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The book examines one of the most contested topics in linguistics and cognitive science: the role of recursion in language. It offers a precise account of what recursion is, what role it should play in cognitive theories of human knowledge, and how it manifests itself in the mental representations of...
The volume presents Louw's Contextual Prosodic Theory from its beginnings to its newest applications. It journeys from delexicalisation and relexicalisation into Semantic Prosody and then to the heart of its contextual requirements within collocation and the thinking of J.R. Firth. Once there, it moves much of Firth's and Malinowski's thinking...
This textbook approaches second language acquisition from the perspective of generative linguistics. It reviews the last thirty years of research in the field, focussing in particular on how the second or additional language is represented in the mind and how it is used in communication
Offers a unique perspective on linguistics by discussing the development of computer programs that will assign particular sounds to meanings and, conversely, meanings to particular sounds.
Genre-based Automated Writing Evaluation for L2 Research Writing: From Design to Evaluation and Enhancement
By Elena Cotos
Research writing and teaching is a great challenge for novice scholars, especially L2 writers. This book presents a compelling and much-needed automated writing evaluation AWE reinforcement to L2 research writing pedagogy.
This book covers current debates on the synergy of Corpus Linguistics and Pragmatics research, discussing pragmatic analyses of corpora in new technological domains and the pragmatic description of spoken corpora from various theoretical traditions.
Surveying new directions of research and development in the interdisciplinary framework where ontologies and lexical resources intersect, this book deals with the complex relation between lexicons in different languages and the underlying ontological model.
By Luis Lopez
A novel view of the syntax-semantics interface that analyzes the behavior of indefinite objects. In Indefinite Objects, Luis Lopez presents a novel approach to the syntax-semantics interface using indefinite noun phrases as a database. Traditional approaches map structural configurations to semantic interpretations directly; Lopez links configuration to a mode of...
Originally published: London; New York: Routledge, 2010.