Monday, February 15
9:00am Opening Remarks
9:15am Keynote Talk: Naomi Feldman
11:00am Talks: Processing and Acquisition (Chair: Kyle Mahowald)
- Effects of Duration, Locality, and Surprisal in Speech Disfluency Prediction in English Spontaneous Speech.
- Samvit Dammalapati, Rajakrishnan Rajkumar and Sumeet Agarwal.
- Learning Morphological Productivity as Meaning-Form Mappings.
- Sarah Payne, Jordan Kodner and Charles Yang.
- Modeling German Word Order Acquisition via Bayesian Inference.
- Annika Heuser and Polina Tsvilodub.
- Apparent Communicative Efficiency in the Lexicon is Emergent.
- Spencer Caplan, Jordan Kodner and Charles Yang.
12:00pm Posters: Syntax
Tuesday, February 16
09:00am Talks: Semantics and Pragmatics (Chair: Katrin Erk)
- A Rate-Distortion view of human pragmatic reasoning.
- Noga Zaslavsky, Jennifer Hu and Roger Levy.
- Epistemic semantics in guarded string models.
- Eric Campbell and Mats Rooth.
- Tuiteamos o pongamos un tuit? Investigating the Social Constraints of Loanword Integration in Spanish Social Media.
- Ian Stewart, Diyi Yang and Jacob Eisenstein.
- Will it Unblend?
- Yuval Pinter, Cassandra Jacobs and Jacob Eisenstein.
11:30am Keynote Talk: Martha Palmer
1:00pm Gather.Town Social/Q&A
Wednesday, February 17
08:30am Keynote Talk: Steven Bird
09:45am Talks: Multilinguality (Chair: Nathan Schneider)
- A Network Science Approach to Bilingual Code-switching.
- Qihui Xu, Magdalena Markowska, Martin Chodorow and Ping Li.
- What’s in a Span? Evaluating the Creativity of Span-Based Multilingual Constituent Parsing.
- Daniel Dakota and Sandra Kübler.
- CLiMP: A Benchmark for Chinese Language Model Evaluation.
- Beilei Xiang, Changbing Yang, Yu Li, Alex Warstadt and Katharina Kann.
- Multilingual BERT, ergativity, and grammatical subjecthood.
- Isabel Papadimitriou, Ethan A. Chi, Richard Futrell and Kyle Mahowald.
11:00am Talks: Phonology (Chair: Jane Chandlee)
- Emergent Gestural Scores in a Recurrent Neural Network Model of Vowel Harmony.
- Caitlin Smith, Charlie O’Hara, Eric Rosen and Paul Smolensky.
- Learning nonlocal phonotactics in Strictly Piecewise phonotactic model.
- Huteng Dai.
- Capturing gradience in long-distance phonology using probabilistic tier-based strictly local grammars.
- Connor Mayer.
- Learning Interactions of Local and Non-Local Phonotactic Constraints from Positive Input.
- Aniello De Santo and Alëna Aksënova.
12:00pm Gather.Town Social/Q&A
Thursday, February 18
09:00am Talks: Syntax (Chair: Adina Williams)
- Structure Here, Bias There: Hierarchical Generalization by Jointly Learning Syntactic Transformations.
- Karl Mulligan, Robert Frank and Tal Linzen.
- Multiple Wh-Movement is not Special: The Subregular Complexity of Persistent Features in Minimalist Grammars.
- Thomas Graf and Kalina Kostyszyn.
- CCG Supertagging as Top-down Tree Generation.
- Jakob Prange, Nathan Schneider and Vivek Srikumar.
- Drivers of English Syntactic Change in the Canadian Parliament.
- Liwen Hou and David Smith.
- Testing for Grammatical Category Abstraction in Neural Language Models.
- Najoung Kim and Paul Smolensky.
10:30am Talks: Morphology (Chair: Richard Futrell)
- Inflectional paradigms as interacting systems.
- Eric Rosen.
- Formalizing Inflectional Paradigm Shape with Information Theory.
- Grace LeFevre, Micha Elsner and Andrea Sims.
- Strong generative capacity of morphological processes.
- Hossep Dolatian, Jeffrey Heinz and Jonathan Rawski.
- Multiple alignments of inflectional paradigms.
- Sacha Beniamine and Matías Guzmán Naranjo.
Friday, February 19
11:00am Business Meeting + General Discussion