News

June 19, 2018: TABU Dag - posters

Last Friday, Konstantinos Askitidis and Chou Mo presented their work at TABU Dag. You can find their posters in the publication overview.

June 12, 2018: New project members!

We are happy to announce that as of August 1, our project team will be strenghtened by two post-docs: Jos Tellings (currently: University of Connecticut) and Anja Goldschmidt (currently: Utrecht University). Best of luck to both! :-) 

June 7, 2018: Talks at TABU Dag

Konstantinos Askitidis and Chou Mo will present their research at the TABU Dag in Groningen.

March 14, 2018: Expert meeting 4

We cordially invite you to attend our fourth expert meeting on Wednesday 21 March, 9.30-12.00 (Drift 21, room 1.05, 3512BR Utrecht). The focus of the meeting will be on (in)definiteness across languages. Click here for more details.

March 6, 2018: Expert meeting 3

Our project organizes several small-scale expert meetings. The meetings will consist of two half-hour talks followed by discussion. We cordially invite you to attend the third meeting on Friday 16 March, 9.30-12.00 (Drift 23, room 0.13, 3512BR Utrecht). The focus of the meeting will be on competition between past, present perfect and recent past. Click here for more details.

Feb. 3, 2018: Talk at Grote Taaldag

Martijn presented his work on the perfect of recent past at the Grote Taaldag conference in Utrecht. You can download the slides here.

Jan. 26, 2018: Talk at CLIN28

Martijn presented his work on lexical preferences in the Perfect construction at the CLIN28 conference in Nijmegen. You can download the poster here.

Jan. 9, 2018: Talk at ILLC workshop

Henriëtte presented our work at the Workshop in honour of Barbara Partee's honorary doctorate conference at the ILLC in Amsterdam. You can download the slides here.

Nov. 16, 2017: Talk on Camus' L'Étranger

Henriëtte presented our work at the Autour de L'Étranger de Camus et de ses traductions conference at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. You can download the slides here.

Oct. 13, 2017: Expert meeting 1

Our project will organize several small-scale expert meetings. The meetings will consist of two half-hour talks followed by discussion. We cordially invite you to attend the first meeting on Tuesday 7 November, 10.30-12.00 (Drift 23, room 0.12, 3512BR Utrecht). The focus of the meeting will be on aspect from a multilingual perspective. Click here for more details.

Our second expert meeting will be on tense and aspect in second-language acquisition, on Thursday 30 November, 10.30-12.00 (again in Drift 23, room 0.12). Speakers will be Paz González (Leiden University) and Laura Dominguez (University of Southampton). Further details TBA.

Oct. 5, 2017: DRONGO language festival

We presented our work to the public at the DRONGO language festival. We talked with several people about valorization, and hope to put this into practice later on in the project.

Sept. 28, 2017: Talk at LACompLing2017

Henriëtte presented our work at the Workshop on Logic and Algorithms in Computational Linguistics 2017 at Stockholm University, Sweden. You can download the slides here.

Sept. 19, 2017: Student research updated

We updated our overview of student research. Please do contact us if you would want to do your BA/MA thesis/internship with us!

July 26, 2017: Slides kick-off workshop

At Friday June 23rd, we had a great kick-off workshop for our project. You can find all abstracts and slides here.

June 9, 2017: Kick-off workshop

At Friday June 23rd, we will have the kick-off workshop for our project. We're bringing together linguists from different kinds of backgrounds and with different aims and ask them to reflect on corpus methodology in their work: Stephan Th. Gries, Eva Vanmassenhove, Martijn van der Klis, Antonio Toral, Tommaso Caselli, Jet Hoek & Nicholas Asher. Click here to check the full programme and abstracts. Participation is for free but it would be great if you could send a short email to Bert Le Bruyn if you’re intending to join for lunch.

Feb. 16, 2017: Talk at UiL OTS colloquium

Henriëtte presented our work at the UiL OTS colloquium at Utrecht University, The Netherlands. You can download the slides here.

Sept. 28, 2016: Bachelor theses in progress

With Anne Verkleij and Vincent Wimmers we're currently exploring the differences between formal and informal dialogue by comparing our data from the Europarl corpus to those based on movie subtitles. With Mandy Woelk we're exploring the statistical potential of Analyses of Similarities.