LINGUIST List 24.2366

Mon Jun 10 2013

Qs: Computational Linguistics/Semantics Question from a Student

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Date: 09-Jun-2013
From: Elizabeth Winkler <>
Subject: Computational Linguistics/Semantics Question from a Student
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Hi Folks,

I have received the following query from one of my students. I lack the knowledge to answer the question. If you have any answer or readings I could direct him to, I would appreciate it.
Elizabeth Winkler

Dr. Winkler,

Would you happen to know what computational linguists have to say on the Transmitter vs. Receiver Oriented language topic? For example, is there a structural difference between the two that is detectable by algorithm?

Also, how well do humans differentiate the two? How well do speakers of different languages do so?

Just wondering,

Bryan Knowles

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

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