LINGUIST List 9.1401

Fri Oct 9 1998

Books: Semantics

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  1. Pablo Gamallo, Semantics

Message 1: Semantics

Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 16:27:00 +0200
From: Pablo Gamallo <>
Subject: Semantics

We would like to inform the members of LINGUIST that a new book called
Semantiques, under the direction of Michel Chambreuil, has just been
published in French by Hermes. (Ben Gharbia, Bernigot, Chambreuil,
Gamallo, Panissod, Reinberger (1998), Semantiques. Paris, Hermes.)

Abstract :
What can be, today, the object of the semantics of natural
languages ? What hypotheses can be advanced on the entities associated
to linguistic expressions, and on the operations involved in the
processing of complex expressions ? Implicit or explicit, these
questions are present in all theoretical research on the semantics of
natural language. By the analysis of different linguistic theories,
following a similar outline for each of them, this book permits a
critical reflection on these questions. It also aims at making the
current research in which these theories are present more accessible
for the reader. Moreover, this research, by considering issues on the
dynamics of the processing of information, its contextualisation, and
the fundamental cognitive abilities of the speaker, is also in line
with broader issues concerning, for instance, different domains of
computer science or also cognitive sciences. The different theories
dealt with are First Order Predicate Logic, Intensional Semantics,
Boolean Semantics, General Semantics (Vanderveken), Dynamic Semantics,
Situation Theory and Cognitive Grammar.

The authors of this book, who are linguists, computer scientists,
mathematicians, are members of the Group of Semantics of the Laboratory of
Research on Language (LRL) of the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont
II. Their research concerns the analysis of fundamental semantic
principles, from specific issues such as : conceptual combination,
coordination, quantification. Michel Chambreuil, mathematician and
linguist, is professor at the University Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand,

This book can be ordered :
- on,
- or at the following adress : 8, quai du March-Neuf - 75004 Paris -France,
- or by fax (01 53 10 15 21),
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