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Language Planning as a Sociolinguistic Experiment

By: Ernst Jahr

Provides richly detailed insight into the uniqueness of the Norwegian language development. Marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of the Norwegian nation following centuries of Danish rule

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Acquiring Phonology: A Cross-Generational Case-Study

By Neil Smith

The study also highlights the constructs of current linguistic theory, arguing for distinctive features and the notion 'onset' and against some of the claims of Optimality Theory and Usage-based accounts.

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Language Production and Interpretation: Linguistics meets Cognition

By Henk Zeevat

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. [...] I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation [...]. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin

Academic Paper

Title: 'Modeling Sociocultural phenomena in discourse'
Author: George AaronBroadwell
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Institution: 'University at Albany, State University of New York'
Author: JenniferStromer-Galley
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: TomekStrzalkowski
Institution: 'University at Albany, State University of New York'
Author: SamiraShaikh
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: SarahTaylor
Institution: 'Lockheed Martin Corporation'
Author: TingLiu
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: UmitBoz
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: AlanElia
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: LauraJiao
Institution: 'University at Albany - SUNY'
Author: NickWebb
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.


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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