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The logic of natural language

Frederic Tamler Sommers

The logic of natural language

by Frederic Tamler Sommers

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford [Oxfordshire], New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Language and logic

  • Edition Notes

    StatementFred Sommers
    SeriesClarendon library of logic and philosophy, Clarendon library of logic and philosophy
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxix, 469 p. ;
    Number of Pages469
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22771560M
    ISBN 100198247400
    LC Control Number84000805

    e-books in Philosophy: Logic category Studies and Exercises in Formal Logic by John Neville Keynes - The Macmillan Company, In addition to a detailed exposition of certain portions of Formal Logic, the following pages contain a number of problems worked out in detail and unsolved problems, by means of which the student may test his command over logical . To then say that natural language disguises logical form cannot mean, for Wittgenstein, that the result of clarifying the expressions of our language (e.g. by translating them to a logically more perspicuous notation) is the discovery of a genuine piece of .

    logic of natural language has nothing to do with the formal calculi that developed with the study of logistic systems and everything to do with what he calls “the grammar of our language”—how expressions, words, and sentences are used. The logic of natural language, then, is the logic of the language(s) that anyone grew up speaking. About the Book. Fundamental Methods of Logic is suitable for a one-semester introduction to logic/critical reasoning course. It covers a variety of topics at an introductory level. Chapter One introduces basic notions, such as arguments and explanations, validity and soundness, deductive and inductive reasoning; it also covers basic analytical techniques, such as distinguishing 5/5(2).

    Popular Logic Books Showing of 3, Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid (Paperback) Rate this book. Red Herrings, Straw Men and Sacred Cows: How We Abuse Logic in Our Everyday Language (Paperback) by. Robert J. Gula (shelved 20 times as logic). Chapter 1 What is language? This book is an introduction to the study of human language across the planet. It is formal logic or computer programming. The line of division is not if-then belongs to formal logic and computer programming. At the heart of our concern lies the spoken language. All natural languages are spoken, while to this.


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The logic of natural language by Frederic Tamler Sommers Download PDF EPUB FB2

Exactly. Most logic textbooks try to soften the blow of what a formal language is like, and how explicit and rulebound it is, by giving lots of examples, by trying to make it feel natural and comfortable.

Many logic lecturers do the same: they’re worried that people are going to be put The logic of natural language book, and so they try to say, ‘It’s OK, this isn’t. Ben-Yami develops both an alternative analysis of the semantics of natural language and an alternative deductive system comparable in its deductive power to first order predicate calculus but more adequate than it for the representation of the logic of natural language.

Ben-Yami's book is a revolutionary challenge to classical first order Cited by: 1. Book Editor(s): Lou Goble.

Search for more papers by this author validity, axiomatization, decidability, consistency, and completeness, the logical analysis of natural language motivated the development of philosophical logic with its emphasis on semantic notions of presupposition, entailment, modality, conditionals, and intensionality Cited by: 1.

The logic of natural language. [Fred Sommers] Book: All Authors / Contributors: Fred Sommers. Find more information about: Relations in traditional formal logic -- Propositions and states of affairs -- The algebra of traditional formal logic -- Truth and logical grammar -- Proper names and other pronouns.

An introduction to natural language semantics that offers an overview of the empirical domain and an explanation of the mathematical concepts that underpin the discipline.

This textbook offers a comprehensive introduction to the fundamentals of those approaches to natural language semantics that use the insights of logic. Many other texts on the subject focus on presenting a. This text offers an innovative approach to the teaching of logic, which is rigorous but entirely non-symbolic.

By introducing students to deductive inferences in natural language, the book breaks new ground : Douglas Cannon.

Preface This book is about semantics and logic. More specifically, it is about the semantics and logic of natural language; and, even more specifically than that, it is about a particular way of dealing with those subjects, known as Discourse Representation Theory, or /5.

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The central objective of the type-logical approach is to develop a uniform deductive account of the composition of form and meaning in natural language: Formal grammar is presented as logic—a system for reasoning about structured linguistic resources.

Overall it is good. But some students may find problems in transitioning from sentential to predicate logic. The book does not attempt to show the extreme importance of predicate (QL) logic for science, philosophy etc. The book should explain why logic is /5(8).

Ben-Yami develops both an alternative analysis of the semantics of natural language and an alternative deductive system comparable in its deductive power to first order predicate calculus but more adequate than it for the representation of the logic of natural language.

Ben-Yami's book is a revolutionary challenge to classical first order. Mastering a language does not necessarily mean you think in that language.

Think in whatever language you are clear with. Lets say there is a Literature student learning a new language. he passes all the tests and has mastered the language through.

Classical logic only applies to vague predicates after they have been precisified. This preparation is standard operating procedure in the case of ambiguity.

The amount of vagueness in a natural language exactly equals the amount of vagueness of any other natural language. This follows from the intertranslatability of languages. His book The Logic of Natural Language () provides a detailed, systematic and unified elaboration of the Ordinary Language Tree and the Calculus of Terms and explores the philosophical import of this logical system.

His Invitation to Formal Reasoning: The Logic of Terms () provides a textbook elaboration of the logic of terms.". Provides a clear presentation of the various uses of the term logical form, from the traditional to the more recent; Examines the relation between logic and natural language, a classical issue that is crucial to the whole analytic tradition in philosophyBrand: Springer International Publishing.

"The first edition was published infocusing, as stated in the preface, on ‘the interface of logic and linguistics, showing how a substantial body of insights and techniques had developed about natural language through cooperation, and.

Ben-Yami develops both an alternative analysis of the semantics of natural language and an alternative deductive system comparable in its deductive power to first order predicate calculus but more adequate than it for the representation of the logic of natural language. Ben-Yami's book is a revolutionary challenge to classical first order Author: Hanoch Ben-Yami.

I recently learnt Fitch-style natural deduction from Paul Teller's book and was blown away by it's simplicity.

However, I'm surprised that natural deduction (or any proof system) isn't used in mathematical proofs. For example, I'm working through an abstract algebra textbook and all the proofs are natural language based.

e.g. "Let x be. Philosophical logic deals with formal descriptions of ordinary, non-specialist ("natural") language, that is strictly only about the arguments within philosophy's other branches. Most philosophers assume that the bulk of everyday reasoning can be captured in logic if a method or methods to translate ordinary language into that logic can be found.

Enderton's "Mathematical Introduction to Logic" [1] is one of the best books I've ever read not just one of the best math books, one of the best books.

There's a very clear, simple presentation of propositional and first-order logic, from the. a book Predicate logic representati ons of the tw o readings: that is found throughout natural language seman tics.

It may be conjec tured (Chierchia and McConnell-Ginet ) that we are mentally endow ed with cross-categorial Boolean functions as the basic combinatory tool of our.tions of (parts of) natural languages and, indeed, ade-quate reconstructions relative to certain purposes.

A log-ical system is considered correct for a language if it pro-vides a catalogue of the valid inferences in that language. So the question \Which is the right logic?" may perhaps be rephrased as: Assuming that natural language is ade-File Size: 1MB.

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