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Dependency Grammar

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Author(s): Ninio, Anat
Dependency Grammar is a type of linguistic theory that builds syntactic structure on the dependency relation between two words. Although the approach can be traced back to linguists of antiquity, the original formulation of the formal theory is that of Tesnière (1959). Lucien Tesnière was a French linguist, and a member of the so-called Prague School of Linguistics. The dependency relation is an asymmetrical relation between two words, one of which (the Head) exhibits a host of local control phe…