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Bozsahin, Cem

Combinatory Linguistics

DE GRUYTER MOUTON

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    Publication Date:
    December 2012
    Copyright year:
    2013
    ISBN
    978-3-11-029687-7
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    The book examines to what extent the mediating relation between constituents and their semantics can arise from combinatory knowledge of words. It traces the roots of Combinatory Categorial Grammar, and uses the theory to promote a Humean question in linguistics and cognitive science: Why do we see limited constituency and dependency in natural languages, despite their diversity and potential infinity? A potential answer is that constituents and dependencies might have arisen from a single resource: adjacency. The combinatory formulation of adjacency constrains possible grammars.

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    Cem Bozşahin, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey.

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