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Constraints on numerical expressions

Author: Chris Cummins
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Series: Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics, 5.; Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This book brings together, in a novel way, an account of the structure of time with an account of our language and thought about time. Joshua Mozersky argues that it is possible to reconcile the human experience of time, which is centred on the present, with the objective conception of time, according to which all moments are intrinsically alike. He defends a temporally centreless ontology along with a tenseless  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Chris Cummins
ISBN: 9780199687909 0199687900 9780199687916 0199687919 9780198718161 0198718160
OCLC Number: 882899286
Description: xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Constructing a constraint-based model --
Deriving predictions from the constraint-based account --
Towards a pragmatic account of superlative quantifier usage --
Scalar implicatures from numerically quantified expressions --
Corpus evidence for constraints on numerical expressions --
Overview and outlook.
Series Title: Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics, 5.; Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Chris Cummins.

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This book brings together an account of the structure of time with an account of our language and thought about time. It is a wide-ranging examination of recent issues in metaphysics, philosophy of  Read more...

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