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At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Lutz Marten

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book develops a new analysis of the interpretation of verb phrases and VP adjunction by arguing that the lexical subcategorization information of verbs is systematically underspecified and is ... More


Passive states

Berit Gehrke

in Telicity, Change, and State: A Cross-Categorial View of Event Structure

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199693498
eISBN:
9780191741715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693498.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter addresses the semantics of the German adjectival passive and investigates restrictions on event-related modification with this construction. The account proposed, according to which ... More


Davidson’s contribution to the philosophy of language

Gilbert Harman

in Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Donald Davidson made a number of important contributions to philosophy of logic, language, and mind, and in this chapter some of them are presented. First, he argued persuasively that there can be ... More


The Logical Form of Action Sentences

Donald Davidson

in Essays on Actions and Events

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246274
eISBN:
9780191715198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246270.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Davidson attempts to state the logical form of sentences in which actions are adverbially modified (e.g. ‘Jones buttered the toast slowly, with a knife, at midnight’); he wishes to regiment them into ... More


The Interpretation of Underspecified Verbs

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter is concerned with the interpretation of underspecified verbs. It shows that standard model-theoretic approaches cannot be extended to this dynamic view of verbs since they presuppose a ... More


Events as Particulars

Donald Davidson

in Essays on Actions and Events

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246274
eISBN:
9780191715198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246270.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Davidson repeats the motivation for accepting the existence of events that he brought out in Essay 8, especially stressing that natural languages supply not only appropriate singular terms apparently ... More


Donald Davidson on Truth, Meaning, and the Mental

Gerhard Preyer

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199697519
eISBN:
9780191742316
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697519.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

In recent decades the analysis of the connection of truth, meaning, and the mental has been a major philosophical question, and Donald Davidson has brought together these subjects in a unified theory ... More


Arguments and Adjuncts

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter introduces the main empirical evidence on which the analysis of verbal underspecification is based. It shows that there is not enough empirical motivation for a strict division between ... More


Verbal Underspecification

LUTZ MARTEN

in At the Syntax-Pragmatics Interface: Verbal Underspecification and Concept Formation in Dynamic Syntax

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199250639
eISBN:
9780191719479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250639.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter develops the main syntactic proposal of the book, namely the underspecified nature of verbal subcategorization. The discussion begins by setting out notions of incrementality which ... More


Events and framing

Paul M. Pietroski

in Conjoining Meanings: Semantics Without Truth Values

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198812722
eISBN:
9780191850516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198812722.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

Examples of adverbial modification, as in ‘Alvin chased Theodore gleefully yesterday’, were supposed to illustrate virtues of the Davidsonian conjecture reviewed in chapter four. But it is argued ... More


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