Computational Nonlinear Morphology: With Emphasis on Semitic Languages

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Cambridge University Press, Dec 17, 2001 - Computers - 171 pages
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By the late 1970s phonologists, and later morphologists, had departed from a linear approach for describing morphophonological operations to a nonlinear one. Computational models, however, remain faithful to the linear model, making it very difficult, if not impossible, to implement the morphology of languages whose morphology is nonconcatanative. Computational Nonlinear Morphology aims at presenting a computational system that counters the development in linguistics. It provides a detailed computational analysis of the complex morphophonological phenomena found in Semitic languages based on linguistically motivated models.
 

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Contents

Survey of Semitic Nonlinear Morphology
32
Survey of FiniteState Morphology
47
Survey of Semitic Computational Morphology
59
A Muhitier Nonlinear Model
69
Modeling Semitic Nonlinear Morphology
90
Compilation into Muhitape Automata
121
Conclusion
149
References
155
Subject lndex
168
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George Anton Kiraz is Director of Beth Mardutho: The Syriac Institute and Fellow of the Institute of Christian Oriental Research (The Catholic University of America).

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