Download E-books Redefining Indefinites (Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory) PDF

By Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin

This quantity explores the translation of indefinites and the restrictions on their distribution through paying specific cognizance to key concerns within the interface among syntax and semantics: the relation among the semantic houses of indefinite determiners and the denotation of indefinite DPs, their scope, and their behaviour in frequent and conditional sentences. Examples come from French, different Romance languages and English. vital to the proposed analyses is a contrast among sorts of entities, individualized entities and quantities. susceptible indefinites are analyzed as existential generalized quantifiers over quantities and powerful indefinites as both Skolem phrases or generalized quantifiers over individualized entities. The up to date evaluate of the literature and the recent falsifiable proposals contained during this publication can be of specific curiosity to linguistics scholars and students drawn to the cross-linguistic semantics of indefinites.

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Download E-books Scientific Discourse and the Rhetoric of Globalization: The Impact of Culture and Language PDF

By Carmen Pérez-Llantada

The rhetorical practices concerned with the dissemination of medical discourse are moving. Addressing those adjustments, this publication locations the discourse of technology in an more and more multilingual and multicultural educational quarter. It contests monolingual assumptions informing clinical discourse, calling cognizance to rising glocal discourses that make hybrids of the traditional globalized and native educational English norms.English in actual fact has a hegemonic position because the lingua franca of world academia; this publication conducts an intercultural rhetorical and textographic research to check how Anglophone and non-Anglophone lecturers utilise the standardized rhetorical conventions for medical writing. It takes a tutorial literacies process, delivering a rhetorically and pedagogically knowledgeable dialogue. It enquires into the method of linguistic and rhetorical acculturation of either monolingual and multilingual students, and in doing so redefines the modern rhetoric of technological know-how.

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Download E-books Language, Thought, and Reality: Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf PDF

By Benjamin Lee Whorf

The pioneering linguist Benjamin Whorf (1897--1941) grasped the courting among human language and human considering: how language can form our innermost innovations. His easy thesis is that our belief of the realm and our methods of pondering it are deeply inspired via the constitution of the languages we converse. The writings amassed during this quantity comprise vital papers at the Maya, Hopi, and Shawnee languages in addition to extra basic reflections on language and meaning.

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Download E-books Perspectives on Aspect (Studies in Theoretical Psycholinguistics) PDF

This e-book deals either a retrospective view on how theories of aspectuality have constructed over the last 30 years, and provides present, new instructions of aspectuality research.

The articles during this ebook take a large crosslinguistic scope together with aspectual analyses of the subsequent languages: English and types of English: African American English and Colloquial Singapore English, Italian, French, Bulgarian, Czech, Mandarin chinese language, West-Greenlandic, Wakashan languages, and Nahk-Daghestanian languages.

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Download E-books The Study of Language PDF

By George Yule

This bestselling textbook offers an attractive and trouble-free advent to the examine of language. Assuming no previous wisdom of the topic, yuletide provides info in bite-sized sections, in actual fact explaining the foremost recommendations in linguistics - from how young children examine language to why women and men converse another way, via all of the key parts of language. This 5th variation has been revised and up to date with new figures and tables, extra themes, and diverse new examples utilizing languages from the world over. to extend pupil engagement and to foster problem-solving and important considering talents, the ebook comprises thirty new projects. An extended and revised on-line examine consultant presents scholars with extra assets, together with solutions and tutorials for all projects, whereas encouraging vigorous and proactive studying. this is often the main primary and easy-to-use advent to the research of language.

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Download E-books Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) PDF

By Diane Blakemore

The significance of discourse markers (words like 'so', 'however', and 'well') lies within the theoretical questions they increase concerning the nature of discourse and the connection among linguistic which means and context. they're considered as being relevant to semantics simply because they elevate difficulties for traditional theories of that means, and to pragmatics simply because they appear to play a job within the manner discourse is known. during this new and critical learn, Diane Blakemore argues that makes an attempt to examine those expressions inside typical semantic frameworks elevate much more difficulties, whereas their research as expressions that hyperlink segments of discourse has resulted in an unproductive and complicated workout in type. She concludes that the workout in category that has ruled discourse marker examine may be changed by way of the research of how within which linguistic expressions give a contribution to the inferential methods excited about utterance figuring out.

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Download E-books Discourse Structure and Anaphora: Written and Conversational English (Cambridge Studies in Linguistics) PDF

By Barbara A. Fox

This considerate learn, featuring a unique analytical framework, examines using anaphora in either written and conversational discourse. specifically, it examines the distribution of pronouns and entire noun words in 3 various genres of English, and demonstrates the relationships among the hierarchical constitution of discourses and using anaphoric words inside of these discourses.

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Download E-books Advances in Web Semantics I: Ontologies, Web Services and Applied Semantic Web PDF

By Tharam S. Dillon, Elizabeth Chang, Robert Meersman, Katia Sycara (auth.), Tharam S. Dillon, Elizabeth Chang, Robert Meersman, Ka

This e-book constitutes the 1st quantity of a sequence of books targeting the important and ever-growing box of internet semantics. the first goal of the sequence is to enquire, current and advertise middle options, rules and exemplary applied sciences for the subsequent iteration of semantic net learn, stemming from either academia and undefined. themes coated will contain method semantics, internet prone, ontologies, workflows, belief and acceptance, and internet applications.

The 14 papers during this quantity, written through key scientists within the box, are preceded via an creation written via the quantity editors. The papers were divided into 3 sections on Ontologies and data Sharing, utilized Semantic internet, and net Services.

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Download E-books Recent Advances in the Syntax and Semantics of Tense, Aspect and Modality (Trends in Linguistics. Studies and Monographs [Tilsm]) PDF

By Jacques Moeschler

It's a undeniable fact that stressful, element and modality jointly shape some of the most habitual and energetic components of analysis in modern syntax and semantics, in addition to in different disciplines of linguistics. quite a few syntactic and semantic phenomena are involved through the temporal-aspectual-modal point of illustration: information regarding time, element and modality is a part of almost all sentences; inflexion is sort of greatly regarded as the center of syntactic projections. due to this very the most important scenario and function within the sentence constitution, temporal-aspectual and modal info issues nearly any a part of the sentence and this knowledge has scope over the complete characterization of the eventuality denoted through the sentence.

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