[FOM] Logic and Linguistics -clarification
fetmarsh at olypen.com
Tue Apr 3 08:32:48 EDT 2007
John Baldwin says:
> ... I was wondering whether ... there was some discussion that
> connected the `linquistic' aspects with the logical ones.
I may not understand the direction of the question, but Barbara Partee's
work on (Richard) Montague Grammars deeply combines logic and linguistics.
Many people have done related work.
In a different direction, in 1971 Stanley Peters and Robert W. Ritchie
formalized Chomsky's notion of a transformational grammar and proved that
every r.e. set had one. What followed is, I think, a rare case of a
mathematical result strongly influencing the development of a social
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