Compositionality in Formal Semantics: Selected Papers by by Barbara H. Partee

By Barbara H. Partee

Compositionality in Formal Semantics is a suite of Barbara Partee’s papers which have been influential within the box yet aren't available and contains a new introductory essay during which Partee displays on how her considering and the sector of semantics have built over the last 35 years. Brings jointly, in a single quantity, influential yet tough to discover papers by means of the most very important researchers in formal semantics. features a new introductory essay during which Partee displays on how her study and the sector of semantics have constructed over the last 35 years. Discusses severe topics in semantic idea.

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Sgall, J. Hana, and T. Hoskovec, 185–250. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. , 1977: Reference to kinds in English. PhD dissertation, University of Massachusetts; distributed by GLSA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. , 1980: Reference to Kinds in English. New York: Garland. Chierchia, Gennaro, 1995: Dynamics of Meaning: Anaphora, Presupposition, and the Theory of Grammar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. ), 1989: Properties, Types and Meaning, vol. I: Foundational Issues; vol. II: Semantic Issues.

The object of the embedded sentence is a definite noun phrase, and any interpretation of the sentence includes a presupposition that such a man exists. But there are still two different interpretations of the sentence which are quite parallel to the two interpretations of sentence (1). Under one interpretation, the object of John’s hatred is a particular individual, and the definite description is being used by the speaker to refer to that individual. Under the other interpretation, John may not know who lives in Apt.

J. Fillmore’s and N. Chomsky’s papers. In The Scope of American Linguistics, ed. R. Austerlitz, 197–209. Lisse: Peter de Ridder Press. , 1975b: Montague grammar and transformational grammar. Linguistic Inquiry 6: 203–300. Partee, Barbara H. ), 1976: Montague Grammar. New York: Academic Press. , 1977: John is easy to please. In Linguistic Structures Processing, ed. A. Zampolli, 281–312. Amsterdam: North-Holland. , 1979a: Fundamentals of Mathematics for Linguists. Stamford, CT: Greylock. Reprinted by D.

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