Montague Semantics

[Revised entry by Theo M. V. Janssen on February 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Montague semantics is a theory of natural language semantics and of its relation with syntax. It was
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[Revised entry by Theo M. V. Janssen on February 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Montague semantics is a theory of natural language semantics and of its relation with syntax. It was originally developed by the logician Richard Montague (1930 - 1971) and subsequently modified and extended by linguists, philosophers, and logicians. The most important features of the theory are its use of model theoretic semantics which is nowadays commonly used for the semantics of logical languages and its adherence to the principle of compositionality - that is, the meaning of the whole is a function of the meanings of its parts and...

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