LINGUIST List 32.3769

Fri Dec 03 2021

Books: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: Müller, Abeillé, Borsley, Koenig (eds.)

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Date: 23-Nov-2021
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Subject: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: Müller, Abeillé, Borsley, Koenig (eds.)
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Title: Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar
Subtitle: The handbook
Series Title: Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax
Published: 2021
Publisher: Language Science Press

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Editor: Stefan Müller
Editor: Anne Abeillé
Editor: Robert D. Borsley
Editor: Jean-Pierre Koenig
Electronic: ISBN: 9783961102556 Pages: 1632 Price: Europe EURO 0 Comment: Open Access

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) is a constraint-based or declarative approach to linguistic knowledge, which analyses all descriptive levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) with feature value pairs, structure sharing, and relational constraints. In syntax it assumes that expressions have a single relatively simple constituent structure. This volume provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the framework. Various chapters discuss basic assumptions and formal foundations, describe the evolution of the framework, and go into the details of the main syntactic phenomena. Further chapters are devoted to non-syntactic levels of description. The book also considers related fields and research areas (gesture, sign languages, computational linguistics) and includes chapters comparing HPSG with other frameworks (Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Construction Grammar, Dependency Grammar, and Minimalism).

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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