Semantics by Kate KearnsSemantics by Kate Kearns


byKate Kearns

Paperback | May 11, 2011

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This introductory textbook assumes no prior knowledge and covers a wide range of core topics in formal semantics. Now thoroughly updated, the second edition features new chapters on semantic composition, type theory and the lambda calculus, as well as a revised discussion of Pragmatics and a variety of new exercises.
KATE KEARNS Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
Title:SemanticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.6 inPublished:May 11, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Higher EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230232302

ISBN - 13:9780230232303


Table of Contents

Introduction.- Basic Logical Tools.- The Logical Quantifiers.- Formal Composition.- Modality and Possible Worlds.- GeneralizedQuantifiers.- Referencial Opacity.- Aktionsarten: Aspectual Classes of Events.- Tense and Aspect.- Thematic Roles and Lexical Conceptual Structure.- Events.- Bibliography.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics. This new edition extends the scope of the first edition by providing additional material on formalization in a very accessible manner. The presentation is clear and user-friendly throughout, making this a really useful resource for use with undergraduates and beginning graduate students alike." – Professor Louisa Sadler, University of Essex