Probabilistic Linguistics

Rens Bod

in The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Analysis

Published in print December 2009 | ISBN: 9780199544004
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Linguistics

Probabilistic Linguistics

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Linguistics
  • Grammar, Syntax and Morphology



Probabilistic linguistics takes all linguistic evidence as positive evidence and lets statistics decide. It allows for accurate modelling of gradient phenomena in production and perception, and suggests that rule-like behaviour is no more than a side effect of maximizing probability. This chapter addressing the following issues: How far can probabilistic linguistics be stretched? What can data-oriented parsing (DOP) explain? How can probabilistic linguistics deal with language acquisition? What can Unsupervised DOP learn?

Keywords: linguistic theory; gradient phenomena; probability; statistics; data-oriented parsing; language acquisition

Article.  9707 words. 

Subjects: Linguistics ; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribeRecommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »