Modern Perspectives in Type-Theoretical Semantics

  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis
  • Zhaohui Luo

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 98)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Zhaohui Luo
    Pages 1-8
  3. Foundational Issues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Daisuke Bekki, Koji Mineshima
      Pages 11-41
    3. Stergios Chatzikyriakidis, Zhaohui Luo
      Pages 43-70
    4. Justyna Grudzińska, Marek Zawadowski
      Pages 95-131
  4. Types and Applications

  5. Implementational Aspects

About this book


This book is a collective volume that reports the state of the art in the applications of type theory to linguistic semantics. The volume fills a 20 year gap from the last published book on the issue and aspires to bring researchers closer to cutting edge alternatives in formal semantics research. It consists of unpublished work by some key researchers on various issues related to the type theoretical study of formal semantics and further exemplifies the advantages of using modern type theoretical approaches to linguistic semantics. Themes that are covered include modern developments of type theories in formal semantics, foundational issues in linguistic semantics like anaphora, modality and plurals, innovational interdisciplinary research like the introduction of probability theory to type theories as well as computational implementations of type theoretical approaches. This volume will be of great interest to formal semanticists that are looking for alternative ways to study linguistic semantics, but will also be of interest to theoretical computer scientists and mathematicians that are interested in the applications of type theory.


Anaphora Computation in natural language context Computational semantics Formal semantics Generalized Quantifiers on dependent types Grail theorem prover Lexical semantics Natural language semantics Type theory Type-logical grammars Unbound anaphora

Editors and affiliations

  • Stergios Chatzikyriakidis
    • 1
  • Zhaohui Luo
    • 2
  1. 1. University of Gothenburg, Sweden & Open University CyprusGothenburgSweden
  2. 2.Dept. of Computer ScienceUniversity of London Royal HollowayLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-50420-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-50422-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-034X
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