Gertraud Fenk-Oczlon


 
Associate Professor of Linguistics


Department of Linguistics and Computational Linguistics
University of Klagenfurt

Universitätsstraße 65-67
A-9020 Klagenfurt

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Research Interests                  Selected Publications    Presentations (since 1999)      Upcoming Conferences 

 Biographical Notes

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

*  Language Universals and Typology

*  Cognitive Linguistics

*  Morphology

*  Quantitative Linguistics

*  Evolution of Language

 

 PUBLICATIONS

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (submitted). Complexity trade-offs do not prove the equal complexity hypothesis. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2012). Vowel Systems, Musical Scales, and Musilanguage. In: S.I. Masalova, A.K. Belousova & O.M. Štompel’ (eds.) Kognitivnye issledovanija na sovremennom etape. KISE-2012. Proceedings of the “Tret’ei Meždunarodnoi Naučno-Praktičeskoi Konferencii”, March 29-30, Rostov-na-Donu, Russia: UDK 101.1+167

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2011). Complexity trade-offs in language do not imply an equal overall complexity. In: V. Solovyev, V. Polyakov (eds.) Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies. Paper Collection No 20. XIII  th International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, 145-148. Kazan: Kazan State University Press.

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2011). Abductive inferences in systemic typology. In: V. Solovyev, V. Polyakov (eds.) Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies. Paper Collection No 20. XIII  th International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, 161-164. Kazan: Kazan State University Press.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2010). Frequency effects on the emergence of polysemy and homophony. International Journal “Information Technologies and Knowledge 2010, 4 (2), 103-109.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2010). Parallèles entre langage et musique: perspective cognitive et évolutionaire. In: I. Deliege, O. Vitouch & O. Ladinig (eds.) Musique et Evolution, 171-186.  Wavre (Belgique): Editions Mardaga.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2010). Measuring Basic Tempo across Languages and some Implications for Speech Rhythm. In: Proceedings of the 11th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2010), Makuhari, Japan, 1537-1540.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2010). The Association between Word Frequency and Polysemy – a Chicken and Egg Problem? In: V. Solovyev, V. Polyakov (eds.) Proceedings of the XII th International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, 167-170. Kazan: Kazan State University Press.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2009). Musical pitch in nonsense syllables: Correlations with the vowel system and evolutionary perspectives.  In: J. Louhivou et al. (eds.) Proceedings of 7th Triennal Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM 2009), University of Jyväskyla, 2009. PDF of ms

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2009-2010). Some Parallels between Language and Music from a Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspective. Musicae Scientiae, Special Issue: Music and Evolution (guest editors O. Vitouch & O. Ladinig) 201-226.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2008). Scales and Cognitive Economy. In V. Polyakov (ed.) Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies: Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics: Proceedings of the Xth International Conference, No 5, Vol. 2, 234-242. Kazan: Kazan State University Press. PDF of ms

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2008). Complexity trade-offs between the subsystems of language. In: M. Miestamo, K. Sinnemäki, F. Karlsson (eds.) Language Complexity: Typology, Contact, Change. “Studies in Language Companion Series”, 43-65. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. PDF of ms

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2007). Inference and Reference in Language Evolution. In: S. Vasniadou, D. Kayser & A. Protopapas (eds.) Proceedings of EuroCogsci07. The European Cognitive Science Conference, p. 889. Hove: Erlbaum.

 

Fenk-Oczlon,G. & Fenk, A. (2007). Linguistic complexity: conceptualizations and results. In: G. Smith & M. Jones (eds.) Proceedings of the 29th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, p. 1749. New York: Erlbaum.

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2006). Word Classes and Word Order. In: R. Sun & N. Miyake (eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Vancouver, p. 2479. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. htm

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2006). Speech Rhythm and Speech Rate in Crosslinguistic Comparison.  In: R. Sun & N. Miyake (eds.) Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Vancouver, p. 2480. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum. htm

 

Fenk, A.,  Fenk-Oczlon, G., & Fenk, L. (2006). Syllable Complexity as a Function of Word Complexity. (Menzerath’s Law)  In: V. Solovyev, V. Goldberg, V. Polyakov (eds.) The VIII th International Conference ‘Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics 2005’, Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies 11, 324-333. Kazan: Kazan State University.

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2006). Crosslinguistic Computation and a Rhythm-based Classification of  Languages. In: M. Spiliopoulou, R. Kruse, C. Borgelt, A. Nürnberger, W. Gaul (eds.) From Data Information Analysis to Knowledge Engineering. Proceedings of the 29 th Annual Conference of the Gesellschaft für Klassifikation, 350-357.  Berlin /Heidelberg: Springer. PDF of ms

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2006). Within-sentence distribution and retention of content words and function words. In: P. Grzybek (ed.) Contributions to the Science of Text and Language. Word Length Studies and Related Issues, 157-170. Dordrecht: Springer.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2005). Cognitive Constraints on the Organization of Language and Music. In: B.G. Bara, L. Barsalou, & M. Bucciareli (eds.) Proceedings of the Twenty-Seventh Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 2476. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.  pdf: Cognitive Constraints on the Organization of  Language and Music. htm

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Winkler, Ch. (eds.), (2005). Sprache und Natürlichkeit. Gedenkband für Willi Mayerthaler. Tübingen: Gunther Narr.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2005). Crosslinguistic correlations between size of syllables, number of cases, and adposition order. In: G. Fenk-Oczlon & Ch. Winkler (eds.) Sprache und Natürlichkeit. Gedenkband für Willi Mayerthaler, 75-86. Tübingen; Gunther Narr. pdf: Crosslinguistic correlations between size of syllables, number of cases, and adposition order. html

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2004). Systemic Typology and Crosslinguistic Regularities. In: V. Solovyev & V. Polyakov (eds.) Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies, 229-234.  Moscow: MISA. pdf: Systemic Typology and Crosslinguistic Regularities.  htm

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2002). Zipf's Tool Analogy and Word Order. Glottometrics 5: 22-28.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2002). The Clausal Structure of Linguistic and Pre-linguistic behavior.  In : T. Givon  & B.E. Malle (eds.) The Evolution of Language out of  Pre-Language. 215-229. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2002). Osvedomlennost', potok informacii i lingvističeskaja forma. In: V.D. Solovyev (ed.) Lekcii po kognitivnym naukam. Kazan: Otechestvo. http://www.ksu.ru/ss/cogsci04/education/fenk.rtf

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2002). Kognitive Ökonomie - sprachliche Universalien. In: P. Anreiter, P. Ernst & I. Hausner (Hrsg.) Namen, Sprachen und Kulturen; Imena, Jeziki in Kulture. Festschrift für Heinz Dieter Pohl zum 60. Geburtstag, 203-220. Wien: Edition Praesens. pdf:  Kognitive Ökonomie - sprachliche Universalien. htm

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (2001). Familiarity, Information Flow, and Linguistic Form. In: J. Bybee and P. Hopper (eds.) Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure, 431-448. Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company. pdf

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2001). Speech Segmentation and immediate memory span. Time or Chunks, or Time and Chunks. In: R.K. Potapova, V.D. Solovyev, V.N. Polyakov (eds.) Text Processing and Cognitive Technologies. Moscow: ZAO Metallurgizdat.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2001). What language tells us about immediate memory span. In: K.W. Kallus, N. Posthumus & P. Jimenez (eds.) Current psychological research in Austria. Proceedings of the 4th scientific conference of the Austrian Psychological Society, 175-179. Graz: Akademische Druck-u. Verlagsanstalt. htm

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2000). The Magical Number Seven in Language and Cognition: Empirical Evidence and Prospects of Future Research. Papiere zur Linguistik 62/63: 3-14. pdf htm

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1999). Symbolsystem Sprache. Denken & Glauben 99 (Themenheft Kommunikation):19 - 23.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (1999). Cognition, Quantitative Linguistics, and Systemic Typology. Linguistic Typology, 3: 151 - 177. pdf

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1997). Die Länge einfacher deutscher Aussagesätze im typologischen Vergleich. In: T. Birkmann, H. Klingenberg, D. Nübling & E. Ronneberger-Sibold (eds.) Vergleichende germanische Philologie und Skandinavistik, Festschrift für Otmar Werner, 101-110. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (1995). Selbstorganisation und natürliche Typologie. Sprachtypologie und Universalienforschung  (STUF), 48, 3, 223-238. pdf

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (1994). Psychische Präsenzzeit und Selbstorganisation von Sprache. In: K. H. Ramers, H. Vater & H. Wode (eds.) Universale phonologische Strukturen und Prozesse, 151-167. Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. pdf

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1994). Gedächtnisspanne und Sprachuniversalien“. In: H. Janig (Hrsg.) Bericht über die 1. Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, 65-69. Klagenfurt: Universitätsverlag Carinthia.

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1993). Menzerath's law and the constant flow of linguistic information. In: R. Köhler & B. Rieger, (eds.) Contributions to quantitative linguistics, 11-31. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1991). Frequenz und Kognition - Frequenz und Markiertheit. Folia Linguistica 25: 361-394. pdf.

 

Fenk, A. and Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1991). Menzerath's law explaining cross-linguistic functions, and explained by cognitive principles”. In: Ch. Saalmann, H. Schulte (eds.), Second International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Santa Cruz (California) 1991, 42-44, Duisburg, L.A.U.D., A 312.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1990). Ikonismus versus Ökonomieprinzip. Am Beispiel russischer Aspekt- und Kasusbildungen. Papiere zur Linguistik  40: 46-69. pdf.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1990). Ökonomieprinzipien in Kognition und Kommunikation. In: N. Boretzky, W.Enninger, T. Stolz (eds),  Spielarten der Natürlichkeit - Spielarten der Ökonomie, 37-50. Bochum: Brockmayer. pdf.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1989). Geläufigkeit als Determinante von phonologischen Backgrounding-Prozessen.  Papiere zur Linguistik 40: 91-103. pdf

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1989). Word frequency and word order in freezes. Linguistics 27: 517-556.  pdf.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1988). Prototypentheorie und Frequenz. Klagenfurter Beiträge zur Sprachwissenschaft: Vorträge der Arbeitstagung der österreichischen Linguisten 13/14: 1988, 138-150

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. and Fenk, A. (1985) The mean length of propositions is 7 plus minus 2 syllables – but the position of languages within this range is not accidental. In: G. d’Ydevalle [ed.], Cognition, Information Processing, and Motivation, 355-359. North Holland: Elsevier Science Publishers.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1983). Ist die SVO-Wortfolge die natürlichste? Papiere zur Linguistik 29: 23-32.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1983). Kein Weiher in Österreich? Österreichische Namenforschung 9/11: 3-9.

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1983). Bedeutungseinheiten und sprachliche Segmentierung. Eine sprachvergleichende Untersuchung über kognitive Determinanten der Kernsatzlänge. Tübingen: G. Narr.

 

Fenk, A. & Fenk G. (1980). Konstanz im Kurzzeitgedächtnis - Konstanz im sprachlichen Informationsfluß? Zeitschrift für experimentelle und angewandte Psychologie 27: 400 – 414.

 

 

PRESENTATIONS (since 1999)

 

 

46th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Split, 18-21 September 2013

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk A.: Parallel texts and cross-linguistic correlations.

 

13th International Pragmatics Conference, New-Delhi, 8-13 September 2013

Fenk-Oczlon, G.: Using internet-based communication to keep track of animacy-related differential object marking in Bavarian.

 

44th Poznan Linguistic Meeting PLM2013, Poznan, 29August-1 September, Complexity Debate

Fenk-Oczlon, G.: Complexity trade-offs do not imply that all languages are equally complex.

 

10th Biennal Conference of the Association of Linguistic Typology, pre-conference Workshop on Corpus-based Quantitative Typology (CoQuat 2013)

Fenk-Oczlon, G & Fenk, A. “Quantitative typology based on a matched set of simple declarative sentences”

 

19th International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, 22-27 July 2013

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Relationships between semantic complexity, structural complexity and markedness: Frequency matters”

 

From Grooming to Speaking: Recent trends in social primatology and human ethology. University of Lisbon, 10 – 12 September 2012

Fenk, A & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Language evolution requires and reinforces inferential machinery”

 

45th Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Stockholm, 29 August – 1 September 2012

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Language intrinsic tempo, word length, and speech rhythm”

 

4th UK Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Kings College, London, 10-12 July 2012

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Vowels as a link between language and music”

 

The Fifth International Conference on Cognitive Science, Kaliningrad, Russia, 18-24 June 2012

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Differences in the intrinsic tempo of languages”

 

5th Austronesian and Papuan Languages and Linguistics Conference, The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London 4-5 May 2012

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “The size of syllables, words and clauses in 16 Austronesian languages: quantitative data and cross-linguistic comparisons”

 

44th  Annual Meeting Societas Linguistica Europaea, Logroño, September, 8-11, 2011

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Cross-linguistic correlations between monosyllabism and syllabic complexity”

 

XIIIth International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, Corfu, September 22-29

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A.“Complexity trade-offs in language do not imply an equal overall complexity” plenary talk

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Abductive inferences in systemic typology”

 

15th  International Symposium on Malay/Indonesian Linguistics, Malang, East Java, June, 24-26, 2011

Fenk-Oczlon, G & Fenk, A. “Malay/Indonesian Languages in cross-linguistic comparison: Using parallel texts and quantitative data”

 

XIth   International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Xi’an, China, July, 11-17, 2011

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Commonalities between Vowel Systems and Musical Scales”

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Mental Models and Spatial Metaphors in Diagrammatic Representation”

 

“Topics in Musical Universals” 1st International Colloquium, Aix-en-Provence, December 3-4, 2010

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Cross-cultural parallels between vowel inventories and musical scales: Evidence from ethnic music”

 

INTERSPEECH 2010, Makuhari, Japan, September 26-30, 2010

Fenk-Oczlon G. & Fenk, A. “Measuring Basic Tempo across Languages and some Implications for Speech Rhythm”

 

XII International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics-2010”, Dubrovnik, September 6-12, 2010

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “The Association between word Frequency and Polysemy – a Chicken and Egg Problem?” plenary talk

 

14th International Morphology Meeting, Budapest, May 13-16, 2010

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Animacy-related differential object marking in Bavarian: a frequency-based approach”

 

9th Slavic Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Charles University, Prague, Oct 15-17, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Frequency versus iconicity revisited: Differential object marking and the length of aspect forms in Russian.”

 

Conference on “Monosyllabism: From Phonology to Typology, University of Bremen, Sept 28-30, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Monosyllabism from a systemic typological perspective” (invited speaker)

 

10th World Congress of Semiotics, A Coruna, Sept. 22-26, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Frequency effects on the development of polysemy and homonymy”

 

42nd Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Lisboa, Sept. 9-12, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Frequency Effects in Differential Object Marking”

 

7th Triennal Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music, University of Jyväskyla, August 12-16, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Musical pitch in nonsense syllables: Correlations with the vowel system and evolutionary perspectives”

 

8th Biennal Conference of the Asociation of Linguistic Typology, University of California, Berkeley, July 23 –26, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Toward a typology of monosyllabic languages”

 

Workshop on Complexity, Typology and Acquisition (Ian Maddieson & Yvan Rose, org.), Collegium de Lyon, Institute for Advanced Studies, May 27-28, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Interactions of complexity among the subsystems of language” (invited contribution)

 

Int. Federation of Classification Societies 2009 Conference “Classification as a Tool for Research”, Dresden, University of Technology, March 13-18, 2009

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Measures of Semantic Complexity”

 

Int. Conference on “Cognitive Linguistics between Universality and Variation”, Dubrovnik, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2008

Fenk-Oczlon,G. & Fenk, A. “Frequency and the emergence of polysemy”

 

10th  Int. Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, Becici, Montenegro, September 06-13, 2008

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. Scales and cognitive economy” (plenary talk)

 

32nd Annual Conference of the German Classification Society, Hamburg, July 16-18, 2008.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Cross-linguistic regularities in the monosyllabic system”

 

Conference on Music & Language II, Tufts University, Boston, July 10-13, 2008

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Vowels, musical intervals, and Alpine yodeling”

 

Workshop on Empirical Approaches to Speech Rhythm, University College London, 28 March 2008.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A.: “A crosslinguistic measure of speech rate”

 

Association for Linguistic Typology. 7th Biennal Meeting, Paris, September 25 - 28, 2007

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Typological differences in speech rate and rhythm: Different measures and new results”

 

10th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Krakow, July 15 - 20, 2007

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “What is semantic complexity?”

 

The Second European Cognitive Science Conference, Delphi, May 23 - 27, 2007

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Inference and reference in language evolution”

 

Language and Music as Cognitive Systems, University of Cambridge, UK, May 11 - 13, 2007

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Syllables and clauses in language – notes and phrases in music”

 

34. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Sektionen, Klagenfurt, 8.-10. Dezember 2006

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Komplexität im monosyllabischen System”

 

Second Biennial Conference on Cognitive Science, St. Petersburg, June 9-13, 2006

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Information Processing Limitations and Linguistic Structure”

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “A Span of Two Seconds and Seven Elements in the Segmentation of Language and Music?”

 

7. Tagung der österreichischen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Klagenfurt, 28.-30. April 2006

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Fundamental Patterns in the Rhythmic Organization of Language and Music”

 

The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, July 26-29, 2006

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Word classes and Word Order”

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Speech Rhythm and Speech Rate in Crosslinguistic Comparison”

 

International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”, Varna, Bulgarien, September 04-11, 2005

Fenk, A., Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, L. “Syllable Complexity as a Function of Word Complexity” (plenary speaker)

 

Symposium “Approaches to Complexity in Language”, Helsinki, August 24-26, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Linguistic Complexity from a Systemic Perspective”

Fenk, A., Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, L. “The Balance between Word Complexity and Syllable Complexity”

 

Association for . Linguistic Typology. 6th  Biennal Meeting, Padang, West Sumatra, July 21-25, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Systemic Typology – Systemic Optimality”

 

XXVII Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Stresa, Italy, July 21-23, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Cognitive Constraints on the Organization of Language and Music”

 

9th Int. Cognitive Linguistics Conference, Seoul, Korea, July 17-22, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Frequency, Bleaching of Metaphors, and Polysemy”

Fenk-Oczlon, G. &  Fenk, A. “Parallels between Language and Music from a Cognitive and Evolutionary Perspective”

 

The Science of Language: Structures of Frequencies and Relations. An International Symposium, University of Graz, July 1-3, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Facets of Linguistic Complexity” (invited speaker)

 

29th Annual Conference of the German Classification Society (GfKL 2005), Magdeburg, March 09-11, 2005

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Crosslinguistic Computation and a Rhythm-based Classification of Languages”

 

32. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Salzburg, 12.- 14. November 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. „Intonationseinheiten in Sprache und Musikkognitiv und evolutionär erklärbare Parallelen?

Fenk, A & Fenk-Oczlon, G. „ Zur Rolle sensorischer Speicher in der Evolution von Sprache

 

University of Ljubljana, “Linguistischer Zirkel”, November 8, 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. “Häufigkeit und sprachliche Struktur” (guest lecturer)

 

International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics 2004”, Varna, September 4-11, 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Systemic Typology and Crosslinguistic Regularities” (plenary speaker)

 

International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind, University of Portsmouth, July 18-20, 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. “Syllables and clauses in language – beats and phrases in music”

 

Fifth International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Max-Planck Institute of Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, March 30 - April 3, 2004

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Co-evolution of Language and Cognition" Index of /evolang2002/ABSTRACTS/TALKS

 

University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Linguistics, March 3rd, 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Systemic Typology" (guest lecturer)

 

University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Department of Linguistics, February 10th, 2004

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Systemic Typology and Crosslinguistic Regularities" (guest lecturer)

 

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, Department of Linguistics, November 21st, 2003

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Systemic Typology" (guest lecturer)

 

DIATYPE Symposium on diachrony, dialectology and typological linguistics, University of Helsinki, October 16-18, 2003

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "A view of English from a systemic-typological perspective" (paper accepted) Abstract

 

5th International Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology (ALT V), University of Cagliari, September 15-18, 2003

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "Crosslinguistic correlations between size of syllables, number of cases, and adposition order" Scientific Program, Abstract

 

8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of La Rioja, July 20-25, 2003:

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "The magical number seven in language processing"

 

30. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, Universität Innsbruck, 6.-8. 12. 2002

Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Funktions-und Inhaltswörter in der statistischen Binnenstruktur von Sätzen"

 

Int.Tagung zur Quantitativen Textanalyse, Universität Graz, 21.-23.06. 2002                                                     

1) Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Häufigkeit, Länge und Variabilität von Kasusformen" (invited speaker)

2) Fenk, A. & Fenk-Oczlon, G. "The decay of function words in the recall of sentences of different size" (invited speaker)

 

Int. Symposium "Germanistik im Kontaktraum Europa II" Universität Maribor, 16.-20.04.2002:

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Systemische Sprachtypologie" (plenary speaker)

 

29. Österreichische Linguistiktagung, 26.-28.10.2001

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Die magische Zahl 7 in Sprache und Kognition

 

7th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference, University of California, Santa Barbara, July 22-27, 2001:

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "What Speech Segmentation can Tell us about Memory Constraints"

 

Interdisciplinary Symposium "The Evolution of Language out of Pre-Language" Institute of Cognitive and Decision Sciences, University of Oregon, May 4-6, 2001

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "The Clausal Structure of Linguistic and Pre-Linguistic Behavior" (invited paper)

 

PRO SCIENTIA (Österreichisches Studienförderungswerk) Sommerakademie 2001, RahmenthemaSprache", Stift Michaelbeuern, 26.-30.08.2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Systemische Sprachtypologie" (invited speaker)

 

Universität Maribor, Institut für Germanistik, 27.03. 2001

Fenk-Oczlon, G."Geläufigkeit und sprachliche Form" (guest lecturer)

 

Akademija nauk Respubliki Tatarstan, Kazan, 20.10.2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Osvedomlennost', potok informacii i lingvisti?eskaja forma" (invited speaker)

 

International Conference on 'Cognitive Typology' University of Antwerp, April 12-14, 2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Cognitive Economy - Cognitive Typology"

 

Linguistische Konferenz "Princìpy stavby vyinu a fungovania jazyka" Filozofická fakulta Univerzity Komenského, Bratislava 9.-10.3. 2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Geläufigkeit und sprachliche Form" (invited speaker)

 

International Conference "Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics 2000" Pereslavl'-Zalesskij, Russian Association of Artifical Intelligence, Computing Center of Russian Academy of Science, October 23-24, 2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G & Fenk, A. "Speech Segmentation and Immediate Memory Span - Time or Chunks or Time and Chunks?" (plenary speaker)

 

Interdisziplinäres Symposium „Bewußtsein bei Mensch und Tier: systemtheoretische Betrachtungen" Wien 4.- 6. 5. 2000

Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. "Gegenwartsdauer und sprachliche Segmentierung"

 

Universität Innsbruck, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft, 25.03.1999

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Natürliche Typologie" (guest lecturer)

 

Symposium on Frequency Effects & Emergent Grammar. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, May 28-30, 1999

Fenk-Oczlon, G. "Familiarity and Linguistic Form" (invited paper)

 

 

 

UPCOMING CONFERENCES

 

International Quantitative Linguistics Conference (QUALICO) 2014, Olomouc, Czech Republic, May 29th - June 1st 2014

Fenk-Oczlon, G & Fenk, A.: Quantitative data on monosyllabism: a cross-linguistic study

 

 

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

Sabbatical from October 1, 2003 to February 29, 2004

Visiting Colleague, Fulbright Research Grant, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Linguistics, Dec 1/2003 – Feb 29/2004

Visiting Colleague, University of New Mexico, Department of Linguistics, Nov 17 – Dec 1, 2004

Visiting Colleague, University of Colorado at Boulder, Department of Linguistics, March 1 – March 7, 2004

An abstract of Fenk-Oczlon, G. & Fenk, A. (2002) ‘The Clausal Structure of Linguistic and Pre-linguistic behavior’ has been published in the  Cambridge Scientific Abstracts - Hot Topics Series Language Origins

International Conference “Cognitive Modeling in Linguistics”.

Program Committee: Varna, Bulgaria 2004, 2005; Sofia 2007; Becici Montenegro 2008; Constantza 2009; Dubrovnik 2010; Corfu 2011; Milano-Marittima 2013

 

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES

 

born in St.Johann im Pongau, Salzburg, Austria;

married to August Fenk; daughter Lisa (1981), son Lorenz (1985)

 

Studies at the University of Vienna (Ethnology, Russian)

Translator for Russian, University of Graz, Academic Diploma 1974

Linguistics, Slavic languages and literatures, and Psychology at the University of Klagenfurt. Mag. phil. 1978. Thesis title: “Ist der Informationsfluß in natürlichen Sprachen konstant?“

 

Dr. phil. (Linguistics), University of Klagenfurt 1981

Published version of the doctoral thesis:

Fenk-Oczlon, G. 1983. "Bedeutungseinheiten und sprachliche Segmentierung. Eine sprachvergleichende Untersuchung über kognitive Determinanten der Kernsatzlänge."  Tübingen: G. Narr

 

Habilitation, Venia docendi “General Linguistics” (1990). The Habilitation Thesis on “Geläufigkeit und sprachliche Form” (Familiarity and Linguistic Form) includes the following articles:

 

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1989). Word frequency and word order in freezes. Linguistics 27: 517-556.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1989). Geläufigkeit als Determinante von phonologischen Backgrounding-Prozessen. Papiere zur Linguistik 40: 91-103.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1990). Ökonomieprinzipien in Kognition und Kommunikation. In N. Boretzky, W.Enninger, T. Stolz (eds), Spielarten der Natürlichkeit - Spielarten der Ökonomie, 37-50. Bochum: Brockmeyer.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1990). Ikonismus versus Ökonomieprinzip. Am Beispiel russischer Aspekt- und Kasusbildungen. Papiere zur Linguistik  40: 46-69.

Fenk-Oczlon, G. (1991). Frequenz und Kognition - Frequenz und Markiertheit. Folia Linguistica 25: 361-394.

 

From 1996- 2013 head of the Department of Linguistics and Computational Linguistics, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt

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