How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
This volume represents an exploration of the notion that the principles of grammatical well-formedness and the principles of language processing are interdependent. They deal with the nature of syntactic structure and grammars for syntax, with strategies for parsing and generation, and with aspects of phonological structure and grammars for phonology. Some of the papers in this collection overlap two or more areas, and demonstrate the importance of integrating concepts from the theories of grammar and computation.