By Chris Barker,Chung-chieh Shan
explanation for order sensitivity in scope-related phenomena equivalent to scope ambiguity, crossover, superiority, reconstruction, detrimental polarity licensing, dynamic anaphora, and donkey anaphora. half II outlines an leading edge substructural common sense for reasoning approximately continuations and proposes an analysis
of the compositional semantics of adjectives resembling 'same' when it comes to parasitic and recursive scope. It additionally indicates that sure circumstances of ellipsis might be handled as anaphora to a continuation, resulting in a brand new reason for a subtype of sluicing often called sprouting.
The booklet makes an important contribution to paintings on scope, reference, quantification, and different vital features of semantics and may entice semanticists in linguistics and philosophy at graduate point and above.
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Continuations and Natural Language (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics) by Chris Barker,Chung-chieh Shan