Compositionality in formal semantics : selected papers of Barbara H. Partee /

"Barbara H. Partee has played a central role in developing the non-flourishing field of formal semantics, bringing the formal semantic approach developed by logicians together with a linguistically sophisticated account of the syntax of natural languages. She has continued to be a major contrib...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Partee, Barbara Hall
Format: eBook
Published: Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
Series:Explorations in semantics.
Online Access:Connect to the full text of this electronic book
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Reflections of a formal semanticist
  • 2. Opacity, coreference, and pronouns
  • 3. Some structural analogies between tenses and pronouns in English
  • 4. Toward the logic of tense and aspect in English with Michael Bennett
  • 5. Bound variables and other anaphors
  • 6. Anaphora and semantic structure with Emmon Bach
  • 7. Compositionality
  • 8. Appendix B. Genitives, a case study
  • 9. Ambiguous pseudoclefts with unambiguous be
  • 10. Noun phrase interpretation and type-shifting principles
  • 11. The airport squib: any, almost, and superlatives
  • 12. Many quantifiers
  • 13. Binding implicit variables in quantified contexts
  • 14. Weak NPs in HAVE Sentences
  • 15. Some puzzles of predicate possessives with Vladimir Borschev.