18.149, Books: Computational Ling/Writing Systems: Sproat

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Subject: 18.149, Books: Computational Ling/Writing Systems: Sproat

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Date: 10-Jan-2007
From: Daniel Davies < ddavies at cambridge.org >
Subject: A Computational Theory of Writing Systems: Sproat 

	
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Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 11:42:25
From: Daniel Davies < ddavies at cambridge.org >
Subject: A Computational Theory of Writing Systems: Sproat 
 



Title: A Computational Theory of Writing Systems 
Series Title: Studies in Natural Language Processing  

Publication Year: 2006 
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
	   http://us.cambridge.org
	
Author: Richard Sproat

Paperback: ISBN: 0521034221 Pages: 254 Price: U.K. £ 22.99
Paperback: ISBN: 0521034221 Pages: 254 Price: U.S. $ 39.99


Abstract:

This book develops a formal computational theory of writing systems. It
offers specific proposals about the linguistic objects that are represented
by orthographic elements; what levels of linguistic representation are
involved and how they may differ across writing systems; and what formal
constraints hold of the mapping relation between linguistic and
orthographic elements. Based on the insights gained, Sproat then proposes a
taxonomy of writing systems. The treatment of theoretical linguistic issues
and their computational implementation is complemented with discussion of
empirical psycholinguistic work on reading and its relevance for the
computational model developed here. Throughout, the model is illustrated
with a number of detailed case studies of writing systems around the world.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers in a variety of
fields, including theoretical and computational linguistics, the
psycholinguistics of reading and writing, and speech technology. 



List of figures 
List of tables
Preface
1. Reading devices 
2. Regularity
3. ORL depth and consistency 
4. Linguistic elements 
5. Psycholinguistic evidence 
6. Further Issues
Bibliography 
Index
		
 "...this is easily the most original piece of writing in linguistics that
I have read in the last ten years."  Gerald Penn, Written Language & Literacy 


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
                     Writing Systems


Written In: English  (eng)
	
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