Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar

  title={Meaning and Formal Semantics in Generative Grammar},
  author={Stephen Schiffer},
  • S. Schiffer
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Computer Science
  • Erkenntnis
A generative grammar for a language L generates one or more syntactic structures for each sentence of L and interprets those structures both phonologically and semantically. A widely accepted assumption in generative linguistics dating from the mid-60s, the Generative Grammar Hypothesis (GGH), is that the ability of a speaker to understand sentences of her language requires her to have tacit knowledge of a generative grammar of it, and the task of linguistic semantics in those early days was… 
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