Foundations of Intensional Semantics / Edition 1

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Foundations of Intensional Semantics will be of interest to students and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic, artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language.
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Editorial Reviews

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"The book is a must reading for any semanticist who has ever asked herself what intensions actually are." The Linguist List

“Fox and Lappin present a new solution to one of the long-standing issues in formal semantics: how to distinguish logically equivalent from semantically equivalent propositions. This is a valuable contribution to the foundations of formal semantics of natural language.” Stephen G. Pulman, Oxford University

“This is an excellent addition to the literature on the foundations of natural language semantics. The logical issues are carefully and insightfully addressed and much advanced material is brought together for the first time. Semanticists cannot afford not to read it.” Raymond Turner, University of Essex

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631233756
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Fox is a Reader in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Essex. In addition to numerous papers, his previous publications in the area of computational semantics include The Ontology of Language: Properties, Individuals, and Discourse (2000).

Shalom Lappin is Professor of Computer Science at King’s College, London. He has published extensively on issues in computational linguistics and formal grammar, and his books include Local Constraints vs. Economy (with David Johnson, 1999), Fragments: Studies in Ellipsis and Gapping (edited with Elabbas Benmamoun, 1999), and The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory (edited, Blackwell, 1996).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Alternative approaches to fine-grained intensionality 13
3 Intensions as primitives 38
4 A higher-order, fine-grained intensional logic 56
5 Property theory with curry typing 70
6 Number theory and cardinality 110
7 Anaphora and ellipsis 123
8 Underspecified interpretations 134
9 Expressive power and formal strength 150
10 Conclusion 163
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