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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)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2000
ISBN: 9780521651073
Number Of Pages: 342

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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.

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

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