LINGUIST List 10.970

Mon Jun 21 1999

Books: Slavic Linguistics & HPSG

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  1. Maureen Burke, Slavic Lang & HPSG; Slavic in Head-Driven Phrase-Structure Grammar

Message 1: Slavic Lang & HPSG; Slavic in Head-Driven Phrase-Structure Grammar

Date: Mon, 21 Jun 1999 15:12:27 -0700 (PDT)
From: Maureen Burke <mburkecsli.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: Slavic Lang & HPSG; Slavic in Head-Driven Phrase-Structure Grammar


Borsley, Robert D. (University of Wales); Adam Przepiorkowski (Polish
Academy of Sciences/University of Tuebingen); SLAVIC IN HEAD-DRIVEN
PHRASE-STRUCTURE GRAMMAR; ISBN: 1-57586-174-7 (paper), 1-57586-175-5
(cloth); 346pp. CSLI Publications 1999:
http://csli-publications.stanford.edu/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu

This volume addresses several important aspects of the Slavic
languages from the constraint-based perspective of Head-Driven Phrase
Structure Grammar (HPSG). The papers in this volume are concerned with
complex and often neglected phenomena. Among the main topics discussed
in this book are: case system, diathesis, cliticization, binding,
multiple extraction, word order, the syntax and semantics of negative
concord, the complement-adjunct distinction, and the
phonology-phonetics interface. The HPSG analyses offered in this book
often considerably extend those proposed in other frameworks. This
volume should be of considerable interest to scholars working within
HPSG or other constraint-based frameworks. It not only broadens the
empirical coverage of HPSG, but many of the papers presented here also
propose interesting extensions and modifcations of the theory in such
areas as semantics, phonology and the representation of constituency.
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