The core and the periphery: Data-driven perspectives on syntax inspired by Ivan A. Sag
Hofmeister, P., & Norcliffe, E. (Eds.
(2013). The core and the periphery: Data-driven perspectives on syntax inspired by Ivan A. Sag
. Stanford, CA: CSLI publications.
This book is a collection of papers inspired by the linguistics career of Ivan Sag, written to celebrate his many contributions to the field. Ivan has been a professor of linguistics at Stanford University since 1979, has been the directory of the Symbolic Systems program (2005-2009), has authored, co-authored, or edited fifteen volumes in linguistics, and has been at the forefront of non-transformational approaches to syntax. Reflecting the breath of Ivan's theoretical interests and approaches to linguistic problems, the papers here tackle a range of grammar-related issues using corpora, intuitions, and laboratory experiments. They are united by their use of and commitment to rich datasets and the shared perspective that the best theories of grammar attempt to account for the full diversity and complexity of language data.