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Phonetic Possibility and Modal Logic

Sharlow, Mark (2007) Phonetic Possibility and Modal Logic. [Preprint]


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In this paper I propose a formalization, using modal logic, of the notion of possibility that phoneticians use when they judge speech sounds to be possible or impossible. I argue that the most natural candidate for a modal logic of phonetic possibility is the modal system T.

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Item Type: Preprint
Sharlow, Mark
Additional Information: This paper appeared previously on the author's website.
Keywords: phonetics, speech, language, modality, modal logic
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Depositing User: Mark Sharlow
Date Deposited: 18 Mar 2008
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2010 15:16
Item ID: 3785
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Biology
Date: December 2007

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