Extraction phenomena in synchronous TAG syntax and semantics.
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CitationRebecca Nesson and Stuart Shieber. Extraction phenomena in synchronous TAG syntax and semantics. In Dekai Wu and David Chiang, editors, Proceedings of the Workshop on Syntax and Structure in Statistical Translation, Rochester, New York, 26 April 2007.
AbstractWe present a proposal for the structure of noun phrases in Synchronous Tree-Adjoining Grammar (STAG) syntax and semantics that permits an elegant and uniform analysis of a variety of phenomena, including quantifier scope and extraction phenomena such as wh-questions with both moved and in-place wh-words, pied-piping, stranding of prepositions, and topicalization. The tight coupling between syntax and semantics enforced by the STAG helps to illuminate the critical relationships and filter out analyses that may be appealing for either syntax or semantics alone but do not allow for a meaningful relationship between them.
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