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By Chris Barker,Chung-chieh Shan

This booklet takes suggestions built by way of researchers in theoretical desktop technological know-how and adapts and applies them to the research of normal language that means. Summarizing greater than a decade of study, Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan recommend the Continuation speculation: that the which means of a common language expression can rely on its personal continuation. partially I, the authors improve a continuation-based idea of scope and quantificational binding and supply an
explanation for order sensitivity in scope-related phenomena comparable to scope ambiguity, crossover, superiority, reconstruction, unfavourable polarity licensing, dynamic anaphora, and donkey anaphora. half II outlines an cutting edge substructural good judgment for reasoning approximately continuations and proposes an analysis
of the compositional semantics of adjectives corresponding to 'same' by way of parasitic and recursive scope. It additionally exhibits that convinced situations of ellipsis could be handled as anaphora to a continuation, resulting in a brand new reason behind a subtype of sluicing referred to as sprouting.

The e-book makes an important contribution to paintings on scope, reference, quantification, and different vital features of semantics and should attract semanticists in linguistics and philosophy at graduate point and above.

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