Alexis Manaster-Ramer

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English is shown to be t rans-context-free on the basis of coordinations of the respectively type that involve strictly syntactic cross-serial agreement. The agreement in question involves number in nouns and reflexive pronouns and is syntactic rather than semantic in nature because grammatical number in English, like grammatical gender in languages such as(More)
This was, in essence, the goal of mathematics of language at its inception (even though it would be 1984 before this name would appear). It took a long time before there appeared linguists who were comfortable enough with mathematics (and some non-linguists comfortable enough with linguistics) to see that this idea of finding the natural languages a place(More)
Approaches to NL syntax conform in varying degrees to the older relational/dependency model, (essentially that assumed in traditional grammar), which treats a sentence as a group of words united by various relations, and the newer constituent model. Some modern approaches have nonetheless involved shifts away from essentially constituent-based models of the(More)
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