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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: Semantic Ambiguity and Underspecification
Written By: Stanley Peters
Kees van Deemter
Description:

In recent years, the notion of ambiguity has come under close scrutiny. This was mainly caused by developments in automatic natural language processing, where it is becoming more common to use formal representations of meaning that are themselves ambiguous. Such ambiguous representations are called underspecified because they do not contain sufficient information to determine their truth conditions uniquely. In accordance with this new, 'underspecifying' perspective on ambiguity, the papers in this volume deal not only with traditional questions of disambiguation, but also with the theoretical underpinnings of underspecified meaning representations and with the possibilities of using these representations in logical inference.

Publication Year: 1996
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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ISBN: 1575860295
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272
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ISBN: 1575860287
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Pages: 272
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