Implementing Norwegian reflexives in an HPSG grammar




The paper reviews basic patterns of reflexive binding in Norwegian, and explores a possible implementation of them in an HPSG grammar using the LKB platform. Norwegian has two reflexive elements, with distinct constraints and corresponding 'anti-binding' effects; they can cooccur but also occur independently. As over-all strategy for resolving reflexive binding we use one resembling the 'slash' procedure for wh-dependencies. Binding constraints are imposed partly through lexical specification, partly through phrasal combination rules. Challenges are noted residing in the possibility for sentences to contain an unbounded number of reflexives.


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Hellan, Lars. 2005. Implementing Norwegian reflexives in an HPSG grammar. Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar 519–539. (doi:10.21248/hpsg.2005.30) ( (Accessed July 12, 2024.)