[Corpora-List] Broader linguistic resources

Isabella.Chiari at uniroma1.it Isabella.Chiari at uniroma1.it
Tue Feb 12 19:09:22 CET 2013


I personally like and suggest Introduction to Language, by Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams (Cengage Learning 2011). It is very nice for those with no prior knowledge and evoques significant issues with examples.

Best regards, Isabella Chiari

Il giorno 12/feb/2013, alle ore 18:51, "Diana Santos" <dianamsmpsantos at gmail.com> ha scritto:


> A completeley different way, but which I think could be interesting to
> pursue, would be Keith Johnson's Quantitative methods in linguistics.
> Blackwell, 2008.
>
> Although its purpose is to teach statistics, he uses examples from
> almost all kinds of linguistic areas, and therefore may provide a nice
> introduction to all sorts of other relevant linguistic areas of
> inquiry, given that your concern is precisely that, if an NLPer is for
> example in syntax, s/he has no knowledge of sociolinguistics,
> phonetics or psycholinguistics, to name just a few of the other areas
> covered by that book.
>
> Another one which is certainly outdated but has its merits for exactly
> introducing the reader to a broad range of issues is Computers and
> human language, by George W. Smith, 1991. I used it when I taught NLP
> to computer science students back in 1994 :-)
>
> Hope to have helped,
> Diana
> --
> Diana Santos
> Univ. of Oslo
>
> 2013/2/12 Mcenery, Tony <a.mcenery at lancaster.ac.uk>:
> > For a very broad introduction to the study of the English language, there is:
> >
> > J. Culpeper, F. Katamba, P. Kerswill, R. Wodak, T. McEnery (Eds.) (2009) English Language: Description, Variation and Context
Basingstoke: Palgrave.
> >
> >
> >
> > ________________________________________
> > From: corpora-bounces at uib.no [corpora-bounces at uib.no] on behalf of Dominic P Rout [d.rout at sheffield.ac.uk]
> > Sent: 12 February 2013 13:55
> > To: corpora at uib.no
> > Subject: [Corpora-List] Broader linguistic resources
> >
> > Hello all
> >
> > I was recently discussing the work of Steven Pinker with a colleague,
> > and we talked about how one thing lacked by many PhD students in NLP
> > is a broader understanding of language, outside of their chosen field.
> >
> > It was suggested that I ask this list the following question:
> >
> > What are some useful, broad and accessible overview books about
> > language (specifically in English) that might be useful to a student
> > of NLP wishing to broaden their horizons?
> >
> > Does anyone have any answers, or starting points?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Dominic Rout
> > PhD Student
> > Natural Language Processing Group
> > The University of Sheffield
> > http://domrout.co.uk
> >
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