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From Grammar to Meaning
The Spontaneous Logicality of Language

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Ivano Caponigro, Carlo Cecchetto, Barbara H. Partee, Noam Chomsky, Veneeta Dayal, Anamaria Fălăuş, Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, Christopher Kennedy, Clemens Mayr, Danny Fox, Stephen Crain, Rosalind Thornton, Francesca Panzeri, Francesca Foppolo, Maria Teresa Guasti, Luigi Rizzi, Adriana Belletti
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107033108

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  • In recent years, the study of formal semantics and formal pragmatics has grown tremendously showing that core aspects of language meaning can be explained by a few principles. These principles are grounded in the logic that is behind - and tightly intertwined with - the grammar of human language. In this book, some of the most prominent figures in linguistics, including Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, offer new insights into the nature of linguistic meaning and pave the way for the further development of formal semantics and formal pragmatics. Each chapter investigates various dimensions in which the logical nature of human language manifests itself within a language and/or across languages. Phenomena like bare plurals, free choice items, scalar implicatures, intervention effects, and logical operators are investigated in depth and at times cross-linguistically and/or experimentally. This volume will be of interest to scholars working within the fields of semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and psycholinguistics.

    • In this book, some of the most prominent figures in linguistics, including Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, offer original thoughts on the issue of human language and meaning and expose the reader to a lively debate about the role of meaning and semantics in linguistic theory
    • Explores the explosion of studies on formal semantics and formal pragmatics
    • Examines the very edge of current research, a must read for researchers and graduate students interested in formal semantics and pragmatics, philosophy of language and language development
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    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107033108
    • length: 378 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.67kg
    • contains: 21 b/w illus. 5 colour illus. 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
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    Ivano Caponigro, University of California, San Diego
    Ivano Caponigro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, San Diego.

    Carlo Cecchetto, Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca
    Carlo Cecchetto is a Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Milan, Bicocca.

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    Ivano Caponigro, Carlo Cecchetto, Barbara H. Partee, Noam Chomsky, Veneeta Dayal, Anamaria Fălăuş, Maria Aloni, Michael Franke, Christopher Kennedy, Clemens Mayr, Danny Fox, Stephen Crain, Rosalind Thornton, Francesca Panzeri, Francesca Foppolo, Maria Teresa Guasti, Luigi Rizzi, Adriana Belletti

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