Issues in Mathematical Linguistics

Workshop on Mathematical Linguistics, State College, PA, April 1998

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| Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona
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This brief collection of refereed papers approaches several technical as well as methodological aspects of the mathematical formalization of natural language, particularly in syntax and in semantics. Such kind of investigation is a prerequisite for the computational processing of language and is narrowly related to current developments in other disciplines, namely theoretical computer science and mathematical logic. The volume offers a coherent picture of recent research on the mathematics of language, and may be of interest to a wide audience, from linguists to mathematicians. Detailed indexes of authors and topics provide an easy access to the contents.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
v
Table of Contents
vii
List of Contributors
ix
Commands as binary relations
Claude Del Vigna
1
Generalized minimalist grammars
Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach
19
An infinite hierachy of midly context-sensitive families of languages
Manfred Kudlek, Carlos Martín-Vide and Alexandru Mateescu
53
Some uses and abuses of mathematics in linguistics
Alexis Manaster-Ramer
73
Logical splicing in natural languages
Vincenzo Manca
131
X-families: an approach to the study of families of syntactically similar languages
Carlos Martín-Vide, Gheorghe Păun and Grzegorz Rozenberg
145
Overparsing
José Francisco Quesada
165
Computational complexity in language models
Walter J. Savitch
183
Grammar efficiency and the historical development of word order in French
Relja Vulanovic
193
Author Index
207
Subject Index
211
Subjects
BIC Subject: CF – Linguistics
BISAC Subject: LAN009000 – LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  99044213