Natalia Levshina

Empirical approaches to constructions
and semantics

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Presentations

22 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Syntactic Communicative efficiency and syntactic predictability: A cross-linguistic study based on the Universal Dependencies corpora
Paper presented at the NoDaLiDa Workshop on Universal Dependencies (UDW 2017, the University of Gothenburg). Paper Slides (pdf)

28 March 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Economy, iconicity or productivity? A typological study of causative constructions
Paper presented at Vielfalslinguistik in Leipzig conference, Leipzig University. Slides (pdf)

14 March 2017, Leipzig, Germany
Translation of 'you' in online film subtitles: A quantitative cross-linguistic study
Paper presented at LICTRA 2017 Leipzig International Conference on Translation & Interpretation Studies, Leipzig University. Slides (pdf)

9 March 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany
Explaining coding asymmetries: frequency or informativity?
Paper presented at the 39th DGfS meeting, Saarland University. Slides (pdf)

8 March 2017, Saarbrücken, Germany
Does information density help? A multifactorial Bayesian analysis of help + (to) Vinf in geographic varieties of English
Paper presented at the 39th DGfS meeting, Saarland University. Slides (pdf)

18 January 2017, Gießen, Germany
Permutation and recursive partitioning: word order, semantic complexity, politeness and the art of tea-tasting
Lecture given at Gießen University. Slides (pdf) Data sets (R workspace)

24 November 2016, Kiel, Germany
Parallel corpora, conditional inference trees and random forests: How to compare constraints cross-linguistically
Invited talk at the Department of General Linguistics, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel. Slides (pdf)

15 September 2016, Poznań, Poland
What causes causatives? A multifactorial study based on a parallel corpus
Paper presented at the 46th Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Adam Mickiewicz University. Slides (pdf)

2 September 2016, Naples, Italy
Diacronic and functional explanations of typological universals
Introduction to the eponymous theme session at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Naples Federico II. Together with Ilja Serzant, Susanne M. Michaelis and Karsten Schmidtke-Bode. Slides (pdf)

3 September 2016, Naples, Italy
Iconicity, economy and language evolution: The case of causatives
Paper presented at the 49th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, University of Naples Federico II. Slides (pdf)

15 June 2016, Tel Aviv, Israel
Frequency, predictability and grammatical asymmetries: Evidence from Google n-grams
Paper presented at the 2nd Usage-Based Linguistics Conference, Tel Aviv University. Slides (pdf)

11 June 2016, Olomouc, the Czech Republic
A pilot study of T/V-forms in European languages based on a parallel corpus of film subtitles
Paper presented at the Olomouc Linguistics Colloquium (Olinco), Olomouc University. Slides (pdf)

4 April 2016, Leuven, Belgium
Help + (to) Infinitive in twenty geographic varieties of web-based English: A Bayesian mixed-model approach
Paper presented at the workshop "Probabilistic variation across dialects and varieties", University of Leuven. Slides (pdf)

18 December 2015, Leuven, Belgium
Remapping the causative continuum: A quantitative study of causative constructions based on a parallel corpus
Paper presented at the international conference "Morphology Days", University of Leuven. Slides (pdf)

24 October 2015, Paris, France
What causes causatives? A corpus-based typological study
Paper presented at the international conference "Grammar of Causation", Sorbonne. Slides (pdf)

02 September 2015, Leiden, the Netherlands
Mapping the causative continuum: A corpus-based approach to constructional typology
Paper presented at the 48th annual meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Slides (pdf)

28 August 2015, Helsinki, Finland
Testing iconicity: A quantitative study of causative constructions based on a parallel corpus of film subtitles
Paper presented at the international symposium "New Developments in the Quantitative Study of Languages" organized by the Linguistic Association of Finland. Slides (pdf)

24 July 2015, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
Probabilistic semantic maps of causation and causality: A study based on a multilingual parallel corpus
Paper presented at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference.
Slides (pdf)
Interactive semantic map of causation in 10 diverse languages
Interactive semantic map: Control of the Causee
Interactive semantic map: Intentionality of the Causer

22 July 2015, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK
The Cognitive Commitment 25 years on
Introduction to the eponymous theme session at the 13th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference (together with Dagmar Divjak and Jane Klavan).

9 May 2015, Brussels, Belgium
Analytic and lexical causatives in European: A multivariate study based on a parallel corpus of film subtitles
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Belgian Linguistics Society. Slides (pdf)

7 April 2015, Olomouc, the Czech Republic
Subtitles as a corpus
Invited talk at Olomouc University. Slides (pdf)

7 April 2015, Olomouc, the Czech Republic
When is 'quite good' really good? Variation of QUITE in twenty varieties of English
Invited talk at Olomouc University. Slides (pdf)

17 January 2015, Leipzig, Germany
Causatives, iconicity and frequency
A work in progress presentation at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. Slides (pdf)

12 December 2014, Ghent, Belgium
Iconicity and Usage: A quantitative corpus-based analysis of European causatives
Paper presented at CogLingDays-6 (the biennial conference of the Belgium Netherlands Cognitive Linguistics Association). Slides (pdf)

17 November 2014, Mainz, Germany
Analytic causatives as comparative concepts: From corpus-driven to traditional semantic maps
Invited talk at the Linguistic Colloquium at Mainz University. Slides (pdf)

2 October 2014, Erlangen, Germany
Quite diverse: A corpus-driven analysis of quite + ADJ in 20 varieties of English
Paper presented at the 6th meeting of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association (DGKL). Slides (pdf)

26 September 2014, Tuebingen, Germany
Semantic Maps: An attempt at catalogizaton and comparison
Paper presented at the international conference "Advances in Visual Methods for Linguistics". Slides (pdf)

12 September 2014, Poznań, Poland
The Causative Continuum revisited: A multifactorial analysis of causative constructions in European languages
Paper presented at the 47th meeting of the the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Slides (pdf)

6 September 2014, Osnabrück, Germany
Analytic causatives in European languages: A quantitative study based on a multilingual parallel corpus
Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG8). Slides (pdf)

4 September 2014, Osnabrück, Germany
A radically data-driven Construction Grammar: English constructions of letting and Vector Space Models
Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar (ICCG8), workshop "Computational Construction Grammar" organized by Remi van Trijp and Luc Steels. Slides (pdf)

17 May 2014, Ghent, Belgium
Towards a semantic map of LETTING in European languages: qualitative and quantitative approaches
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Belgian Linguistics Society. Slides (pdf)

8 May 2014, Tartu, Estonia
Exploratory and confirmatory methods of investigation of causative constructions in a multilingual parallel corpus
Paper presented at the international conference Mapping Methods: Approaches to Language Studies. Slides (pdf)

27 November 2013, Logroño, Spain
Verbs of letting in a cross-linguistic perspective: A corpus-based approach
Paper presented at the international symposium on Verbs, Clauses and Constructions.

20 September 2013, Split, Croatia
Let the movies begin: A typology of LET-verbs in European languages based on a parallel corpus of film subtitles
Paper presented at the 46th meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE). Slides (pdf)

13 May 2013, Reykjavik, Iceland
GIVE it a go: TAKE parallel corpora, PUT some statistics, and GET cross-linguistic comparisons!
Paper presented at the 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics. Slides (pdf)

16 November 2012, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Construction Grammar meets Semantic Vector Spaces: A radically data-driven approach to semantic classification of slot fillers
Paper presented at the international symposium New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation (with Kris Heylen). Slides (pdf)

15 November 2012, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Associations between constructions and collexemes: Is there one measure of attraction?
Poster presented at the international symposium New Ways of Analyzing Syntactic Variation. Poster (pdf)

10 October 2012, Freiburg, Germany
Comparing constructicons: A cluster analysis of the causative construction with doen in Netherlandic and Belgian Dutch.
Paper presented at the 5th International Conference of the German Cognitive Linguistics Association, University of Freiburg (FRIAS). Slides (pdf)

27 September 2012, Zagreb, Croatia
Convergent evidence, divergent frequency effects: A case study of the Russian ditransitive construction
Paper presented at the Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference 2012. Theme session “Does frequency count? The emergence and use of linguistic structures”. Convenors: Dagmar Divjak & Neil Bermel. Slides (pdf)

18 September 2012, Granada, Spain
The concept of LETTING in European languages: An onomasiological corpus-based perspective.
Paper presented at the 3rd International Symposium on Lexical Typology, University of Granada. Slides (pdf)

9 August 2012, Opole, Poland
'Let in translation': A typological study of the concept of LETTING in a parallel corpus of film subtitles.
Paper presented at the European Summer School in Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI). Workshop “Computational approaches to the study of dialectal and typological variation” Convenors: Edhard Hinrichs & Gerhard Jäger. Slides (pdf)

26 June 2012, Lisbon, Portugal
The salience of color terms from a linguistic perspective.
Paper presented at the 5th Language, Culture and Mind conference (with Alena Anishchanka, Dirk Speelman & Dirk Geeraerts).

9 September 2011, Logroño, Spain
Constructional spaces in contrast: Periphrastic causatives in Dutch and English
Paper presented at the 44th Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea. Slides (pdf)

1 July 2011, Freiburg
Tangled. Interaction of linguistic and extralinguistic factors in variation of Dutch causative constructions
Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, University of Freiburg (FRIAS). Slides (pdf)

26 May 2011, Leuven
Doe wat je niet laten kan: A usage-based study of Dutch causative constructions
Maxi-presentation at the Department of Linguistics, University of Leuven. Slides (pdf)

30 March 2011, Berlin
Shades of salience: Multivariate analysis of prototypicality effects in color terms
Poster presented at the 4th Conference on Quantitative Investigations in Theoretical Linguistics, Humboldt University in Berlin. Poster (pdf)

25 March 2011, Leiden
Corpus-based analysis of near-synonymous constructions: Larger, faster and more objective
Paper presented at the Construction Grammar of Dutch workshop, Leiden University. Slides (PowerPoint)

5 September 2010, Prague
Constructing the Constructicon Empirically: Experiments with Dutch Causatives
Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Construction Grammar, Charles University.

7 July 2010, Hatfield, UK
A multifactorial usage-based Construction Grammar: The case of Dutch causative constructions
Paper presented at the 3rd UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Hatfield University.

18 March 2010, Landau, Germany
Towards a 3D-Grammar: Variation of Dutch causative constructions
Paper presented at the 34th LAUD Symposium, University of Koblenz-Landau.

25 June 2009, Copenhagen
The disciplined Dutch and the hedonistic Flemish? Disctinctive collexeme analysis of causative constructions in Netherlandic and Belgian Dutch
Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe, University of Copenhagen.

28 May 2009, Paris
Almost the same meaning, almost the same language: Collostructional analysis of Dutch doen and laten causative constructions
Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference of the French Cognitive Linguistics Association (AFLiCo), University of Paris X.

6 February 2009, Ghent, Belgium
Causative-prone or Causative-proof? A Study of Semantic Features of Effected Predicates in Dutch Causative Constructions
Paper presented at the Verb Typologies Revisited Conference, University of Ghent.


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