Semantics, Second Edition

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 5/15/2011
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

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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.

Author Biography

Kate Kearns is Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

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

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