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    • Alcohol use and abuse 

      Russell, M.; Testa, M.; Wilsnack, S.C. (Academic Press, 2000)
    • Automatic Learning of Grammatical Encoding 

      Levin, Lori; Alvarez, Alison; Frederking, Robert; Good, Jeff (CSLI, 2008)
      Avenue (Probst et al., 2002, Monson et al., 2004, Lavie et al., 2003, Font-Llitjoset al.,2005)1 is a machine translation system that automatically learns translation rules between two languages. In the Avenue scenario, one ...
    • ‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon 

      Good, Jeff (SOAS, 2012)
      A prominent feature of the literature on language documentation has been the importance of designing documentary projects in ways that allow speaker communities to benefit from the work of an outside researcher. Canonical ...
    • Configuraciones temáticas atípicas y el uso de predicados complejos en perspectiva tipológica 

      Bohnemeyer, Jürgen; Enfield, Nick; Essegbey, James; Majid, Asifa; van Staden, Miriam (Universidad de Sonora, 2011)
      En este estudio se examina la descripción de eventos de “separación causada a la integridad material” de un objeto (Hale & Keyser 1987) y más precisamente los eventos de “cutting” y “breaking” (C&B) – con configuraciones ...
    • Data and language documentation 

      Good, Jeff (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
      The topic of this chapter is the relationship between data and language documentation. Unlike many fields of study, concerns regarding data collection and manipulation play a central role in our understanding of, and ...
    • Deconstructing descriptive grammars 

      Good, Jeff (University of Hawai'i Press, 2012)
      Much work within digital linguistics has focused on the problem of developing concrete methods and general principles for encoding data structures designed for non-digital media into digital formats. This work has been ...
    • Defending and Developing Critical Feminist Theory as Law Leans Rightward 

      McCluskey, Martha T. (Routledge, 2011)
      As part of an anthology marking twenty-five years of the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, this essay explores how the rise feminism in law has been accompanied by the simultaneous rise in rightward leaning legal theory ...
    • Deixis 

      Bohnemeyer, Jürgen (Elsevier, 2001)
      Deixis is a type of reference constituted by the meaning of a linguistic sign being relativized to the extra-linguistic context in which the sign is used. The semiotic nature of this kind of reference, its exact communicative ...
    • The discourse functions of the present perfect 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Nishiyama, Atsuko (John Benjamins, 2008)
      The interpretation of the present perfect is often assumed to require pragmatic inferences. However, what rules speakers use to perform these pragmatic inferences is not clear. This paper reports two corpus studies of the ...
    • The ecology of documentary and descriptive linguistics 

      Good, Jeff (SOAS, 2007)
      This paper will propose a model of the “ecology” of documentary and descriptive linguistic research. I use the term ecology, here, as a designation for the set of individuals, resources, tools, and actions that are ...
    • Editor's Introduction 

      Good, Jeff (Oxford University, 2008)
      Certain grammatical patterns are found again and again in the languages of the world. Some of these patterns recur so frequently that they are given the label “universal”. Explaining the source of such patterns is clearly ...
    • Event Semantics 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre (Routledge, 2016)
      The point of talking is to describe the way the world is, the way it changes or stays the same. Verbs play a critical role in that endeavor. Intuitively, verbs (or, more precisely, verb senses) describe categories of ...
    • French Relative Clauses as Secondary Predicates: A case study in Construction Theory 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Lambrecht, Knud (Thesus, 1999)
      Two properties characterize sign-based, constructional theories such as Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) and Construction Grammar (CG). Firstly, phrases as well as words are organized in richly articulated ...
    • From Sensuous to Sexy: The Librarian in Post-Censorship Print Pornography 

      Squires, David (Association of College and Research Libraries, 2014)
      This chapter argues that the sexy librarian stereotype emerged at the end of the twentieth century from the confluence between sexual liberation, free speech movements and print pornography. It focuses on a series of ...
    • Grammatical alignments and the gradience of lexical categories 

      Chaves, Rui P. (CSLI Publications, 2014)
      The notion of part of speech dates back at least to 5th century BC Sanskrit grammar (Matilal, 1990, ch.3) and is adopted in one form or another by most current linguistic theories. In spite of this, no objective definition ...
    • Historical context: psychological mislabeling and the emergence of the biopsychosocial model 

      Pikoff, Howard (Routledge, 2019)
      Since the end of the last century, we have approached chronic pain through the assumptions of the biopsychosocial model. Not without its critics, this model provides useful scaffolding for the multiple determinants of human ...
    • Inside-out constraints and Description Languages for HPSG 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre (CSLI Publications, 1998)
      An important contrast between most current syntactic frameworks and Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar or Lexical Functional Grammar (hereafter HPSG and LFG respectively) is the common insistence of the latter two on the ...
    • The interface between Syntax and Semantics 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre (Elsevier, 2006)
    • The language-specificity of Conceptual Structure: Path, Fictive Motion, and time relations 

      Bohnemeyer, Jürgen (Oxford University Press, 2010)
      This chapter addresses the encoding of spatial semantics at Conceptual Structure (CS) in the framework proposed by Jackendoff (1983, 1987, 1996, 2002). The central question concerns the aspects of the representation ...
    • The Lexical Source of Unexpressed Participants and their Role in Sentence and Discourse Understanding 

      Koenig, Jean-Pierre; Mauner, Gail; Melinger, Alissa; Bienvenue, Breton (John Benjamins, 2002)
      This chapter presents preliminary evidence that bears on the issue of how unexpressed (agent) participants are represented and when they are included in the representations of agentless passive sentences using two experimental ...