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This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers a wide range of core topics in formal semantics. Now thoroughly updated, the second edition features new chapters on semantic composition, type theory and the lambda calculus, as well as a revised discussion of Pragmatics and a variety of new exercises.
Kate Kearns is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Table of Contents
Introduction First Order Logic The Logical Quantifiers Formal Composition Modality and Possible Worlds Generalized Quantifiers Referencial Opacity Aktionsarten: Aspectual Classes of Events Tense and Aspect Thematic Roles and Lexical Conceptual Structure Events Bibliography Index