Look Who’s Talking

  • At the COLING 2012 conference in Mumbai, Paul Kiparsky gave a plenary talk entitled “Minimum Description Length as the basis of Panini’s grammar”, and along with Gerald Penn presented a poster called “On Panini and the Generative Capacity of Contextualized Replacement Systems”. Martin Kay is the program chair for the conference.
  • Asya Pereltsvaig gave a talk last night with Martin Lewis entitled “Mismodeling Indo-European Origins: Science, the New York Times, and the Assault on Historical Linguistics”. It was so well-attended people had to sit on the floor!