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Dependency Grammar and Greek
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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 wo…

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David Bamman, “Dependency Grammar and Greek”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 29 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000091>
First published online: 2014

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