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    Review Article.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1986 - Journal of Semantics 5 (2):123-143.
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    Saussure and His Intellectual Environment.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2016 - History of European Ideas 42 (6):819-847.
    SUMMARYThe present study paints the intellectual environment in which Ferdinand de Saussure developed his ideas about language and linguistics during the fin de siècle. It sketches his dissatisfaction with that environment to the extent that it touched on linguistics, and shows the new course he was trying to steer on the basis of ideas that seemed to open new and exciting perspectives, even though they were still vaguely defined. As Saussure himself was extremely reticent about his sources and intellectual pedigree, (...)
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  3. Discourse Semantics.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1985 - Blackwell.
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    From Whorf to Montague: Explorations in the Theory of Language.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2013 - Oxford University Press.
    Introduction -- 1. The settling of a language -- 2. The Whorf hypothesis -- 3. Relativism or a universal theory? -- 4. What does language have to do with logic and mathematics? -- 5. A test bed for grammatical theories -- 6. The Chomsky hierarchy in perpsective -- 7. Reflexivity and identity in language and cognition -- 8. The generalized logic hierarchy and its cognitive implications -- 9. The intensionalization of extensions.
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    The Cognitive Ontogenesis of Predicate Logic.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2014 - Notre Dame Journal of Formal Logic 55 (4):499-532.
    Since Aristotle and the Stoa, there has been a clash, worsened by modern predicate logic, between logically defined operator meanings and natural intuitions. Pragmatics has tried to neutralize the clash by an appeal to the Gricean conversational maxims. The present study argues that the pragmatic attempt has been unsuccessful. The “softness” of the Gricean explanation fails to do justice to the robustness of the intuitions concerned, leaving the relation between the principles evoked and the observed facts opaque. Moreover, there are (...)
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    How I Remember Evert Beth.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2011 - Synthese 179 (2):207-210.
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  7. Semantic Syntax.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1996 - Blackwell.
     
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    The Logic and Mathematics of Occasion Sentences.Pieter A. M. Seuren, Venanizo Capretta & Herman Geuvers - 2001 - Linguistics and Philosophy 24 (5):531-595.
    The prime purpose of this paper is, first, to restore to discourse-bound occasion sentences their rightful central place in semantics and secondly, taking these as the basic propositional elements in the logical analysis of language, to contribute to the development of an adequate logic of occasion sentences and a mathematical foundation for such a logic, thus preparing the ground for more adequate semantic, logical and mathematical foundations of the study of natural language. Some of the insights elaborated in this paper (...)
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    Presupposition and Negation.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1988 - Journal of Semantics 6 (1):175-226.
    This paper is an attempt to show that given the available observations on the behaviour of negation and presuppositions there is no simpler explanation than to assume that natural language has two distinct negation operators, the minimal negation which preserves presuppositions and the radical negation which does not. The three-valued logic emerging from this distinction, and especially its model-theory, are discussed in detail. It is, however, stressed that the logic itself is only epiphenomenal on the structures and processes involved in (...)
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    How Relevant?Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1987 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 10 (4):731.
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    Autonomous Versus Semantic Syntax.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1972 - Foundations of Language 8 (2):237-265.
  12. Filosofie van de Taalwetenschappen.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1990
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    Short Rejoinder.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2016 - History of European Ideas 42 (6):851-851.
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    Unconscious Elements in Linguistic Communication: Language and Social Reality.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2015 - Empedocles: European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication 6 (2):185-194.
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    The Bioprogram Hypothesis: Facts and Fancy.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1984 - Behavioral and Brain Sciences 7 (2):208.
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    Zero-Output Rules.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1973 - Foundations of Language 10 (2):317-328.
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    The Logic and Mathematics of Occasion Sentences.Pieter A. M. Seuren, Venanzio Capretta & Herman Geuvers - 2001 - Linguistics and Philosophy 24 (5):531 - 595.
    The prime purpose of this paper is, first, to restore to discourse-bound occasion sentences their rightful central place in semantics and secondly, taking these as the basic propositional elements in the logical analysis of language, to contribute to the development of an adequate logic of occasion sentences and a mathematical (Boolean) foundation for such a logic, thus preparing the ground for more adequate semantic, logical and mathematical foundations of the study of natural language. Some of the insights elaborated in this (...)
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  18. Meaning and the Lexicon.G. A. J. Hoppenbrouwers, Pieter A. M. Seuren & A. J. M. M. Weijters (eds.) - 1985 - Foris Publications.
     
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  19. A Selective Bibliography of Philosophy of Language.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1975 - Sub-Faculty of Philosophy, [University of Oxford].
     
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  20. Semantic Syntax, 1974, in Oxford Readings in Philosophy.Pieter A. M. Seuren, Richard D. Brecht & Catherine V. Chvany - 1976 - Foundations of Language 14 (4):549-560.
    This review considers Semantic Syntax and Slavic Transformational Syntax particularly in the light of their contributions to the theory of grammar. Semantic Syntax is shown to have a polemical bias against the Aspects model and toward generative semantics. Its editor's position in the constellation of semantic logicians is defined; pro-Chomskian objections to the logical-cognitive semantic theory are advanced. Slavic Transformational Syntax is comprised of essays with a wide range of theoretical stances; the insights of the radical case grammar of James (...)
     
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  21. The Logic of Thinking.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 2002
  22. Tussen Taal En Denken Een Bijdrage Tot de Empirische Funderingen van de Semantiek.Pieter A. M. Seuren - 1975
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