By Chris Cummins
options arbitrarily but in addition doesn't continually stick to any uncomplicated rule. The hearer is not only in what has been acknowledged but additionally in from now on inferences that may be drawn.
Chris Cummins bargains a collection of standards that separately impression the speaker's number of expression. the method of selecting what to claim is then handled as an issue of a number of constraint pride. This procedure allows a number of various concerns, drawn from rules of semantics, philosophy, psycholinguistics and the psychology of quantity, concurrently to be built-in inside a unmarried coherent account. This constraint-based version deals novel predictions approximately utilization and
interpretation which are borne out experimentally and in corpus learn. It additionally explains complicated information in numerical quantification that experience formerly been dealt with via extra stipulative ability, and provides a possible line of assault for addressing the matter of the speaker's selection in additional general
Read Online or Download Constraints on Numerical Expressions (Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics) PDF
Similar semantics books
Lexical ambiguity offers essentially the most intractable difficulties for language processing reports and, now not strangely, it's on the middle of analysis in lexical semantics. initially released as detailed problems with the magazine of Semantics, this assortment makes a speciality of the matter of polysemy, from the perspective of practitioners of computational linguistics.
Professor Maurice Casey offers a worldly and fascinating ancient reconstruction of Jesus' lifestyles tackling arguable matters similar to the Virgin start and the Resurrection. Casey's masterful remedy of the Aramaic resources and historical past to the Gospels make this quantity designated in that no different lifetime of Jesus has been written by way of a pupil with such services within the language which Jesus spoke, hence Casey is ready to draw us toward the "real Jesus" than ever earlier than.
A brand new and interesting advent to linguistics, this textbook offers language in all its striking complexity, whereas guiding scholars lightly in the course of the fundamentals. scholars emerge with an appreciation of the range of the world's languages, in addition to a deeper realizing of the constitution of human language, the methods it's used, and its broader social and cultural context.
This examine investigates adverbial clauses from a cross-linguistic standpoint. according to different contemporary typological learn within the context of complicated sentences and clause-linkage, it proceeds from a close, multivariate research of the morphosyntactic features of the phenomenon less than scrutiny.
Extra info for Constraints on Numerical Expressions (Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics)
Constraints on Numerical Expressions (Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics) by Chris Cummins