Welcome!I encourage you to browse around the navigation links at the top of the page. You'll find papers and presentations I've done, but you'll also find a bunch of other resources that may be useful (especially if you're in linguistics). If you have any questions, reach me by e-mail (tylers at stanford).
About meMy dissertation research is on language and emotion, but my interests are fairly broad. The main other ones are: (i) the role of language in human-technology interactions, (ii) documenting/classifying endangered African languages, (iii) sociolinguistic style, and (iv) probabilistic syntax and experimental methodology.
Interface designPeople interact with an interface through language (the button labels, the taxonomies, the instructions, the errors, the confirmations, etc), and linguistics is well-suited to tell us how language choices affect intelligibility and desirability.
- WordNet, a super-thesaurus
- Good thoughts on readability
- Some basics about language testing
- Some other references and resources
Here's a presentation I gave to Microsoft about linguistic design.
Here are some of my papers and presentations that others have liked (or which I have a soft spot for).
- My dissertation: "Emotions are relational: Positioning and the use of affective linguistic resources"
- Gender, styles, and social networks in Twitter (with David Bamman and Jacob Eisenstein) at NWAV41 presentation | paper
- Can we use crowdsourcing for linguistic research (work with Victor Kuperman)?
- What, if anything, is Shabo related to? (Unclassified, Ethiopia)
- For this, I use phylogenetic methods, here's a how-to for you to use these same methods/software on your languages of interest
- I also prepared a coding summary for the most genetically stable features in WALS.
- Here's the presentation I gave in Lyon on Dec 3, 2010 at a workshop on Language Isolates in Africa.
- My NWAV 2010 presentation: Variation in speech tempo: Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and all of us in between
- What does it mean to be a fast-talker? A slower-talker? Captain James T. Kirk? Developed from my paper on the social meaning of tempo