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Handbook of Logic and Language

The logical study of language is becoming more interdisciplinary, playing a role in fields such as computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and game theory. This new edition, written by the leading experts in the field, presents an overview of the latest developments at the interface of logic and linguistics as well as a historical perspective. It is divided into three parts covering Frameworks, General Topics and Descriptive Themes.

Researchers working in linguistics, logic, discrete mathematics and computer science

Hardbound, 1168 Pages

Published: December 2010

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-53726-3


  • "The first edition was published in 1997, focusing, as stated in the preface, on ‘the interface of logic and linguistics, showing how a substantial body of insights and techniques had developed about natural language through cooperation, and sometimes competition between various approaches.’ This second edition offers updates throughout, new commentary by the authors, and coverage of new topics. Nine contributions discuss frameworks, including Montague grammar, categorical type logics, discourse representation in context, situation theory, GB theory, and game-theoretical semantics and pragmatics, among other topics…. Johan van Benthem is affiliated with the U. of Amsterdam and Stanford U.; Alice ter Meulen, with the U. of Groningen."--SciTech Book News


  • Preface

    Part 1 Frameworks

    1. Montague Grammar,

    B. Partee and H. Hendriks

    2. Categorial Type Logics

    M. Moortgat

    3. Discourse Representation in Context

    H. Kamp & J. van Eijck

    4.1 Situation Theory

    J. Seligman, L. Moss

    4.2 Situations, Constraints and Channels

    E. Mares, J. Seligman, G. Restall

    5.1 GB Theory: An Introduction

    J. Higginbotham

    5.2 After Government and Binding Theory

    E. Stabler

    6.1 Game-Theoretical Semantics

    J. Hintikka and G. Sandu

    6.2 Game-Theoretical Pragmatics

    J. G. Jäger

    Part 2 General Topics

    7. Compositionality

    B. Partee & Th. Janssen

    8. Types

    R. Turner

    9.1 Dynamics

    R. Muskens, J. van Benthem, and A. Visser

    9.2 Dynamic Epistemic Logic

    B. Kooi

    10. Partiality

    J-E. Fenstad

    11.1 Formal Learning Theory

    D. Osherson, D. de Jongh, E. Martin, S. Weinstein

    11.2 Computational Language Learning

    M. van Zaanen, C. de la Higuera

    12.1 Non-monotonicity in Linguistics

    R. Thomason

    12.2 Non-monotonic Reasoning in Interpretation

    R. van Rooij, K. Schulz

    Part 3 Descriptive Topics

    13.1 Generalized Quantifiers

    E. Keenan, D. Westerståhl

    13.2 On the Learnability of Quantifiers

    R. Clark

    14.1 Temporality

    M. Steedman

    14.2 Tense, Aspect, and Temporal Representation

    H. Verkuyl

    15.1 Plurals and Collectives

    J. Lønning

    15.2 Plural Discourse Reference

    A. Brasoveanu

    16.1 Questions

    J. Groenendijk, M. Stokhof

    16.2 Questions: Logic and Interactions

    J. Ginzburg


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