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We propose a version of Type-Logical Categorial Grammar (TLCG) which combines the insights of standard TLCG (Morrill 1994, Moortgat 1997) in which directionality is handled in terms of forward and backward slashes, and more recent approaches in the CG literature which separate directionality-related reasoning from syntactic combina-torics by means of(More)
Two attractive features of (certain variants of) Categorial Grammar (CG) as a linguistic theory: flexibility of constituency separation of 'phenogrammar' and 'tectogrammar' CG as a syntactic theory (1): flexibility of constituency Nonconstituent coordination (1) a. John gave [Mary a book] and [Sue a magazine]. b. John saw [Mary today] and [Sue yesterday].(More)
Potts' (2005) innovative theory of conventional implicatures (CIs) has provided us with a formal tool for investigating an empirical domain hitherto largely unexplored. The central property of his CI logic is its multidimensionality, which is intended to capture the independence of CI meanings from ordinary truth conditions (which Potts calls the 'at-issue'(More)
In this paper, we propose an analysis of pseudogapping in Hybrid Type-Logical Categorial Grammar (Hybrid TLCG; Kubota 2010, Kubota and Levine 2012). Pseudogapping poses a particularly challenging problem for previous analyses in both the transformational and non-transformational literature. The flexible notion of constituency countenanced in categorial(More)
Whenever something is missing in an utterance—there is an anaphoric presupposition to be satisfied or an ellipsis to be interpreted—in order for the utterance to be meaningful nn (in Grice's sense) and felicitous in the context of utterance, the missing material must be Retrievable in that it must be reasonable for the speaker to expect that the addressee(More)
This paper proposes an analysis of nonconstituent coordination in Japanese within a theory of categorial grammar called Multi-Modal Categorial Grammar with Structured Phonology (Kubota 2010). Nonconstituent coordination in Japanese poses a particularly challenging problem for standard kinds of syntactic theories in which the notion of phrase structure (or(More)
In this paper, I first make an observation that there is a certain paral-lelism in the scope interpretation possibilities of adverbs and quantifiers with respect to different types complex predicates in Japanese, drawing on a comparison of the light verb construction and the causative construction. I will then argue that previous approaches to complex(More)