2016 Annual Meeting of the
Linguistics Association of Great Britain

University of York, 6-9 September 2016

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Workshop on Computation | Summer School

Workshop on Advances in Linguistic Theory through Computation

Friday 9 September 2016

This workshop will be held in conjunction with Paul Smolensky's Linguistics Association Lecture at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Association of Great Britain 2016. The organisers are Jennifer Culbertson (Edinburgh) and Paul Smolensky (Johns Hopkins). 


Advances in linguistic theory have often been a direct result of the application of general computational principles to the study of grammar. Historically, this includes the introduction of completely new grammar formalisms founded on logic, probability or information theory, and neural networks (e.g. TG, GPSG, TAG, CCG, MG, HG/OT). Further developments in computation continue to drive innovative approaches to linguistics, influencing foundational assumptions concerning the types  of representations and architectures that characterize grammar. This workshop addresses recent insights in linguistic theory that have been enabled by computationally-driven approaches and formalisms.

The workshop will consist of talks by the following people:

1. Janet Pierrehumbert (Oxford)

2. Mark Steedman (Edinburgh)

3. Gaja Jarosz (UMass)

4. Stephen Clark (Cambridge)

5. Jenny Culbertson (Edinburgh)

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