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Modeling and Encoding Traditional Wordlists for Machine Applications
(Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010)
This paper describes work being done on the modeling and encoding of a legacy resource, the traditional descriptive wordlist, in ways that make its data accessible to NLP applications. We describe an abstract model ...
Typologizing grammatical complexities or Why creoles may be paradigmatically simple but syntagmatically average
(John Benjamins, 2012)
An important theme in work attempting to situate creoles with respect to non-creoles typologically is the extent to which it can be said that creole grammars are relatively simple from a cross-linguistic perspective. ...
Languoid, Doculect and Glossonym: Formalizing the Notion ‘Language’
(University of Hawaii Press, 2013)
It is perfectly reasonable for laypeople and non-linguistic scholars to use names for languages without reflecting on the proper definition of the objects referred to by these names. Simply using a name like English or ...
Paradigmatic complexity in pidgins and creoles
(Edinburgh University Press, 2015)
The last decade has seen increasing attention paid to questions of grammatical complexity, in particular regarding the extent to which some languages can be said to be more “complex” than others, whether globally or with ...
Commentary on the Bostoen et al.’s Middle to Late Holocene paleoclimatic change and the early Bantu Expansion in the rain forests of western Central Africa
(University of Chicago Press, 2015)
The paper by Bostoen et al. is a landmark attempt to synthesize results from a range of disciplines in order to refine our understanding of the Bantu expansion. It comes at an important moment in the field of linguistics ...
The Typology of Templates
(Language and Linguistics Compass, 2011-09)
The notion of a template has been used in a number of linguistic domains to refer to grammatical patterns where the form of some linguistic constituent appears to be well conceptualized as consisting of a fixed linear ...
How to become a “Kwa” noun
(Springer Netherlands, 2012-03-21)
An important problem of comparative Niger-Congo morphology is understanding the processes that relate word structures in languages of the isolating “Kwa” type to those of the agglutinating “Bantu” type. A salient sub-problem ...
Ethical issues in legacy language resources
(Language and Communication, 2010-06)
Recently, there has been extensive work in linguistics to develop recommendations for digitizing legacy language materials. However, relatively little work has been done on the social and legal concerns regarding rights ...
Modeling Wordlists via Semantic Web Technologies
We describe an abstract model for the traditional linguistic wordlist and provide an instantiation of the model in RDF/XML intended to be usable both for linguistic research and machine applications.
Editorial Statement: Language Dynamics and Change
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2011)
It is a great pleasure to present the first issue of Language Dynamics and Change. LDC welcomes papers on all aspects of historical linguistics, including submissions bridging the gap between historical linguistics and ...