Trends in Logic

Philosophy of Syntax

Foundational Topics

Authors: Talasiewicz, Mieszko

  • A unique attempt to confront major claims of empirically motivated syntactic theory with foundational ideas of philosophical grammar
  • Inspires the reader to rethink the position of syntax in the philosophy of language and in linguistics
  • Draws new lines between syntax, semantics and pragmatics
  • The first book to ground Categorical Grammar with Situation Semantics and facts about First Language Acquisition
  • Provides the reader interested in natural language processing with a well-argued case for the need of implementing substantial "world knowledge" and emulating pragmatic ambiguity resolution in machines
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About this book

This book is intended as a preliminary work for a uniform description of language, especially overall organization and architecture of grammar and its connection with semantics. An array of general logical intuitions, concerning the initial requirements for building and interpreting compound expressions, stemming from Frege, Husserl and Ajdukiewicz, is spelled out to form a general framework, allowing for critical evaluation of today’s leading paradigms, such as Generative Grammar, Montague Grammar or Type-Logical Grammar.

The main message of the book is that categorial grammar is not only one of the competing theories of syntax, but – according to some general features – is the most plausible framework for logical syntax of natural language. With profound motivation the book proposes an original treatment of quantification and formulates insightful general principles of syntactic analysis.

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eBook $159.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-3097-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Philosophy of Syntax
Book Subtitle
Foundational Topics
Authors
Series Title
Trends in Logic
Series Volume
29
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-3288-1
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-3288-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-3287-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-3097-7
Series ISSN
1572-6126
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 189
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