Indefinites and the Type of Sets (Explorations in Semantics)
By: Fred Landman (author)Paperback
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"Indefinites and the Type of Sets" explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects. The book provides an introduction to aspects of the semantics of noun phrases, as well as comparing alternate theories; and, explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects. It is written accessibly by one of the world's most prominent formal semanticists. The book is useful for students and scholars in formal semantics as well as the neighboring fields of syntax, pragmatics, and the philosophy of language.
Fred Landman is Professor of Semantics at Tel Aviv University. His publications include Events and Plurality (2000), Structures for Semantics (1991), Towards a Theory of Information (1986), and Varieties of Formal Semantics (edited with Frank Veltman, 1984).
Acknowledgements.Reading this book at different levels.Introduction.1. Numerical Adjectives and the Type of Sets.2. The Adjectival Theory of Indefinite Predicates and Arguments.3. The Variable Constraint on Predicates and There-Insertion Subjects.4. Problems for Weak-Strong Analyses of There-Insertion Subjects.5. There-Insertion Subjects as Subjects Adjoined to Verb Phrases.6. There-Insertion Subjects Adjoined to Saturated Predicates.7. Some Questions about There-Insertion in Dutch.8. The Problem of Negative Noun Phrases.9. Relational Indefinites and Semantic Incorporation.10. Definite Time-Adverbials and Event Measures.11. Indefinite Time-Adverbials and the Counting-Grid.References.Index.
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