Recursive categorical syntax

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Recursive categorical syntax, also sometimes called algebraic syntax, is an algebraic theory of syntax developed by Michael Brame as an alternative to transformational-generative grammar.


  • Brame, Michael. "Universal Word Induction vs Move α" in Linguistic Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 4, 1984.
  • Brame, Michael. "Recursive Categorical Syntax I: Semigroups, Monoids, Lattices, and Categories" in Linguistic Analysis, Vol. 14, No. 1.
  • Brame, Michael. "Recursive Categorical Syntax II: n-arity and Variable Continuation" in Linguistic Analysis, Vol. 15, No. 2-3, 1985.
  • Brame, Michael. "Recursive Categorical Syntax III: dl-Induction" in Linguistic Analysis.