NASSLLI Course List (Canceled)

WeSSLLI 2020 - see the main page for WeSSLLI course schedule
In an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and safeguard the health of potential attendees, we will not be hosting NASSLI in the summer of 2020. Instead, we will host the Web Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, WeSSLLI. This will be a fully virtual school, with five classes and no parallel sessions.  The Virtual Student Sessions will take place on July 11-12, the WeSSLLI Courses and Workshops on July 13-17, and Virtual SemDial (WatchDial) will follow on July 18-19.

We are working on hosting a full-scale in-person NASSLLI in the summer of 2021.


July 11, 2020 – July 17, 2020

Invited Courses
  • Robin Cooper, Staffan Larsson - Modelling linguistic communication using types [website]
  • Elizabeth Coppock - Semantics Bootcamp [website]
  • Shalom Lappin - Deep Learning and the Nature of Linguistic Representation [website]
  • Elin McCready - Social Meaning
Weekend Intensives (July 11-12)
  • Friederike Moltmann - Natural Language Ontology
  • Tim Fernando - Predication via Finite-State Methods
  • Constantine Lignos - Exploring the Representation of Words as Vectors
  • Kyle Gorman - Finite state text processing
  • Livia Polanyi - Topic Shift in Conversation: A computational approach to relevance and coherence
  • Andras Kornai - Unifying formulaic, geometric, and algebraic theories of semantics.
  • Natasha Korotkova - The notional category of evidentiality [website]
5-day Courses and Workshops (July 13-17)
  • Jakub Szymanik and Shane Steinert -Threlkeld Learnability of Quantifiers
  • Mark Steedman - Combinatory Categorial Grammar: An Introduction
  • Daniel Altshuler and Robert Truswell - Coordination: Syntax, semantics, discourse
  • Larry Moss - Natural Logic Meets Machine Learning (Note: this workshop will begin on Sunday, July 12, in parallel with Sunday Intensives, and continue Monday-Friday) [website]
  • Benjamin Eva, Branden Fitelson and Ted Shear - Workshop: Belief Revision, Belief Update and Supposition
  • Adam Bjorndahl - Topology, Logic, and Epistemology
  • Tin Perkov - Introduction to modal logic and modal definability
  • Mathias Winther Madsen - Introduction to Information Theory: Applications to Cognitive Science
  • Michael Henry Tessler - Probabilistic language understanding: A practical introduction to the Rational Speech Act framework
  • Lotus Goldberg and Amber Stubbs - A Case Study in Corpus Construction for Theoretical Analysis and NLP Applications: The Syntactic Corpus of English VP Ellipsis
  • Charles Reiss and Alan Bale - Phono-logical Reasoning
  • Anton Benz and Nicole Gotzner - Scalar Implicature: Recent developments in theoretical and experimental approaches
  • Julian Hough and Arash Eshghi - Incremental Language Processing in Dialogue Systems
  • Jonathan Ginzburg and Andy Lücking - Dialogue across the lifespan
  • Simon Dobnik and John Kelleher - Language, Action and Perception
Monday, Tuesday Course (July 13-14)
  • Constantine Lignos - Python Bootcamp
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday Course (July 15-17)
  • Kyle Rawlins - Implementing semantic compositionality