»Recessive« Information in Language
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Decker, Eike U.: »Recessive« Information in Language: A Probabilistic Information Model as the Basis of Informational Linguistics and Systems Linguistics, Heidelberg: heiBOOKS, 2020. https://doi.org/10.11588/heibooks.632

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Published 27.08.2020.

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Eike U. Decker

»Recessive« Information in Language

A Probabilistic Information Model as the Basis of Informational Linguistics and Systems Linguistics

This book presents a language model based on information and systems theory. Language is understood as a dynamic system that processes information. The elements of this system are connected by weighted relations. These relations and their weights are changeable and allow a probabilistic analysis of language production. This model opens up new ways of analyzing language and the development of new flexible Natural Language Processing technologies by distinguishing between linguistic information that is perceived (“linguistic phenotype”) and information that is not perceived (“recessive information) and by arguing that language has to be seen as a probabilistically organized information system.

Eike U. Decker studied German Literature and Linguistics as well as History at University of Heidelberg and University of Vienna. In 2017, he graduated and finished his PhD thesis on linguistic systems theory and linguistic information theory in 2018. He works as a software engineer with an international IT company.

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Titelei
Vorwort und Danksagung
Inhalt
0 – English Summary
1 – Einleitung
2 – Die Theorie rezessiver Information in Sprache und die Speicherung derartiger Informationen
3 – Evidenz für rezessive Informationserhaltung aus der Geschichte des Deutschen und die Anwendung des Allgemeinen Rezessivitätsmusters
4 – Exkurs: Ergativität und das Modell sprachlicher Rezessivität
5 – Zusammenfassung, Fazit und Ausblick
6 – Addendum: Über den Nutzen eines Vergleichs zwischen Rezessivität in Sprache und in biologischen Systemen
Anhang
A.1 – Glossar zum linguistischen Rezessivitätsmodell
A.2 – English Glossary
A.3 – Formalisierung einiger Grundgedanken zum sprachlichen Genotyp und dessen Ausprägungen
A.4 – Anmerkungen zur empirischen Studie aus Kapitel 3.3
A.5 – Abkürzungsverzeichnis
A.6 – Literaturverzeichnis