Judith Tonhauser, David Beaver, Craige Roberts, and Mandy Simons have won the LSA’s Best Paper in Language award for their March 2013 paper Toward a taxonomy of projective content. Check it out!
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Former student Lauren Hall-Lew and visiting scholar Katie Drager have authored papers included among English Language and Linguistics‘ “Top 10 of 2013″. As a bonus, you can find the announcement and their papers here.
Herb Clark presented his paper “Social Actions, Social Commitments” at the Stanford Humanities Center Geballe Workshop “Varieties of Agency” on December 3.
Cleo Condoravdi spoke at the Berkeley Meaning Sciences Club on Tuesday Dec. 3 on “The Ingredients of Anankasticity”.
Loads of Stanford linguists will be presenting at this week’s meeting of The Acoustical Society of America:
- Meghan Sumner, Annette D’Onofrio, Kevin McGown, Teresa Pratt, and Jeremy Calder presented Tuesday on Differences in the recognition of careful and casual speech. Meghan also chaired Tuesday’s Speech Perception session.
- Annette D’Onofrio presented on Sociolinguistic perceptions of Californian /æ/ backing on Tuesday.
- Alum Marisa Casillas and Michael C. Frank present today on Predictive processing during discourse comprehension.
- Meghan Sumner and Seung Kyung Kim present today on Effects of emotional prosody on word recognition.
- Robert J. Podesva presents today on Gender differences in the acoustic realization of creaky voice: Evidence from conversational data collected in Northern California. Robert will also chair today’s Speech Analysis session.
- Marisa Casillas and Tania Henetz present today on The Meet a Friend corpus of spontaneous speech: New data, initial results.
Several Stanford Linguistics faculty and affiliates will present papers at NIPS 2013 in Tahoe on December 5-8:
- “Reasoning With Neural Tensor Networks for Knowledge Base Completion” (R. Socher, D. Chen, C. Manning, and A. Ng)
- “Zero-Shot Learning Through Cross-Modal Transfer” (R. Socher, M. Ganjoo, C. Manning, A. Ng)
- “Learning and using language via recursive pragmatic reasoning about other agents” (N. Smith, N. Goodman, M. Frank)
- “Learning Stochastic Inverses” (A. Stuhlmüller, J. Taylor, N. Goodman)
Please join us in the department lounge today at 4PM for a social. All are welcome!
Consulting Professor Ron Kaplan, Senior Director at Nuance Communications, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from University of Copenhagen, in recognition of his contributions to theoretical linguistics, computational linguistics, and applications of language technology. Read more about it here.
Dan Jurafsky presented “Extracting Social Meaning from the Everyday” at Georgetown University’s Guest Speaker Series on November 12.
Stephanie Shih presented “Local Interactions In Agreement By Correspondence” at the UCLA Phonology Seminar on the 20th.
Rob Podesva gave a colloquium at Pomona College yesterday (Nov. 21) and will give a UCLA colloquium today (Nov. 22) entitled “Social Constraints On The Phonetic Realization Of /S/ In Inland California: Effects Of Conservatism And Normative Gender”.
Heeju Hwang joins the department as a postdoc next week. She comes to us after finishing a Ph.D. at the University of Southern California in 2012. Her main research area is psycholinguistics, in particular the interaction of language-specific grammatical properties with language processing. Heeju will have primary responsibility for administering the department lab and helping with lab needs including:
Please join us in extending a hearty welcome to Heeju!
Lauri Karttunen and Annie Zaenen will be giving two talks at the University of Edinburgh this weekend:
- “The multiple interpretations of be lucky to VP”
- “When you aren’t stupid you do not do stupid things: implicative uses of evaluative factive adjectives”
These presentations result from joint work with Cleo Condoravdi and Stanley Peters and their 2012 interns Miriam King Connor, Marianne Naval, Tania Rojas-Esponda, and their 2013 interns, Stuart Melton, Kenny Moran, Dasha Popova, in the Language and Natural Reasoning group at CSLI.
Stephanie Shih and Sharon Inkelas will present “Unstable surface correspondence as the source of local conspiracies” at NELS 44 at the University of Connecticut on October 18-20.
A number of current or recent Stanford linguists and affliates will present their work at EMNLP 2013 in Seattle, WA on October 18-21:
- Sida Wang, Mengqiu Wang, Chris Manning, Percy Liang and Stefan Wager: “Feature Noising for Log-linear Structured Prediction”
- Aju Thalappillil Scaria, Jonathan Berant, Mengqiu Wang, Peter Clark, Justin Lewis, Brittany Harding and Christopher Manning: “Learning Biological Processes with Global Constraints”
- Richard Socher, Alex Perelygin, Jean Wu, Christopher Manning, Andrew Ng and Jason Chuang: “Recursive Models for Semantic Compositionality Over a Sentiment Treebank”
- Will Zou, Richard Socher, Daniel Cer and Christopher Manning: “Bilingual Word Embeddings for Phrase-Based Machine Translation”
- Valentin Spitkovsky, Hiyan Alshawi and Daniel Jurafsky: “Breaking Out of Local Optima with Count Transforms and Model Recombinations: A Study in Grammar Induction”
- Joo-Kyung Kim and Marie-Catherine de Marneffe: “Deriving adjectival scales from continuous space word representations”