This is the first study that empirically investigates preposition placement across all clause types. The study compares first-language (British English) and second-language (Kenyan English) data and will therefore appeal to readers interested in world Englishes. Over 100 authentic corpus examples are discussed in the text, which will appeal to those who want to see 'real data'
Formal Semantics: The Essential Readings is a collection of seminal papers that have shaped the field of formal semantics in linguistics.
Contents Introduction: Paul Portner and Barbara Partee. 1. The Proper Treatment of uantification in Ordinary English: Richard Montague. 2. A Unified Analysis of the English Bare Plural: Greg Carlson. 3. Generalized uantifiers and Natural Language: Jon Barwise and Robin Cooper. 4. The Logical Analysis of Plurals and Mass Terms: Godehard Link. 5. Assertion: Robert C. Stalnaker. 6. Scorekeeping in a Language Game: David Lewis. 7. Adverbs of uantification: David Lewis. 8. A Theory of Truth and Semantic Representation: Hans Kamp. 9. File Change Semantics and the Familiarity Theory of Definiteness: Irene Heim. 10. On the Projection Problem for Presuppositions: Irene Heim. 11. Toward a Semantic Analysis of Verb Aspect and the English 'Imperfective' Progressive: David R. Dowty. 12. The National Category of Modality: Angelika Kratzer. 13. The Algebra of Events: Emmon Bach. 14. Generalized Conjunction and Type Ambiguity: Barbara Partee and Mats Rooth. 15. Noun Phrase Interpretation and Type Shifting Principles: Barbara H. Partee. 16. Syntax and Semantics of uestions: Lauri Karttunen. 17. Type-Shifting Rules and the Semantics of Interrogatives: Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof. 18. On the Notion Affective in the Analysis of Negative-Polarity Items: William A. Ladusaw.