The Resource Productivity and reuse in language : a theory of linguistic computation and storage, Timothy J. O'Donnell

Productivity and reuse in language : a theory of linguistic computation and storage, Timothy J. O'Donnell

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Productivity and reuse in language : a theory of linguistic computation and storage
Title
Productivity and reuse in language
Title remainder
a theory of linguistic computation and storage
Statement of responsibility
Timothy J. O'Donnell
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Language
eng
Summary
"Language allows us to express and comprehend an unbounded number of thoughts. This fundamental and much-celebrated property is made possible by a division of labor between a large inventory of stored items (e.g., affixes, words, idioms) and a computational system that productively combines these stored units on the fly to create a potentially unlimited array of new expressions. A language learner must discover a language's productive, reusable units and determine which computational processes can give rise to new expressions. But how does the learner differentiate between the reusable, generalizable units (for example, the affix -ness, as in coolness, orderliness, cheapness) and apparent units that do not actually generalize in practice (for example, -th, as in warmth but not coolth)? In this book, Timothy O'Donnell proposes a formal computational model, Fragment Grammars, to answer these questions. This model treats productivity and reuse as the target of inference in a probabilistic framework, asking how an optimal agent can make use of the distribution of forms in the linguistic input to learn the distribution of productive word-formation processes and reusable units in a given language"--MIT CogNet
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1977-
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O'Donnell, Timothy J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
P37.5.M46
LC item number
O36 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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MIT CogNet
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  • Psycholinguistics
  • Memory
  • Language and languages
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Cognition
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Language acquisition
  • LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Historical & Comparative
  • SCIENCE / Cognitive Science
  • Cognition
  • Cognitive grammar
  • Language acquisition
  • Language and languages
  • Memory
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
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Productivity and reuse in language : a theory of linguistic computation and storage, Timothy J. O'Donnell
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-331) and index
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
  • Past-tense inflectional classes
  • Derivational suffixes
  • Introduction
  • The framework
  • Formalization of the models and Inference
  • The english past tense: abstraction and Competition
  • The english past tense: simulations
  • English derivational morphology: Productivity, Processing, and Ordering
  • English derivational morphology: Simulations
  • Conclusion
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Extent
1 online resource (xii, 337 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780262326803
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt17kkqdx
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  • (OCoLC)921143252
  • (OCoLC)ocn921143252
Label
Productivity and reuse in language : a theory of linguistic computation and storage, Timothy J. O'Donnell
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-331) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Past-tense inflectional classes
  • Derivational suffixes
  • Introduction
  • The framework
  • Formalization of the models and Inference
  • The english past tense: abstraction and Competition
  • The english past tense: simulations
  • English derivational morphology: Productivity, Processing, and Ordering
  • English derivational morphology: Simulations
  • Conclusion
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 337 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262326803
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt17kkqdx
System control number
  • (OCoLC)921143252
  • (OCoLC)ocn921143252

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