Sessions: Fall 2014

All LINCD Sessions and “Specials” listed here in chronological order.
Materials from each session are linked where available.

Session 01: Fall 2014 Preview!
[3 September 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
Come find out about the upcoming season of LINCD events!

Session 02: LINCD Statistically! (linguistics and statistics)
[15 September 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
Dr. Arnold Stromberg, chair of the UK Department of Statistics, joins us for a discussion of the interpretation of language datasets with the assistance of statistical tools.

Session 03: LINCD on the road! (Linguistics summer workshops)
[29 September 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
MALTT student Ben Jones will describe his experiences at the International Summer School at Kiel University (Germany) “Tools and Techniques in Geolinguistics”( MALTT faculty will be on hand to discuss other summer school opportunities in linguistics of benefit and potential interest to students (e.g., LSA Summer Institute; HiSoN Summer School in Historical Sociolinguistics; UCREL Summer School in Corpus Linguistics; etc.).

Session 04: LINCD LaTeX! (LaTeX for LiNgUiStIcS)
[6 October 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
Dr. Henri will give a brief overview of LaTeX as a document preparation system with specific examples of using it for specialized linguistic notations, annotations, tables, illustrations (e.g., HPSG attribute value matrices [AVMs], etc.). She will be joined by Dr. Byrd who will demonstrate the power of LaTeX for phonological and other purposes (e.g., Optimality Theory tableaus, etc.).

Session 05: LINCD Computationally! (linguistics and programming)
[20 October 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
MALTT student Nathan Hardymon will discuss his work with Python programming in the Computational Linguistics course, providing a series of examples including his project work on building a corpus tagger.

“Special” – Conference Prep – Joseph Rhyne and Andrew Byrd
[22 October 2014, 15:00 – 16:00]
LIN undergraduate major Joseph Rhyne and Dr. Byrd will present a “test run” of their upcoming conference paper: “Stressful Conversions: an Analysis of Internal Derivation within the Compositional Approach”.

Session 06: LINCD Complexity! (morphological complexity)
[3 November 2014, 15:00 – 17:00]
Drs. Gregory Stump and Raphael Finkel will discuss their collaborative work to investigate morphological complexity through linguistic theory and modeling software.

“Special” – Doing a Graduate Degree in Linguistics
[5 November 2014, 15:00 – 16:00]
Sponsored by the UK Linguistics Club, and targeted at upper-level undergrad majors in Linguistics and students in the MALTT program, this LINCD “Special” (led by Drs. Cramer and Byrd) will provide an overview of the MALTT program and advice on pursuing MA and PhD work in Linguistics.

“Special” – Internship Report and Conference Prep
[2 December 2014, 12:30 – 13:30]
LIN undergraduate major Sidney Tencza will present her internship project “Working with Kentucky refugee communities”; and MALLT student Kait Lee will present a “test run” of her upcoming conference poster: “An Analysis of American Regional Linguistic Variation and Perception: Owensboro, Kentucky and Evansville, Indiana”.

“Special” – Research survey on theories of Yiddish
[8 December 2014, 16:00 – 17:00]
Kait Lee and Leah Schade present a survey of competing theories on the genetic origins of Yiddish as a wrap-up on their independent-study work on the topic.