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Reply to the commentary "Be careful when assuming the obvious", by P. Alday

Autor
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R.
Tipus d'activitat
Article en revista
Revista
Language dynamics and change
Data de publicació
2015-03-02
Volum
5
Número
1
Pàgina inicial
147
Pàgina final
155
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1163/22105832-00501009 Obrir en finestra nova
Repositori
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/28305 Obrir en finestra nova
URL
http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/22105832-00501009 Obrir en finestra nova
Resum
Here we respond to some comments by Alday concerning headedness in linguistic theory and the validity of the assumptions of a mathematical model for word order. For brevity, we focus only on two assumptions: the unit of measurement of dependency length and the monotonicity of the cost of a dependency as a function of its length. We also revise the implicit psychological bias in Alday’s comments. Notwithstanding, Alday is indicating the path for linguistic research with his unusual concerns abo...
Citació
Ferrer-i-Cancho, R. Reply to the commentary "Be careful when assuming the obvious", by P. Alday. "Language dynamics and change", 02 Març 2015, vol. 5, núm. 1, p. 147-155.
Paraules clau
Clitics, Headedness, Language evolution, Principles and parameters theory, Units of measurement, Word order
Grup de recerca
LARCA - Laboratori d'Algorísmia Relacional, Complexitat i Aprenentatge

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