Is the syntactic tree notation supposed to be
- Linear order preserving in general
- Linear order preserving for English
- Generally linear order preserving for English
- None of the above
By "linear order preserving" I mean for any sentence, producing a syntax tree where the order of leaves corresponds to one permitted in speech. I understand that this will depend on your syntactic theory, so I'm open to different proposals. In particular, I'm also interested in answers to the following question:
- Which syntactic theories produce the most linear order preserving trees?