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Conference Papers Year : 2003

An Algebraic Approach to the German Sentence

Joachim Lambek
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We attempt to show that the assignment of appropriate " types " to German verbs will determine the correct word order in German sentences. The types are elements of the " free pregroup " generated by a partially ordered set of basic types, pregroups being a generalization of partially ordered groups. We look at a selection of direct and indirect sentences, including questions and subordinate clauses, but we hope that our method will extend beyond the fragment of German grammar investigated here.
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lirmm-00269829 , version 1 (11-04-2018)


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Joachim Lambek, Anne Preller. An Algebraic Approach to the German Sentence. Fields Summer School in Logic, Jun 2003, Ottawa, Canada. ⟨lirmm-00269829⟩
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