LINGUIST List 26.5524

Fri Dec 11 2015

Books: Czech Negation from the Formal Perspective: Dočekal

Editor for this issue: Sara Couture <saralinguistlist.org>


Date: 11-Dec-2015
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Czech Negation from the Formal Perspective: Dočekal
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Title: Czech Negation from the Formal Perspective
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Slavic Linguistics 39
Published: 2015
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom-shop.eu

Book URL: http://bit.ly/1OmmZvf

Author: Mojmír Dočekal
Hardback: ISBN: 9783862886647 Pages: 160 Price: Europe EURO 92.80
Abstract:

The book begins with a chapter on different frameworks in current formal semantics, selecting among them Language of Plurality and Events (LoPE), as this framework is well suited for the formal treatment of interactions between negation and other logical operators in natural language sentences. There are detailed discussions of negative NPs, negation and aspect, negation and plurality, negation and the scope of quantifiers in the following chapters; and a chapter on negation in questions; a novel treatment of surprising lack of ambiguity in sentences containing negation and universal quantifiers is presented in Chapter 4.

The book focuses on Czech negation but in most cases it does so from the contrastive semantic perspective, where Slavonic and Germanic languages are compared. The book is guided by the view that negation in natural language should be treated as classical truth-reversing operator (despite the prima facie evidence against it) and shows how to realize this idea in the formal framework of LoPE. It will be of interest to linguists, especially formal semanticist, as well as to logicians interested in natural language semantics and even to non-formal linguists working on natural language negation.

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
                            Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics

Subject Language(s): Czech (ces)
Language Family(ies): Germanic
                            Slavic Subgroup

Written In: English (eng)

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