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Classification

Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, Alexander Gray, Andrew J. Connolly, Jacob T. VanderPlas, and Alexander Gray

in Statistics, Data Mining, and Machine Learning in Astronomy: A Practical Python Guide for the Analysis of Survey Data

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151687
eISBN:
9781400848911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151687.003.0009
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

Chapter 6 described techniques for estimating joint probability distributions from multivariate data sets and for identifying the inherent clustering within the properties of sources. This approach ... More


Nominal Structure

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Personal pronouns and proper names are inherently grounded. The structure of other nominals tends to reflect semantic function, with the head noun as core, grounding as the outermost layer, and ... More


Some Stuff: On the Mass–Count Distinction

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter turns to the motivation for one more functional open value within the nominal domain: Classifier Phrase (CLmax), headed by the open value DIV (div. meaning ‘division’). It is argued that ... More


Cheese and Olives, Bottles and Cups: Notes on Measure Phrases and Container Phrases

Hagit Borer

in Structuring Sense Volume I: In Name Only

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199263905
eISBN:
9780191718182
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199263905.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter examines Hebrew classifiers and partitive structures, elaborating further the interaction between the assignment of range and grammatical variation. Grocerese nominals and container ... More


Pathway analysis: Pathway signatures and classification

Ming Yi and Robert M. Stephens

in Statistics and Informatics in Molecular Cancer Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199532872
eISBN:
9780191714467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532872.003.0006
Subject:
Mathematics, Probability / Statistics, Biostatistics

Although the use of DNA microarrays and other high throughput (HTP) technologies is increasingly widespread and affordable, retrieval and interpretation of underlying biological themes from HTP data ... More


Some Observations on Form-Meaning Correspondences in Two Types of Verbs in ASL

Paul G. Dudis

in Deaf around the World: The Impact of Language

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199732548
eISBN:
9780199866359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732548.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This chapter continues discussion of linguistic characteristics unique to sign languages by looking at structures and conceptual work needed in integrating visual imagery into the proper use of ... More


Categories in Mind and Categories in Language: Do Classifier Categories Influence Conceptual Structures?

Mutsumi Imai and Henrik Saalbach

in Words and the Mind: How words capture human experience

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195311129
eISBN:
9780199776924
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195311129.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter explores the relation between classifier grammar systems — grammatical systems that categorize objects/entities into over 100 grammatical categories — and how people think about objects. ... More


Naïve, Fast, and Frugal Trees for Classification

Laura F. Martignon, Konstantinos V. Katsikopoulos, and Jan K. Woike

in Ecological Rationality: Intelligence in the World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195315448
eISBN:
9780199932429
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195315448.003.0106
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Human-Technology Interaction

Naïve, fast, and frugal trees model simple classification strategies that ignore cue dependencies and process cues sequentially, one at a time. At every level of such a tree a classification is made ... More


Count and Mass Across Languages

Diane Massam (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199654277
eISBN:
9780191746048
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654277.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This volume explores the expression of the concepts count and mass in human language and probes the complex relation between seemingly incontrovertible aspects of meaning and their varied grammatical ... More


The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

John M. Anderson

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This book contributes to the exploration of a view of language wherein its elements are grounded, or substantively based. It looks in particular at the role of the lexicon, and morphology, as a ... More


Philosophical Naturalism and Intuitional Methodology *

Alvin I. Goldman

in The A Priori in Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695331
eISBN:
9780191758218
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695331.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Parts of philosophy employ intuitions or intuitive judgments, and this intuitional methodology is the subject of recent criticism, especially by experimental philosophers. Is the methodology sound or ... More


Reflecting the world around us: genders, noun classes, and classifiers

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in The Languages of the Amazon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199593569
eISBN:
9780191739385
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593569.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families

A noun may refer to a man, a woman, an animal or an inanimate object of varied shape, size and function. A grammatical device can reflect the nature of a noun referent. • Small gender ... More


Possession and ownership: a cross linguistic perspective

Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald

in Possession and Ownership

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660223
eISBN:
9780191745096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660223.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

The notion of possession is manifold, and typically subsumes part-whole and kinship relationships, in addition to ownership proper. Based on intensive investigation of several hundred languages, this ... More


Classifiers in Yidiñ

R. M. W. Dixon

in Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

Yidiñ shows signficant differences in grammar from its southerly neighbour Dyirbal. While Dyirbal employs a system of four genders, Yidiñ has a set of about twenty noun classfiers which serve to ... More


Non‐verbal periphrasis?

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

This chapter concludes that we lack evidence for non‐verbal grammatical periphrasis. There are no plausible adjectival features that are candidates for participation in periphrasis. The only ... More


Conclusion

John M. Anderson

in The Substance of Language Volume II: Morphology, Paradigms, and Periphrases

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608324
eISBN:
9780191732041
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608324.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Phonetics / Phonology

There are lexical mechanisms that compensate for the unidirectionality of the exponence relation, as illustrated by the reorganization of morphologically expressed features for optimal formulation of ... More


Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Sebastian Fedden, Jenny Audring, and Greville G. Corbett (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Grammatical gender is famously the most puzzling of the grammatical categories. Despite our solid knowledge about the typology of gender systems, exciting and unexpected patterns keep turning up ... More


Gender and Noun Classification

Éric Mathieu, Myriam Dali, and Gita Zareikar (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780198828105
eISBN:
9780191866777
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198828105.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

This volume explores the many ways in which natural languages categorize nouns into genders or classes. A noun may belong to a given class because of its logical or symbolic similarity with other ... More


Edible Gender, Mother-in-Law Style, and Other Grammatical Wonders: Studies in Dyirbal, Yidiñ, and Warrgamay

R. M. W Dixon

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198702900
eISBN:
9780191772405
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198702900.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics, Language Families

This book studies the languages of Yidiñ, Warrgamay and Dyribal and the interrelations between them. The introductory chapter sets out the anthropological and linguistic background. In Part I there ... More


North Ambrym possessive classifiers from the perspective of canonical gender

Michael Franjieh

in Non-Canonical Gender Systems

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198795438
eISBN:
9780191836732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795438.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Theoretical Linguistics

Linguists draw both typological (Dixon 1986) and morphosyntactic (Grinevald 2000) distinctions between classifiers and gender systems. However, these two systems show many functional similarities ... More


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