What is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal Semantics is a concise introduction
to the field of semantics as it is actually practiced. Through simple
examples, pictures, and metaphors, Paul Portner presents the field’s key
ideas about how language works.
- Explains the fundamental ideas and some of the most significant results
of modern semantic theory.
- Combines foundational discussion with simplified analyses of complex
phenomena to provide readers with a sense of the fascination to be found in
the details of the human language.
- Includes exercises and thought-provoking questions to facilitate learning.