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By J. F. A. K. Van Benthem (auth.), Uwe Mönnich (eds.)

This quantity constitutes the court cases of a workshop on formal seman­ tics of normal languages which was once held in Tiibingen from the first to the third of December 1977. Its major physique contains revised types of lots of the papers offered on that celebration. 3 supplementary papers (those by means of Gabbay and Sma by means of) are integrated simply because they appear to be of specific curiosity of their respective fields. the realm coated via the paintings of students engaged in philosophical good judgment and the formal research of typical languages testifies to the stay­ liness in these disciplines. it is going to were most unlikely to try at an entire documentation of appropriate study in the limits imposed by way of a quick convention while focus on a unmarried subject might have conveyed the misunderstanding of uniformity international to a tender and lively box. it really is was hoping that the essays gathered during this quantity strike an affordable stability among the 2 extremes. the subjects mentioned right here definitely belong to an important ones having fun with the eye of linguists and philosophers alike: the research of stressful in formal and average languages (van Benthem, Gabbay), the fast increasing area of generalized quantifiers (Goldblatt), the matter of vagueness (Kamp), the hooked up components of pronominal reference (Smaby) and presupposition (von Stechow) and, final yet no longer least, modal good judgment as a kind of all-embracing theoretical framework (Bressan). The workshop which ended in this assortment shaped a part of the actions celebrating the five hundredth anniversary of Tiibingen University.

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It expresses an (effectively) intensional function. 4) I- pr(

Xn)) and where 0 does not occur in this wfe. 5) ~ (X)XE n y(el, ~ V EAbs, ~ a* En y for y = D(h)x = x. 6. 24 is a theorem in C. , '" ~ We believe that the translation of the language ML: (MU), briefly L into ML~ (MU), briefly L, is a main contribution to the comparison ofL and L. ,. , v, or the (mathematical) class formed by these individuals. In L this class is expressed by V -cf. 5)4 -when x is vrl . However the same term does not express this class in L. Since c(r)1 is supposed to do this, it must fulfill certain logical requirements.

The notions of thing, man, and metal can be regarded as substance notions (in harmony with scholastics). g. warm and far-from-here are accidental properties, while hard and heavy are dispositional properties. Since scholastics call these properties qualities, we can say-cf. [1, p. 89] - that substance notions are quasi-absolute and quality notions are extensional. The rather philosophical assertion above is useful in explaining how to use MU. Its part concerning substance notions has been supported in N6 where, incidentally, the need for using sometimes the extensionalization of these notions has been shown.

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