Dynamic Syntax is a formal model of utterance description that
attempts to articulate and substantiate the claim that human
linguistic knowledge is essentially the ability to process language
in context. The model provides an explicit demonstration of how
interpretation is built up incrementally from the information
provided by the words as they are encountered. Drawing from a range
of analyses of natural language data, the authors use formal
definitions, step-by-step derivations, and detailed lexical
definitions to illustrate this new form of syntactic analysis and to
show how the model can be applied to a broad range of constructions
Ruth Kempson is Emeritus Professor of King's College London and
Associate Research Professor of Queen Mary, University of London, and
School of Oriental and African Studies. She is best known for her
work on Dynamic Syntax.
Eleni Gregoromichelaki is a Research Fellow at King's College
London working within the Dynamic Syntax research group.
Christine Howe is a PhD candidate in the school of Electronic
Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.