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Minimalist Parsing

Robert C. Berwick and Edward P. Stabler

Abstract

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 framework. While the Minimalist Program has been at the forefront of generative grammar for several decades, it often remains inaccessible to computer scientists and others in adjacent fields. In particular, minimalism reveals a surprising paradox: human language is simpler than we thought, and yet it cannot be processed by the machinery used by computer scientists. In this volume, experts in the field show how to resolve this apparent paradox, ... More

Keywords: linguistic parsing, Minimalist Program, generative grammar, human language, computer programs, computational linguistics, syntax, psycholinguistics, computer science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795087
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795087.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert C. Berwick, editor
Professor of Computational Linguistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Edward P. Stabler, editor
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, University of California Los Angeles