Paper: Auxiliaries And Clitics In French UCG Grammar

ACL ID E87-1029
Title Auxiliaries And Clitics In French UCG Grammar
Venue Annual Meeting of The European Chapter of The Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1987

French auxilliaries and clitics have been analysed in the flame of U.C.G. (Unification Categorial Grammar). Concatenation of a functor sign and an adjacent argument sign is the basic operation of the model ; unification allows (a) to verify ff constraints on concatenation are respected ; (b) to produce a flow of information between the functor sign and the argument sign. The rules of the grammar and the design structure of the sign allows to express : (a) the concatenation between French auxilliaries (are and avoir) and the participle verb form within a single pattern, (b) transitions between clitics in a systematic way. Two complex questions of French syntax are thus covered in a fairly simple way. The UCG Model U(nification). C(ategorial) G(rammar) is a new grammatical model proposed by ...