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context-sensitive language

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Any formal language that is generated by a context-sensitive grammar or, equivalently from another point of view, that is recognized by a linear-bounded automaton.

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context-sensitive language

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

Any formal language that is generated by a context-sensitive grammar or, equivalently from another point of view, that is recognized by a linear-bounded automaton.

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context-sensitive language

Edited by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi and Anne Kerr.

in A Dictionary of Computer Science

January 2016; p ublished online January 2016 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 28 words.

Any formal language that is generated by a *context-sensitive grammar or, equivalently from another point of view, that is recognized by a ...

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context-sensitive language

John Daintith and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of Computing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Computing. 26 words.

Any formal language that is generated by a *context-sensitive grammar or, equivalently from another point of view, that is

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A Context-sensitive Graph Grammar Formalism for the Specification of Visual Languages

Da-Qian Zhang, Kang Zhang and Jiannong Cao.

in The Computer Journal

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Computer Science. 0 words.

Graph grammars may be used as natural and powerful syntax-definition formalisms for visual programming languages. Yet most graph-grammar parsing algorithms presented so far are either unable...

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Mathematical Linguistics

Overview page. Subjects: Linguistics.

This entry includes the following subentries:OverviewGenerative CapacityAutomata Theory and the Chomsky HierarchyContext-Free LanguagesFinite-State LanguagesMildly...

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Davidson's Extensionalist Proposal

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig.

in Donald Davidson

March 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 4394 words.

Discusses Davidson’s initial proposal that requiring a truth theory for a context sensitive language to be extensionally adequate would ipso facto provide a theory that met Tarski’s...

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The epicenter of linguistic behavior

Edward P. Stabler.

in Language Down the Garden Path

August 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 2962 words.

Bever calls grammar “the epicenter of all language behavior” but observes that the relation between grammar and models of linguistic behavior remains unclear. This chapter reviews some...

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Truth and Context Sensitivity

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig.

in Donald Davidson

March 2005; p ublished online July 2005 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy. 6380 words.

Discusses the modifications that have to be made to a truth theory for a context insensitive language to adapt it to a context sensitive language, that is, a language that contains terms...

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Discourse Contextualism II

Alex Silk.

in Discourse Contextualism

August 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 22694 words.

This chapter extends the Discourse Contextualist account from Chapter 3 to capture various embedding phenomena with epistemic modals. The behavior of epistemic modals in several types of...

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Shifting standards?

Jennifer Nagel.

in Knowledge

September 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Epistemology. 4969 words.

Some words have context-sensitivity. Some words (like ‘I’ and ‘now’) are sensitive to the speaker's identity and location in time and space. Others (like ‘big’ and ‘tall’) are sensitive to...

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The Descriptive Theory

Kevin Scharp.

in Replacing Truth

July 2013; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Metaphysics. 24416 words.

Chapter 9 introduces the descriptive theory, on which a truth predicate of a natural language is assessment-sensitive, which means that it has the same content in every context of...

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An Ecological Approach to the Interface between Language and Vision

RAJESH KASTURIRANGAN.

in Functional Features in Language and Space

December 2004; p ublished online January 2010 .

Chapter. Subjects: Psycholinguistics. 6158 words.

Spatial relations are represented in language as well as in perception. On the surface, the relationship between these forms of spatial representation is problematic. Language is schematic...

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Language Uses in Professional Contexts

Mary McGroarty.

in The Oxford Handbook of Applied Linguistics

September 2010; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Linguistics; Sociolinguistics. 6624 words.

The use of language in professional context is the essence of this article. Scholars in several disciplines have studied the language used in professional contexts for many different...

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Computational Models of Language Universals: Expressiveness, Learnability, and Consequences

Edward P. Stabler.

in Language Universals

March 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology. 10498 words.

This chapter reports on research showing that it may be a universal structural property of human languages that they fall into a class of languages defined by mildly context-sensitive...

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Truth‐Theoretic Semantics: Basic Framework

Ernest Lepore and Kirk Ludwig.

in Donald Davidson's Truth-Theoretic Semantics

January 2007; p ublished online May 2008 .

Chapter. Subjects: Philosophy of Language. 15847 words.

This chapter introduces and motivates the compositionality requirement on natural language semantics. It argues that quantifying over meanings is neither necessary nor sufficient for...

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The ecology and machinery of language

Pieter A. M. Seuren.

in Language in Cognition

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 20691 words.

Language is positioned in its ecological setting as part of the human mind, intentionally related to the actual and to virtual worlds and functional in a social force field. Grammar defines...

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Context sensitivity and vagueness patterns

Heather Burnett.

in Gradability in Natural Language

December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 6251 words.

This chapter presents the main empirical patterns associated with adjectival context sensitivity and vagueness. The book argue that the different scale structure classes of adjectives vary...

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context-sensitive grammar

Overview page. Subjects: Computing.

A grammar in which each production has the form αAβ → αγβ where A is a nonterminal and α, β, and γ are arbitrary words with γ nonempty. If γ was allowed to be empty then any type 0...

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Semantics for a Module

Roberto G. de Almeida and Ernie Lepore.

in On Concepts, Modules, and Language

November 2017; p ublished online October 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Cognitive Psychology; Neuropsychology. 11189 words.

Fodor’s The Modularity of Mind (1983) and subsequent work propose a principled distinction between perceptual computations and background knowledge. The chapter argues that language input...

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Roles for a teacher educator in context-sensitive teacher education

Stephen Bax.

in ELT Journal

July 1997; p ublished online July 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Language Acquisition; Teaching English as a Foreign or Second Language; Language Learning (Specific Skills); Language Teaching Theory and Methods. 0 words.

In recent years a good deal of attention has been paid to making language teaching methodology more appropriate to the contexts in which we teach. In teacher education there has been a...

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