LINGUIST List 9.1086

Sun Aug 2 1998

Books: Syntax-Semantics

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  1. Jay Rifkin, New MITWPL book: Syntax-semantics

Message 1: New MITWPL book: Syntax-semantics

Date: Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:25:05 EDT
From: Jay Rifkin <jirifkinMIT.EDU>
Subject: New MITWPL book: Syntax-semantics

The Interpretive Tract: Working Papers in Syntax and Semantics.

MIT Working Papers in Linguistics v.25. Edited by Uli Sauerland and
Orin Percus. April 1998. 295 pages. $12.


This volume is about the interpretive component of the grammar. It is
about how the form of sentences relates to their informational
contribution and to their conditions of use. Accordingly, the papers
here try to pinpoint aspects of the meaning of sentences, to draw
connections between these aspects of meaning and material present at
syntactic structure, and to ask how we get one from the other. The
papers here were written over the past five years. Interest in
semantics coalesced and intensified during these years at MIT; we are
especially happy to publish these papers now, in the first year of the
new PhD program specializing in semantics.


Subject Specificity, Copy Theory, and Extended Mapping Hypothesis
 Wei-Tien Dylan Tsai 1-28

The Presupposition of Subjunctive Conditionals
 Kai von Fintel 29-44

Presupposition Denial and the Origins of Antecedents
 Orin Percus 45-64

Quantification in Agrammatic Aphasia
 William Philip and Sergey Avrutin 63-72

Negation and Object Shift in Early Child Korean
 Judy Yoo-Kyung Baek 73-86

Spanish N-Words: Ambivalent Behavior or Ambivalent Nature
 Elena Herburger 87-102

Complementation and Interpretation: The Concrete and Imaginative
Readings of Visual Perception Verbs
 Marie Claude Boivin 103-123

On the Aspectual Properties of English Derived Nominals
 William Snyder 125-139

Downsizing Infinitives
 Susi Wurmbrand 141-175

Plurals, Derived Predicates and Reciprocals
 Uli Sauerland 177-204

Anaphora and Semantic Interpretation: A Reinterpretation of Reinhart's

 Irene Heim 205-246

Movement and Derived Predicates: Evidence from Parasitic Gaps
 Jon Nissenbaum 247-295
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