LINGUIST List 33.559

Sat Feb 12 2022

Books: Lexicalising Clausal Syntax: Laczkó

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Date: 03-Feb-2022
From: Karin Plijnaar <>
Subject: Lexicalising Clausal Syntax: Laczkó
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Title: Lexicalising Clausal Syntax
Subtitle: The interaction of syntax, the lexicon and information structure in Hungarian
Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 354
Published: 2021
Publisher: John Benjamins

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Author: Tibor Laczkó
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258984 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258984 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 105.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027258984 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210470 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 158.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210470 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 88.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027210470 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 111.30

The book presents a new perspective on clausal syntax and its interactions with lexical and discourse function information by analysing Hungarian sentences. It also demonstrates ways in which grammar engineering implementations can provide insights into how complex linguistic processes interact. It analyses the most important phenomena in the preverbal domain of Hungarian finite declarative and wh-clauses: sentence structure, operators, verbal modifiers, negation and copula constructions. Based on the results of earlier generative linguistic research, it presents the fundamental empirical generalisations and offers a comparative critical assessment of the most salient analyses in a variety of generative linguistic models from its own perspective. It argues for a lexical approach to the relevant phenomena and develops the first comprehensive analysis in the theoretical framework of Lexical-Functional Grammar. It also reports the successful implementation of crucial aspects of this analysis in the computational linguistic platform of the theory, Xerox Linguistic Environment.

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Hungarian (hun)

Written In: English (eng)

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