By David S. Warren

This manual—and accompanying software—introduces Syntactica, an leading edge educating instrument that's designed to permit the person discover common language constitution in an interesting, interactive way.

Syntactica, which used to be produced as a part of a countrywide technological know-how beginning initiative for making improvements to guideline in linguistics, presents an easy interface for growing grammars, viewing the constructions (trees) that they assign to average language expressions, and reworking these constructions via grammatical operations. A guiding subject in its improvement is the research of linguistics so one can extra medical reasoning skills.

whereas designed essentially for undergraduate scholars, Syntactica is additionally utilized by pros as a "derivation calculator" in following out advanced syntactic derivations regarding many steps and operations. moreover, the graphical interface can be utilized to create fine quality, camera-ready tree photographs that may be scaled and edited, and included into courses and presentations.

Manual plus NeXTStep software program for computers and NeXTStations working NeXTStep model 3.2 or higher.

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