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Combinatory Categorial Grammar

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCurrent Approaches to Syntax
Subtitle of host publicationA Comparative Handbook
EditorsAndrás Kertész, Edith Moravcsik , Csilla Rákosi
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherDe Gruyter Mouton
Pages389–420
Number of pages31
ISBN (Electronic)9783110540253
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2019

Abstract

Combinatory Categorial Grammar (CCG) is a radically lexicalized theory of grammar in which all language-specific information, including the linear order of heads, arguments, and adjuncts, is specified in the lexicon, from which it is projected onto sentences by language-independent universal type-dependent combinatory rules of low “slightly non-context-free” expressive power, applying to strictly adjacent phonologically-realised categories. Syntactic and phonological derivation are isomorphic, and are synchronously coupled with semantic composition in a purely type-dependent rule-to-rule relation.

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