Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Complexity in Natural Language(s) (SCNL)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Complexity in Natural Language(s) (SCNL)

Paris, France

30-31 May 2016

TALKS (30 may)

Initial talk

Didier Demolin (Sorbonne-Nouvelle) & Jean Léo Léonard (Paris-Sorbonne). "Why a Structural Complexity in Natural Language (SCNL) meeting?". Talk


1. Complexity in natural language

1.1 Phonology and Phonetics

Esther Herrera Zendejas (El Colegio de México). "A propos de la complexité laryngale: le cas de deux langues Otomangues". Abstract

John Kingston (University of Massachusetts). "What is articulatory control?" Talk

Didier Demolin (Université Paris 3 Sorbonne-Nouvelle). "Complexity in phonological systems". TalkAbstract 

Christophe Coupé, Yoon-Mi Oh, Egidio Marsico & François Pellegrino (Lyon 2, DDL). "Functional Load and organization scales in phonological systems". Talk


1.2. Morphology

Sarah Beniamine & Olivier Bonami (Université Paris Diderot, Laboratoire de linguistique formelle). "Generalizing patterns in Instrumented Item-and-Pattern Morphology". Talk / Abstract

Kaius Sinnemäki (Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies). "Morphological complexity meets sociolinguistics: A typological approach". TalkAbstract



2. Sociolinguistic Complexity

Antonella Gaillard-Corvaglia (Plidam, Inalco). "Salentinian sociolinguistics through cladistics: the geolinguistic and social complexity of a (micro)diasystem". Poster / Abstract

Karla Janiré Avilés González (Labex EFL, Paris 7). "Pedagogical complexity and sociolinguistic resilience in Mesoamerican language learning:  the CPEW matrix (reloaded)". Poster / Abstract

Stefan Balev (LITIS, Le Havre), Jean Léo Léonard (STIH, Paris-Sorbonne) & Gérard H.E. Duchamp (LIPN, Paris 13). "Competing models for Mazatec Dialect Intelligibility Networks". Poster / Link BalevAbstract 

Alexis Pierrard (Université Paris 3, UMR 7018). "Embedding sociophonetics in grammar: aspects of structural complexity in Southern Bolivian Quechua". Poster / Abstract


3. Structural Complexity vs. Simplexity 

Flore Picard (Université Paris-Sorbonne, STIH). "A realizational approach to Khaling verbal morphology". Poster / Abstract

Bien DoBui (Université Paris-Sorbonne, STIH). "Exuberant Complexity in Amuzgo: Triple marked plural verb phrases". Poster / Abstract

Xiaoliang Luo (Laboratoire Ligérien de Linguistique, Université d’Orléans-Tours). "Revisiting dissyllabic reduplication in Mandarin Chinese". PosterAbstract


TALKS (31 may)

4. Complexity & Ecological Adaptation

Shanti Ulfsbjorninn (Université de Lyon / UCL - London). "Language Internal Factors Explain Syllable Structure Complexity (feat. Ecological Adaptation): Stress, tone and consonant clusters". Talk / Hand-out

Mena Lafkioui (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité & LLACAN-UMR 8135 du CNRS). "Structural and algorithmic geolinguistic complexity. The case of Berber". Talk / Hand-outAbstract

Jean Léo Léonard (Université Paris-Sorbonne, STIH), Marco Patriarca, Els Heinsalu (National Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics,
Tallinn, Harjumaa, Estonia), Antonella Gaillard-Corvaglia (Plidam, Inalco), Pierre Darlu (CNRS).
"Modular algorithmic complexity applied to the Mazatec diasystem". Talk 1st_part 2nd_Part / Abstract

Jean-Pierre Nadal & Quentin Feltgen (LPS, ENS, Paris). "Competing random walks behind languaege change". Talk


5. Metacomplexity 

Gérard H. E. Duchamp (Université Paris 13). "Holographic treatment of noncommutative actions and a forgotten algorithm of MPS". Talk / Abstract



Léonard, Jean Léo; Didier Demolin & Karla Janiré Avilés González (eds.). 2016. Proceedings of the International Workshop on Structural Complexity in Natural Language(s) (SCNL). Paris, 30-31 May 2016: Paris 3 University - Labex EFL (PPC11).