By Mark Steedman

Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) bargains a brand new method of the speculation of typical language grammar. Coordination, relativization, and similar prosodic phenomena were analyzed in CCG by way of a substantially revised suggestion of floor constitution. CCG floor constructions don't express conventional notions of syntactic dominance and command, and don't represent an independent point of illustration. as a substitute, they replicate the computations wherein a sentence could be discovered or analyzed, to synchronously outline a predicate-argument constitution, or logical shape. floor constitution and Interpretation indicates that binding and keep watch over should be captured at this point, protecting the benefits of CCG as an account of coordination and unbounded dependency.The center of the e-book is a close therapy of extraction, a spotlight of syntactic study because the early paintings of Chomsky and Ross. the themes addressed comprise the resources of subject-object asymmetries and phenomena attributed to the Empty class precept (ECP), uneven islands, parasitic gaps, and the relation of coordination and extraction, together with their interactions with binding idea. In his end, the writer relates CCG to different categorial and type-driven ways and to proposals for minimalism in linguistic theory.Linguistic Inquiry Monograph No. 30

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