George Aaron Broadwell

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The analysis has benefited immensely from discussions with, and (often extensive) comments from, the following colleagues: and Wuppertaler Linguistisches Kolloquium. I owe a particular debt to Alan Prince and Paul Smolensky, for their extremely generous contributions to this work, and to Vieri Samek-Lodovici for his invaluable scrutiny of the manuscript.(More)
This article describes our novel approach to the automated detection and analysis of metaphors in text. We employ robust, quantitative language processing to implement a system prototype combined with sound social science methods for validation. We show results in 4 different languages and discuss how our methods are a significant step forward from(More)
1. Introduction Binding theory originates with the attempt to account for the interpretations of ordinary and reflexive pronouns. However, binding theory has also been extended to the analysis of a range of data beyond those that originally motivated it. Switch-reference, a grammatical phenomenon found in many Native American and Papuan languages, is one(More)
We present in this paper, the application of a novel approach to computational modeling, understanding and detection of social phenomena in online multi-party discourse. A two-tiered approach was developed to detect a collection of social phenomena deployed by participants, such as topic control, task control, disagreement and involvement. We discuss how(More)
In this paper, we describe our experience with collecting and creating an annotated corpus of multi-party online conversations in a chat-room environment. This effort is part of a larger project to develop computational models of social phenomena such as agenda control , influence, and leadership in on-line interactions. Such models will help capturing the(More)
In this paper, we describe a novel approach to computational modeling and understanding of social and cultural phenomena in multi-party dialogues. We developed a two-tier approach in which we first detect and classify certain sociolinguistic behaviors, including topic control, disagreement, and involvement, that serve as first-order models from which(More)
1 Order and PS-rules In standard theory, phrase structure rules encode both dominance relationship and precedence relationships. Various linguists have suggested that these two ideas can be disentangled so that the PS-rules tell us only what the dominance relationships are, while a separate set of rules or principles tell us what the linear order should be.(More)
In this article, we present a novel approach towards the detection and modeling of complex social phenomena in multi-party discourse, including leadership, influence, pursuit of power and group cohesion. We have developed a two-tier approach that relies on observable and computable linguistic features of conversational text to make predictions about(More)
Kaqchikel is a Mayan language spoken by about half a million people in Guatemala. This paper reports on the dialect of Patzicía as spoken by Alberto Esquit Choy. The paper largely uses the conventions of the national orthography, in which <x> = [ • ], <tz> = [°], <ä> = [c], <q> is a uvular stop and apostrophe = glottal stop (following a vowel) or(More)