By Alan Cruse

ISBN-10: 0748621113

ISBN-13: 9780748621118

This easy-to-use advisor illuminates key recommendations and phrases in semantics and pragmatics and the examine of which means because it is conveyed via language.

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Part I Semantic Universals Chapter 1 Direct Semantic Composition Over the past 30 years the development of formally precise theories of context change has revolutionized our understanding of a host of phenomena, including many types of discourse reference and information structure. So far, however, it has had little impact on theories of semantic composition. e. g. Heim and Kratzer 1998; Steedman 2000, 2012; Morrill 2010). Most researchers do not see this as a problem because they view context change as a matter of pragmatics and intersentential anaphora, with no bearing on sentence-internal semantic composition.

2014 Maria Bittner. Published 2014 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 4). In all languages, reference to less salient antecedents requires anaphoric descriptions, which refer to entities within anaphorically anchored sets. 5). 1 Center v. e. wrong architecture and/or missing logical tools. Therefore, in English they fail to capture the truism that anaphoric pronouns require salient antecedents. More spectacularly, in Kalaallisut and other languages with grammatical centering systems they fail to capture top-level anaphora.

1). Next, we consider an idea from Predicate Logic with Anaphora (Dekker 1994) to replace index-based anaphora with rank-based anaphora to the current dref hierarchy. 2). 1 Recentering as overwrite: Loss of information Stone and Hardt (1999) use initial drefs in a DL0-style logic for individuals with top-ranked centering status. Following Grosz et al. (1995), they restrict their implementation to the top-ranked individual in the center of attention, but their approach works better if we generalize it to also allow for top rank in the periphery.

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