LINGUIST List 27.1242

Thu Mar 10 2016

Books: Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives: Szymanik

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Date: 10-Mar-2016
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Subject: Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives: Szymanik
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Title: Quantifiers and Cognition: Logical and Computational Perspectives
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Publication Year: 2016
Publisher: Springer

Book URL:

Author: Jakub Szymanik

Hardback: ISBN: 9783319287478 Pages: 223 Price: Europe EURO 99.99


This volume on the semantic complexity of natural language explores the
question why some sentences are more difficult than others. While doing so, it
lays the groundwork for extending semantic theory with computational and
cognitive aspects by combining linguistics and logic with computations and

Quantifier expressions occur whenever we describe the world and communicate
about it. Generalized quantifier theory is therefore one of the basic tools of
linguistics today, studying the possible meanings and the inferential power of
quantifier expressions by logical means. The classic version was developed in
the 1980s, at the interface of linguistics, mathematics and philosophy. Before
this volume, advances in "classic" generalized quantifier theory mainly
focused on logical questions and their applications to linguistics, this
volume adds a computational component, the third pillar of language use and
logical activity. This book is essential reading for researchers in
linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science, logic, AI, and computer science.

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science
Computational Linguistics
Philosophy of Language

Written In: English (eng)

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Cambridge University Press

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Akademie Verlag GmbH
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Equinox Publishing Ltd
European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Georgetown University Press
John Benjamins
Lincom GmbH
MIT Press
Multilingual Matters
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Oxford University Press
Palgrave Macmillan
Peter Lang AG
Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
University of Toronto Press

--------------------------- Other Supporting Publishers ---------------------------
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International Pragmatics Assoc.
Linguistic Association of Finland
Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Netherlands Graduate School of Linguistics / Landelijke (LOT)
Seoul National University
SIL International Publications
Universitat Jaume I
University of Nebraska Press
Utrecht institute of Linguistics

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