I am conducting research on spoken data, to collect the data and analyze it syntactically like to see the null constitutes etc. The question is, what could be the suitable model or framework for it

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    By any definition I can think of, "null constitutes" can't be seen. They can only be inferred from theoretical models or frameworks, which differ from one another. Therefore it is important to be familiar with the models and frameworks before conducting research. Otherwise, nothing null can be found because nulls do not exist in the data.
    – jlawler
    Aug 21, 2016 at 16:26
  • I have Mentioned, the framework and model would be Minimalist Program by Noam Chomsky. Suggestions are welcomed. Thank you Aug 23, 2016 at 6:11
  • Good luck. You'll need it.
    – jlawler
    Aug 23, 2016 at 14:08

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There are quite a few options. I'd recommend either LFG or a parser for Universal Dependencies. Syntactic dependencies (and null arguments) can be directly extracted from both of them.

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