Unbounded Dependency Constructions

Unbounded Dependency Constructions PDF Author: Rui P. Chaves
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198784996
Category : Extraction (Linguistics)
Languages : en
Pages : 323

Book Description
This book examines the nature, creation, and comprehension of constructions in which words that go together in meaning occur arbitrarily far away from each other. It provides a detailed survey of the factors responsible for their creation and comprehension, alongside new experimental evidence and suggestions for future research.

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar PDF Author: Carl Pollard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226674476
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 460

Book Description
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.

The Syntax and Structure of Unbounded Dependencies

The Syntax and Structure of Unbounded Dependencies PDF Author: Alex Alsina
Publisher: Stanford Univ Center for the Study
ISBN: 9781575868691
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
Unbounded dependencies arise in questions and relative clauses, among other constructions, in the relation between the fronted wh-phrase and the grammatical function that this phrase bears within its clause. In a sentence like what book are you reading?, the phrase what book occupies a special fronted position, but is at the same time the object of the verb reading and would normally be expected to appear immediately following the verb, were it not because it is the question phrase in an interrogative sentence. The relation between the fronted phrase and its grammatical function can cross an unlimited number of clause boundaries, which accounts for the name unbounded dependency . The framework of LFG has relatively few works devoted to this topic and the proposed volume would be the first collection of papers exclusively devoted to the treatment of unbounded dependencies within LFG. "

Constructions at Work

Constructions at Work PDF Author: Adele E. Goldberg
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780199268528
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 290

Book Description
"This book includes selected classic and contemporary papers in four areas: tense, aspect and event structure; temporal reasoning; the temporal structure of natural language discourse; and temporal annotation. Introductions to each area provide technicalbackground for the non-specialist, explaining the underlying connections across disciplines"--Provided by publisher.

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar PDF Author: Stefan Müller
Publisher: Language Science Press
ISBN: 3961102554
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 1632

Book Description
Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) is a constraint-based or declarative approach to linguistic knowledge, which analyses all descriptive levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) with feature value pairs, structure sharing, and relational constraints. In syntax it assumes that expressions have a single relatively simple constituent structure. This volume provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the framework. Various chapters discuss basic assumptions and formal foundations, describe the evolution of the framework, and go into the details of the main syntactic phenomena. Further chapters are devoted to non-syntactic levels of description. The book also considers related fields and research areas (gesture, sign languages, computational linguistics) and includes chapters comparing HPSG with other frameworks (Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Construction Grammar, Dependency Grammar, and Minimalism).

The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics

The Cambridge Handbook of Germanic Linguistics PDF Author: Michael T. Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1108386350
Category : Foreign Language Study
Languages : en
Pages :

Book Description
The Germanic language family ranges from national languages with standardized varieties, including German, Dutch and Danish, to minority languages with relatively few speakers, such as Frisian, Yiddish and Pennsylvania German. Written by internationally renowned experts of Germanic linguistics, this Handbook provides a detailed overview and analysis of the structure of modern Germanic languages and dialects. Organized thematically, it addresses key topics in the phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics of standard and nonstandard varieties of Germanic languages from a comparative perspective. It also includes chapters on second language acquisition, heritage and minority languages, pidgins, and urban vernaculars. The first comprehensive survey of this vast topic, the Handbook is a vital resource for students and researchers investigating the Germanic family of languages and dialects.

Dependenz Und Valenz/Dependency and Valency

Dependenz Und Valenz/Dependency and Valency PDF Author: Vilmos Agel
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110141906
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : de
Pages : 868

Book Description
Annotation "The handbook provides an overview of the current status of this research. In its first volume, the handbook begins by presenting the historical background of the theories in which the conceptions are rooted and then goes on to deal with the individual ele."

The Dynamics of Language

The Dynamics of Language PDF Author: Rajend Mesthrie
Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd
ISBN: 1775822273
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 312

Book Description
Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa alone has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages, and new languages of global movements and migration. Part of the linguist’s business is to document, record and affirm languages and diversity. Applied linguists use their training to understand and enhance the role of language in education and upliftment, and the opportunities and challenges of new technologies of communication. The International Congress of Linguists meets every five years to reflect the development of the field and 2018 is the first time that the congress is being held in Africa. This book is a collection of the plenary and focus papers presented at the conference and thus represents current thinking in the major branches of language study as represented by leading local and international scholars. The papers discuss the history of languages, their structure, acquisition, diversity and use. At the same time due regard is paid to the African continent in connection with its linguistic diversity, multilingualism and educational and societal concerns. The Congress is meant to affirm the value of the languages of Africa, of languages and Linguistics in general, as well as to inspire and equip younger scholars to undertake advanced research into language in its many facets.