Formal Semantics - Room With Montague

Last modified by Qfwfq on 2020/07/13 20:13

a single hurt color and an arrangement in a system to pointing
(Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons)

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Language Game: Room with Montague

Descriptive prose is written, implementing a Montague grammar style compositional semantics. The prose describes the author's dorm room and the room in which the logician Richard Montague was murdered (only working from a few passages in another logician's biography). The terse evaluations of the semantic model are contrasted with much looser hand-authored descriptive prose, which the model would tend to consider nonsense.

Theory: Formal Semantics

Formal compositional semantics is a theory of meaning that starts with the remarkable assumption that human language works in the same way as formal logic. It tries to assign meaning primarily to assertions - factual claims - compositionally - by building up the "meaning" of a sentence one word and phrase at a time. "Meaning," in it's narrow sense, is a way of assigning truth or falsity. In more technical terms, a formula of first order logic is constructed with lambda calculus: through function composition, application, and lambda abstraction. Bags of intrinsically empty atomic things are included or not included, are the origin or destination of an arrow, until we arrive at T or F.

Anticipatory Plagiarists

  • (WILL CROWTHER Adventure)
  • (SAMUEL DELANEY, The Mad Man)
  • (CHARLOTTE GILMAN PERKINS, The Yellow Wallpaper)
  • (RICHARD MONTAGUE, English as a Formal Language)
  • (EMILY SHORT, Galatea)
  • (GERTRUDE STEIN, Tender Buttons)
  • (FULLBRIGHT, Gone Home)
Created by Qfwfq on 2019/01/13 00:48


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