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Date | News and events

2019

20 September 2019 | 16th SFB Colloquium - Dr. Heike Pichler (Newcastle University, UK) talk about "The conspiracy of internal and external factors in a discourse-pragmatic change: innit in Multicultural London English".

19 September 2019 | PreTalk for 16th SFB Colloquium - A discussion around the topic “What is variability at the discourse level and how can we study it?”

09-13 September 2019 | SMLP 2019 - Third Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology

26 August 2019 | Talk by Ben Goodrich (Columbia University in the City of New York) about "Gaussian Processes with Stan". [Abstract]

09 August 2019 | Talk by Xiayimaierdan Abudushalamu (Michigan State University) about "Uyghur Speakers’ Knowledge of Vowel and Vowel-Consonant Harmony"[Abstract]

14 June 2019 | 15th SFB Colloquium: Talk by Whitney Tabor about "Modeling Ungrammaticality: A Self-Organizing Model of Islands" [Paper]

28 May 2019 | SFB-Shortterm-Fellow Talk - Astrid van Alem (SynSem-Colloquium) talked about "Anti-agreement on complementizers in non-standard West-Germanic"

24 May 2019 | Workshop - Creating a data management plan (for SFB members) with Niklas Hartmann (from the university library)

17 May 2019 | 14th SFB Colloquium - Prof. Wolfram Hinzen (Universitat Pompeu Fabra; FIDMAG Germanes Hospitalaries Research Foundation, Benito Menni Hospital) talked about "Beyond the limits of neurotypical linguistic variation: uncharted territory" [Flyer]

10 May 2019 | 13th SFB Colloquium - Prof. Brian Dillon (University of Massachusetts Amherst) talked about "The real-time computation of agreement dependencies: The view from acceptability judgments" [Flyer]

29 April 2019 | Dr. Göz Kaufmann (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg) talked about: "Das MEND-Korpus (Mennonitenplautdietsch in Nord- und Südamerika): Workshop zur Erhebung, Verwaltung und Analyse" [Flyer]

10 - 11 April 2019 | SFB-Mercator Fellow - Prof. Evelina Fedorenko (Harvard University) talked about:

  • "The human language system (as a part of SFB-Colloquium)"
  • "Language processing in the brains of bilinguals and polyglots (as a part of PRIM-Colloquium)"
  • "Can neuroimaging help aphasia researchers? (as a part of Neurolinguistics-Colloquium)" [Flyer]

22 March 2019 | 12th. SFB Colloquium - Prof. Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) talked about "Using token-based semantic vector spaces for corpus-linguistic analyses".

21 March 2019 | Hands-on Workshop - Prof. Martin Hilpert (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland) talked about "Variability-based neighbour clustering (VNC), a bottom-up method to periodization in historical linguistics".

19 March 2019 | Short-term fellow talk - Luca Bevacqua (The University of Edinburgh) talked about "WHO TO TALK ABOUT, AND HOW: Effects of information structure and sentence boundary on antecedent remention and referring expressions in Italian".

25 February 2019 | SFB - Guest Lectures - Kenan Hochuli (Universität Zürich) gave a talk on "Interaktive Konfigurationen der Marktstandkommunikation in Istanbul und Zürich" [Flyer] and Louise Eley (King’s College London) gave a talk on "A linguistic ethnography of Frankfurt’s Bahnhofsviertel". [Flyer]

14-15 February 2019 | SFB-Networking (Cologne - Potsdam - Saarbrücken) - This series of network meetings brings together researchers from the CRCs in Cologne, Potsdam and Saarbrücken. The aim is to discuss shared themes and methodological approaches of the CRC 1252 „Prominence in Language“, CRC 1102 „Information Density and Linguistic Encoding“, CRC 1287 „Limits of Variability in Language“. [Flyer]

07 February 2019 | 11th SFB Colloquium - Guest speaker Prof. Dr. Stephen Lindsay (University of Victoria) gave a talk on "Psychology’s Renaissance: Progress toward Transparency and Replicability". [Flyer]

23 January 2019 | Carola de Beer (Project B01) is awarded the 2018 Dissertation Prize of the University of Bielefeld (Faculty of Linguistics and Literature) for her thesis on „Das kommunikative Zusammenwirken von Sprache und Gestik bei Personen mit Aphasie“. The award ceremony took place at the Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung (ZiF) in Bielefeld.

08. January 2019 | Susanne Fuchs (ZAS - Leibniz-Zentrum Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft) gave a talk about "Changes and challenges in explaining speech variation: A brief review". At Campus Golm.

2018

12. December 2018 | Garrett Smith (Connecticut) has recently won one of the open topic postdoc positions at Potsdam University. His work is of direct relevance to the SFB (e.g., B2, B3 projects). He gave a talk about his work. At the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm.

11. December 2018 | Jenny Yu (Western Sydney University, MARCS Institute) gave a talk on "Native and non-native stress perception in German listeners". At the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm. [Abstract]

30. November 2018 | Dr. Melanie Weirich (Friedrich Schiller University Jena). She gave a talk on Speaker identity, phonetic variability and social meaning. At the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm. [Announcement]

14. - 16. November 2018 | Khalil Iskarous (University of Southern California) gave a 2.5 day workshop on Dynamical Systems at the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm. [Overview]

14. November 2018 | Simon Ritter & Doris Mücke (Köln) gave a talk about "Prosody in a dynamic systems account" at the University of Potsdam, Campus Golm [Abstract]

01. August - 31 October 2018 | A new short-term fellow stayed at the SFB:

  • Nantke Pecht (Maastricht University) worked and studied in project A01 - "Integration of linguistic resources in highly diverse urban settings: Stretching the limits of variability"

18 October 2018 | Prof. Ben Rampton (King’s College London) gave a talk about “Linguistic Ethnography”. University of Potsdam, Campus Golm [Announcement]

17 October 2018 | Prof. Ray Jackendoff (Tufts University/MIT) gave a talk about “Extending the Parallel Architecture”. University of Potsdam, Campus Neues Palais [Announcement]

10-14 September 2018 | The Second Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology, University of Potsdam [Link]

15 May - 14 August 2018 | The first two short-term fellows stayed at the SFB:

  • Lara Schwarz (Pennsylvania State University) worked and studied in Project B04 "Variability in bilingual language processing"
  • Xiayimaierdan Abudushalamu (Michigan State University) worked and studied in Project C03 "Effects of variable input on word learning and word recognition in infants".

23 - 24 July 2018 | PyGaze workshop: Creating experiments with OpenSesame and Python - A programming and eye tracking workshop hosted by the Vasishth lab and the SFB 1287 https://tmalsburg.github.io/opensesame_workshop_2018.html

13 July 2018 | Lara Schwarz (SFB 1287 short-term fellow) gave a talk on "Uniting the theoretical and the empirical through modeling with Gradient Symbolic Computation", Campus Golm [Abstract]

11 July 2018 | Prof. Matthew Goldrick (Northwestern University) gave a talk in the 7th SFB-Colloquium on "Gradient Symbolic Computation: Dynamics of Distributed Symbol Systems", Campus Golm [Abstract]

15 June 2018 | Prof. Catherine Best (University of West Sydney) gave a talk in the 6th SFB-Colloquium on "The Australian English accent and its effects on Australians' perception of vowels and words in other English accents", Campus Golm

25 May 2018 | Prof. Daniel Swingley (University of Pennsylvania) gave a talk in the 5th SFB-Colloquium on "Phonetic variability and the poverty of the stimulus in constraining developmental hypotheses about language learning", Campus Golm [Abstract]

23 April 2018 | Prof. Daniel L. Everett (Trustee Professor of Sociology and Global Studies, Bentley University, Waltham, Mass) gave a talk "On the Role of Culture in Language and Cognition", Campus Golm [Abstract] [Here you can see the lecture]

22 February 2018 | Prof. Cécile Fougeron (Laboratoire de Phonétique et Phonologie, CNRS/Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris) gave a talk in the 4th SFB colloquium on "Variation in the production of vowels: multi-factorial approaches, from contextual to aging effects". Campus Golm [Abstract]

14 February 2018 | Prof. Liesbeth Degand (University of Louvain) gave a talk in the 3rd SFB colloquium on "A multi-dimensional, multi-functional and multilingual annotation model for discourse markers in spoken language", Campus Golm [Abstract]

25 January 2018 | Prof. Sjef Barbiers gave a talk on "Adverbs in strange places". Campus Golm

23 - 25 January 2018 | The Mercator Fellow Prof. Sjef Barbiers visited the SFB.

24 January 2018 | 2nd SFB colloquium. Prof. Holger Hopp (TU Braunschweig) gave a talk on "L1 effects in L2 sentence processing - Yeti or iceberg?". Campus Golm [Abstract]

In 2018 | The SFB will host 4 Short-term Fellows (3 months each):

  • Nantke Pecht (Maastricht University) worked and studied in Project A01 "Integration of linguistic resources in highly diverse urban settings: Stretching the limits of variability".
  • Jenny Yu (Western Sydney University) worked and studied in Project B01 "Prosodic cue variability: Effects on spoken language comprehension and production in different populations".
  • Lara Schwarz (Pennsylvania State University) worked and studied in Project B04 "Variability in bilingual language processing".
  • Xiayimaierdan Abudushalamu (Michigan State University) worked and studied in Project C03 "Effects of variable input on word learning and word recognition in infants".

2017

18 December 2017 | MGK-Workshop "Project management in academia: Tools of the trade for challenges", Campus Golm; for SFB members only.

27 November 2017 | MGK-Workshop "Academic writing: how to create good texts", Campus Golm; for SFB members only.

24 November 2017 | 1st Internal SFB Colloquium, Campus Griebnitzsee.

17 November 2017 | 1st SFB Colloquium. Dr. Filip Smolík (Czech Academy of Sciences) gave a talk on "Experiments on gender, number, word order, and case marking in Czech toddlers". Campus Golm. [Abstract]

04 October 2017 | Launch event of the SFB 1287, Obere Mensa at Campus Neues Palais [Press release of the University of Potsdam].

01 October 2017 | The SFB 1287 invited applications for short-term fellowship.

28 August 2017 - 01 September 2017 | The first "Potsdam Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology" (SMLP). Campus Neues Palais.

26 July 2017 | Paul Mätzig, B02, won the Allen Newell Best Student-Led Paper Award [Download].

16 May 2017 | Press release DFG