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Formal semantics : the essential readings

Author: Paul Portner; Barbara H Partee
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Linguistics, 2.
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This is a collection of papers that helped shape the field of formal semantics in linguistics. It covers key central themes and includes an introduction and references. This should be a useful resource for students and scholars of semantics.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Portner; Barbara H Partee
ISBN: 0631215417 9780631215417 0631215425 9780631215424
OCLC Number: 48932624
Description: x, 486 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Paul Portner and Barbara H. Partee --
The proper treatment of quantification in ordinary English / Richard Montague --
A unified analysis of the English bare plural / Greg N. Carlson --
Generalized quantifiers and natural language / Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper --
The logical analysis of plurals and mass terms : a lattice-theoretical approach / Godehard Link --
Assertion / Robert C. Stalnaker --
Scorekeeping in a language game / David Lewis --
Adverbs of quantification / David Lewis --
A theory of truth and semantic representation / Hans Kamp --
File change semantics and the familiarity theory of definiteness / Irene Heim --
On the projection problem of presuppositions / Irene Heim --
Toward a semantic analysis of verb aspect and the English "imperfective" progressive / David R. Dowty. The national category of modality / Angelika Kratzer --
The algebra of events / Emmon Bach --
Generalized conjunction and type ambiguity / Barbara H. Partee and Mats Rooth --
Noun phrase interpretation and type-shifting principles / Barbara H. Partee --
Syntax and semantics of questions / Lauri Karttunen --
Type-shifting rules and the semantics of interrogatives / Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof --
On the notion of 'affective' in the analysis of negative-polarity items / William A. Ladusaw.
Series Title: Linguistics, 2.
Responsibility: edited by Paul Portner and Barbara H. Partee.

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