Download e-book for iPad: 'And': Conjunction Reduction Redux (MIT Press) by Barry Schein

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 identical, one, which means. "And" continuously capacity "&," around the diversified buildings within which it truly is tokened in average 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 remedy common puzzles of grammar and which means unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's principal thesis within the method: facets of which means mistakenly attributed to "and" are found to mirror neighboring constructions formerly unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics provide a basic revision to clause constitution and what facets of which means are represented therein. Eventish is extraordinary 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 easy occasion variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content material of each DP; and AdrPs, which substitute 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tackle words that find what nominals denote inside of scenes or frames of reference.With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an outdated rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the demanding situations to it exhaustively and meticulously.

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