Language Family Oriented Perspective in Multilingual Grammar Design

by Tania Avgustinova (Author)
Postdoctoral Thesis VI, 234 Pages
Series: Linguistik International, Volume 17


Grammatical relatedness of Slavic languages could effectively be exploited in multilingual grammar engineering in order to achieve theoretically sound modularity that would also incorporate important insights from Slavic linguistics. In line with increasing interest in finegrained modular linguistic representations, this book investigates the plausibility of designing linguistically motivated shared grammatical resources for an interesting set of related languages in a grammar formalism that appears to be suited for this endeavour. Grammar is viewed as a repository of knowledge encoded in rich ontologies. Selected topics of Slavic morphosyntax illustrate the range of shared grammatical knowledge to be modelled.


VI, 234
ISBN (Softcover)
Grammatik Modell Sprachfamilie Modularität Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG) Sprachtechnologie Implementierbare Grammatik Slawische Sprachen
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2007. VI, 234 pp., num. fig. and tables

Biographical notes

Tania Avgustinova (Author)

The Author: Tania Avgustinova is Senior Researcher at DFKI Language Technology Lab and Lecturer in Computational Linguistics at Saarland University. She received her Ph.D. in Slavic and computational linguistics, and obtained Habilitation (venia legendi) in general linguistics at Saarland University. Her current research interests include syntax, typology, computational modelling of Slavic languages, and multilingual grammar design.


Title: Language Family Oriented Perspective in Multilingual Grammar Design