International Workshop on
Grammar & Evidence

April 13-15, 2007
National Chung Cheng University



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Click HERE for abstracts, handouts, and audio for all tutorials and presentations.


Graduate Institute of Linguistics at National Chung Cheng University


Center for Research in Cognitive Science (Chung Cheng)


National Science Council and Center of International Affairs and Exchange (Chung Cheng)

Keynote speakers:

Wayne Cowart

University of Southern Maine

Mike Hammond

University of Arizona

Other speakers:

Mary Beckman

Ohio State University

Chao-Jan Chen

National Chi Nan University

Thomas Lee

Chinese University of Hong Kong

Chien-Jer Charles Lin

National Taiwan Normal University

James Myers

National Chung Cheng University

Jane Tsay

National Chung Cheng University

H. Samuel Wang

Yuan Ze University

Goals: Linguists study language in order to understand the nature of mental grammar. Yet linguistic data also reflect many influences other than grammar. For example, syntactic acceptability judgments are affected by parsing difficulty, and patterns observed in phonological corpora are affected by historical accidents. How can we distinguish grammar from other factors like these? Is it even possible to do so?

This Workshop gathers scholars from across Taiwan and the world to exchange ideas about these challenges and to teach strategies for dealing with them.

The first day of the Workshop (Friday, April 13, 2007) consists of tutorials on testing grammatical hypotheses using empirical linguistic data. Attendees may choose to register for the tutorials and/or the Workshop presentations separately.

The language of the conference is English, but many examples will come from Chinese and other languages.

Last updated on May 9, 2007