Semantic Indexicality / Edition 1

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Overview

Semantic Indexicality shows how a simple syntax can be combined with a propositional language at the level of logical analysis. It is the adoption of such a base language which has not been attempted before, and it is this which constitutes the originality of the book. Cresswell's simple and direct style makes this book accessible to a wider audience than the somewhat specialized subject matter might initially suggest.
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Demonstrates how a simple syntax can be combined with a propositional language at the level of logical analysis. More specifically, overlaps two processes: treating a predicate as a sentence that is true or false to an individual, just as model logic treats a sentence as true or false to the world and temporal logic to a particular time; and representing contextual information by the semantical indices and qualifying them with propositional functions such that the necessity operator in modal logic quantifies over worlds. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789048146642
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/6/2010
  • Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy Series , #60
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 220
  • Product dimensions: 0.49 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Part I: Indexical Relativity. 1. Propositional Languages. 2. Relational Nouns. 3. Indexical Indeterminacy. 4. Contextually Supplied Relations. 5. Plurals. Part II: Domains. 6. Restricted Quantification. 7. Domains and Anaphora (I) 8. Domains and Anaphora (II). Part III: Syntax. 9. Operators as Features. 10. Syntax and Indices. 11. Indexicality and lambda-conversion. 12. Eventualities. Bibliography. Index.
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