Barry Schein's 'And': Conjunction Reduction Redux (MIT Press) PDF

By Barry Schein

ISBN-10: 0262035634

ISBN-13: 9780262035637

In this booklet, Barry Schein argues that "and" is often the sentential logical connective with a similar, one, which means. "And" continually skill "&," around the different buildings within which it truly is tokened in usual language. Schein examines the structures that problem his thesis, and exhibits that the objections disappear while 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 normal puzzles of grammar and which means unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's critical thesis within the method: features of which means mistakenly attributed to "and" are stumbled on to mirror neighboring constructions formerly unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics provide a primary revision to clause constitution and what elements of which means are represented therein. Eventish is exotic by means of 4 gains: supermonadicity, which enlarges verbal decomposition in order that each argument pertains to its personal occasion; descriptive occasion anaphora, which replaces uncomplicated occasion variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content material of each DP; and AdrPs, which exchange all NPs with handle words that find what nominals denote inside of scenes or frames of reference.With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an previous rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the demanding situations to it exhaustively and meticulously.

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