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By Barbara H. Partee

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Compositionality in Formal Semantics is a suite of Barbara Partee’s papers which have been influential within the box yet should not available and encompasses a new introductory essay during which Partee displays on how her pondering and the sector of semantics have built over the last 35 years. Brings jointly, in a single quantity, influential yet tricky to discover papers by means of probably the most vital researchers in formal semantics. encompasses a new introductory essay during which Partee displays on how her learn and the sphere of semantics have constructed over the last 35 years. Discusses severe issues in semantic idea.

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Keenan, 123–55. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Kamp, Hans, 1981: A theory of truth and semantic representation. In Formal Methods in the Study of Language, Mathematical Centre Tracts 135, ed. J. A. G. Groenendijk, T. M. V. Janssen, and M. B. J. Stokhof, 277–322. Amsterdam: Mathematical Centre. Reprinted in: J. A. G. Groenendijk, T. M. V. Janssen, and M. B. J. ), 1984: Truth, Interpretation, Information, GRASS 2, Dordrecht: Foris, pp. 1– 41. Kamp, Hans, and Barbara H. Partee, 1995: Prototype theory and compositionality.

The Coke bottle has a narrow neck. c. The green bottle has a narrow neck. (A9a) in Carlson (1977, 1980: 199); (A9b,c) in Krifka et al. (1995: 11, examples 24a, 24b). Although I was sure that these were all in Carlson’s dissertation, only the first is. The earliest instance (A9b,c) seems to be in Krifka et al. (1995). Greg (personal communication) supposes that he presented them in talks and in unpublished work, because they were definitely well known before 1995. Jeff Pelletier (personal communication) accepts responsibility for the fact that Krifka et al.

9) Bill caught a snipe. This view stems, I imagine, from thinking of the ambiguity in (1), (6), and (7) as characterized primarily by the presence or absence of the presupposition that an object fitting the given description exists. Clearly in (8) and (9), unlike (1) and (7), there is such a presupposition of existence. Sentences (1) and (7), but not (8) and (9), could be followed without anomaly by the clause ‘but no such creature exists’. I think there may be a confusion here, however, and that by comparing an ambiguity in definite noun phrases discussed by Donnellan (1966), one may come around to the view that opaque contexts just make particularly significant an ambiguity which is actually present in a much broader range of cases.

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