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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. ...
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.
Deconstructing descriptive grammars
(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 ...
‘Community’ collaboration in Africa: Experiences from Northwest Cameroon
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 ...
Data and language documentation
(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 ...
Why is Saramaccan Different?
Saramaccan is an Atlantic creole spoken mostly in Suriname by about 26,000 people (according to the Ethnologue).
The central question which I will be trying to answer here is where principles governing the linear organization of linguistic constituents “belong” in a standard componential model of grammar.
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 ...