Ellen Lau, assistant professor at the UMD Linguistics Department, spoke about the role of neuroimaging in linguistics.
Slideshow can be viewed here.
Aaron spoke about the use of n-grams in computers’ analysis and prediction of language. Notes and slideshow coming soon.
Kristin Mulrooney, Linguistics Professor at Gallaudet University, concluded our ASL series with a lecture on the challenges of creating signing avatars, in particular facial expressions. Her slideshow can be seen here.
NOTES (thanks to AC):
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Gallaudet University Assistant Professor of Linguistics Miako Rankin discussed research in ASL syntax. Dr. Rankin was supposed to visit last month, but had to reschedule because of the ice day. If you didn’t get a chance to skim through the reading last time, you can find it here.
We had a nice discussion about various aspects of ASL syntax and culture. We watched videos of ASL stories and poems.
Dan Parker from UMD, a grad student who worked with Alan on his SRP, visited to discuss their semantic model of human memory — a preview for the national conference they’ll present at next week.
Notes and slides coming soon.
We received an email from the Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars at Ohio State University. It’s copied below if you’re interested — sounds like a fun opportunity. The flyer is available here.
We’re writing to you from the Ohio State University Linguistics Department to let you know about a great opportunity for high school students interested in linguistics. For the last five years we’ve run a week long summer camp here at OSU called SLIYS – the Summer Linguistic Institute for Youth Scholars. SLIYS (pronounced like “slice”) is the nation’s only linguistics summer camp for high school students, and we want to share our program with high school linguistics clubs around the country.
SLIYS students spend one week living on campus here at Ohio State, gaining the tools to better understand how languages work. You will learn about sound systems, grammatical systems, writing systems, and the ways that speakers of different languages interact with each other.
Whether you want to become a foreign language teacher, join the Peace Corps, live in another country, or study languages or linguistics in college, the knowledge you gain from your SLIYS experience is certain to help! SLIYS Instructors are members of the Department of Linguistics at the Ohio State University, including faculty, staff, and PhD candidates. We have a wide range of linguistic expertise and are familiar with an extensive and diverse collection of the world’s languages.
I’ve attached the flyer for this year’s program, which includes information on dates and costs. Please share this information at your next linguistics club meeting, and check out our website at http://linguistics.osu.edu/
sliys. Feel free to contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions! We’re glad you’re interested in linguistics, and look forward to seeing you at SLIYS!
Deborah Chen Pichler, an Associate Professor of Linguistics at Gallaudet University, spoke about children’s acquisition of American Sign Language. This is a very cool topic that sheds a lot of light on what “language” means.
Notes coming soon.
Alan told us about theories for the neural basis for cognition, including language — and about the problems with the most common approach. We also worked on NACLO problems for the exam tomorrow.
Notes coming soon.