芭芭拉·帕蒂：形式语义学与语用学｜Linguists Online 系列讲座（9）
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Formal semantics arose in the 1960’s in the context of two ongoing “wars” ; the “linguistics wars” between generative semantics and interpretive semantics concerning the relation between syntax and semantics, and the “formal language-ordinary language war” in philosophy of language, which was carried on between opponents who were nevertheless in agreement that “natural language has no logic”. Formal semantics helped to resolve the issues behind both of those wars.
In this talk I’ll reflect on this history and the subsequent growth of formal semantics and formal pragmatics. I’ll touch on innovations and “big ideas” that have shaped the development of formal semantics and its relation to syntax and to pragmatics over the decades. And I’ll describe some of the ways that advances and debates in formal semantics and pragmatics have been and are connected with foundational issues in linguistic theory, philosophy, and cognitive science.
版权方：Abralin ao Vivo - Linguists Online is an initiative of Abralin - Associação Brasileira de Linguística in cooperation with several linguistics associations.