Classics in formal semantics and pragmatics

Comments are more than welcome. Keep the following in mind, though:


Bach, E., 1981, ‘On Time, Tense, and Aspect: An Essay in English Metaphysics’,
in P. Cole (ed.), Radical Pragmatics, Academic Press, New York, 62–81.
Barwise, J. and R. Cooper, R., 1981, ‘Generalized Quantifiers and Natural Language’,
Linguistic and Philosophy 4, 159–219.
Barwise, J., 1981, ‘Scenes and Other Situations’,
Journal of Philosophy 78(7), 369–397.
van Benthem, J., 1984, ‘Questions about Quantifiers’,
Journal of Symbolic Logic, 49, 443–466.
Blutner, R., 2000, ‘Some Aspects of Optimality in Natural Language Interpretation’,
Journal of Semantics, 17(3), 189–216.
Carlson, G., 1977, Reference to Kinds in English,
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Umass Graduate Linguistics Student Association, Amherst, Mass.
Davidson, D., 1967, ‘The Logical Form of Action Sentences’,
in N. Rescher (ed.), The logic of Decision and Action, University of Pittsburgh Press, Pittsburgh PA.
Dowty, D., 1979, Word Meaning and Montague Grammar,
Reidel, Dordrecht.
Evans, G., 1977, ‘Pronouns, quantifiers, and relative clauses’,
Canadian Journal of Philosophy 7, 467–536.
Fara, D. Graff, 2000, ‘Shifting sands: an interest-relative theory of vagueness’,
Philosophical Topics 28, 45–81. Originally published under the name ‘Delia Graff’.
Fine, K., 1975, ‘Vagueness, Truth and Logic’,
Synthese 30, 265–300.
Gazdar, G., 1979, Pragmatics: Implicature, Presupposition, and Logical Form,
Academic Press, New York.
Grice, H., 1975, ‘Logic and Conversation’,
in P. Cole and J. L. Morgan (eds.), Syntax and Semantics, vol. 3: Speech Acts, Academic Press, New York, 41–58.
Groenendijk, J. and M. Stokhof, 1984, Studies on the Semantics of Questions and the Pragmatics of Answers,
Doctoral dissertation, University of Amsterdam.
Groenendijk, J. and M. Stokhof, 1991, ‘Dynamic Predicate Logic’,
Linguistics and Philosophy 14, 39–100.
Heim, I., 1982, The Semantics of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases,
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Umass Graduate Linguistics Student Association, Amherst, Mass. Published in 1988 by Garland, New York.
Hintikka, J, 1962, Knowledge and Belief,
Cornell University Press, Ythaca NY.
Kamp, H., 1971, ‘Formal Properties of 'Now'’,
Theoria, 227–273.
Kamp, H., 1981, ‘A Theory of Truth and Semantic Representation’,
in J. Groenendijk, T. Janssen, and M. Stokhof (eds.), Formal Methods in the Study of Language: Part 1, Mathematisch Centrum, Amsterdam, 277–322.
Kaplan, D, 1989, ‘Demonstratives’,
in J. Almog, J. Perry, and H. Wettstein (eds.), Themes from Kaplan, Oxford University Press, New York, 481–563.
Karttunen, L. and S. Peters, 1979, ‘Conventional implicature’,
in C. Oh and D. Dinneen (eds.), Syntax and Semantics, vol. 11: Presupposition, Academic Press., New York, 1–56.
Klein, E., 1980, ‘A semantics for positive and comparative adjectives’,
Linguistics and Philosophy 4, 1–45.
Kratzer, A., 1981, ‘The Notional Category of Modality’,
in H.-J. Eikmeyer and H. Reiser (eds.), Words, Worlds, and Contexts, Berlin, 38–74.
Krifka, M., 1992, ‘Thematic relations as links between nominal reference and temporal constitution’,
in I. Sag and A. Szabolcsi(eds.) Lexical Matters, 29--53, Stanford CSLI Publications.
Kripke, S., 1963, ‘Semantical Considerations on Modal Logic’,
Acta Philosohica Fennica 16, 83–94.
Kripke, S., 1972, ‘Naming and necessity’,
in D. Davidson (ed.), Semantics of Natural Language, D. Reidel, Dordrecht, 253–355. Addenda: 763–769.
Ladusaw, W., 1979, Polarity Sensitivity as Inherent Scope Relations,
Ph. D. Thesis, University of Texas, Austin, Indiana University Linguistics Club, Indiana.
Lewis, D., 1973, Counterfactuals,
Basil Blackwell, Oxford.
Lewis, D., 1975, ‘Adverbs of Quantification’,
in E. Keenan (ed.), Formal Semantics of Natural Language, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Mass, 3–15.
Link, G., 1983, ‘The Logical Analysis of Plurals and Mass Terms: a Lattice-theoretical Approach’,
in C. Schwarze, R. Bauerle and A. von Stechow (eds.), Meaning, Use, and the Interpretation of Language, deGruyter, Berlin/New York, 302–323.
Moens, M., and M. Steedman, 1988, ‘Temporal Ontology and Temporal Reference’,
Computational Linguistics, 14(2), 15–28.
Montague, R., 1969, ‘On the Nature of Certain Philosophical Entities’,
The Monist 53, 159–194.
Montague, R., 1973, ‘The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary English’,
in J. Hintikka, J.  Moravcsik and P. Suppes (eds.), Approaches to Natural Language, Synthese Library 49, Reidel, Dordrecht, 221–242.
Partee, B., 1984, ‘Nominal and Temporal Anaphora’,
Linguistics and Philosophy 7, 243–286.
Partee, B., 1987, ‘Noun Phrase Interpretation and Type Shifting Principles’,
in J. Groenendijk, D. de Jongh, and M. Stokhof (eds.), Studies in Discourse Representation Theory and the Theory of Generalized Quantifiers, GRASS 8, Foris, Dordrecht, 115–144.
Rooth, M., 1985, Association with Focus,
Ph.D. Thesis, University of Massachusetts, Umass Graduate Linguistics Student Association, Amherst, Mass.
Sandt, R. van der, 1992, ‘Presupposition Projection as Anaphora Resolution’,
Journal of Semantics 9(4), 333–377.
Stalnaker, R., 1978, ‘Assertion’,
in P. Cole (ed.), Syntax and Semantics, vol. 9: Pragmatics, Academic Press, New York, 315–332.
Thomason, R. and R. Stalnaker, 1973, ‘A Semantic Theory of Adverbs’,
Linguistic Inquiry 4, 195–220.
Vendler, Z., 1967, Linguistics in Philosophy, Cornell University Press., Ithaca N.Y., 97–121.
(in particular chapter 4, ‘Verbs and Times’, and chapter 6, ‘Facts and Events’.

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