Richard T. Oehrle, E. Bach, Deirdre Wheeler's Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures PDF

By Richard T. Oehrle, E. Bach, Deirdre Wheeler

ISBN-10: 155608031X

ISBN-13: 9781556080319

For the main half, the papers gathered during this quantity stern from shows given at a convention held in Tucson over the weekend of may possibly 31 via June 2, 1985. we want to checklist our gratitude to the members in that convention, in addition to to the nationwide technological know-how beginning (Grant No. BNS-8418916) and the college of Arizona SBS study Institute for his or her monetary aid. the recommendation we acquired from Susan Steele on organizational issues proved worthwhile and had many felicitous results for the luck of the con ference. We additionally wish to thank the workers of the Departments of Linguistics of the collage of Arizona and the college of Massachusetts at Amherst for his or her support, 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 specific our gratitude to Martin Scrivener, our editor, for his endurance and his encouragement. Vll advent The time period 'categorial grammar' used to be brought via Bar-Rillel (1964, web page ninety nine) as a convenient means 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 ways to linguistic research in line with word constitution grammars.

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If this all seemed rather ‘modern’ (as a parent at the school gate put it), it was also not so different from the dynamic of his own family in which his parents had divorced, remained on good terms, remarried, and brought other children into the mix as half and step siblings. His family, my own and those of my case studies in this book suggest that there is no queer monopoly on familial and domestic difference; no straight monopoly on conformity. I completed this book as we bought a house together in London, distilling two flats into one new home.

In this they conformed to prevailing aspirations for the middle-class home but also found a way to suggest a certain queerness. 14 In addition, specific homes and items within them could be read for clues to queer character. Hussey was, for example, alert to Chiham Keep’s association with Edward II and the final (unnamed but notorious) ‘crisis’ of his reign (the king was purportedly murdered by the anal insertion of a hot poker). This was, it seemed, an appropriate domestic heritage for the new residents.

It seemed a small step from the appreciation of beauty for its own sake to the validation of broader sensual pleasure. Oriental and North African ornaments and rugs, for example, were hardly the exclusive preserve of queer men, but they were part of a chain of contemporary association which might evoke such experimentation. 46 If other Victorian homes were supposed to represent and to nurture harmonious marriages and gender relations, family lives and upright citizenship, Taylor’s interiors seemed to promise something else altogether.

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