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LINGUIST List 18.98

Thu Jan 11 2007

Books: Syntax/Semantics: Sequeiros

Editor for this issue: Maria Moreno-Rollins <marialinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Ulrich Lueders, Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics in Spanish Conceptual and Procedural Meaning: Sequeiros


Message 1: Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics in Spanish Conceptual and Procedural Meaning: Sequeiros
Date: 06-Jan-2007
From: Ulrich Lueders <lincom.europat-online.de>
Subject: Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics in Spanish Conceptual and Procedural Meaning: Sequeiros


Title: Non-Truth-Conditional Semantics in Spanish Conceptual and
Procedural Meaning
Series Title: LINCOM Studies in Romance Linguistics 49
Published: 2007
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
                http://www.lincom.eu

Author: Xosé Rosales Sequeiros
Paperback: ISBN: ISBN9783895868795 Pages: 186 Price: Europe EURO 58
Abstract:

This book explores current semantic theory applied to Spanish, focussing on
a number of key aspects within non-truth-conditional semantics. It involves
applications of this branch of semantics to various areas of Spanish
language. In doing so, it critically considers earlier approaches to the
study of semantic meaning, such as truth-conditional semantics, Speech Act
theory, and Gricean conventional implicatures.The book argues that those
earlier approaches to linguistic semantics do not stand up to closer
scrutiny and thus are subject to a number of counterexamples. In
particular, there are various arguments which show that those approaches
are not sufficient, and often not even necessary, for the development of a
comprehensive and unified account of linguistic semantics involving
non-truth-conditional meaning.An alternative approach is then discussed
based on recent developments in the field which shows that it is possible
to provide a unified account of linguistic semantics by making two
fundamental new distinctions: on the one hand, a distinction between
conceptual and procedural meaning; and, on the other, a distinction between
explicit and implicit communication. These two distinctions combined with
the various levels of representation available in linguistic communication
allow us to capture the variety of linguistic meaning encountered in
language.In applying and developing these concepts, a number of areas are
covered within Spanish. Firstly, the current framework is applied to
sentence adverbials and parentheticals. Secondly, discourse and pragmatic
connectives will be discussed in the light of the new developments.
Thirdly, the new framework is applied to discourse particles and
interjections. Finally, a number of mood indicators are considered,
including imperative and interrogative forms, where a third distinction
between descriptive and interpretive propositional attitudes is used to
develop an alternative account.

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
                            Syntax

Subject Language(s): Spanish (spa)

Written In: English (eng )

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