First UCSB - UC Merced Workshop on Dynamics of Language

UC Santa Barbara: Department of Linguistics & Cognitive Science PhD Emphasis

UC Merced: Department of Cognitive and Information Sciences

Workshop at UCSB Linguistics

February 10-11, 2017


                    LOCATION: Unless otherwise noted, all events will be held in the McCune Conference Room, room 6020 of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HSSB), UC Santa Barbara. The only exception to this

                    is the Friday afternoon session, which will be held at South Hall (SH) room 3605.


Friday, February 10

8:45     Gathering and refreshments (McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020)

9:00     Tutorial: Rick Dale, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced

                    Interpersonal dynamics and Recurrence Quantification

10:00   Q & A & Hands-on practice

10:15    Break

10:45    Tutorial: Fermín Moscoso del Prado Martín, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara

                     “Reconstructing causal networks: Granger-Causality & Convergent Cross-Mapping”

11:45    Q & A & Hands-on practice

12:00    Lunch for Presenters (Sorriso Italiano, 901 Embarcadero del Mar, Isla Vista)

2:30     Research Talks (South Hall 3605)

                       Alexia Galati, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced
                             Tracking the dynamics of perspective-taking in an instruction task

                     Nicholas Lester, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
                             Diversity prefers the fringe: Word order and syntactic flexibility

                       Ayme Tomson, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced
                            Numerical hyperbole in everyday language

                     Christian Brendel, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
                            Case and cause in Icelandic: Detecting cascades of language changes

3:30     Break

4:00     Research Talks (South Hall 3605)

             David Vinson, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced
                     Efficient text methods for researchers interested in language and complexity

              Argyro Katsika, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara
                    Prosodic structure and the dynamics of boundaries

             Sara Schneider, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced
                   Complexity matching in English and Spanish conversation

             Teenie Matlock, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced

                    The dynamics of metaphor

5:00     Closing

7:00     Dinner (Location: TBA)

Saturday, February 11

8:45     Gathering and refreshments (McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020)

9:00     Tutorial: John W. Du Bois, Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara & Terrence DuBois, Napa Valley College

                     “The Rezonator: Structural and dynamic resonance in conversation”

10:00    Q & A & Hands-on practice

10:15     Break

10:45     Tutorial: Christopher T. Kello, Cognitive & Information Sciences, UC Merced

                      “Analyzing and comparing hierarchical temporal dynamics in speech”

11:45     Q & A & Hands-on practice

12:00     Lunch (pizza ordered in)  (McCune Conference Room, HSSB 6020)

1:30     Invited External Speaker: Stéphanie Riès, School of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, San Diego State University

                      Dynamics of language production as revealed by electrophysiology

2:00        Seminal project workshops  (McCune Conference Room, South Hall 3605, & South Hall 4430)

                    [in self-organizing breakout groups]

4:30        Closing  (McCune Conference Room, SSHB 6020)