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Participles in Rigvedic SanskritThe Syntax and Semantics of Adjectival Verb Forms$
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John J. Lowe

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198701361

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198701361.001.0001

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Lexical-Functional Grammar

Lexical-Functional Grammar

(p.47) 3 Lexical-Functional Grammar
Participles in Rigvedic Sanskrit

John J. Lowe

Oxford University Press

This chapter provides a concise yet valuable introduction to the formal grammatical framework utilized in the work, Lexical-Functional Grammar (LFG). It first explains the two original components of the theory, constituent structure and functional structure, discussing the cross-linguistic variation attested in c-structure configuration in contrast with the cross-linguistic uniformity of f-structure. Secondly, the semantic formalism, glue semantics, is introduced, and the particular combination of glue with Discourse Representation Theory (DRT) is explained. Finally, the remaining components of the LFG architecture are introduced, with particular focus on information structure, the string, and prosodic structure.

Keywords:   Lexical-Functional Grammar, LFG, constituent structure, functional structure, semantic formalism, glue semantics, Discourse Representation Theory, DRT, information structure, prosodic structure

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