What is meaning?
Fundamentals of formal semantics
By (author) Paul H. Portner
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What is meaning? by Paul H. Portner
Book DescriptionWhat is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal Semantics is a concise introduction to the field of semantics as it is actually practiced. Through simple examples, pictures, and metaphors, Paul Portner presents the field's key ideas about how language works. * explains the fundamental ideas and some of the most significant results of modern semantic theory * combines foundational discussion with simplified analyses of complex phenomena to provide readers with a sense of the fascination to be found in the details of the human language * includes exercises and thought-provoking questions to facilitate learning
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405109185
(229mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul H. Portner
Modality, Hardback (January 2009)
This comprehensive review and critical synthesis of research on modality focuses on formal theories within linguistics and related aspects of philosophical logic. It will be welcomed by students of linguistics at graduate level and above, as well as by researchers in philosophy, computational science, and related fields.
What is meaning?, Hardback (December 2004)
What is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal Semantics is a concise introduction to the field of semantics as it is actually practiced. Through simple examples, pictures, and metaphors, Paul Portner presents the field's key ideas about how language works.
Formal Semantics, Hardback (September 2002)» View all books by Paul H. Portner
This is a collection of papers that have helped shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics. It covers key central themes and includes an editorial introduction and extensive references. This should be a useful resource for students and scholars of semantics and the philosophy of language.
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Author Biography - Paul H. Portner
Paul H. Portner is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Cognitive Science at Georgetown University. He is co-editor of Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings (with Barbara H. Partee, Blackwell, 2002) as well as the author of numerous articles on topics such as mood and modality, tense and aspect, and the syntax/semantics interface.
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