This volume collects leading-edge work on the semantics and pragmatics of natural language, including contributions from Eve Clark, Paul Kiparsky, Stanley Peters, Dag Westerstahl and Arnold M. Zwicky. The research covers a number of languages - English, Mandarin, Japanese, Korean and Quechua - and phenomena, including adverbial modification, classifiers, constructional meaning, control phenomena, evidentiality, events semantics, focus, presupposition, and quantification. This is a valuable volume for anyone interested in the latest developments in the study of meaning.
David I. Beaver is assistant professor of linguistics at Stanford University. Luis D. Casillas Martinez and Brady Z. Clark are graduate students in the Department of Linguistics at Stanford University. Stefan Kaufmann is a postdoctoral fellow at Kyoto University and assistant professor of linguistics at Northwestern University.