I am trying to license the following sentence with the means of complement extraction:
Ivan to-Masha book gave (Ivan gave a book to Masha).
The base grammar was obtained with the info structure library, specifying SVO basic word order and clause-final focus position. To that I then added 2nd-complement head-comp and comp-head rules, to accommodate ditransitive verbs (those are of special interest in the context of multiple question fronting in Slavic).
So what I think I want is:
(1) first extract a complement from gave’s V (this requires relaxing 2nd-comp-head rule’s COMPS to list from 0-1-list at the moment);
(2) then attach book’s NP to the resulting V by the special non-MC comp-head rule provided by the info-str library;
(3) then attach to-Masha to the resulting V by an appropriate filler-head rule.
I am currently stuck at step (3) because the filler-head rule somehow wants Ivan there and not Masha (poor Masha!):
What is identifying the non-head daughter of the filler head to the specific subject of the clause? I cannot immediately tell.
Here’s the filler-head rule:
infostr-dislocated-phrase := narrow-focus & [ SYNSEM.LOCAL.CAT [ MC +, VAL.SUBJ < > ], C-CONT [ RELS <! !>, HCONS <! !>, ICONS <! #icons & info-str & [ IARG1 #clause, IARG2 #index ] !> ], HEAD-DTR.SYNSEM.LOCAL [ CAT [ MC -, HEAD verb ], CONT.HOOK [ INDEX #clause, CLAUSE-KEY #clause ] ], NON-HEAD-DTR.SYNSEM [ LIGHT -, LOCAL [ CAT.HEAD +np, CONT.HOOK [ INDEX #index, ICONS-KEY #icons ] ] ] ]. infostr-head-filler-phrase := nc-head-filler-phrase & infostr-dislocated-phrase & head-initial & [ SYNSEM.R-PERIPH +, HEAD-DTR.SYNSEM [ R-PERIPH -, LOCAL.CAT.VAL.SUBJ olist ], NON-HEAD-DTR.SYNSEM.LOCAL.CONT.HOOK.ICONS-KEY semantic-focus ]. ; SSH 2013-04-08 non-canonical filler-phrase (Rigth Dislocation, etc.) nc-filler-phrase := binary-phrase & phrasal & [ SYNSEM [ LOCAL.CAT.VAL [ COMPS < >, SPR < > ], NON-LOCAL.SLASH 0-dlist ], ARGS < [ SYNSEM [ LOCAL.CAT [ VAL.COMPS olist ], NON-LOCAL [ SLASH 1-dlist & [ LIST [ FIRST #slash, REST < > & #last ], LAST #last ], QUE 0-dlist, REL 0-dlist ] ] ], [ SYNSEM [ LOCAL #slash & local & [ CAT.VAL [ SUBJ olist, COMPS olist, SPR olist ], CTXT.ACTIVATED + ], NON-LOCAL.SLASH 0-dlist ] ] > ]. nc-head-filler-phrase := nc-filler-phrase & head-compositional. sform := basic-binary-headed-phrase. focality := sform & [ SYNSEM.LOCAL.CAT.MKG fc-only ]. narrow-focus := focality & [ SYNSEM.LIGHT - ].