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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 ...
An information structure template in Bantoid
presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago, 6 January 2008
What are we trying to preserve? Diversity, change, and ideology at the edge of the Cameroonian Grassfields
(Oxford University Press, 2014)
Discussions of endangered languages often frame language death as being associated with the loss of knowledge as embedded in a particular language. At the same time, it is also clear that the losses associated with ...
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 ...
Affix-placement variation in Turkish
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 ...
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 ...
A Grand Challenge for Linguistics: Scaling Up and Integrating Models
The preeminent grand challenge facing the field of linguistics is the integration of theories and analyses from different levels of linguistic structure and aspects of language use to develop comprehensive models of language. ...