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Logic and Linguistics in the Twentieth Century

Alessandro Lenci and Gabriel Sandu

in The Development of Modern Logic

Published in print June 2009 | ISBN: 9780195137316
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199867912 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137316.003.0045
 Logic and Linguistics in the Twentieth Century

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This chapter begins with a discussion of the three phases of the interaction between logic and linguistics on the nature of universal grammar. It then attempts to reconstruct the dynamics and interactions between these approaches in logic and in linguistic theory, which represent the major landmarks in the quest for the individuation of the universal structure of language.

Keywords: logic; linguistic theory; universal grammar; universal structure

Chapter.  33576 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Mathematics and Logic

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