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Alternative Conceptions of Phrase Structure - Mark Baltin

Alternative Conceptions of Phrase Structure

By: Mark Baltin (Editor), Anthony S. Kroch (Editor)

Paperback Published: 10th July 1989
ISBN: 9780226036427
Number Of Pages: 328

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In the early years of generative grammar it was assumed that the appropriate mechanism for generating syntactic structures was a grammar of context-free rewriting rules. The twelve essays in this volume discuss recent challenges to this classical formulation of phrase structure and the alternative conceptions proposed to replace it. Each article approaches this issue from the perspective of a different linguistic framework, such as categorical grammar, government-binding theory, head-driven phrase structure grammar, and tree-adjoining grammar. By contributing to the understanding of the differing assumptions and research strategies of each theory, this volume serves as an important survey of current thinking on the frontier of theoretical and computation linguistics.

Heads and Projections
Long-Distance Dependencies, Constituent Structure, and Functional Uncertainty
Radical Lexicalism
Asymmetrics in Long-Distance Extraction in a Tree-Adjoining Grammar
Clitics and Phase Structure
Individuation in and of Syntactic Structures
Subcategorization and Head-driven Phrase Structure
Scrambling as Semantically Vacuous A'-Movement
Constituency and Coordination in a Combinatory Grammar
Subjects, Specifiers, and X-Bar Theory
Parameters of Phrase Structure
Maximal Projections in Words and Phrases
Author Index
Subject Index
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ISBN: 9780226036427
ISBN-10: 0226036421
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 10th July 1989
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 2

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