Blochowiak, Joanna

Formal Models in the Study of Language

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Table of contents

1. Formal Models in the Study of Language: Introduction
Joanna Blochowiak, Cristina Grisot, Stéphanie Durrleman, Christopher Laenzlinger

Part I. Linguistic Models

2. A Feature-Based Account of Weak Islands
Christopher Laenzlinger, Gabriela Soare

3. On the Syntax and Pragmatics of Some Clause-Peripheral Positions
Adriana Belletti, Luigi Rizzi

4. Two Challenges for ‘Neo-Sassurean’ Approaches to Morphosyntax
Frederick J. Newmeyer

5. Some Notes on Floating Quantifiers
Genoveva Puskás

6. A Pragmatic and Philosophical Examination of Everett’s Claims About Pirahã
Anne Reboul

7. A Perspective-Based Account of the Imperfective Paradox
Gaetano Fiorin, Denis Delfitto

8. Spatial Deictic Expression in Serbian Ovde, Tamo, Tu; A New Approach
Tijana Ašić

9. The Singular Square: Contrariety and Double Negation from Aristotle to Homer
Laurence R. Horn

10. Connectives: Order, Causality and Beyond
Joanna Blochowiak

Part II. Cognitive Models

11. Irony, Hyperbole, Jokes and Banter
Deirdre Wilson

12. Context in Relevance Theory
Stavros Assimakopoulos

13. Sequential Structure of Discourse Segments Shaped by the Interplay of Recipient Design or Salience
Istvan Kecskes

14. She Said You Said I Saw It with My Own Eyes: A Pragmatic Account of Commitment
Kira Boulat, Didier Maillat

15. Why French Modal Verbs Are not Polysemous, and Other Considerations on Conceptual and Procedural Meanings
Louis Saussure

16. Building and Interpreting Ad Hoc Categories: A Linguistic Analysis
Caterina Mauri

17. Grammar and Theory of Mind in Autism
Stephanie Durrleman

18. The Place of Human Language in the Animal World
Stephen R. Anderson

Part III. Computational Models

19. Temporal Coherence in Discourse: Theory and Application for Machine Translation
Cristina Grisot

20. Discourse Connectives: Theoretical Models and Empirical Validations in Humans and Computers
Sandrine Zufferey, Andrei Popescu-Belis

21. The Interface Between Semantics and Discourse Functions: Exploring the Adjective Possibile in a Corpus of Italian Financial News
Andrea Rocci, Elena Musi

22. What Is Pretty Cannot Be Beautiful? A Corpus-Based Analysis of the Aesthetics of Nature
Jesús Romero-Trillo, Violeta Fuentes

23. When English Meets French: A Case Study in Comparative Diachronic Syntax
Eric Haeberli

24. Some Recent Results on Cross-Linguistic, Corpus-Based Quantitative Modelling of Word Order and Aspect
Paola Merlo

25. Parsing Language-Specific Constructions: The Case of French Pronominal Clitics
Eric Wehrli

Keywords: Linguistics, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Computational Linguistics

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