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Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar : Studies in Contemporary Linguistics - Carl Jesse Pollard

Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Studies in Contemporary Linguistics

Paperback Published: 1st January 1994
ISBN: 9780226674476
Number Of Pages: 454

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This book presents the most complete exposition of the theory of head-driven phrase structure grammar (HPSG), introduced in the authors' "Information-Based Syntax and Semantics." HPSG provides an integration of key ideas from the various disciplines of cognitive science, drawing on results from diverse approaches to syntactic theory, situation semantics, data type theory, and knowledge representation. The result is a conception of grammar as a set of declarative and order-independent constraints, a conception well suited to modelling human language processing.
This self-contained volume demonstrates the applicability of the HPSG approach to a wide range of empirical problems, including a number which have occupied center-stage within syntactic theory for well over twenty years: the control of "understood" subjects, long-distance dependencies conventionally treated in terms of "wh"-movement, and syntactic constraints on the relationship between various kinds of pronouns and their antecedents. The authors make clear how their approach compares with and improves upon approaches undertaken in other frameworks, including in particular the government-binding theory of Noam Chomsky.

Complement Structures
Unbound Dependency Constructions
Relative Clauses
Binding Theory
Complement Control
Aspects of Interpretation
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ISBN: 9780226674476
ISBN-10: 0226674479
Series: Studies in Contemporary Linguistics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 454
Published: 1st January 1994
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.44
Weight (kg): 0.62
Edition Number: 2

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