13 – 14 JANUARY 2021
Parametric Networks of Language Variation: Theories and Methodologies
VIA TEAMS Registration form
This workshop aims at investigating the relations between the properties of Universal Grammar, the various theories of variation and language acquisition, and the different methodologies we have to collect and use data. This includes (but is not limited to) big data, machine learning, interviews, on-line questionnaires, and other strategies that, step by step, are becoming more and more used in our (and adjacent) fields. You will receive an invitation after filling the registration form below the title.
Cristina Buenafuentes (UAB)
Ángel J. Gallego (UAB)
Edita Gutiérrez (UCM)
Jaume Mateu (UAB)
Ricardo Etxepare (IKER – CNRS)
Francesc Roca (UdG)
JANUARY 13 (WEDNESDAY)
15:15 – PRESENTATION
15:30 – Theresa Biberauer, University of Cambridge
Linking parameters, acquisition, variation and change; a Maximise Minimal Means persperctive.
16:30 – Roberta D’Alessandro, Utrecth University
Tackling change in contact: the microcontact perspective.
17:30 – BREAK
18:00 – Lauren Ackerman, University of Newcastle
Exploring syntactic microvariation with hierarchical cluster analysis.
19:00 END OF DAY ONE
JANUARY 14 (THURSDAY)
10:30 – Inés Fernández-Ordóñez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Investigating grammar variation in dialectics of rural Spanish.
11:30 – Irantzu Epelde, IKER – CNRS
Collecting and analysing written & spoken Basque for investigating language variation.
12:30 – LUNCH BREAK
15:00 – Laura Domínguez, University of Southampton
A model for investigating syntactic attrition: insights from the ‘Vulnerable Native Grammars Project’.
16:00 – Charles Yang, University of Pennsylvania
Discovery Procedure for Parameters
17:00 END OF DAY TWO