What is Meaning?: Fundamentals of Formal Semantics
February 2005, Wiley-Blackwell
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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