Workshop "Chunking" mit Prof. Nick Ellis

Dozent(en)Prof. Nick Ellis, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
AnsprechpartnerKarin Madlener
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Termin23./24. Juni 2011
OrtStarkenstr. 44, 1.OG, großer Seminarraum



Workshop subject: Chunking as a mechanism in language processing, change & acquisition


Topics will include:

  • Frequencies, chunking, entrenchment, schematization: What are the processes and products?
  • Perception & processing: Does everything that we can count in language count in language cognition and acquisition?
  • Corpus-based & psycholinguistic/experimental chunking studies: What is a chunk?


For a summary of the workshop, a related current background review paper by Nick Ellis and some further materials related to the workshop topics please refer to:


Thursday, June 23rd: "The Psychology of Chunking"

10:15 - 12:00      Talk "Chunking as sequence learning" & Discussion

12:30                   Lunch

14:15 - 15:45      Talk "Chunking across Modalities" & Discussion

15:45 - 16:15      Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00      Final Discussion "The Psychology of Chunking"

19:30                   Dinner


Friday, June 24th: "Chunking Language"

10:15 - 12:00      Talk "Chunks, Formulas, Collocations" & Discussion

12:30                   Lunch

14:15 - 15:45      Talk "Chunking and the Emergence of Language as a Complex

                            Adaptive System" & Discussion of current research projects

15:45 - 16:15      Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:00      Final Discussion "Chunking Language"


Furthermore, there will be a possibility for one-on-one discussions of current PhD and other research projects with Prof. Nick Ellis. If interested, please contact