Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation (2015-2016)


The Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation is an interdisciplinary forum for students and faculty at the University of Chicago whose work concerns the intersection of these areas. Topics of discussion span across the computational, mathematical, and theoretical modeling of various aspects of language (learning, representation, distribution, typology, variation, change, etc). We also bring in invited speakers from around the world.

Interested graduate students from any University of Chicago department are especially invited to participate. If you have research you would like to present, please contact Jackson Lee to set things up.

The Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation is funded by the Council on Advanced Studies (CAS) at the University of Chicago.


Confirmed Non-local Invited Speakers

Greg Stump (University of Kentucky), Fall 2015

Klinton Bicknell (Northwestern University), Spring 2016

Bencie Woll (University College London), Fall 2015


Unless otherwise specified, the workshop meets on Fridays at 3:00pm in winter 2016 (venue: Rosenwald 015). Persons with a disability who believe they may need assistance are asked to contact Jackson Lee in advance.

Fall Quarter, 2015

Oct 15 (Thursday)
Time: 4pm
Venue: Harper 130
Speaker: Bencie Woll (University College London)
Phonological processing in sign language: linguistic and neuroscience perspectives
Nov 13 (Friday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: RO 301
Speaker: Ross Burkholder (University of Chicago)
Language use in MOBA Gaming Communities
(Co-sponsored by the Workshop on Language Variation and Change)
Nov 20 (Friday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: RO 301
Speaker: Greg Stump (University of Kentucky)
Morphomic properties and the interface of syntacticosemantic content with morphological form

Winter Quarter, 2016

Jan 12 (Tuesday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: Landahl
Speaker: Mike Pham (University of Chicago)
Clustering properties of morpheme and phonaestheme networks
(Co-sponsored by the Workshop on Morphology and Syntax)
Feb 26 (Friday)
Time: 3:15pm
Venue: RO 015
Speaker: Josh Falk (University of Chicago)
Unsupervised Learning of Prosodic Boundaries in ASL

Spring Quarter, 2016

May 27 (Friday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: RO 015
Speaker: Klinton Bicknell (Northwestern University)
Language comprehension as rational probabilistic inference on perceptual input


Jackson Lee, Student Coordinator
John Goldsmith, Faculty Sponsor
Ming Xiang, Faculty Sponsor


Past years

2014–2015, 2013–2014, 2012–2013, 2011–2012, 2010–2011, 2008–2009, 2007–2008

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