Monthly Archives: August 2013

Research Colloquium 2013: Discussion of Non-Human Primates and Human Language

The LINGUIST List has been privileged to host several up-and-coming linguists as interns and their diverse backgrounds have allowed for a range of entertaining and insightful presentations. On July 18, 2013, Emily Remirez, student of Rice University, demonstrated that language and … Continue reading

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Research Colloquium 2013: “Formal Languages & the Chomsky-Schützenberger Hierarchy” by Zac Smith (Cornell University)

Former LINGUIST List student editor Zac Smith, currently a Ph.D. student at Cornell University, visited and presented a talk entitled “Formal Languages & the Chomsky-Schützenberger Hierarchy.” He summarized the four main classes of formal grammar systems, as defined in “Three Models … Continue reading

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Research Colloquium 2013: Discussion of Bird & Simons 2003 and Maxwell 2012

To kick-start our LINGUIST List Research Colloquium, we read and discussed two articles concerning best practices in language documentation over two weeks: “The Seven Dimensions of Portability for Language Documentation and Description” by Steven Bird & Gary Simons 2003 and … Continue reading

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Presenting the LINGUIST List’s Summer 2013 Research Colloquium Series

This summer, the LINGUIST List has been holding a research colloquium once a week. We have been reading papers that pertain mostly to computational linguistics and language documentation. In addition to reading papers, the LINGUIST List’s summer interns and graduate assistants … Continue reading

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Ask-A-Linguist: Characteristics of Arabic

Answers for this blog excerpt were researched and provided by Carmen Cross with input from other panelists. For a full response, please see the Ask-A-Linguist FAQ section about Arabic. Where is Arabic spoken? Mauretania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi … Continue reading

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