Logic and Language


John Collins (University of East Anglia): Three Grades of Variable Involvement in Natural Language


Speaker: John Collins (University of East Anglia)
Title: Three Grades of Variable Involvement in Natural Language
Date:
Time: 15:30 - 17:00
Location: ILLC Seminar Room F1.15

Abstract:

 

The paper will identify three gades of variable involvement: artifactual, semantic, and syntactic. The third and strongest grade will be rejected; that is, it will be argued that syntax is variable-free. An arteifactual position will be tentatively commended. Syntax will remain essentiall gappy, however.