Discussion Group on Language and Computation

We are a student-run discussion group on language and computation that takes place at MIT. The aim of the group is to bring together the language community at MIT and environs, learn about each other's research, and foster cross-laboratory collaborations.

The broad topic of the meetings is using computational approaches to study scientific questions about language. We discuss work from computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, natural language processing and formal linguistics. Complang presentations are informal, and discussion is very much encouraged.

We gratefully acknowedge support from the MIT–SenseTime Alliance on Artificial Intelligence, MIT InfoLab, and the MIT Computational Psycholinguistics Laboratory.

Place: MIT 46-5165, Time: Thursdays, 5pm

Schedule Spring 2019 (see detailed schedule here)

2/14 Reading Group: Everaert et al. (2015), location: 32-370.

2/21 Sherry Yong Chen (MIT Linguistics)

3/14 Reading Group: Danfeng Wu (MIT Linguistics), Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction Chapters 9.3-9.9

3/21 Paola Merlo (University of Geneva)

4/4 Candace Ross (MIT CSAIL)

4/11 Reading Group: Tanenhaus et al. (1995)

4/18 Tal Linzen (JHU Cognitive Science), location: 32-141

5/2 Rachel Ryskin (MIT BCS)

5/9 Joshua Hartshorne (Boston College)

5/16 Ethan Wilcox (Harvard)