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Table of Contents

Introduction.- Basic Logical Tools.- The Logical Quantifiers.- Formal Composition.- Modality and Possible Worlds.- GeneralizedQuantifiers.- Referencial Opacity.- Aktionsarten: Aspectual Classes of Events.- Tense and Aspect.- Thematic Roles and Lexical Conceptual Structure.- Events.- Bibliography.- Index.

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Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics. This new edition extends the scope of the first edition by providing additional material on formalization in a very accessible manner. The presentation is clear and user-friendly throughout, making this a really useful resource for use with undergraduates and beginning graduate students alike' - Professor Louisa Sadler, University of Essex

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KATE KEARNS Senior Lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

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'Kearns' book provides a lively and engaging introduction to formal semantics. This new edition extends the scope of the first edition by providing additional material on formalization in a very accessible manner. The presentation is clear and user-friendly throughout, making this a really useful resource for use with undergraduates and beginning graduate students alike' - Professor Louisa Sadler, University of Essex

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