What is syntax?


In linguistics, syntax (from Ancient Greek σύνταξις "arrangement" from σύν syn, "together", and τάξις táxis, "an ordering") is "the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages".

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Some articles on syntax:

Paumarí Language - Syntax
... Two other word orders that occur in Paumarí transitive phrases are OVS and SOV ... In these cases, the object is marked with a suffix denoting it as such (-ra) and is placed directly before the verb ...
Camlp4 - Fields of Application
... If the target language is OCaml, simple syntax add-ons or syntactic sugar can be defined, in order to provide an expressivity which is not easy to achieve using the standard features of the OCaml language ... A syntax extension is defined by a compiled OCaml module, which is passed to the camlp4o executable along with the program to process ... Interestingly, Camlp4 includes a domain-specific language as it provides syntax extensions which ease the development of syntax extensions ...
Characteristics of Automatic Speech - Linguistic Features - Syntax
... There are several different types of automatic speech ... One type is relatively universal, often transcending differences in language and to some degree culture ...
Py Obj C - Messages and Methods
... The syntax for these message expressions is inherited from Smalltalk, and appears as an object, called the receiver, placed to the left of the name of the ... arguments are in place, the expression's intent is unambiguous This is distinct from the syntax used in Python, and in many other languages, where an ...

More definitions of "syntax":

  • (noun): A systematic orderly arrangement.
  • (noun): Studies of the rules for forming admissible sentences.