Research interests

My general research interests lie in the fields of morphology and morphosyntax, linguistic typology, and cognitive linguistics.

I am interested in the degree of internal cohesion within morphological systems as well as in the role of morphology and morphological units within the broader linguistic system. My approach is at the same time typological, formal and quantitative. It focuses specifically on system-level patterns of morphological organisation and their consequences for cognitive processing and development, as well as for diachronic change. Phenomena under investigation principally involve the distribution and sharing of linguistic information between morphology and its interfaces, issues that arise in segmentation and in the definition of morphological units, and those that arise in identifying the descriptive features best suited for describing morphological systems. I am especially interested in constraints and distributions of gradient patterns and ‘optional’ units in natural language across various speaker populations.

I have also worked on structural complexity measures based on two complementary approaches. The first relies on implemented formal descriptions of morphological data and explicit metrics for evaluating descriptions. The second incorporates maximally atheoretic quantitative approaches that aim at directly extracting structural properties from raw data.

The typological perspective of my interests is reflected in the range of languages investigated, from Romance (Latin, French, Romansh), Semitic (Maltese), Western Iranian (Persian, Kurmanji Kurdish, Sorani Kurdish), Indo-Aryan (Hindi/Urdu, Sinhalese), Dravidian (Tamil), Kiranti (Khaling, Kulung, Limbu), and Cariban (Akawaio).

Current position

Current project

I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Comparative Linguistics at the University of Zurich.

I am employed on an SNF research project investigating the relationship between properties of adult language structure and child language acquisition in the Romansch variety of Tuatschin spoken in the Grisons (Switzerland). Our project also closely focuses on the role of language contact and code mixing in everyday linguistic interaction and acquisition.

The project is based on large-scale data collection. We are developing the first large-scale corpus of Tuatschin comprising both natural adult language data and a longitudinal study of child language acquisition for six children aged 2 to 3.

I am responsible for overseeing the corpus development (recording, transcribing, translating, annotating, formatting) as well as for conducting studies of ‘optional’ agreement patterns and language contact based on our collected corpus data.

Curriculum Vitæ

I graduated with a doctorate from the Université Paris Diderot in 2013. My dissertation “Sur la canonicité en morphologie: perspective empirique, formelle et computationnelle” [On canonicity in morphology: an empirical, formal and computational approach] was awarded the highest distinction (“mention très honorable avec les félicitations du jury à l’unanimité”) for the top 5% dissertations defended within a given field. Before that, I was a student of the École Normale Supérieure in Lyon and a laureat of the Agrégation, selection of 2006 in German Studies. I also hold a Masters in Linguistic from the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO) in Paris, and a Bachelor in Linguistics and a Bachelor in German Studies from the Université Lumière Lyon 2.

Main education

2013 Doctorate in Linguistics Université Paris Diderot
2007 Master in Linguistics INALCO Paris
2006 Agrégation externe d’allemand ENS de Lyon
2004 Bachelor in Linguistics Université Lumière Lyon 2
2004 Bachelor in German Studies Université Lumière Lyon 2 & ENS de Lyon
2003 Admission to the École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS-LSH) CPGE, Lycée Henri IV, Paris
2001 Baccalauréat série scientifique Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux
2001 Concours général d’allemand Lycée Lakanal, Sceaux

Supplementary Education

2015 IQMM Summer School International Quantitative Morphology Meeting, Belgrade, Serbia
2011 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Ljubljana, Slovenia
2009 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Bordeaux, France
2008 ESSLLI European Summer School in Logic, Language, and Information, Hamburg, Germany
2008 Atelier des Jeunes Chercheurs Formal semantics school, JSM conference, Toulouse, France

Languages

Native

French, German

Fluent

English

Advanced

Latin (6 years)

Basic

Ancient Greek (2 years), Hindi/Urdu (1 year), Romansh Tuatschin (research)

Elementary

Sinhalese (1 year), Tamil (1 semester), Sanskrit (1 semester), Pali (1 semester), Sorani Kurdish (private lessons), Italian (1 year), Icelandic (1 year), Classical Arabic (1 year), Vietnamese (1 year)

Computer skills

Programming
  • Perl
  • Python
  • R
  • Unix system programming
Text processing
  • LaTeX
  • MS Office
  • Open Office/Libre Office…
Linguistic software
  • Alexina
  • ELAN
  • DATR
  • Praat
  • WebAnno

Previous positions

06/2016-present Postdoctoral researcher Universität Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
01/2016-05/2016 Lecturer Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France
01/2015-06/2015 Lecturer Université Lumière Lyon 2, Lyon, France
10/2014-05/2016 Postdoctoral researcher CNRS, DDL, Lyon, France
09/2013-08/2014 Lecturer (ATER) Université Lumière, Lyon 2, Lyon, France
09/2012-08/2013 Lecturer (ATER) Université Paris Sorbonne, Paris, France
09/2011-08/2012 Lecturer (ATER) Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
03-05/2011 Research assistant Alpage, Inria, Paris, France
01/2011-06/2011 Lecturer Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
09/2010-02/2011 Research assistant Monde Iranien et Indien, CNRS, Ivry-sur-Seine, France
09/2007-08/2010 Teaching Assistant Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France
10/2006-01/2007 Tutor Lycée Jean Jaurès, Montreuil, France
09/2004-06/2005 Lecturer Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Research grants

2015: Interdisciplinary research grant, IXXI/ISH, €8,000

Université Lyon 1 & Dynamique du Langage. Research grant on mathematically modelling competition between contact-languages: “Sur le bout de la langue : modélisation de la compétition entre deux langues.” With Morgane Bergot, Institut Camille Jordan, Université Lyon 1.

2014: Postdoctoral Fellowship, ASLAN Excellency Cluster, approx. €60,000

2 year postdoctoral fellowship within the French excellency cluster ASLAN (Advanced Studies on LANguage complexity) for personal research on “A typological approach to structural properties of morphological systems” / “Typologie des propriétés structurales des systèmes morphologiques”

2012: Networds visiting grant, European Science Foundation, €2,850

Surrey Morphology Group, University of Surrey, UK. Six week visiting grant (Jan.-Feb. 2012), collaboration on Canonical Typology with Greville G. Corbett and Dunstan Brown, on computational morphology with Dunstan Brown, on general typology with Maris Camilleri (Maltese) and Enrique Palancar (Chinantec). http://www.networds-esf.eu/

2007: PhD funding, ENS-LSH & Université Paris Diderot, approx. €65,000

Allocation doctorale de l’École Normale Supérieure (AMN), Université Paris Diderot (Paris 7), Paris, France. 3-year doctoral research scholarship: including a monthly allowance and a monthly salary for teaching undergraduate courses

Selective exams (concours)

2006: Agrégation externe d’allemand, permanent position

Selective exam for a permanent higher-level secondary school teacher position in German.

2003: Concours d’entrée à l’École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (Lettre et Sciences Humaines), approx. €60,000

Admission to the ENS-LSH: fully paid selective 4-year studentship with supplementary courses in Linguistics, and German Language and Literature

Teaching

Université Lyon Lumière (2013-2016)
  • Advanced morphology: morphology and the lexicon, Bachelor in linguistics
  • French linguistics: phonetics and phonology, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General linguistics: morphology, syntax, Bachelor in linguistics,
  • Problems in cognitive language processing: morphology, Bachelor in psychology and cognitive science
  • Research methodology, Bachelor in linguistics
Université Paris Sorbonne (2012-2013)
  • General linguistics: phonetics and phonology, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General linguistics: morphology and syntax, Bachelor in linguistics
  • General and comparative linguistics, Bachelor in linguistics
  • French as a Foreign Language, Master in linguistics
Université Paris Diderot (2007-2012)
  • Advanced formal morphology, Master in linguistics
  • Generative syntax II (LFG), Bachelor in linguistics
  • Morphology and Syntax: introductory course, Bachelor in linguistics
  • Introduction to French Syntax, Bachelor in linguistics
  • Introduction to Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology, Bachelor in linguistics
Lycée Jean Jaurès (2006-2007)
  • Tutoring within the preparation program to the selective admission exam to the École Normale Supérieure (ENS) jointly headed by the ENS de Lyon and the Lycée Jean Jaurès (Hypokhâgne)
Ruprecht-Karls Universität Heidelberg, (2004-2005)
  • Translation: German to French, Master
  • Translation: German to French, Bachelor
  • Spoken and Written French, Bachelor

Administrative responsibilities

Université Lumière Lyon 2 (2013/2014)
  • Participation in the degree awarding committee for the 1st-year of the Bachelor in Linguistics
  • Participation in the degree awarding committee for the 2nd-year of the Bachelor in Linguistics

Field work

06/2016 – present Tuatschin (Romansch) Sedrun, Switzerland
08/2013 Kulung (Kiranti) Kathmandu, Nepal

Participation in research projects

2016-2019: Projekt Tuatschin

Swiss SNF research project on the acquisition of the Romansh dialect Tuatschin. Co-headed by Prof. Michele Loporcaro (Department of Romance Studies) and Prof. Sabine Stoll (Department of Comparative Linguistics)

2016-2018: Modélisation de la compétition entre langues

Project on mathematical modelling of ecological and linguistic factors in the competition between languages in contact. Co-headed by Dr. Morgane Bergot (Department of Mathematics, Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1) and Dr. Géraldine Walther (University of Zurich).

2014-2018: TUL: Les questionnaires en typologie

“Questionaires within typology: survey, analysis, development, and epistemological questioning” Headed by Dr. Aimée Lahaussois (HTL, CNRS), Paris, France.

2012-2013: IARPA Project: BABEL Program

External consultant on problems related to morphological analysis within the subproject Lorelei on automatic morphological modelling headed by Dr. Owen Rambow Columbia University, USA, and Prof. Nizar Habash, New York University Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2011-2012: ANR EDyLex (ANR-09-CORD-008)

“Enrichissement Dynamique de Lexiques” (“Enriching dynamically lexical resources”) Headed by Dr. Benoît Sagot (Alpage, INRIA), Paris, France. January 2010 – August 2013.

2010-2011:ANR/DFG PerGram (ANR/DFG MU 2822/3-1)

“Theory and Implementation of a Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar for Persian” Co-headed by Prof. Pollet Samvelian (Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Prof. Stefan Müller (Freie Universität Berlin), January 2009 – December 2011.

Reviewing

Papers
  • Oxford University Press
  • Language Science Press
  • Journal of Morphology
Conferences
  • International Morphology Meeting (IMM)
  • American International Morphology Meeting (AIMM),
  • Conference of the Student Organisation of Linguistics in Europe (ConSOLE)
  • Workshop on Syntax and Semantics (WoSS)
  • Traitement automatique des langues naturelles (TALN)
  • Analysing Morphologica Systems (AnaMorphoSys)
Workshops
  • Discriminative perspectives on morphology
  • Computational Methods for Descriptive and Theoretical Morphology (CMDTM)
  • Morphological Typology and Cognition
  • ParadigMo-2017

Conference and workshop organisation

2018 Programme committee IMM, Budapest, Hungary
2017 Convenor PopLang, Lyon, France (with Vincent Arnaud, Morgane Bergot, François Pellegrino, Laurent Pujo-Menjouet, Léon Matar Tine)
2017 Organiser CoNNL shared task on morphological reinflection, co-located with the ACL, Vancouver, Canada (with R. Cotterell, J. Eisner, M. Faruqui, J. Sylak-Glassman, M. Hulden, C. Kirov, S. Kübler, E. Vylomova, Patrick Xia, David Yarowsky)
2017 Programme committee ParadigMo-2017, Toulouse, France, June 2017
2016 Convenor AnaMorphoSys, Lyon, France (with Gregory T. Stump)
2016 Convenor Workshop on Linguistic Complexity, Lyon, France (with Noëllie Bon, Kris Lund, François Pellegrino, Véronique Traverso)
2016 Programme committee CMDTM, Vienna, Austria
2015 Convenor System Typology workshop at the ALT, Albuquerque, USA (with J.P. Blevins)
2011 Scientific committee WoSS8, Paris, France
2010 Organising committee 17th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), Paris, France
2009 Organising committee Journées Sémantique et Modélisation (JSM), Paris, France
2008 Organising committee ConSOLE XVI, Paris, France
2007 Organising committee Colloque Syntaxe et Sémantique de Paris (CSSP), Paris, France

Publications and presentations

Publications

Edited journal special issues

Gregory T. Stump & Géraldine Walther (eds.) (in preparation). Linguistic Analyis. Special issue on contemporary approaches in morphology. (Contributers: Farrell Ackerman, James P. Blevins, Alice Harris, Martin Maiden, Enrique Palancar, Benoît Sagot, Gregory T. Stump, Géraldine Walther.)

Published papers

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Géraldine Walther (2011). ‘Measuring morphological canonicity.’ Linguistica, 51:157–179, 2011. Internal and External Boundaries of Morphology. Gregor Perko (ed.). 157–179.

Géraldine Walther & Benoît Sagot (2011). ‘Modélisation et implémentation de phénomènes non-canoniques.’ Traitement Automatique des Langues, 52(2):91–122, 2011. Vers la morphologie et au-delà. Nabil Hathout and Fiametta Namer (eds.), 91–122.

Articles in collections

Géraldine Walther (2017). ‘Paradigm realisation and the lexicon.’ In Morphological paradigms and functions, Ferenc Kiefer, James P. Blevins, and Huba Bartos (eds.). Brill, Leiden, Netherlands

Géraldine Walther & Benoît Sagot (2014). ‘Problèmes d’intégration morphologique d’emprunts d’origine anglaise en français.’ In Penser le lexique-grammaire, perspectives actuelles. Fryni Kakoyianni-Doa (ed.). Honoré Champion, Paris, France

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings

Christo Kirov, Ryan Cotterell, John Sylak-Glassman, Géraldine Walther, Ekaterina Vylomova, Patrick Xia, Manaal Faruqui, Arya McCarthy, Sandra Kübler, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner & Mans Hulden (2018). ‘UniMorph 2.0: Universal Morphology.’ Proceedings of the 11th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC’18).

Géraldine Walther & Benoît Sagot (2017). ‘Speeding up corpus development for linguistic research: language documentation and acquisition in Romansh Tuatschin.’ Proceedings of the ACL LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 SigHum Workshop.

Ryan Cotterell, Christo Kirov, John Sylak-Glassman, Géraldine Walther, Ekaterina Vylomova, Patrick Xia, Manaal Faruqui, Sandra Kübler, David Yarowsky, Jason Eisner, & Mans Hulden (2017). CoNLL-SIGMORPHON 2017 Shared Task: Universal Morphological Reinflection in 52 Languages. Proceedings of the ACL CoNLL Workshop.

Benoît Sagot & Géraldine Walther (2013). ‘Implementing a formal model of inflectional morphology.’ Systems and Frameworks in Computational Morphology. Proceedings Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science, 115–134, 2013. Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Géraldine Walther (2012). ‘Fitting into morphological structure: accounting for Sorani Kurdish endoclitics.’ In Proceedings of the 8th Mediterranean Morphology Meeting. Angela Ralli, Geert Booij, Sergio Scaliese and Athanasios Karasimos (eds), 299–321.

Géraldine Walther & Benoît Sagot (2011). ‘Problèmes d’intégration morphologique d’emprunts d’origine anglaise en français.’ In Proceedings of the 30th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar.

Benoît Sagot & Géraldine Walther (2011). ‘Non-canonical inflection : data, formalisation and complexity measures.’ Systems and Frameworks in Computational Morphology. Proceedings Series: Communications in Computer and Information Science, 23–45, 2011. Springer Berlin Heidelberg

Géraldine Walther & Lionel Nicolas (2011). ‘Enriching Morphological Lexica through Unsupervised Derivational Rule Acquisition.’ In Proceedings of WoLeR 2011, ESSLLI International Workshop on Lexical Ressources.

Benoît Sagot, Géraldine Walther, Pegah Faghiri, & Pollet Samvelian (2011). ‘Développement de ressources pour le persan: le nouveau lexique morphologique PerLex 2 et l’étiqueteur morphosyntaxique MElt_fa.’ In Proceedings of TALN 2011.

Géraldine Walther, Benoît Sagot, & Karën Fort (2010). ‘Fast Development of Basic NLP Tools: Towards a Lexicon and a POS Tagger for Kurmanji Kurdish.’ In* Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar.*

Benoît Sagot & Géraldine Walther (2010). ‘Développement de ressources pour le persan: lexique morphologique et chaîne de traitements de surface.’ In Proceedings of TALN 2010.

Géraldine Walther & Benoît Sagot (2010). ‘Developing a Large-Scale Lexicon for a Less-Resourced Language: General Methodology and Preliminary Experiments on Sorani Kurdish.’ In Proceedings of the 7th SaLTMiL Workshop on Creation and use of basic lexical resources for less-resourced languages (LREC 2010 Workshop).

Benoît Sagot & Géraldine Walther (2010). ‘A morphological lexicon for the Persian language.’ In Proceedings of the 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC’10).

Theses

PhD dissertation

Géraldine Walther (2013). Sur la canonicité en morphologie: perspective empirique, formelle et computationnelle [On canonicity in morphology: an empirical, formal and computational approach]. PhD thesis, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France, 2013.

Masters thesis

Géraldine Walther (2007). Le marquage casuel – une étude appliquée à quatre langues de l’aire linguistique d’Asie du Sud [On case marking in four languages of the South Asian Language Area]. MA thesis, INALCO, Paris, France, 2007.

Presentations

Oral presentations

Invited presentations in conferences or workshops

Géraldine Walther (2017). Form contrasts and cognition: a discriminative perspective. Presentation at the 2017 LSA Summer Institute workshop on Morphological Typology and Linguistic Cognition (keynote). July 22-23 2017. University of Kentucky, USA.

Géraldine Walther (2016). Comments on “Implicational Morphology”. Presentation at AnaMorphoSys 2016 (invited). June 18-21 2016. Lyon, France.

Géraldine Walther (2015). Morphomes and the effect of contrasts: Discriminative structure in Kiranti verbal inflection. Presentation at the workshop Évaluation quantitative de la complexité des systèmes flexionnels of EFL LabEx (invited). October 13 2015, Paris, France.

Géraldine Walther (2014). The realisational lexicon: paradigm shape lexicon interface. Presentation at the IGRA workshop on Grammatical Building Blocks (invited). Nov. 21- 22 2014, Leipzig, Germany.

Géraldine Walther (2012). Towards a Formal Model of Canonicity. Presentation at the 2nd NetWords Workshop (invited), December 4 2012, Toulouse, France.

Géraldine Walther (2012). Canonicity’ s complexity: The Relationship between Degrees of Canonicity and Description Compactedness in Inflectional Morphology. Presentation at the South East Morphology Meeting (invited), University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, October 24 2012.

Presentations in peer-reviewed conferences or workshops

Géraldine Walther & Michael Ramscar (2018). Discriminative models of morphology in human communication systems. Presentation at the 18th International Morphology Meeting, in Models and methods in Morphology. Budapest, Hungary.

Géraldine Walther & Claudia Cathomas (2018). Constraints on agreement patterns in Romansh Sursilvan and Tuatschin. Presentation at the 18th International Morphology Meeting. Budapest, Hungary.

Géraldine Walther (2016). Discriminative morphomes in Kiranti. Presentation at the 17th International Morphology Meeting, in Discriminative perspectives on Morphology. Vienna, Austria.

Spike Gildea and Géraldine Walther (2015). Information load determines optionality in Cariban. Presentation at the “System Typology” theme session at the 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT11). August 1-3 2015, Albuquerque, USA.

Géraldine Walther, Anton Antonov and Guillaume Jacques (2014). Defining direct/inverse systems: a canonical approach. Presentation at the 16th International Morphology Meeting. Budapest, Hungary.

Géraldine Walther, Guillaume Jacques and Benoît Sagot (2014). The Opacity-Compactness Tradeoff: Morphomic Features for an Economical Account of Khaling Verbal Inflection. Presentation at the 16th International Morphology Meeting (IMM16). Budapest, Hungary.

Géraldine Walther (2013). Controlling arbitrariness: descriptive economy as  an index of inflectional complexity. Presentation at the second American International Morphology Meeting (AIMM2). November 8-10 2013. San Diego CA, USA.

Géraldine Walther (2013). Rethinking morphological autonomy in the light of description compactness. Presentation at the 1st International Symposium on Morphology and its Interfaces. September 12-13 2013. Lille, France.

Benoît Sagot and Géraldine Walther (2013). Implementing a formal model of inflectional mor*phology.* Presentation at the workshop Systems and Frameworks in Computational Morphology (SFCM3), September 6 2013, Berlin, Germany.

Géraldine Walther, Guillaume Jacques, and Benoît Sagot (2013). Uncovering the inner architecture of Khaling verbal morphology. Presentation at the 3rd Workshop on Sino-Tibetan Languages of Sichuan. September 2-4 2011. Paris, France.

Maris Camilleri and Géraldine Walther (2012). What Small Vowels and a Large Lexicon Tell Us about Maltese Verbal Inflection. Presentation at the 8th Décembrettes, Dec. 6-7 2012, Bordeaux, France.

Géraldine Walther and Benoît Sagot (2011). Problèmes d’intégration morphologique d’emprunts d’origine anglaise en français. Presentation at the 30th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar, October 5th-8th 2011, Nicosia, Cyprus.

Géraldine Walther (2011). When endoclitics account for structure in morphology : a Sorani Kurdish case study. Presentation at the Mediterranean Morphology Meeting (MMM8). September 15-17 2011. Cagliari, Italy.

Géraldine Walther (2011). Latin passive morphology revisited. Presentation at the 2011 Meeting of the Linguistic Association of Great Britain (LAGB 2011). September 7-10 2011. Manchester, UK.

Benoît Sagot and Géraldine Walther (2011). Non-canonical inflection : data, formalisation and complexity measures. Presentation at the workshop Systems and Frameworks in Computational Morphology (SFCM2), August 26 2011, Zurich, Switzerland.

Géraldine Walther and Lionel Nicolas (2011). Enriching Morphological Lexica through Unsupervised Derivational Rule Acquisition. Proceedings of WoLeR 2011, ESSLLI International Workshop on Lexical Ressources, August 2011.

Géraldine Walther (2011). A derivational account for Sorani Kurdish passives. Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL4). June 17-19 2011. Uppsala, Sweden, 2011.

Benoît Sagot, Géraldine Walther, Pegah Faghiri, and Pollet Samvelian (2011). A new morphological lexicon and a POS tagger for the Persian language. Presentation at the 4th International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL4). June 17th-19th 2011, Uppsala, Sweden.

Géraldine Walther, Benoît Sagot, and Karën Fort (2010). Fast Development of Basic NLP Tools: Towards a Lexicon and a POS Tagger for Kurmanji Kurdish. Presentation at the 29th International Conference on Lexis and Grammar, September 15th-18th 2010, Belgrade, Serbia.

Benoît Sagot and Géraldine Walther (2010). Développement de ressources pour le persan: lexique morphologique et chaîne de traitements de surface. TALN 2010, July 19-23 2010, Montreal, Canada.

Invited Seminar Presentations

Géraldine Walther (2015). Emerging contrastive morphological units within Kiranti inflectional paradigms. Seminar presentation at DDL, March 4th 2016, Lyon, France.

Spike Gildea and Géraldine Walther (2015). Syntactic reanalysis, information load, and phonetic reduction in Akawaio (Cariban). Seminar presentation at DDL, June 5th 2015, Lyon, France.

Géraldine Walther (2014). Identification de la complexité structurale de systèmes morphologiques. Invited talk at CRLAO, May 14th 2014, Paris, France.

Géraldine Walther, Anton Antonov et Guillaume Jacques (2014). L’inverse canonique: vers une définition typologique de l’opposition direct/inverse. Invited talk at TypoUlm, February 14th 2014, Paris, France.

Géraldine Walther (2014). Using Occam’s razor for bringing out the complexity of inflectional systems. Invited talk at DDL, January 24 2014, Lyon, France.

Géraldine Walther (2013). PARadigm Shape and Lexicon Interface: An inferential-realisational model of canonical inflection. Invited talk at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, USA, Nov 12 2013.

Géraldine Walther, Guillaume Jacques, and Benoît Sagot (2013). Le rôle de l’opposition direct/inverse dans la l’économie descriptive du système verbal du khaling (kiranti). LLF LingLunch, June 20th 2013, Université Paris Diderot, Paris, France.

Géraldine Walther (2013). An Inferential-Realisational Approach to Morphology. Dedicated Seminar: Consulting mission within the BABEL project, Columbia University, New-York, NY, USA, January 28 2013.

Géraldine Walther (2012). Assessing description compactedness : A comparative study of 4 competing formalisations for French verbal inflection. Invited talk at the Surrey Linguistic Circle, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, January 17 2012.

Géraldine Walther (2011).* Le passif, entre flexion et dérivation.* Invited talk at the Internal Seminar of MoDyCo, Paris 10, Nanterre, France, June 24 2011.

Géraldine Walther (2011). Quel traitement pour les déponents latins? Presentation at the 3rd Paris 7 PhD-Workshop “Journées des Doctorants de l’UFRL”, January 12 2011.

 

Poster presentations

Posters in Peer-Reviewed Conferences

Géraldine Walther and Benoît Sagot (2017). Speeding up corpus development for linguistic research: language documentation and acquisition in Romansh Tuatschin. Poster at the ACL LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 SigHum Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, August 4 2017.

Géraldine Walther (2012). Formally encoding morphomicity. Poster presentation at the 15th International Morphology Meeting (IMM15). January 9-12 2012. Vienna, Austria.

Benoît Sagot, Géraldine Walther, Pegah Faghiri, and Pollet Samvelian (2011). Développement de ressources pour le persan: le nouveau lexique morphologique PerLex 2 et l’étiqueteur morphosyntaxique MElt_fa. TALN 2011, July 27 – August 1 2011, Montpellier, France.

Benoît Sagot and Géraldine Walther (2010). A morphological lexicon for the Persian language. 7th Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC’10), May 19-21 2010, Valletta, Malta.

Géraldine Walther and Benoît Sagot (2010). Developing a Large-Scale Lexicon for a Less- Resourced Language: General Methodology and Preliminary Experiments on Sorani Kurdish. 7th SaLTMiL Workshop on Creation and use of basic lexical resources for less-resourced languages (LREC 2010 Workshop), May 23 2010, Valletta, Malta.

Linguistic resources

Lexical resources

Alexina_PARSLI lexical resources

(Alexina resources can be found on the Alexina project page)

Leffla: Latin (Walther, 2013)
  • approx. 2,200 verbal entries; 115,000 inflected forms
  • 3 different implemented analyses
Lefff with Alexina_PARSLI: French (Sagot & Walther, 2011; Walther & Sagot, 2011)
  • in collaboration with Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA)
  • new versions built from the Lefff (Sagot, 2010)
  • approx. 7,800 verbal entries; approx. 370,000 inflected forms
  • 4 different implemented analyses
MaltLex: Maltese (Camilleri & Walther, 2012)
  • in collaboration with Maris Camilleri (University of Surrey)
  • approx. 560 verbal entries; 9,000 inflected forms
  • 2 different implemented analyses
TuatLex: Tuatschin (Romansh) (Walther & Sagot, 2017)
  • in collaboration with Claudia Cathomas (Universität Zürich) & Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA)
  • approx. 2,200 entries; 46,200 inflected forms
KhaLex: Khaling (Kiranti) (Walther et al., 2013)
  • in collaboration with Guillaume Jacques (CRLAO, CNRS) & Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA)
  • approx. 170 verbal entries; 50,100 inflected forms
  • 4 different implemented analyses
ThuLex: Thulung (Kiranti)
  • in collaboration with Aimée Lahaussois (HTL, CNRS)
  • just starting

Alexina lexical ressources

(Alexina resources can be found on the Alexina project page)

PerLex: Persian (Sagot & Walther, 2010; Sagot et al., 2011)
  • in collaboration with Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA) within the PerGram project
  • approx. 30,000 entries; 550,000 inflected forms
SoraLex: Sorani Kurdish (Walther & Sagot, 2010)
  • in collaboration with Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA)
  • approx. 520 entries; 30,000 inflected forms
KurLex: Kurmanji Kurdish (Walther et al., 2010)
  • in collaboration with Benoît Sagot (ALMAnaCH, INRIA) & Karën Fort (Université Paris Sorbonne)
  • approx. 22,000 entries; 410,000 inflected forms

Corpora

Romansh Tuatschin documentation corpus
  • Part of the Project Tuatschin SNF research project, Universität Zürich
  • Team members at the University of Zürich: Michele Loporcaro, Sabine Stoll, Géraldine Walther, Claudia Cathomas, Jekaterina Mažara, Philippe Maurer, Nora Julmi, Rolf Hotz, Nathalie Schweizer
Romansh Tuatschin acquisition corpus
  • Part of the Project Tuatschin SNF research project, Universität Zürich
  • Team members at the University of Zürich: Michele Loporcaro, Sabine Stoll, Géraldine Walther, Claudia Cathomas, Jekaterina Mažara, Philippe Maurer, Nora Julmi, Rolf Hotz, Nathalie Schweizer