On the Syntax-Semantics Interface: From Convergent Grammar to Abstract Categorial Grammar

  • Philippe de Groote
  • Sylvain Pogodalla
  • Carl Pollard
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-02261-6_15

Volume 5514 of the book series Lecture Notes in Computer Science (LNCS)
Cite this paper as:
de Groote P., Pogodalla S., Pollard C. (2009) On the Syntax-Semantics Interface: From Convergent Grammar to Abstract Categorial Grammar. In: Ono H., Kanazawa M., de Queiroz R. (eds) Logic, Language, Information and Computation. WoLLIC 2009. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 5514. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Cooper’s storage technique for scoping in situ operators has been employed in theoretical and computational grammars of natural language (NL) for over thirty years, but has been widely viewed as ad hoc and unprincipled. Recent work by Pollard within the framework of convergent grammar (CVG) took a step in the direction of clarifying the logical status of Cooper storage by encoding its rules within an explicit but nonstandard natural deduction (ND) format. Here we provide further clarification by showing how to encode a CVG with storage within a logical grammar framework—abstract categorial grammar (ACG)—that utilizes no logical resources beyond those of standard linear deduction.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philippe de Groote
    • 1
  • Sylvain Pogodalla
    • 1
  • Carl Pollard
    • 2
  1. 1.LORIA/INRIA Nancy – Grand EstFrance
  2. 2.The Ohio State UniversityUSA