[developers] INDEX on scopal modifiers
aac10 at cl.cam.ac.uk
Sat Dec 23 13:18:32 CET 2017
I suspect I'm totally misunderstanding, but ...
The answer to why do we ever care about the index would be because there
could be later attachment of non-scopal modifiers, or auxiliaries
affecting tense etc.
The dog had probably slept.
But I guess you're asking about the coindexation of the scopal
modifier's index with the head's index - and it seems that doesn't
happen in the ERG at least for that example. At least, I've just
checked using the demo, and the ARG0 of `probably' is not coindexed with
the ARG0 of `slept'.
On 22/12/2017 18:06, Emily M. Bender wrote:
> Hi all,
> I suspect I've asked questions similar to this one before, but the
> answer has not stayed with me, so please forgive the repeat.
> In the Grammar Matrix, like the ERG, we are careful to pass up the
> INDEX of the head daughter in scopal head-mod structures (more
> precisely, the HOOK comes from the non-head daughter, so the scopal
> modifiers themselves identify their INDEX with their MOD's INDEX.
> My question is: Why? What else in the grammar(s) ever wants the index
> of the head inside that scopal-head-adj structure?
> Emily M. Bender
> Professor, Department of Linguistics
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