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- Language learning and variation
- Human language processing
- Parsing and formal language theory
- Philosophy of logic and language
- Tim Hunter, Milos Stanojevic and Edward Stabler (2019) The active-filler strategy in a move-eager left-corner minimalist grammar parse. Proceedings CMCL/ACL.
- Robert Berwick and Edward Stabler, eds. (2019) Minimalist Parsing, OUP.
- Edward Stabler (2019) Three mathematical foundations for syntax. Annual Review of Linguistics 5
- Milos Stanojevic and Edward Stabler (2018) A sound and complete left-corner parsing for minimalist grammars. Procs. 8th Workshop on Cognitive Aspects of Computational Language Learning and Processing, ACL
- Edward Stabler (2017) Reforming AMR. International Conference on Formal Grammar, FG/ESSLLI’17
- Kristine Yu and Edward Stabler (2017) (In)variability in the Samoan syntax/prosody interface and consequences for syntactic parsing. Laboratory Phonology 8(1)
- Jonathan R. Brennan, Edward P. Stabler, Sarah Van Wagenen, Wen-Ming Luh & John T. Hale (2016) Abstract linguistic structure correlates with temporal activity during naturalistic comprehension. Brain and Language 157: 81-94, 2016.
- John Torr & Edward Stabler (2016) Coordination in minimalist grammars: Excorporation and across the board (head) movement. Proceedings, 12th International Workshop on Tree Adjoining Grammars and Related Formalisms: 1-17.
- Chris Collins & Edward Stabler (2016) A formalization of minimalist syntax. Syntax19(1): 43-78, (Substantially revised from the 2012 Lingbuzz draft)
- Martin L Cody, Edward Stabler, Hector Manuel Sanchez Castellanos & Charles E Taylor (2016) Structure, syntax and “small-world” organization in the complex songs of California Thrashers (Toxostoma redivivum) Bioacoustics 25(1): 41-54.
- Edward Stabler (2014) Towards a rationalist theory of language acquisition. In A. Clark, M. Kanazawa, R. Yoshinaka (eds), The 12th International Conference on Grammatical Inference. Journal of Machine Learning Research W&CP 34: 21-32.
- Edward Stabler (2014) Memoization and reanalysis in top-down parsing. In Connectedness. Papers by and for Sarah VanWagenen. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 18
- Sarah VanWagenen, Jonathan Brennan & Edward Stabler (2014) Quantifying parsing complexity as a function of grammar. In Connectedness. Papers by and for Sarah VanWagenen. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 18
- Edward Stabler (2014) Recursion in grammar and performance. In T. Roeper & M. Speas, eds, Recursion: Complexity in Cognition.
- Edward Stabler & Jeff MacSwan (2014) A minimalist parsing model for codeswitching. In J. MacSwan, ed., Grammatical Theory and Bilingual Codeswitching, pages 382-425.
- Edward Stabler (2013) Two models of minimalist, incremental syntactic analysis. Revised version in Topics in Cognitive Science 5(3): 611-633. Code here
- Hilda Koopman, Dominique Sportiche & Edward Stabler (2013) An Introduction to Syntactic Theory and Analysis. Blackwell.
- Edward Stabler (2013) The epicenter of linguistic behavior. Revised version in M. Sanz, I. Laka & M.K. Tanenhaus, eds., Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis of Linguistic Structures, pp. 316-323
- Edward Stabler (2012) Learnability and the autonomy of syntactic categories. In Theories of Everything: In Honor of Ed Keenan. UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics 17
- Edward Stabler (2011) Computational perspectives on minimalism. Revised version in C. Boeckx, ed, Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Minimalism, pp. 617-642.
- Some 2011 presentations: Case marking/concord (Montreal, UCLA);VanWagenen&al (CUNY)
- Edward Stabler (2011) Top-down recognizers for MCFGs and MGs. Cognitive Modeling and Computational Linguistics, workshop at ACL
- Edward Keenan & Edward Stabler (2010) On Language variation and linguistic invariants appears in the Papers in Mathematical Linguistics 1, 2010, edited by Thomas Graf, UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics No 15.
• A (2010) defense of this perspective against the Evans&Levinson critique appearshere, with revised version in Lingua 120(12): 2680-2685.
• A more recent (2011) and more general defense of linguistic methodology against a critique by Stokhof & van Lambalgen is here. Revised version in Theoretical Linguistics, 37(1-2): 69-78.
- Edward Stabler (2010) After GB. Revised version in J. van Benthem & A. ter Meulen, eds, Handbook of Logic and Language, pp. 395-414.
- Slides from some other 2010 presentations: MCFG+, NELS41
- Edward Stabler (2009) Mathematics of language learning. Revised version appears in Histoire, Épistémologie, Langage 31(1): 127-145.
- Edward Stabler (2009) Computational models of language universals. Revised version appears in M. H. Christiansen, C. Collins, and S. Edelman, eds., Language Universals, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pages 200-223.
- Edward Stabler (2008) Tupled pregroup grammars. Revised version appears in P. Casadio and J. Lambek, eds., Computational Algebraic Approaches to Natural Language, Milan: Polimetrica, pages 23-52.
- Edward Stabler & Edward Keenan (2007) Universals across Languages. Workshop on Model Theoretic Syntax (MTS@10), 2007 European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information (ESSLLI’07), (slides)
- Edward Stabler (2006) Sidewards without copying. Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Formal Grammar, edited by P. Monachesi, G. Penn, G. Satta, and S. Wintner. Stanford: CSLI Publications, 2006, pages 133-146.
- Some short 2004-5 research project reports here: LACL05, ECAL05, AROB05
- Edward Keenan & Edward Stabler (2005) Linguistic invariants and language variation. Revised version appears in P. Hajek, L. Valdes-Villanueva, and D. Westerstahl, eds., Logic, Methodology and Philosophy of Science. Kings College Publications, 2005, pp. 395-411.
- Edward Stabler (2004) Varieties of crossing dependencies.. Cognitive Science 28(5): 699-720.
- Edward Keenan & Edward Stabler (2003) Bare Grammar: Lectures on Invariants. CSLI. Available at Amazon.com, .ca, .fr, .de, .co.uk, .co.jp, etc. So far we have found these mistakes: errata.pdf.
- Some 2003 lecture notes are here. Some short 2003 research project reports here:ECAL03, ESSLLI03, TAG+6.
- Edward Stabler & Edward Keenan (2003) Structural similarity.
Revised version, Theoretical Computer Science 293: 345-363.
- Edward Stabler (2003) Comparing 3 perspectives on head movement.
From Head Movement and Syntactic Theory, edited by A. Mahajan, 2003, UCLA/Potsdam Working Papers in Linguistics.
- Edward Stabler (2001) Recognizing head movement.
Revised version appears in Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics, edited by P. De Groote, G. Morrill, C. Retoré. Springer, 2001, pages 245-260.
- Edward Stabler (2000) Minimalist grammars and recognition.
Revised version appears in Linguistic Form and its Computation, edited by by C. Rohrer, A. Rossdeutscher, & H. Kamp. CSLI, 2001, pages 327-352.
- Christian Retoré & Edward Stabler (1999) Resource logics and minimalist grammars. INRIA Technical Report, Rennes, France. Revised version (2004) appears in Research on Language and Computation 2(1), pages 3-25.
- Edward Stabler (1999) Remnant movement and structural complexity.
Revised version appears in G. Bouma, E. Hinrichs, G.-J. Kruijff, & R. Oehrle, eds,Constraints and Resources in Natural Language Syntax and Semantics. CSLI, 1999, pages 299-326.
- Edward Stabler (1998) Acquiring languages with movement.
Revised version appears in Syntax 1: 72-97.
- Edward Stabler (1997) Derivational minimalism.
Revised version appears in C. Retoré, ed. Logical Aspects of Computational Linguistics. Springer, 1997, pages 68-95.
- Edward Stabler (1996) Computing quantifier scope.
Revised version appears in A. Szabolcsi, ed. Ways of Scope Taking. Kluwer, 1997, pages 155-182.
- Edward Keenan & Edward Stabler (1995) Abstract syntax.
In A.-M. Di Sciullo, ed., Configurations: Essays on Structure and Interpretation. Cascadilla Press 1996.
- Edward Keenan & Edward Stabler (1994) There is more than one language.
Proceedings of Langues et Grammaire-I, Université Paris-8, 1994.
- Edward Stabler (1994) The finite connectivity of linguistic structure.
Revised version appears in C. Clifton, L. Frazier, & K. Rayner, eds., Perspectives on Sentence Processing. Lawrence Erlbaum, 1994, pages 303-336.
- Edward Stabler (1993) The Logical Approach to Syntax. MIT Press.
- Edward Stabler (1991) Avoid the pedestrian’s paradox.
In R.C. Berwick, S.P. Abney, & C.L. Tenny, eds., Principle-Based Parsing: Computation and Psycholinguistics Springer, pages 199-237.
- Edward Stabler (1987) Restricting logic grammars with Government-Binding theory. Computational Linguistics 13(1-2): 1-10.
- Edward Stabler (1987) Kripke on functionalism and automata. Synthese 70(1): 1-22.
- Ling 4 Language and evolution. Winter 2007 lecture notes(4M)
- Ling 20 Introduction to Linguistics. Winter 2014 lecture notes(2M)
- Ling 120b Syntax 1. Sportiche, Koopman & Stabler (2013) text
- Ling 125 Semantics.
- Ling 165b Syntax 2.
- Ling C185A/209A Computational Linguistics 1. Winter 2003 lecture notes(2M)Winter 2008 lecture notes(2M) Winter 2013 lecture notes(3M)
- Ling C185B/209B Computational Linguistics 2. Winter 2005 lecture notes(4.5M)
- Ling 212 Learnability. Spring 2012 lecture notes(2M)
- Ling 218 Mathematical Linguistics 2.
- Ling 236 Computational Phonology.
- Ling 252a,b Topics in Syntax and Semantics.
- Ling 253a,b Topics in Language Variation.
- • Quechua resource “incubator”
- • ENS Paris 2012 “Natural Patterns, Grammar in performance”
- Cornell Conditional Probability Calculator (CCPC) by John Hale, Tim Hunter & al. (posted July 2013)
- MG to MCFG translation in Ocaml, by Matthieu Guillaumin (posted May 2005)
- MG[+SpIC_mrg] TD beam parser implemented in 5 different programming languages (posted Aug 2012)
- MCFG TD beam parser in OCaml by E Stabler (posted Aug 2012)
- MG CKY parser and utilities in SWI Prolog, by E Stabler (posted ca. 2001) The soundness, completeness, and efficiency of these parsers for MGs is established by Harkema 2001 and Michaelis 2001, avaliable here.
• A faster OCaml implementation by John Hale (2003) is here.
• An even faster OCaml implementation, by E Stabler (posted May 2010) is here.
- MCFG parser and utilities in Ocaml, by Dan Albro (posted Feb 2004)
- MCFG parser and utilities in Prolog, by Peter Ljunglöf
- mTPG CKY parser in SWI Prolog, by E Stabler (posted Feb 2004)
- XTAG parsers of various kinds
- Grail3 type logical grammar parser in SICStus Prolog, by Richard Moot
- Open CCG parser in Java