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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Title: Foundations of Intensional Semantics
Written By: Chris Fox
Shalom Lappin

This book provides a systematic study of three foundational issues in the
semantics of natural language that have been relatively neglected in the
past few decades. It focuses on the formal characterization of intensions,
the nature of an adequate type system for natural language semantics, and
the formal power of the semantic representation language. The book
proposes a theory that offers a promising framework for developing a
computational semantic system sufficiently expressive to capture the
properties of natural language meaning while remaining computationally

It is written by two leading researchers and of interest to students and
researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, logic,
artificial intelligence, and the philosophy of language.

"Fox and Lappin present a new solution to one of the long-standing issues
in formal semantics: how to distinguish logically equivalent from
semantically equivalent propositions. This is a valuable contribution to
the foundations of formal semantics of natural language."
-- Stephen G. Pulman, Oxford University

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 063123375X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 74.95
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ISBN: 0631233768
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: U.S. $ 39.95
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