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Introduction to Montague Semantics

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In this book we hope to acquaint the reader with the fundamentals of truth conditional model-theoretic semantics, and in particular with a version of this developed by Richard Montague in a series of papers published during the 1960's and early 1970's. In many ways the paper 'The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English' (commonly abbreviated PTQ) represents ...more
Hardcover, 315 pages
Published December 31st 1980 by Springer
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Manny
Some people hate this book, and most people have never heard of it. But if you have some background in mathematics and/or logic, and are curious about whether it's possible to talk about that elusive concept, "meaning", in a fully rigorous way, then I cannot recommend it too highly. Most contemporary theories of semantics are, in one way or another, related to Montague grammar, and this book is an essential prerequisite. It's very nicely written.

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