Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: The handbook

Stefan Müller,  Anne Abeillé,  Robert D. Borsley,  Jean-Pierre Koenig  (eds). 2021. Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar: The handbook. Berlin : Language Science Press. (Empirically Oriented Theoretical Morphology and Syntax, 9) 1553 p. ISBN : 978-3-98554-999-3 ; DOI : 10.5281/zenodo.5543318

Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) is a constraint-based or declarative approach to linguistic knowledge, which analyses all descriptive levels (phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics) with feature value pairs, structure sharing, and relational constraints. In syntax it assumes that expressions have a single relatively simple constituent structure. This volume provides a state-of-the-art introduction to the framework. Various chapters discuss basic assumptions and formal foundations, describe the evolution of the framework, and go into the details of the main syntactic phenomena. Further chapters are devoted to non-syntactic levels of description. The book also considers related fields and research areas (gesture, sign languages, computational linguistics) and includes chapters comparing HPSG with other frameworks (Lexical Functional Grammar, Categorial Grammar, Construction Grammar, Dependency Grammar, and Minimalism).

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