List of John Benjamins publications for which Dunstan Brown plays a role.
Variation in pronominal indexing: Lexical stipulation vs. referential properties in Alor-Pantar languages. Studies in Language 38:1, pp. 44–792014.
We examine the role of referential properties and lexical stipulation in three closely related languages of eastern Indonesia, the Alor-Pantar languages Abui, Kamang, and Teiwa. Our focus is on the continuum along which event properties (e.g. volitionality, affectedness) are highly important at one… read more | Article
Morphological complexity and unsupervised learning: Validating Russian inflectional classes using high frequency data. Current Issues in Morphological Theory: (Ir)regularity, analogy and frequency, Kiefer, Ferenc †, Mária Ladányi and Péter Siptár (eds.), pp. 135–1622012.
This paper addresses the question of whether it is possible to use machine learning techniques on linguistic data to validate linguistic theory. We determine how readily inflectional classes recognized by linguists can be inferred by an unsupervised learning method when it is presented with the… read more | Article
The alignment of form and function: Corpus-based evidence from Russian. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 12:4, pp. 511–5342007.
This paper analyses constraints on inflectional syncretism and inflectional allomorphy using frequency information. Syncretism arises where one form is associated with more than one function, whereas inflectional allomorphy occurs where there is more than one inflectional class, and a single… read more | Article
Suppletion is where the word-forms of the same lexeme have phonologically distinct stems. A study of thirty languages shows it to be surprisingly widespread, suggesting resistance to the pressure of paradigmatic levelling. While a major factor in its preservation appears to be the high frequency of… read more | Article
7. Morphology, typology, computation. Morphology 2000: Selected papers from the 9th Morphology Meeting, Vienna, 24–28 February 2000, Bendjaballah, Sabrina, Wolfgang U. Dressler, Oskar E. Pfeiffer and Maria D. Voeikova (eds.), pp. 91–1042002.
Frequency, regularity and the paradigm: A perspective from Russian on a complex relation. Frequency and the Emergence of Linguistic Structure, Bybee, Joan L. and Paul J. Hopper (eds.), pp. 201 ff.2001.