The Analysis of the Relative, Completive and Indirect Interrogative Subordinate Constructions in French by Means of the Applicative and Combinatory Categorial Grammar

Ismaïl Biskri and Claude Begin

In this article we will present a classification and an analysis, by means of Applicative and Combinatory Categorial Grammar (ACCG), of relative, completive and indirect interrogative propositions in French introduced by "que" and "qui". Applicative and Combinatory Categorial Grammar is a generalization of standard Categorial Grammar. It is represented by a canonical association between Steedman’s Combinatory Categorial rules and Curry’s combinators. This model is included in the general framework of Applicative and Cognitive Grammar with three levels of representation: (i) phenotype (concatened expressions); (ii) genotype (applicative expressions) ; (iii) the cognitive representations (meaning of linguistic predicates). We are interested only in phenotype and genotype levels.


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