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LINGUIST List 19.2842

Thu Sep 18 2008

Books: Semantics/Syntax/Ling Theories: Comorovski, von Heusinger (Eds)

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        1.    Jasper de Vaal, Existence: Comorovski, von Heusinger (Eds)


Message 1: Existence: Comorovski, von Heusinger (Eds)
Date: 18-Sep-2008
From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer.com>
Subject: Existence: Comorovski, von Heusinger (Eds)
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Title: Existence: Semantics and Syntax
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Published: 2008
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: http://www.springer.com/978-1-4020-6198-1

Editor: Ileana Comorovski
Editor: Klaus von Heusinger
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402061981 Pages: 332 Price: U.S. $ 79.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402061981 Pages: 332 Price: U.K. £ 39.99
Paperback: ISBN: 9781402061981 Pages: 332 Price: Europe EURO 49.95
Abstract:

Note: This is the paperback edition of a previously announced book.

> Considers the three main aspects of the linguistic expression of
existence: copular clauses, existential sentences, and (in)definiteness
> Offers a crosslinguistic perspective on the linguistic expression of
existence
> Presents a richness of new data
> Uses state-of-the-art theoretical approaches
> Analyzes the interaction between the basic notion of existence and
pervasive phenomena of natural languages, such as quantification and
presupposition

This collection is an important contribution to the semantic and syntactic
analysis of the expression of existence. The volume focuses on the three
main linguistic constructions expressing existence: copular clauses,
existential sentences, and (in)definiteness. The papers analyze the
interaction between the basic notion of existence and pervasive phenomena
of natural language, such as quantification and presupposition. The
contributions represent state of the art research on theoretical and
comparative issues related to the expression of existence, and make
extensive reference to the semantic and syntactic facts of English and of
various other languages. The richness of new data and the juxtaposition of
different theoretical stances bring a number of new questions into focus.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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