By Richard T. Oehrle, E. Bach, Deirdre Wheeler
For the main half, the papers accrued during this quantity stern from displays given at a convention held in Tucson over the weekend of may well 31 via June 2, 1985. we want to list our gratitude to the individuals in that convention, in addition to to the nationwide technological know-how starting place (Grant No. BNS-8418916) and the college of Arizona SBS examine Institute for his or her monetary aid. the recommendation we acquired from Susan Steele on organizational issues proved priceless and had many felicitous outcomes 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 collage 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. eventually, we want to precise our gratitude to Martin Scrivener, our editor, for his persistence and his encouragement. Vll advent The time period 'categorial grammar' was once brought by way of Bar-Rillel (1964, web page ninety nine) as a convenient manner of grouping jointly a few of his personal prior paintings (1953) and the paintings of the Polish logicians and philosophers Lesniewski (1929) and Ajdukiewicz (1935), unlike methods to linguistic research in accordance with word constitution grammars.