Most popular Computational linguistics books
The most popular Computational linguistics books currently available. Updated weekly.
The book investigates various aspects of Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) that address the challenges arising due to increasing learner and teacher mobility. It deals with two broad areas, i.e. mobile technology for teacher and translator education and technology for mobile language learning, and provides research on classroom practice.
Suitable for researchers and students in the field of corpus linguistics and, secondly, this title offers an introduction to corpus techniques for practitioners of discourse studies. It delves into a variety of language topics and areas including metaphor, irony, evaluation, (im)politeness, stylistics, language change and sociopolitical issues.
This book provides an introduction to the study of words, and how we use words to create meaning. It offers an accessible description of the main properties of words and the organizational principles of the lexicon, based on theoretical accounts and extensive empirical data.
The proposed handbook offers a comprehensive overview of the field of Persian linguistics, discusses its development, and captures critical accounts of cutting edge research within its major subfields. It covers topics including the history and typology of Persian, phonology, syntax, lexicography, language contact, and psycholinguistics.
This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing - the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar - in the Minimalist Framework. Experts in the field show how the abstract theories of the Minimalist Program can be turned into working computer programs for processing sentences and analysing brain activity.
This accessible satellite textbook in the Routledge Intertext explores the nature of the electronic word and presents the new types of text in which it is found.
Proposes a holistic theory of the relation between the sounds, structure, and meaning of language and their relation to mind and brain. This work aims to offer fundamental thinking in linguistics since Noam Chomsky's "Aspects of the Theory of Syntax" in 1965. It also provides insights on the evolution of language, thought, and communication.
Suitable for web and application developers, this book describes various techniques and tools for disseminating information directly to audiences in East Asia. It reflects the considerable impact that Unicode, XML, OpenType, and newer operating systems such as Windows XP, Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux have had on East Asian text processing.
Introduces readers to large-scale literary computing and the revolutionary potential of macroanalysis.
usually called the classical (scientific) attitude (according to which there is a dichotomy between nature and cognition) and suggestions for better understanding of their mutual encroach ment.
Collects for the first time Steven Pinker's most influential scholarly work on language and cognition. Pinker is a highly eminent cognitive scientist, and these essays emphasize the importance of language and its connections to cognition, social relationships, child development, human evolution, and theories of human nature.
This interactive guide to the use of online corpora will be invaluable for teachers and students of English. It demonstrates how to use online corpora and text analysis software to understand different aspects of language, and to formulate and test your own research hypotheses, using data from online corpora as evidence.
An accessible introduction to lexical structure and design, and the relation of the lexicon to grammar as a whole. The Lexicon can be used for introductory and advanced courses, and includes a range of exercises and in-class activities designed to engage students, and help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need.
Stress and accent patterns are organizing features of natural language. This book presents in-depth analysis and research by top scholars investigating the nature of stress and accent patterns in natural language, and it examines the question of how children acquire the stress and accent patterns of their native language.
Originally published: London; New York: Routledge, 2010.
This book argues that major patterns of variation across languages are structured by general principles of efficiency in language use and communication, an approach that has far-reaching theoretical consequences for issues such as ease of processing, language universals, complexity, and competing and cooperating principles.
Chiefly papers presented at PALC 2007, the sixth conference in the biennial cycle of meetings organized by the Dept. of English Language at Lodz University.
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This book is at the very heart of linguistics. It provides the theoretical and methodological framework needed to create a successful linguistic project.
Part one of this book covers all phases of the linguistic annotation process, from annotation scheme design and choice of representation format through both the manual and automatic annotation process, evaluation, and iterative improvement of annotation accuracy.
The book examines one of the most contested topics in linguistics and cognitive science: the role of recursion in language. It offers a precise account of what recursion is, what role it should play in cognitive theories of human knowledge, and how it manifests itself in the mental representations of language and other cognitive domains.
The statistical methodology and R-based coding from this book teach readers the basic and then more advanced skills to work with large data sets in their linguistics research and studies. Massive data sets are now more than ever the basis for work that ranges from usage-based linguistics to the far reaches of applied linguistics.
The author describes the conceptual and formal tools required for building semantic systems capable of understanding text, both for specific tasks such as information extraction and question answering and for broad undertakings such as the Semantic Web.
The volume brings together papers exploring major topics in Discourse Studies in cross-cultural, diachronic and interdisciplinary perspectives. It covers both the field's theoretical foundations and empirical studies. The topics include theoretical issues, media discourse, professional discourse, and political discourse.
This handbook is the first to explore the growing field of experimental semantics and pragmatics. Following an introduction from the editors, the chapters in this volume offer an up-to-date account of research in the field spanning 31 different topics, as well as identifying questions and methods for future research.
The volume draws upon empirical research to investigate how literature is used as a model of spoken language and to develop speaking skills in second and foreign language learning. It is ideal reading for students and researchers of applied linguistics, TESOL and second language acquisition.