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Lexical-Functional Grammar

abbreviation(s): LFG
definition: Lexical-Functional Grammar is a lexicalist, nontransformational theory of grammar which is built on a powerful and mathematically well-defined grammar formalism, designed for typologically diverse, configurational and non-configurational languages. LFG models different levels of linguistic description in a functional correspondence architecture. C-structure encodes constituency and surface order, which radically differ across typologically distinct languages. F-structure encodes functional syntactic information, which is largely shared between typologically distinct languages. LFG grammars are declarative, and therefore reversible for generation.
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Lexical-Functional Syntax.
Bresnan, Joan.

Blackwell Publishers. Oxford. 2001.

Lexical-Functional Grammar.
Dalrymple, Mary.
Academic Press. Syntax and Semantics. 34. 2001.

Lexical-Functional Grammar: An Introduction to Parallel Constraint-Based Syntax.
Falk, Yehuda.
CSLI Publications. Stanford. 2001.

Formal Issues in Lexical-Functional Grammar.
M. Dalrymple and R.M Kaplan and J.T. Maxwell III and A. Zaenen.
CSLI Publications. CSLI Lecture Notes, No. 47. 1995.

Parsing the Wall Street Journal using a Lexical-Functional Grammar and Discriminative Estimation Techniques.
Stefan Riezler and Tracy H. King and Ronald M. Kaplan and Richard Crouch and John T. Maxwell and Mark Johnson.
Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL'02). Philadephia, PA 2002.