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Declarative Description of Czech I - NPFL056
Title in English: Deklarativní popis češtiny I
Guaranteed by: Institute of Formal and Applied Linguistics (32-UFAL)
Faculty: Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Actual: from 2016 to 2018
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 3
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:0/2 C [hours/week]
Capacity: unlimited
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Additional information:
Guarantor: Ing. Alexandr Rosen, Ph.D.
Class: DS, matematická lingvistika
Informatika Mgr. - volitelný
Classification: Informatics > Computer and Formal Linguistics
Annotation -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D. (29.01.2019)
Introduction to formal linguistics based on a constraint-based framework with a focus on Czech syntactic phenomena Czech. An introductory course in linguistics is recommended. Some knowledge of issues in formal and theoretical linguistics may be helpful in understanding some topics, but is not required. The course continues in the summer semester.
Literature - Czech
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D. (29.01.2019)

Oliva, K. (2003). Formalismus unifikačních gramatik.

Levine, R. D. and Meurers W. D. (2005). HPSG - Linguistic Approach, Formal Foundations, and Computer Realization. In: Keith Brown (ed.): Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, 2nd edition, Elsevier, Oxford.

Przepiórkowski A. and Kupść A. (2006). HPSG for Slavicists. Glossos, 8.

Sag, I. A., Wasow, T., and Bender, E. M. (2003). Syntactic Theory: A Formal Introduction. CSLI Publications, Stanford, CA.

Syllabus -
Last update: Mgr. Barbora Vidová Hladká, Ph.D. (29.01.2019)

1. levels of linguistic description, language as a collection of (linguistic) phenomena, description of language as an account of the interaction of linguistic phenomena

2. basic structure of a simple Czech sentence (description of basic word order and valency)

3. simple feature structure, unification, lexicon

4. description of subject-predicate agreement in a simple sentence

5. complex feature structure, linguistic categories as a hierarchy of types

6. semantic interpretation of language expressions

7. description of a simple free modification (adverbial, congruent attribute)

8. abstract description of valency, formal tools for a general description of valency frames

9. list as a feature value, disjunction

10. case assignment

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