[conference] The building blocks of information transfer in language processing

The final conference of the MEGACRO project was held on the 7 and 8 October 2021. Project members presented the results of the project and eminent invited speakers provided a broader background to the issues discussed. 

The conference program is available here.

The materials used in the presentations will be available below, together with the video recordings of the talks. 

Plenary speakers:

Anita Peti-StantićMateusz-Milan Stanojević The Building Blocks of Croatian Mental Grammar: Constraints of Information Structure video

Marianna Bolognesi, Concreteness and specificity: Two variables involved in abstraction video

Peter Hagoort, The listening and speaking brain video

Ray Jackendoff, What is the form of the information that is transferred in language processing?  video

Marco Marelli, Understanding the meaning of compound words: A compositional perspective grounded in linguistic and visual experience video

Petar Milin, What can be used from learning? video

Maria Piñango, A possible linguistically motivated processing infrastructure for an Information transfer system  video

MEGACRO project members:

A Curious Case of Third Person Auxiliary Clitic (Anita Peti-Stantić and Jana Willer-Gold) video

Processing SVO and OVS Word Order in Croatian: The Role of Prominence Features in Comprehension and Acceptability (Irina Masnikosa and Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb) video

Figurative Potential of Concrete Verbs in South Slavic Languages (Jelena Tušek, Anita Peti-Stantić, Ana Vasung, University of Zagreb) video

(Psycho)linguistic predictors of subjective age of word acquisition: Are there differences for words acquired in different developmental periods? (Gordana Keresteš, Mirjana Tonković, Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb) video

Contextualized rating reduces concreteness of nouns (Anita Peti-Stantić, Mateusz-Milan Stanojević, and Mirjana Tonković, University of Zagreb) video

Moving from static to dynamic computational word representations: predicting word concreteness in context (Nikola Ljubešić, Anita Peti-Stantić) video

The significance of specialized knowledge in rating concreteness in context (Maja Anđel, Anita Peti-Stantić, and Mateusz-Milan Stanojević, University of Zagreb)  video

Determinants of lexical decision times for nouns from the Croatian Psycholinguistic Database (Denis Vlašiček, Mirjana Tonković, and Francesca Dumančić, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb) video

Native language processing of cognates in general academic vocabulary in multilinguals (Vedrana Gnjidić, Marijan Palmović, and Anita Peti-Stantić, University of Zagreb) video

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