Syntax as Graph Theory
Diego Krivochen
January 2018

In this work we explore the consequences of questioning and replacing long-held assumptions about the way in which syntactic structure is built. Rather than minimizing connectivity between nodes in order to get ‘unambiguous paths’, we will pursue the consequences of the idea that syntactic structure grows by maximally connecting sub-graphs in local domains. The result will be a model of grammar in which aspects that have proven problematic for mainstream generative grammar (MGG), like discontinuity and crossing dependencies, have a natural place.
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keywords: graph theory; discontinuity; multidominance; syntax, syntax
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