Canonical constituents and non-canonical coordination: Simple categorial grammar account

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A variation of the standard non-associative Lambek calculus with the slightly non-standard yet very traditional semantic interpretation turns out to straightforwardly and uniformly express the instances of non-canonical coordination while maintaining phrase structure constituents. Non-canonical coordination looks just as canonical on our analyses. Gapping, typically problematic in Categorial Grammar–based approaches, is analyzed like the ordinary object coordination. Furthermore, the calculus uniformly treats quantification in any position, quantification ambiguity and islands. It lets us give what seems to be the simplest account for both narrow- and wide-scope quantification into coordinated phrases and of narrow- and wide-scope modal auxiliaries in gapping. The calculus lets us express standard covert movements and anaphoric-like references (analogues of overt movements) in types – as well as describe how the context can block these movements.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence - JSAI-isAI 2014 Workshops, LENLS, JURISIN, and GABA, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsTsuyoshi Murata, Koji Mineshima, Daisuke Bekki
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9783662481189
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event6th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2014 - Kanagawa, Japan
Duration: 2014 Oct 272014 Oct 28

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Other6th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence, JSAI 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)


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