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Current Approaches to Syntax

A Comparative Handbook

Ed. by Kertész, András / Moravcsik, Edith / Rákosi, Csilla

Series:Comparative Handbooks of Linguistics 3

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14. Combinatory Categorial Grammar

Steedman, Mark


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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Mark Steedman (2019). 14. Combinatory Categorial Grammar. In András Kertész, Edith Moravcsik, Csilla Rákosi (Eds.), Current Approaches to Syntax: A Comparative Handbook (pp. 389–420). Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110540253-014

Book DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110540253

Online ISBN: 9783110540253

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