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By Chris Barker,Chung-chieh Shan

This publication takes ideas built by way of researchers in theoretical laptop technological know-how and adapts and applies them to the examine of average language which means. Summarizing greater than a decade of study, Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan recommend the Continuation speculation: that the that means of a typical language expression can depend upon its personal continuation. partly I, the authors advance a continuation-based conception of scope and quantificational binding and supply an
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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