Generalized Phrase Structure Grammar

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Harvard University Press, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 276 pages
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Contents

A theory of syntactic features
17
The nature of grammatical rules
43
Metarules and their properties
57
Universal feature instantiation principles
75
The Foot Feature Principle
79
The Control Agreement Principle
83
The Head Feature Convention
94
Tree admissibility
99
Parasitic gaps
162
The syntax of coordination
169
Rule schemata
170
Conjuncts as heads
174
Across the board phenomena
176
Preliminaries to semantic interpretation
182
Types
184
Nonlexical type assignments
188

The constituent structure of English
109
Verb phrases
110
Adjective phrases
122
Noun phrases
126
Prepositional phrases
131
The analysis of unbounded dependencies
137
The percolation of slash features
139
Slash termination Metarule 1
142
Topicalization
144
Missingobject constructions
150
WH constructions
153
clefts
158
Slash termination Metarule 2
160
Lexical type assignments
194
Grammatical relations
195
Obligatory control
200
General principles of semantic interpretation
206
Functional realization
209
The semantic interpretation schema
211
Lexical interpretation
214
Feature translation
223
Unbounded dependency semantics
229
List of features and rules
245
Name index
267
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