This volume is intended to provide for deficiencies in existing syntax textbooks. The authors thoroughly discuss the fundamental assumptions of the syntactic enterprise at a level which will forestall many of the erroneous inferences common to students of syntax. In addition, the editors also provide a brief account of the so-called 'standard' theory, and how the current frameworks for syntactic description have evolved to differ from it. With such background discussions of the evolution of various descriptive devices, the volume provides a context for understanding both older and current issues in linguistic literature; the authors have supplied a means for understanding the context of subsequent theoretical proposals and their antecedents. A Practical Guide to Syntactic Analysis is intended as a reference text for linguistics students, but is equally of interest to scholars.
|Publisher:||Center for the Study of Language and Inf|
|Series:||Center for the Study of Language and Information - Lecture Notes Series , #67|
|Edition description:||Older Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.34(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Syntax and Computation: Formal devices for linguistic generalisations: West Germanic word order in LFG Annie Zaenen and Ronald M. Kaplan; Stratified feature structures for multistratal relational analyses David E. Johnson and Lawrence S. Moss; Feature-based grammars as constraint grammars Alan M. Frisch; Part II. Automated Parsing and Generation: A quarter century of computation with transformational grammar Robert C. Berwick and Sandiway Fong; Chunks and dependencies: bringing processing evidence to bear on syntax Steven Abney; Some open problems in head-driven generation Dale Gerdemann and Erhard Hinrichs; Construction of LR parsing tables for grammars using feature-based syntactic categories Tsuneko Nakazawa; Part III. Phonology and Computation: Phonology and computational linguistics - a personal overview John Coleman; Eliminating cyclicity as a source of complexity in phonology Jennifer S. Cole; Pitch accent prediction from text analysis Julia Hirschberg and Richard Sproat.