LINGUIST List 4.434

Fri 04 Jun 1993

Books: Comparative, Morphology, Bibliography, Computational

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Roberts, Ian G.; Un. of Wales; Verbs and Diachronic Syntax - A Comparative
 History of English and French; HB 0-7923-1705-X; 372 pp.
 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email:
This book analyses the development of a number of English and French
constructions involving various kinds of subject-verb inversion. The book
consists of three parts; Analysis of Inversion, The History of French
Interrogatives, and The English Auxiliary System. The book will interest
all theoretical linguists.


Booij, Geert; Free Un. Amsterdam; van Marle, Jaap; Ac. of Arts & Sciences
 Yearbook of Morphology 1992; HB 0-7923-1937-0; 300 pp.
 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email:
The aim of this book is to support and enforce the upswing of morphological
research and to give an overview of the current issues and debates at the
heart of this revival.


Parret, Herman; Un. of Louvain and Antwerp; The Aesthetics of Communication
 - Pragmatics and Beyond; HB 0-7923-2198-7; 184 pp.
 Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email:
Aesthetic fringes conduct themselves according to the isotopy of blossoming,
of rupture and fracture, of thresholds and discontinuity. Their effect is
one of bedazzlement, trembling, shaking, upheaval, lightheadedness. Infinite
games in conversation, the musicality of voices, understanding by flair and
tact, reasonable pathos, are what has been emphasized in this book.


Janse, Mark; Tol Sijmen; Linguistic Bibliography for the Year 1990 - and
 Supplement for Previous Years; 1232 pp.; HB 0-7923-1894-3; Kluwer
 Academic Publishers, Email
This is the annual bibliography of linguistics published by the Permanent
International Committee of Linguists under the auspices of UNESCO. It
covers all branches of linguistics and related disciplines, both
theoretical and descriptive, from all geographical areas, including less
known and extinct languages.


Jensen, Karen; Heidorn, George E.; Richardson, Stephen D.; Microsoft Corp.;
 Natural Language Processing: The PLNLP Approach; 352 pp.; HB ISBN
 0-7923-9279-5; Kluwer Academic, Email
For two generations, the tantalizing goal has been to get computers to
handle human languages in ways that will be compelling and useful to
people. This book describes one group's decade of research in pursuit of
that goal and acqaints the reader with the theory and application of
a working, real-world, domain-free NLP system.

Leermakers, Rene; Philips Research; The Functional Treatment of Parsing;178
 HB 0-792pp.; 9376-7923-9376-7; Kluwer Academic,
In this essay deterministic and general parsing algorithms are treated in a
unified fashion. In this new theory, factors that distinguish various
parsing algorithms, such as stacks and parse matrices, are banned. Stacks
are replaced by recursive functions, and parse matrices by memorizing
functions (functions that remember past invocations). The preface and toc
are available by anon ftp from in the directory Kluwer/books.
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