Mathematical Logic and Natural Language: Life at the border
This is a brief history of interfaces between logic and language in the 20th century, written by a non-historian. My aim is to show a complex and rich relationship, constantly evolving, which defies easy summaries or generalizations. Moreover, I want to make the reader aware of some grand unifying patterns, that are sometimes lost while peering over type-theoretical formulas, ritualized example sentences, and the general business of exchanging broadsides with one’s scientific neighbours.
KeywordsNatural Language Modal Logic Dynamic Logic Dynamic Semantic Categorial Grammar
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