Semantics and Syntax in Lexical Functional Grammar
The Resource Logic Approach
By (author) Mary Dalrymple
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Semantics and Syntax in Lexical Functional Grammar by Mary Dalrymple
Book DescriptionA new, deductive approach to the syntax-semantics interface integrates two mature and successful lines of research: logical deduction for semantic composition and the Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG) approach to the analysis of linguistic structure. It is often referred to as the "glue" approach because of the role of logic in "gluing" meanings together. The "glue" approach has attracted significant attention from, among others, logicians working in the relatively new and active field of linear logic; linguists interested in a novel deductive approach to the interface between syntax and semantics within a nontransformational, constraint-based syntactic framework; and computational linguists and computer scientists interested in an approach to semantic composition that is grounded in a conceptually simple but powerful computational framework.This introduction to and overview of the "glue" approach is the first book to bring together the research of the major contributors to the field. Contributors: Richard Crouch, Mary Dalrymple, John Fry, Vineet Gupta, Mark Johnson, Andrew Kehler, John Lamping, Dick Oehrle, Fernando Pereira, Vijay Saraswat, Josef van Genabith.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780262041713
(229mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: MIT Press
Publisher: MIT Press Ltd
Publish Date: 5-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Ronald M Kaplan has made foundational contributions to the development of computational linguistic research and linguistic theory, particularly within Lexical-Functional Grammar. This work, a tribute to Kaplan's work, collects computational and theoretical linguistics papers in his research areas.
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Author Biography - Mary Dalrymple
Mary Dalrymple is University Lecturer in General Linguistics and Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford University.
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