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Quantitative Historical Linguistics

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Presentations


2014

Johann-Mattis List and Jelena Prokić. A benchmark database of phonetic alignments in historical linguistics and dialectology. Poster presentation at the International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) 2014, 26 May - 31 May 2014, Reykjavik, Iceland.

Jelena Prokić. Modeling Dialect Change - Combining Regular Sound Correspondences and Geographic Spread. Invited talk at the Workshop on Historical and Empirical Evolutionary Linguistics (WHEEL), February 15-16, 2014, Tübingen, Germany.

Johann-Mattis List. The LingPy library for quantitative historical linguistics: Background, theory, and application. Invited talk at the Workshop on Historical and Empirical Evolutionary Linguistics (WHEEL), February 15-16, 2014, Tübingen, Germany.

2013

Johann-Mattis List. Network approaches reveal the complexity of Chinese dialect history. Talk held at The 8th Conference of the European Association of Chinese Linguistics, September 26-28, 2013, EHESS, Paris, France.

Steven Moran and Damian Blasi. Cross-linguistic Comparison of Complexity Measures in Phonological Systems. 44th Poznan Linguistic Meeting (PLM 2013). 29 August  - 1 September. Poznan, Poland.

Steven Moran and Jelena Prokić. Application and evaluation of quantitative comparative methods on Dogon. Colloquium on African Languages & Linguistics. 26-28 August 2013. Leiden, The Netherlands.

Johann-Mattis List (2013): Improving Phylogeny-Based Network Approaches to Investigate the History of the Chinese Dialects. Invited paper prepared for the LFK Society Young Scholars Symposium, August 11-13, University of Washington, Seattle. [pdf] [sup]

Jelena Prokić. Tracking Typology on the Micro-Level: Inheritance and Diffusion of Linguistic Features. Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10). 15-18 August 2013. Leipzig, Germany.

Steven Moran, Taras Zakharko and Balthasar Bickel. Estimating Diachronic Preferences of Phonoloical Features Cross-linguistically. Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10). 15-18 August 2013. Leipzig, Germany.

Steven Moran and Michael Cysouw. Typology with Graphs and Matrices. Association for Linguistic Typology 10th Biennial Conference (ALT 10). 15-18 August 2013. Leipzig, Germany.

Jelena Prokić and Steven Moran. Diversity of language sources: challenges in digitization, interoperation and analysis. Language Diversity Congress: Computational Issues in Studying Language Diversity. 18-20 July 2013. Groningen, The Netherlands.

Steven Moran and Damian Blasi. Obstruents and latitude: acoustic adaptation, thermal influence or spurious statistics?’. Poster presented at the Language Diversity Congress: Computational Issues in Studying Language Diversity. 18-20 July. Groningen, The Netherlands. 

Jelena Prokić and Steven Moran. Digital technology and endangered Dogon languages. 19th LIPP Symposium. 11 July 2013. Munich, Germany.

Michael Cysouw and Iren Hartmann (2013). Visualising valency alternations. Talk held at the 35th DGfS Workshop on the Visualization of Linguistic Patterns, March 12-15, Potsdam, Germany.

List, Johann-Mattis (2013): Investigating the Impact of Sample Size on Cognate Detection. Talk held at the conference Comparative-Historical Linguistics Of the XXIst Century: Issues and Perspectives, March 20-22, Russian State University for the Humanities, Moscow, Russia. [link] [slides]

2012

List, Johann-Mattis, Steven Moran and Jelena Prokić (2012). Automatic Detection of Borrowings in Lexicostatistic Datasets. Talk held at the Workshop on Quantitative Approaches to areal Typology, December 13-14, KNAW, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. [slides]

Moran, Steven & Johann-Mattis List (2012). A Python Toolkit for Quantitative Tasks in Historical-Comparative Linguistics. Talk held at the workshop Phylomemetic and phylogenetic approaches in the humanities, November 22-24, Bern. 

Prokić, Jelena and Steven Moran (2012). Geolinguistic Diffusion of Language Change. Talk held at the workshop Simulating Diachrony Workshop. November 05, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

Prokić, Jelena (2012). Investigating the genealogical relatedness of the endangered Dogon languages. Talk held at the Biological Evolution and Diversification of Languages Workshop [BEDLAN]. September 20, University of Turku, Finland.

Prokhorov, Kiril, Jeffrey Heath and Steven Moran (2012). Dogon classification. Paper presented at Proto-Niger-Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction International Congress. September 18-21. Paris, France.

Moran, Steven (2012). ‘Research Unit: Quantitative Language Comparison’. Paper presented at the Institute for Language Information and Technology (The Linguist List). September 12, Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Prokić, Jelena and Michael Cysouw (2012). Combining the reconstruction of sound change and geographic spread.  Paper presented at the workshop Beyond Phylogeny: Quantitative diachronic explanations of language diversity, August 29 - September 1, Stockholm, Sweden.

List, Johann-Mattis; Nelson-Sathi, Shijulal & Dagan, Tal (2012). Modelling Chinese dialect evolution. Paper presented at the workshop Beyond Phylogeny: Quantitative diachronic explanations of language diversity, August 29 - September 1, Stockholm, Sweden.

Moran, Steven & Johann-Mattis List (2012). A Python library for historical-comparative linguistics.Talk held at the conference EuroSciPy 2012. August, 23–27, Brussels.

List, Johann-Mattis & Anselm Terhalle (2012). Reconstructing concept networks on the basis of cross-linguistic polysemy. Paper presented at the conference Concept Types and Frames in Language, Cognition, and Science (CTF’12). August 22-24, Düsseldorf, Germany.

List, Johann-Mattis (2012): Improving phonetic alignment by handling secondary sequence structures. Paper presented at the workshop Computational approaches to the study of dialectal and typological variation, organized as part of the ESSLLI 2012. August 6-10, Opole, Poland.

List, Johann-Mattis (2012): LingPy — A Python library for quantitative tasks in historical linguistics. Talk held at the workshop Typologica. July 19-20, Düsseldorf.

Moran, Steven and Jelena Prokić (2012). Investigating the genealogical relatedness of the endangered Dogon languages. Paper presented at the Digital Humanities 2012 conference. July 18-22, Hamburg, Germany.

Moran, Steven (2012). ‘Research Unit: Quantitative Language Comparison’. Talk held at the RefLex meeting (CRNS). June 05–07. Lyon, France.

Prokić, Jelena, Cagri Coltekin and John Nerbonne (2012). Detecting Shibboltehs. Paper presented at the EACL 2012 Joint Workshop of LINGVIS & UNCLH. April 23-24, Avignon, France.

List, Johann-Mattis (2012): LexStat: Automatic detection of cognates in multilingual wordlists. Paper presented at the Joint Workshop of LINGVIS and UNCLH, April 23-24, Avignon, France.

Prokić, Jelena (2012). Automatic Extraction of Phonetic Distances. Talk held at the Deutscher Sprachatlas. March 28, Marburg, Germany.

Cysouw, Michael and Jelena Prokić (2012). Word Order Universals and Information Density. Talk held at the Workshop on Information Density and Linguistic Variation at the 34th Annual Conference of the German Linguistic Society. March 08, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Bouda, Peter and Michael Cysouw (2012). Treating Dictionaries as a linked-data Corpus. Talk held at the Linked Data in Linguistics workshop (LDL-2012). March 08, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

2011

List, Johann-Mattis, Daniel Schulzek & Anselm Terhalle (2011): Interaction of writing, speaking, and meaning. A frame-based approach to Chinese character formation. Talk held at the conference Sensory-motor concepts in language and cognition (SMCLC 2011). December 01-03, Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf.

Prokić, Jelena (2011). New Quantitative Approaches to Language Change. Talk held at the Linguistisches Kolloquium München. November 30, LMU München, Germany.

Prokić, Jelena and Steven Moran (2011). Black Box Approaches to Genealogical Classification and their Shortcomings. Paper presented at the Workshop on Comparing Approaches to Measuring Linguistic Differences. October 23-24, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Moran, Steven and Michael Cysouw (2011). ‘Phonemic Inventories as a Phylogenetic Characteristic’. Talk held at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHLXX). July 25-30, Osaka, Japan.

Prokić, Jelena and Michael Cysouw (2011). Automatic detection of patterns of sound change. Talk held at the 20th International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHLXX). July 25-30, Osaka, Japan.

List, Johann-Mattis (2011): Eine neue Methode zur automatischen Identifikation etymologisch verwandter Wörter (A new method for the automatic identification of etymologically related words). Talk held at the workshop NLP Methods in Historical Linguistics. July 01, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany.

Prokić, Jelena and John Nerbonne (2011). What can dialect geography tell us about the diachronic variation of language? Talk held at the conference Bridging Disciplines — Evolution and Classification in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Sciences. June 24-26, Schloss Reisenburg, Ulm University, Germany.

List, Johann-Mattis (2011): Multiple sequence alignments in historical linguistics. A sound class based approach. Talk held at the conference Bridging Disciplines — Evolution and Classification in Biology, Linguistics and the History of Sciences. June 24-26, Schloss Reisenburg, Ulm University, Germany.

Cysouw, Michael, Jelena Prokić and Steven Moran (2011). Talk held at the Quantitative Historical Linguistics Workshop. June 07, EVA MPI, Leipzig, Germany.

Bouda, Peter and Michael Cysouw (2011). Unsupervised collaborative language analysis: A technical approach. Talk held at the Quantitative Historical Linguistics Workshop. June 07, EVA MPI, Leipzig, Germany.

Prokić, Jelena, Steven Moran and Michael Cysouw (2011). Orthography Profiles for Dealing with Written Data. Talk presented at the Moderne Ansätze und Methoden der Phonetischen Forschung. May 18, Institut fur Phonetik und Sprachverarbeitung, LMU München, Germany.

Prokić, Jelena (2011). An Information Theoretic Approach to Sound Change. Talk held at the Workshop on Language Evolution. April 29, Cognitive Interaction Technology Center of Excellence, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld, Germany.

Cysouw, Michael and Jelena Prokić (2011). Reconstructing Meaning Change from Parallel Corpora. Talk held at the conference Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Liguistics. March 28-31, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Moran, Steven (2011). Technological infrastructure for comparative linguistics and linguistic fieldwork: some case studies. Talk held at the Max Planck Institut for Evolution ̈are Anthropologie. January 27, Leipzig, Germany.

List, Johann-Mattis (2011): Multiple sequence alignments in historical linguistics. Talk held at the ConSOLE XIX: The 19th Conference of Student Organization of Linguistics in Europe. January 05-08, University of Groningen, The Netherlands.

 
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