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Lovestrand, Joseph and Lowe, John J (2017) 'Minimal C-structure: Rethinking Projection in Phrase Structure.' In: Butt, Miriam and King, Tracy Holloway, (eds.), Proceedings of the LFG’17 Conference. Stanford: CSLI Publications, pp. 285-305.

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Abstract

This paper addresses the formal properties of constituent structure (cstructure). We demonstrate inadequacies in the formalization of traditional X0 theory by Bresnan (2001) and Bresnan et al. (2016), and in the alternative proposal of Marcotte (2014). We propose “minimal c-structure” as a new approach to phrase structure within Lexical-Functional Grammar, which almost entirely eliminates non-branching nodes, and neatly captures the distinction between projecting and non-projecting words. Our proposal is fully formalized, and has been successfully tested by an XLE implementation.

Item Type: Book Chapters
Keywords: constituent-structure, phrase structure, projecting nodes, non-branching nodes, XLE
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
Date Deposited: 04 May 2020 10:03
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/32655
Related URLs: https://web.sta ... 017/index.shtml (Publisher URL)
Funders: Other

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