Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar

by Steven Davis (Editor)

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Overview

Linguistics, Philosophy, and Montague Grammar by Steven Davis

This volume presents significant developments in the field of Montague Grammar and outlines its past and future contributions to philosophy and linguistics. The contents are as follows:

Introduction by Steven Davis and Marianne Mithun

Emmon Bach, "Montague Grammar and Classical Transformational Grammar"

Barbara H. Partee, "Constraining Transformational Montague Grammar: A Framework and a Fragment"

James D. McCawley, "Helpful Hints to the Ordinary Working Montague Grammarian"

Terence Parsons, "Type Theory and Ordinary Language"

David R. Dowty, "Dative 'Movement' and Thomason's Extensions of Montague Grammar"

Muffy E. A. Siegel, "Measure Adjectives in Montague Grammar"

Michael Bennett, "Mass Nouns and Mass Terms in Montague Grammar"

Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof, "Infinitives and Context in Montague Grammar"

James Waldo, "A PTQ Semantics for Sortal Incorrectness"

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292740723
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 02/01/2012
Pages: 354
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

About the Author

Steven Davis is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University and Carleton University.

Marianne Mithun is Professor of Linguistics at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Introduction (Steven Davis and Marianne Mithun)
  • 1. Montague Grammar and Classical Transformational Grammar (Emmon Bach)
  • 2. Constraining Transformational Montague Grammar: A Framework and a Fragment (Barbara H. Partee)
  • 3. Helpful Hints to the Ordinary Working Montague Grammarian (James D. McCawley)
  • 4. Type Theory and Ordinary Language (Terence Parsons)
  • 5. Dative ‘Movement’ and Thomason’s Extensions of Montague Grammar (David R. Dowty)
  • 6. Measure Adjectives in Montague Grammar (Muffy E. A. Siegel)
  • 7. Mass Nouns and Mass Terms in Montague Grammar (Michael Bennett)
  • 8. Infinitives and Context in Montague Grammar (Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof)
  • 9. A PTQ Semantics for Sortal Incorrectness (James Waldo)
  • Index

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