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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: Syntax and Parsing
Written By: Paul Gorrell
Series Title: Cambridge Studies
Description:

This book examines the role of syntax in theories of sentence
comprehension, and argues for a distinct processing component which is
devoted to the recovery of syntactic structure and which utilizes the
contrasting types of information found within a Government-Binding grammar.
Paul Gorrell contrasts the primary relations (dominance and precedence) and
secondary relations (case assignment, theta-role assignment, etc.) in a
phrase-structure tree, and shows how this computational distinction of
information types is reflected in the internal structure of the parser,
which consists of two sub-components: a structure builder (responsible for
creating nodes in a tree and positing primary relations between them), and
a structure interpreter (responsible for analysing the tree in terms of
secondary relations). This model can also predict garden-path phenomena in
the processing of verb-final clauses.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Syntax
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0521024099
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 192
Prices: U.K. £ 16.99
U.S. $ 28.99