ii I certify that I have read this dissertation and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Ivan A. Sag (Principal Adviser) I certify that I have read this dissertation and that in my opinion it is fully adequate, in scope and quality, as a dissertation for the degree of Doctor… (More)
It is fairly standard to assume that a speech act consists of an illocutionary level of meaning, F , and a separate level of propositional content, p, such that F takes p as its argument, F (p). This paper is concerned (i) with establishing for one language, Cusco Quechua (CQ), to which of these two levels of meaning its evidential and its epistemic modal… (More)
This paper concerns the semantics/pragmatics interface for natural language , and in particular the question of how presupposition accommodation and anaphora resolution should be orchestrated in a dynamic semantics. Previous dynamic systems such as DPL have relied on pre-indexation of anaphors and antecedents. It is argued that this represents a serious… (More)
BACKGROUND Endometriosis is associated with pituitary-ovarian axis dysfunction. The study of the follicular fluid in patients with endometriosis is important to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanism of this disease. The objective of this present paper was to analyse the dosages of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) and IGF binding protein-1 and 3… (More)
The paper presents a compositional semantics for comparatives of dimensional adjectives within the framework of vector space semantics, including measure phrases and comparison of deviation.