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Marc Allassonnière-Tang

My academic background is in general linguistics, including topics such as syntax and phonology. I worked in the computer industry (ASUS) before coming back to academia. I developed along the way (and I am also still developing) skills in quantitative computational typology and in linguistics to investigate and/or develop existing linguistic hypotheses in terms of synchrony and diachrony. For more details and a full list of publications, please refer to my website.


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Journal articles14 documents

  • Nicolas Quint, Marc Allassonnière-Tang. Inferring case paradigms with computational classifiers. Natural Language Engineering, Cambridge University Press (CUP), In press. ⟨halshs-03095796⟩
  • Marc Allassonnière-Tang, Ying-Chun Chen, Nai-Shing Yen, One-Soon Her. Investigating the branching of Chinese classifier phrases: Evidence from speech perception and production. Journal of Chinese Linguistics, 2020, ⟨10.1353/jcl.2017.0082⟩. ⟨hal-03018219⟩
  • Marc Allassonnière-Tang, Marcin Kilarski. Functions of gender and numeral classifiers in Nepali. Poznan Studies in Contemporary Linguistics, Mouton de Gruyter, 2020, 56 (1), pp.113-168. ⟨10.1515/psicl-2020-0004⟩. ⟨hal-02529120⟩
  • One-Soon Her, Marc Tang. A Statistical Explanation of the Distribution of Sortal Classifiers in Languages of the World via Computational Classifiers. Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2020, 27 (2), pp.93-113. ⟨10.1080/09296174.2018.1523777⟩. ⟨hal-02529126⟩
  • Marc Tang. A simple introduction to programming and statistics with decision trees in R. Teaching Statistics, Wiley-Blackwell, 2020, ⟨10.1111/test.12210⟩. ⟨hal-02529129⟩
  • Marc Allassonnière-Tang, Dunn Michael. The evolutionary trends of grammatical gender in Indo-Aryan languages. Language Dynamics and Change, 2020, Advance articles, pp.1-30. ⟨10.1163/22105832-bja10011⟩. ⟨hal-03018208⟩
  • Marc Allassonnière-Tang, One-Soon Her. Numeral base, numeral classifier, and noun: Word order harmonization. Language and Linguistics, Sage publishing, Association with Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2020, 21 (4), pp.511-556. ⟨10.1075/lali.00069.all⟩. ⟨hal-03018203⟩
  • Marc Tang. William B. McGregor & Søren Wichmann (eds.). 2018. The diachrony of classification systems. Linguistic Variation Yearbook, John Benjamins Publishing, 2019, 19 (2), pp.386-392. ⟨10.1075/lv.00012.tan⟩. ⟨hal-02529151⟩
  • One-Soon Her, Marc Tang, Bing-Tsiong Li. Word order of numeral classifiers and numeral bases. STUF, Akademie Verlag, 2019, 72 (3), pp.421-452. ⟨10.1515/stuf-2019-0017⟩. ⟨hal-02529136⟩
  • Marc Tang, One-Soon Her. Insights on the Greenberg-Sanches-Slobin generalization: Quantitative typological data on classifiers and plural markers. Folia Linguistica, De Gruyter, 2019, 53 (2), pp.297-331. ⟨10.1515/flin-2019-2013⟩. ⟨hal-02529132⟩
  • Pär Eliasson, Marc Tang. The lexical and discourse functions of grammatical gender in Marathi. Journal of South Asian Languages and Linguistics, 2018, 5 (2), pp.131-157. ⟨10.1515/jsall-2018-0012⟩. ⟨hal-02529137⟩
  • Marc Tang. The dynamics of nominal classification: Productive and lexicalised uses of gender agreement in Mawng by Ruth Singer. Oceanic Linguistics, University of Hawai'i Press, 2018, 57 (1), pp.255-260. ⟨10.1353/ol.2018.0010⟩. ⟨hal-02529160⟩
  • Marcin Kilarski, Marc Tang. The coalescence of grammatical gender and numeral classifiers in the general classifier wota in Nepali. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 2018, 3 (1), pp.56. ⟨10.3765/plsa.v3i1.4352⟩. ⟨hal-02529164⟩
  • Marc Allassonnière-Tang. Explaining the acquisition order of classifiers and measure words via their mathematical complexity. Journal of Child Language Acquisition and Development, 2017, 5 (1), pp.31-52. ⟨hal-03018225⟩

Conference papers2 documents

  • Hartger Veeman, Marc Allassonnière-Tang, Aleksandrs Berdicevskis, Ali Basirat. Cross-lingual Embeddings Reveal Universal and Lineage-Specific Patterns in Grammatical Gender Assignment. Proceedings of the 24th Conference on Computational Natural Language Learning (CoNLL), Nov 2020, Paris, France. pp.265-275, ⟨10.18653/v1/P17⟩. ⟨hal-03018261⟩
  • Ali Basirat, Marc Tang. Lexical and Morpho-syntactic Features in Word Embeddings - A Case Study of Nouns in Swedish. Special Session on Natural Language Processing in Artificial Intelligence, Jan 2018, Funchal, France. pp.663-674, ⟨10.5220/0006729606630674⟩. ⟨hal-02529163⟩

Book sections2 documents

Preprints, Working Papers, ...2 documents

  • Alice Vittrant, Marc Tang. Classifiers in Southeast Asian Languages. 2020. ⟨hal-03047627⟩
  • Marc Tang, Sylvie Voisin, Stéphane Robert. The relevance of valence orientation for clustering three Niger-Congo language families. 2019. ⟨hal-02429737⟩