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Phrase structure composition and syntactic dependencies

Author: Robert Frank
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 2002.
Series: Current studies in linguistics series, 38.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Explores an approach to syntactic theory that weds Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) formalism with the minimalist framework. TAG has been extensively studied both for its mathematical properties and for its usefulness in computational linguistics applications. [The author] shows that incorporating TAG's formally restrictive operations for structure building considerably simplifies the model of grammatical competence,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Frank
ISBN: 0262062291 9780262062299 0262562081 9780262562089
OCLC Number: 48475432
Description: xiv, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. Setting the stage --
2. The nature of elementary trees --
3. A case study: Raising --
4. Local constraints and local economy --
5. A case study: Wh- dependencies --
6. Looking onward.
Series Title: Current studies in linguistics series, 38.
Responsibility: Robert Frank.

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A theoretical linguistic study that combines Tree Adjoining Grammar (TAG) with the minimalist framework in the analysis of natural language syntax.  Read more...

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