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Fri 25 Mar 1994
Books: Ling Theory, Formal and Computational Ling
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Banreti Zoltan, ed.: PAPERS IN THE THEORY OF GRAMMAR. Research Institute
for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. Budapest
1994. x, 289 pp. US $ 5 (incl. postage). ISBN 963 8461 71 3.
Distributed by the editor (banretiny01.nytud.hu).
This book is a collection of papers on syntax and modeltheoretic semantics.
The list of authors includes M. Brody, K. E.Kiss, L. Kalman, among others.
Several of the papers address the issue of modularity in the theory of
grammar; other papers focus on problems concerning the syntax--semantics
interface, e.g. thematic roles, or the contribution of NPs and topic--comment
structure to sentence aspect. Argumentation is based extensively on
data from Hungarian.
Walter J. Savitch & Emmon Bach: THE FORMAL COMPLEXITY OF NATURAL
LANGUAGE. This is a paperback reprint which comprises research
papers on the formal (mathematical) structure of natural
language. In addition to older classic papers, the collection
includes papers on such current topics as GPSG and modern
categorial grammar. Although it addresses a number of
mathematical questions and even includes some formal mathematics,
the book is accessible to all linguists, even if they have only
limited formal training in mathematics. Most of the papers deal
with questions about the fit between formal theories of syntax
and the empirical data on natural language. 472 pp.
1-55608-047-6. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email vander
Edward L. Keenan & Leonard M. Faltz: BOOLEAN SEMANTICS FOR
NATURAL LANGUAGE. This is a paperback reprint. 400 pp.
90-277-1842-3. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email vander
Taisuke Nishigauchi: QUANTIFICATION IN THE THEORY OF GRAMMAR.
In this paperback reprint Taisuke Nishigauchi presents a
theoretically-oriented discussion of various issues in the syntax
and logical structure of natural language. The primary data on
which theoretical claims are made are drawn from Japanese-type
languages. It also contains a discussion of related phenomena in
English. The first part of the book treats the nature of the
locality principle and is written in a relatively non-technical
format. The second part looks at the problem of the
quantificational force of WH-phrases. 256 pp.
0-7923-0644-9. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Email vander
MATHEMATICS OF LANGUAGE: Special Issue of "Annals of Mathematics and
Artificial Intelligence". (Edited by W. Zadrozny et al.), Volume 8, 1993
is now available from the publisher.
Table of content: (1) A. Manaster-Ramer, Introduction to Mathematics of
Language; (2) W.J. Savitch, Why it might pay to assume that languages
are infinite; (3) S. Zeitman, Somewhat finite approaches to infinite
sentences; (4) M.P. Singh, A semantics for speech acts; (5) N. Correa,
Attribute & unification grammar: A review and analysis; (6) J. Nerbonne,
A feature based syntax/semantics interface; (7) D.E. Johnson and L.Moss,
Some formal properties of stratified feature grammars; (8) M. A. Moshier,
On completeness theorems for feature logics. Price: Sfr.148.25/US$ 106.00
To order: In the US: J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers, P.O. Box 8577,
Red Bank, NJ 07701-8577. (email: publish at baltzer.nl). All other
countries: J.C. Baltzer AG, Science Publishers, Wettsteinplatz 10,
CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland. (email: publish at baltzer.nl).
COMPUTATIONAL MORPHOLOGY : Morphological Analysis and Generation,
Lemmatization : BIBLIOGRAPHY, by Conrad F. SABOURIN
1994, 492p, ISBN=2-921173-01-8 prepaid US$ 80
INFOLINGUA inc., P.O. Box 187 Snowdon, Montreal, Canada, H3X 3T4
Number of references : Total = 2350, morphological analysis = 1300,
morphological generation = 290, lemmatization = 260, etc.