Categorial Grammar: Logical Syntax, Semantics, and Processing by Glyn MorrillCategorial Grammar: Logical Syntax, Semantics, and Processing by Glyn Morrill

Categorial Grammar: Logical Syntax, Semantics, and Processing

byGlyn Morrill

Paperback | October 22, 2010

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This book provides a state-of-the-art introduction to categorial grammar, a type of formal grammar which analyses expressions as functions or according to a function-argument relationship. The book's focus is on linguistic, computational, and psycholinguistic aspects of logical categorialgrammar, i.e. enriched Lambek Calculus. Glyn Morrill opens with the history and notation of Lambek Calculus and its application to syntax, semantics, and processing. Successive chapters extend the grammar to a number of significant syntactic and semantic properties of natural language. The finalpart applies Morrill's account to several current issues in processing and parsing, considered from both a psychological and a computational perspective.The book offers a rigorous and thoughtful study of one of the main lines of research in the formal and mathematical theory of grammar, and will be suitable for students of linguistics and cognitive science from advanced undergraduate level upwards.
After receiving his degree in Computer Science from Cambridge (1984), Glyn Morrill completed an MSc and PhD in Cognitive Science at the Centre for Cognitive Science, University of Edinburgh, working on formal and computational grammar, and in particular categorial grammar. He has worked as a researcher at Edinburgh, Utrecht/Amsterdam a...
Title:Categorial Grammar: Logical Syntax, Semantics, and ProcessingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.61 inPublished:October 22, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199589860

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Table of Contents

I. Lambeck Categorial Grammar1. Introduction2. Syntax3. Semantics4. ProcessingII. Logical Categorial Grammar5. Bracket Operators for Extraction6. Discontinuity Operators7. Additive Operators for Polymorphism8. Modality for IntensionalityIII. Further Processing Issues9. Aphasic Comprehension10. Lexico-Syntactic Interaction11. Memoising Lambek Theorem-proving12. ConclusionA. Methematical BackgroundB. Prolog ImplementationReferencesIndex