Structuring Sense : In Name Only
Structuring Sense için diğer satın alabilecekleriniz:
Hagit Borer departs from both language specific constructional approaches and lexicalist approaches to argue that universal hierarchical structures determine interpretation, and that language variation emerges from the morphological and phonological properties of inflectional material.
In Name Only applies this radical approach to nominal structure. Integrating research in syntax, semantics, and morphology, the author argues that nominal structure is based on the syntactic realization of semantic notions such as classifier, quantity, and reference. In the process she seeks to do away with lexical ambiguity and type-shifting. Among the topics she considers are the interpretation of proper names, the mass-count distinction, the weak-strong interpretation of quantifiers, partitive and measure phrases, and the structural representation of the definite article. In the process she explores inter-language variation through the properties of the morpho-phonological system. The languages discussed include English, Chinese, Italian, and Hebrew.
Table of Contents
1. EXO-SKELETAL EXPLANATIONS
1. Structuring Sense: Introductory Comments
2. Nuts and Bolts
2. DETERMINING STRUCTURES
3. The Proper Way: Some Introductory Comments in the Context of Proper Names
4. Some Stuff on the Mass-Count Distinction
5. Things that Count: Null D
6. Things that Count: Null # and Others
3. ANOTHER LANGUAGE, ANOTHER SYSTEM
7. One is the Loneliest Number
8. Cheese and Olives, Bottles, and Cups