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Books: The Semantics of Opinion: Bervoets

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Date: 21-Jan-2020
From: Laura de Kreij <Laura.dekreijSpringernature.com>
Subject: The Semantics of Opinion: Bervoets
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Date: 21-Jan-2020
From: Laura de Kreij <Laura.dekreijSpringernature.com>
Subject: The Semantics of Opinion: Bervoets
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Title: The Semantics of Opinion
Subtitle: Attitudes, Expression, Free Choice, and Negation
Series Title: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Published: 2020
Publisher: Springer
                http://www.springer.com

Book URL: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789402417463

Author: Melanie Bervoets
Electronic: ISBN: 9789402417470 Pages: 192 Price: Europe EURO 71.68
Hardback: ISBN: 9789402417463 Pages: 192 Price: Europe EURO 92.64
Abstract:

This volume sets out to provide a semantics for the "future-directed opining verbs", a novel class whose members are used to describe subjects' externally attested opinions toward future possibilities. Including verbs like recommend, promise, and permit, the class can be situated within a broader range of opinion verbs, including the well-known propositional attitudes, and key to the investigation here are differences among these groups along the lines of available event types, interaction with the common ground, and restrictions on subjects and objects. Other important semantic topics implicated in the discussion are dispositions, free choice disjunction, and Neg-raising/embedded NPI licensing, and the host of new data associated with the future-directed opining verbs prompts surveys of the expanded scope of these phenomena, and corresponding re-evaluation of existing theories. Collectively, the contributions of this work deepen our understanding of predicates that describe opinion and disposition, and how these interact with fundamental logical operations like negation and disjunction, highlighting the crucial role of contextual factors like relevance for these processes.

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
                            Ling & Literature
                            Semantics
                            Sociolinguistics

Written In: English (eng)

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