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Research Center for Language and Cognition Linguistics Lunch

Linguistics Lunch 2017

Monthly on Thursday, 12.00-12.45:

12.00 - 12.15: Walk-in with coffee/tea and homemade cake
12.15 - 12.30: Presentation 1
12.30 - 12.45: Presentation 2

Date Speaker & Title of Presentation
December 7

Ielka van der Sluis - "PAT: Pictures and Text" (see a short abstract below)


Amélie la Roi - "Idioms in the aging brain"

November 16

Gertjan van Noord - "Finding Dutch syntactic structures"

Jorrig Vogels - "Try to see it my way"

Oktober 12

Bernat Bardagil-Mas - "Adposition doubling: Amazonian fieldwork and linguistic theory"

Angeliek van Hout - "L1 Acquisition of Event Culmination in a Cross-Linguistic Perspective"

September 14

Carel Jansen - "Toward developing more effective health communication messages: Outcomes of recent research in the Netherlands and in South Africa"

Janet Fuller - "The discursive construction of social categories in Germany"

June 29

Mike Huiskes - "Displayed understandings of embodied behaviour in joint activities"

Martijn Wieling - "Language variation on the tongue"

June 1

Petra Hendriks - "Language acquisition is easy (if you're a mind reader)"

Tom Koole - "Saying 'thank you' in emergency calls"

May 11

Nanna Hilton - "Sociolinguistics in the Local Multilingual Setting"

Johan Bos - "Lost in translation, found in meaning"

April 20

John Hoeks - "Convincing conversations: Can a dialogue-system make you vegan?"

Anna Pot - "Aging in the northern Netherlands: Are multilinguals healthy agers?"

March 9

Kees de Glopper: "Writing with style"

Merel Keijzer: "Language learning never gets old: how bilingualism sculpts aging"

February 9

Roel Jonkers: "The Foreign Accent Syndrome"

Hanneke Loerts: "The Use(fulness) of Subtitles"

January 12

Jack Hoeksema: "Hoogst-höchst-högst-highly"

Barbara Plank: "The side benefit of behaviour: using
keystroke dynamics to inform Natural Language Processing"

Note: This schedule is subject to change.

Abstracts

"Hoogst-höchst-högst-highly"

Jack Hoeksema

Four Germanic languages have an adverb of degree, with a
meaninghigh/highest, sharing an nearly exclusive preference for
polysyllabic,polymorphemic words. These adverbs are not in use in the
common ancestor language, but appear to have spread by contact in the
early modern period.
Otherwise similar adverbs, such as German äusserst, Dutch uiterst, do
not share this preference. I discuss the theoretical impact of these
observations, and what they tell us about language contact.

"PAT: Pictures and Text"

Ielka van der Sluis

In this talk I will present an overview of the work in the PAT project. The PAT project addresses the use, effects and optimisation of documents that contain pictures and text (PAT). PAT innovatively combines approaches from Information Design Research and Computational Linguistics employing corpus collection and analysis, (automatic) annotation, experimentation, and natural language generation. The PAT project will deliver theoretical results in terms of empirically validated models for effective multimodal documents. Results of practical value include new annotated multimodal corpora, implemented taggers to automatically annotate potentially effective properties of multimodal documents, algorithms to automatically evaluate and to automatically generate effective text-picture combinations and authoring guidelines to produce good quality multimodal documents.

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