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Conference on Quantitative Approaches to Language Studies

September 25-26, 2018

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Language studies have been conducted by researchers across different disciplines over a long history. In the recent decade, with the emergence of large corpora and technological advances, new quantitative solutions have become available to many questions that used to be difficult to address. This year’s Bridges summer school aims to explore the frontier of quantitative approaches to the study of language and facilitate interdisciplinary discussions on its future directions.

Invited Speakers

  • Barbara McGillivray (University of Cambridge)
    Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages
  • Bodo Winter (University of Birmingham)
    Department of English Language and Linguistics
  • Dagmar Divjak (University of Sheffield)
    Russian and Slavonic Studies
  • Max Louwerse (Tilburg University)
    Tilburg School of Humanities and Digital Sciences
  • Cynthia Siew (University of Warwick)
    Department of Psychology
  • Kenny Smith (University of Edinburgh)
    Centre for Language Evolution
  • Bart de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
    Artificial Intelligence Lab
  • Ramon Ferrer i Cancho (Polytechnic University of Catalonia)
Important Dates:
  • Registration closes on September 15, 2018

  • Li Ying, Department of Psychology
  • Tomas Engelthaler, Department of Psychology





All lectures will take place in the teaching room, International Digital Lab (LDL).