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January 2021

CCPTalks: Individual differences in the production and perception of prosodic boundaries in American English

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am UTC-7

Title: Individual differences in the production and perception of prosodic boundaries in American English Date: Friday, January 22, 2021 Time: 9:00am MST (GMT-7) Location: Zoom (contact ccpling@ualberta.ca for link) Abstract: I present the findings of my dissertation which investigated the hypothesis that individuals vary in their production and perception of prosodic boundaries, and that the properties they use to signal prosodic contrasts are closely related to the properties used to perceive those contrasts. A group of native speakers of American English participated…

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Cognitive Science of Language lecture series: Dr. Marco Marelli

January 25 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm UTC-5

Who: Marco Marelli (University of Milano-Bicocca, Milano, Italy) www.marcomarelli.net What: Compositional effects in the processing of compound words: A computational perspective grounded in linguistic and visual experience When: Monday January 25, 2021; 2:30-4:20 pm EST Where: Zoom Registration: https://mcmaster.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAlduyqrzMqG9HnqMOA1s0NZLhGj-bf2xtU Abstract: Since the seminal LSA proposal (Landauer & Dumais, 1997) distributional semantics has provided efficient data-driven models of the human semantic system, representing word meaning through vectors recording lexical co-occurrences in large text corpora. However, these approaches generate static descriptions of the semantic system, falling…

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