This volume addresses several important aspects of the Slavic languages from the constraint-based perspective of Head-Driven Phrase Structure Grammar (HPSG). The papers in this volume are concerned with complex and often neglected phenomena. Among the main topics discussed in this book are: case system, diathesis, cliticization, binding, multiple extraction, word order, the syntax and semantics of negative concord, the complement-adjunct distinction, and the phonology-phonetics interface. The HPSG analyses offered in this book often considerably extend those proposed in other frameworks.
This volume should be of considerable interest to scholars working within HPSG or other constraint-based frameworks. It not only broadens the empirical coverage of HPSG, but many of the papers presented here also propose interesting extensions and modifications of the theory in such areas as semantics, phonology and the representation of constituency.