Slavic in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar

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This book is the first collection of papers on Slavic language within a formal non-transformational linguistic formalism. The articles presented here are concerned with all components of grammar, from semantics, through syntax and morphology, to phonology. In particular, the following phenomena are given HPSG analyses: syntax and semantics of negation, anaphor binding, syntax and morphology of auxiliaries, {\em wh}-extraction, syntax and morphology of case assignment, diathesis and voice, complement vs. adjunct distinction, and syntactic haplology. The main languages dealt with are Polish and Serbo-Croatian, but Russian, Czech and Bulgarian are also represented.

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1. Typological similarities in HPSG; 2. Weak auxiliaries, compound verbs and inflected complementizers in Polish; 3. An architecture for phonology; 4. Haplology of the Polish reflexive marker; 5. Towards a binding theory for Polish; 6. An HPSG analysis of Polish relative clause constructions; 7. Linearization and WH-extraction in HPSG: evidence from Serbo-Croatian; 8. On Complements and adjuncts in Polish; 9. On locality of negative concord in Polish and Italian: a Lexicalist approach; 10. LF constraints on Terms of predicate logic: an HPSG analysis of sentential negation and negative concord in Polish; 11. Syntax and morphological realization in Serbo-Croatian.

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