In this book, Almerindo E. Ojeda offers a unique perspective on
linguistics by discussing developing computer programs that will
assign particular sounds to particular meanings and, conversely,
particular meanings to particular sounds. Since these assignments
are to operate efficiently over unbounded domains of sound and
sense, they can begin to model the two fundamental modalities of
human language-speaking and hearing. The computational approach
adopted in this book is motivated by our struggle with one of the
key problems of contemporary linguistics-figuring out how it is that
language emerges from the brain.
Errata and Additions to a previous printing.
is professor of Linguistics at the Univeristy of California, Davis, director of the Center for the Study of Human Rights in the Americas, and director of the Project for the Engraved Sources of Spanish Colonial Art.