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Published: 13 February 2003

272 Pages

ISBN: 9780195154931

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Parts and Wholes in Semantics

Friederike Moltmann

  • First systematic semantic investigation of expressions relating to part-whole structure in natural language
  • Offers an original, philosophically and linguistically motivated alternative to standard extensional mereological theories of plurals and mass nouns, based on the notion of an integrated whole
  • Develops a theory of situated part structures as a new application of situation semantics
  • By a leader researcher working in the interface between philosophy and natural language semantics