The monthly Interaction Meetings provide an informal meeting ground for the community of Nijmegen researchers working at the intersection of language and social interaction. The interdisciplinary meetings feature researchers from all across campus, with participants from the Centre for Language Studies, Donders Institute, and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.
The meetings are sponsored by the Elementary Particles of Conversation project and organised by Marieke Woensdregt (CLS), Wim Pouw (Donders/MPI), Natalia Levshina (MPI), and Mark Dingemanse (CLS/Donders/MPI). Topics covered represent the breadth of interdisciplinary work on language and interaction going on in Nijmegen, from human interaction to cultural evolution and from natural language processing to experimental psycholinguistics.
During the corona pandemic we meet online (subscribe to the mailing list or contact us for details). Our physical meeting location is E20.27, the sky lounge atop the Erasmus building with great views of Nijmegen.
We use the interaction meetings for informal talks on ongoing work, and for journal club-type discussions of classics, new papers, and drafts from interaction meetings members.
|22 June 2021||Journal club||Levshina & Moran, Efficiency in human languages: Corpus evidence for universal principles||Anita Slonimska|
|13 Apr 2021||Journal club||Bender et al. (2020). Climbing towards NLU: On Meaning, Form, and Understanding in the Age of Data||Marieke Woensdregt|
|17 Dec 2020||Draft Discussion||Draft: Timing in conversation is dynamically adjusted turn by turn (Pouw & Holler)||Mark Dingemanse|
|10 Nov 2020||Journal club||Classics: Relevance Theory (as summarised in Wilson & Sperber 2004)||Wim Pouw|
|Journal club||Mark Dingemanse (2020). The space between our heads. Aeon.||Marieke Woensdregt|
|Talk||Wim Pouw: Multiscale kinematic analysis of evolving manual languages in the lab||Marieke Woensdregt|
|Journal club||Fusaroli et al. (2014). Dialog as interpersonal synergy||Marlou Rasenberg|
|Journal club||Müller et al. (2019). The Influence of Shared Visual Context on the Successful Emergence of Conventions in a Referential Communication Task||Ashley Micklos|
|10 Mar 2020||Talks||– Evelien Heyselaar: Long-term syntactic priming: Priming affects syntactic processing one week and one month post-exposure|
– Natalia Levshina: Efficiency and Zipf: Word length, frequency and average predictability in typologically diverse languages
|2 Feb 2020||Journal club||Levinson & Holler (2014). The origin of human multi-modal communication||Marieke Woensdregt|
|14 Jan 2020||Journal club||Gibson et al. (2019). How efficiency shapes human language||Marieke Woensdregt|