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By Mary McGee Wood

In the previous couple of years categorial grammars were the point of interest of dramatically improved curiosity and job, either theoretical and computational. This booklet, the 1st creation to specific grammars, is written as an target serious evaluation. Categorial grammars supply an intensive replacement to the phrase-structure paradigm, with deep roots within the philosophy of language, common sense and algebra. Mary McGee wooden outlines their old evolution and discusses their formal foundation, beginning with a quasi-canonical center and contemplating a couple of 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 common matters as note order, common sense, mental plausibility and parsing.

This advent to categorial grammars may 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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