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This course will cover the mathematical basis of information theory, and then proceed to information theoretic approaches to the study of language, with respect to language comprehension, language production and language evolution. We will also discuss methodologies for testing hypotheses related to these information-theoretic concepts. In the last part of the course, we will also discuss Rational Speech Act models.

The course will include tutorials where we look at ways to estimate surprisal from text corpora, in order to test for effects of surprisal or uniform information density.