The workshop Dealing with bad data in linguistic theory took place at the Meertens Institute (room: Symposiumzaal), Joan Muyskenweg 25, 1096 CJ Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Europe (route). Phone: +31 20 462 8500.

The registration fee was 25 euros, to be paid in cash at the first workshop day. Coffee, tea and lunch were available for registered participants on the two workshop days. Workshop speakers did not need to register.

Thursday March 17, 2016

08:30 – 09:00 Registration and coffee
09:00 – 09:55 Paul Kiparsky (Stanford University)
Bad Data of the Third Kind (invited talk, PDF abstract)
09:55 – 10:50 Paul de Lacy (Rutgers University)
The evidentiary enterprise (invited talk, PDF abstract)
10:50 – 11:10 Break
11:10 – 11:35 John Nerbonne (University of Groningen)
Data Quality and the Fallacy of Composition (PDF abstract)
11:35 – 12:10 Erik Tjong Kim Sang (Meertens Instituut)
Dealing with Bad Data Problems of the SAND (PDF abstract)
12:10 – 13:05 Jeroen van Craenenbroeck (KU Leuven)
Handle your verb clusters with care (invited talk, PDF abstract)
13:05 – 14:05 Lunch
14:05 – 15:00 Joel Wallenberg (Newcastle University)
On Very Slow Change: The decline of relative clause extraposition (invited talk, PDF abstract)
15:00 – 15:35 Henri Kauhanen (University of Manchester) & George Walkden (University of Manchester)
Signal or noise? Biases, interactions and the Constant Rate Effect (PDF abstract)
15:35 – 15:55 Break
15:55 – 16:30 Grant Goodall (University of California, San Diego)
When data collide: A case study of traditional judgments vs. formal experiments in sentence acceptability (PDF abstract)
16:30 – 17:05 Norbert Corver (Universiteit Utrecht), Marjo van Koppen (Universiteit Utrecht) & Jolien Scholten (Universiteit Utrecht)
Are(n’t) my data compatible with those? Some methodological issues in the micro-comparative study of pronominals and demonstratives (PDF abstract)
17:05 – 18:00 Cecilia Poletto (Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main)
Are big data always bad data? How to make your best with incomplete data (invited talk, PDF abstract)

Friday March 18, 2016

08:30 – 09:00 Coffee
09:00 – 09:55 Keren Rice (University of Toronto)
Bad data, incomplete data, and inappropriate data: A view from fieldwork (invited talk, PDF abstract)
09:55 – 10:30 Jelke Bloem (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Evaluating automatically annotated treebanks for linguistic research (PDF abstract)
10:30 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 11:55 Isaac Gould (The University of Kansas)
When Judgments are Insufficient: An Evaluation Metric for Syntactic Theory (PDF abstract)
11:55 – 12:50 Paula Fikkert (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)
Dealing with Bad Data in Language Acquisition (invited talk, PDF abstract)
12:50 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:55 Christina Tortora (The City University of New York)
Parsed corpora of vernacular speech: challenges and prospects for the study of syntax (invited talk, PDF abstract)
14:55 – 15:30 Anne Breitbarth (Universiteit Gent) & George Walkden (University of Manchester) (PDF abstract)
Making the best use of bad data: Analysing syntactic change in Middle Low German
15:30 – 15:55 Break
15:55 – 16:30 João Veríssimo (Universität Potsdam), Vera Heyer (Universität Potsdam), Clare Patterson (Universität Potsdam) & Gunnar Jacob (Universität Potsdam)
Dealing with noise across participants, items, and experiments: The case of non-native morphological processing (PDF abstract)
16:30 – 17:05 Hélène Giraudo (Université de Toulouse & CNRS) & Serena Dal Maso (Università degli Studi di Verona)
Bad data in psycholinguistic research on morphological processing (PDF abstract)
17:05 – 18:00 Charles Yang (University of Pennsylvania)
When Big Data is Bad (and Why Small Data is Enough) (invited talk, PDF abstract)
18:00 – 19:00 Drinks

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