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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Title: Syntax and Semantics of Prepositions
Edited By: Patrick Saint-Dizier
Series Title: Text, Speech and Language Technology 29
Description:

This book is the first to provide an integrated view of preposition from
morphology to reasoning, via syntax and semantics. It offers new insights
in applied and formal linguistics, and cognitive science. It underlines the
importance of prepositions in a number of computational linguistics
applications, such as information retrieval and machine translation. The
reader will benefit from a wide range of views and applications to various
linguistic frameworks, among which, most notably, HPSG. The book is for
researchers working in the fields of computational linguistics,
linguistics, and artificial intelligence.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Springer
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Computational Linguistics
Semantics
Syntax
Cognitive Science
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ISBN: 1402038496
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Pages: 346
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