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Movie screening: Rising Voices Monday, July 27, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm Workshop/Conference

A pre-screening of the one-hour documentary Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi that follows the efforts of Lakota tribal members to preserve their language. You can view the trailer at http://www.risingvoicesfilm.com.

Professional Paths Saturday, July 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 4:30pm Workshop/Conference

Professional Paths for Linguists: Preparing For What’s Next

Anna Marie Trester, Associate at FrameWorks Institute and Anastasia Nylund, Director, MA in Language and Communication at Georgetown University

Saturday July 18th

Tutorial on dynamical systems analysis in theoretical syntax and phonology Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm Workshop/Conference

Many contributors to theoretical syntax and phonology, e.g. Goldsmith, Uriagereka, Vergnaud, Idsardi, Smolensky, and Prince, have used dynamical systems analysis to make sense of some fundamental computational properties of natural language. Yet, dynamical systems analysis does not usually form part of the linguistics curriculum.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Wednesday, July 8, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Workshop/Conference

EACH WEDNESDAY 1-5pm

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists. Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Wednesday, July 15, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Workshop/Conference

EACH WEDNESDAY 1-5pm

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists. Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Workshop/Conference

EACH WEDNESDAY 1-5pm

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists. Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner.

Wikipedia Edit-a-thons Wednesday, July 29, 2015 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm Workshop/Conference

EACH WEDNESDAY 1-5pm

Help improve linguistics-related articles on Wikipedia!

Wikipedia is the 7th most visited site on the internet, but many of its linguistics articles are incomplete, out of date, or in need of attention from actual linguists. Editing Wikipedia has a tremendous impact on the perception of our field and is useful practice in explaining linguistics in a neutral and accessible manner.

Sketch Engine Presentation Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 10:00am to 12:00pm Resource Presentations

Access to large amounts of natural language from a variety of genres is vital for various aspects of modern language research: grammar and usage patterns, sense distribution, discourse analysis, and language modeling, to name a few. Sketch Engine provides access to billion-word corpora in the world’s major languages, along with smaller corpora (five million to one billion words) in sixty other languages. Sketch Engine also provides licensees with the ability to build their own corpora and access them via Sketch Engine’s built-in querying system.

The HathiTrust Research Center: Large-Scale Computational Analysis with the World’s First Massive Digital Library Monday, July 13, 2015 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm Resource Presentations

The HathiTrust (HT) is a research consortium and digital library consisting of more than 13 million volumes of digitized text, mostly from the world's foremost research libraries. A large part of this material is under copyright and hence not directly downloadable. The HathiTrust Research Center (HTRC) has started developing facilities for non-consumptive access to the text data by providing innovative means of analytical access (without allowing download-access) to the text data. The workshop is intended for students and researchers interested in textual analytics using the HTRC corpus.

Institute Poster Session 1 Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm Poster Session

Institute-wide poster session for presenting your recent or ongoing work to other Institute participants. Sign up to present a poster by finding the link on your account page in the registration system. The link will appear when your account is marked paid in full. Please sign up by June 15.

Institute Poster Session 2 Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm Poster Session

Institute-wide poster session for presenting your recent or ongoing work to other Institute participants. Sign up to present a poster by finding the link on your account page in the registration system. The link will appear when your account is marked paid in full. Please sign up by June 15.

Collitz Lecture by Johanna Nichols & Reception Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Canonical head marking and the evolution of polysynthesis

Lecture by Johanna Nichols, Collitz Professor, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes, at 6:30pm. Reception to follow at 8:00pm at the Cloister Club, also in Ida Noyes.

Fillmore Lecture by Dan Jurafsky & Reception Friday, July 17, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Extracting social meaning from language: The computational linguistics of food, innovation, and community

Lecture by Dan Jurafsky, Fillmore Professor, at the Charles M. Harper Center, room 104, at 6pm. Reception to follow at 7:30pm at the Cloister Club, in Ida Noyes Hall.

Forum Lecture by Andrew Garrett & Reception Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 6:30pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Ancestry relationships in linguistic phylogenetics

Forum Lecture by Andrew Garrett, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes, at 6:30pm. Reception to follow at 8:00pm at the Cloister Club, also in Ida Noyes.

Forum Lecture by Maria Polinsky & Reception Friday, July 31, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Look before you leap

Forum Lecture by Maria Polinsky, at the Charles M. Harper Center, room 104, at 6pm. Reception to follow at 7:30pm at the Smart Museum, on 5550 S. Greenwood Ave..

Guest Lecture by Peter Sokoloski, Editor-at-Large, Merriam-Webster Thursday, July 23, 2015 - 9:15am to 10:15am Lectures and Receptions

The Dictionary as Data: What the Online Dictionary Tells Us About English

Peter Sokolowski, Editor-at-Large, Merriam-Webster
https://twitter.com/PeterSokolowski

Time: July 23, 9:20-10:20, Harper 140

Hale Lecture by Anthony Woodbury & Reception Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

The ‘genius' of the language: discovering pervasive plan and unique design in linguistic description

Lecture by Anthony Woodbury, Hale Professor, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes, at 6pm. Reception to follow at 7:30pm at the Cloister Club, also in Ida Noyes.

Video of the lecture can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOdZLHWlxWU

Sapir Lecture by Paul Smolensky Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Grammar with Gradient Symbol Structures

Lecture by Paul Smolensky, Sapir Professor, at the Max Palevsky Cinema in Ida Noyes, at 6pm. Reception to follow at 7:30pm at the Cloister Club, also in Ida Noyes.

Welcome Picnic Sunday, July 5, 2015 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm Lectures and Receptions

Please join us at a picnic to welcome all participants to the Institute at 5 PM on Sunday, July 5. The picnic will be held in the Hutchinson Courtyard behind Hutchinson Commons near the corner of 57th Street and University Avenue. In case of rain, the picnic will be moved to the inside of Hutchinson Commons. Partners and families welcome. We hope to see you all there!

Campus Tour Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm Info session

Guided tour of the University of Chicago campus.

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