© 1999

Topics in Constraint-Based Grammar of Japanese

  • Takao Gunji
  • Kôiti Hasida

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 68)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Takao Gunji, Kôiti Hasida
      Pages 1-14
  3. Recent Developments in JPSG

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Hidetosi Sirai, Takao Gunji
      Pages 17-38
    3. Takao Gunji, Kôiti Hasida
      Pages 39-79
    4. Yoshiyuki Igarashi, Takao Gunji
      Pages 81-97
    5. Mitinao Francis Matui
      Pages 99-140
    6. Hiroshi Tsuda, Kôiti Hasida
      Pages 141-155
  4. Related Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Ken-Ichiro Shirai
      Pages 175-203
    3. Hiroshi Nakagawa
      Pages 205-218
    4. Toshiyuki Tonoike, Hiroshi Sano
      Pages 219-251
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 253-267

About this book


This collection of papers reports our attempt to sketch how Japanese grammar can be represented in a constraint-based formalism. Our first attempt of this nature appeared a decade ago as Japanese Phrase Structure Grammar (Gunji 1987) and in several papers following the publication of the book. This book has evolved from a technical memo that was a progress report on the Japanese phrase structure grammar (JPSG) project, which was conducted as an activity of the JPSG Working Group at ICOT (Institute for New-Generation Computing Technology) from 1984 to 1992. JPSG implements ideas from recent developments in phrase structure grammar formalism, such as head-driven phrase structure grammar (HPSG), (see Pollard & Sag 1987, 1994) as applied to the Japanese language. The main goal of this project was to state various grammatical regularities exhibited in natural language in general (and in Japanese in particular) as a set of local constraints. The book is organized in two parts. Part I gives an overview of developments in our framework after the publication of Gunji (1987), introducing our fundamental assumptions as well as discussing various aspects of Japanese in the constraint­ based formalism and summarizing discussions of the JPSG Working Group during the above-mentioned period. Naturally, in the period after the publication of the above book, our discussion was centered on topics not covered in the book.


Head-driven Phrase Structure Grammar Japanese Tempora grammar pronominal quantifiers relative clauses semantic semantic analysis syntactic

Editors and affiliations

  • Takao Gunji
    • 1
  • Kôiti Hasida
    • 2
  1. 1.Osaka UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Electrotechnical LaboratoryTsukubaJapan

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