Anaphora and Quantification in Situation Semantics by Jean Mark and Stanley Peters Gawron

By Jean Mark and Stanley Peters Gawron

A primary aim of this ebook is to boost and follow the location Semantics framework. Jean Mark Gawron and Stanley Peters undertake a model of the idea during which meanings are equipped up through syntactically pushed semantic composition principles. they supply a considerable remedy of English incorporating remedies of pronomial anaphora, quantification, donkey anaphora, and demanding. The booklet specializes in the semantics of pronomial anaphora and quantification. The authors argue that the ambiguities of sentences with pronouns can't be properly accounted for with a concept that represents anaphoric relatives basically syntactically; their relational framework uniformly bargains with anaphoric family members as kinfolk among utterances in context. They argue that there's little need for a syntactic illustration of anaphoric family members, or for a thought that bills for anaphoric ambiguities by way of resorting to 2 or extra varieties of anaphora. Quantifier scope ambiguities are dealt with analogously to anaphoric ambiguities. This remedy integrates the Cooper shop mechanism with a conception of that means that gives either a common surroundings for it and a powerful account of what, semantically, is happening. Jean Mark Gawron is a researcher for Hewlett Packard Laboratories, Palo Alto. Stanley Peters is professor of linguistics and symbolic platforms at Stanford college and is director of the heart for the research of Language and data.

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