LINGUIST List 6.118
Fri 27 Jan 1995
Books: Computational ling, Phonology, Lang acquisition
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Bengt Sigurd (ed)
COMPUTERIZED GRAMMARS FOR ANALYSIS AND MACHINE TRANSLATION
Travaux de l'institut de linguistique de Lund 29, 1994, 148 pp.
Distributed by Lund University Press, Box 141, S-221 00 Lund, Sweden
Chartwell-Bratt Ltd, Old Orchard, Bickley Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 2NE, UK
This book presents grammars developed within the Swedish machine translation
project SWETRA. The grammars are original contributions but are based on
different features of grammatical theories, above all Diderichsen's Field
Grammar, TG, GPSG and GB. The grammars are implemented in Prolog (DCG).
The basic languages treated are Swedish and English, but Japanese, Russian,
Indonesian and Mapudungu are also touched upon.
PHONOLOGY & PHONETICS
Watt, David L. E. THE PHONOLOGY AND SEMOLOGY OF INTONATION IN ENGLISH: AN
INSTRUMENTAL AND SYSTEMIC PERSPECTIVE. 1994. 192 pp. 6x9 book, PREPAID
US$20.00 + 3.50 p&h(US)/ 5.00 (CAN)/5.50 (Other). IULC Publications,
720 E. Atwater Ave., Bloomington IN 47401. <iulcindiana.edu>. Intonation.
Watt presents an extensive study of intonation and its meaning potential from a
systemic functional perspective, advancing Halliday's description of
intonation. Includes over 250 instrumentally derived illustrations of examples
from original tape recordings, cited examples and recordings of casual
Philip, William. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst); Event
Quantification in the Acquisition of Universal
Quantification, Pb. xi + 221 pp. Ph.D. dissertation, 1995.
$16 + S/H ($3 domestic, $4 foreign surface). Graduate
Linguistic Student Association (GLSA), UMass, Amherst.
This dissertation investigates a robust phenomenon of
nonadult-like comprehension performance found in an early stage
of the acquisition of universal quantification, and shows how this
phenomenon relates to the principles governing the linguistic
representation of universal quantification in adult grammar.
In so doing, the dissertation also establishes a body of
psycholinguistic evidence in support of the general (Davidsonian)
thesis that in natural language there is quantification
over individual events as well as quantification over individual
objects. For further information, contact glsalinguist.umass.edu.
THE ACQUISITION OF THE LEXICON
edited by Lila Gleitman and Barbara Landau
A special edition of LINGUA--A Bradford Book
The MIT Press
To order: <mitpress-ordersmit.edu> or 800.356.0343 or 617.625.8569
Interdisciplinary essay collection on the aquisition of vocabulary in
infants, with emphasis on linguisitics and psycholinguistics.
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