Computational study of linguistic differences

This seminar focuses on computational methods for studying language change and variation. Languages differ based on time, geography, speakers (or author), or even audience. This course is concerned with how to find these differences, how to reason about them, and how to deal with them in computational linguistic methods and applications. In this course, we will read and discuss a selection of articles mainly in the areas of computational study of dialectology (dialectometry) and computational study of literary style, or stylometry, but also in other relevant areas of language change and variation depending on the participants’ interests.

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