This book presents a new theory of grammatical categories - the Universal Spine Hypothesis - and reinforces generative notions of Universal Grammar while accommodating insights from linguistic typology.
Viktor Pekar. Modeling Semantic Coherence from Corpus Data: The Fact and the Frequency of a Co-occurrence. William D. Lewis. Measuring Conceptual Distance Using WordNet: The Design of a Metric for Measuring Semantic Similarity. Erin L. O'Bryan. Syntax in Performance: Minimalist Derivation in the Late Assignment of Syntax Theory. Rachel L. Hayes. The Perception of Novel Phoneme Contrasts in a Second Language: A Developmental Study of Native Speakers of English Learning Japanese Singleton and Geminate Consonant Contrasts. Sylvie Porhiel. Organizing Linguistic Data: Thematic Introducers as an Example.
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