15th Meeting on the Mathematics of Language (MoL 2017)

Queen Mary University of London, 13-14 July

The biennial conference of the Association for Mathematics of Language (MoL) will take place at Queen Mary University of London on July 13-14 2017. The meeting will precede the 24th Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation (WoLLIC), to be held July 18-21 at University College London.


Mathematics of Language is the study of mathematical structures and methods that are of importance to the study of language. This work is generally more theoretical than other sub-fields of linguistics. It includes work at every level of linguistic structure, and involves applications of both discrete and continuous maths, as well as statistics. Specific topics within the scope of the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Formal and computational analysis of linguistic theories and frameworks
  • learnability of formal grammars
  • proof-theoretic, model-theoretic and type-theoretic methods in linguistics
  • mathematical foundations of statistical approaches to language analysis
  • formal models of language use and language change

Invited speakers

MoL will feature invited talks by the following distinguished researchers:

  • Stephen Clark (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Shay Cohen, (University of Edinburgh, UK)
  • Frank Drewes (Umeå University, Sweden)