Refereed Conferences

2013

  1. Berwick, R.C. 2013. Keeping it simple: language acquisition without complex Bayesian models. Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America,Boston, MA:  Linguistic Society of America.
  2. Berwick, R.C. Language variation and biological variation. GLOW Lund, Sweden: Generative Linguists of the Old World.
  3. Berwick, R.C., Ho, P. 2013. Languages do not show lineage-specific trends in word-order universals. Proceedings of the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA:  LSA.
  4. Berwick, R., Indurkya, S. 2013. Language evolution is not like genomic evolution: phonemic diversity fails to detect language evolution out of Africa. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Linguists, July, Geneva, Switzerland:International Congress of Linguists.
  5. DeGraff, M., Bass, T., Berwick, R. 2013. Computational phylogenetics, creole languages, and family values. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Linguists, July, Geneva, Switzerland: International Congress of Linguists.
  6. Villavicencio, A., Idiart,  M., Berwick, R.C., Malioutov, I., 2013. Language acquisition and probabilistic models: keeping it simple. Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Sofia, Bulgaria: The Association for Computational Linguistics, v.1, 1321-1330.
  7. Watamull, J., Hauser, M., Berwick, R.C. 2013. Comparative evolutionary approaches to I-language/E-language. Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Linguists, July, Geneva, Switzerland: International Congress of Linguists.

2012

  1. Berwick, R. What explains the tower of Babel? The 10th International Conference on the Computational Processing of Portuguese (PROPOR), Coimbra, Portugal, April. (Invited talk.)
  2. DeGraff, M., Bass, R., Berwick, R., 2012. Phylogenetic magic in Creolistics: Language acquisition, feature values and family values. Formal Approaches to Creole Syntax, III, Lisbon, November.
  3. Sami, M., Hassanien, A., El-Bendary, N., Berwick, R.C. Automatic image annotation via incorporating Naive Bayes with particle swarm optimization. World Congress on Information and Communication Technologies, Mumbai, India.
  4. Villavicencio, A., Yankama, B., Wilkens, R., Idiart, M. and, Berwick, R. A large-scale annotated child language construction database. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, (LREC 2012). Istanbul, Turkey, 2370-2375.
  5. Villavicencio, A., Yankama, B., Wilkens, R., Idiart, M. and, Berwick, R. An annotated English child language database. Proceedings of the 13th EACL Workshop on Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Loss. Avignon, France: Association for Computational Linguistics, 43-50.
  6. Villavicencio, A., Idiart, M., Ramisch, C., Araujo, V., Yankama, B., Berwick, R.C. Get out but don’t fall down: verb-particle constructions in child language. Proceedings of the 13th EACL Workshop on Computational Models of Language Acquisition and Loss. Avignon, France: Association for Computational Linguistics, 43-50.
  7. Wang, X., Berwick, R.C. Towards a formal framework of cognitive linguistics. Proceedings of 11th IEEE International Conference on Cognitive Informatics and Cognitive Computing (ICCI*CC 2012), Kyoto, Japan, IEEE CS Press, August 22-24.

2011

  1. Berwick, R.C. The biology of language evolution. 11th International Conference on  Computational Cognition,  Calgary, Ontario (Invited plenary talk.)

2010

  1. Berwick, R.C. The evolution of language. Proceedings of Evolang 8, Utrecht, February. (Invited plenary talk.)
  2. Berwick, R.C., Malioutov, I. Improving statistical parsing by linguistic regularization. IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Systems and Design, Cairo, Egypt.

2008

  1. Berwick, R.C. The song and the word. Proceedings of the American Society for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, January.
  2. Berwick, R., Chomsky, N., Poverty of the stimulus revisited. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July.
  3. Fong, S., Berwick, R.C. Treebank parsing and knowledge of language: a cognitive perspective. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July.
  4. Fong, S., Berwick, R.C. Can statistical parsers wow you? Psychocomputational Models of  Human Language Acquisition Workshop,  Proceedings of the  30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July.
  5. Niygoi, P., Berwick, R.C. Two eras in learning theory. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C., July.

2007

  1. Berwick, R.C., Coen M., Fong, S.  Niyogi, P. The great Penn Treebank robbery: when statistics is not enough. Proceedings of the Cognitive Science Society Workshop on Natural Language and Learning (CONLL), Lexington, Kentucky, July.

 2002

  1. Leyfer, D.,  Funari, V., Berwick, R.C., Haverty, P., Tolan, D. A novel algorithm for in-silico EST expression profiling. Third International Conference on Genomics, Moscow, 190-192.

2001

  1. Niyogi, S. and Berwick, R.C., A minimalist theory of Hale-Keyser incorporation theoryProceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Parsing Technologies, Beijing, China, 2001.

1990s

  1. Yang, C., Berwick, R.C., Niyogi, P. 1998. The evolutionary dynamics of natural language. DIMACS Conference on Language and Computation, Princeton, NJ.
  2. Niyogi, P., Berwick,  R.C. 1997. Populations of learners: the case of European PortugueseNineteenth Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, August,  Stanford, CA.
  3. Berwick, R.C., Epstein, S.  On the convergence of  ‘minimalist’ syntax and categorial grammars. In Algebraic Methods in Language Processing 1995: Proceedings of the Twente Workshop on Language Technology 10, jointly held with the First Algebraic Methodology and Software Technology (AMAST) Workshop on Language Processing, A. Nijholt, G. Scollo, and R. Steetkamp (eds.) Universiteit Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands, 143-149.
  4. Niyogi, P., Berwick, R.C. 1994. A Markov learning model for finite parameter spaces. Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Computational Linguistics Society, 171-180.
  5. Nomura, N., Jones, D., Berwick, R.C., 1994.  An architecture for a universal lexicon: a case study on shared syntactic information in Japanese, Hindi, Bengali, Greek, and EnglishProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 243-249.
  6. Albro, D., Berwick, R.C.,  1994. AMAR: An implementation of autosegmental phonology. Proeedings of the ACL Sigphon.
  7. Berwick, R.C., Jones, D.,  Nomura, N., 1994.  Causal mechanisms and syntactic constraints on thematic structure.  Proceedings of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Atlanta, GA: LEA.
  8. Niygoi, P., Berwick, R.C., 1994. A dynamical systems model for language change. Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Mathematics of Language, Philadelphia, PA.
  9. Niyogi, P., Berwick, R.C. 1994. How to learn parameters. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Grammatical Inference, 1994.
  10. Fong, S., Berwick, R.C. 1992. Isolating cross-linguistic parsing complexity with a principles and parameters parser. Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, 631-637.
  11. Berwick, R.C., and S. Fong,  1991. Parsing Japanese with principles.  1st International Symposium on Japanese Syntactic Processing, Duke University, Chapel Hill, NC.
  12. Brent, M., Berwick, R.C. 1991. Automatic acquisition of subcategorization frames from tagged text. HLT Speech and Language Technology, 342-345.
  13. Berwick, R.C., 1991. Acquisition of phrase structure via genetic algorithms. American Association of Artificial Intelligence Spring Symposium, March, D. Powers (ed.) 330-336.

1980s

  1. Berwick, R.C. and Fong, S., 1989. The computational implementation of principle-based parsers. First International Workshop on
    Parsing Technologies, Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie-Mellon University, 75-84.
  2. Pilato, S., Berwick, R.C., 1985.  Reversible automata and induction of the English auxiliary systemProceedings of the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, July,  70-75.
  3. Fong, S., Berwick,  R.C.,  1985. New approaches to parsing conjunctions using PrologProceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Los Angeles, California, August, 870-876.
  4. Barton, E.,  Berwick, R.C.,  1985. Parsing with assertion sets and information monotonicity. Proceedings of the Ninth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 769-771.
  5. Berwick, R.C.,  1984. Deterministic parsing, a modern view. Proceedings of the New England Linguistic Conference 15 , Brown University, Providence, RI, November, 15–29.
  6. Berwick, R.C., Weinberg, A., 1983. Syntactic constraints and efficient parsability. Proceedings of the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Cambridge, MA, 119-122.
  7. Berwick, R.C., 1983a. Learning word meanings from examples. Proceedings of the Eighth Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 459-461.
  8. Berwick, R.C. 1983b. A deterministic parser with broad coverage. Proceedings of the Eighth Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 710-712.
  9. Berwick, R.C. 1983c. Learning from positive-only examples: the subset principle and three case studies. J. Anderson, R. Milkalski, J. Carbonell,  T. Mitchell (eds.)  Machine Learning: an Artificial Intelligence Approach. v. 1, Morgan-Kaufman, 625-645.
  10. Berwick, R.C., Wexler, K., 1982. Parsing efficiency, binding, and C-command. Proceedings of the First Annual West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Stanford, CA, January, 29–34. (Published under journal articles section.)
  11. Berwick, R.C., 1981. The formal language theory of lexical functional grammar. Association for Computational Linguistics—Linguistic Society of America Annual Convention, New York, December.
  12. Berwick, R.C., 1981. Computational complexity and lexical functional grammar.  Proceedings of the 19th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Stanford, CA, July, 7-12.
  13. Berwick, R.C.,  1980. Computational analogs of constraints on grammars Proceedings of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Philadelphia, PA, June, 49-54.

1970s

  1. Berwick, R.C.,  1979. Learning structural descriptions of grammar rules from examples. Proceedings of the Sixth International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence, Tokyo, Japan, 56-58.
  2. Berwick, R.C., 1978. Stormwater management in new residential areas-methodological developments. Third International Symposium on Urban Hydrology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, July, 199-209.