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Syntactic complexity

diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution

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Published by John Benjamins Pub. Co. in Amsterdam, Philadelphia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Syntax

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    Statementedited by T. Givón and Masayoshi Shibatani.
    SeriesTypological studies in language -- v. 85
    ContributionsGivón, Talmy, 1936-, Shibatani, Masayoshi.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP291 .S952 2009
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22842675M
    ISBN 109789027229991, 9789027230003
    LC Control Number2008053096

      This volume surveys the phenomenon of syntactic complexity in a diversity of languages and from a diversity of theoretical perspectives. The topics include clause combining strategies such as relative, complement, and adverbial clauses, serialization, clausal nominalizations, but also the switch reference systems involved in clause chains, the role of insubordination and the influence of Pages:   T1 - Syntactic Complexity Metrics and the Readability of Programs in a Functional Computer Language. AU - van den Berg, Klaas. PY - /8. Y1 - /8. N2 - This article reports on the defintion and the measutement of the software complexity metrics of Halstead and McCabe for programs written in the functional programming language by: 2.

    syntactic complexity and to examine the effect of such increases on the quality of written composition; and (b) a set of diverse studies which examine the relationship between syntactic complexity and writing quality. The conclusions are: (a) that neither T-unit length. syntactic complexity and lexical features of writing samples from Iris Murdoch, a renowned Irish author diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease shortly after publishing in her last book in a long, award-winning writing career. Murdoch’s clinical records including brain imaging and pathology results were used to confirm both the clinical Cited by:

    While length is not the only determinant of syntactic complexity, in general, longer sentences are more complex. One of the major ways that sentences become longer is by adding modifiers to nouns. Grammarians use the term noun phrase (NP) to define a noun and all the words that modify by: 2. Semantic vs. Syntactic Complexity Classes. Ask Question Asked 9 years, 6 months ago. Active 5 years, 2 months ago. Viewed 3k times 11 $\begingroup$ In his "Computational Complexity" book, Papadimitriou writes: RP is in some sense a new and unusual kind of complexity class. Not any polynomially bounded nondeterministic Turing machine can be.


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This study explores the relationship between syntactic complexity and writing quality in assessed source-based research papers produced by ESL undergraduate writers in a first-year writing course through a combination of holistic and fine-grained measures of by: 3.

Complex hierarchic syntax is a hallmark of human language. The highest level of syntactic complexity, recursive-embedded clauses, has been singled out by some for a special status as the evolutionary apex of the uniquely - human language faculty - evolutionary yet mysteriously immune to Darwinian adaptive selection.

Prof. Givón's book treats syntactic complexity as an integral part of the. Syntactic complexity was examined multi-dimensionally with eight global- and local-level measures. It was revealed that the argumentative task elicited the greatest syntactic complexity for seven out of the eight measures, among which indices for the two global syntactic complexity measures showed significant differences from those for all the Author: Weiwei Syntactic complexity book.

Syntactic Complexity 1 Abstract One factor which contributes to the difficulty that a reader may encounter in reading a text is the syntactic complexity of the constructions used in the text. This report focuses on one particular type of sentence struc.

Complex hierarchic syntax is a hallmark of human language. The highest level of syntactic complexity, recursive-embedded clauses, has been singled out by some for a special status as the evolutionary apex of the uniquely - human language faculty - evolutionary yet mysteriously immune to Darwinian adaptive selection.

Prof. Givón's book treats syntactic complexity as an integral part of the Cited by: : Syntactic Complexity: Diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution (Typological Studies in Language) (): Givón, T., Shibatani.

syntactic complexity and writing quality could take learner and teacher cognition into account, exploring the factors contributing to writing and rating decisions or awareness of the complexity.

Syntactic complexity studies are increasingly adopting the view that syntactic complexity should be operationalized as a “multidimensional construct” (Norris & Ortega, ), encompassing global (e.g., mean length of T-unit), clausal (e.g., subordinated or coordinated clauses per T-unit), and phrasal (e.g., mean length of clause, complex Cited by: 3.

Language complexity is a topic in linguistics which can be divided into several sub-topics such as phonological, morphological, syntactic, and semantic complexity. The subject also carries importance for language evolution.

Although the concept of language complexity is an old one, the current interest has largely emerged since the beginning of the 21st century as it was previously considered. Syntactic complexity, thus considered in objective and quantitative terms, is distinct from the broader and more subjective notion of difficulty, referring to the mental ease or difficulty with which particular linguistic items are learned and processed (Bulté & Housen, 23–24).Cited by: 1.

We describe a computational system for automatic analysis of syntactic complexity in second language writing using fourteen different measures that have been explored or proposed in studies of second language development.

The system takes a written language sample as input and produces fourteen indices of syntactic complexity of the sample based on these by: Syntactic complexity as an indicator in the study of English learners’ language proficiency has been frequently employed in language development assessment.

Using the Syntactic Complexity Analyzer, developed by Lu (), this article collected data representing the syntactic complexity indexes from the writing of Chinese non-English major students and from the writing of proficient users of Cited by: 3.

: The Genesis of Syntactic Complexity: Diachrony, ontogeny, neuro-cognition, evolution (): T. Givón: BooksCited by: Terminology. Numerous labels such as Chaos Theory, Complexity Theory, Chaos/Complexity Theory, Dynamic Systems Theory, Usage-based Theory have been used to the study of second language acquisition from a dynamic approach.

However, Kees de Bot recommended the term Complex Dynamic Systems Theory in a chapter in Ortega and Han's edited book entitled 'Complexity Theory and. Book Description The volume examines syntactic complexity from an acquisitional perspective, which offers a peculiarly grounded starting point when dealing with linguistic complexity, under the assumption that what is simpler is acquired earlier than what must be thought of as complex.

L2 Syntactic Complexity Analyzer Xiaofei Lu. About. L2 Syntactic Complexity Analyzer is designed to automate syntactic complexity analysis of written English language samples produced by advanced learners of English using fourteen different measures proposed in the. "This volume surveys the phenomenon of syntactic complexity in a diversity of languages and from a diversity of theoretical perspectives.

The topics include clause combining strategies such as relative, complement, and adverbial clauses, serialization, clausal nominalizations, but also the switch reference systems involved in clause chains, the role of insubordination and the influence of.

Lexical Complexity Analyzer Xiaofei Lu. About. Lexical Complexity Analyzer is designed to automate lexical complexity analysis of English texts using 25 different measures of lexical density, variation and sophistication proposed in the first and second language development literature.

Proficiency‐related variation in syntactic complexity: A study of English L1 and L2 oral descriptive discourse. Craig Lambert; Sachiko Nakamura; Pages: ; First Published: 27 June ; Abstract; Full text PDF; References; Request permissions; BOOK REVIEWS.

Chinese as a Second Language Assessment. Chao Han; Pages: ; First. The genesis of syntactic complexity along these two developmental trends is considered alongside with the cognition and neurology of grammar and of syntactic complexity, and the evolutionary relevance of diachrony, ontogeny and pidginization is argued on general bio-evolutionary :.

In this paper, we investigate whether or not syntactic complexity exerts an influence on the frequency of stuttering in adolescent speech. Fourteen adolescents, 7 of whom stuttered, and 7 of whom were normally fluent, ages 10–18 years, participated in a sentence imitation task in which stimuli were divided into three classes of grammatical Cited by:   Given both (1) overall differences between the spoken and written domain in terms of overall sentence complexity, and (2) the lack of strategic control that caregivers have over the syntactic complexity of their utterances, if the text of picture books is indeed more syntactically complex than typical child-directed speech, text may be an Cited by: 1.Syntactic complexity: diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution.

how children lean to negotiate fact and desire / T. Givón --Syntactic complexity versus concatenation in a verbal production task / Marjorie Barker & Eric Pederson --The emergence of diachrony, acquisition, neuro-cognition, evolution\/span>\n \u00A0\u00A0.