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Confessions of Cooking for One and eating Alone

In this pleasant and lots more and plenty buzzed-about selection of essays, 26 writers and foodies invite readers into their kitchens to mirror at the mystery nutrition they delight in while nobody else is calling. half solace, half get together, half guide, Alone within the Kitchen with an Eggplant deals a wealth of corporation, concept, and humor—and eventually, recipes that require no department or subtraction.

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Steve Almond, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Laura Calder, Mary Cantwell, Dan Chaon, Laurie Colwin, Laura Dave, Courtney Eldridge, Nora Ephron, Erin Ergenbright, M. F. ok. Fisher, Colin Harrison, Marcella Hazan, Amanda Hesser, Holly Hughes, Jeremy Jackson, Rosa Jurjevics, Ben Karlin, Rattawut Lapcharoensap, Beverly Lowry, Haruki Murakami, Phoebe Nobles, Ann Patchett, Anneli Rufus and Paula Wolfert.

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For this reason, quantifier phrases cannot absolutely speaking be understood as picking out definite individuals, however 'arbitrarily selected'. Some of the precise rules for the games G(S) will be given below in Section 4. There the reader will also find detailed examples of what may happen in these games. We can nevertheless see already at this stage of discussion, that is to say without knowing anything more of my semantical games, how the game-theoretical idea allows us to overcome several of the difficulties mentioned earlier.

153-77 reprinted in the present volume, pp. 49-79. 4 . GAME-THEORETICAL SEMANTICS FOR A F R A G M E N T OF E N G L I S H Game-theoretical semantics can be extended easily from formal languages to a fragment of English. The two players can be kept intact QUANTIFIERS IN LOGIC AND NATURAL LANGUAGES 37 and so can the given domain D. ) In English, there are admittedly no variables which could be replaced by the names of individuals. However, what we can do is to substitute such a name for the whole quantifier phrase.

Furthermore, the same ordering principles show how the negationforming operation must function in English, thus giving us important insights into the semantics of English quantifiers as distinguished from logicians' formalized quantifiers and at the same time filling a gap in my presentation so far. For reasons of space, these ordering principles cannot be examined here, however. In general, it seems to me that the game-theoretical approach gives us a powerful and flexible theory of the semantics of quantifiers in natural languages.

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