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Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

James Higginbotham

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

James Higginbotham's work on tense, aspect, and indexicality discusses the principles governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in natural language, and presents new ideas in the ... More


Semantics versus Pragmatics

Zoltan Gendler Szabo (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199251520
eISBN:
9780191719165
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199251520.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book contains a collection of ten chapters by philosophers and linguists on how semantics and pragmatics relate to one another. Some discuss the distinction directly; others approach it ... More


Semantic Powers: Meaning and the Means of Knowing in Classical Indian Philosophy

Jonardon Ganeri

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198237884
eISBN:
9780191679544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198237884.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The author of this book defends a conception of language as essentially a means for the reception of knowledge through testimony. He argues that the possibility of testimony constrains the form of a ... More


Logical Character

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The logical character of I is obligatorily deictic. Some variant devices have obligatory anaphoric reference, some are free, and some again have obligatory deictic reference. It is by singling out ... More


Inferential Role

Maximilian de Gaynesford

in I: The Meaning of the First Person Term

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2006
ISBN:
9780199287826
eISBN:
9780191603570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199287821.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The inferential role of I is irreducibly deictic. The inferential roles of singular terms are distinguished by appeal to the different mechanisms required to guarantee co-reference in a ... More


Engaging the World

Ronald W. Langacker

in Cognitive Grammar: A Basic Introduction

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331967
eISBN:
9780199868209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331967.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Because it unfolds through time, conceptualization (and hence linguistic meaning) is inherently dynamic. There are numerous natural paths that it tends to follow, and which tend to coalign in ... More


A Theory of Bondage (2006) *

Nathan Salmon

in Content, Cognition, and Communication: Philosophical Papers II

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199284726
eISBN:
9780191713774
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199284726.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter draws a sharp distinction between the classical semantics of expressions, in the tradition of Tarski, and the non-classical semantics of expression-occurrences in the tradition of Frege. ... More


Primary and donkey anaphora

Pieter A. M. Seuren

in The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Anaphora is more than the replacement of a lexical NP by a pronoun. Anaphora resolution may require an analysis in terms of the language of quantification. Some anaphors (the ‘donkey’ anaphors) even ... More


A Plea for Implicit Anaphora

James Higginbotham

in Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199239313
eISBN:
9780191716904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239313.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

The subject matter of binding theory has in recent years been transformed. This theory was originally concerned with the syntactic distribution and semantic interpretation of the reflexive and ... More


The Syntax of Anaphora

Ken Safir

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166132
eISBN:
9780199788460
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166132.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book establishes the need for a competitive approach to the distribution and interpretation of anaphoric relations in natural language, and makes a particular proposal about the sort of ... More


Looking Both Ways: The JANUS Model of Noun Phrase Anaphor Processing

Alan Garnham and H. Wind Cowles

in Reference: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195331639
eISBN:
9780199867981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331639.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter presents a new model of coreferential noun phrase anaphora processing, JANUS, within the mental models framework. It summarizes previous research on NP anaphora that is most pertinent to ... More


Literary aspects of Ipuwer

Roland Enmarch

in A World Upturned: Commentary on and Analysis of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264331
eISBN:
9780191734106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264331.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The sole surviving manuscript of The Dialogue of Ipuwer and the Lord of All is the Ramessid P. Leiden I 344 recto. The papyrus is damaged, and it is unclear how much has been lost at both the ... More


The Complexity of Linguistic Structure

Ray Jackendoff

in Foundations of Language: Brain, Meaning, Grammar, Evolution

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198270126
eISBN:
9780191713255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198270126.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter seeks to establish a baseline of what a theory of linguistic structure must be responsible for. For linguists, the chapter should serve as a reminder of the scope of the enterprise and ... More


The Interpretation of Anaphoric Relations from Syntactic Form

Ken Safir

in The Syntax of Anaphora

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166132
eISBN:
9780199788460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166132.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter outlines the relation between the representation of anaphoric relations and the interpretation of anaphoric dependencies. The existence of coindexation and disjoint reference is ... More


Anaphors and Domains

Ken Safir

in The Syntax of Anaphora

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195166132
eISBN:
9780199788460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195166132.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter explores locality domains as conditions on possible anaphoric relations. It is argued that the domain of anaphora is universal and smaller than the domain of movement. The range of ... More


Figures of Speech in Aristophanes

Simon R. Slings

in The Language of Greek Comedy

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199245475
eISBN:
9780191714993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199245475.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter illustrates some of the problems that arise when we try to separate literary and non-literary language. It argues that a figure of speech such as chiasmus (and similarly anaphora) is a ... More


Corporeality and the Church

Adam G. Cooper

in The Body in St Maximus the Confessor: Holy Flesh, Wholly Deified

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199275700
eISBN:
9780191602399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927570X.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Maximus’ ecclesiology is inseparable from his anthropocentric cosmology, which in turn is deeply christological. The church in its liturgy is the existential locus of personal, communal and cosmic ... More


The Logic of Language: Language From Within Volume II

Pieter A. M. Seuren

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199559480
eISBN:
9780191721144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559480.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The Logic of Language opens a new perspective on logic. Seuren first argues that the logic of language derives from the lexical meanings of the logical operators. These meanings, ... More


Representing Time

Berit Brogaard

in Transient Truths: An Essay in the Metaphysics of Propositions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199796908
eISBN:
9780199933235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199796908.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

In a recent influential paper, King offers empirical evidence against the assumption that there are tense operators in English. King argues that the metalinguistic truth-conditions for tensed ... More


Reflecting the Mind: Indexicality and Quasi-Indexicality

Eros Corazza

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
November 2004
ISBN:
9780199270187
eISBN:
9780191601484
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019927018X.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Indexicals (e.g.: ‘I’, ‘she’, ‘this’, ‘today’, ‘here’, etc.) designate something relative to the context in which they are used. This study shows how these expressions play a central role when ... More


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