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Situations, language, and logic

Author: Jens Erik Fenstad
Publisher: Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1987.
Series: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, v. 34.
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Situations, language, and logic.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1987
(OCoLC)568743430
Online version:
Situations, language, and logic.
Dordrecht ; Boston : D. Reidel Pub. Co. ; Norwell, MA, U.S.A. : Sold and distributed in the U.S.A. and Canada by Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1987
(OCoLC)607062223
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jens Erik Fenstad
ISBN: 1556080484 9781556080487 9781556080494 1556080492
OCLC Number: 16683639
Description: viii, 186 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Introduction.- 1. Prom linguistic form to situation schemata.- 2. Interpreting situation schemata.- 3. The logical point of view.- II. From Linguistic Form to Situation Schemata.- 1. Levels of linguistic form determining meaning.- 2. Motivation for the use of constraints.- 3. The modularization of the mapping from form to meaning.- 4. Situation schemata.- 5. The algorithm from linguistic form to situation schemata.- III. Interpreting Situation Schemata.- 1. The art of interpretation.- 2. The inductive definition of the meaning relation.- 3. A remark on the general format of situation schemata.- 4. Generalizing generalized quantifiers.- IV. A Logical Perspective.- 1. The mechanics of interpretation.- 2. A hierarchy of formal languages.- 2.1. Propositional logic.- 2.2. Predicate logic.- 2.3. Tense logic.- 2.4. Temporal predicate logic.- 2.5. Situated temporal predicate logic.- 3. Mathematical study of some formal languages.- 3.1. Definition of structure.- 3.2. The system L3.- 3.3. Modal operators.- 4. On the model theoretic interpretation of situation schemata.- 4.1. The basic correspondence.- 4.2. The correspondence extended.- V. Conclusions.- Appendices.- A. Prepositional Phrases in Situation Schemata.- by Erik Colban.- B. A Lyndon type interpretation theorem for many-sorted first-order logic.- C. Proof of the relative saturation lemma.- References.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, v. 34.
Responsibility: by Jens Erik Fenstad [and others].
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