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Author Bozsahin
Title Combinatory Linguistics
Imprint Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc., 2012
©2013
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Descript 1 online resource (304 pages)
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Note Intro -- List of Tables -- 1 Introduction1 -- 2 Order as constituent constructor -- 1 Combinatory syntactic types -- 2 Directionality in grammar: morphology, phonology or syntax? -- 3 Trees and algorithms -- 4 CCG's narrow claims in brief -- 5 Type-dependence versus structure-dependence -- 6 Constituency -- 3 The lexicon, argumenthood and combinators -- 1 Adjacency and arity -- 2 Words, supercombinators and subcombinators -- 3 Infinitude and learnability-in-principle -- 4 Syntacticizing the combinators -- 1 Unary combinators -- 2 Binary combinators -- 3 Ternary combinators -- 4 Quaternary combinators -- 5 Powers and combinations -- 6 Why syntacticize? -- 5 Combinatory Categorial Grammar -- 1 Combinators and wrapping -- 2 Linguistic categories -- 3 CCG is nearly context-free -- 4 Invariants of natural language combination -- 5 The BTS system -- 6 The LF debate -- 1 Steedman's LF -- 2 Szabolcsi's reflexives -- 3 Jacobson's pronouns -- 4 More on LF: Unary BCWZ, constituency and coordination -- 7 Further constraints on possible grammars -- 8 A BTSO system -- 9 The semantic radar -- 1 Boundedness and unboundedness -- 2 Recursive thoughts and recursive expressions -- 3 Grammar, lexicon and the interfaces -- 4 Making CCG's way through the Dutch impersonal passive -- 5 Computationalism and language acquisition -- 6 Stumbling on to knowledge of words -- 7 Functional categories -- 8 Case, agreement and expletives -- 9 The semantics of scrambling -- 10 Searle and semantics -- 10 Monadic computation by CCG -- 1 Application -- 2 Dependency -- 3 Sequencers -- 4 The CCG monad -- 5 Radical lexicalization revisited -- 6 Monadic results and CCG -- 11 Conclusion -- Appendices -- Appendix A: Lambda calculus -- Appendix B: Combinators -- Appendix C: Variable elimination -- Appendix D: Theory of computing -- Appendix E: Radical lexicalization and syntactic types
Appendix F: Dependency structures -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Author and name index -- Subject index
The book examines to what extent the mediating relation between constituents and their semantics can arise from combinatory knowledge of words. It traces the roots of Combinatory Categorial Grammar, and uses the theory to promote a Humean question in linguistics and cognitive science: Why do we see limited constituency and dependency in natural languages, despite their diversity and potential infinity? A potential answer is that constituents and dependencies might have arisen from a single resource: adjacency. The combinatory formulation of adjacency constrains possible grammars
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Bozsahin Combinatory Linguistics Berlin/Boston : De Gruyter, Inc.,c2012 9783110251708
Subject Generative grammar.;Linguistics
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