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Elements of Formal Semantics: An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language (Edinburgh Advanced Textbooks in Linguistics)

Elements of Formal Semantics: An Introduction to the Mathematical Theory of Meaning in Natural Language (Edinburgh Advanced Textbooks in Linguistics)

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  • ISBN-13: 9780748640447
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Release Date: Jul 01, 2016
  • Edition: 1
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.78 x 9.21 x 6.14 inches

Overview

In formal semantics, structure is treated as the essential ingredient in the creation of sentence meaning from individual word meaning. This book introduces some of the foundational concepts, principles and techniques in the formal semantics of natural language and outlines the mathematical principles that underlie linguistics meaning. Using English examples, Yoad Winter presents the most useful tools and concepts of formal semantics in an accessible style and includes a variety of practical exercises so that readers can learn to utilize these tools effectively. For readers with an elementary background in set theory and linguistics or with an interest in mathematical modelling, this fascinating study is an ideal introduction to natural language semantics. Designed as a quick yet thorough introduction to one of the most vibrant areas of research in modern linguistics today this volume reveals the beauty and elegance of the mathematical study of meaning.

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