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Events and semantic architecture

Author: Paul M Pietroski
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores how grammatical structure is related to meaning. The meaning of a phrase clearly depends on its constituent words and how they are combined. But how does structure contribute to meaning in natural language? Does combining adjectives with nouns (as in 'brown dog') differ semantically from combining verbs with adverbs (as in 'barked loudly')? What is the significance of combining verbs with names
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Pietroski, Paul M.
Events and semantic architecture.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005
(OCoLC)646535372
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul M Pietroski
ISBN: 0199244308 9780199244300
OCLC Number: 56964536
Notes: Series statement from jacket.
Description: vi, 267 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Overview --
A plethora of semantic explananda --
Elementary cases --
A Fregean framework --
A conjunctivist strategy --
Grammatical relations and existential closure for all --
Summary --
Quantification and plurality --
Two Fregean roads --
Interpreting capitalized variables --
Compositional details --
Explanatory virtues --
Plural noun-phrases as second-order predicates --
Causal verbs and sentential complements --
Causatives --
Covert verbs and explanation --
Serializers --
Complementizer phrases as conjuncts --
Tentative conclusions and promissory notes --
Review --
Cautions --
Larger issues.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.
Responsibility: Paul M. Pietroski.
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This book presents a unified theory of how grammar relates to meaning. Intended for linguists and philosophers it provides fresh ways of thinking about semantic generalizations that may reflect  Read more...

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