Friday, September 28, 2012

Fall meeting times set & Oct 10 = Feldman et al. 2012

Based on the responses, it seems like Wednesdays at 2pm will work best for everyone's schedules. Our complete schedule (with specific dates) can now be seen at

So, let's get kicking!  For our first meeting on Wednesday October 10 @ 2pm in SBSG 2221, we'll be looking at an article that seeks to model learning of phonetic categories and word forms simultaneously, using hierarchical Bayesian inference:

Feldman, N., Griffiths, T., Goldwater, S., & Morgan, J. 2012. A role for the developing lexicon in phonetic category acquisition.  Manuscript, University of Maryland at College Park, University of California at Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, and Brown University. Note: Because this is a manuscript, please do no cite without permission from Naomi Feldman.

See you then!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Fall quarter planning

I hope everyone's had a good summer break - and now it's time to gear up for the fall quarter of the reading group! :) The schedule of readings is now posted on the CoLa Reading group webpage, including readings on the acquisition of sounds & words, and general learning & learnability:

Now all we need to do is converge on a specific day and time - please let me know what your availability is during the week. We'll continue our tradition of meeting for approximately one hour (and of course, posting on the discussion board here ). 

See you soon!