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Formal Semantics - the Essential Readings


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1. The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English:
Richard Montague.
2. A unified analysis of the English bare plural: Greg Carlson.
3. Generalized quantifiers and natural language: Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper.
4. The Logical Analysis of Plurals and Mass Terms: Godehard Link.
5. Assertion: Robert C. Stalnaker.
6. Scorekeeping in a Language Game: David Lewis.
7. Adverbs of quantification: David Lewis.
8. A theory of truth and semantic representation: Hans Kamp.
9. File change semantics and the familiarity theory of definiteness:
Irene Heim.
10. On the projection problem for presuppositions: Irene Heim.
11. Toward a semantic analysis of verb aspect and the English 'imperfective'
progressive: David R. Dowty.
12. The notional category of modality: Angelika Kratzer.
13. The algebra of events: Emmon Bach.
14. Generalized conjunction and type ambiguity: Barbara Partee and Mats Rooth.
15. Noun phrase interpretation and type shifting principles: Barbara
H. Partee.
16. Syntax and semantics of questions: Lauri Karttunen.
17. Type-Shifting Rules and the Semantics of Interrogatives: Jeroen
Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof.
18. On the notion affective in the analysis of Negative-Polarity Items:
William A. Ladusaw. Index.

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