The work of Noam Chomsky tackles various generative transformational grammar frameworks that include a wide range of concepts, from configurational definitions of grammatical relations and constituent structure trees to feature checking, Greed, Last Resort, lexical entries and lexical rules, the Extension Condition, the Head Movement Constraint, the Minimal Distance Principle, the Minimal Link Condition, and the Minimality Condition. This chapter examines English object structure and certain aspects of English grammar. It discusses foundational assumptions about natural language grammar and syntax, linguistic trees and edge-extended linguistic trees, metagraphs, anaphora, relations between arcs, and types of arcs.
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