Research

Information about ongoing third party funded projects

  • Tanja Samardžić: Non-randomness in morphological diversity: a computational approach based on multilingual corpora, SNSF, 01.09.2018-31.08.2022, 621’653 CHF
  • Wolfgang Kesselheim: Interactive discoveries: A video and eye-tracking based study of knowledge construction in science centres, SNSF, 01.07.2016 – 30.09.2020, CHF 581'324
  • Tanja Samardžić: Revisiting research training in linguistics: theory, logic, method, Movetia Grant, 01.09.2018-31.08.2019, 44’520 CHF
  • Tanja Samardžić: Dictionary Swiss German to High German Dictionary, Swisscom, 01.10.2018-31.07.2019, 58’750 CHF
  • Tanja Samardžić: «Quantifizierung der Ähnlichkeit von Beschreibungen menschlicher Tätigkeiten und Kompetenzen», Innosuisse: Kooperation Symsala, 01.12.2018-37.07.2019, 30'000 CHF
  • Kenan Hochuli, Interaktion Markt (UZH Grant), 01.12.2018-31.05.2019
  • Wolfgang Kesselheim / Tanja Samardžić: Online publication of the Zurich Tangram Corpus, DSI Funding, 01.07.2018-31.03.22019, 24’200 CHF

Publications Language and Space Lab members

2019

Hochuli, Kenan (accepted). Turning the Passer-by into a Customer: Multi-party Encounters at a Market Stall. Research on Language and Social Interaction.

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (submitted). "Sprache und museale Wissensvermittlung in Naturwissenschaften und Technik". In: Metten, Thomas; Atayan, Vahram; Schmidt, Vasco Alexander (ed.), Sprache in Naturwissenschaften, Technik und Mathematik. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Matsumae, Hiromi; Savage, Patrick E.; Ranacher, Peter; Blasi, Damian E.; Currie, Thomas E.; Sato, Takehiro; Tajima, Atsushi; Brown, Steven; Stoneking, Mark; Shimizu, Kentaro K.; Oota, Hiroki; Bickel, Balthasar (submitted). Exploring deep-time relationships between cultural and genetic evolution in Northeast AsiaPreprint server publication bioRxiv.

Dedio, Stefan; Ranacher, Peter; WidmerPaul (submitted). "Evidence for the British Isles as a linguistic area". Language.

Scherrer, Yves; Samardžić, Tanja; Glaser, Elvira (2019). Digitising Swiss German: how to process and study a polycentric spoken language. Language Resources & Evaluation. Springer Netherlands.

Ljubešić, Nikola; Miličević Petrović, Maja; Samardžić, Tanja (2019). Borders and boundaries in Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian: Twitter data to the rescue. Journal of Linguistic Geography, 6(2), 100-124.

 

2018

Bentz, Christian; Dediu, Dan; Verkerk, Annemarie; Jäger, Gerhard (2018). The evolution of language families is shaped by the environment beyond neutral driftNature Human Behaviour 2:816-821.

Derungs, Curdin; Köhli, Martina; Weibel, Robert; Bickel, Balthasar (2018). Environmental factors drive language density more in food-producing than in hunter-gatherer populationsProceedings of the Royal Society B: BiologicalSciences 285(1885).

McNew, Garland; Derungs, Curdin; Moran, Steven (2018). Towards faithfully visualizing global linguistic diversity. In: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC2018) May 7-12, Miyazaki, Japan, 805–809. 

Egorova, Ekaterina; Moncla, Ludovic; Gaio, Mauro; Claramunt, Christophe; Purves, Ross S. (2018). Fictive motion extraction and classificationInternational Journal of Geographical Information Science 32(11): 2247-2271.

Egorova, Ekaterina; Tenbrink, Thora; Purves, Ross S. (2018). Fictive motion in the context on mountaineering. Spatial cognition & computation: An Interdisciplinary Journal 18(4).

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2018). "Annoncen an Schwarzen Brettern. Zur Bedeutung des Lektüremoments für die Text(sorten)linguistik". In: Pappert, Steffen; Michel, Sascha (ed.), Sprache im öffentlichen Raum. Kommunikationsformen und Textsorten zwischen Tradition und Innovation, Stuttgart, 15-41.

Egorova, Ekaterina (2018). Spatial Discourse Production: Applying Denis’s Framework to Non-urban Context. In: German Conference on Spatial Cognition, Springer, Cham134-148.

Moncla, Ludovico; Gaio, Mauro; Egorova, Ekaterina; Claramunt, Christophe (2018). "An automatic extraction method of static and dynamic spatial contexts from texts". In: Atelier Science des Données et Humanités Numériques (SDHN), Conférence Internationale Francophone sur l'Extraction et la Gestion de Connaissance (EGC 2018).

Lusetti, Massimo, Ruzsics,Tatyana; Göhring, Anne; Samardžić,Tanja; Stark, Elisabeth (2018). Encoder-decoder methods for text normalization. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial 2018), COLING 2018, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 18-28. 

Samardžić, Tanja; Merlo, Paola (2018). Probability of external causation: an empirical account of cross-linguistic variation in lexical causatives. Linguistics 56(5):895-939.

Batanović, Vuk;  Ljubešić, Nikola; Samardžić, Tanja (2018). "SETimes.SR – A reference training corpus of Serbian". In: Proceedings of the Conference on Language Technologies & Digital Humanities 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 11-18.

Zampieri, Marcos, Malmasi, Shervin; Nakov, Preslav; Ali, Ahmed; Shon, Suwon; Glass, James; Scherrer, Yves; Samardžić, Tanja; Ljubešić, Nikola; Tiedemann, Jörg; van der Lee, Chris; Grondelaers, Stefan; Oostdijk, Nelleke; Speelman, Dirk; van den Bosch, Antal; Kumar, Ritesh; Lahiri, Bornini; Jain, Mayank (2018). Language identification and morphosyntactic tagging: The second VarDial evaluation campaign. In: Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial 2018), COLING 2018, Santa Fe, NM, USA, 1-17.

Vuković, Teodora; Samardžić, Tanja (2018), “Prostorna raspodela frekvencije postpozitivnog člana u timočkom govoru” [Areal distribution of the frequency of the post-positive article in Timok vernacular]. In: Ćirković, Svetlana (ed. in chief); Sobolev, Andrej N.; Sonnenhauser, Barbara; Miličević, Maja; Pandurević, Jelenka (ed.), Timok. Terenska istraživanja 2015-2017, Knjazevac: Narodna biblioteka “Njegoš”.

2017

Zampieri, Marcos; Malmasi, Shervin; Ljubešić, Nikola; Nakov, Preslav; Ahmed, Ali;  Tiedemann, Jörg; Scherrer, Yves; Aepli, Noëmi (2017). Findings of the VarDial Evaluation Campaign 2017. In: Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on NLP for Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects. Valencia, Spain, 1-15.

Bentz, Christian; Alikaniotis, Dimitrios; Samardžić, Tanja; Buttery, Paula (2017). Variation in Word Frequency Distributions: Definitions, Measures and Implications for a Corpus-Based Language Typology. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 24(2-3):128-162.

Derungs, Curdin; Samardžić, Tanja (2017). "Are prominent mountains frequently mentioned in text? Exploring the spatial expressiveness of text frequency". International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Ranacher, Peter; Van Gijn, Rik; Derungs, Curdin (2017).Identifying probable pathways of language diffusion in South AmericaIn: AGILE conference 2017, Wageningen, 9 Mai 2017 - 12 Mai 2017.

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2017). Zur Analyse von Normbezügen in Texten. In: Pandolfi, Elena Maria; Miecznikowski, Johanne; Christopher, Sabine; Kamber, Alain (ed.), Studies on language norms in contextFrankfurt am Main: Lang [Duisburger Arbeiten zur Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaft 117], 197-232.

Ruzsics, Tatyana; Samardžić, Tanja (2017). Neural Sequence-to-sequence Learning of Internal Word Structure. In: Proceedings of the 21st Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL 2017). Vancouver, Canada, 184-194.

Makarov, Peter, Ruzsics, Tatyana; Clematide, Simon (2017). Align and copy: UZH at SIG- MORPHON 2017 shared task for morphological reinflection. In: Proceedings of the CoNLL- SIGMORPHON 2017 Shared Task: Universal Morphological Reinflection.  Vancouver, Canada, 49-57.

Samardžić, Tanja; Starović, Mirjana; Agić, Željko; Ljubešić, Nikola (2017). Universal Dependencies for Serbian in Comparison with Croatian and Other Slavic Languages. In: Proceedings of the 6th Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing, Valencia, Spain, 4 April 2017 - 4 April 2017.

Vuković, Teodora; Miličević, Maja (2017). Creation and some ideas for classroom use of an electronic corpus of the dialect of Bunjevci. In: Filipović, Jelena; Vučo, Julijana (ed.), Minority Languages in Education and Language Learning: Challenges and New Perspectives, Belgrade: Faculty of Philology. 353-368.

Sikimić, Biljana; Vuković, Teodora (2017). Digitalna zaštita bunjevačkih govora. In D. Njegovan (ed.) Kultura i identitet Bunjevaca, Novi sad: Muzej Vojvoine. 473-489.

2016

Volk, Martin; Amrhein, Chantal; Aepli, Noëmi; Müller, Mathias; Ströbel, Phillip (2016). Building a Parallel Corpus on the World's Oldest Banking Magazine.In: KONVENS, Bochum, 19 September 2016 - 21 September 2016.

Clematide, Simon; Frick, Karina; Aeppli, Noëmi; Goldmann, Jean-Philippe (2016). Crowdsourcing Swiss Dialect Transcriptions for Assessing Factors in Writing Variations. In: Proceedings of the 13th Conference on Natural Language Processing (KONVENS 2016), 62-67.

Bentz, Christian; Ruzsics, Tatyana; Koplenig, Alexander; Samardžić, Tanja (2016). A Comparison Between Morphological Complexity Measures: Typological Data vs. Language Corpora. In: Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Linguistic Complexity, Osaka, Japan, December 11-17 2016, 142–153.

Derungs, Curdin; Purves, Ross S. (2016). Characterising landscape variation through spatial folksonomies.Applied Geography 75:60-70. 

Derungs, Curdin; Purves, Ross S. (2016). Mining nearness relations from an n-grams Web corpus in geographical space.Spatial Cognition & Computation 16(4):301-322.

Wartmann, Flurina; Derungs, Curdin; Purves, Ross S. (2016). Characterizing place: an empirical comparison between user-generated content and free-listing data. Ninth International Conference on GIScience, Montreal, Canada - Short Paper Proceedings 1(1):336-339.

Hausendorf, Heiko; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2016). Die Lesbarkeit des Textes und die Benutzbarkeit der Architektur. Text- und interaktionslinguistische Überlegungen zur Raumanalyse.In: Hausendorf, Heiko; Schmitt, Reinhold; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (ed.), Interaktionsarchitektur, Sozialtopographie und Interaktionsraum Tübingen: Narr, 55-85. 

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2016). Schauraum/Spielraum: Eine standbildbasierte Fallstudie zur Rolle des gebauten Raums in der Interaktion.In: Hausendorf, Heiko; Schmitt, Reinhold; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (ed.), Interaktionsarchitektur, Sozialtopographie und Interaktionsraum, Tübingen: Narr, 335-360

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2016). Videobasierte Raumforschung als interdisziplinäres Forschungsfeld: Ein exemplarischer Einblick in unterschiedliche methodische Zugänge.In: Hausendorf, Heiko; Schmitt, Reinhold; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (ed.), Interaktionsarchitektur, Sozialtopographie und Interaktionsraum, Tübingen: Narr, 89-110.

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2016). Textdeixis. In: Habermann, Mechthild; Wischer, Ilse (ed.), Historische Sprachwissenschaft, Berlin: De Gruyter (Wörterbücher zur Sprach- und Kommunikationswissenschaft, 3), 1-2. 

Hausendorf, Heiko; Schmitt, Reinhold; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (ed.) (2016). Interaktionsarchitektur, Sozialtopographie und Interaktionsraum. Tübingen: Narr. 

Egorova, Ekaterina; Boo, Gianluca; Purves, Ross S. (2016). "The Ridge Went North”: Did the Observer Go as Well? Corpus-driven Investigation of Fictive Motion. Ninth International Conference on GIScience, Montreal, Canada - Short Paper Proceedings 1(1):92–95.

Ljubešić, Nikola; Samardžić, Tanja; Derungs, Curdin (2016). TweetGeo - A Tool for Collecting, Processing and Analysing Geo-encoded Linguistic Data. In: Proceedings of COLING 2016, the 26th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Osaka, Japan, December 11-17 2016: Technical Papers, 3412–3421.

Ljubešić, Nikola; Erjavec, Tomaž; Fišer, Darja; Samardžić, Tanja; Miličević, Maja; Klubička, Filip and Petkovski, Filip (2016). Easily accessible language technologies for Slovene, Croatian and Serbian. Proceedings of the Conference on Language Technologies & Digital Humanities. Ljubljana, Slovenia. 

Samardžić, Tanja; Miličević, Maja (2016). A Framework for Automatic Acquisition of Croatian and Serbian Verb Aspect from Corpora.In: Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Portorož, Slovenia, 23 May 2016 - 28 May 2016

Samardžić, Tanja; Scherrer, Yves; Glaser, Elvira (2016). ArchiMob - A Corpus of Spoken Swiss German.In: Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia, 23 May 2016 - 28 May 2016, 4061-4066.

2015

Addor, Nans; Ewen, Tracy; Johnson, Leigh; Coltekin, Arzu; Derungs, Curdin; Muccione, Veruska (2015). From products to processes: Academic events to foster interdisciplinary and iterative dialogue in a changing climate.Earth's Future 3(8):289-297.

Purves, Ross S.; Palacio, Damien; Derungs, Curdin (2015). Development and evaluation of a geographic information retrieval system using fine grained toponymsJournal of Spatial Information Science 11:1-29.

Purves, Ross S.; Derungs, Curdin (2015). From space to place: place-based explorations of text.International Journal of Humanities and Arts Comouting 9(1):74-94.

Egorova, Ekaterina; Tenbrink, Thora; Purves, Ross S. (2015). Where snow is a landmark: route direction elements in Alpine contexts. In: Fabrikant, Sara I.; Raubal, Martin; Bertolotto, Michela; Davies, Clare; Freundschuh, Scott; Bell, Scott (ed.), Spatial Information Theory. 12th International Conference, COSIT 2015, Santa Fe, NM, USA, October 12-16, 2015, Proceedings, Cham: Springer, 175-195.

Sautier, Jerome; Derungs, Curdin (2015). Spatial characteristics of a large web n-gram corpus.In: GIR '15 9th Workshop on Geographic Information Retrieval, Paris, 26 November 2015 - 27 November 2015, online.

Wartmann, Flurina M.; Egorova, Ekaterina; Derungs, Curdin; Mark, David M.; Purves, Ross S. (2015). "More Than a List: What Outdoor Free Listings of Landscape Categoreis Reveal about Commonsense Geographic Concepts and Memory Search Strategies", COSIT’15, Lecture Notes in Computer Science

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2015). Rezension zu Karin Pittner, Einführung in die germanistische LinguistikBulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée 102:177-181.

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2015). Zur Untersuchung von TextnormenBulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée4, 103-122.

Samardžić, Tanja; Ljubešić, Nikola; Miličević, Maja (2015). Regional Linguistic Data Initiative (ReLDI), In: Proceedings of the 5th Workshop on Balto-Slavic Natural Language Processing(BSNLP 2015), Hissar, Bulgaria.

Samardžić, Tanja; Schikowski, Robert; Stoll, Sabine (2015). Automatic interlinear glossing as two-level sequence classification, In: Proceedings of the 9th SIGHUM Workshop on Language Technology for Cultural Heritage, Social Sciences, and Humanities, Beijing, China, 68-72.

Samardžić, Tanja; Scherrer, Yves; Glaser, Elvira (2015). Normalising orthographic and dialectal variants for the automatic processing of Swiss German, In: Proceedings of the 7th Language and Technology Conference: Human Language Technologies as a Challenge for Computer Science and Linguistics, Poznan, Poland.

2014

Derungs, Curdin; Purves, Ross (2014). "Where's near? Using web n-grams to explore spatial relations", Conference Proceedings GIScience Conference, 23-26 September, Vienna.

Samardžić, Tanja; Merlo, Paola (2014).  Likelihood of External Causation in the Structure of Events In: Proceedings of the EACL 2014 Workshop on Computational Approaches to Causality in Language (CAtoCL), Gothenburg, Sweden, 40-47.

Aepli, Noëmi; von Waldenfels, Ruprecht; Samardžić, Tanja (2014).  Part-of-Speech Tag Disambiguation by Cross-Linguistic Majority Vote, First Workshop on Applying NLP Tools to Similar Languages, Varieties and Dialects (VarDial), COLING 2014, Dublin, Irlande.

Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2014). Ausstellungskommunikation: eine semiotische und gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung multimodaler Wissenskommunikation im Raum. Habilitationsschrift, Universität Zürich.

2013

Derungs, Curdin; Purves, Ross (2013). From text to landscape: locating, identifying and mapping the use of landscape features in a Swiss Alpine corpus. International Journal of Geographical Information Science.

Hausendorf, Heiko; Kesselheim, Wolfgang (2013). Können Räume Texte sein? Linguistische Überlegungen zur Unterscheidung von Lesbarkeits- und Benutzbarkeitshinweisen.Arbeitspapiere des UFSP Sprache und Raum (Spur) 2, University of Zurich.