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Keynote Speakers

We are proud to have the following keynote speakers presenting at 39th TABU Dag:

Barbara Partee

Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy at the Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Barbara H. Partee is a Distinguished University Professor Emerita of Linguistics and Philosophy at UMass-Amherst. She is one of the founders of contemporary formal semantics. It was through her interaction with the philosopher and logician Richard Montague in the 1970s that the research traditions of generative linguistics and formal analytic philosophy first converged. She was largely responsible for popularizing this approach to the semantics of natural languages among linguists, especially so at a time when much of the field was gripped by controversy surrounding Generative Semantics.

Felix Hill

Reserch Scientist at DeepMind

Felix is a Research Scientist at Deepmind. He did his PhD at the University of Cambridge with Anna Korhonen, working on unsupervised language and representation learning with neural nets. As well as Anna, he has collaborated with (and learned a lot from) Yoshua Bengio, Kyunghyun Cho, Jason Weston and Jay McClelland. As well as developing computational models that can understand language, he is interested in using models to better understand how people understand language, and is currently doing both at Deepmind.

Sidney Segalowitz

Professor (Psychology and Neuroscience) at Brock University, Canada

Sid Segalowitz is Professor (Psychology and Neuroscience) and founding Director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Lifespan Development Research at Brock University. He has served as editor-in-chief of the journal Brain and Cognition from 2002 to 2014, and has published extensively on topics in cognitive and developmental neuroscience. His research has focused on psychophysiological measures (especially ERPs) to reflect attentional control processes in normative developmental and some special populations. Recent ERP work has focused on functions of the anterior cingulate cortex and medial prefrontal cortex reflecting the cognitive-emotional interactions that occur when a person is in the midst of needing increased attention allocation, e.g., while making an unwanted erroneous response or having to inhibit a habitual response. His work has shown dramatic age-related effects, associations with personality traits related to reward sensitivity and to empathy and, more generally, relations to self-regulation. Other recent work focuses on early brain responses in affective information processing, especially to emotional faces.

Paul Warren

Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Paul Warren is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He teaches and researches in psycholinguistics (Introducing Psycholinguistics, Cambridge University Press, 2012) and in phonetics, especially the description of New Zealand English and of intonation (Uptalk, Cambridge University Press, 2016). Paul is on the editorial boards of Language and Speech, the Journal of the International Phonetic Association, Laboratory Phonology, and Te Reo (the journal of the Linguistics Society of New Zealand). He is a founding member of the Association for Laboratory Phonology.