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categorial grammar

P. H. Matthews

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Linguistics

Third edition

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199675128
Published online May 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780191753060
categorial grammar

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A type of formal grammar, originally devised by the logician K. Ajdukiewicz in the 1930s. Its basis is a lexicon, in which words are assigned to categories of greater or lesser complexity: if a string of words is well‐formed, these will combine, by a repeated operation of cancellation, to a designated simple category. E.g. ...

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