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Title Minimalist parsing / edited by Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler.
Imprint Oxford ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Edition First edition.

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Series Oxford linguistics.
Oxford linguistics.
Subject Parsing (Computer grammar)
Alt Name Berwick, Robert C.,
Stabler, Edward P.,
Description 1 online resource (xiv, 192 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Edition First edition.
Contents Cover; Minimalist Parsing; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of contributors; 1: Minimalist parsing; 1.1 A perspective on language and parsing; 1.2 This volume; 1.3 Minimalist-inspired formalisms; 1.4 Conclusion; 2: Towards a Minimalist Machine; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Free or feature-driven movement; 2.3 Computational cyclicity; 2.4 Architecture overview; 2.5 Fundamental operations; 2.6 The decision procedure P; 2.7 Non-determinism revisited; 2.8 Computational cyclicity revisited; 2.9 Further remarks and conclusions; Acknowledgements
3: Combining linguistic theories in a Minimalist Machine3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Multiple Agree (Chomsky 2001); 3.3 Expletives (Chomsky 2001); 3.4 Thematization/Extraction (Th/Ex) (Chomsky 2001; Sobin 2014); 3.5 That-trace effects and subject vs. object wh-movement (Pesetsky and Torrego 2001); 3.6 Relative Clauses (Pesetsky and Torrego 2001; Gallego 2006); 3.7 Conclusion; Acknowledgements; 4: Parsing with Minimalist Grammars and prosodic trees; 4.1 Introduction; 4.1.1 Previous work on prosodically informed syntactic parsers; 4.1.2 The syntax-prosody interface
4.1.2.1 "Hierarchical" structure in prosody4.1.2.2 A working model for the relation between prosodic and syntactic trees; 4.1.2.3 Match Theory: interface constraints; 4.1.2.4 Match Theory: constraints on prosodic trees; 4.2 Samoan syntax, spellout, prosody, and interfaces: background; 4.2.1 Samoan syntax and spellout; 4.2.2 Samoan prosodic constituency; 4.2.2.1 Samoan word-level prosody: stress assignment; 4.2.2.2 Samoan prosodic constituency above the prosodic word; 4.2.3 The Samoan syntax-prosody interface
4.2.3.1 Constraint ranking: an interface constraint interleaved between phonological constraints4.2.3.2 Extending the definition of MatchPhrase to spellout; 4.3 Samoan syntax, spellout, prosody, and interfaces: implementation; 4.3.1 Generation of candidate prosodic parses with an xfst transducer; 4.3.2 Syntactic/post-syntactic grammar fragment: MG lexicon and derivation; 4.3.3 Simultaneous (post- )syntactic parsing and MatchPhrase computation; 4.3.3.1 Bottom-up (post)-syntactic parsing of MGs; 4.3.3.2 Computing MatchPrase; 4.3.4 Final phonological transduction after MG parse: StrongStart
4.4 Discussion and conclusion5: Parsing ellipsis efficiently; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Ellipsis in minimalist grammars; 5.2.1 Minimalist grammars; 5.2.2 Derivational structure; 5.2.3 Ellipsis; 5.2.4 Hypothetical derivations; 5.2.5 Ellipsis operations; 5.2.6 Interpreting ellipsis; 5.2.7 An example; 5.3 The complexity of ellipsis resolution; 5.3.1 Parsing in the presence of ellipsis; 5.3.2 Resolving ellipsis; 5.3.3 Updating the discourse context; 5.3.4 Eliding maximal projections; 5.3.5 Bounding ellipsis; 5.3.6 Stopping silence; 5.4 Conclusion; 6: Left-corner parsing of minimalist grammars; 6.1 Human processing of long-distance dependencies
Summary This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing - the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar - in the Minimalist Framework. Experts in the field show how the abstract theories of the Minimalist Program can be turned into working computer programs for processing sentences and analysing brain activity.
Note Description based on online resource; title from web page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on May 11, 2020).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780192514295 (electronic book)
0192514296 (electronic book)
9780191836459 (electronic book)
0191836451 (electronic book)
0198795084
9780198795087
0198795092
9780198795094
OCLC # 1120693587
Additional Format Print version: Minimalist parsing. First edition. Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2019 0198795084 (OCoLC)1078893940.


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