Frank Richter

In: Valia Kordoni (ed): Tübingen Studies in Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar. Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340, Nr. 132, Volume1. Universität Tübingen. pp. 74-115

In this paper, I am trying to bridge the gap between RSRL as a formal language and the informal AVM notation that linguists are using for HPSG grammar specifications. On the one hand, RSRL is not very useful if the linguist cannot use it in a notation that is intuitive, compact and easy to understand. On the other hand, a grammar specification remains only loosely related to a rigorous specification of a natural language as long as its notation is not formally explained. I define an AVM syntax that follows the commonly used AVM notation as closely as possible, show how its syntax is interpreted in RSRL, and prove that RSRL's original syntax and the AVM syntax are equivalent.

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Bibtex entry:

          author = {Frank Richter},
          title = {RSRL for HPSG},
          booktitle = {T\"ubingen Studies in Head-Driven Phrase Structure
          editor = {Valia Kordoni},
          publisher = {Universit\"at T\"ubingen},
          year = 1999,
          pages = {74--115},
          series = {{Arbeitspapiere des SFB 340, Nr. 132, Volume 1}}

Frank Richter
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