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Symon Stevens-Guille

Symon Stevens-Guille

Symon Stevens-Guille

Doctoral Student


200 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Syntax/Semantics
  • Mathematical Linguistics
  • Categorical Grammar


  • M.A. Linguistics, University of Toronto, 2016
  • B.A. Linguistics and Philosophy, McGill University, 2015

Broadly I am concerned with natural (and formal) language syntax, semantics, and their respective intersections with each other and with phonology. I use tools from type theory and various substructural logics to model linguistic competence. My present research looks at modelling agreement, agreement mismatches, ellipsis, and anaphora in Curryesque Categorial Grammars, a family of categorial grammars in which linear order (pheno-grammar) operates parallel to syntactic selection (tecto-grammar) and semantics. The central ideas of Curryesque Categorial Grammar goes back Haskell Curry, most notably in a short paper titled "Some Logical Aspects of Grammatical Structure"; hence the namesake. A significant research programme has developed at OSU developing these ideas and I'm thrilled to be a part of it. I also maintain a general interest in non-classical logics, especially substructural logics, as well as formal language theory and computational linguistics in general. With respect to the latter I am particularly interested in ethical considerations with respect to NLP.

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