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Studies in Contemporary Phrase Structure Grammar - Robert D. Levine

Studies in Contemporary Phrase Structure Grammar

By: Robert D. Levine (Editor), Georgia M. Green (Editor)

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Published: 13th January 2000
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This book explores a wide variety of theoretically central issues in the framework of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG), a major theory of syntactic representation which is becoming increasingly dominant, particularly in the domain of natural language computation. HPSG is a strongly lexicon-driven theory, like several others on the current scene, but unlike the others it also relies heavily on an explicit assignment of linguistic objects to membership in a hierarchically organized network of types, where constraints associated with any given type are inherited by all of its subtypes. This theoretical architecture allows HPSG considerable flexibility within the confines of a highly restrictive, mathematically explicit formalism, requiring no derivational machinery and invoking only a single level of syntactic representation. The separate chapters consider a variety of problematic phenomena in German, Japanese and English and suggest important extensions of, and revisions to, the current picture of HPSG.

Introduction
The lexical integrity of Japanese causatives Christopher Manning
A syntax and semantics for purposive adjuncts in HPSG
On lexicalist treatments of Japanese causatives
'Modal flip' and partial Verb Phrase fronting in German
A lexical comment on a syntactic topic
Agreement and the Syntax-Morphology Interface in HPSG
Partial VP and split NP topicalization in German: an HPSG analysis
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ISBN: 9780521651073
ISBN-10: 0521651077
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 342
Published: 13th January 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.67