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Structures for Semantics

Author: Fred Landman
Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1991.
Series: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 45.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Formalization plays an important role in semantics. Doing semantics and following the literature requires considerable technical sophistica tion and acquaintance with quite advanced mathematical techniques and structures. But semantics isn't mathematics. These techniques and structures are tools that help us build semantic theories. Our real aim is to understand semantic phenomena and we need the technique to make  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: Fred Landman
ISBN: 9789401132121 9401132127
OCLC Number: 851391893
Description: 1 online resource (388 pages).
Contents: One: Logic and Set Theory --
1.1. First Order Logic --
1.2. Second Order Logic --
1.3. First Order Theories --
1.4. Zermelo-Fraenkel Set Theory --
Two: Partial Orders --
2.1. Universal Algebra --
2.2. Partial Orders and Equivalence Relations --
2.3. Chains and Linear Orders --
Three: Semantics with Partial Orders --
3.1. Instant Tense Logic --
3.2. Algebraic Semantics, Functional Completeness and Expressibility --
3.3. Some Linguistic Considerations Concerning Instants --
3.4. Information Structures --
3.5. Partial Information and Vagueness --
Four: Constructions with Partial Orders --
4.1. Period Structures --
4.2. Event Structures --
Five: Intervals, Events and Change --
5.1. Interval Semantics --
5.2. The Logic of Change in Interval Semantics --
5.3. The Moment of Change --
5.4. Supervaluations --
5.5. Kamp's Logic of Change --
Six: Lattices --
6.1. Basic Concepts --
6.2. Universal Algebra --
6.3. Filters and Ideals --
Seven: Semantics with Lattices --
7.1. Boolean Types --
7.2. Plurals --
7.3. Mass Nouns --
Answers To Exercises --
References.
Series Title: Studies in linguistics and philosophy, 45.
Responsibility: by Fred Landman.

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On the contrary, in my view, very often the essential insight in a diagnosis of what is going on in a certain semantic phenomenon takes place at the informal level. It is very easy, however, to be  Read more...

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