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Ruth Margaret Kempson,
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(born 26 June 1944) is a British
linguist Linguistics is the scientific study of language A language is a structured system of communication Communication (from Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo ...
. She is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at
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. In 1977, Kempson published ''Semantic Theory'', which discusses the concept of
entailment Logical consequence (also entailment) is a fundamental concept Concepts are defined as abstract ideas A mental representation (or cognitive representation), in philosophy of mind Philosophy of mind is a branch of philosophy that studies th ...
in linguistics. A proposition (P) is entailed by another (Q) if P is true when Q is true and Q is false when P is false, but Q is not strictly defined if P is true. She was awarded a
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in 1989. She has made contributions to the theoretical framework of Dynamic syntax.


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