The Syntax and Semantics of Two Simple Languages
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We begin by considering a very simple language, which anyone familiar with symbolic logic will recognize as essentially the propositional calculus with propositions analyzed into predicates and arguments. Truth-conditional semantics was first developed in connection with logical languages, and it is instructive to look at such cases to understand the motivations for certain features that may appear peculiar in the context of natural languages.
KeywordsBasic Expression Lexical Item Deductive System Syntactic Category Semantic Rule
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