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Dynamic Syntax: The Dynamics of Incremental Processing: Constraints on Underspecification

Howes, Christine and Gibson, Hannah (2021) 'Dynamic Syntax: The Dynamics of Incremental Processing: Constraints on Underspecification.' Journal of Logic, Language and Information. ISSN 0925-8531

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Abstract

Dynamic Syntax (DS: Kempson et al. 2001; Cann et al. 2005) is an action-based grammar formalism which models the process of natural language understanding as monotonic tree growth. This paper presents an introduction to the notions of incrementality and underspecification and update, drawing on the assumptions made by DS. It lays out the tools of the theoretical framework that are necessary to understand the accounts developed in the other contributions to the Special Issue. It also represents an up-to-date account of the framework, combining the developments that have previously remained distributed in a diverse body of literature.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dynamic Syntax, Incrementality, Underspecification
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Language and Linguistics, Department of
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2021 10:58
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2021 12:15
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/30524

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