LINGUIST List 3.841

Wed 28 Oct 1992

Qs: Afrikaans, Unification

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  1. Avery Andrews, Afrikaans query
  2. Rich Hilliard, 3.834 Unification, Inheritance, and Cognitive Theory

Message 1: Afrikaans query

Date: Wed, 28 Oct 92 10:34:46 ESAfrikaans query
From: Avery Andrews <andalingdurras.anu.edu.au>
Subject: Afrikaans query

In Linguistic Inquiry, 1977, Hans du Plessis published a squib on
evidence for the successive cyclicity of Wh-Movement in Afrikaans.
Has there been any followup on this work? It seems like it would
support serveral dissertations.

Avery.Andrewsanu.edu.au
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Message 2: 3.834 Unification, Inheritance, and Cognitive Theory

Date: Tue, 27 Oct 92 20:00:13 ES3.834 Unification, Inheritance, and Cognitive Theory
From: Rich Hilliard <rhinmet.camb.inmet.com>
Subject: 3.834 Unification, Inheritance, and Cognitive Theory

Steven Schaufele writes:

> I wish to record total agreement with Anoop Sarkar's remarks (LINGUIST 3-784)
> on the psycholinguistic/computational 'good sense' of lexical and grammatical
> theories based on hierarchical network 'operations' like inheritance and
> unification. Of course, this is consistent with my 'soft spot' for frameworks
> like LFG

I'm interested in the computational 'good sense' of unification-based
grammars. Can someone direct me to work on the computational
complexity of such operations as unification and inheritance in this
setting or on the 'learnability' of such grammars? Any references?

 -- Rich Hilliard

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