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Prominence: from Sensation to Language (PDF)

Mansfield, Tracy (1997) Prominence: from Sensation to Language. Dissertation: University of California at San Diego (La Jolla, CA). Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms International.

Abstract of the dissertation

Residual Trace: The Taleworthy Catastrophes of a Thrillseeking Child (PDF)

Residual Trace

This collection of loosely autobiographical short stories, essays, and recipes reflects on human diversity and the effects of a thrillseeking childhood on an adult's personality.

While I am making this PDF available here, it was designed as an ePub, which is available (for free) for various devices on such sites as Smashwords, iBooks Store, and so on.

Lingering Suspicion

Lingering Suspicion

This project is still in progress, and might well never be completed.

White Papers (PDF)

Ymage Technology Introduction

Synonymy, polysemy, and cross-reference are typical problems faced by natural language processing projects.

Illustrative Metaphor

Communication is like a card game.

Semeiognomy Basics

Forms and ymages link together to make symbols, and communication is a symbolic process.

Technology Distinction

One of the best ways to describe Clyr technology is to present an analysis of how we used to do things differently than our competitors.

Suggested Reading

The materials on this list are representative of the studies that have positively influenced Clyr technology, but which we naturally do not have available for download here. We have included ISBNs and typical call numbers to help you find them.

  1. Armstrong, David F (1995) Gesture and the Nature of Language. Call No: P116 A75, ISBN 0521467721
  2. Borror, Donald (1960) Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms. Call No: QH13 B68, ISBN none
  3. Chafe, Wallace L (1994) Discourse, Consciousness, and Time. Call No: P302 C46, ISBN 0226100545
  4. Fauconnier, Gilles (1994) Mental Spaces. Call No: P325 F37, ISBN 0521449499
  5. Givón, Talmy (1984) Syntax. Call No: P291 G5, ISBN 0915027089
  6. Goldberg, Adele E (1996) Conceptual Structure, Discourse, and Language. Call No: P201 C66, ISBN 1575860406
  7. Goldberg, Adele E (1995) Constructions. Call No: P291 G65, ISBN 0226300862
  8. Harris, Randy Allen (1993) The Linguistics Wars. Call No: P85 C47, ISBN 019509834X
  9. Hauser, Marc D (1996) The Evolution of Communication. Call No: QL776 H38, ISBN 0262082500
  10. Lambrecht, Knud (1994) Information Structure and Sentence Form. Call No: P295 L36, ISBN 0521587042
  11. Lakoff, George (1986) Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things. Call No: P377 L344, ISBN 0226468046
  12. Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson (1999) Philosophy in the Flesh.. Call No: BD418 L35, ISBN 0465056733
  13. Langacker, Ronald W (1991) Concept, Image, and Symbol. Call No: P165 L35, ISBN 3110128632
  14. Langacker, Ronald W (1987) Foundations of Cognitive Grammar (v1&2). Call No: P165 L36, ISBN 0804712611/19098
  15. Levin, Beth (1993) English Classes and Alternations. Call No: PE1271 L48, ISBN 0226475336
  16. Magnus, Margaret (1999) Gods of the Word: Archetypes in the Consonants. Call No: P119 M33, ISBN 0943549523
  17. McNeill, David (1992) Hand and Mind. Call No: P117 M36, ISBN 0226561348
  18. Ruhlen, Merritt (1994) The Origin of Language. Call No: P116 R85, ISBN 0471584266
  19. Schiffman, Harvey Richard (1982) Sensation and Perception. Call No: BF233 S44, ISBN 0471082082
  20. Van Hoek, Karen (1997) Anaphora and Conceptual Structure. Call No: P299 A5, ISBN 0226848930
  21. Watkins, Calvert (1985) The American Heritage Dictionary of Indo-European Roots. Call No: P615 A43, ISBN 0395360706