From Grammar to Meaning: The Spontaneous Logicality of Language (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Hardcover))

From Grammar to Meaning: The Spontaneous Logicality of Language (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Hardcover))


in recent times, the examine of formal semantics and formal pragmatics has grown significantly exhibiting that middle features of language that means could be defined by means of a couple of ideas. those ideas are grounded within the common sense that's at the back of - and tightly intertwined with - the grammar of human language. during this booklet, the most well-known figures in linguistics, together with Noam Chomsky and Barbara H. Partee, supply new insights into the character of linguistic that means and pave the best way for the additional improvement of formal semantics and formal pragmatics. every one bankruptcy investigates a number of dimensions during which the logical nature of human language manifests itself inside a language and/or throughout languages. Phenomena like naked plurals, loose selection goods, scalar implicatures, intervention results, and logical operators are investigated extensive and now and then cross-linguistically and/or experimentally. This quantity could be of curiosity to students operating in the fields of semantics, pragmatics, language acquisition and psycholinguistics.

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