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Why Simpler Syntax?

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Simpler Syntax

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199271092
eISBN:
9780191709418
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199271092.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter begins with a discussion of the simpler syntax hypothesis (SSH). It argues that given some phenomenon that has provided putative evidence for elaborate syntactic structure, there exists ... More


Introduction

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides an overview of the research questions addressed in this book. Set in the theoretical framework of generative syntax, and based on an in-depth investigation of the Pseudogapping ... More


An Overview of the Data

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the empirical data which form the basis for the discussion throughout the book. The examples provided mainly illustrate elliptical structures occurring in the lower part of ... More


Stems

Raoul Zamponi and Bernard Comrie

in A Grammar of Akabea

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198855798
eISBN:
9780191889424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198855798.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the nature of Akabea roots and of stem-forming processes involving derivational affixes. Special attention is paid to the rich system of somatic (body-part) prefixes, to ... More


: Neutral Mourning

John Paul Ricco

in The Decision Between Us: Art and Ethics in the Time of Scenes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226717777
eISBN:
9780226113371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226113371.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

In this chapter, Roland Barthes’ book on photography Camera Lucida, is read alongside his lectures at the College de France on The Neutral and The Preparation of the Novel, in order to argue for the ... More


Previous Accounts of Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter provides a representative overview of previous accounts of Pseudogapping, the phenomenon that, at least to some extent, combines properties of most other elliptical constructions. On the ... More


A-Movement in Pseudogapping

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Based on the assumption that Pseudogapping is similar to the VP Ellipsis construction, with additional movement of non-elided material out of the structure specified for deletion, this chapter ... More


The Semantics of Focus and Ellipsis

Kirsten Gengel

in Pseudogapping and Ellipsis

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199665303
eISBN:
9780191748561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199665303.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interaction of Focus and Ellipsis in the derivation of Pseudogapping and other elliptical structures. It is argued that the definition of focus in Ellipsis ... More


Prologue: The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis The Simpler Syntax Hypothesis (2006) *

Peter W. Culicover and Ray Jackendoff

in Explaining Syntax: Representations, Structures, and Computation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199660230
eISBN:
9780191748240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660230.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter presents the Simpler Syntax Hypothesis, which holds that much of the explanatory role attributed to syntax in contemporary linguistics is properly the responsibility of semantics. The ... More


Performance of the Speech Recognizer and Parser

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0012
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

This book has presented a computational model for integrated dialog processing. The primary contributions of this research follow. • A mechanism (the Missing Axiom Theory) for integrating ... More


Achieving Spoken Communication with Computers

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0003
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

The most sophisticated and efficient means of communication between humans is spoken natural language (NL). It is a rare circumstance when two people choose to communicate via another means when ... More


Foundational Work in Integrated Dialog Processing

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0004
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

Building a working spoken natural language dialog system is a complex challenge. It requires the integration of solutions to many of the important subproblems of natural language processing. This ... More


Computational Model

Ronnie W. Smith and D. Richard Hipp

in Spoken Natural Language Dialog Systems: A Practical Approach

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195091878
eISBN:
9780197560686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195091878.003.0006
Subject:
Computer Science, Human-Computer Interaction

This chapter describes the computational model that has evolved from the theory of integrated dialog processing presented in the previous chapter. The organization of this chapter follows. 1. A ... More


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