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Automatic Learning of Grammatical Encoding
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 ...
Creating a database and query-tools for the TELL multi-speaker linguistic corpus
(University of Pennsylvania, 2001)
The Turkish Electronic Living Lexicon (TELL; http://socrates.berkeley.edu:7037) represents the first large-scale effort to collect transcribed recordings of a large number of partial morphological paradigms (more than ...
The ecology of documentary and descriptive linguistics
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 ...
Clause combining in Chechen
(John Benjamins, 2003)
Chechen exhibits three major strategies for the combination of clauses: coordination, chaining, and subordination. The major formal characteristics of these three traditional categories of clause linking are discussed ...
Can GOLD “cope” with WALS? Retrofitting an ontology onto the World Atlas of Language Structures
The World Atlas of Language Structures (WALS, Haspelmath et al. 2005) is a large-scale “database of databases” consisting of 141 typological databases, covering a wide range of grammatical features, joined into one ...
Implementation for discovery: A bipartite lexicon to support morphological and syntactic analysis
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2009)
The purpose of this paper is to present and justify aspects of the Montage model of morphology. Montage (Bender et al. 2004) is a long-term project with the goal of building a suite of software tools to assist linguists ...
When arguments become adjuncts: Split configurationality in Leggbó
(Chicago Linguistic Society, 2007)
Leggbó is an Upper Cross language of the Niger-Congo family spoken by about 60,000 people in southeastern Nigeria. In affirmative sentences, it shows SVO word order, but in negative sentences, it shows SOV order. ...
Book review: Childs, G. Tucker (2003). An Introduction to African Languages
(John Benjamins, 2009-02)
Review: Stress, tone, and intonation in Creoles and contact languages (Parth Bhatt and Ingo Plag, eds.)
(John Benjamins, 2008)
There has been a fair amount of research on the prosodic systems of contact languages in recent years (see, e.g., Devonish, 2002; Good, 2004; Gooden, 2003; and Remijsen & van Heuven, 2005, among others). And, at least ...
Tone and accent in Saramaccan: Charting a deep split in the phonology of a language
Saramaccan, an Atlantic creole spoken in Surinam, has traditionally been analyzed as exhibiting a high-tone/low-tone opposition in its lexicon. However, while it is true that part of its lexicon exhibits a robust high/low ...