For the main half, the papers accumulated during this quantity stern from shows given at a convention held in Tucson over the weekend of may well 31 via June 2, 1985. we want to checklist our gratitude to the members in that convention, in addition to to the nationwide technology beginning (Grant No. BNS-8418916) and the collage of Arizona SBS learn Institute for his or her monetary aid. the recommendation we got from Susan Steele on organizational concerns proved valuable and had many felicitous results for the luck of the con- ference. We additionally wish to thank the employees of the Departments of Linguistics of the collage of Arizona and the college of Massachusetts at Amherst for his or her aid, as weIl as a few contributors, together with Lin corridor, Kathy Todd, and Jiazhen Hu, Sandra Fulmer, Maria Sandoval, Natsuko Tsujimura, Stuart Davis, Mark Lewis, Robin Schafer, Shi Zhang, Olivia Oehrle-Steele, and Paul Saka. ultimately, we want to specific our gratitude to Martin Scrivener, our editor, for his endurance and his encouragement. Vll advent The time period 'categorial grammar' was once brought through Bar-Rillel (1964, web page ninety nine) as a convenient method of grouping jointly a few of his personal past paintings (1953) and the paintings of the Polish logicians and philosophers Lesniewski (1929) and Ajdukiewicz (1935), not like methods to linguistic research in response to word constitution grammars.
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