[Review of the book Foundations of Intensional Semantics, by Cox, & Sappin]

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  • Intensional logic (IL) and its application to natural language, which the present monograph addresses, was first developed by Richard Montague in the late 1960s (e.g., Montague 1970a, 1970b). Through the efforts of (especially) Barbara Partee (e.g., Partee 1975, 1976), and Richmond Thomason, who edited the posthumous collection of Montague’s works (Thomason 1974), this became the main framework for those who aspired to a formal semantic theory for natural language, and these included computational linguists as early as Jerry Hobbs in the late 1970s (e.g., Hobbs and Rosenschein 1977). In fact, until the advent of the current interest in statistical linguistics with its own conception of what semantics is, IL, or some variant of it, was perhaps the main theory of semantics within computational linguistics generally. And within current computational semantics it still is.

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    © 2006 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. This version of this article is open access and can be downloaded and shared. The original author(s) and source must be cited.
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    • Pelletier, F.J. (2006). [Review of the book Foundations of Intensional Semantics, by C. Fox, & S. Lappin]. Computational Linguistics, 32(2), 291-291.
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