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4 4 The composition of incremental change

Christopher Kennedy

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/9780199693498.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Focusing on the analysis of degree achievements, Kennedy and Levin (2008) suggest that it is possible to provide a unified analysis of verbs of variable telicity in which aspect is determined by a ... More


Some Preliminary Comparative Remarks on French and Italian Definite Articles

Richard S. Kayne

in Foundational Issues in Linguistic Theory: Essays in Honor of Jean-Roger Vergnaud

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262062787
eISBN:
9780262273152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262062787.003.0013
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter examines parametric variation within the nominal domain and shows that crosslinguistic variation across a variety of nominal constructions can be linked to a single parameter: the ... More


Fake Indexicals

Chris Collins and Paul M. Postal

in Imposters: A Study of Pronominal Agreement

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016889
eISBN:
9780262301633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016889.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Fake indexicals are those forms similar to non-third person pronominals but are interpreted as bound variables and not as referring to the speaker. Some examples fall under the concept of secondary ... More


Universal Free Choice

Gennaro Chierchia

in Logic in Grammar: Polarity, Free Choice, and Intervention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199697977
eISBN:
9780191765971
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697977.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter discusses FC items that readily acquire universal force like English any and Italian (bare) qualunque. Building on an extensive literature, the behavior of these items is reviewed in ... More


Parasitic scope for same

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 14 uses the type‐logical grammar developed in the previous chapter to provide an analysis of the notoriously challenging compositional semantics of adjectives such as ‘‘same’’ and ... More


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