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Description - What is meaning? by Paul H. Portner

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. * 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 Details

ISBN: 9781405109185
ISBN-10: 1405109181
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 155mm x 18mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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