Lamb is best known as the father of the relational network theory of language, which is also known as "stratificational theory". Near the turn of the millennium, he began developing the theory further and exploring its possible relationships to neurological
structures and to thinking processes. His early work developed the notion of "sememe" as a semantic object, analogous to the morpheme
in linguistics; it was one of the inspirations of Roger Schank
's Conceptual dependency theory
, a methodology for representing language meaning directly within the Artificial Intelligence
movement of the 1960s/1970s.
In 1999, his book — Pathways of the Brain: The Neurocognitive Basis of Language
expressing some of these ideas — was published. See also: "Linguistic and Cognitive Networks" in Cognition: A Multiple View (ed. Paul Garvin) New York: Spartan Books, 1970, pp. 195–222. Reprinted in Makkai and Lockwood, Readings in Stratificational Linguistics (1973), pp. 60–83.
- ^ a b c Lamb, Sydney M. "Encyclopædia Britannica". Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Retrieved 2010-12-09.
- ^ Lamb, Sydney. A Grammar of Mono. PhD. Dissertation. Berkeley, 1958.
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