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Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives

Authors: Szymanik, Jakub

  • Combines in a novel way logic, natural language semantics, philosophy of mind and language  with theoretical computer science  and cognitive science
  • Provides experimental evidence linking computational complexity with cognitive difficulty
  • Contains extensive philosophical and methodological discussion of the natural language expressivity borders
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This volume on the semantic complexity of natural language explores the question why some sentences are more difficult than others. While doing so, it lays the groundwork for extending semantic theory with computational and cognitive aspects by combining linguistics and logic with computations and cognition. 
Quantifier expressions occur whenever we describe the world and communicate about it. Generalized quantifier theory is therefore one of the basic tools of linguistics today, studying the possible meanings and the inferential power of quantifier expressions by logical means. The classic version was developed in the 1980s, at the interface of linguistics, mathematics and philosophy. Before this volume, advances in "classic" generalized quantifier theory mainly focused on logical questions and their applications to linguistics, this volume adds a computational component, the third pillar of language use and logical activity. This book is essential reading for researchers in linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, logic, AI, and computer science.

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“Jakub Szymanik has produced an important new book, Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives … which returns logic to center stage in an important area of human cognitive studies, where the psychology and neuroscience of language, number and reasoning intersect and interact. … the book is a valuable source of new results for the theoretician, and a gold mine for the experimenter.” (Giosue Baggio and Heming Strømholt Bremnes, Studia Logica, Vol. 105, 2017)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
96
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-28749-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-28749-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-28747-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80414-9
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 211
Number of Illustrations and Tables
49 b/w illustrations
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