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Taking ScopeThe Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Mark Steedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book considers the syntax and semantics of quantifier-scope in interaction with negation, polarity, coordination, and pronominal binding, among other constructions. The semantics is “surface ... More

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

A Two-Tiered Theory of Control

Idan Landau

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780262028851
eISBN:
9780262327251
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028851.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book develops a theory of control whose central tenet is that control complements divide into two major types: One establishes control by logophoric anchoring, the other by predication. The ... More

Uttering Trees

Uttering Trees

Norvin Richards

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013765
eISBN:
9780262282369
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013765.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology

This book investigates the conditions imposed upon syntax by the need to create syntactic objects that can be interpreted by phonology — that is, objects which can be pronounced. Drawing extensively ... More

Voice and vLessons from Acehnese

Voice and v: Lessons from Acehnese

Julie Anne Legate

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780262028141
eISBN:
9780262320559
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028141.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

Voice and v investigates the syntactic structure of voice, using Acehnese as the empirical starting point. A central claim is that voice is encoded in a functional projection, VoiceP, which is ... More

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

Where Does Binding Theory Apply?

David Lebeaux

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012904
eISBN:
9780262255332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012904.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

This wide-ranging book examines where the conditions of binding theory apply and in doing so considers the nature of phrase structure (in particular how case and theta roles apply) and the nature of ... More

Why Only UsLanguage and Evolution

Why Only Us: Language and Evolution

Robert C. Berwick and Noam Chomsky

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780262034241
eISBN:
9780262333351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034241.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

We are born crying, but those cries signal the first stirring of language. Within a year or so, infants master the sound system of their language; a few years after that, they are engaging in ... More

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