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Situations, Language and Logic

  • Jens Erik Fenstad
  • Per-Kristian Halvorsen
  • Tore Langholm
  • Johan Van Benthem
Book

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Jens Erik Fenstad, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Tore Langholm, Johan Van Benthem
    Pages 1-11
  3. Jens Erik Fenstad, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Tore Langholm, Johan Van Benthem
    Pages 12-51
  4. Jens Erik Fenstad, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Tore Langholm, Johan Van Benthem
    Pages 52-81
  5. Jens Erik Fenstad, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Tore Langholm, Johan Van Benthem
    Pages 82-130
  6. Jens Erik Fenstad, Per-Kristian Halvorsen, Tore Langholm, Johan Van Benthem
    Pages 131-132
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 133-186

About this book

Introduction

This monograph grew out of research at Xerox PARC and the Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) during the first year of CSLI's existence. The Center was created as a meeting place for people from many different research traditions and there was much interest in seeing how the various approaches could be joined in a common effort to understand the complexity of language and information. CSLI was thus an ideal environment for our group and our enterprise. Our original goal was to see how a well-developed linguistic the­ ory, such as lexical-functional grammar, could be joined with the ideas emerging from research in situation semantics in a manner which would measure up to the technical standards set by Montague grammar. The outcome was our notion of situation schemata and the extension of constraint-based grammar formalisms to deal with semantic as well as syntactic information. As our work progressed we widened our approach. We decided to also include a detailed study of the logic of situation theory, and to investigate how this logical theory is related to the relational theory of meaning developed in situation semantics.

Keywords

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Authors and affiliations

  • Jens Erik Fenstad
    • 1
  • Per-Kristian Halvorsen
    • 2
  • Tore Langholm
    • 3
  • Johan Van Benthem
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsOslo UniversityNorway
  2. 2.Intelligent Systems LaboratoryXerox Palo Alto Research Center and CSLIStanfordUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhilosophyStanford UniversityUSA
  4. 4.Department of MathematicsUniversity of AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1335-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-55608-049-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1335-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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