- Ray C. Dougherty
name = Ray Cordell Dougherty
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New York City, New York
MIT, Dartmouth College
Biolinguistics Computational Linguistics
Noam Chomsky Charles Sanders Peirce René Descartes
Ray C. Dougherty (born 1941) is an American linguist and a member of the Arts and Science faculty at
New York University. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from Dartmouth Collegein the early 1960s and his Ph. D in linguistics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technologyin 1968. At MIT, Dougherty was one of the first students of Noam Chomsky, working in the field of transformational grammar. During the Linguistics Warsof the 1970s, Dougherty was a critic of the generative semanticsmovement. Specializing in computational linguistics, Dougherty has published several books and articles on the subject. He is especially known for his work in Prologprogramming.
In recent years, Dougherty has become interested in the study of
biolinguistics, focusing on the role of the cochleain the evolution of animal communication systems and naturalistic applications of information theory.
*"A grammar of coordinate conjoined structures, Part I," 1970, "Language" 46: 850.
*"A grammar of coordinate conjoined structures, Part II," 1971, "Language" 47: 298.
*"Generative semantics methods: A Bloomfieldian counterrevolution," 1974, "International Journal of Dravidian Linguistics" 3: 255.
*"Harris and Chomsky at the Syntax-Semantics Boundary," 1975, In D. Hockney (ed.), "Contemporary Research In Philosophical Logic and Linguistic Semantics", (Dordrecht: Reidel).
*"Einstein and Chomsky on scientific methodology," 1976, "Linguistics" 167: 5.
*"An Information-Theoretical Model of Grammar Reproduction," 1979, Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America.
*"Current Views of Language and Grammar," 1983, In F. Machlup & U. Mansfield (eds.), "The Study of Information: Interdisciplinary Messages", (New York: Wiley).
*"Digital Signal Processing", 1984 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall) (with William D. Stanley and Gary R. Dougherty).
*"Language learning machines," 1987, "Semiotic Inquiry" 8: 27.
*"Natural Language Computing: An English Generative Grammar in Prolog", 1994 (Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Press).
*"Information Theory Defines 'Mathematically Conceivable Communication System'," 2007, Proceedings of the Biolinguistic Investigations Conference, Santo Domingo.
*"A Minimalist Theory of Auditory Interfaces: Why the Larynx Descended," 2007, Proceedings of the Biolinguistic Investigations Conference, Santo Domingo (with Garrett Neske).
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