Dynamics of Meaning

Dynamics of Meaning

Author: Gennaro Chierchia

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226104516

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 286

View: 573

Download Now
In The Dynamics of Meaning, Gennaro Chierchia tackles central issues in dynamic semantics and extends the general framework. Chapter 1 introduces the notion of dynamic semantics and discusses in detail the phenomena that have been used to motivate it, such as "donkey" sentences and adverbs of quantification. The second chapter explores in greater depth the interpretation of indefinites and issues related to presuppositions of uniqueness and the "E-type strategy." In Chapter 3, Chierchia extends the dynamic approach to the domain of syntactic theory, considering a range of empirical problems that includes backwards anaphora, reconstruction effects, and weak crossover. The final chapter develops the formal system of dynamic semantics to deal with central issues of definites and presupposition. Chierchia shows that an approach based on a principled enrichment of the mechanisms dealing with meaning is to be preferred on empirical grounds over approaches that depend on an enrichment of the syntactic apparatus. Dynamics of Meaning illustrates how seemingly abstract stances on the nature of meaning can have significant and far-reaching linguistic consequences, leading to the detection of new facts and influencing our understanding of the syntax/semantics/pragmatics interface.
Dynamics of Meaning
Language: en
Pages: 286
Authors: Gennaro Chierchia
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-02-20 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

In The Dynamics of Meaning, Gennaro Chierchia tackles central issues in dynamic semantics and extends the general framework. Chapter 1 introduces the notion of dynamic semantics and discusses in detail the phenomena that have been used to motivate it, such as "donkey" sentences and adverbs of quantification. The second chapter
Dynamics of Meaning in Specialized Translation
Language: en
Pages: 396
Authors: Adrian-Paul Movileanu
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013 - Publisher:

Books about Dynamics of Meaning in Specialized Translation
Dynamics of meaning and modality
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science. DLMPS.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher:

Books about Dynamics of meaning and modality
Dynamics of Political Violence
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Dr Chares Demetriou, Dr Lorenzo Bosi, Dr Stefan Malthaner
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-02-28 - Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Dynamics of Political Violence examines how violence emerges and develops from episodes of contentious politics. By considering a wide range of empirical cases, such as anarchist movements, ethno-nationalist and left-wing militancy in Europe, contemporary Islamist violence, and insurgencies in South Africa and Latin America, this pathbreaking volume of research identifies
The Dynamics of Language
Language: en
Pages: 350
Authors: Rajend Mesthrie, David Bradley
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-06-26 - Publisher: Juta and Company (Pty) Ltd

Linguistics – the close study of language and languages – is an indispensable foundation for all forms of knowledge. The African continent is blessed with hundreds of languages which act as local repositories of culture and interaction. South Africa alone has eleven official languages, plus Sign Language, many heritage languages,