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An Essay in Universal Semantics

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An Essay in Universal Semantics by Achille C Varzi
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This book is a study of the foundations of model-theoretic semantics. Its central thesis is that one does not need to assume a perfect structural fit between languages and their models in order to characterise the basic semantic notions. In particular, truth-value gaps and gluts can be explained away as local phenomena that do not bring logical disaster in their wake. Varzi's detailed and original account is based on a generalisation of supervaluationary techniques and is illustrated with reference to a range of different types of examples, from sentential logic to type theory. Audience: The book is self-contained and will appeal to philosophers, logicians, linguists and computer scientists.
Release date Australia
December 8th, 2010
Country of Publication
Netherlands
Edition
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 1999
Illustrations
XII, 146 p.
Imprint
Springer
Pages
146
Series
Dimensions
156x234x8
ISBN-13
9789048151868
Product ID
8963687

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