Handbook of Logic and Language
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Handbook of Logic and Language

Edited by Johan van Benthem and Alice G.B. ter Meulen

The twenty chapters in this book show both sides of the interaction between logic and language: how logical systems are designed and modified in response to linguistic needs, and how mathematical theory arises out of this process and affects subsequent linguistic theory.

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The twenty chapters in this book show both sides of the interaction between logic and language: how logical systems are designed and modified in response to linguistic needs, and how mathematical theory arises out of this process and affects subsequent linguistic theory.

The combined study of logic and language goes back at least as far as the Middle Ages. In the last twenty-five years it has gained momentum with the formulation of Montague semantics and Generative Syntax, and the subsequent diversification of research programs. The Handbook of Logic and Language is the first comprehensive survey of the field. The twenty chapters show both sides of the interaction between logic and language: how logical systems are designed and modified in response to linguistic needs, and how mathematical theory arises out of this process and affects subsequent linguistic theory.

Contributors N. Asher, D. Beaver, W. Buszkowski, D. de Jongh, J. E. Fenstad, J. Groenendijk, H. Hendriks, J. Higginbotham, J. Hintikka, T. M. V. Janssen, H. Kamp, E. J. Keenan, J. T. Lønning, E. Martin, M. J. Moortgat, L. S. Moss, R. Muskens, D. Osherson, B. H. Partee, F. J. Pelletier, W. C. Rounds, G. Sandu, J. Seligman, M. Steedman, M. Stokhof, R. H. Thomason, R. Turner, J. van Benthem, J. van Eijck, A. Visser, D. Westerståhl

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$200.00 S ISBN: 9780262220538 1271 pp. | 9.5 in x 6.8 in

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$110.00 X ISBN: 9780262525718 1271 pp. | 9.5 in x 6.8 in

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Editors

Johan van Benthem

Johan van Benthem is University Professor of Pure and Applied Logic at the University of Amsterdam and Henry Waldgrave Stuart Professor of Philosophy at Stanford University. He is the author of Language in Action: Categories, Lambdas, and Dynamic Logic (MIT Press), Exploring Logical Dynamics, Logical Dynamics of Information and Interaction, and other books.

Alice G.B. ter Meulen

Alice ter Meulen is a Professors of Linguistics at the University of Washington.