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date: 24 June 2019

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After introducing central questions of modern valency theory (valency relations, valency carrier, valency and language structure, valency dynamics) and results of applied valency research, central questions of modern dependency grammar are addressed such as features of a pure dependency grammar, different notions of dependency, headedness, dependency and constituency. The chapter also comments on the metatheoretical issues of autonomy, adequacy and the optimal format of a syntactic theory.

Keywords: valency theory, dependency grammar, complement, micro valency, valency modification and alteration, valency relations, dependency relations, principle of syntactic autonomy, typological adequacy, historical adequacy (viability)

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