Linguistics 726 – Mathematical Linguistics (really: mathematics for and in linguistics)
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Chapter 2 from Andries Coetzee's dissertation
Papers on Trees: HTML document with Links, PDF-file
Links for discussion of Marc Hauser's work (see Lecture 13):
· Marc D. Hauser, Noam Chomsky, and W. Tecumseh Fitch. 2002. The faculty of language: What is it, who has it, and how did it evolve? Science 298(5598):1569-1579, 22 November.
· Thomas Bever and Mario Montalbetti. 2002. Noam's ark. Science 298(5598):1565-1566, 22 November.
· Mark Liberman. September 3, 2003. Update on Fitch & Hauser. Linguist List 15.2450.
· W. Tecumseh Fitch and Mark D. Hauser. 2004. Computational constraints on syntactic processing in a nonhuman primate. Science Magazine 303(5656):377-380, 16 January.
· Pierre Perruchet and Arnaud Rey. 2004. Does the mastery of center-embedded linguistic structures distinguish humans from nonhuman primates? To appear in the Psychonomic Bulletin and Review.
· Mark Liberman. January 16, 2004. Language in humans and monkeys. Language Log.
· Mark Liberman. January 16, 2004. Hi Lo Hi Lo, it's off to formal language theory we go. Language Log.
· Mark Liberman. August 31, 2004. Humans context-free, monkeys finite-state? Apparently not. Language Log.
· Greg Kochanski. 2004. Is a phrase structure grammar the important difference between humans and monkeys? A comment on 'Computational constraints on syntactic processing in a nonhuman primate'.
· Ray Jackendoff and Steven Pinker. In press. The faculty of language: What's special about it? Cognition.