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Events in the Semantics of English: A Study in Subatomic Semantics
This extended investigation of the semantics of event (and state) sentences in their various forms is a major contribution to natural language, simultaneously encompassing important issues in linguistics, philosophy, and logic. Expand
Word Meaning and Montague Grammar
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On the consistency of the first-order portion of Frege's logical system
  • T. Parsons
  • Mathematics, Computer Science
  • Notre Dame J. Formal Log.
  • 1987
Etude de la consistance de la portion du premier ordre du systeme de Frege, conjecturee par Schroeder-Heister. Expand
An Analysis of Mass Terms and Amount Terms
A mass term is a term like ‘water’, ‘gold’, ‘information’, ‘green ink’, ‘green ink which has been diluted’, etc. The first three of these, ‘water’, ‘gold’, and ‘information’ are simple mass nouns;Expand
Assertion, denial, and the Liar Paradox
  • T. Parsons
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • J. Philos. Log.
  • 1 May 1984
In 1919, in the essay “Negation” (Frege, 1919), Frege addresses the issue of whether there are two distinct ways of judging affirmative judging and negative judging or only one. Expand
The progressive in English: Events, states and processes
This paper has two goals. The first is to formulate an adequate account of the semantics of the progressive aspect in English: the semantics of ‘Agatha is making a cake’, as opposed to ‘Agatha makesExpand
Things That are Right with the Traditional Square of Opposition
  • T. Parsons
  • Philosophy, Computer Science
  • Logica Universalis
  • 1 April 2008
The truth conditions that Aristotle attributes to the propositions making up the square of opposition have as a consequence that a particular affirmative proposition such as ‘Some A is not B’ is true if there are no Bs. Expand
Thematic relations and arguments
Dans une precedente etude, l'A. developpait une theorie semantique utilisant de maniere primordiale la notion semantique de relation thematique. Il poursuit ici ce developpement et repond ensuite auxExpand