Harry duBignon Howard
Associate Professor
Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Tulane University
February 12, 2016

Education

B.A. 1980 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Interdisciplinary Studies)
M.A. 1988 Cornell University (Linguistics)
Ph.D. 1993 Cornell University (Linguistics)

Professional experience

1980-1981 English Instructor, Instituto 112, Valencia, Spain.
1981-1982 English Instructor, Self-employed, Seville, Spain.
1982-1984 Teaching Assistant, UNC at Chapel Hill.
1984-1988 Teaching Assistant, Cornell University.
1988-1991 Adjunct Instructor, Rutgers University.
1991-1998 Assistant Professor, Tulane University.
1998-present Associate Professor, Tulane University.

Publications

  1. "Semantic Automata for Restrictive and Appositive Adjectives" (1991) The Penn Review of Linguistics 15:89-101.
  2. "The algebraic structure of prepositions in localist prototype semantics" (1993) In Katharine Beals, et al., eds. CLS 29, vol. 2. What We Think, What We Mean, and How We Say It: Papers from the Parasession on the Correspondence of Conceptual, Semantic and Grammatical Representations, pp. 155-170. Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois.
  3. "A System for Syllabification of Spanish" (1994) in Actas del X Congreso de la Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural. Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain. With Robert Goldman.
  4. "Mood Selection in Spanish and Lattice Structure" (1994) In Carlos Martín Vide, ed. Lenguajes Naturales y Lenguajes Artificiales X . Promociones y Publicaciones Universitarias, S. A., Barcelona, Spain. pp. 435-442.
  5. "Focal Movement and Mood in English" (1994) In Peter Bosch & Rob van der Sandt, eds. Focus & Natural Language Processing, vol. 2. Semantics. Working Papers of the Institute for Logic and Linguistics, IBM Deutschland Informationssysteme GmbH, Heidelberg, Germany. pp. 333-342.
  6. "Two Sorts of Parts" (1994) In European Conference on Artificial Intelligence '94, Workshop W2. Parts and Wholes: Conceptual Part-Whole Relations and Formal Mereology. Centre d'Etudes Cognitives sur la Communication et la Culture, Ramonville St. Agne, France. pp. 141-144.
  7. "Hipertexto y terminología plurilingüe: implementación de un vocabulario de informática para Windows y Web" (1995) Procesamento del Lenguaje Natural. 17:84-100. With Javier Gómez Guinovart and Anxo Lorenzo Suárez.
  8. Proceedings of Language South of the Río Bravo (1996), edited by Harry Howard. Tulane University.
  9. "Extending lattice theory to new domains" (1996) In Proceedings of Language South of the Río Bravo, edited by Harry Howard.
  10. "If not functionalism, then what - eliminative materialism?" (1999) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 22(6):955-6.
  11. "Latin American Spanish" (2000) In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Culture, edited by Daniel Balderston, Ana Lopez & Mike Gonzalez. Routledge.
  12. "Latin American language policy" (2000) In Encyclopedia of Contemporary Latin American Culture, edited by Daniel Balderston, Ana Lopez & Mike Gonzalez. Routledge.
  13. "Age/gender morphemes inherit the biases of their underlying dimensions" (2001) In Language and Ideology, edited by Esra Sandikcioglu and René Dirven. John Benjamins.
  14. "Entropic vs. negentropic causation" (2001) In Linguagem e Cognição: A perspectiva da Linguística Cognitiva, edited by Augusto Soares da Silva. Associação Portuguesa de Linguística.
  15. Connectionist semantics: Coordinators, quantifiers, and collective predicates. (2004) Elsevier Scientific.
  16. "Four challenges for cognitive neuroscience and the cortico-hippocampal division of memory" (2004) Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27:681-2.
  17. "Simulated evolution of a radial category for the diminutive" (2006) In Ibarretxe-Antuñano, Iraide, Inchaurralde, Carlos y Jesús M. Sánchez-García (eds.) Language, Mind, and the Lexicon. Hamburg: Peter Lang.
  18. Howard, Harry (2007) Sparseness and Entropy in Semantic Change: Precedents from Early Vision. Cognitive Linguistics: From words to discourse. Special issue of International Journal of English Studies 7/1:17-34.

In press

Work submitted for publication

Book reviews

  1. Romance Languages and Modern Linguistic Theory. Ed. by Paul Hirschbühler and Konrad Koerner. Forthcoming in Language.
  2. Discourse, Interaction and Communication. Ed. by Arrozola, Korta and Pelletier. For Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Conference papers

  1. "The Internal Semantic Structure of Noun Phrases." North Eastern Regional Meeting of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. University of Rhode Island, Sept. 21, 1990.
  2. "Semantic Automata for Restrictive and Appositive Adjectives." The Fifteenth Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. Feb. 15, 1991.
  3. "Uniqueness, Monotonicity and File Automata." The Second Meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of Midamerica. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. May 1991.
  4. "Fronting Adverbials in English and Spanish." 20th Linguistic Association of the Southwest. University of Arizona at Tucson. Oct. 17, 1992.
  5. "F-Movement is to [Spec, PolP], not to a Recursive [Spec, CP]." 48th South Eastern Conference on Linguistics. Auburn University. April 2, 1993.
  6. "Against Topicalization as Adjunction in Spanish." 23rd. Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. Northern Illinois University. April 3, 1993.
  7. "There is no adverb preposing but topicalization." 46th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky at Lexington. April 24, 1993.
  8. "The semantics of adverbial modification and the inexistence of Adverb Preposing in Spanish." 50th meeting, South Central Modern Language Association. University of Texas at Austin. Oct. 15, 1993.
  9. "The lattice structure and update potential of copula selection in Spanish." 1994 Annual Meeting, Linguistic Society of America. Boston, Massachusetts. Jan. 7, 1994.
  10. "A System for Syllabification of Spanish" Tenth annual meeting of the Sociedad Española para el Procesamiento del Lenguaje Natural. Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain. July 21, 1994.
  11. "Mood Selection in Spanish and Lattice Structure" Tenth annual Congreso de Lenguajes Naturales y Lenguajes Artificiales. Universidad de Sevilla, Seville, Spain. Sept. 28, 1994.
  12. "Transitive Antipassives in Kaqchikel" III Encuentro de Lingüística. Universidad de Sonora, Hermosillo, México. Nov. 17, 1994.
  13. "Locative, existential, and possessional clauses in Kaqchikel (Maya)" 1995 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. New Orleans, Jan. 7, 1995.
  14. "Extending lattice theory into new domains" Workshop/Parasession on Language South of the Río Bravo. Tulane University, Jan. 10, 1995.
  15. "Cliticization in Old Spanish and the Principle of Phonology-Free Syntax." 48th Kentucky Foreign Language Conference. University of Kentucky at Lexington. April 21, 1995.
  16. "Spanish datives: cognitive schema vs. dynamic event semantics" 1995 International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of New Mexico at Albuquerque. July 17, 1995.
  17. "Relativized Minimality as Backward Masking" Functionalism and Formalism in Linguistics. 23rd Annual University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Linguistics Symposium. April 20, 1996.
  18. "LVQ networks for quantifiers and conjunctions." 5th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Amsterdam. July 1997.
  19. "Spanish diminutives and neocognitron-type neural processing" First International Conference of the Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognoscitiva, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain. May 6, 1998.
  20. "Does the central nervous system impose biased representations on cognition?" 6th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of Stockholm. July 16, 1999.
  21. "A neuromimetic synchronization account of the distinguishability universal, with illustration from Spanish" International Conference on 'Cognitive Typology', Center for Grammar, Cognition and Typology, University of Antwerp, Belgium. April 12, 2000.
  22. "Figure and ground in lateralized oscillator nets and Spanish prepositions" II Congreso Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain. May 17, 2000.
  23. "Entropic vs. negentropic causation" Linguagem e Cognição: a perspectiva da Linguística Cognitiva, Faculdade de Filosofia de Braga da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Braga, Portugal. May 22, 2000.
  24. "Ergative possession in Kaqchikel" 29th annual meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest, Puebla, Mexico. October 13, 2000.
  25. "Temporal frequency and the preterite/imperfect aspectual contrast in Spanish" 4th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, University of Indiana, Bloomington. November 18, 2000.
  26. "Bilingualism as social cognition: Language choice in Paraguay". Seventh International Colloquium on Cognitive Science (ICCS-01) Donostia/San Sebastián, Spain May 9-12, 2001.
  27. "A reference-point analysis for the ergative in Kaqchikel (Maya)". III Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva. Valencia, Spain. May 16, 2002.
  28. "Spanish mood as contrast enhancement". High Desert Linguistics Conference. Albuquerque, NM. Nov. 2, 2002.
  29. "Subjectivity and the right hemisphere: evidence from adverbs of quality". 8th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference. University of La Rioja, Logroño, Spain. July 24, 2003.
  30. "Simulated evolution of a radial category for the diminutive". IV Congreso Internacional de la Asociación Española de Lingüística Cognitiva. Zaragoza, Spain. May 14, 2004.
  31. "The spatial lexicon and the cortico-hippocampal division of memory". From gram to mind: Grammar as cognition. University 'Michel de Montaigne'. Bordeaux (France) May 19-21 2005.
  32. "Input vs. network effects in the multiagent modeling of morphological leveling in Old Castilian". 35th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Association of the Southwest. Texas A&M International University, Laredo, TX. Sept. 29, 2006.
  33. "Cognitive Linguistics, an efficient encoding of language". V International Conference of the Spanish Cognitive Linguistics Association. Murcia, Spain. Oct. 20, 2006.
  34. “Recursion and the computational modeling of prefrontal cortex”. Recursion Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, IL. April 28, 2007.
  35. “Linguistic motivation, chaos, and the right hemisphere: evidence from the Spanish diminutive”. Deuxième Colloque International d’AFLiCo/Second International AFLiCo Conference. Université Lille 3, Lille, France. May 12, 2007.
  36. "An early steady state in the 'orígenes' of American Spanish: computer simulation and synthetic dialectology". Hispanic Linguistics Conference 2007, University of Texas at San Antonio. Nov. 4, 2007.
  37. "From image schema to cellular automata: figure-ground segmentation with symmetric spatial predicates". Third International Conference of the French Association of Cognitive Linguistics. University of Nanterre, Nanterre, France. May 28, 2009.
  38. "The RMC/OCP as source confusion: morphological parallels to repetition blindness". Fourteenth International Morphology Meeting, organized jointly by the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Linguistics, University of Vienna. Budapest, Hungary. May 14, 2010.
  39. "From Image Schema to Optimal Feedback Control". Fourth International Conference of the French Cognitive Linguistics Association, University of Lyon, Lyon, France. May 27, 2011.
  40. "Hemispheric specialization in multiagent models of creativity". Fifth International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM V), Catholic University of Portugal. Lisbon, Portugal. June 29, 2012.

Invited talks

  1. "Neural network oscillators and stress." Center for Spoken Language Understanding, Oregon Graduate Institute, Portland, Oregon. Nov. 19, 1998.
  2. "Does mereotopology follow from basic principles of brain organization? - A simulated answer." Winter Symposium, The Role of Language in Cognition and Culturization. Center for Semiotic Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Jan. 26, 1999.
  3. "El diminutivo español" Universidad de Guanajuato. August 18, 1999.
  4. "The part/whole structure of causative/inchoatives and hemispheric lateralization" Winter Symposium, The Structure of Causal Meaning. Center for Semiotic Research, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Jan. 28, 2000.
  5. "Disjuncts, subcortical aphasia, and the thalamocortical loop" Dept. of Linguistics, Rice University. Feb. 8, 2001.
  6. “Radial processing and declarative memory; hierarchical processing and procedural memory”. Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium. May 15, 2007.

Demonstrations & workshops on Academic Technology

  1. "Document Searching from the World Wide Web" Workshop on Louisiana French Corpora. Tulane University. March 17, 1995.
  2. "The History of Spanish" Speaking Spanish in the Americas: Dialects and Accents. Curriculum Resource Center Spring Workshop. Stone Center for Latin American Studies, Tulane University. April 18, 1995.
  3. "A Guerrilla Guide to Academic Technology" Environmental Faculty Enhancement Seminar, May 10, 1996.
  4. "Using the Internet for Research" The 1996 Coca-Cola Summer Scholars. June 7, 1996.
  5. "Multimedia Approaches to Undergraduate Teaching" Tulane University President's Council, 1996 Fall Meeting. Nov. 1, 1996.
  6. "Internet Tools for Language Teaching" Technology in Education Symposium, Tulane University, April 5, 1997.
  7. "Electronic Technologies and Teaching in the Humanities and Languages: A Panel Discussion" Technology in Education Symposium, Tulane University, April 5, 1997.
  8. "Electronic resources for Spanish Linguistics" South Central Association for Language Learning Technology, Tulane University, March 28, 1998.
  9. "Spanish Linguistics on the World Wide Web" in "Cultural Criticism and the New Technologies: Task-Driven Applications in the Modern Language Curriculum", special session of the South Central Modern Language Association Convention, New Orleans, November, 1998.

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