Pregroup Grammars, their Syntax and Semantics

23 Sep 2021  ·  Mehrnoosh Sadrzadeh ·

Pregroup grammars were developed in 1999 and stayed Lambek's preferred algebraic model of grammar. The set-theoretic semantics of pregroups, however, faces an ambiguity problem. In his latest book, Lambek suggests that this problem might be overcome using finite dimensional vector spaces rather than sets. What is the right notion of composition in this setting, direct sum or tensor product of spaces?

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