Schedule for SCiL 2022

All times in EST. Register here to gain access to the Zoom and Gather links for the conference.

Monday, February 7

  • Opening Remarks 10:00-10:15
  • Keynote 1: Alexander Clark 10:15-11:30
    • Weak learning, strong learning and the identification of syntactic structure.
  • Break 11:30-11:45
  • Talk Session 1: Syntax 11:45-12:45 (Session Chair: Lori Levin)
    • Learning constraints on wh-dependencies by learning how to efficiently represent wh-dependencies: A developmental modeling investigation with Fragment Grammar
      Niels Dickson, Lisa Pearl and Richard Futrell
    • Typological Implications of Tier-Based Strictly Local Movement
      Thomas Graf
    • Evaluating Structural Economy Claims in Relative Clause Attachment
      Aniello De Santo and So Young Lee
  • Break 12:45-1:00
  • Talk Session 2: Syntax (NLP) 1:00-2:00 (Session Chair: Marten van Schijndel)
    • Can language models capture syntactic associations without surface cues? A case study of reflexive anaphor licensing in English control constructions
      Soo-Hwan Lee and Sebastian Schuster
    • How well do LSTM language models learn filler-gap dependencies?
      Satoru Ozaki, Daniel Yurovsky and Lori Levin
    • Learning Argument Structures with Recurrent Neural Network Grammars
      Ryo Yoshida and Yohei Oseki
  • Informal gather session 2:00-3:00

Tuesday, February 8

  • Talk Session 3: Psycholinguistics (sound) 10:00-11:00 (Session Chair: Ewan Dunbar)
    • Linguistic Complexity and Planning Effects on Word Duration in Hindi Read Aloud Speech
      Sidharth Ranjan, Rajakrishnan Rajkumar and Sumeet Agarwal
    • Modeling human-like morphological prediction
      Eric Rosen
    • A split-gesture, competitive, coupled oscillator model of syllable structure predicts the emergence of edge gemination and degemination
      Francesco Burroni
  • Break 11-11:15
  • Posters 11:15-12:15
    1. The interaction between cognitive ease and informativeness shapes the lexicons of natural languages
      Thomas Brochhagen and Gemma Boleda
    2. Incremental Acquisition of a Minimalist Grammar using an SMT-Solver
      Sagar Indurkhya
    3. Universal Dependencies and Semantics for English and Hebrew Child-directed Speech
      Ida Szubert, Omri Abend, Nathan Schneider, Samuel Gibbon, Sharon Goldwater and Mark Steedman
    4. MaxEnt Learners are Biased Against Giving Probability to Harmonically Bounded Candidates
      Charlie O’Hara
    5. Representing multiple dependencies in prosodic structures
      Kristine Yu
    6. Inferring Inferences: Relational Propositions for Argument Mining
      Andrew Potter
    7. Concurrent hidden structure & grammar learning
      Adeline Tan
    8. What masked language models can teach us about linguistic uncertainty
      Cassandra Jacobs, Ryan Hubbard and Kara Federmeier
  • Break 12:15-12:30
  • Keynote 2: Caitlin Smith 12:30-1:45
    • Grammar and Representation Learning for Opaque Harmony Processes (joint work with Charlie O’Hara)
  • Talk Session 4: Phonology: 1:45-2:45 (Session Chair: Hossep Dolatian)
    • Learning Stress Patterns with a Sequence-to-Sequence Neural Network
      Brandon Prickett and Joe Pater
    • A model theoretic perspective on phonological feature systems
      Scott Nelson
    • Learning input strictly local functions: comparing approaches with Catalan adjectives
      Colin Wilson
  • Informal gather session 2:45-3:45

Wednesday, February 9

  • Keynote 3: Katrin Erk 10:00-11:15
    • Computational frameworks for garden-variety polysemy: Word vectors have a story bias. We should use them anyway.
  • Break 11:15-11:30
  • Talk Session 5: NLP: 11:30-12:30 (Session Chair: Tal Linzen)
    • When classifying arguments, BERT doesn’t care about word order … except when it does
      Isabel Papadimitriou, Richard Futrell and Kyle Mahowald
    • ANLIzing the Adversarial Natural Language Inference Dataset
      Adina Williams, Tristan Thrush and Douwe Kiela
    • Parsing Early Modern English for Linguistic Search
      Seth Kulick, Neville Ryant and Beatrice Santorini
  • Break 12:30-12:45
  • Talk Session 6: Psycholinguistics (s-side): 12:45-1:45 (Session Chair: Jonathan Brennan)
    • Horse or pony? Visual typicality and lexical frequency affect variability in object naming
      Eleonora Gualdoni, Thomas Brochhagen, Andreas Mädebach and Gemma Boleda
    • Analysis of Language Change in Collaborative Instruction Following
      Anna Effenberger, Eva Yan, Rhia Singh, Alane Suhr and Yoav Artzi
    • Remodelling complement coercion interpretation
      Frederick Gietz and Barend Beekhuizen
  • Business Meeting: 1:45-2:30
  • Informal gather session 1:45-2:45