Workshop: Phylomemetic and phylogenetic approaches in the
Saturday, Nov. 24th 2012, University of Bern, Switzerland
Abstract submission is closed. If you would like to participate without giving a paper, please let us know by sending a short note to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can plan ahead. Feel free to contact us in case of any further questions.
The workshop will be held in room F-121 of Unitobler (basement, entrance from Lerchenweg 36).
A warming up dinner will be taking place at the Restaurant Beaulieu at the corner of Länggassstrasse and Erlachstrasse at 19:30 on Friday evening. There will also be a chance to continue discussion at an informal dinner on saturday evening for those who stay overnight or leave late.
The timetable may shift during the day, as we want to allow for spontaneous discussion.
|09:15||Michael Stolz (Dean of the Arts and Humanities Faculty)|
|09:25||Gabriel Viehhauser / Ruprecht von Waldenfels, Bern|
|Phylogenetic algorithms in linguistic and literary studies:
stemmatology in a new edition of Parzival and the analysis of parallel corpus data for a usage-based typology of Slavic
|10:00||Teemu Roos, Helsinki|
|Probabilistic models for phylogenetics and stemmatology: Theory and practice download slides|
|11:15||Michael Cysouw, Marburg|
|Back to the roots: using regular sound correspondences for linguistic phylogeny (as one should) download slides|
|12:00||Sergej Saj, St.-Petersburg|
|Two-place verb classes: towards measuring (dis)similarity between the languages of Europe|
|14:00||Jamie Tehrani, Durham|
|Phylomemetics in Anthropology download slides|
|14:45||Gerold Schneider, Zürich|
|Syntactic parsing as a phylogenetic task download slides|
Richard Littauer, Malta
Using Demographic Data with Bayesian Phylogenies: A Japanese Case Study download poster
|15:45||Steven Moran & Johann-Mattis List, München, Zürich|
|A Python Toolkit for Quantitative Tasks in Historical-Comparative Linguistics download slides|
|16:15||Balthasar Bickel, Zürich|
|Exploring similarities: phylogenetic methods beyond phylogeny download slides|
17:00 Final discussion
The use of phylogenetic methods in biology has a long tradition, but has only recently become more mainstream in humanitarian disciplines. We invite contributors from all disciplines who have applied phylogenetic methods to humanistic research problems to present their work in this workshop. We are especially interested in methodological issues that have relevance across the disciplines; this may also include case studies focusing on the applicability of these methods to specific data types and research questions.
The workshop is preceded by a tutorial focusing on the application of phylogenetic methods in literary studies and linguistics. We welcome papers dealing with issues from all humanitarian disciplines such as anthropology, archaeology, art history etc.
- Teemu Roos (Computer science / stemmatology, University of Helsinki)
- Michael Cysouw (Linguistic typology / historical linguistics, Philipps-Universität Marburg)
- Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology, University of Durham)
- Balthasar Bickel (General linguistics, Universität Zürich)
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS