The Minimalist Machine: An Implementation of Arabic Structures and Syntax

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/555547
Title:
The Minimalist Machine: An Implementation of Arabic Structures and Syntax
Author:
Larcom, Monica Kay
Issue Date:
2014
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This thesis discusses and implements Arabic data from the Syrian dialect within the Minimalist Machine program first created and developed for English and Japanese by Sandiway Fong and Jason Ginsberg. This thesis centers on implementing data found in Kristen Brustad’s The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study (2000) and introduces a minimalist Arabic grammar into the Minimalist Machine program, a Prolog-based system [that uses an online server to self-contain the information recall]. The data and insights from Brustad, as well as other prevalent sources in Arabic syntax, were used to inform and compose the syntactic constraints for the Prolog-based system.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Linguistics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.titleThe Minimalist Machine: An Implementation of Arabic Structures and Syntaxen_US
dc.creatorLarcom, Monica Kayen
dc.contributor.authorLarcom, Monica Kayen
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis discusses and implements Arabic data from the Syrian dialect within the Minimalist Machine program first created and developed for English and Japanese by Sandiway Fong and Jason Ginsberg. This thesis centers on implementing data found in Kristen Brustad’s The Syntax of Spoken Arabic: A Comparative Study (2000) and introduces a minimalist Arabic grammar into the Minimalist Machine program, a Prolog-based system [that uses an online server to self-contain the information recall]. The data and insights from Brustad, as well as other prevalent sources in Arabic syntax, were used to inform and compose the syntactic constraints for the Prolog-based system.en
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineLinguisticsen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
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