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Daniel
Wiechmann

University of Amsterdam
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

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Daniel Wiechmann My perspective on language is a blend of views from linguistics, cognitive psychology and computer science and is best framed within experience- or usage-based, emergentist theory.

A large part of my research employs machine learning techniques to data from corpora of natural language productions to reverse engineer aspects of linguistics knowledge development in early bilingual L1 and advanced L2 language acquisition. More recently, I have developed a growing interested in incidental, implicit learning.


"Dave Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore. Open the doors.
HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye"

- Arthur C. Clark.

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March 2015
We will present our work on "Revisiting the Role of Awareness in Implicit Language Learning " at the BCBL Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning Conference 2015.

March 2015
Our paper, Kerz & Wiechmann "Second Language Construction Learning: Investigating Domain-Specific Adaptation in Advanced L2 Production", has been accepted for publication in Language & Cognition.

. Feb 2015
We will present our work on "Second Language Construction Learning: Investigating Domain-Specific Adaptation in Advanced L2 Production" and "CoCoGen - Tracking Linguistic Complexity in Second Language Writing: A Sliding-Window Approach" at the LCR 2015.

Feb 2015
We have presented our work on "Tracking Linguistic Complexity in Second Language Writing: A Sliding-Window Approach" at the CLIN25.

Jan 2015
Our paper, Kerz & Wiechmann "Detecting complex templates in academic writing: The case of concessive and reason adverbial clauses", has been accepted for publication in Journal of English Linguistics.

. December 2014
My book on "Understanding Relative Clauses - A Usage-Based View on the Processing of Complex Constructions" is out. Click here for details.

September 2014
We have presented our work on "Modeling L2 Learners'Productions of Complex Sentences" at the 8th International Conference on Construction Grammar ICCG8.

March 2014
Our paper, Kerz & Wiechmann"Register-Contingent Entrenchment of Constructional Patterns: Causal and Concessive Adverbial Clauses in Academic and Newspaper Writing"", has been accepted for publication in Journal of English Linguistics.

Feb 2014
Our paper, Wiechmann & Kerz "Missing Generalizations: A Supervised Machine Learning Approach to L2 Written Production", has been accepted as a long paper for publication in the Proceedings of the European Chapter of the Association of Computational Linguistics (EACL 2014).

Jan 2014
Our paper, Wiechmann & Kerz "Cue Reliance in L2 Written Production", has been accepted for publication in Language Learning.

Our Special Issue on "Parsimony and Redundancy in Models of Language" (Wiechmann, Kerz, Snider & Jaeger 2013) is out: Language and Speech Vol. 56(3). Florian put up a nice announcement on his HLP lab blog..

We have presented our work on "Modeling Bilingual Children's Acquisition of Complex Sentences in German" (Wiechmann, Steinfeld & Kerz) at this year's meeting of the Cognitive Science Society CogSci 2013.