Logics and Languages

London,Methuen [Distributed in the U.S.A. By Harper & Row (1973)
Originally published in 1973, this book shows that methods developed for the semantics of systems of formal logic can be successfully applied to problems about the semantics of natural languages; and, moreover, that such methods can take account of features of natural language which have often been thought incapable of formal treatment, such as vagueness, context dependence and metaphorical meaning. Parts 1 and 2 set out a class of formal languages and their semantics. Parts 3 and 4 show that these formal languages are rich enought to be used in the precise description of natural languages. Appendices describe some of the concepts discussed in the text
Keywords Language and languages Philosophy  Semantics  Semantics (Philosophy
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Call number P106.C7
ISBN(s) 0416769500     9781138686458
DOI 10.2307/2272875
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