Simple sentences, substitution, and intuitions by Jennifer M. Saul

By Jennifer M. Saul

Книга easy Sentences easy Sentences Книги Иностранные языки Автор: Jennifer M. Saul Год издания: 2007 Формат: pdf Издат.:Oxford collage Press Страниц: 176 Размер: 1,4 ISBN: 019921915X Язык: Английский0 (голосов: zero) Оценка:The phenomenon of substitution failure is a longstanding concentration of debate for philosophers of language. Substitution failure happens while a transformation from one co-referential identify to a different (e.g. from "Superman" to "Clark Kent") impacts the truth-value of a sentence. Jennifer Saul has shownthat this may ensue even within the easiest of sentences. She provides the 1st full-length remedy of this complicated function of language, and explores its implications for the idea of reference and names, and for the method of semantics.

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Comparative studies in word order variation: adverbs, by Christopher Laenzlinger

By Christopher Laenzlinger

Addresses the query of be aware order edition in Romance languages - particularly French - and in Germanic languages - in particular German. The theoretical framework followed is the "Principles & Parameters idea of Transformational Generative Grammar". The empirical contribution of this ebook is to regard 3 linguistically specific phenomena - adverbs, pronouns and clause constitution - in typologically designated periods of languages. the 2 major theoretical thoughts explored are: a version of Checking idea containing rules and parameters; and a brand new belief of word constitution inside of X-Theory.

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Word-Formation in English by Ingo Plag

By Ingo Plag

This publication is an creation to the research of word-formation, that's, the ways that new phrases are equipped at the bases of different phrases (e.g. happy-happy-ness), concentrating on English. The book's didactic goal is to permit scholars with very little previous linguistic wisdom to do their very own useful analyses of complicated phrases. Readers are familiarized with the required methodological instruments to procure and study proper facts and are proven tips on how to relate their findings to theoretical difficulties and debates. The booklet isn't written within the viewpoint of a specific theoretical framework and attracts on insights from a number of learn traditions, reflecting very important methodological and theoretical advancements within the box. it's a textbook directed in the direction of college scholars of English in any respect degrees. it might additionally function a resource ebook for lecturers and complex scholars, and as an up to date reference pertaining to many word-formation methods in English.

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English syntax : an introduction by Jong-Bok Kim

By Jong-Bok Kim

Focusing at the descriptive evidence of English, this quantity offers a scientific creation to English syntax for college kids without previous wisdom of English grammar or syntactic research. English Syntax goals to assist scholars savor some of the sentence styles on hand within the language, comprehend insights into center info of its syntax, improve analytic talents to extra discover the styles of English, and study unique methods of formalizing syntactic research for a number of English info and significant structures corresponding to contract, elevating and keep watch over, the auxiliary method, passive, wh- questions, relative clauses, extrapolation, and clefts.
 
 
 
 

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Clitics in the Languages of Europe by Henk van Riemsdijk

By Henk van Riemsdijk

The sequence is a platform for contributions of all types to this quickly constructing box. common difficulties are studied from the point of view of person languages, language households, language teams, or language samples. Conclusions are the results of a deepened examine of empirical information. particular emphasis is given to little-known languages, whose research may perhaps shed new gentle on long-standing difficulties generally linguistics.

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The Noun Phrase by Jan Rijkhoff

By Jan Rijkhoff

Jan Rijkhoff investigates noun phrases--linguistic buildings with the noun as critical element--in a consultant pattern of the world's 6000 languages and proposes a semantic version to explain their underlying constitution. Assuming no wisdom of any formal or useful concept of grammar, he exhibits that the noun word notice order styles of any language could be derived from 3 common ordering rules and in addition that those ideas are gildings of a normal ordering process, in which components that belong jointly semantically are inclined to happen jointly syntactically.

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Strengthening the PRO Hypothesis by Lisa A. Reed

By Lisa A. Reed

Generative idea has lengthy sought to seize the syntax of regulate, wondering even if the supplement clause encompasses a syntactically projected thematic topic, no matter if such an issue undergoes displacement and, if this is the case, the place and why, and what position semantics could play. This e-book maintains during this culture, seriously interpreting paradigms erroneously assumed to prefer professional analyses over circulation and implicit argument bills. It deals novel info amenable to research in basic terms inside a professional method - yet one greatly varied from its predecessors in shape and interpretation.

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The grammar of time reference in Yukatek Maya by Jürgen Bohnemeyer

By Jürgen Bohnemeyer

This learn presents an in-depth research of the morphosyntax, semantics, and pragmatics of the main grammatical structures excited about time reference in Yukatek Maya, a local Meso-american language spoken at the peninsula of Yucat?n. the outline lines temporal homes in clause constitution, lexical predicate sessions, verb inflection and derivation, adverbial amendment, and clause and sentence mix, and therefore covers a considerable a part of the middle grammar of the language. It offers some of the most accomplished and exact debts of the expression of temporality in any Non-Indo-European language to date.Yukatek emerges as a language within which kinfolk of occasion order are mostly left unexpressed. There aren't any absolute or relative tenses, and no temporal connectives reminiscent of after, prior to, and so on. conversation approximately occasion order is based seriously at the coding of aspectual and modal details, enriched through pragmatic inferences from context and global wisdom. additional gains of curiosity to typologists and time semanticists contain 'phase' verbs (translating 'begin', 'end', etc.) with a semantics markedly specific from these of phasal operators in higher studied languages; loss of any formal reflexes of telicity; temporal connectives with aspectual meanings; and grammaticalized differences of 'degrees of remoteness' that aren't mixed with expressions of annoying.

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