categorial grammar


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categorial grammar

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(Grammar) a theory that characterizes syntactic categories in terms of functions between classes of expressions. The basic classes are names (N) and sentences (S). Intransitive verbs are symbols for functions which take a name and yield a sentence (written S/N), adverbs form compound verbs from verbs (for example, run fast) and so are (S/N)/(S/N), etc
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Scholars of philosophy in Poland and elsewhere summarize the current ideas and trends in the Lvov-Warsaw School from such perspectives as objects and properties, categorial grammar, truths and falsehoods, and the criteria and definition of rationality.