified Model of Redundancy Avoidance and Strategic Lengthening
- Anuenue Kukona, Whitney Tabor (U Conn) and Sean Hutchins
Evidence for self-organized parsing: Local coherence facilitation
- Klinton Bicknell, Vera Demberg and Roger Levy
Local coherences in the wild: An eye-tracking corpus study
- Elizabeth Coppock
The representation of plans in speech production: Evidence from syntactic blends
- Laura Staum Casasanto and Ivan A. Sag
Antilocality in Ungrammaticality: Nonlocal grammaticality violations are easier to process
- Roger Levy, Edward Gibson and Evelina Fedorenko
Expectation-based processing of extraposed structures in English
- Jennifer E. Arnold and Shin-Yi C. Lao
Egocentric attention influences pronoun comprehension
- Roger Levy and Frank Keller
Expectation and Memory in Processing of German Verb-final Clauses: Relativization Matters
- Tuan Lam, Duane Watson and Jennifer Arnold
Effects of repeated mention and predictability on the production of acoustic prominence
- David Race, Michael Tanenhaus, Mary Hare and T. Florian Jaeger
All we are saying is give primes a chance
- Daniel Casasanto
Gesture Benefits Language Production, Speech Perception, and Memory
- Alexandros Christodoulou, Lorelle Babwah and Jennifer Arnold
Effects of production effort on acoustic prominence
- Philip Hofmeister
The After-Effects of Linguistic Form Choice on Comprehension
- Inbal Arnon and Eve Clark
Learning irregular plurals -- why irregulars are like regulars
- Hannah Rohde, Roger Levy and Andrew Kehler
Implicit Causality Biases Influence Relative Clause Attachment
The New Sesquipedalian would like to thank those of you who wrote in
trying to guess the identities of last week's mystery linguists. Alas,
the only correct `guess' we received was from John Ohala, who
in fact was the person who took the picture back in 1966. While the NeSe
is proud to count John among its readers, awarding him a prize for the
correct answer seems unfair, given the circumstances...
So, the people in the pictures? Eve Clark
. A number of you were half right, mistaking Lyons for Herb
Clark. (Sesquitrivia: Actually, Eve was Eve Curme in 1966. It was at
this institute that Herb and Eve met for the first time...) Our favorite
wrong guess for the identities of the mystery linguists was `Joan
and Tom Wasow
'! (Rest assured - all guessers'
identities remain strictly confidential...)
Since we as a community clearly need more practice at identifying
linguists from pictures, here's the next mystery linguist whose identity
you may contemplate.
This picture was taken at a UCLA syntax confab in
1969. First correct answer sent to email@example.com wins a double
[HINT: Though perhaps John Lyons was an unfamiliar face, you have definitely seen this linguist. In fact you almost certainly know him.... -The Sesquipeditor]
And while we're practicing our ability to
identify linguists, let's practice identifying
their names. Meghan says we should start with the following -- a spectogram
of the first (given) name of someone in the department. The first person who
finds Meghan and gives her (in person) the right answer
wins a 'chocolate prize'.
There will be a harder name published each week in the NeSe until the
entire department can read spectograms fluently!
Whose name is this?
For events farther in the future consult the Upcoming Events Page
- FRIDAY, 29 FEBRUARY
Molly Babel (UC Berkeley)
Language Attrition: The interaction of bilingualism and language change.
12:00, ExL Lab
Comparing examplar-based models and connectionist models. Discussion
led by Jay McClelland.
1:15-2:15 PM, ExL Lab
To discuss the junior faculty search. All students and faculty welcome.
3:30, MJH 126
5:00, department lounge
- MONDAY, 3 MARCH
Chen Zhongmin (Berkeley)
"On the Implosive in the Haiyan Dialect"
12:00-1:00pm, 46 Dwinelle, Berkeley
"Prosodic evidence for the lexical status of quasi serial verbs"
3:15pm, MJH, Chair's Office
- TUESDAY, 4 MARCH
Discussion of Pascal Denis and Jason Baldridge, ' Global, Joint Determination of Anaphoricity and Coreference Resolution using Integer Programming'
2:30pm, Gates ???
- WEDNESDAY, 5 MARCH
Open House Welcome Lunch
Come meet the prospective grad students
12 noon in 460:126
- THURSDAY, 6 MARCH
Lera Boroditsky (Psychology)
"How the languages we speak shape the ways we think"
12 noon, Cordura Hall 100
Jean-Pierre Dupuy (French)
"Truth in Fiction"
4:15pm, 380:380C (Math Corner)
Katie Drager (U. of Canterbury)
"Speech Divergence as Performance"
5:30pm (snacks at 5:15), 460:126
- FRIDAY, 7 MARCH
12 noon in the ExL Lab
Abstraction at different levels of linguistic representation
(the `grain size' problem)
1:15-2:15 PM, ExL Lab
5:00 (or is it 4:00?) in the department lounge
- UPCOMING EVENTS (always under construction)
- LINGUISTIC DEPARTMENT EVENTS PAGE
- Got broader interests? The New Sesquipedalian recommends reading or even
subscribing to the CSLI Calendar, available HERE.
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