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Logic and Lexicon : the Semantics of the Indefinite

Author: Manfred Pinkal
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1995.
Series: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 56.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Semantic underspecification is an essential and pervasive property of natural language. This monograph provides a comprehensive survey of the various phenomena in the field of ambiguity and vagueness. The book discusses the major theories of semantic indefiniteness, which have been proposed in linguistics, philosophy and computer science. It argues for a view of indefiniteness as the potential for further contextual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Manfred Pinkal
ISBN: 9789401584456 9401584451
OCLC Number: 851375293
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 381 pages).
Contents: Introductory Remarks --
I --
1. Semantic Indefiniteness --
2. Prerequisites and Fundamental Concepts --
3. The Phenomenon of Precisification --
4. Vagueness and Ambiguity --
II --
5. On the Logic of the Indefinite --
6. Precisification Semantics --
III --
7. Vagueness and Imprecision --
8. Dynamic Semantics for Vague Expressions --
Concluding Remarks --
References --
Statements and Definitions --
Index of Names.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 56.
Responsibility: edited by Manfred Pinkal.

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The book is an extended edition of a German monograph and is addressed to advanced students and researchers in theoretical and computational linguistics, logic, philosophy of language, and NL-  Read more...

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