The project “Computational Methods for the Study of Multilingual Literary Texts” by Dr. Hannah Pardey and Prof. Dr. Kevin Tang will be funded by the E-Learning Förderfonds

Project summary: A range of recent Anglophone novels are located at the edge of English, fostering connections to other languages such as French, Hindi, Italian, Kiswahili, Mandarin or Spanish. The project seeks to introduce students in the Master’s degree programmes “Comparative Studies” and “Literary Translation” to the potentials of approaching multilingual narratives by employing computer-based digital humanities methods derived from corpus linguistics and natural language processing.

Prof. Dr. Kevin Tang: Nominated again for the Lehrpreis of the Heinrich-Heine-Universität

Prof. Dr. Kevin Tang was nominated for the second time for the Lehrpreis by SELL at HHU. The teaching award of SELL at Heinrich-Heine-Universität With the teaching awards, HHU recognizes outstanding achievements in teaching.

Paper accepted to LREC-COLING 2024

The paper “Leveraging syntactic dependencies in disambiguation: the case of African American English” by Wilermine Previlon, Alice Rozet, Jotsna Gowda, Bill Dyer, Kevin Tang and Sarah Moeller has been accepted to The 2024 Joint International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC-COLING 2024).

The lab is releasing an E-Learning Module 'Interactive web-based review units for phonetics and phonology'

Our lab is releasing an E-learning moodle course for reviewing the basics of phonetics and phonology. It is called “Interactive web-based review units for phonetics and phonology” and is available at Orca NRW and OSF The Project was funded by ELFF at HHU.

Upcoming presentation at the 19th Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum

Kevin Tang will be presenting “Quantitative Acoustic versus Deep Learning Metrics of Lenition” (joint work with Ratree Wayland, Fenqi Wang, Sophia Vellozzi, Rahul Sengupta) at 19th Phonetik und Phonologie im deutschsprachigen Raum (@pundp2023 on twitter) this October in Bern.

Four papers accepted for ICPhs 2023

Talks Measuring gradient effects of alcohol on speech with neural networks’s posterior probability of phonological features by Ratree Wayland, Kevin Tang, Fenqi Wang, Sophia Vellozi, Rahul Sengupta Posters [Individual differences in vowel compactness persist under alcohol intoxication across first and second languages]() by Charles B.

The LINGUIST List’s Rising Stars awarded to three lab members

Three members of the Slam lab have been selected as Rising Stars by the Linguist List: Rayyan Merchant, Anh Kim Nguyen, Anna Stein Rising Stars (from the Liguist List Website) This is one of the programs that we run during our Annual Fund Drive where we feature undergraduate and MA students who have gone above and beyond the classroom to participate in the wider field of linguistics.

Seyedeh Zahra Mirkhaef: Poster prize at DPG for ´Language production in Parkinson’s Disease. Measuring Syntactic Complexity´

Seyedeh Zahra Mirkhaef won the poster prize at at the Highlights Digital 2023 der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Parkinson und Bewegungsstörungen (DPG) for her poster about “Language production in Parkinson’s Disease. Measuring Syntactic Complexity”.

Anh Kim Nguyen - upcoming paper and talk at ICLC16

Paper announcement for Anh Kim Nguyen, Dominic Schmitz, Defne Cicek, Daniel Rottleb: “Cuteness amplifies effects of size sound symbolism: A cute /i/ is smaller than an ugly one”. There will also be a talk at the 16th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference at HHU Düsseldorf - August 7-11, 2023.

Rayyan and Kevin: Talk accepted at North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL)

Rayyan Merchant’s and Prof. Dr. Kevin Tang’s talk “Connecting the Persian-speaking world through Transliteration” was accepted at the North American Conference in Iranian Linguistics (NACIL). The conference will take place at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, on April 21-23, 2023.