A summary (Ph.D. thesis).

Linguistics,Notices -- 11 / December / 2016

Now I entered at the last formal year of PhD. Here is an explicative Summary for my thesis. It can have little changes, but the subjects and relations are exactly what I am working on my research.

I already started to write it.

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Summary:

 

Introduction

Pāṇini beyond Chomsky.

Pāṇini’s grammar is not a Chomsky’s generative grammar.

Aṣṭādhyāyi and formal grammars.

 

Chapter 1

What kind of formal grammar is Aṣṭādhyāyi?

Pāṇini’s technique of grammar.

Sūtra as a way of formalization.

Translation and commentary of some sūtra(s) [examples].

 

Chapter 2

Indo-European Linguistics contributions to formal grammar.

Indo-European Laws and Aṣṭādhyāyi.

Aṣṭādhyāyi as a model of grammar for Indo-European languages.

Translation and commentary of some sūtra(s) [examples].

 

Chapter 3

Aṣṭādhyāyi as an example of Dependency Grammar.

Could Aṣṭādhyāyi works as a Universal Dependencies framework?

Pāṇini’s technique of grammar and Model Theoretic Syntax (MTS).

Translation and commentary of some sūtra(s) [example].

 

Chapter 4

Pratyāhāra sūtra and speech analytics.

Pratyāhāra sūtra as a model for Phonetic Alphabets.

Pratyāhāra technique to other languages.

Translation and commentary of some sūtra(s) [example].

 

Chapter 5

Aṣṭādhyāyi’s metalanguage as a system of notation (code).

Phonetics in Aṣṭādhyāyi, an analysis.

Morphology in Aṣṭādhyāyi, an analysis.

Syntax in Aṣṭādhyāyi, an analysis.

Morphosyntax in Aṣṭādhyāyi, an analysis.

Translation and commentary of some sūtra(s) [example].

 

Appendix 1

Toward a new theory of grammar based on Pāṇini’s grammar.

 

Appendix 2

Aṣṭādhyāyi and a new approach to machine translation.

 

Appendix 3

Taking Universal Grammar seriously.

 

Conclusion

 

PS: Here you can see it in pdf: summary-thesis

 

 

 

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