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Words in Time and Place: Exploring Language Through the Historical Thesaurus of the Oxford English Dictionary

By David Crystal

Offers a unique view of the English language and its development, and includes witty commentary and anecdotes along the way.


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The Indo-European Controversy: Facts and Fallacies in Historical Linguistics

By Asya Pereltsvaig and Martin W. Lewis

This book "asserts that the origin and spread of languages must be examined primarily through the time-tested techniques of linguistic analysis, rather than those of evolutionary biology" and "defends traditional practices in historical linguistics while remaining open to new techniques, including computational methods" and "will appeal to readers interested in world history and world geography."


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Title: An Essay on Contraction
Written By: Andre Fuhrmann
Description:

This book generalizes earlier theories of belief change to cover all kinds of changes of sets by sets. The principal focus is still on changes of belief sets in response to new evidence. But the formal theory extends to all domains with a closure operation and a preference structure, including, for example, systems of action. Contraction is the key notion; all other changes can be defined. Various new applications of the theory are outlined. A sentential version of contraction, subtraction, is proposed as a formal counterpart to "except"-locutions in natural language. Connections are emphasized with other areas at the interface between philosophical logic and artificial intelligence such as reasoning form default assumptions or from inconsistent premises.

Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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ISBN: 1575860554
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Pages: 120

 
 
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ISBN: 1575860546
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