Third Variamu Workshop


We are gald to announce the 3d Variamu Workshop to be held at the Speech and Language Laboratory, Aix-en-Provence, on 1 & 2 October, 2015.
Please find below the programme.
All welcome!

Looking forward to seeing you


Thursday October 1st

09h00-09h15:     Opening                                                                 [Room A003]

Laurent Prévot
Aix-Marseille University
Perspectives for Variamu

09h15 – 10h15: Plenary session                                                 [Room A003]

Marie-Claude Paris
IUF / Paris 7
Adverbial clauses in Mandarin Chinese: some aspects of their syntax and semantics with reference to French

 10h15 – 10h30:   Coffee Break

 10h30 – 12h00:  Session 1                                                               [Room A003]

Philippe Blache
Aix-Marseille University
Chunks and properties: a new language processing architecture
Emanuele Chersoni
Aix-Marseille University
Distributional data for constraint-based semantic parsing
Laurent Prévot
Aix-Marseille University
Quantitative Comparative Interactional Linguistics

 12h00 – 13h30: Lunch

 13h30 – 15h00:  Session 2                                                [Conference Room]

James Sneed German
Aix-Marseille University
“Lexical” statistics for prosody: Goals and challenges
Chu-Ren Huang, Menghan Jiang, Jingxia Lin
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Comparable Corpus Based Approach to Description and Identification of Varieties of Chinese
Marco Cappellini
Aix-Marseille University
Learning French and Mandarin Chinese through Skype: some conversational variations and methodological considerations.

15h00 – 15h30:   Coffee Break

15h30- 17h30: Session 3                                                    [Conference Room]

Grégoire de Montcheuil
Aix-Marseille University
4-Couv : building a new treebank based on backcovers
Jiajuan Xiong, Qingqing Zhao, and Chu-Ren Huang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Linguistic Synaesthesia in Chinese
Francesca Strik Lievers
University of Milano-Bicocca
Synaesthesia across languages
Chu-Ren Huang
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
A Summary of Variamu sub-projects in PolyU

19h00:               Diner


Friday October 2nd

09h30-10h45:     Session 4                                                             [Room –A001]

Cathy Wong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Variation in progress–English loanwords and borrowings in newspaper columnists’ writing in Hong Kong in the 1990s                                        (video-conference)

Organisational session 1 (video-conference)

10h45-11h00:     Coffee break

11h00-12h30:     Session 5                                                 [Conference Room]

Ana Nunes
University of Macau
Considerations of Portuguese linguistic variation in Macau: VariAmu Project
Jasmin Sadat & Serge Pinto
Aix-Marseille University
Cross-liguistic comparison of dysarthria in Parkisnon’s disease: Cantonese vs. French

12h30-14h00:      Lunch

 14h00-15h30:     Organisational session                  [Conference Room]

15h30-15h45:      Coffee Break

15h45-17h30:     Organisational session                  [Conference Room]

19h30:               Diner