Monday, January 3, 2011

Meetings for Winter 2011 Quarter

After looking at people's availability, it looks like the best time to meet for this quarter is, somewhat surprisingly, the same time as last quarter: Wednesdays, from 1:15pm to 2:30pm in SBSG 2341. My apologies to anyone who is unable to make it at this time this quarter. Hopefully you'll be able to make it for next quarter. But, in the meantime, always remember that you're welcome to post on the discussion board here.

This quarter, we'll be looking at a couple of different topics, with the idea of getting a view of some of the current perspectives in the field:

Jan 12: Analysis by Synthesis (a common assumption in generative models)
Jan 26: Nativist views on statistical learning
Feb 9 & Feb 23: Language acquisition + Language change
Mar 9: Language evolution, with respect to syntax

The selected readings are posted on the home website's schedule page.

As always, feel free to let me know of any topics or particular readings you would be interested in for future CoLa reading group meetings.

Looking forward to seeing you on January 12!

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