Yusuke Kubota

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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 combinatorics 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)
A particular meaning can be realized by morphosyntactically distinct expressions across languages. One of the challenges for cross-linguistic research is to account for convergence in meaning in light of morphosyntactic variation. This paper examines cross-linguistic variation in the distribution and interpretation of tense in temporal adjunct clauses(More)
We propose a unified analysis of ‘respective’ readings of plural and conjoined expressions and the internal readings of symmetrical predicates such as same and different. The two problems have both been recognized as significant challenges in the literature of syntax and semantics, but so far there is no analysis which captures their close parallel via some(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)
This paper proposes a novel, fully compositional analysis of conventional implicatures (CIs) (in the sense of Potts (2005)) in terms of the technique of continuations (Barker 2002, 2004). The paper has both an empirical and a theoretical goal. The empirical goal is to point out the existence of phenomena (including the Japanese benefactive predicate morau)(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 meaningfulnn (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)