Paper: Long-Distance Dependencies And Applicative Universal Grammar

ACL ID C94-2137
Title Long-Distance Dependencies And Applicative Universal Grammar
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1994

To deal with long-distance dependencies, Applicative Universal Grammar (AUG) proposes a new type of categorial rides, called superposition rules. We compare the AUG rules with the alter- native rules of Steedman's Combinatery Categorial Grammar (CCG) (Steedman, 1987, 1988, 1990; Szabolcsi, 1987; Ades and Steedman, 1982). In contrast to Steedtmm's rules, the AUG rules are free from inconsistencies in their semantic interpreta- tion, fi'ee from spurious ambiguity. "lhe superposition rules arc based on the Theory of Type Supetposition, established indepen- dently of the problem of long-distance dependencies and having a broad unifying power. I. Characterization of Applicative Universal Grammar Applicative Universal Grmnmar (AUG) is a linguistic theory that uses the lormalism of catcgorial g~u...