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

By Barry Schein

ISBN-10: 0262035634

ISBN-13: 9780262035637

In this publication, Barry Schein argues that "and" is usually the sentential logical connective with a similar, one, which means. "And" constantly capability "&," around the assorted structures during which it really is tokened in traditional language. Schein examines the buildings that problem his thesis, and indicates that the objections disappear whilst those structures are translated into Eventish, a neo-Davidsonian occasion semantics, and, enlarged with Cinerama Semantics, a vocabulary for spatial orientation and navigation. along with rescuing "and" from ambiguity, Eventish and Cinerama Semantics clear up basic puzzles of grammar and that means unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's imperative thesis within the strategy: points of which means mistakenly attributed to "and" are found to mirror neighboring constructions formerly unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics supply a primary revision to clause constitution and what points of that means are represented therein. Eventish is special by way of 4 gains: 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 tackle words that find what nominals denote inside of scenes or frames of reference.With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an outdated rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the demanding situations to it exhaustively and meticulously.

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