Head-Initial Constructions in Japanese

Japanese is often taken to be strictly head-final in its syntax. In our work on a broad-coverage, precision implemented HPSG for Japanese, we have found that while this is generally true, there are nonetheless a few mino
Japanese is often taken to be strictly head-final in its syntax. In our work on a broad-coverage, precision implemented HPSG for Japanese, we have found that while this is generally true, there are nonetheless a few minor exceptions to the broad trend. In this paper, we describe the grammar engineering project, present the exceptions we have found, and conclude that this kind of phenomenon motivates on the one hand the HPSG type hierarchical approach which allows for the statement of both broad generalizations and exceptions to those generalizations and on the other hand the usefulness of grammar engineering as a means of testing linguistic hypotheses.
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Author:Melanie Siegel, Emily M. Bender
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-236691
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the HPSG04 Conference
Publisher:CSLI Publications
Place of publication:Stanford
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2011/12/21
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Contributing Corporation:Center for Computational Linguistics Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Release Date:2011/12/21
SWD-Keyword:Computerlinguistik; Japanisch
Pagenumber:17
Institutes:Extern
Dewey Decimal Classification:418 Standardsprache; Angewandte Linguistik
Sammlungen:Linguistik
Linguistic-Classification:Linguistik-Klassifikation: Computerlinguistik / Computational linguistics
Licence (German):License Logo Veröffentlichungsvertrag für Publikationen

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