Categorial Grammars (RLE Linguistics B: Grammar) (Routledge by Mary McGee Wood

By Mary McGee Wood

In the previous few years categorial grammars were the focal point of dramatically elevated curiosity and job, either theoretical and computational. This booklet, the 1st creation to express grammars, is written as an target serious review. Categorial grammars supply an intensive substitute to the phrase-structure paradigm, with deep roots within the philosophy of language, common sense and algebra. Mary McGee wooden outlines their historic evolution and discusses their formal foundation, beginning with a quasi-canonical middle and contemplating a couple of attainable extensions. She additionally explores their remedy of a couple of linguistic phenomena, together with passives, elevating, discontinuous dependencies and non-constituent coordination, in addition to such basic concerns as notice order, good judgment, mental plausibility and parsing.

This advent to categorial grammars may be of curiosity to ultimate 12 months undergraduate and postgraduate scholars and researchers in present theories of grammar, together with comparative, descriptive, and computational linguistics.

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