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By Mary McGee Wood

In the previous couple of years categorial grammars were the point of interest of dramatically elevated curiosity and job, either theoretical and computational. This publication, the 1st advent to express grammars, is written as an aim serious overview. 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 few attainable extensions. She additionally explores their therapy of a few linguistic phenomena, together with passives, elevating, discontinuous dependencies and non-constituent coordination, in addition to such basic concerns as observe order, good judgment, mental plausibility and parsing.

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

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