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The Social Origins of Language

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Presents a new theoretical framework for the origins of human language and sets key issues in language evolution in their wider context within biological and cultural evolution


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Preposition Placement in English: A Usage-Based Approach

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This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'


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Title: Modeling Sociocultural phenomena in discourse
Author: George Aaron Broadwell
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Institution: University at Albany, State University of New York
Author: Jennifer Stromer-Galley
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Tomek Strzalkowski
Institution: University at Albany, State University of New York
Author: Samira Shaikh
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Sarah Taylor
Institution: Lockheed Martin Corporation
Author: Ting Liu
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Umit Boz
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Alan Elia
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Laura Jiao
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Author: Nick Webb
Institution: University at Albany - SUNY
Linguistic Field: Computational Linguistics
Abstract: In this paper, we describe a novel approach to computational modeling and understanding of social and cultural phenomena in multi-party dialogues. We developed a two-tier approach in which we first detect and classify certain sociolinguistic behaviors, including topic control, disagreement, and involvement, that serve as first-order models from which presence the higher level social roles, such as leadership, may be inferred.

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This article appears in Natural Language Engineering Vol. 19, Issue 2, which you can read on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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