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Reflexes of grammar in patterns of language change
- A. Kroch
- LinguisticsLanguage Variation and Change
- 1 October 1989
ABSTRACT When one form replaces another over time in a changing language, the new form does not occur equally often in all linguistic contexts. Linguists have generally assumed that those contexts in…
Pseudocleft Connectedness: Implications for the LF Interface Level
Pseudoclefts constitute a difficult challenge for linguistic theory, displaying effects of core syntactic conditions in a noncanonical configuration that cannot be normalized with standard syntactic…
Verb Movement in Old and Middle English: Dialect Variation and Language Contact
The Linguistic Relevance of Tree Adjoining Grammar
This work was supported in part by NSF grants MCS8219196-CER, MCS8207294 and a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation for a Program in Cognitive Science, Grant No. 84-4-15.
- A. Kroch
In a series of recent investigations of language change, a group of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and elsewhere has described the grammatical character and time course of a number of…
The Bracketing Guidelines for the Penn Chinese Treebank (3.0)
This document describes the bracketing guidelines for the Penn Chinese Treebank Project, which is the creation of a 100-thousand-word corpus of Mandarin Chinese text with syntactic bracketing.
Unbounded Dependencies and Subjacency in a Tree Adjoining Grammar
- A. Kroch
- Computer Science
The Licensing of CP-recursion and its Relevance to the Germanic Verb-Second Phenomenon
One of the central predictions of this analysis is that v/2 should be limited to clauses in which the C position is empty at d-structure, as in matrix sentences and in a limited range of subordinate…
The Isolability of Syntactic Processing
This chapter explores a controversial hypothesis that some of the procedures that create grammatical patterns in sentences are in an important sense indifferent to the content of the symbols they manipulate, in somewhat the same way that the procedures for long multiplication are indifference to the numbers involved in the computation.