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FT-12736-75

Sally M. Ginet
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY 14853-2801)

The Analysis of Vagueness in a Formal Theory of Natural Language Semantics

To study the semantic phenomenon of vagueness in the English language by examining the work of Kamp (1974) on adjectival vagueness and other analyses. The aim of this study is a definition of the importance for natural language study of a formal theory of vagueness; in general, the aim is to help narrow the gap between formal semantics and the semantic theory of natural languages.

Project fields:
Linguistics

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1975 – 8/31/1975