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SYNTAX Kawashima, Ruriko. THE STRUCTURE OF NOUN PHRASES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF QUANTIFICATIONAL NPs IN JAPANESE. Cornell dissertation submitted 1994, published 1996. 173 pp. Paperbound. cost: $12.00 This thesis, conducted within the Minimalist framework (Chomsky 1993), investigates (i) the formal syntactic properties of noun phrases containing numerals and quantifiers, and (ii) the varying quantificational force exhibited by quantificational noun phrases in Japanese, with particular attention to WH-pronouns and the suffix -mo. To receive a full abstract of this dissertation, to find out how to order, and to inquire about other titles available from CLC Publications, please contact us at booksplab.dmll.cornell.edu. LOGIC & LING STUDIES IN LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND INFORMATION Csirmaz, Laszlo (Hungarian Academy ofSciences, Budapest, Hungary), Gabbay, Dov. M. (Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London), and de Rijke, Maarten (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, Amsterdam) (Eds.) LOGIC COLLOQUIUM '92; ISBN: (cloth) 1-881526-97-6; ISBN (paper) 1-881526-98-4. pp. 319 CSLI Publications & the European Association for Logic, Language and Information 1996; http://csli.www.stanford.edu/publications/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu This volume is a selection of papers from the European Summer Meeting of the Association for Symbolic Logic, held in Veszprem, Hungary, in August 1992. The papers included grew out of invited and contributed talks on the two main themes of the conference, algebraic logic, and the axiomatizability and decidability of logical systems. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, most of the contributions investigate logical properties of formal systems by studying algebraic properties of corresponding classes of algebras, or vice versa. The remaining papers focus on connected areas from model theory and the combination of logics. Significant and timely, LOGIC COLLOQUIUM '92 is a collection of articles on algebraic logic and related areas written by the leading scholars in these fields. Doherty, Patrick (Linkoping University) PARTIALITY, MODALITY, AND NONMONOTONICITY; ISBN: (cloth) 1-57586-031-7; ISBN (paper) 1-57586-030-9. pp. 300 CSLI Publications & The European Association for Logic, Language and Information 1996; http://csli.www.stanford.edu/publications/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu This edited volume of articles provides a state of the art description of research in logic based approaches to knowledge representation which combines approaches to reasoning with incomplete information that include partial, modal, and nonmonotonic logics. The collection contains two parts: foundations and case studies. The foundations section provides a general overview of partiality, multivalued logics, use of modal logic to model partiality and resource-limited inference, and an integration of partial and modal logics. The case studies section provides specific studies of issues raised in the foundations section. Several of the case studies integrate modal and partial modal logics with nonmonotonic logics. Both theoretical and practical aspects of such integration are considered. Knowledge representation issues such as default reasoning, theories of action and change, reason maintenance, awareness, and automation of nonmonotonic reasoning are covered. Hammer, Eric M. (Stanford University) LOGIC AND VISUAL INFORMATION; ISBN (cloth) 1-881526-87-9; ISBN (paper) 1-881526-99-2 pp. 124 CSLI Publications & The European Association for Logic, Language and Information 1996; http://csli.www.stanford.edu/publications/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu This book examines the logical foundations of visual information: information presented in the form of diagrams, graphs, charts, tables and maps. The importance of visual information is clear from its frequent presence in everyday reasoning and communication, and also in computation. Chapters of the book develop the logics of familiar systems of diagrams such as Venn diagrams and Euler circles. Other chapters develop the logic of higraphs, Peirce diagrams, and a system having both diagrams and sentences among its well-formed representations. Syntax, semantics, rules of inference, and soundness and completeness results are provided for each of the systems. In addition to developing the logic of diagrams, key questions about the status of visual information Hammer discusses, such as the relationship between language and visually-presented information. Muskens, Reinhard (Tilburg University) MEANING AND PARTIALITY; ISBN (cloth) 1-881526-80-1; ISBN (paper) 1-881526-79-8. pp. 141 CSLI Publications & The European Association for Logic, Language and Information 1996; http://csli.www.stanford.edu/publications/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu This book radically simplifies Montague Semantics and generalizes the theory by basing it on a partial higher order logic. The resulting theory is a synthesis of Montague Semantics and Situation Semantics. In the late sixties, Richard Montague developed the revolutionary idea that can understand the concept of meaning in ordinary language much in the same way as we understand the semantics of logical languages. Unfortunately, however, he formalized his idea in an unnecessarily complex way--two outstanding researchers in the field even compared his work to a 'Rube Goldberg machine'. Muskens' work does away with such unnecessary complexities, obtains a streamlined version of the theory, shows how partialising the theory automatically provides us with the most central concepts of Situation Semantics, and offers a simple logical treatment of propositional attitude verbs, perception verbs and proper names. Seligman, Jerry (National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan) and Westerstahl, Dag (Stockholm University, Sweden) (Eds.) LOGIC, LANGUAGE AND COMPUTATION; ISBN (cloth) 1-881526-90-9; ISBN (paper) 1-881526-89-5 pp. 590 CSLI Publications 1996: http://csli-www.stanford.edu/publications/ email: pubsroslin.stanford.edu The fields of logic, linguistics and computer science are intimately related, and modern research has uncovered a wide range of connections. This collection focuses on the work that is based on the unifying concept of information. Some of the papers contribute to a general theory of information, others tackle specific problems using an information-based approach. All the papers were presented at the conference on Information-based Approaches to Logic, Language and Computation held at St. Mary's College, Moraga, California in June 1994. The conference is a direct successor of three conferences on Situation Theory and its Applications.Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

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