Experimental Perspectives on Presuppositions (Studies in by Florian Schwarz

By Florian Schwarz

This quantity brings jointly essentially the most contemporary advancements within the box of experimental pragmatics, in particular empirical methods to theoretical matters in presupposition idea. It contains stories of the web processing of presupposed content material; investigations of the interpretive homes of presuppositions in quite a few linguistic contexts; comparative views relative to different points of that means, akin to asserted content material and implicatures; cross-linguistic comparisons of presupposition triggers; and views from language acquisition. Taken jointly, those novel contributions supply a photograph of state-of-the paintings advancements during this quarter and may function some extent of reference for varied rising avenues of destiny paintings. It makes for an awesome set of readings for complex college classes on experimental reviews of that means and is a must-read for somebody attracted to experimental examine on that means in average language.

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Semantik: Eine Einführung (De Gruyter Studium) (German by Sebastian Löbner

By Sebastian Löbner

Das deutschsprachige Standardwerk bietet in Neuauflage eine aktuelle Einführung in die zentralen Phänomene, Fragestellungen und theoretischen Ansätze der linguistischen Semantik. Bei der schrittweisen Entfaltung der Thematik wird Wert auf Stimmigkeit, Kohärenz und Nachvollziehbarkeit der wissenschaftlichen Denkweise gelegt. Das Buch ist für Einführungsveranstaltungen im Bachelorstudium und zum Selbststudium geeignet.

Aus dem Inhalt: Bedeutung und Semantik – Dimensionen der Bedeutung – Ambiguität – NEU: Bedeutung und Kontext (Deixis, NP-Semantik, Präsuppositionen) – Prädikation – NEU: Verben (Alternationen, aspektuelle Klassen, Aspekt, Tempus) – Bedeutung und Logik (NEU: MIT PRÄSUPPOSITIONEN) – Bedeutungsbeziehungen – Bedeutung und Sprachvergleich – Bedeutung und Kognition – NEU: Frames – Formale Semantik.

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Interfaces + Recursion = Language?: Chomsky's Minimalism and by Hans-Martin Gärtner,Uli Sauerland

By Hans-Martin Gärtner,Uli Sauerland

The Minimalist application postulates the equation "Interfaces + Recursion = Language" - a thorough aid of the language to the middle mechanism and the interfaces. With contributions by way of Noam Chomsky and different specialists, this quantity evaluates the minimalists' idea opposed to facts from syntax and semantics through asking questions just like the following: what sort of recursive buildings can the center generator shape? How can homes of language be diminished to interface homes? What LF-interface stipulations are anticipated through semantic study? Key positive factors comprises the newest replace on Chomsky's idea of Syntax in his personal phrases recognized contributors

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Words and Intelligence I: Selected Papers by Yorick Wilks: by Khurshid Ahmad,Christopher Brewster,Mark Stevenson

By Khurshid Ahmad,Christopher Brewster,Mark Stevenson

This e-book celebrates the paintings of Yorick Wilks within the kind of a range of his papers that are meant to mirror the diversity and intensity of his paintings. the quantity accompanies a Festschrift which celebrates his contribution to the fields of Computational Linguistics and synthetic Intelligence. the chosen papers mirror Yorick’s contribution to either functional and theoretical features of computerized language processing.

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Reference and Representation in Thought and Language by María de Ponte,Kepa Korta

By María de Ponte,Kepa Korta

This quantity bargains novel perspectives at the distinct relation among connection with an item through a linguistic expression and our psychological illustration of that item, lengthy a resource of dialogue within the philosophy of language, linguistics, and cognitive technology. Chapters during this quantity care for our units for singular reference and singular illustration, with so much concentrating on linguistic expressions which are used to consult specific items, people, or places.
These expressions comprise right names reminiscent of Mary and John; indexicals akin to I and the following day; demonstrative pronouns equivalent to this and that; and a few certain and indefinite descriptions corresponding to The Queen of britain or a physician. different chapters research the methods we signify gadgets in thought,
particularly the first-person point of view and the self, and one explores a idea universal to reference and illustration: salience. the amount contains the newest perspectives on those advanced issues from the most well-liked authors within the box and may be of curiosity to somebody engaged on problems with reference and illustration in proposal and language.

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The Semiotics of Che Guevara: Affective Gateways (Bloomsbury by Maria-Carolina Cambre

By Maria-Carolina Cambre

Alberto Korda's recognized picture of Che Guevara titled the "Guerrillero Heroico" has been reproduced, transformed and remixed numerous instances because it used to be taken on March five, 1960, in Havana, Cuba.

This publication seems back at this famous heavily produced picture to discover how a picture can tackle cultural strength in varied components of the globe and legit various positions and mass motion in unforeseen international political contexts.

Analytically, the publication develops a comparative research of ways pictures turn into hooked up to various meanings which are totally inseparable from their contexts of use. Addressing the necessity for a fluid and responsive method of the examine of visible meaning-making, this e-book is dependent upon a number of methodologies resembling semiotics, research-creation, multimodal discourse research, ethnography and phenomenology and indicates how each one procedure has whatever to supply towards the certainty of the social and cultural paintings of pictures in our globally orientated cultures.

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Cantonese Particles and Affixal Quantification: 87 (Studies by Peppina Po-lun Lee

By Peppina Po-lun Lee

Cantonese, the lingua franca of Hong Kong and its neighboring province, has an strangely wealthy repertoire of verbal debris. This quantity considerably augments the tutorial literature on their semantics, targeting 3 affixal quantifiers, -saai, -hoi and -maai. the writer exhibits how those verbal suffixes show a different interaction of syntax and semantics: utilized in a sentence with out concentration, they quantify goods flexibly, in line with an accessibility hierarchy; with concentration, concentration comes into impact after syntactic selection.

This clean and compelling standpoint within the learn of debris and quantification is the 1st in-depth research of Cantonese verbal suffixes. It compares the language’s affixal quantification to the choice determiner and adverbial quantifiers. The book’s syntax-semantics mapping geography deploys either descriptive and theoretical techniques, making it an important source for researchers learning the nexus of syntax and semantics, in addition to Cantonese itself.

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Elements of Control: Structure and Meaning in Infinitival by Idan Landau

By Idan Landau

This publication deals a brand new outlook at the derivation and interpretation of keep watch over structures. It clears up a few universal misconceptions in regards to the nature of regulate, in addition to sprucing the empirical demanding situations that face any complete conception during this area. despite theoretical framework, students of syntax and semantics attracted to those subject matters, will locate this e-book a huge contribution to the field.

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Speaking of Events by James Higginbotham,Fabio Pianesi,Achille C. Varzi

By James Higginbotham,Fabio Pianesi,Achille C. Varzi

in recent times the concept an sufficient semantics of standard language demands a few thought of occasions has sparked substantial debate between linguists and philosophers. Speaking of Events deals a brilliant and up to date indication of this debate, with emphasis accurately at the interaction among linguistic purposes and philosophical implications. every one bankruptcy has been written expressly for this quantity by means of prime authors within the box, together with Nicholas Asher, Pier Marco Bertinetto, Johannes Brandl, Denis Delfitto, Regine Eckardt, James Higginbotham, Alessandro Lenci, Terence Parsons, Alice ter Meulen, and Henk Verkuyl.

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Les néologismes: « Que sais-je ? » n° 3674 (French Edition) by Jean Pruvost,Jean-François Sablayrolles

By Jean Pruvost,Jean-François Sablayrolles

Comment naissent les mots ou les emplois nouveaux de mots déjà existants ? remark se forment-ils ? Quelle est leur utilisation en littérature ? Selon quelles modalités entrent-ils dans les dictionnaires ?
Les néologismes font partie de l. a. vie de tous ceux qui parlent, lisent, écoutent, écrivent, et le fonctionnement même de l. a. langue doit permettre los angeles néologisation sous peine de conduire à une langue morte.
Indispensables, les néologismes relèvent de l’étude du système linguistique et impliquent une réflexion sur leurs stipulations d’émergence, leurs usages et leurs fortunes très diverses, afin d’observer remark vit notre langue.

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