Montague grammar


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Montague grammar

(ˈmɒntəˌɡjuː)
n
1. (Logic) logic linguistics a model-theoretic semantic theory for natural language that seeks to encompass indexical expressions and opaque contexts within an extensional theory by constructing set-theoretic representations of the intension of an expression in terms of functions of possible worlds
2. (Linguistics) logic linguistics a model-theoretic semantic theory for natural language that seeks to encompass indexical expressions and opaque contexts within an extensional theory by constructing set-theoretic representations of the intension of an expression in terms of functions of possible worlds
[named after Richard Merett Montague (1930–71), US logician]
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Nine contributions discuss frameworks, including Montague grammar, categorical type logics, discourse representation in context, situation theory, GB theory, and game-theoretical semantics and pragmatics, among other topics.
Finally, the motivation for Montague Grammar is presented and one long quotation from Montague is given concluding with a very short discussion on the differences between philosophical and linguistics semantics.