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
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Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers
that have shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics.
Introduction: Paul Portner and Barbara Partee.
1. The Proper Treatment of uantification in Ordinary English: Richard Montague.
2. A Unified Analysis of the English Bare Plural: Greg Carlson.
3. Generalized uantifiers and Natural Language: Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper.
4. The Logical Analysis of Plurals and Mass Terms: Godehard Link.
5. Assertion: Robert C. Stalnaker.
6. Scorekeeping in a Language Game: David Lewis.
7. Adverbs of uantification: David Lewis.
8. A Theory of Truth and Semantic Representation: Hans Kamp.
9. File Change Semantics and the Familiarity Theory of Definiteness: Irene
10. On the Projection Problem for Presuppositions: Irene Heim.
11. Toward a Semantic Analysis of Verb Aspect and the English
'Imperfective' Progressive: David R. Dowty.
12. The National Category of Modality: Angelika Kratzer.
13. The Algebra of Events: Emmon Bach.
14. Generalized Conjunction and Type Ambiguity: Barbara Partee and Mats Rooth.
15. Noun Phrase Interpretation and Type Shifting Principles: Barbara H. Partee.
16. Syntax and Semantics of uestions: Lauri Karttunen.
17. Type-Shifting Rules and the Semantics of Interrogatives: Jeroen
Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof.
18. On the Notion Affective in the Analysis of Negative-Polarity Items:
William A. Ladusaw.