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Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Li Julie Jiang

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This book investigates nominal arguments in classifier languages. A long-held claim is that classifier languages do not have overt article determiners (D). This book, however, brings to the forefront ... More


A syntactic classification of anaphoric clauses

Clare Cook

in The Clause-Typing System of Plains Cree: Indexicality, Anaphoricity, and Contrast

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199654536
eISBN:
9780191747939
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654536.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology, Semantics and Pragmatics

Chapter 5 proposes a more fine‐grained, three‐way syntactic classification of anaphoric clauses in Plains Cree: (i) argument clauses, which are introduced into an argument position within a ... More


Reductio

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues that there is no reference to facts by means of that-clauses because that-clauses are non-referential parts of speech. Four necessary conditions for an expression to be a singular ... More


Introduction

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter offers a brief introduction to the book. It provides general criteria for the definition of a “classifier language” and offers an overview of the properties along which classifier ... More


Against Facts

Arianna Betti

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Against facts argues that we have no good reason to accept facts in our catalog of the world, at least as they are described by the two major metaphysical theories of facts. Neither of these theories ... More


Conclusion

Li Julie Jiang

in Nominal Arguments and Language Variation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190084165
eISBN:
9780190084202
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190084165.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 7 summarizes the major claims of this work and offers avenues for future research. The five claims are (i) bare numeral containing phrases have identical D-less structures in classifier and ... More


Conclusion: Farewell to Facts

Arianna Betti

in Against Facts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262029216
eISBN:
9780262329644
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029216.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Conclusion sums up Against Facts’ main findings: in part I and II Armstrong’s truthmaker argument and the argument from nominal reference have been shown to be unsound. The two kinds of ... More


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