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Epistemic indefinites : exploring modality beyond the verbal domain

Author: Luis Alonso-Ovalle; Paula Menendez-Benito
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Within formal semantics, research on the expression of modality in natural language has traditionally focused on verbs. 'Epistemic Indefinites' brings together novel work on the semantics and pragmatics of some nominal expressions that also convey modality. The book focuses on indefinites that can convey ignorance on the part of the speaker with respect to which individual satisfies the existential claim that they  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Luis Alonso-Ovalle; Paula Menendez-Benito
ISBN: 9780191779732 0191779733
OCLC Number: 919190595
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations (black and white)
Responsibility: Luis Alonso-Ovalle and Paula Menéndez-Benito.

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Within formal semantics, research on the expression of modality in natural language has traditionally focused on verbs. 'Epistemic Indefinites' brings together novel work on the semantics and pragmatics of some nominal expressions that also convey modality. The book focuses on indefinites that can convey ignorance on the part of the speaker with respect to which individual satisfies the existential claim that they make.

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