Online material for learning LFG

Ever wondered about grammatical frameworks other than HPSG and Minimalism? Miriam Butt (Konstanz) recorded an introductory course on Lexical Functional Grammar (LFG).

Miriam’s course can be access through the following links:

http://ling.uni-konstanz.de/pages/home/butt/main/Teaching.html#lfg-ma

This page also contains a link to the recordings, but they can also be accessed directly via this link:

https://streaming.uni-konstanz.de/lectures/wintersemester-2014/lin-13550-20142/

Here is the course description, copied from https://streaming.uni-konstanz.de/lectures/wintersemester-2014/lin-13550-20142/:

Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG) was formulated in the early 1980s as an alternative to transformational/derivational approaches to Syntax. The Theory dealt with a range of different languages from the outset (e.g., Malayalam, Warlpiri, Russian as well as English) and has established itself within theoretical linguistics as well as computational linguistics. This course conveys the basic philosophy underlying LFG and teaches students how to analyze language by means of the concepts developed within LFG. It is particularly useful for students studying natural language processing (e.g., MA Speech and Language Processing).

According to the LFG newsletter, there are more such courses to follow.

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