Linguistics 726 Mathematical Linguistics (really: mathematics for and in linguistics)


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Chapter 2 from Andries Coetzee's dissertation




Hammond et al.


Talking About Trees


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.