Questions tagged [discontinous-constituents]

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Why is "addressing" discontinuity/nonprojectivity important?

I was reading about dependency grammars on Wikipedia, and then, following up on the term "(non-)projectivity", was lead to the page about discontinuity. Now, the concept is quite easy to ...
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How do movement-based theories account for extraposition?

I'm looking at this example of Extraposition from Wikipedia: Then under Theoretical Accounts (of discontinuity in general) it is written that "[m]odern theories of transformational grammar ... assume ...
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Can CFG (context free phrase structure grammar) describe discontinuous constituents?

If you google search "discontinuous constituent", you will see that various extensions to CFG have been proposed to describe discontinuous constituents. One of them is found in my favorite book on ...
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