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LINGUIST List 23.3311

Sat Aug 04 2012

Books: On the Compositional Nature of States: Husband

Editor for this issue: Danniella Hornby <daniellalinguistlist.org>

Date: 02-Aug-2012
From: Paul Peranteau <paulbenjamins.com>
Subject: On the Compositional Nature of States: Husband
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Title: On the Compositional Nature of States
Series Title: Linguistik Aktuell/Linguistics Today 188
Published: 2012
Publisher: John Benjamins
                http://www.benjamins.com/

Book URL: http://benjamins.com/catalog/la.188

Author: E. Matthew Husband
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274168 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Electronic: ISBN: 9789027274168 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255716 Pages: Price: U.K. £ 99.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255716 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 104.94
Hardback: ISBN: 9789027255716 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 149.00
Abstract:

This monograph pursues a structural analogy between the availability of an existential interpretation in states and the telicity of events. Focusing on evidence from both verbal and adjectival predicates, it argues that quantization forms the basis of a unified theory of aktionsart and provides a theory in which the availability of an existential interpretation in states is, like the telicity of events, determined compositionally by the predicate and the quantization of its internal argument. Quantization is further argued to reflect the internal temporal constitution of the stages of an individual which is tied to the generation of an existential interpretation. This monograph will be of interest to syntacticians and semanticists who are specifically concerned with compositional approaches to eventualities, and to those who have a more general interest in the role linguistic theory can play in determining core properties of the mind.

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng)

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