Bernhard Wälchli

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This paper discusses a multidimensional probabilistic semantic map of lexical motion verb stems based on data collected from parallel texts (viz. translations of the Gospel according to Mark) for 100 languages from all continents. The crosslinguistic diversity of lexical semantics in motion verbs is illustrated in detail for the domain of ‘go’, ‘come’, and(More)
We report a case of leakage of irrigation fluid into the extra-articular soft tissue, due to rupture of a Baker's cyst during arthroscopy of the knee joint. A four – quadrant fasciotomy of the calf musculature was performed to prevent the devasting ischemic complications of an imminent compartment syndrome. A survey of the literature reveals no consensus(More)
This paper presents a novel Visual Analytics approach that helps linguistic researchers to explore the world’s languages with respect to several important tasks: (1) The comparison of manually and automatically extracted language features across languages and within the context of language genealogy, (2) the exploration of interrelations among several of(More)
We report a case of leakage of irrigation fluid into the extra-articular soft tissue, due to rupture of a Baker's cyst during arthroscopy of the knee joint. A four-quadrant fasciotomy of the calf musculature was performed to prevent the devasting ischemic complications of an imminent compartment syndrome. A survey of the literature reveals no consensus(More)
Opportunistic perception verbs (‘see’, ‘hear’, as opposed to explorative perception verbs, ‘look’, ‘listen’) express the opportunity for perception and are conditionoriented (exposure, i.e. the perceiver’s exposure to a percept), not participantoriented, in their aspectual structure. the Baltic languages, as other languages in Central, East, and Northern(More)
This paper proposes a set of principles and methodologies for the crosslinguistic investigation of grammatical complexity and applies them to the in-depth study of one grammatical domain, gender. The complexity of gender is modeled on the basis of crosslinguistically documented properties of gender systems and by taking into consideration interactions(More)