Syntactic Carpentry: An Emergentist Approach to Syntax

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Syntactic Carpentry: An Emergentist Approach to Syntax presents a groundbreaking approach to the study of sentence formation. Building on the emergentist thesis that the structure and use of language is shaped by more basic, non-linguistic forces--rather than by an innate Universal Grammar--William O'Grady shows how the defining properties of various core syntactic phenomena (phrase structure, co-reference, control, agreement, contraction, and extraction) follow from the operation of a linear, efficiency-driven processor. ...

Syntactic Carpentry: An Emergentist Approach to Syntax 2005, Routledge, Mahwah, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780805849608

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Syntactic Carpentry: An Emergentist Approach to Syntax 2005, Routledge, Mahwah, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780805849592

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