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The Nature of Syntactic Representation : Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy - Pauline Jacobson

The Nature of Syntactic Representation

Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

By: Pauline Jacobson (Editor), Geoffrey K. Pullum (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1982
ISBN: 9789027712899
Number Of Pages: 481

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The work collected in this book represents the results of some intensive recent work on the syntax of natural languages. The authors' differing viewpoints have in common the program of revising current conceptions of syntactic representation so that the role of transformational derivations is reduced or eliminated. The fact that the papers cross-refer to each other a good deal, and that authors assuming quite different fram{:works are aware of each other's results and address themselves to shared problems, is partly the result of a conference on the nature of syntactic representation that was held at Brown University in May 1979 with the express purpose of bringing together different lines of research in syntax. The papers in this volume mostly arise out of work that was presented in preliminary form at that conference, though much rewriting and further research has been done in the interim period. Two papers are included because although they were not given even in preliminary form at the conference, it has become clear since then that they interrelate with the work of the conference so much that they cannot reasonably be left out: Gerald Gazdar's statement of his program for phrase structure description of natural language forms the theoretical basis that is assumed by Maling and Zaenen and by Sag, and David Dowty's paper represents a bridge between the relational grammar exemplified here in the papers by Perlmutter and Postal on the one hand and the Montague-

Long Distance Agreement in Modern Icelandic.- Purpose Clauses and Control.- Binding in Wholewheat* Syntax (*unenriched with inaudibilia).- Grammatical Relations and Montague Grammar.- Phrase Structure Grammar.- Evidence for Gaps.- A Phrase Structure Account of Scandinavian Extraction Phenomena.- Syntactic Representation, Syntactic Levels, and the Notion of Subject.- Some Arc Pair Grammar Descriptions.- A Semantic Theory of "NP-movement" Dependencies.

ISBN: 9789027712899
ISBN-10: 9027712891
Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 481
Published: 31st May 1982
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 1.95