Paper: Model Theoretic Semantics For Many-Purpose Languages And Language Hierarchies

ACL ID C80-1031
Title Model Theoretic Semantics For Many-Purpose Languages And Language Hierarchies
Venue International Conference on Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1980
Authors

picture of what syntax {s, and it has also proved to be an extremely powerful tool in analysing admittedly very subtle syntactic phe- nomena and, what is even more, in dis- covering formerly unnoticed intercon- nections. Whatever revealing the results of generative grammar should be with res- pect to syntax, however, it cannot be regarded as paradigmatic if one is in- terested in a semantics-oriented model of language. Generative grammarians never put the question of what semantics is and what role it plays in language at the same theoretical level they reached with syntax. It is reasonable to require that any treatment of semantics be adequate to rigorously formalized methods used for syntax. For this we should use formalism not as abbreviation but as basic tool of investigation, e.g. re-...