Constraints and Resources in Natural Language Syntax and Semantics

Constraints and Resources in Natural Language Syntax and Semantics


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This collection draws together recent work on constraint-based and resource-sensitive approaches to the grammar of natural languages. Some of the issues addressed are: extraction phenomena in a range of languages, the syntax of nominal phrases, the role of argument structure, defining the interface between syntax and morphology and between semantics and prosody, quantifier scope, remnant movement, construction grammar, and formal and computational aspects of grammar formalisms. This volume brings together the leading linguists, logicians, and computer scientists working on Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar and Categorial Grammar. Derived from two recent conferences on Formal Grammar and Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar in Aix (1997) and Saarbrücken (1998), this volume represents the most current work in these frameworks.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781575862224
Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf
Publication date: 09/28/1999
Series: Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series
Pages: 350
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar: 1. Linearisation and WH-extraction in HPSG: evidence from Serbo-Croatian Emily Bender and Dan Flickinger; 2. Minor and expletive pronouns Frank van Eynde; 3. Morphosyntactic paradoxa in Fox: an account in linearisation-based morphology Berthold Crysman; 4. The nominal status of English determiners Andreas Kathol; 5. VP Relatives in German Erhard Hinrichs and Tsuneko Nakazawa; 6. Using lexical principles in HPSG to generalize over valence properties Detmar Meurers; 7. Towards a general theory of partial constituent fronting in German Kordula De Kuthy and Detmar Meurers; 8. On certain properties of Romanian auxiliary (and modal) verbs Paola Monachesi; 9. Subject inversion in French extraction contexts Olivier Bonami, Daniele Godard and Jean-Marie Marandin; 10. Noun-phrases as NPs - the case of Hebrew Shuly Wintner; Part II. Resource-sensitive Approaches: 11. Unbounded dependencies in non-commutative linear logic Claudia Cassadio; 12. Topic and focus structures: the dynamics of tree growth Wilfried Meyer-Viol and Ruth Kempson; 13. Constants of grammatical reasoning Michael Moortgat; 14. Binding as term rewriting Richard Oehrle; Part III. Information Packaging and Semantics: 15. Pitch accent and structure: a proof-theoretic account of alignment Herman Hendriks; 16. Linkhood and polydefinites Dimitra Kolliakou; 17. How to match the mismatch: prosody-syntax interface for Japanese spoken sentences Kei Yoshimoto; 18. Vague quantifiers and complement anaphora Rodger Kibble; 19. Flashbacks in narrative discourse Frank Schilder; Part III. Formal and Computational Issues: 20. Modular Integration and interpretation of principles in CF-PSG Technology based HPSG processing architectures Josef van Genabith; 21. A Formal interpretation of relations and quantification Frank Richter, Manfred Sailer and Gerald Penn; 22. Extending the termination domain for DCG parsers Christian Wartena and Jens Michaelis; 23. Spines along outermost branches are enough Christian Wartena and Jens Michaelis; 24. Towards incremental lexical acquisition in HPSG Petra Barg and Markus Walther; 25. Remnant movement and complexity Ed Stabler; 26. An informal sketch of a formal architecture for construction grammar Paul Kay; 27. Synchronous local tree description grammars and underspecified representations for scope ambiguities Laura Kallmeyer.

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