It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
The Cambridge Handbook of Communication Disorders examines the full range of developmental and acquired communication disorders and provides the most up-to-date and comprehensive guide to the epidemiology, aetiology and clinical features of these disorders.
This volume contains a collection of recent papers on Free Logic which cover a wide range of topics. These topics show that Free Logic is applied not only in traditional philosophical areas, but also in various contexts of modern formal logic as well as in the discussion of theoretical aspects of programming.
Part I of the book covers theories of names and definite descriptions. Part II contains papers on various topics in the logic of modalities. Part III is devoted to semantics and programming. In part IV Free Logic is used to analyse and discuss topics from the history of philosophy. In addition, one of the founders of Free Logic, Karel Lambert, not only contributes an article to this volume, but he also comments the papers of all the other authors.
So this book will be of interest not only to philosophers and logicians, but also to computer scientists and researchers interested in foundational aspects of computer programming.
Preface. Free Logic: A Fifty-Year Past and an Open Future; E. Morscher, P. Simons. Part I: Names and Definite Descriptions. Free Logic and Definite Descriptions; K. Lambert. Calculi of Names: Free and Modal; P. Simons. Part II: Modalities. Free Logic and uantification in Syntactic Modal Contexts; P. Schweizer. Substitution, uantifiers and Identity in Modal Logic; S. Ghilardi. Free Epistemic Logic; W. Lenzen. Part III: Semantics and Programming. Supervaluational Free Logic and the Logic of Information Growth; J.B. Escriba. `No Input, No Output' Logic; S. Lehmann. Free Logic in Program Specification and Verification; R.D. Gumb. Part IV: History. Existence and Reference in Medieval Logic; G. Klima. Can Meinongian Logic Be Free?; J. Pasniczek. Part V: Comments. Comments; K. Lambert. Index of persons.