Type-Raising and Directionality in Combinatory Grammar

  title={Type-Raising and Directionality in Combinatory Grammar},
  author={Mark Steedman},
The form of rules in combinatory categorial grammars (CCG) is constrained by three principles, called "adjacency", "consistency" and "inheritance". These principles have been claimed elsewhere to constrain the combinatory rules of composition and type raising in such a way as to make certain linguistic universals concerning word order under coordination follow immediately. The present paper shows that the three principles have an extremely natural expression in a unification-based… CONTINUE READING
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