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Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning
This handbook comprises an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in linguistic semantics, including the analysis of semantic categories and constructions. Expand
Specificity and Definiteness in Sentence and Discourse Structure
  • K. Heusinger
  • Computer Science, Philosophy
  • J. Semant.
  • 1 August 2002
The paper gives a contrastive analysis of the two semantic categories specificity and definiteness .I ta rgues against the traditional picture that assumes that specific expressions are a subclass of indefinite NPs. Expand
The Border Wars: a neo-Gricean perspective
In reports Þled from several fronts in the semantics/pragmatics border wars, I seek to bolster the loyalist (neo-)Gricean forces against various recent revisionist sorties, including (but not limitedExpand
The case of the direct object in Turkish: Semantics, syntax and morphology
In this paper, we investigate the interaction between semantic parameters and morphological constraints in determining the distribution of the accusative case marker-(y)I in Turkish. Expand
Verbal semantics and the diachronic development of DOM in Spanish
The use of the marker a with a direct object in Spanish is an instance of Differential Object Marking (DOM), which is cross linguistically a well-documented phenomenon. In Spanish, there are two mainExpand
Discourse Structure and Intonational Phrasing
Theories that relate intonational structure and discourse structure concentrate on intonational and informational units that either correspond to a clause (proposition) or to a single referent.Expand
Specificity, Referentiality and Discourse Prominence: German Indefinite Demonstratives
There are various notions of specificity, ranging from Fodor & Sag’s (1982) referentiality view to Givón’s (1983) discourse prominence view. Ionin (2006) discusses the relation between these twoExpand
Differential object marking and the lexical semantics of verbs in Spanish
In Spanish, the direct object can be accompanied by the marker a, which is homophone to the preposition a ‘to’; hence, such direct objects are often called ‘prepositional accusative’. Expand