About Dynamic Syntax

Dynamic Syntax is a grammar formalism designed to reflect directly the time-linear dimension of natural language processing.

Dynamic Syntax has been applied to a range of natural language phenomena, exploring in particular the interaction between anaphora resolution, ellipsis and structural forms of underspecification in natural-language interpretation. It has been shown to provide a natural basis for expressing typologies of relative clause structures, left-periphery structures, and wh-questions.

It has also been applied successfully in the analysis and modelling of various dialogue phenomena.

Development of the framework has been funded by ESRC, EPSRC, Leverhulme and AHRC.