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Formal Semantics of Natural Language

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David Lewis, Barbara Hall Partee, R. D. Hull, J. E. J. Altham, Neil W. Tennant, John Lyons, Pieter Seuren, Osten Dahl, Colin Biggs, J. A. W. Kamp, Carl H. Heidrich, Arnim von Strechow, Nicholas Jardine, Timothy C. Potts, George Lakoff, Stephen Isard, Petr Sgall, Theo Vennemann, Yorick Wilks, Joseph Emonds, Catherine Fuchs, Jacques Rouault, Maurice Gross, Edward L. Keenan, John R. Ross
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  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521111119

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  • A volume of studies in natural language semantics which brings together work by philosophers, logicians and linguists. The main topics treated are: quantification and reference in natural language; the relations between formal logic, programming languages and natural language; pragmatics and discourse meaning; surface syntax and logical meaning. The volume derives from a colloquium organised in 1973 by the Kings College Research Centre, Cambridge and the papers have been edited for publication by Professor Keenan. It is hoped that the collection will make available some of the best work in this fast-moving field and will stimulate further progress by juxtaposing the different approaches and interests represented here.

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    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521111119
    • length: 492 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.72kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Quantification in natural language:
    1. Adverbs of quantification David Lewis
    2. Deletion and variable binding Barbara Hall Partee
    3. A semantics for superficial and embedded questions in natural language R. D. Hull
    4. Sortal quantification J. E. J. Altham and Neil W. Tennant
    Part II. Reference and Cross Reference:
    5. Deixis as the source of reference John Lyons
    6. Referential constraints on lexical items Pieter Seuren
    7. On generics Osten Dahl
    8. Quantifiers, definite descriptions and reference Colin Biggs
    Part III. Intensional Logic and Syntactic Theory:
    9. Two theories about adjectives J. A. W. Kamp
    10. Partial interpretations Franz Von Kutschera
    11. Subcategorisation of adnominal and adverbial modifiers Renate Bartsch
    12. Should generative semantics be related to intensional logic? Carl H. Heidrich
    13. Transformational semantics Arnim von Strechow
    Part IV. Questioning Model Theoretic Semantics:
    14. Model theoretic semantics and natural language Nicholas Jardine
    15. Model theory and linguistics Timothy C. Potts
    Part V. Pragmatics and Sentences in Context:
    16. Pragmatics in natural logic George Lakoff
    17. Changing the context Stephen Isard
    18. Conditions of the use of sentences and a semantic representation of topic and focus Petr Sgall
    19. Topics, sentence accent, ellipsis: a proposal for their formal treatment Theo Vennemann
    20. Preference semantics Yorick Wilks
    Part VI. Semantics and Surface Syntax:
    21. Arguments for assigning tense meanings after certain syntactic transformations apply Joseph Emonds
    22. Towards a formal treatment of the phenomenon of aspect Catherine Fuchs and Jacques Rouault
    23. On the relations between syntax and semantics Maurice Gross
    24. Logical expressive power and syntactic variation in natural language Edward L. Keenan
    25. Clausematiness John R. Ross.

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    Edward L. Keenan

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    David Lewis, Barbara Hall Partee, R. D. Hull, J. E. J. Altham, Neil W. Tennant, John Lyons, Pieter Seuren, Osten Dahl, Colin Biggs, J. A. W. Kamp, Carl H. Heidrich, Arnim von Strechow, Nicholas Jardine, Timothy C. Potts, George Lakoff, Stephen Isard, Petr Sgall, Theo Vennemann, Yorick Wilks, Joseph Emonds, Catherine Fuchs, Jacques Rouault, Maurice Gross, Edward L. Keenan, John R. Ross

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