Paper: Extraposition Via Complex Domain Formation

ACL ID P95-1024
Title Extraposition Via Complex Domain Formation
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1995

We propose a novel approach to extraposi- tion in German within an alternative con- ception of syntax in which syntactic struc- ture and linear order are mediated not via encodings of hierarchical relations but in- stead via order domains. At the heart of our proposal is a new kind of domain for- mation which affords analyses of extrapo- sition constructions that are linguistically more adequate than those previously sug- gested in the literature. 1 Linearization without phrase structure Recent years have seen proposals for the elimina- tion of the phrase structure component in syntax in favor of levels of representation encompassing possi- bly nonconcatenative modes of serialization (Dowty, In press; Reape, 1993; Reape, 1994; Pollard et al. , 1993). Instead of deriving the string represen...