Processing ......
Links to Free Computer, Mathematics, Technical Books all over the World
Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction
🌠 Top Free Web Programming Books - 100% Free or Open Source!
  • Title: Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction
  • Author(s) Ivan A. Sag, Thomas Wasow
  • Publisher: Center for the Study of Language and Inf (February 1, 1999)
  • Paperback: 440 pages
  • eBook: PDF (483 pages)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10/ASIN: 1575861607
  • ISBN-13: 978-1575861609

Book Description

This book is unlike any other introductory textbook on the market. Targeting students with strong formal/mathematical skills, but assuming no particular previous background, this book focuses on the development of precisely formulated grammars whose empirical predictions can be directly tested.

The book begins with the inadequacy of context-free phrase structure grammars, motivating the introduction of feature structures, types and type constraints as ways of expressing linguistic generalizations. Step by step, students are led to discover a grammar that covers the core areas of English syntax that have been central to syntactic theory in the last quarter century, including: complementation, control, 'raising constructions', passives, the auxiliary system, and the analysis of long distance dependency constructions.

Special attention is given to the treatment of dialect variation, especially with respect to African American Vernacular English, which has been of considerable interest with regard to the educational practice of American school systems.

About the Authors
  • Ivan A. Sag is Professor of Linguistics and Thomas Wasow is Professor of Linguistics & Philosophy. Both are at Stanford University, where they also serve on the faculty of the Symbolic Systems Program.
Reviews, Ratings, and Recommendations: Related Book Categories: Read and Download Links: Similar Books:
  • Data, Syntax and Semantics: Modelling Programming Languages

    This book is an introduction to the mathematical theory of programming languages. It is in tended to provide a first course, one that is suitable for all university students of Computer Science to take early in their education.

  • Semantics - Advances in Theories and Mathematical Models

    This book is a nice blend of number of great ideas, theories, mathematical models, and practical systems in the domain of Semantics, covers state-of-the-art systems, theories, mathematical models in the domain of Semantics.

  • Practical Foundations for Programming Languages (Robert Harper)

    An excellent introduction to a wide range of programming language concepts. They are all uniformly and carefully explained, using techniques that are very useful in practice for both analysis and implementation of programming languages.

  • Anatomy of Programming Languages (William R. Cook)

    This book is a series of notes about programming languages, originally written for students of the undergraduate programming languages course. It uses Haskell, a pure functional language.

  • Computational Linguistics: Models, Resources, Applications

    This comprehensive reference work provides an overview of the concepts, methodologies, and applications in computational linguistics and natural language processing (NLP). It will be of interest and practical use to a wide range of linguists.

  • Practical Semantic Web and Linked Data Applications

    This book is intended to be a practical guide for using RDF data in information processing, linked data, and semantic web applications using both the AllegroGraph product and the Sesame open source project.

  • A Semantic Web Primer (Grigoris Antoniou, et al.)

    Provides a systematic treatment of the different languages (XML, RDF, OWL, and rules) and technologies (explicit metadata, ontologies, and logic and inference) that are central to Semantic Web development as well as such crucial related topics.

Book Categories
Other Categories
Resources and Links