SCEW Seminar: Andrew Buskell

October 1, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Andrew Buskell Leverhulme Early Career Researcher Department of History and Philosophy of Science Cambridge University   Via Zoom:   Cultural Groups, Essentialism, and Ontic Risk   The comparative study of cultural groups—ethnology—went through turbulent changes over the course of the twentieth century. After shedding an association with ideas of universal progression and social Darwinism, […]

ILST Seminar: Daoxin Li

October 1, 2021
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Daoxin Li Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania 3401 Walnut St. Room 401B, or via Zoom   Distributional learning of recursive structures   Languages differ regarding the depth, structure, and syntactic domains of recursive structures. For example, English allows infinite free embedding of the prenominal possessive ‘-s’ to express ownership, whereas the postnominal possessive ‘of’ […]