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Incremental Homogeneity in the Semantics of Aspectual for‐Phrases *

Fred Landman and Susan Rothstein

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0011
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter argues that the constraint on the distribution of for phrases, and thus a relevant definition of atelicity is best phrased using a notion of incremental homogeneity which we define and ... More


Introduction *

Malka Rappaport Hovav, Edit Doron, and Ivy Sichel

in Lexical Semantics, Syntax, and Event Structure

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199544325
eISBN:
9780191720536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199544325.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Historical Linguistics

This chapter introduces the volume by outlining the general themes explored and describing the structure of the book. The chapters all address aspects of the same basic research programme: ... More


An Event Semantics for the Theta System

Alexis Dimitriadis

in The Theta System: Argument Structure at the Interface

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199602513
eISBN:
9780191739200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602513.003.0012
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

A semantics is developed for the primitives (lexical entries and operations) of the Theta System, based on the event semantics of Davidson (1967), Parsons (1990. The semantic model predicts and ... More


The null morpheme POS

Jessica Rett

in The Semantics of Evaluativity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199602476
eISBN:
9780191779756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602476.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter is the first installment of a history of the treatment of evaluativity in degree semantics. It begins with a brief tutorial in degree semantics and a short discussion of the ontological ... More


Content and Theme in Attitude Ascriptions

Graeme Forbes

in Non-Propositional Intentionality

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198732570
eISBN:
9780191796807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198732570.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language

This chapter addresses a less-commonly discussed substitution failure in attitude ascriptions: a “that”-clause and its corresponding proposition description cannot in general be interchanged in the ... More


Measurement and degrees

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter reviews the motivations (both conceptual and formal) for the degree-based analyses of comparatives generally, and in this way presents the basic details of the semantic framework that ... More


Adverbial Modification (May 27, 1970)

Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini and Ernie Lepore

in The Structure of Truth

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842491
eISBN:
9780191878473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842491.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Lecture V takes up the semantics of adverbial modifiers. Davidson begins with some methodological remarks, offering reasons for optimism about the prospects for giving a truth-theoretic semantics for ... More


Measuring occasions

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

While much of the tradition in degree semantics has focused on the distribution and interpretation of comparatives targeting adjectives, this chapter discusses a class of adjectival comparatives that ... More


Measuring stuff and process

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter begins the book’s survey of non-canonical comparatives, and suggests a degree-based interpretation of the expression “much” which occurs implicitly as a morphosyntactic part of “more”, ... More


Measuring states

Alexis Wellwood

in The Meaning of More

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780198804659
eISBN:
9780191842870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804659.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter extends the theory developed in the previous chapter in which an expression like “much” (implicitly as part of “more”, explicitly as part of phrases like “too much” when combined with ... More


The lexical–constructional debate

Stephen Wechsler

in Word Meaning and Syntax: Approaches to the Interface

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199279883
eISBN:
9780191757563
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279883.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Arguments for lexical approaches to argument structure are presented in this special chapter co-authored with Stefan Müller. The chapter begins with a historical review of the pendulum between ... More


Introduction: The Locke Lectures in Context

Cameron Domenico Kirk-Giannini and Ernie Lepore

in The Structure of Truth: The 1970 John Locke Lectures

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842491
eISBN:
9780191878473
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842491.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This introduction to Davidson’s 1970 Locke Lectures begins by describing their historical background, paying particular attention to the factors that made the philosophical community at Oxford at the ... More


The Structure of Truth

Donald Davidson

Cameron Kirk-Giannini and Ernie Lepore (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198842491
eISBN:
9780191878473
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198842491.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Donald Davidson’s 1970 Locke Lectures appear in print for the first time in this volume, accompanied by an introduction highlighting their significance as a snapshot of his evolving views in the ... More


Verb-Verb Complexes in Asian Languages

Taro Kageyama, Peter E. Hook, and Prashant Pardeshi (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198759508
eISBN:
9780191821424
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759508.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Language Families, Syntax and Morphology

This volume presents a detailed survey of the systems of verb-verb complexes in Asian languages from both a synchronic and a diachronic perspective. Many Asian languages share, to a greater or lesser ... More


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