Presentations of the 4th Variamu Workshop online!

Here are the slides of the presentations given to the 4th Variamu Workshop, held on January 7th & 8th, 2016, @ Polyu, HK.

Thanks to all the contributors!

Keynote speech
William S-Y Wang: Language in Diachrony

How to compare languages

From party games to language resources

Distributional semantics  

Social variations     

Dysarthria    

  • Serge Pinto: Dysarthria : Presentation of the French – Portuguese data
  • Vivian Lee,Karen Yiu, Jasmin Sadat, Serge Pinto, Iris Lam and Angel Chan: Speech Characteristics of Cantonese Patients with Parkinson’s Disease
  • Dustin Lau: Phonology-to-Orthography Conversions in Chinese: Evidence from a dysgraphic patient

Keynote speech
Noël Nguyen: Studies on phonetic convergence between speakers in interactional speech

Chinese as a second language

Articulation  

Regional variations

Neuro-imaging study of language differences

  • Chotiga Pattamadilok: The Influence of Writing System Characteristics on Spoken Language Processing: A comparison between logographic and alphabetic system
  • Caicai Zhang: Neural Impairment of Tone Language Speakers with Congenital Amusia

Fourth Variamu Workshop

The 4th Variamu workshop will be held at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong, on January 6th and 7th, 2015.

Here is the programme:

The First Day (Jan. 6th, 2016)
8.30-8.45 Registration Venue: GH803
8.45-9.00 Opening Ceremony Venue: GH803
09.00-09.50 Keynote Speech William S-Y Wang

Language in Diachrony

  Themes Talks
09.50-10.45 How to compare languages Philippe Blache

Computational Typology: How to Compare Languages from Treebanks

Chu-Ren Huang

Endurant vs. Perduant: An Ontological View of How Variations are Linguistically Conventionalized

10.45-11.05 Tea Break
11.05-12.00 From party games to language resources Laurent Prévot

Quantitative Linguistics of Social Interactions

Yao Yao

Conversations in Party Games

12.00-12.55 Distributional semantics Emanuele Chersoni

Dependency-based Modeling of Joint-context in Distributional Similarity

Enrico Santus, Qin Lu, Alessandro Lenci, and Chu-Ren Huang

Not All Contexts are Equal: Automatic Detection of Antonyms, Hyponyms, Co-hyponyms, and Synonyms in Distributional Semantic Model

12.55-14.25 Lunch Break
14.25-15.20 Social variations Julie Abbou

Sounding Like You? What For? Linguistic Accommodation at the Crossroad of Individual Agency, Norms and Social Categories

Sophia Y. M. Lee

Emotion and Code-switching

 

15.20-16.35 Dysarthria Serge Pinto

 

Dysarthria : Presentation of the French – Portuguese data

Vivian LeeKaren Yiu, Jasmin Sadat, Serge Pinto, Iris Lam and Angel Chan

Speech Characteristics of Cantonese Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Dustin Lau

 

Phonology-to-

Orthography Conversions in Chinese:

Evidence from a dysgraphic patient

16.35-16.55 Tea Break
16.55-17.55 Internal Discussion on Collaboration Possibilities I
The Second Day (Jan. 7th, 2016)
9.00-9.50 Keynote speech Noël Nguyen

Studies on phonetic convergence between speakers in interactional speech

  Themes Talks
09.50-10.45 Chinese as a second language Marco Cappellini

Telecollaborations and (learner) corpora for French and Chinese as Foreign Languages

 

Sun-A Kim

Chinese character learning: Interplay of character types, working memory, and Chinese proficiency

10.45-11.05 Tea Break
11.05-12.00 Articulation Yohann Meynadier

Make Whisper Intelligible: Aerodynamics of Voicing Contrast and Vocal Effort in Whispered Fricatives

Mantak Leung et. al.

TBC

12.00-12.55 Regional variations James German

Intonational Meaning and Regional Indexing in Corsican French Listeners

Angel Chan

Asymmetries in Cantonese Children’s Processing of Relative Clauses: Variations and Competition

12.55-14.30 Lunch Break
14.30-15.25 Neuro-imaging study of language differences Chotiga Pattamadilok

The Influence of Writing System Characteristics on Spoken Language Processing: A comparison between logographic and alphabetic system

Caicai Zhang

Neural Impairment of Tone Language Speakers with Congenital Amusia

15.25-15.35 Closing Session
15.35-16.05 Tea Break
16.05-18.05 Internal Discussion on Collaboration Possibilities II