The Flow of Language Understanding
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Dynamic Syntax by Ruth M. Kempson
Book DescriptionThis ground-breaking volume sets out an original model of the dynamics of language processing, which can be used to explain the structural properties of language in a simple and elegant way. The model is introduced both informally and formally, and is applied to a range of languages.Alongside formal definitions, the authors use step-by-step derivations and detailed lexical definitions to illustrate this new form of syntactic analysis and to show how the model can be applied to a broad range of languages. In this way, the reader gets a sense of the rich potential the framework provides for general application to linguistic analysis.In bringing together explanations of knowledge of language, and the way language is used in parsing, the book challenges basic assumptions of linguistic theory, and is an essential read for anyone interested in what it means to know a language.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780631176121
(253mm x 174mm x 31mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ruth M. Kempson
Dynamic Syntax, Paperback (November 2000)
This ground--breaking volume sets out an original model of the dynamics of language processing, which can be used to explain the structural properties of language in a simple and elegant way. The model is introduced both informally and formally, and is applied to a range of languages.
Mental Representations, Paperback (June 1990)
This dynamic collection provides an overview of the relationship between linguistic form and interpretation.
Semantic Theory, Paperback (September 1977)
Deals with standard linguistic topics like componential analysis, semantic universals and the syntax-semantics controversy. It also offers students with no training in philosophy or logic an introduction to such topics as logical form, truth, speech acts, analyticity, entailment and presupposition.
Prspstn Dlmitatn Semantics, Paperback (July 1975)» View all books by Ruth M. Kempson
This book argues that previous work on presupposition has been mistakenly based on a conflation of semantics and pragmatics.
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Author Biography - Ruth M. Kempson
Ruth Kempson is Leverhulme Research Professor of Linguistics at the Department of Philosophy, King's College London. She is editor of Mental Representations (1988) and Deduction and Language (1995). Wilfried Meyer-Viol is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at King's College London. He is a logician with a background in psychology who has published on cognitive psychology and on classical, intuitionistic and modal logic.Dov Gabbay is Professor of Computer Science at King's College London. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on non-classical logics and their applications in computing. He has published over 170 papers and books on this subject, and initiated several currently active research areas in logic and computation.
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