Локальные и глобальные правила в синтаксисе [Local and Global Rules in Syntax]
Anton Zimmerling
May 2024

This paper discusses word order and phrasal prosody in Russian. I claim that both phenomena can be described in terms of two successive sets of rules – local rules vs global rules. Combinations of these two sets of rules are typical of multilayer language models and for algorithmic generation of complex structural objects in formal grammars. Modern Russian applies a highly formalized rule of selecting the locus of the main phrasal accent: the hierarchy of potential accent bearers is a mirror image of the grammatical hierarchy of arguments and adjuncts. The order of communicative constituent in Russian is shaped by 7-8 Linear-Accent Transformations (LA-transformations). LA-transformations are Movement rules, which both operate on constituent order and change accent markings of communicative constituents. In the preceding Russian tradition, cf. Paducheva (1985) and Yanko (2001), LA-transformations were defined as Context-Sensitive Rules, which makes word order calculus. I discuss the possibility of redefining LA-transformations as pairs of the type , and offer an analysis compatible with Mildly Context-Sensitive Rules, e.g., with Stablerian Minimalist Grammars.
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Reference: lingbuzz/008136
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Published in: Computational Linguistics and Intellectual Technologies. Issue 8 (15). Proceedings of the International Conference “Dialogue 2008”. Moscow, 2008, 551-562.
keywords: locality, local rules, global rules, predictivity, formal grammars, mildly context-sensitive rules, linear-accent grammars, phrasal accentuation, choice of the accent bearer, communicative structure., semantics, syntax
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