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    • Prestopped bilabial trills in Sangtam 

      Coupe, Alexander R. (2015)
      This paper discusses the phonetic and phonological features of a typologically rare prestopped bilabial trill and some associated evolving sound changes in the phonology of Sangtam, a Tibeto-Burman language of central ...
    • OMWEdit - the integrated open multilingual wordnet editing system 

      Da Costa, Luis Morgado; Bond, Francis (2015)
      Wordnets play a central role in many natural language processing tasks. This paper introduces a multilingual editing system for the Open Multilingual Wordnet (OMW: Bond and Foster, 2013). Wordnet development, like most ...
    • IMI : a multilingual semantic annotation environment 

      Bond, Francis; Da Costa, Luis Morgado; Le, Tuan Anh (2015)
      Semantic annotated parallel corpora, though rare, play an increasingly important role in natural language processing. These corpora provide valuable data for computational tasks like sense-based machine translation and ...
    • Building Zhong [|], a Chinese HPSG Shared-grammar 

      Fan, Zhenzhen; Song, Sanghoun; Bond, Francis (2015)
      This paper describes some of our attempts in extending Zhong, a Chinese HPSG sharedgrammar. New analyses for two Chinese specific phenomena, reduplication and the SUODE structure, are introduced. The analysis of reduplication ...
    • An HPSG-based Shared-Grammar for the Chinese Languages: ZHONG [|] 

      Fan, Zhenzhen; Song, Sanghoun; Bond, Francis (2015)
      This paper introduces our attempts to model the Chinese language using HPSG and MRS. Chinese refers to a family of various languages including Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese, Min, etc. These languages share a large amount of ...
    • Building an HPSG-based Indonesian resource grammar (INDRA) 

      Moeljadi, David; Bond, Francis; Song, Sanghoun (2015)
      This paper presents the creation and the initial stage development of a broad-coverage Indonesian Resource Grammar (INDRA) within the framework of Head Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) (Pollard and Sag, 1994) and ...
    • Feeling our way to an analysis of English possessed idioms 

      Bond, Francis; Ho, Jia Qian; Flickinger, Daniel (2015)
      This paper describes an analysis for possessive idioms in English (e.g. I twiddle my thumbs’ “I am idle”). The analysis relies on matching at the semantic level, to allow for syntactic variation. It has been implemented ...
    • Passive and pervasive use of a bilingual dictionary in statistical machine translation 

      Tan, Liling; Josef van Genabith; Bond, Francis (2015)
      There are two primary approaches to the use bilingual dictionary in statistical machine translation: (i) the passive approach of appending the parallel training data with a bilingual dictionary and (ii) the pervasive ...
    • A constraint-based analysis of A-NOT-A questions in Mandarin Chinese 

      Wang, Wenjie; Song, Sanghoun; Bond, Francis (2015)
      The A-NOT-A structure is one way to express polar questions in Mandarin Chinese. The present study provides a constraint-based analysis of A-NOT-A questions in Mandarin Chinese within the framework of HPSG (Pollard & Sag, ...
    • Degrees of affectedness and verbal prefixation in Abui (Papuan) 

      Kratochvíl, František; Delpada, Benidiktus (2016)
      This paper deals with the encoding of affectedness in Abui, a Papuan language of Indonesia. Abui is a head-marking language of the rare type where the verbs are marked for their undergoer arguments (So, O) which are split ...
    • A Study of focus and accent in Singapore Malay 

      Hamzah, Diyana; German, James Sneed (2013)
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    • Focus, phrase length, and the distribution of phrase-initial rises in French 

      German, James; D'Imperio, Mariapaola (2010)
      This study addresses the relationship between information structure and intonation in French. More specifically, it tests whether phrase-initial rises (LHi) are associated with the left edge of contrastively focused ...
    • Dialect adaptation and two dimensions of tune 

      German, James Sneed (2012)
      Adaptation to an unfamiliar dialect of one’s native language presents a special case for prosodic learning, since most other aspects of the grammar are held constant. This study explores the representation of two dimensions ...
    • Priming and lexical interference in infancy 

      Styles, Suzy J.; Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Plunkett, Kim (2008)
      Three experiments investigate priming effects in a looking task for infants in their second year. Infants hear two words (prime, target) in quick succession (separated by 200ms), and are presented with a picture pair ...
    • Intonational phonology and prosodic hierarchy in Malay 

      Hamzah, Diyana; German, James Sneed (2014)
      This paper presents original data in support of a new model of intonational phonology for Malay as spoken in Singapore. Building on the Autosegmental-Metrical approach (Beckman & Pierrehumbert, 1986), we propose ...
    • Temiar religions, 1994–2008 

      Benjamin, Geoffrey (2011)
      The Temiars are a Mon-Khmer-speaking upland population of northern Peninsular Malaysia. In the 46 years that the author has been investigating their religious life, they have added several exogenous religious traditions ...
    • Stance-taking with Wo Juede in conversational Chinese 

      Lim, Ni-Eng (2009)
      The present paper deals with one of the most common Mandarin epistemic phrases, Wo Juede, and demonstrates that in addition to epistemic selfexpression, it has also developed addressee-oriented functions to manage the ...
    • Detecting voice disguise from speech variability : analysis of three glottal and vocal tract measures 

      Amin, Talal B.; German, James S.; Marziliano, Pina (2014)
      The deliberate attempt by speakers to conceal their identity (voice disguise) presents a challenge for forensics and for automated speaker identification systems. Using a database of natural and disguised voices of three ...
    • Informational and technological needs of public health inspectors and design of mobile, social media solutions for dengue prevention in Sri Lanka 

      Vijaykumar, Santosh; Lwin, May Oo; Rathnayake, Vajira Sampath; Fernando, Owen Noel Newton; Lim, Gentatsu (2013)
      Background: Among tropical countries, Sri Lanka is among the worst affected by Dengue. In 2012, nearly 40,000 people were affected by Dengue with reports that the capital city of Colombo was the epicentre from which Dengue ...