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Montague grammar

(ˈmɒntəˌɡjuː)
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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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5.2 Semantics: Montague Semantics 6 Should and Can Idealizations be Avoided?
Probably the most successful approach to formal semantics has been possible worlds semantics, in particular Montague Semantics (Montague [1974]; Dowty [1977]); and Cresswell [1978] has argued that possible worlds semantics can act as an appropriate competence model for semantics (cf.
Montague Semantics adopts a foundational simplification of the nature of the relations involved in meaning.