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Author: Gereon Müller

reflexive structures: Data from object coreference in German. In Arbeiten zur Reflexivierung , ed. Lutz Gunkel, Gereon Müller, and Gisela Zifonun, 25–50. Tübingen: Niemeyer. Fischer, Silke. 2004. Towards an optimal theory of reflexivization. Doctoral Dissertation, Universität Tübingen

In: Passives Cross-Linguistically

Nothing hinges on the exact base position of the external argument at this point. References Aissen, Judith. 1999. Markedness and subject choice in Optimality Theory. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 17:673–711. Alexiadou, Artemis, and Edit

In: Passives Cross-Linguistically
Author: Henk Zeevat
An utterance is normally produced by a speaker in linear time and the hearer normally correctly identifies the speaker intention in linear time and incrementally. This is hard to understand in a standard competence grammar since languages are highly ambiguous and context-free parsing is not linear. Deterministic utterance generation from intention and n-best Bayesian interpretation, based on the production grammar and the prior probabilities that need to be assumed for other perception do much better. The proposed model uses symbolic grammar and derives symbolic semantic representations, but treats interpretation as just another form of perception. Removing interpretation from grammar is not only empirically motivated, but also makes linguistics a much more feasible enterprise.

The importance of Henk Zeevat's new monograph cannot be overstated. Its combination of breadth, formal rigor, and originality is unparalleled in work on the form-meaning interface in human language...Zeevat's is the first proposal which provides a computationally feasible integrated treatment of production and comprehension for pragmatics, semantics, syntax, and even phonology. I recommend it to anyone who combines interests in language, logic, and computation with a sense of adventure. David Beaver, University of Texas at Austin
Author: Yuzhi Shi

on linear generalizations of constructions. According to Langacker (2013) , the rules in linguistics roughly fall into three types: phrasal structure (the generative linguistics), filter (the optimal theory), and schema (the cognitive linguistics and construction grammar). Within the radical

In: Cognitive Semantics