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Features and computational semantics

Ann Copestake and Dan Flickinger

in Features: Perspectives on a Key Notion in Linguistics

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199577743
eISBN:
9780191722844
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199577743.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Approaches to compositional semantics for broad‐coverage computational grammars must be compatible with resource and processing limitations. This affects the feature architecture, in particular the ... More


Karen Ida Boalth Spärck Jones 1935–2007

S. G. Pulman

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 166, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, IX

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264751
eISBN:
9780191734229
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264751.003.0014
Subject:
History, Historiography

Karen Spärck Jones produced over 200 publications, including nine books, in her long research career. She received many awards and honours, including the Association for Computing Machinery (Special ... More


Rethinking the SMASH Approach to Pronoun Interpretation

Andrew Kehler

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter argues that the manner in which pronoun interpretation has been characterized by many psycholinguistic and computational linguistic studies over the last three decades — what is called ... More


Linguistic Claims Formulated in Terms of Centering Linguistic Claims Formulated in Terms of Centering A Re‐Examination Using Parametric CB‐Tracking Techniques

Massimo Poesio

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Reliable techniques were developed to annotate corpora with the information to test several instantiations of Centering, and software that could be used to automatically compute CFs and CB of ... More


Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Ray Jackendoff

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book surveys the last thirty-five years of research in generative linguistics and related fields and offers a new understanding of how language, the brain, and perception intermesh. The book ... More


A Minimalist Parsing Model for Codeswitching

Edward P. Stabler and Jeff MacSwan

in Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262027892
eISBN:
9780262320351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027892.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

A fully lexicalized grammar can represent the knowledge of a multilingual speaker simply by putting lexical items from the various languages together. This conception suggests that multilingualism ... More


Language Evolution: The Hardest Problem in Science?

Morten H. Christiansen and Simon Kirby

in Language Evolution

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199244843
eISBN:
9780191715167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199244843.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This book brings together, for the first time, all the major perspectives on language evolution, as represented by the various fields that have a stake in language evolution research: ... More


Concluding Remarks

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This concluding chapter reviews the various topics discussed in the preceding chapters. It is argued that enriched composition and the multiple tiers of semantics liberate syntactic theory from a ... More


Morphological analogy: Only a beginning

John Goldsmith

in Analogy in Grammar: Form and Acquisition

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199547548
eISBN:
9780191720628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199547548.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

A range of approaches to word structure assume segmentation of words into morphs. This chapter proposes explicit algorithm that takes natural language text as its input, and produces the ... More


Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Anat Ninio

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

Language development remains one of the most hotly debated topics in the cognitive sciences. In recent years, we have seen contributions to the debate from researchers in psychology, linguistics, ... More


The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Charles. Yang

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

All languages have exceptions alongside overarching rules and regularities. How does a young child tease them apart within just a few years of language acquisition? Drawing an economic analogy, Yang ... More


Getting Real about Systematicity

Stefan L. Frank

in The Architecture of Cognition: Rethinking Fodor and Pylyshyn's Systematicity Challenge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780262027236
eISBN:
9780262322461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027236.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter empirically investigates the issue of systematicity and connectionism under more realistic conditions than was the case in previous studies. A connectionist and a symbolic model of ... More


Minimalist Parsing

Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler (eds)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198795087
eISBN:
9780191836459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795087.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Computational Linguistics

This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing—the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar—in the minimalist framework. While the Minimalist Program has been ... More


Tradition

Matthew L. Jockers

in Macroanalysis: Digital Methods and Literary History

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037528
eISBN:
9780252094767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037528.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses traditions that inform the book's macroanalytic approach to digital literary studies as well as the strength of macroanalysis as a tool in the study of literature. It begins ... More


The Tipping Point

Charles Yang

in The Price of Linguistic Productivity: How Children Learn to Break the Rules of Language

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262035323
eISBN:
9780262336376
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035323.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Using the Elsewhere Condition as a basic principle of language, as well as a performance/processing model, this chapters derives the mathematical principle of productivity dubbed the Tolerance ... More


Function

Derek Robinson

in Software Studies: A Lexicon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062749
eISBN:
9780262273343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062749.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter examines the concept of function in software studies, which is called functional programming. This concept involves mathematical parameters like “plus,” “square root,” and other ... More


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