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Dynamic Syntax The Dynamics of Incremental Processing: Constraints on Underspecification

Abstract:
Dynamic Syntax (DS) 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.
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Year:
2021
Type of Publication:
Article
Journal:
Journal of Logic, Language and Information
Volume:
30
Number:
2
Pages:
263–276
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