Professor, Director of Computational Linguistics Lab
(PhD, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1985)
Department of Linguistics
203A Morrill Hall
firstname.lastname@example.org 607 255-0716
Additional affiliation: Faculty of Computing and Information Science
I do research in two areas, computational linguistics and natural language semantics. I have worked extensively on mixed symbolic/probabilistic models of syntax and the lexicon, on contrastive intonation (what is called focus), and on related phenomena such as ellipsis and presupposition. In addition to these, I am currently working on finite state models of phonology and phonetics.
Howell, Jonathan, Mats Rooth and Michael Wagner (2016). Acoustic classification of focus: on the web and in the lab. Doi 1813/42538.
Rooth, Mats (to appear). Alternative semantics. In Caroline Féry and Shinichiro Ishihara (eds.), Oxford Handbook of Information Structure . Oxford: Oxford University Press. (book info).
Rooth, Mats (2015). Representing focus scoping over new. In Thuy Bai and Deniz Özyildiz (eds.) Proceedings of the Forty-Fifth Annual Meeing of the North East Linguisic Society. Doi 1813/40860.
Rooth, Mats (2014). Operators for definition by paraphrase. In a Festschrift for Ede Zimmermann: Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation, edited by Daniel Gutzmann, Jan Kopping and Cécile Meier (book info, postprint).
Lutz, David, Parry Cadwallader and Mats Rooth (2013). A web application for filtering and annotating web speech data. Web as Corpus 8, July 2013. Doi 1813/33464.
Data and Software
Rooth, Mats, (2015). Kaldi-alignments-matlab. Display and play Kaldi phone alignments. Github.
Rooth, Mats, (2014). Replication data for: Operators for definition by paraphrase, doi:10.7910/DVN/25512 Harvard Dataverse Network [Distributor] V1 [Version].
Recent and Upcoming Presentations
Cognitive Science Colloquium, University of Delaware, March 2014.
Presentation at workshop Focus sensitive particles from a cross-linguistic perspective. Bar Ilan University, February 2014.
Panel at 2013 Digging into Data Challenge Conference, Montreal, October 2013.
A recursive phonology interface for WH-F alternative semantics. Colloquium, University of York, April 2013.
Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web. Colloquium, Trinity College Dublin, April 2013.
A recursive phonology interface for WH-F alternative semantics. Colloquium, University of Edinburgh, April 2013.
Harvesting speech datasets for linguistic research on the web. Colloquium, Jawaharlal Nehru University, February 2013.