In grade school, no one would have ever guessed I'd grow up to become a linguist-- I was the kid who got Cs in French and couldn't produce a trill to save my life! I went to university majoring in civil engineering-- relieved that there was no language requirement for that major. But I ended up switching to geophysics, thinking that it would be less restrictive than engineering, and that it would allow me to spend more time in the mountains (which turned out to be wishful thinking)...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
Computing Natural Language pursues the recent increased interest in the interface of logic, language and computation, with applications to artificial intelligence and machine learning. It contains a variety of contributions to the logical and computational analysis of natural language. A wide range of logical and computational tools are employed and applied to such varied areas as context-dependency, linguistic discourse, and formal grammar; This volume is a collection of papers illustrating state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research collecting logic, language, computation and AI. The papers in this volume deal with context-dependency from philosophical, computational, and logical points of view. A logical framework for combining dynamic discourse semantics and preferential reasoning in AI is also presented. Other subjects include negative polarity items in connection with affective predicates; Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar from a perspective of type theory and category theory; and an axiomatic theory of machine learning of natural language, with applications to physics word problems.