Mathematical modeling of grammatical diversity supports the historical reality of formal syntax

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Show simple item record Longobardi, Giuseppe Ceolin, Andrea Bortolussi, Luca Guardiano, Cristina Irimia, Monica Alexandrina Michelioudakis, Dimitris Radkevich, Nina Sgarro, Andrea 2016-03-07T09:54:30Z 2016-03-07T09:54:30Z 2016-03-07
dc.identifier.other 457637722 de_DE
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dc.description.abstract Recent studies have taken advantage of computational techniques to investigate the evolution of Indo-European languages [1-3]. However, these methods are not able to overcome the time constraints on lexical evolution, which limit a broader application of the Classical Comparative Method, and therefore cannot be used above the family level. For this reason, evidence from cross-family relationships must come from other domains (e.g. phonetics, [4, 5]). Reference [6] shows that another domain, syntax, is a potential source for cross-family comparison. In this paper, we evaluate the method proposed in [6], the PCM, and argue through a random generation of possible grammars that syntactic distances can be useful to detect signals of historical relatedness above the Indo-European level, within some confidence probabilistic intervals. en
dc.language.iso en de_DE
dc.publisher Universität Tübingen de_DE
dc.rights ubt-podok de_DE
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dc.subject.classification Historische Sprachwissenschaft , Syntax , Grammatik , Phylogenetik de_DE
dc.subject.ddc 400 de_DE
dc.subject.other comparative linguistics en
dc.subject.other phylogenetics en
dc.subject.other principles and parameters en
dc.subject.other Indo-European languages en
dc.title Mathematical modeling of grammatical diversity supports the historical reality of formal syntax en
dc.type ConferencePaper de_DE
utue.publikation.fachbereich Allgemeine u. vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft de_DE
utue.publikation.fakultaet 5 Philosophische Fakultät de_DE
utue.opus.portal CPAL de_DE


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