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Brass Tacks in Linguistic Theory: Innate Grammatical Principles

Stephen Crain, Andrea Gualmini, and Paul Pietroski

in The Innate Mind: Structure and Contents

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195179675
eISBN:
9780199869794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179675.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents detailed empirical work on several aspects of children's linguistic performance, focusing in particular on evidence that even two-year-old children understand that the meanings ... More


Some Logical Properties of Natural Language Quantifiers

Edward L. Keenan

in The Philosophy of David Kaplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195367881
eISBN:
9780199867585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195367881.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the local and global properties of English quantifiers. The local properties of English quantifiers include the noun property, the three semantic classes of determiners (Dets), ... More


Meaning

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The traditional account of the analytic/synthetic distinction is based on a naive folk theory of language. This chapter explains how that folk theory supported a particular version of the ... More


Beyond Modality

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A final problem left over from the previous chapter is that of substantive necessity. How are we to distinguish substantively necessary sentences from analytic ones? This problem arises because we ... More


The Spectre of “Two Dogmas”

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter responds to the two main arguments of Quine's paper ‘Two Dogmas of Empiricism’. It argues that Chapter 2's rejection of the language myth makes it easier to understand what is good or ... More


Definitions

Gillian Russell

in Truth in Virtue of Meaning: A Defence of the Analytic/Synthetic Distinction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199232192
eISBN:
9780191715907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232192.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Definitions have often thought to be crucial to the debate over the analytic/synthetic distinction. They have seemed to provide clear examples of synonymy which are well-entrenched in scientific and ... More


The Unity and Diversity of Reasons

John Skorupski

in Spheres of Reason: New Essays in the Philosophy of Normativity

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199572939
eISBN:
9780191722165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572939.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Can we give a uniform account of reasons in the three spheres of action, belief, and sentiment? Are reasons in these three spheres genuinely distinct, or are they in some way reducible to less than ... More


Type 〈1, 1〉 Quantifiers of Natural Language

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses the most important quantifiers for natural language semantics: the class of type ‹1, 1› quantifiers. The term ‘quantirelation’ was introduced for expressions in natural ... More


Symmetry and Other Relational Properties of Type 〈1, 1〉 Quantifiers

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Type ‹1, 1› quantifiers are (on each universe) binary relations between sets, and it is natural to inquire how quantirelation denotations behave in terms of ordinary relational properties. This ... More


Possessive Quantifiers

Stanley Peters

in Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199291267
eISBN:
9780191700590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

This chapter discusses possessive and exceptive expressions that can be seen as determiners. Possessive determiners constitute a major form of possessive expressions in English and Swedish, whereas ... More


Reifying Terms

Friederike Moltmann

in Abstract Objects and the Semantics of Natural Language

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199608744
eISBN:
9780191747700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608744.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter takes a closer look at complex terms that make reference to abstract objects, such as the number eight, the numeral eight, and the color green. It gives a general syntactic ... More


Quantifiers, Determiners, and Plural Constructions

Byeong-uk Yi

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This paper presents analyses of natural language quantifiers and determiners. In doing so, the paper pays special attention to plural determiners, determiners that can combine with plural noun ... More


Names and Nouns

Stefano Predelli

in Proper Names: A Millian Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780198778158
eISBN:
9780191823602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198778158.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter and Chapter 7 discuss certain recent challenges against the Millian theory of names. Chapter 6 begins with a brief presentation of the so-called Determiner Hypothesis, and concludes that ... More


Foundational Consequences: The Form of Semantics

Joseph Almog

in Referential Mechanics: Direct Reference and the Foundations of Semantics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780199314379
eISBN:
9780199349487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199314379.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, General

The foundations of direct reference semantics are laid out. Two key puzzles pertaining to the fundamental notions are examined. The first puzzle, from Frege, concerns the notions of informativeness ... More


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