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By Mary Dalrymple

Lexical-Functional Grammar was once first constructed through Joan Bresnan and Ronald M. Kaplan within the past due Seventies, and used to be designed to function a medium for expressing and explaining vital generalisations concerning the syntax of human languages and therefore to function a car for self reliant linguistic learn. An both vital target was once to supply a limited, mathematically tractable notation which may be interpreted via psychologically believable and computationally effective processing mechanisms. The formal structure of LFG offers an easy set of units for describing the typical homes of all human languages and the actual houses of person languages. This quantity offers paintings carried out over the last a number of years on the Xerox Palo Alto learn heart, Stanford collage, and in other places. the several sections hyperlink mathematical and computational matters and the research of specific linguistic phenomena in components corresponding to wh-constructions, anaphoric binding, observe order and coordination.

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