It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Parsing with Structure-Preserving Categorial Grammars
This book is a study of the logical and computational properties of
structure-preserving categorial grammars.
The first part of the book presents chart-parsers for non-associative
categorial grammars in the style of Ajdukiewicz and Bar-Hillel. These are
proposed in Chapter 3 as deductive parsers, that is as deductive systems
which take advantage of the linear order of the syntactic categories. In
Chapter 4 they are formulated as polynomial parsing algorithms. An
important aspect is the formulation of efficient methods for handling
product formulas in the parsing process.
The second part of the book deals with Lambek style categorial grammars. A
simple and elegant method for automatic recognition is formulated in
Chapter 5 and its syntactic and semantic properties are explored in the
subsequent chapters. A surprising result is the connection between the
number of semantic readings of a sequent and the binomial coefficient
discussed in Chapter 6. The results of polynomiality in Chapter 7 are
grounded on explicit algorithms which generalize and improve previous results.
The parsing techniques presented in this book are among the first complete
applications of chart-parsing methods to logical grammars and lay the
ground for a new approach to parsing with type-logical grammars.