Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings / Edition 1

by Paul H. Portner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631215425

ISBN-13: 9780631215424

Pub. Date: 10/21/2002

Publisher: Wiley

The formal semantics approach to the study of natural language semantics was developed through active dialogue between linguistically minded philosophers and philosophically minded linguists and has become increasingly integrated into theoretical linguistics. Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers that have shaped the

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The formal semantics approach to the study of natural language semantics was developed through active dialogue between linguistically minded philosophers and philosophically minded linguists and has become increasingly integrated into theoretical linguistics. Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers that have shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics.

The book covers key central themes and includes both an editorial introduction and extensive references. It is a vital resource for students and scholars of semantics and the philosophy of language.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631215424
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/21/2002
Series:
Linguistics: The Essential Readings Series, #1
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
500
Product dimensions:
9.61(w) x 6.69(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction (Paul Portner and Barbara Partee).

1. The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English (Richard Montague).

2. A Unified Analysis of the English Bare Plural (Greg Carlson).

3. Generalized Quantifiers and Natural Language (Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper).

4. The Logical Analysis of Plurals and Mass Terms (Godehard Link).

5. Assertion (Robert C. Stalnaker).

6. Scorekeeping in a Language Game (David Lewis).

7. Adverbs of Quantification (David Lewis).

8. A Theory of Truth and Semantic Representation (Hans Kamp).

9. File Change Semantics and the Familiarity Theory of Definiteness (Irene Heim).

10. On the Projection Problem for Presuppositions (Irene Heim).

11. Toward a Semantic Analysis of Verb Aspect and the English 'Imperfective' Progressive (David R. Dowty).

12. The National Category of Modality (Angelika Kratzer).

13. The Algebra of Events (Emmon Bach).

14. Generalized Conjunction and Type Ambiguity (Barbara Partee and Mats Rooth).

15. Noun Phrase Interpretation and Type Shifting Principles (Barbara H. Partee).

16. Syntax and Semantics of Questions (Lauri Karttunen).

17. Type-Shifting Rules and the Semantics of Interrogatives (Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof).

18. On the Notion Affective in the Analysis of Negative-Polarity Items (William A. Ladusaw).

Index.

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