An alphabetical list of all accepted participants is available here.

All registered participants will receive a hard copy of the schedule on arrival. The registration desk will be located in Ülikooli 18 lobby before the first plenary, and on the 4th floor of Jakobi 2 afterwards (follow the signs).

A downloadable .pdf can be found here.

 

 

May 8

9.00-9.45

Registration (Ülikooli 18, lobby)

9.45-10.00

Opening: welcome by the Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy,  prof. Margit Sutrop (Ülikooli 18, room 139)

10.00-11.00

Plenary talk I: Michael Dunn, "Time, Space and Meaning: An interdisciplinary synthesis." (Ülikooli 18, room 139) Chair: Martin Eessalu

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

 

Session 1

(Jakobi 2-428)

Session 2

(Jakobi 2-438)

 

Chair: Christian Horn

Chair: Natalia Levshina

11.30-12.00

”But how can you explain a language?” Laypersons’ Perceptions of and Attitudes to Latgalian Language

Lazdiņa, Sanita

Abstract 

Is significantly better than chance good enough? Evaluating the performance of probabilistic statistical classification models for predicting constructional choices

Klavan, Jane & Divjak, Dagmar

Abstract

12.00-12.30

Towards Multilingual Constraint-Based Grammars

Trawinski, Beata

Abstract

Testing low-frequency verbs in grammatical

constructions,

Szczesniak, Konrad

Abstract

12.30-13.00

The linear nature of generative models as a methodological problem

Gritz, Maria

Abstract 

On the Edge of Acceptability: the Flemish External Possessor

D'Hulster, Tijs & Buelens, Liisa

Abstract

13.00-14.30

Lunch

 

Chair: Kateřina Danielová

Chair: Liisa Buelens

14.30-15.00

 

Language contact meets psycholinguistics in Northwestern Amazonia

Kohlberger, Martin

Abstract

15.00-15.30

Changing linguistic repertoires: An analysis of the workplace discourse of Lithuanian city dwellers

Pinkevičienė, Dalia

Abstract

How universal are focal colours after all? A different approach and analysis for identifying focal colours

Uusküla, Mari & Bimler, David

Abstract

15.30-16.00

Acquisition of Semantic Fields for Learning the Cultural Environment: Based on Novels by J. Grisham

Balama, Vita

Abstract

A method for investigating the mass-count distinction on a larger scale

Horn, Christian

Abstract 

16.00-16.15

Short break

16.15-17.15

Plenary talk II: Daniel Cohnitz, "What is the role of intuitive judgments in linguistics and philosophy of language?" (Ülikooli 18, room 139) Chair: Alex Davies

17.15-17.45

Coffee break

 

Chair: Roger Gee

Chair: David Lorenz

17.45-18.15

Semantic Field Theory in Teaching Vocabulary in

English: Lexico-semantic Groups of Topics in Education, Work and Career

Kačanova, Baiba

Abstract

Applying quantitative methods to dialect

Dutch verb clusters

van Craenenbroeck, Jeroen

Abstract

18.15-18.45

Acquisition and Learning of Basic Spatial Prepositions IN and ON

Matrosova, Olga

Abstract

Cluster analysis in a typological study of participles

Shagal, Ksenia

Abstract

   

20.00

Social event (Kastani 38, Trükimuuseum / Printing museum)

   

 

 

 

 

May 9

9.30-10.30

Plenary talk III: Terttu Nevalainen, "Studying language change using historical corpora" (Ülikooli 18, room 139) Chair: Peeter Tinits

10.30-11.00

Coffee break

 

Session 1

(Jakobi 2-428)

Session 2

(Jakobi 2-438)

 

Chair: Beata Trawinski

Chair: Stefan Hartmann

11.00-11.30

Mystery of Meaning Transformation: Metaphoric Terms

Iljinska, Larisa; Platonova, Marina & Smirnova, Tatjana 

Abstract

New wave of quantitative dialect studies

Honkola, Terhi

Abstract

11.30-12.00

Diachronic corpus-based study of Estonian semantic cases: methodological basis and possible methods

Trainis, Jekaterina

Abstract 

Exploratory and confirmatory methods of investigation of causative constructions in a multilingual parallel corpus

Levshina, Natalia

Abstract

12.00-12.30

 

The position and internal connections of Finno-Saami: A computational perspective

Lehtinen, Jyri

Abstract

12.30-14.00

Lunch

 

Chair: Alo Merilo

Chair: Andres Karjus

14.00-14.30

Interdisciplinary cooperation: methods of functional stylistics and normative theory of mass media

Bednarikova, Bozena; Jilek, Viktor & Danielová, Kateřina

Abstract

A multivariate approach to measuring change

Lorenz, David

Abstract

14.30-15.00

Discursive definition of the U.S.-Russian ‘reset’ in the messages of Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev in 2008-2012

Zueva, Oksana

Abstract

Morphological Productivity and Linguistic Creativity: Measuring Linguistic Innovation and Change

Hartmann, Stefan

Abstract

15.00-15.30

“Like us on Facebook!” A case study on the use of the most popular social networking site by the top U.S. universities.

Pikusa, Michał

Abstract

Using synchronic corpus data to infer the diachronic development of a construction

Sahkai, Heete &

Vainik, Ene

Abstract

15.30-15.45

Short break

15.45-16.45

Plenary talk IV: Guillaume Thierry, "Sit back, relax, enjoy the ride: Philosophical lessons from five years of seemingly scattered research"(Ülikooli 18, room 139) Chair: Mari Uusküla

16.45-17.15

Coffee break

 

Chair: Ksenia Shagal

Chair: Martin Kohlberger

17.15-17.45

Building a SMT Engine for Improved Automated Translation from English to Estonian

Karjus, Andres

Abstract

Mapping colour: BLUE category in Estonian

Rätsep, Kaidi & Bimler, David

Abstract

17.45-18.15

The author’s stylistic fingerprint translated? Using keyword analysis to find individual features in lexicon

Mikhailov, Mikhail

Abstract

Mediated linguistic contact as a mediator between language learning orientations and L2 confidence

Vincze, Laszlo; Marton, Eniko &

Holley, Peter

Abstract

18.15-18.45

Quantitative Analysis of Literature: Dialogues in Russian Novels of the 19th Century

Sobchuk, Oleg

Abstract

Entrenchment of innovative language usage in Dutch-Turkish bilinguals: An experimental study

Şahin, Hülya & Backus, Ad

Abstract

   

19.30

Social meet-up

   

 


 


May 10

 

Session 1

(Jakobi 2-428)

Session 2

(Jakobi 2-438)

 

Chair: Mikhail Mikhailov

Chair: Konrad Szczesniak

10.30-11.00

Applying type theory and higher order logic on natural language syntax and semantics

Luuk, Erkki

Abstract

Learning Estonian: an insiders’ view. A preliminary analysis of language learning diaries

Bernhardt, Kristiina

Abstract 

11.00-11.30

A resource of validated emotional and neutral lexical stimuli to test the identification of emotions in Persian

Keshtiari, Niloofar & Klann-Delius, Gisela

Abstract

Language delay, language attrition, language loss. Early multilingualism and language development.

Toth, Tünde

Abstract

11.30-12.00

Coffee break

 

Chair: Kristiina Bernhardt

Chair: Jyri Lehtinen

12.00-12.30

Corpus linguistic methods in a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program

Gee, Roger

Abstract

Dialectal distribution of word meanings

Oja, Vilja

Abstract

12.30-13.00

Training Language Teacher: An Educational Semiotic Model

Mohammadi Hassanabadi, Firoozeh

Abstract

On the corpus-based method of investigating the semantics of emphatic particles (on the material of the Besermyan dialect of the Udmurt language)

Zubova, Yulia

Abstract

13.00-13.30

Learner corpus research methods and requirements for the corpora used

Znotina, Inga

Abstract

Reflexive markers in Latvian from typological perspective

Kalnača, Andra

Abstract

13.30-13.45

Short break

13.45-14.45

Plenary talk V: Alexander Borg, "Methods in historical and comparative linguistics" (Ülikooli 18, room 139) Chair: Gerson Klumpp

14.45-14.55

Closing (Ülikooli 18, room 139)

 

 

 

University of Tartu, Institute of Estonian and general Linguistics

Institute of the Estonian Language

Tallinn University

Graduate School of Linguistics, Philosophy and Semiotics