Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Word Meaning and Montague Grammar

The Semantics of Verbs and Times in Generative Semantics and in Montague's PTQ

Authors: Dowty, D. R.

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The most general goal of this book is to propose and illustrate a program of research in word semantics that combines some of the methodology and results in linguistic semantics, primarily that of the generative semantics school, with the rigorously formalized syntactic and semantic framework for the analysis of natural languages developed by Richard Montague and his associates, a framework in which truth and denotation with respect to a model are taken as the fundamental semantic notions. I hope to show, both from the linguist's and the philosopher's point of view, not only why this synthesis can be undertaken but also why it will be useful to pursue it. On the one hand, the linguists' decompositions of word meanings into more primitive parts are by themselves inherently incomplete, in that they deal only in distinctions in meaning without providing an account of what mean­ ings really are. Not only can these analyses be made complete by a model­ theoretic semantics, but also such an account of these analyses renders them more exact and more readily testable than they could ever be otherwise.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Montague’s General Theory of Languages and Linguistic Theories of Syntax and Semantics

    Dowty, David R.

    Pages 1-36

  • The Semantics of Aspectual Classes of Verbs in English

    Dowty, David R.

    Pages 37-132

  • Interval Semantics and the Progressive Tense

    Dowty, David R.

    Pages 133-192

  • Lexical Decomposition in Montague Grammar

    Dowty, David R.

    Pages 193-234

  • Linguistic Evidence for the Two Strategies of Lexical Decomposition

    Dowty, David R.

    Pages 235-293

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  • ISBN 978-90-277-1009-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Word Meaning and Montague Grammar
Book Subtitle
The Semantics of Verbs and Times in Generative Semantics and in Montague's PTQ
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
7
Copyright
1979
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-009-9473-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-009-9473-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-277-1008-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-277-1009-3
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 418
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