Semantics in Generative Grammar

Semantics in Generative Grammar

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Written by two of the leading figures in the field, this is a lucid and systematic introduction to semantics as applied to transformational grammars of the "Government-Binding" model. It covers the fundamental constructions thoroughly with analyses, but goes well beyond that core, providing extensive discussion of quantification, binding and anaphora, and ellipsis. With exercises and guides to further reading, the volume will be a key text for graduate level and advanced undergraduate introductory courses in semantics.
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  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 172 x 244 x 25.4mm | 750g
  • Blackwell Publishers
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations
  • 0631197125
  • 9780631197126

Table of contents

1. Truth-conditional Semantics and the Fregean Program. 2. Executing the Fregean Program. 3. Semantics and Syntax. 4. More of English: Non-verbal Predicates, Modifiers, Definite Descriptions. 5. Relative Clauses, Variables, Variable Binding. 6. Quantifiers: Their Semantic Type. 7. Quantification and Grammar. 8. Syntactic and Semantic Constraints on Quantifier Movement. 9. Bound and Referential Pronouns and Ellipsis. 10. Syntactic and Semantic Binding. 11. E-Type Anaphora. 12. First Steps Towards an Intensional Semantics.
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