School of Modern Languages Hosts The Workshop on Language, Technology, and Society

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Funded by the Institute for People and Technology (IPaT) and the GVU Center at Georgia Tech, School of Modern Languages’ Professor Lelia Glass is leading a series of workshops on the topics of language, technology, and society. 

The Workshop on Language, Technology, and Society builds an intellectual community focused on the science of language. In a welcoming style accessible to an interdisciplinary audience, a series of invited speakers from both around Georgia and the United States present their original research on topics such as text-based computational social science; vector representations of word meaning; technology-driven documentation of endangered languages; and language change over time. The workshop brings together researchers and students interested in the science of language from Georgia Tech (from Modern Languages, Psychology, and Computer Science), and welcomes students into the research life of the Institute by exposing them to well-presented current work.  

The goals of the workshop series are to build intellectual momentum and a welcoming, exciting community surrounding language science at Georgia Tech; fuel conversation and collaboration within and outside Georgia Tech; and inspire budding researchers. 

Past talks have included Diya Yang, Georgia Institute of Technology; James Stanford, Ph.D., Dartmouth College; Phillip Wolff, Ph.D., Emory University; David Birdsong, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Four additional speakers are confirmed to present their research in Fall 2020 semester. 


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