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The goal of this paper is to introduce, by means of the detailed analysis of a single grammatical problem, the rudiments of a grammatical theory which assigns a central role to the notion of grammatical construction. To adopt a constructional approach is to undertake a commitment in principle to account for the entirety of each language. 2 This means that(More)
To date, studies of deceptive speech have largely been confined to descriptive studies and observations from subjects, researchers , or practitioners, with few empirical studies of the specific lexical or acoustic/prosodic features which may characterize deceptive speech. We present results from a study seeking to distinguish deceptive from non-deceptive(More)
We propose a novel approach to extraposi-tion in German within an alternative conception of syntax in which syntactic structure and linear order are mediated not via encodings of hierarchical relations but instead via order domains. At the heart of our proposal is a new kind of domain formation which affords analyses of extrapo-sition constructions that are(More)
This thesis describes a proposal for the treatment of derivation as part of a lexical component for HPSG. The system is not based on a `syntax of words', but solely on a hierarchical structure of the lexicon. The approach is motivated by a detailed study of bar-adjectives in German. The analysis of data from corpora has shown that a word-syntax alone is not(More)
English 'dative-movement' or 'ditransitive' phenomena are examined within both a non-monotonic approach to Construction Grammar (CG) influenced by Cognitive Linguistics and a monotonic CG approach. It is argued that the latter gives better empirical coverage and is theoretically simpler. Also an account of the argument/adjunct distinction is developed(More)
Reverberation in speech degrades the performance of speech recognition systems, leading to higher word error rates. Human listeners can often ignore reverberation, indicating that the auditory system somehow compensates for reverberation degradations. In this work, we present robust acoustic features motivated by the knowledge gained from human speech(More)
This paper describes a prototype system for near-real-time spontaneous, bidirectional translation between spoken English and Pashto, a language presenting many technological challenges because of its lack of resources, including both data and expert knowledge. Development of the prototype is ongoing, and we propose to demonstrate a fully functional version(More)