Resource-Sensitivity, Binding and Anaphora

  • Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
  • Richard T. Oehrle

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 80)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Resources, Structures, and Composition

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Johan van Benthem
      Pages 3-21
    3. Reinhard Muskens
      Pages 23-54
  3. Resources, Binding, and Anaphora

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
    2. Gerhard Jäger
      Pages 97-121
    3. Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
      Pages 123-157
    4. Glyn Morrill
      Pages 159-177
    5. Richard T. Oehrle
      Pages 179-214
  4. Appendices

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. Richard T. Oehrle
      Pages 231-255
    3. Richard T. Oehrle
      Pages 257-289
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 291-297

About this book

Introduction

Geert-Jan Kruijff & Richard T. Oehrle A categorial grammar is both a grammar and a type inference system. As a result of this duality, the categorial framework offers a natural setting in which to study questions of grammatical composition, both empirically and abstractly. There are affinities in this perspective, of course, to basic questions in formal language theory. But the fact that categorial grammars are type in­ ference systems makes possible intrinsic connections among syntactic types, syntactic type inference, semantic types, and semantic type inference, a con­ nection less apparent in the standard constructions of formal language theory. Fixing a system of grammatical type inference T, we may explore what gram­ matical phenomena are compatible with T-and equally, what grammatical phenomena are not. Equally, fixing a class of grammatical phenomena g, we may seek to ascertain what systems of type inference characterize g. This dual perspective is a strong current in the categorial literature, going back to the classical papers of Ajdukiewicz, Bar-Hillel, Curry, and Lambek.

Keywords

communication grammar logic natural language semantics

Editors and affiliations

  • Geert-Jan M. Kruijff
    • 1
  • Richard T. Oehrle
    • 1
  1. 1.COLISaarland UniversitySaarbrückenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0037-6
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-1692-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0037-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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