ISBN : 9780198795087
This book is the first dedicated to linguistic parsing - the processing of natural language according to the rules of a formal grammar - in the Minimalist Program.
While Minimalism has been at the forefront of generative grammar for several decades, it often remains inaccessible to computer scientists and others in adjacent fields. This volume makes connections with standard computational architectures, provides efficient implementations of some fundamental minimalist accounts of syntax, explores implementations of recent theoretical proposals, and explores correlations between posited structures and measures of neural activity during human language comprehension.
These studies will appeal to graduate students and researchers in formal syntax, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, and computer science.
1 Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler: Minimalist parsing
2 Sandiway Fong and Jason Ginsburg: Towards a Minimalist Machine
3 Jason Ginsburg and Sandiway Fong: Combining linguistic theories in a Minimalist Machine
4 Kristine M. Yu: Parsing with Minimalist Grammars and prosodic trees
5 Gregory M. Kobele: Parsing ellipsis efficiently
6 Tim Hunter: Left-corner parsing of Minimalist Grammars
7 Jixing Li and John Hale: Grammatical predictors for fMRI timecourses