Mathematical Structures in Languages

Mathematical Structures in Languages

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Mathematical Structures in Languages introduces a number of mathematical concepts that are of interest to the working linguist. The areas covered include basic set theory and logic, formal languages and automata, trees, partial orders, lattices, Boolean structure, generalized quantifier theory, and linguistic invariants, the last drawing on Edward L. Keenan and Edward Stabler's Bare Grammar: A Study of Language Invariants, also published by CSLI Publications. Ideal for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of linguistics, this book contains numerous exercises and will be a valuable resource for courses on mathematical topics in linguistics. The product of many years of teaching, Mathematic Structures in Languages is very much a book to be read and learned from.
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  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 30.48mm | 816.47g
  • Centre for the Study of Language & Information
  • Stanford, United States
  • English
  • 1575868725
  • 9781575868721

About Edward L. Keenan

Edward L. Keenan is professor of linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. Lawrence S. Moss is professor of mathematics; director of the Program in Pure and Applied Logic; an adjunct professor of computer science, informatics, linguistics, and philosophy; and a member of the Programs in Cognitive Science and Computational Linguistics, all at Indiana University, Bloomington. With Jon Barwise, he is coauthor of Vicious Circles, also published by CSLI Publications.
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