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Title: Language in Cognitive Science
Edited By: Rachel Hayes
William D. Lewis
Erin L. O'Bryan
Tania S. Zamuner
Series Title: Coyote Papers 12
Description:

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Viktor Pekar. Modeling Semantic Coherence from Corpus Data: The Fact and the Frequency of a Co-occurrence.
William D. Lewis. Measuring Conceptual Distance Using WordNet: The
Design of a Metric for Measuring Semantic
Similarity.
Erin L. O'Bryan. Syntax in Performance: Minimalist Derivation in the
Late Assignment of Syntax Theory.
Rachel L. Hayes. The Perception of Novel Phoneme Contrasts in a Second
Language: A Developmental Study of Native Speakers of
English Learning Japanese Singleton and Geminate
Consonant Contrasts.
Sylvie Porhiel. Organizing Linguistic Data: Thematic Introducers as an
Example.

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Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: University of Arizona Linguistics Circle
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