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Thu Nov 11 2004

Books: Pragmatics/Semantics/Syntax: Meulen, Abraham(Eds)

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        1.    Paul Peranteau, The Composition of Meaning: Meulen, Abraham (Eds)



Message 1: The Composition of Meaning: Meulen, Abraham (Eds)

Date: 09-Nov-2004
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: The Composition of Meaning: Meulen, Abraham (Eds)


Title: The Composition of Meaning 
 Subtitle: From lexeme to discourse 
 Series Title: Current Issues in Linguistic Theory 255  
 
 Publication Year: 2004 
 Publisher: John Benjamins
     http://www.benjamins.com/
 
 
 Book URL: http://www.benjamins.com/cgi-bin/t_bookview.cgi?bookid=CILT%20255 ;
 
 
 Editor: Alice G Ter Meulen, University of Groningen
 Editor: Werner Abraham, University of Groningen
 
 Hardback: ISBN: 1588115682 Pages: vi, 232 pp. Price: U.S. $ 119.00
 Hardback: ISBN: 9027247692 Pages: vi, 232 pp. Price: Europe EURO 99.00
 
 
 Abstract:
 
 In the modular design of generative theory, the syntax-semantics interface
 has accounted all along for meanings at the level of Logical Form. The
 syntax-pragmatics interface, on the other hand, is the result of what one
 may call the 'pragmatic turn' in the linguistic theory, where content is
 partitioned into given and new information. In other words, the structural
 division of the clause has been subjected to criteria of information, or
 discourse structure. Both interfaces require a structurally descriptive
 inventory whose specific shapes can be motivated on theory-internal grounds
 only. The present collection of original articles develops the concept of
 these interfaces further. The papers in the first section focus on the
 syntax-semantics interface, those in the second section on the
 syntax-pragmatics interface. 
 
 
 Table of contents
 
 The composition of meaning 
 Alice ter Meulen and Werner Abraham 1 
  
 I. Mapping syntactic structure to meaning 
   
 Coordination in morphology and syntax: The case of copulative compounds 
 Susan Olsen 17  
 
 Aspect, infinitival complements, and evidentials 
 Elly van Gelderen 39  
 
 The problem of unintelligibility 
 Helen de Hoop 69  
 
 VP-internal subjects as 'unaccusatives': Burzio's 'Object Account' vs. the
 'Perfectivity Account' 
 Werner Abraham 83  
 
 II. Mapping meaning to information structure 
   
 Either, both and neither in coordinate structures 
 Petra Hendriks 115 
  
 Information structure meets Minimalist syntax: On argument order and case
 morphology in Bavarian 
 Helmut Weiß 139  
 
 Focus particles, sentence meaning, and discourse structure 
 Klaus von Heusinger 167  
 
 On the interpretation of multiple negation in spoken and written Afrikaans 
 László Molnárfi 195 
 
 
 
 Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                      Pragmatics
                      Semantics
                      Syntax
 
 
 Written In: English  (Language Code: ENG)
 
 See this book announcement on our website: 
 http://linguistlist.org/get-book.html?BookID=12252

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