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LINGUIST List 18.1463

Mon May 14 2007

Qs: Weak Case?; Semantic meaning vs. Pragmatic meaning

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        1.    Rachel Ertl, Weak Case?
        2.    Arash Golzari, Semantic meaning vs. Pragmatic meaning

Message 1: Weak Case?
Date: 13-May-2007
From: Rachel Ertl <rgertluwm.edu>
Subject: Weak Case?

Based on Chomsky's (1995a) MP...

If a Case feature is weak, does that mean it doesn't have to be checked
(and deleted) until LF? Given that Case features are universally
[-interpretable] - meaning their existence will cause a derivation crash at
LF - how is it possible to delay checking until LF?

Linguistic Field(s): Syntax

Message 2: Semantic meaning vs. Pragmatic meaning
Date: 10-May-2007
From: Arash Golzari <arashgolzarigmail.com>
Subject: Semantic meaning vs. Pragmatic meaning


I am working on meaning reception in discourse. I was wondering if it is
possible to understand and analyze the pragmatic meaning of a phrase or
sentence before its semantic meaning. Could you please help me on this?

Your consideration is highly appreciated,

Arash Golzari
Azad University of Karaj, Iran

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics

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