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Research, Linguistics, Statistics, Cognition, Prosody, PhD, Language processing, French Prosody, Languages, Brain, Semiotics - Linguistics. Prosody. Adventure. Boardgames. PhDLife. Statistics. Meditation. Yoga. Travel. Cooking.Taoism. Brain. Balance. All My Thesis Interests Regrouped Here
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Scientists replicated 100 recent psychology experiments. More than half of them failed.

Just listen to how difficult it was to repeat even one experiment.
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"It would be great to have stronger norms about being more detailed with the methods,"  ... Does any of you know of any initiative ? 

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Colloque sur les discours hors-normes, 2015

Colloque sur les discours hors-normes, 2015 | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it

Le colloque se tiendra dans le cadre des Cinquièmes Rencontres scientifiques Sherbrooke-Montpellier. Il est ouvert aux chercheurs en provenance de toute université qui s’intéressent à la question des discours hors-normes, à la croisée des sous-disciplines de la linguistique et des autres branches des sciences humaines et sociales qui prennent le langage en considération.

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50 Shades of Grey: According to R

50 Shades of Grey: According to R | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
By Andy Nicholls - Head of Consulting (UK) I’ve been joking about R’s “200 shades of grey” on training courses for a long time. The popularity of the book “50 Shades of Grey” has changed the meaning of this statement somewhat. As the film is due to be released on Valentine’s Day I thought this might be worth a quick blog post.
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Minding the Brain: My "Top 5 R Functions"

Minding the Brain: My "Top 5 R Functions" | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
subset() for making subsets of data (natch)merge() for combining data sets in a smart and easy waymelt() for converting from wide to long data formatsdcast() for converting from long to wide data formats, and for making summary tablesddply() for doing split-apply-combine operations, which covers a huge swath of the most tricky data operations 
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All Things Linguistic: Processing of Garden Path sentences

All Things Linguistic: Processing of Garden Path sentences | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
A gif showing how we might process garden path sentences from this website on human sentence processing. From the description: 

Though we easily understand most sentences in written texts, we also stumble upon constructions such as “The horse raced past the barn fell” or “While Anna dressed the baby spit up” that challenge us cognitively. When this is the case, a garden path effect occurs: our parsing or interpretation strategy fails, causing us to first misinterpret the sentence (it leads us o
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A Real Grammar Quiz | polysyllabic

A Real Grammar Quiz | polysyllabic | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
I hate Internet grammar quizzes. Most of them are heavy on matters of punctuation (e.g., its vs. it's), spelling (e.g., there vs. their), and word choice (e.g., less vs. fewer) but light on measuring one's explicit knowledge of grammatical structure. And what grammatical assertions they do make are often wrong, or at least highly debatable. Their primary function seems to be to stroke the egos of those who want to be assured that they are part of the educated elite. I've long suspected, though, that many people who can ace such a quiz don't really have much conscious knowledge about real grammar. So I decided to write my own, more rigorous test, one that primarily measures explicit understanding of grammatical terms as they apply in examples of English writing.
There's one challenge in coming up with such a test, however. Different books and teachers have different ideas about what constitutes correct English grammar, and there are differences of opinion even about such issues as how to define grammatical terms. That means that no substantive assessment of grammatical knowledge can be completely theory neutral. I've tried to create questions that don't depend too narrowly on a single approach to grammar, but I also won't accept any old assertion just because you can find it in some book or other. I have tried to avoid "gotcha" questions where there are significant disagreements among experts as to what should count as correct. That doesn't mean, however, that you won't be surprised by a few of the answers if you're unfamiliar with modern accounts of English grammar.

The correct answers involving grammatical terminology are those that reflect a mainstream consensus among contemporary linguists, one broadly in keeping with the major recent reference books of English grammar. Unless otherwise indicated, the term "error" is used to mean that the language in question does not conform to the requirements of standard written English, as widely understood by English teachers and editors. The questions will become harder as you move through the quiz. If you have a reasonable knowledge of traditional grammatical concepts, you should be able to get most of these right, although you will need some exposure to linguistics to get a few of the final ones.

Update 1/7/14: Now that several hundred people have taken the complete quiz, I've used the statistics to refine the quiz a bit, clarifying the wording of a few questions and replacing a couple that weren't working the way I'd hoped.
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Is It "Data Is" Or "Data Are"?

Is It "Data Is" Or "Data Are"? | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
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News & Publications

News & Publications | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
The ARC PhD students are pleased to announce the release of our Annotation Protocol for the description of local structures of (dis)fluency in multimodal and multilingual corpora. The guidelines provided in this document are the results of several phases of discussion and revision, and have been tested to authentic corpus data for better operationalization. Although it is thought to be self-sufficient, feel free to contact us for further information on the protocol. To quote this document, please use the following reference:

Crible, L., Dumont, A., Grosman, I., Notarrigo, I. 2015. Annotation des marqueurs de fluence et disfluence dans des corpus multilingues et multimodaux, natifs et non natifs. Version 1.0. Working Paper. Université catolique de Louvain et Université de Namur.
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TextLink: Building a portal into discourse annotated corpora

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"The TextLink First Action Conference will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, from 26 to 28 January 2015.

 

 

The most important objective of the First TextLink Action meeting is to make the Action as “active” as possible! Therefore the focus will first and foremost be on improving and enhancing networking among the members of the many different research teams involved.

 

The aim of the TextLink Action is to make theoretical and methodological progress in the fields of discourse and corpus annotation, more particularly of discourse structuring devices in no less than 20 different languages. All these languages vary in how discourse relations and structure are signaled, but they also have a number of principles in common. This appears from the many discourse-annotated corpora that are becoming available in individual languages (cf. outcome of the WG1 Meeting in Prague). But we have still some way to go to interconnect these resources by contrasting, comparing, putting together, discussing, arguing, agreeing and disagreeing. This is the program of the three days in Louvain-la-Neuve! It is our hope that by learning what is already available in some of the languages, what is sharable and what needs urgent development, we will make progress in our collaborative effort.

 

Invited speakers: Prof. Maite Taboada and Prof. Andrew Kehler

 

The conference will begin on Monday morning. The morning session will be dedicated to two plenary talks given by Prof. Maite Taboada and Prof. Andrew Kehler. The Monday afternoon session will consist of oral presentations by TextLink members undetaking collaborative research across different institutions / different working groups, as well as reports from short-term scientific missions (STSMs).

Tuesday's sessions will be run in the context of the working groups. In the morning, a joint poster session will be held, for all 4 working groups. Following the poster session, working group breakout sessions will be held. 

Wednesday will be an opportunity for working groups to come together to report their discussions from Tuesday. An MC meting will follow. The full programme is available here.

 

Organisers: Liesbeth Degand, Nicky Thrupp"

 

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Soon at UCL !  Free and Open to anyone.

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Sounding out speech

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A new study demonstrates that infants as young as 6 months can solve the invariance problem in speech perception.
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From JSON to Tables

From JSON to Tables | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
(This article was first published on My Data Atelier » R, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) “First things first”.
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Went through the same process while developing connection between #Praat and #R!
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QS world university rankings 2015: linguistics

QS world university rankings 2015: linguistics | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
The top 100 universities in the world for linguistics, as ranked by higher education data specialists QS
See the top 200 rankings and QS institution profiles Continue reading...
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Two Belgium University in QS worls University ranking 2015!

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You say 'um,' I say 'uh': Which one will dominate in the future?

You say 'um,' I say 'uh': Which one will dominate in the future? | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
When it comes to filling those awkward pauses while speaking, “uh” has had a good run, but it turns out “um” rules. Most everyone uses...
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Lessons learned from teaching an 11-week data science course

Lessons learned from teaching an 11-week data science course | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
Last month, I finished teaching General Assembly's 11-week Data Science course in Washington, DC. It's a substantial introductory data science course that covers the entire
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TokenJEL 2015 : Token: A Journal of English Linguistics

TokenJEL 2015 : Token: A Journal of English Linguistics | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
TokenJEL 2015 : Token: A Journal of English Linguistics
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Should you teach Python or R for data science?

Should you teach Python or R for data science? | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
Last week, I published a post titled Lessons learned from teaching an 11-week data science course, detailing my experiences and recommendations from teaching General Assembly's 66-hour introductory data science course. In the comments, I received the following question: I'm part of a team developing a course, with NSF support, in...
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Annual Review of Linguistics - Home

Annual Review of Linguistics - Home | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
The Annual Review of Linguistics, publishing in 2015, will cover significant developments in the field of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics, and their interfaces. Reviews will synthesize advances in linguistic theory, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, neurolinguistics, language change, biology and evolution of language, typology, as well as applications of linguistics in many domains.
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Is It "Data Is" Or "Data Are"?

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Look For Bonus Gift Cards to Save Money at Restaurants

Look For Bonus Gift Cards to Save Money at Restaurants | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
If you play the game right, you can use gift cards to actually save money in a variety of ways . When you go to restaurants, watch for bonus gift cards to potentially give yourself a discount on your own meal.
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Tonal languages require humidity

Tonal languages require humidity | YouyaTralaLing | Scoop.it
The weather impacts not only upon our mood but also our voice. An international research team including scientists from the Max Planck Institutes for Psycholinguistics, Evolutionary Anthropology and Mathematics in the Sciences has analysed the influence of humidity on the evolution of languages. Their ...
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Games & Embodied Cognition « First Person Scholar

"Games & Embodied Cognition 

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Researchers of embodied cognition argue that because cognition needs to work in time-sensitive, real-world situations with limited resources, it needs to conform to those limitations. To the extent that we share similar bodies and similar environments of experience (constant physical laws and similar physical needs) our embodied experience of the world is similar (Mandler 1992). Even when our bodies differ and individual experiences of embodiment vary widely, the sense of being embodied at all is largely universal.

These assumptions would lead to two conclusions with regard to Khajiit, Argonians and Bretons:"

Their cognition would have also formed in time-sensitive, real-world situations with limited resources, and would also be embodied.Their cognition would be subject to different limitations and possibilities, because they do not share identical physical needs and capabilities."
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