Program

Check the proceedings in the ACL Anthology for full articles.

8:30 REGISTRATION

9:30 OPENING SESSION

9:40 INVITED TALK

Dependency distance minimization: facts, theory and predictions. Ramon Ferrer-i-Cancho (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

10:30 COFFEE BREAK

1st Session. Chair: Richard Futrell. 

11:00 Which annotation scheme is more expedient to measure syntactic difficulty and cognitive demand? (long article). Jianwei Yan and Haitao Liu

11:25 An explanation of the decisive role of function words in driving syntactic development (long article). Anat Ninio

11:50 Extracting out of the subject in French: experimental evidence (short article). Anne Abeillé and Elodie Winckel

12:10 Full valency and the position of enclitics in the Old Czech (short article). Radek Cech, Pavel Kosek, Olga Navratilova and Jan Macutek

12:30 LUNCH

2nd Session. Chair: Natalia Levshina.

14:00 A quantitative probe into the hierarchical structure of written Chinese (long article). Heng Chen and Haitao Liu

14:25 Intervention effects in object relatives in English and Italian: a study in quantitative computational syntax (long article). Giuseppe Samo and Paola Merlo

14:50 Gradient constraints on the use of Estonian possessive reflexives (short article). Suzanne Lesage and Olivier Bonami

15:10 What can we learn from natural and artificial dependency trees (short article). Marine Courtin and Chunxiao Yan

15:30 Length of non-projective sentences: A pilot study using a Czech UD treebank (short article). Jan Macutek, Radek Cech and Jiri Milicka

15:50 COFFEE BREAK

3rd Session. Chair: Radek Cech 

16:20 Information-theoretic locality properties of natural language (long article). Richard Futrell

16:45 A comparative corpus analysis of PP ordering in English and Chinese (long article). Zoey Liu

17:10 Advantages of the flux-based interpretation of dependency length minimization (short article). Sylvain Kahane and Chunxiao Yan

17:30 Dependency length minimization vs. word order constraints: An empirical study on 55 treebanks (short article). Xiang Yu, Agnieszka Falenska and Jonas Kuhn

17:50 The relation between dependency distance and frequency (short article). Xinying Chen and Kim Gerdes

18:10 CLOSING SESSION

18:20 WELCOME DRINK

Duration of talks:

  • Long articles: 20 min presentation + 5 min for questions.
  • Short articles: 15 min presentation + 5 min for questions.