Paper: Minimalist Parsing Of Subjects Displaced From Embedded Clauses In Free Word Order Languages

ACL ID P05-2017
Title Minimalist Parsing Of Subjects Displaced From Embedded Clauses In Free Word Order Languages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2005
Authors

In Sayeed and Szpakowicz (2004), we proposed a parser inspired by some as- pects of the Minimalist Program. This incremental parser was designed specifi- cally to handle discontinuous constituency phenomena for NPs in Latin. We take a look at the application of this parser to a specific kind of apparent island violation in Latin involving the extraction of con- stituents, including subjects, from tensed embedded clauses. We make use of ideas about the left periphery from Rizzi (1997) to modify our parser in order to handle ap- parently violated subject islands and simi- lar phenomena.