Workshop on Corpus-based Quantitative Typology (CoQuaT 2013)

Pre-conference workshop in connection with the 10th Biennial Conference of the Association of Linguistic Typology (ALT X), Leipzig, Germany, August 15-18, 2013


Location: University of Leipzig, Germany
Venue: Felix-Klein-Hörsaal, Paulinum, 5th floor (see here for how to get there)
Date: August 14, 2013

Submission deadline: March 31, 2013
Notification of acceptance: April 22nd, 2013


Michael Cysouw (Philipps University of Marburg)
Dirk Goldhahn (University of Leipzig)
Thomas Mayer (Philipps University of Marburg)
Uwe Quasthoff (University of Leipzig)


Östen Dahl (Stockholm University)
Kevin Scannell (Saint Louis University)

PROGRAM (Updated)

09.00-09.30: Coffee + Welcome
09.30-10.30: Kevin Scanell: How many languages are on the web? The Crúbadán project ten years on
10.30-11.00: Dirk Goldhahn and Uwe Quasthoff: Using the Leipzig Corpora Collection for language comparison
11.00-11.30: Coffee
11.30-12.00: Harald Hammarström, Mikael Parkvall and Sean Roberts: A parallel text approach to measuring forced expressivity across languages
12.00-12.30: Gertraud Fenk-Oczlon and August Fenk: Quantitative typology based on a matched set of simple declarative sentences
12.30-14.00: Lunch
14.00-14.30: Maria Kholodilova: Animacy distinction in Slavic possessive relative pronouns
14.30-15.00: Harald Hammarström: Three approaches to prefix and suffix statistics in the languages of the world
15.00-16.00: Poster Session (+ Coffee)
16.00-16.30: Thomas Mayer and Michael Cysouw: Using matrix algebra to analyze a massively parallel Bible corpus
16.30-17.30: Östen Dahl: Computer-aided extraction of grammatical morphemes and constructions from a parallel corpus