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Peters, Stanley 1941-

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Works: 41 works in 200 publications in 6 languages and 3,898 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Stanley Peters
Quantifiers in language and logic by Stanley Peters( )

31 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language or logic, we refer to quantity of things or amount of stuff. In English, they include such expressions as no, some, all, both, many. This book presents the interdisciplinary exploration of how they work, their syntax, semantics, and inferential role
Goals of linguistic theory by Stanley Peters( Book )

32 editions published between 1969 and 1983 in 4 languages and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to Montague semantics by David R Dowty( Book )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book acquaints the reader with the fundamentals of truth conditional model-theoretic semantics, and in particular with a version of this developed by Richard Montague
Processes, beliefs, and questions : essays on formal semantics of natural language and natural language processing by Stanley Peters( Book )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and Dutch and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SECTION I In 1972, Donald Davison and Gilbert Hannan wrote in the introduction to the volume Semantics of Natural Language: "The success of linguistics in treating natural languages as formal ̃yntactic systems has aroused the interest of a number of linguists in a parallel or related development of semantics. For the most part quite independently, many philosophers and logicians have recently been applying formal semantic methods to structures increasingly like natural languages. While differences in training, method and vocabulary tend to veil the fact, philosophers and linguists are converging, it seems, on a common set of interrelated problems. " Davidson and Harman called for an interdisciplinary dialogue of linguists, philosophers and logicians on the semantics of natural language, and during the last ten years such an enterprise has proved extremely fruitful. Thanks to the cooperative effort in these several fields, the last decade has brought about striking progress in our understanding of the semantics of natural language. This work on semantics has typically paid little attention to psychological aspects of meaning. Thus, psychologists or computer scientists working on artificial intelligence were not invited to join the forces in the influential introduction of Semantics of Natural Language. No doubt it was felt that while psychological aspects of language are important in their own right, they are not relevant to our immediate semantic concerns. In the last few years, several linguists and logicians have come to question the fundamental anti-psychological assumptions underlying their theorizing
Anaphora and quantification in situation semantics by Jean Mark Gawron( Book )

13 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semantic ambiguity and underspecification( Book )

11 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gli scopi della teoria linguistica( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in Italian and English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On some formal properties of metarules by Hans Uszkoreit( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Absorption Principle and E-Type anaphora by Jean Mark Gawron( Book )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and German and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los objetivos de la teoría lingüística( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anaphora and quantification in situation semantics by Jean Mark Gawron( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The absorption principle and E-Type anaphora by Jean Mark Gawron( )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and German and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Objetivos de la teoría lingüística( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in Spanish and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goals of linguistc theory( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dialogue games : an approach to discourse analysis by Lauri Carlson( )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay constitutes yet another approach to the fields of inquiry variously known as discourse analysis, discourse grammar, text grammar, functional 1 syntax, or text linguistics. An attempt is made to develop a fairly abstract unified theoretical frame work for the description of discourse which actually helps explain concrete facts of the discourse grammar of a naturallanguage. 2 This plan is reflected in the division of the study into two parts. In the first part, a semiformal framework for describing conversational discourse is developed in some detail. In the second part, this framework is applied to the functional syntax of English. The relation of the discourse grammar of Part II to the descriptive frame work of Part I can be instructively compared to the relation of Tarskian semantics to model theory. Tarski's semantics defmes a concept of truth of a sentence in a model, an independently identified construct. Analogously, my rules of discourse grammar defme a concept of appropriateness of a sentence to a given context. The task of the first Part of the essay is to characterize the relevant notion of context. Although my original statement of the problem was linguistic - how to describe the meaning, or function, of certain aspects of word order and intonation - Part I is largely an application of various methods and results of philosophical logic. The justification of the interdisciplinary approach is the simplicity and naturalness of the eventual answers to specific linguistic problems in Part II
Quantification and syntactic theory by Robin Cooper( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Game of Language : Studies in Game-Theoretical Semantics and Its Applications by Jaakko Hintikka( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the first chapter of this book presents an intro duction to the present state of game-theoretical semantics (GTS), there is no point in giving a briefer survey here. Instead, it may be helpful to indicate what this volume attempts to do. The first chapter gives a short intro duction to GTS and a survey of what is has accomplished. Chapter 2 puts the enterprise of GTS into new philo sophical perspective by relating its basic ideas to Kant's phi losophy of mathematics, space, and time. Chapters 3-6 are samples of GTS's accomplishments in understanding different kinds of semantical phenomena, mostly in natural languages. Beyond presenting results, some of these chapters also have other aims. Chapter 3 relates GTS to an interesting line of logical and foundational studies - the so-called functional interpretations - while chapter 4 leads to certain important methodological theses. Chapter 7 marks an application of GTS in a more philo sophical direction by criticizing the Frege-Russell thesis that words like "is" are multiply ambiguous. This leads in turn to a criticism of recent logical languages (logical notation), which since Frege have been based on the ambi guity thesis, and also to certain methodological sug gestions. In chapter 8, GTS is shown to have important implications for our understanding of Aristotle's doctrine of categories, while chapter 9 continues my earlier criticism of Chomsky's generative approach to linguistic theorizing
Cognitive Constraints on Communication : Representations and Processes by Lucia Vaina( )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Communication is one of the most challenging human phenomena, and the same is true of its paradigmatic verbal realization as a dialogue. Not only is communication crucial for virtually all interpersonal relations; dialogue is often seen as offering us also a paradigm for important intra-individual processes. The best known example is undoubtedly the idea of concep tualizing thinking as an internal dialogue, "inward dialogue carried on by the mind within itself without spoken sound", as Plato called it in the Sophist. At first, the study of communication seems to be too vaguely defmed to have much promise. It is up to us, so to speak, to decide what to say and how to say it. However, on eloser scrutiny, the process of communication is seen to be subject to various subtle constraints. They are due inter alia to the nature of the parties of the communicative act, and most importantly, to the properties of the language or other method of representation presupposed in that particuIar act of communication. It is therefore not surprising that in the study of communication as a cognitive process the critical issues revolve around the nature of the representations and the nature of the computations that create, maintain and interpret these representations. The term "repre sentation" as used here indicates a particular way of specifying information about a given subject
Introduction to Montague semantics by David Robe Dowty( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Packed computation of exact meaning representations by Iddo Lev( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Peters, P. S. 1941-

Peters, Paul S.

Peters, Paul S. 1941-

Peters, Stanley

Languages
English (157)

Spanish (9)

Italian (6)

German (2)

Catalan (1)

Dutch (1)