PTQ, LF, TFL - zum theoretischen Status einer "‹bersetzung in eine formale Semantiksprache"

Frank Richter and Manfred Sailer

Handout for a talk delivered at `Sinn und Bedeutung - 1. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Semantik' in Tübingen (December 19.- 21.). The handout outlines a formalization of the syntax of Montague's intensional logic in a typed feature logic. This leads to the integration of a PTQ-like semantics with an HPSG account for the syntax of German. The present approach is shortly compared with the LF approach taken by semanticists working in the tradition of GB theory. We conclude that the status of the semantic representation language in our proposal is different from that in Montague's original PTQ fragment and the one seen in some current LF approaches.
15 pages.

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Frank Richter
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