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Empirical Applications of Type-Logical Categorial Grammar


Empirical Applications of Type-Logical Categorial Grammar

The goal of this course is to familiarize students with Type-Logical Categorial Grammar (TLCG) as a framework that provides a new perspective on the syntax/semantics interface of natural language. While TLCG has so far been mostly studied in its connection to mathematical logic, our course emphasizes its value to the working linguist as a framework for characterizing linguistic generalizations, especially in empirical domains that have been widely regarded as problematic or even intractable in the mainstream linguistic literature, including both transformational and nontransformational approaches. To this end, we introduce a new version of TLCG which synthsizes two strands of research in the logical tradition, one old (Lambek calculus) and the other relatively new ('Lambda grammars').

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Second two-week Session


Monday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:10 pm-5:00 pm



Introductory-graduate level course in syntax and formal semantics. Exposure to elementary logic is preferable, but not required.