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Title: Parts and Wholes in Semantics
Written By: Friederike Moltmann
URL: http://www.oup-usa.org/isbn/0195154932.html
Description:

This book develops a unified account of expressions involving the notions of "part" and "whole " in which principles of the individuation of part structures play a central role. Moltmann presents a range of new empirical generalizations with data from English and a variety of other languages involving plurals, mass nouns, adnominal and adverbial modifiers such as as a whole, together, and alone, nominal and adverbial quanitfiers ranging over parts, and expressions of completion such as completely and partly. She develops a new theory of part structures which differs from traditional mereological theories in that the notion of an integrated whole plays a central role and in that the part structure of an entity is allowed to vary across different situations, perspectives, and dimensions.

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
Semantics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 019509574X
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 pp
Prices: $ 45.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195154932
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 272 pp
Prices: $ 24.95