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Dependency Grammar and Greek

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Author(s): David Bamman
Abstract Dependency Grammar is a formalism that views syntax as a set of binary, asymmetric relationships between pairs of words. At its most basic, a word x is said to be dependent on word y if x can occur in a sentence only if y is also present. Dependency Grammar received its fullest exposition in the 20th-century works of  Tesnière (1959), Sgall et al. (1986) and Mel’čuk (1988), though some elements can be seen in the works of the Greek grammarian Apollonius Dyscolus (2nd c. CE) and later the Latin grammarian Priscian (5th c. CE) (Cov…