LINGUIST List 15.639

Thu Feb 19 2004

Qs: Polysynthetic Langs/Grammar; LFG Parser

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  1. Florian Zellmayer, Grammar readers
  2. Petra Gieselmann, LFG Parser

Message 1: Grammar readers

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 10:47:50 -0500 (EST)
From: Florian Zellmayer <>
Subject: Grammar readers

Dear Linguists,

I'm currently at the beginning of assembling a grammar of a highly
polysynthetic language. Although there are some model grammars of
languages of this kind, such as Nick Evans' Bininj-Gunwok, I'd like to
make the outcome of my work as useful and pleasant for the reader as
possible. Full scale descriptive grammars tend to be rather expensive,
and everyone spending that much money wants to find as much of his or
her personal questions answered in the respective work.

For this reason, please tell me about your personal preferences about
large descriptive grammars (the kind of gramars that comprise 500+
pages). Any hints on any matter that comes to your mind are
appreciated: The way certain topics are covered, the format of
language examples you prefer, general stylistic preferences,
etc. etc. I do have a favourite format, of course, but I would like to
incorporate as many preferences of potential readers as well.

Thanks for your suggestions. 
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Message 2: LFG Parser

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2004 11:45:04 -0500 (EST)
From: Petra Gieselmann <>
Subject: LFG Parser

Dear all, 

I would like to use LFG grammars and therefore, I am looking for a
freely available LFG Parser.

Any help appreciated,
Petra Gieselmann 
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