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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 ...
Modeling contested categorization in linguistic databases
A fundamental problem in the design of linguistic databases is finding effective ways to encode content which is of a contested nature—that is, content which involves data for which there is no general consensus on how ...
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.
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 ...
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 ...
Review of Contribution de la linguistique `a l’histoire des peuples du Gabon: La m´ethode comparative et son application au bantu by Patrick Mouguiama-Daouda.
(John Benjamins, 2008)
While the basic genetic unity of the Bantu family has been recognized for a century and a half (see Schadeberg (2003: 144–146)), important aspects of its internal composition and external relationships remain poorly ...
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 ...