'And': Conjunction Reduction Redux (MIT Press) by Barry Schein PDF

By Barry Schein

ISBN-10: 0262035634

ISBN-13: 9780262035637

In this ebook, Barry Schein argues that "and" is often the sentential logical connective with an analogous, one, which means. "And" constantly skill "&," around the diverse structures within which it's tokened in traditional language. Schein examines the structures that problem his thesis, and exhibits that the objections disappear while those buildings are translated into Eventish, a neo-Davidsonian occasion semantics, and, enlarged with Cinerama Semantics, a vocabulary for spatial orientation and navigation. in addition to rescuing "and" from ambiguity, Eventish and Cinerama Semantics resolve normal puzzles of grammar and that means unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's imperative thesis within the method: facets of which means mistakenly attributed to "and" are came across to mirror neighboring buildings formerly unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics provide a primary revision to clause constitution and what points of which means are represented therein. Eventish is amazing through 4 positive aspects: supermonadicity, which enlarges verbal decomposition in order that each argument pertains to its personal occasion; descriptive occasion anaphora, which replaces basic occasion variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content material of each DP; and AdrPs, which change all NPs with deal with words that find what nominals denote inside scenes or frames of reference.With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an previous rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the demanding situations to it exhaustively and meticulously.

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