Discourse Function & Syntactic Form In Natural Language Generation by Cassandre CreswellDiscourse Function & Syntactic Form In Natural Language Generation by Cassandre Creswell

Discourse Function & Syntactic Form In Natural Language Generation

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Hardcover | November 22, 2004

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Users of natural languages have many word orders with which to encode the same truth-conditional meaning. They choose contextually appropriate strings from these many ways with little conscious effort and with effective communicative results. Previous computational models of when English speakers produce non-canonical word orders, like topicalization, left-dislocation and clefts, fail. The primary goal of this book is to present a better model of when speakers choose to produce certain non-canonical word orders by incorporating the effects of discourse context and speaker goals on syntactic choice. This book makes extensive use of previously unexamined naturally occurring corpus data of non-canonical word order in English, both to illustrate the points of the theoretical model and to train the statistical model.
Cassandre Creswellearned her B.A. in linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has a M.S.E. in computer and information science and a Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She currently resides in Toronto, Canada.
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Title:Discourse Function & Syntactic Form In Natural Language GenerationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:196 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.7 inPublished:November 22, 2004Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415971047

ISBN - 13:9780415971041

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