Download E-books Non-definiteness and Plurality (Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today) PDF

This number of reviews through best students within the box specializes in the semantics of non-definite (bare and indefinite) plural NPs. The contributions within the first half pay attention to naked plurals and their cross-linguistic opposite numbers. They talk about applicability of the concept of ‘semantic incorporation’ to reveal plurals through contrasting them to reveal singulars, with the purpose of accounting for the interplay among the semantics of quantity and the measure of (in)dependency of the NP with appreciate to the verb. The articles within the moment half study the connection among the semantics of quantity and the semantics of point. The contributions within the 3rd half be aware of non-definite numerical noun words via addressing various basic questions resembling: the semantics of indefinite time-phrases, numericals in classifier- and non-classifier languages, scope interactions, the at least- and exactly-readings, referential homes of numericals. the quantity can be welcomed via linguists drawn to the semantics of quantity in non-definite NPs.

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Download E-books Cambio semántico y competencia gramatical. (Lingüística Iberoamericana nº 33) PDF

En este libro se amplía el enfoque filológico, siempre tradicional en sus bases conceptuales, renovándolo con otras corrientes teóricas, como la
Semántica, l. a. Pragmática, l. a. Lingüística del Texto, los angeles Semiología, los angeles Retórica y los angeles Estilística. Partimos de que toda lengua, como sistema de signos, acoge pluralidad de usos. Estos usos son los hechos empíricos que han de permitir los angeles formalización del código basic que los engloba. El subcódigo estilístico, por sus enormes posibilidades y retos que plantea, resulta decisivo para acometer una investigación seria sobre l. a. naturaleza del lenguaje, centrada en dos pilares: el cambio semántico y l. a. competencia gramatical.

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Download E-books Questions in Dynamic Semantics, Volume 17 (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) (Current Research in the Semantics/Pragmatics Interface) PDF

The examine of questions and solutions is not easy for varied fields of theoretical linguistics, common sense, analytical philosophy, and extra lately desktop technological know-how. study into questions and solutions addresses previous and increases new and significant questions about the semantics / pragmatics interface and concerning the dynamics of interpretation. This booklet brings jointly present paintings at the subject because it has been constructed in Amsterdam, and congenial educational websites, during the last 15 years. Amsterdam is without doubt one of the breeding grounds for the formal examine of good judgment and language, for dynamic semantics, and for the learn of questions and solutions. It covers the key problems with pragmatic/semantic research, together with logical kin, context dependence, details constitution, and extra. It illustrates how semantic/pragmatic stance can be utilized for difficulties in different components of linguistic theorising.

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Download E-books Quantitative Methods in Cognitive Semantics: Corpus-Driven Approaches (Cognitive Linguistics Research) PDF

In keeping with the expanding use of empirical equipment in Cognitive Linguistics, the present quantity explores the makes use of of quantitative, specifically corpus-driven, concepts for the examine of that means. It exhibits how those strategies give a contribution to the middle theoretical problems with Cognitive Semantics in addition to how they tell semantic research. The study offered within the quantity constitutes a huge step in the direction of an Empirical Cognitive Semantics.

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Download E-books Living Words: Language, Lexicography and the Knowledge Revolution (LINGUISTICS AND LEXICOGRAPHY) PDF

By Tom McArthur

During this choice of articles, the writer displays at the nature of language, the paintings of lexicography and the advancements in verbal exchange, the media and knowledge expertise within the past due twentieth century. the 3 major matters checked out are: language at huge, and particulary English, the main established language within the heritage of the area; the artwork and examine of dictionaries and reference technological know-how, embracing all earlier, current and strength reference fabrics - from the OED to the phone book; and the strategies during which communique, info and data has evoloved - from cave paintings to the non-public computing device.

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Download E-books Studies in Syntax and Semantics PDF

By Yu. D. Apresyan, I. A. Mel’čuk, A. K. Žolkovsky (auth.), F. Kiefer (eds.)

In the decade a profound switch has happened in linguistic technology. not just have outdated difficulties been tackled from a wholly new perspective but in addition a number of new fields of linguistic examine were opened. the typical attribute of the vast majority of the theories and techniques constructed lately is the hunt for a extra enough description of language. Adequacy doesn't suggest easily that the idea needs to comply with the evidence. It should also meet the overall necessities of present-day theories: coherence, simple notions, rigor of presentation. It has additionally turn into abundantly transparent that linguistic examine can't be content material with the registration and type of linguistic phenomena. in a single method or one other linguistics needs to try and clarify the deep-seated regularities in language which typically don't look at the floor in a few user-friendly approach. for that reason, we discover the characteristic 'deep' quite often in modern linguistic literature. Linguistic theories search an evidence for the saw evidence when it comes to a method of hypotheses concerning the functioning of language. As examine proceeds those will endure crucial alterations. a few of them could be waived, others com­ plemented. The papers of the current quantity stick to those common rules of linguistic concept although they might vary from one another within the means of presentation significantly. a few of the papers utilize the framework of transformational-generative grammar (e. g. Kuroda; Perlmutter), others procedure the pertinent challenge from a distinct attitude (e. g. Dupraz and Rouault; Apresyan, Mel'cuk, and Zolkovski).

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Download E-books Impassioned Belief PDF

Impassioned Belief offers an unique expressivist thought of normative judgments. based on his Ecumenical Expressivism normative decisions are hybrid states partially constituted through traditional ideals and partially constituted via desire-like states. Michael Ridge builds on a chain of articles during which he has built this idea, yet strikes past them within the following key respects. First, Ridge now extra sharply distinguishes semantics from meta-semantics, situating Ecumenical Expressivism firmly at the meta-semantic aspect of this divide, hence permitting Ecumenical Expressivism to house a completely truth-conditional method of first-order semantics. moment, this contrast permits Ridge to supply a particular contextualist semantic framework for normative discourse. Contra orthodox presuppositions, a contextualist semantics doesn't entail cognitivism-at least now not if we conscientiously heed the semantics/meta-semantics contrast. 3rd, simply because this contextualist framework is couched by way of standards, Ridge now rejects his past 'ideal consultant' strategy and in its place adopts a conception couched when it comes to appropriate criteria of useful reasoning. This has fascinating results for longstanding debates over the context-sensitivity of purposes, the so-called 'buck-passing' concept of worth, and the position of ideas in normative concept ('particularism' as opposed to 'generalism'). Fourth, drawing at the paintings of Scott Soames, Ridge develops a unique thought of normative propositions, in keeping with which they seem to be a yes type of cognitive occasion style. a bit of strangely, this belief permits that there might be irreducible normative propositions, even given expressivism. 5th, Ridge bargains a unique method of speak of fact which allows expressivists to deal with truth-aptness without committing themselves to deflationism approximately fact. actually, the idea is versatile adequate that it may elegantly be mixed inspite of a powerful correspondence belief of fact. moreover, Ridge bargains a better option to the feared 'Frege-Geach' challenge (one which higher preserves the formal nature of good judgment than his earlier account), a singular conception of war of words itself, a slightly various type of 'hybrid' remedy of rationality discourse, and an independently worthwhile taxonomy and demanding survey of the bewildering number of different 'hybrid' ways within the literature.

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Download E-books Effective writing in English: A resource guide PDF

We discover ways to converse and comprehend our local language with none nice attempt, for those are average features of the maturation of each person. the abilities of studying and writing, against this, must be discovered, often in an academic context. Now, in terms of a international language, all of the talents (speaking, un­ derstanding, examining and writing) need to be realized - not anything may be obtained with out massive attempt. This studying strategy doesn't happen in a vac­ uum: it's seriously encouraged through our earlier event of buying our local language and studying to learn and write it. those evidence were taken because the heritage to this e-book. We objective this publication at local audio system of Dutch who've discovered to learn and write their very own language, and who now desire to upload ability in writing English to their repertoire. in view that this is often our well-defined objective crew, we'll be consistently pointing to these facets of written English which fluctuate from related features of written Dutch, whereas additionally giving an entire consultant to the writing strategy. There are concerns in regards to the presentation of data during this booklet that require rationalization upfront. to begin with, the e-book comprises hundreds and hundreds of numbered examples.

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Download E-books INCIPIENT PRODUCTIVITY CLR 49 (Cognitive Linguistics Research) PDF

By Arne Zeschel

How do audio system differ proven styles of language use and adapt them to novel contexts of software? This examine offers a usage-based method of linguistic creativity: combining designated qualitative with large-scale quantitative analyses of corpus information, it strains the emergence of partial productiveness in clusters of traditional collocations. Synthesising insights from examine on language acquisition, version and alter, it truly is argued that artistic extensions of linguistic conventions are intrinsically sure up with facets of reminiscence and repetition.

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Download E-books Foundations of Intensional Semantics PDF

By Chris Fox

This publication presents a scientific examine of 3 foundational concerns within the semantics of traditional language which have been rather ignored some time past few decades.

  • focuses at the formal characterization of intensions, the character of an enough variety process for usual language semantics, and the formal energy of the semantic illustration language
  • proposes a thought that provides a promising framework for constructing a computational semantic approach sufficiently expressive to catch the houses of ordinary language which means whereas ultimate computationally tractable
  • written by means of prime researchers and of curiosity to scholars and researchers in formal semantics, computational linguistics, common sense, synthetic intelligence, and the philosophy of language

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