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The English Language: From Sound to Sense
by Gerald P. Delahunty, James J. Garvey - Parlor Press , 2010
Written to help readers become independent language analysts capable of critically evaluating claims about the language. It guides its readers on topics including basic assumptions about language and discourse, pronunciation, parts of speech, etc.
Introduction to Phonetics for Students of English, French, German and Spanish
by Rodney Ball - HumBox Project , 2009
A course in phonetics for students of French, German and Spanish. It focuses on the structure and function of the vocal tract, the classification of vowels and consonants, the International Phonetic Alphabet and its use in phonetic transcription.
Developing Linguistic Corpora: a Guide to Good Practice
by Martin Wynne (ed.) - Oxbow Books , 2006
In this volume, a selection of leading experts in various key areas of corpus construction offer advice in a readable and largely non-technical style to help the reader to ensure that their corpus is well designed and fit for the intended purpose.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
by James Champlin Fernald - ManyBooks , 1896
Practical and invaluable guide to clear and precise diction for writers, speakers, students, business and professional men. With notes on the correct use of prepositions; designed as a companion for the study and as a textbook for the use of schools.
Introduction to Probability Theory and Statistics for Linguistics
by Marcus Kracht - UCLA , 2005
Contents: Basic Probability Theory (Conditional Probability, Random Variables, Limit Theorems); Elements of Statistics (Estimators, Tests, Distributions, Correlation and Covariance, Linear Regression, Markov Chains); Probabilistic Linguistics.
An Introduction to Applicative Universal Grammar
by Bernard Paul Sypniewski - Rowan University , 2000
This monograph was written to make it easier for those curious about AUG to understand this interesting linguistic theory. Topics: A description of the semiotic theory of language; Phonology; Genotype Grammar; Phenotype Grammar; and Methodology.
An Introductory Course in Theoretical English Grammar
by Laimutis Valeika, Janina Buitkiene - Vilnius Pedagogical University , 2003
This book is intended for university-level students of English who have already taken a practical grammar course. Our aim is to provide the students with a brief survey of English morphological problems in the light of present-day linguistics.
Notes on Computational Linguistics
by Edward Stabler - UCLA , 2003
What kind of computational device could use a system like a human language? This text explores the computational properties of devices that could compute morphological and syntactic analyses, and recognize semantic relations among sentences.
Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction
by Ivan A. Sag, Thomas Wasow - Center for the Study of Language , 1999
This textbook grew out of our efforts to develop teaching material for the undergraduate-level Introduction to Syntax course. It is particularly well suited to general readers or those who work in disciplines related to linguistics.
An Introduction to Syntactic Analysis and Theory
by H. Koopman, D. Sportiche, E. Stabler - UCLA , 2003
Contents: Morphology; Syntactic analysis; Clauses; Many other phrases; X-bar theory and discontinuities; The model of syntax; Binding and the hierarchical nature of phrase structure; Apparent violations of Locality of Selection; Raising and Control.
Introduction to Linguistics
by Edward Stabler - UCLA , 2010
What are human languages, such that they can be acquired and used as they are? This text surveys some of the most important and recent approaches to this question, breaking the problem up along traditional lines. The emphasis is on methods.
1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue
by Francis Grose - Project Gutenberg , 2004
You don't need to be a philologist or an etymologist to become engrossed in this book on the vulgar tongue, popular language and not crude or coarse talk. It contains the fashionable words and favorite expressions of those olden days.
by Gary Hardegree - UMass Amherst , 2009
Contents: Basic Categorial Syntax; Shortcomings of Standard Categorial Syntax; Expanded Categorial Syntax; Examples of Expanded Categorial Syntax; Categorial Logic; Basic Categorial Semantics; Lambda-Abstraction; Expanded Categorial Semantics; etc.
Introduction to Transformational Grammar
by Kyle Johnson - University of Massachusetts , 2007
These are the always evolving notes from an introductory course on syntactic theory taught at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Its target audience is first-year graduate students, but no background exposure to syntax is presupposed.
A Theory of Language and Mind
by Ermanno Bencivenga - University of California Press , 1997
The author offers a stylistically and conceptually exciting investigation of the nature of language, mind, and personhood and the many ways the three connect. Bencivenga contests the basic assumptions of analytic approaches to these topics.
Lectures on The Science of Language
by Max Mueller - Charles Scribner , 1862
The book should attract the attention, not only of the scholar, but of the philosopher, the historian, and the theologian, to a science which concerns them all, and which teaches us that there is more in words than is dreamt of in our philosophy.
by Zellig S. Harris - University Of Chicago Press , 1960
This set of structural methods for descriptive linguistics is intended both for students of linguistics and for persons who may be interested in linguistics. The techniques are given here in some detail, without employing the terminology of logic.
The Official Dictionary of Unofficial English
by Grant Barrett - McGraw-Hill , 2006
The Dictionary presents more than 750 words that have unofficially joined the English language. These words are hot off the street, new even to cyberspace. Each entry features a definition, etymology, and at least three citations from print.
Word Study and English Grammar
by Frederick W. Hamilton - Committee on education , 1918
Word study and English grammar are important for several reasons. A man's use of words is commonly taken as a measure of his knowledge and even of his intelligence. Carelessness often causes a man to be held in much less esteem than he deserves.
How Language Works
by Michael Gasser - Indiana University , 2006
The book discusses words and word meaning, phonological categories, phonological processes, the ways in which the units of word form interact with one another, compositionality, the productivity and flexibility of language, etc.
Less Than Words Can Say
by Richard Mitchell - Little, Brown , 1979
Author takes examples of bad writing and rips them to shreds. These mistakes are revelations about the mind that wrote them. The examples of bad writing that come from educators are given special attention. Mitchell's first book is also his best.
Economics and Language
by Ariel Rubinstein - Cambridge University Press , 2000
Five essays investigating both the economics of language and the language of economics. The author touches on the structure of binary relations in daily language, the evolutionary development of the meaning of words, and more.
Language, Proof and Logic
by Jon Barwise, John Etchemendy - Center for the Study of Language , 2002
The book covers the boolean connectives, formal proof techniques, quantifiers, basic set theory, induction, proofs of soundness and completeness for propositional and predicate logic, and an accessible sketch of Godel's first incompleteness theorem.
by Igor Boshakov, Alexander Gelbukh , 2004
The book focuses on the basic set of ideas and facts from the fundamental science necessary for the creation of intelligent language processing tools, without going deeply into the details of specific algorithms or toy systems.