Compositional Natural Language Semantics using Independence Friendly Logic or Dependence Logic

Studia Logica 101 (2):453-466 (2013)
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Independence Friendly Logic, introduced by Hintikka, is a logic in which a quantifier can be marked for being independent of other quantifiers. Dependence logic, introduced by Väänänen, is a logic with the complementary approach: for a quantifier it can be indicated on which quantifiers it depends. These logics are claimed to be useful for many phenomena, for instance natural language semantics. In this contribution we will compare these two logics by investigating their application in a compositional analysis of the de dicto - de re ambiguity in natural language. It will be argued that Independence Friendly logic is suitable, whereas Dependence Logic is not

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Independence friendly logic.Tero Tulenheimo - 2010 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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