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Specifying Syntactic Structures

edited by Patrick Blackburn and Maarten de Rijke

The papers in this book apply mathematical and logical methods to the description of linguistic structures. Such descriptions are useful for a variety of purposes. For example, they make it easier to design and debug software for dealing with human languages. The purpose of the volume is to introduce a number of new and better methods for describing linguistic structures. The volume contains contributions on the logical foundations of current syntactic theories, as well as on logical methods that lead to new ways of describing syntactic structures.

Patrick Blackburn is a lecturer at the department of computational linguistics in the University of Saarland. Maarten de Rijke is leader of the computational logic group at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation at the University of Amsterdam.


  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • 1 A Grammar Formalism and Cross-Serial Dependencies
    Tore Burheim
  • 2 On Constraint-Based Lambek Calculi
    Jochen Dorre and Suresh Manandhar
  • 3 On Reducing Principles to Rules
    Marcus Kracht
  • 4 Structural Control
    Natasha Kurtonina and Michael Moortgat
  • 5 Featureless HPSG
    M. Andrew Moshier
  • 6 On Descriptive Complexity, Language Complexity, and GB
    James Rogers
  • 7 Feature Trees over Arbitrary Structures
    Ralf Treinen
  • 8 Dutch Verb Clustering without Verb Clusters
    Gertjan Van Noord and Gosse Bouma
  • 9 Approaches to Unification in Grammar: A Brief Survey
    Jurgen Wedekind
  • Name Index
  • Subject Index


ISBN (Paperback): 1575860848 (9781575860848)
ISBN (Cloth): 1575860856 (9781575860855)
ISBN (Electronic): 1684000025 (9781684000029)

Subject: Linguistics; Grammar--Syntax

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