Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics: The Handbook of Contemporary Semantic Theory

Editor/Author Lappin, Shalom
Publication Year: 1997
Publisher: Wiley

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ISBN: 978-0-631-20749-8
Category: Language & Literature - Linguistics
Image Count: 9
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This volume provides a comprehensive view of the central issues in contemporary semantic theory.

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Table of Contents

  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I Formal Semantics in Linguistics
  • 1 The Development of Formal Semantics in Linguistic Theory
  • II Generalized Quantifier Theory
  • 2 The Semantics of Determiners
  • 3 The Role of Situations in Generalized Quantifiers
  • III The Interface between Syntax and Semantics
  • 4 The Syntax/Semantics Interface in Categorial Grammar
  • 5 Anaphora and Identity
  • 6 The Interpretation of Ellipsis
  • IV Anaphora, Discourse and Modality
  • 7 Coreference and Modality
  • 8 Anaphora in Intensional Contexts
  • 9 Quantification, Quantificational Domains and Dynamic Logic
  • V Focus, Presupposition and Negation
  • 10 Focus
  • 11 Presupposition and Implicature
  • 12 Negation and Polarity Items
  • VI Tense
  • 13 Tense and Modality
  • VII Questions
  • 14 The Semantics of Questions
  • 15 Interrogatives: Questions, Facts and Dialogue
  • VIII Plurals
  • 16 Plurality
  • IX Computational Semantics
  • 17 Computational Semantics – Linguistics and Processing
  • X Lexical Semantics
  • 18 Lexical Semantics and Syntactic Structure
  • XI Semantics and Related Domains
  • 19 Semantics and Logic
  • 20 Semantics and Cognition
  • 21 Semantics, Pragmatics, and Natural-Language Interpretation
  • 22 Semantics in Linguistics and Philosophy: An Intensionalist Perspective
  • References