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Everything That Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic But Were Ashamed to Ask

McCawley, James D.

Everything That Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic But Were Ashamed to Ask

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Published by University of Chicago Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • General,
  • Grammar, syntax, linguistic structure,
  • Logic,
  • Language Arts & Disciplines,
  • Nonfiction - General,
  • Nonfiction

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages524
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9671177M
    ISBN 100226556182
    ISBN 109780226556185

    Like Nicholas's previous down-to-earth how-to books, this one is replete with tear-out forms, sample papers, and relevant addresses. From his overall frame of reference the contemporary textbook situation in this area of. Phonetics was separate. In the six-page Preface to his erudite work, McCawley willingly and candidly admits that it wa. Harold Schiffman's "The grammaticalization of aspect in Tamil and its semantic sources" pp.

    Randi is also a contributor to another Prometheus volume, Paranormal Borderlands of Sciencepp. From McCawley's celebrated analysis of the English present perfect, which he contrasts with an early analysis of Partee's, Binnick attempts to educe a more general treatment of verbal tense and aspect. In the six-page Preface to his erudite work, McCawley willingly and candidly admits that it wa. Generative semantics is the study of how structures of sentences are in part determined by the meaning that is conveyed. These considerations answer Direct Scepticism.

    Further, I am also acquainted with half of the contributors to this volume, either as a friend, a student, a classmate, a coeditor, a coauthor, or, in one case, a roommate. These papers, taken collectively, illustrate a number of lessons that Jim emphasized in his classroom teaching. The existence of such an argument refutes Pyrrhonian Direct Scepticism. Having just published a book on the Tamil auxiliary system SteeverI can offer two remarks.


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Everything That Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic But Were Ashamed to Ask by McCawley, James D. Download PDF Ebook

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This book, written by his former students—all now scholars in their own right—pays tribute to McCawley by pursuing questions about language that engaged him during his career. The book considers topics in phonology; syntax, with several essays on Indic languages in which McCawley had a special interest as well as one on African-American English; tense, aspect, and mood; semantics and pragmatics, with essays in these areas grouped together to reflect the intertwining of McCawley's work on these subjects; knowledge of language; and the treatment of language, with its implicit colonial biases, in the 11th edition of Encyclopedia Britannica.

To oversimplify: Context-dependent meanings sort under pragmatics; meaning you can sort out with the help of a dictionary sort under semantics.

From McCawley's celebrated analysis of the English present perfect, which he contrasts with an early analysis of Partee's, Binnick attempts to educe a more general treatment of verbal tense and aspect.

Cantor Wilmington, Dela. McCawley, James D. Language If FCIs are not universal quantifiers but indefinites, then the usual ambiguity thesis free choice any being universal, negative polarity any an existential can no longer be maintained, at least not as one in terms Everything That Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know About Logic But Were Ashamed to Ask book quantificational force.

At a time and in a discipline when much linguistic theory was expressed in terms of, and exemplified by, English, Jim inspired his students to look for linguistic insights in other languages. The distinction between ordinary and counterfactual conditions in Burmese is shown to turn on an attitudinal evaluation of distance between the real world and alternative possible worlds.

True, the sandhi rules of Modern Tamil permit the pronunciation of the auxiliary compound verb vantu viTTaarkaL 'they did-2 come-1' as vantiTTaanka 'id. The border is rather fuzzy. Dictionary of Philosophy by Alan Lacey Supervaluation. Both scholarly and witty, this paper shows how the semantics of un- words, as often happens in derivational morphology, can deviate -- in predictable ways -- from the basic compositionality of their component parts, which is no mean feat.

If none of the authors tackles it head on, however, the influence of this strand in Jim's work is nevertheless apparent in several chapters in the way that the authors will draw on multiple, well, polymorphous, approaches to language which they can use to express linguistic insights.

He worked as a research assistant with the Mechanical Translation group in andand in he received his doctorate for a dissertation under Noam Chomsky on The accentual system of modern standard Japanese.

It would be a worthwhile project to apply this kind of analysis to languages where verb agreement is more extensively elaborated. Online dictionaries and encyclopedias with entries for Supervaluation Click on a label to prioritize search results according to that topic: Video about Supervaluation Supervaluation Meaning Video shows what supervaluation means.

Na, Younghee. Harold Schiffman's "The grammaticalization of aspect in Tamil and its semantic sources" pp. This chapter is a version of the author's paper, "The role of metaphor in the grammaticalization of aspect in Tamil," presented at the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, November Donka Farkas' "Semantic noun phrase typology" proposes a crosslinguistic typology of noun phrases based on a division between structural distinctions and what she calls fine distinctions.

This is a preview of subscription content, log in to check access. Based on historical evidence, Vance shows that, instead of a single bidirectional constraint, two separate phonological processes are subsumed under this phenomenon.

Yoko Sugioka's "Multiple mechanisms underlying morphological productivity" explores deverbal compounds in Japanese and discovers a distinction between processes that exhibit rule-like behavior and others that do not, attempting to relate them to a distinction between a mental rule that obviates the need to store individual derivatives and memory which allows such storage.

Barbara Luka's "A Cognitively Plausible Model of Linguistic Intuition" presents a cognitively-based theory in virtue of which speakers' linguistic intuitions about their languages may be explained.

James D. McCawley

He was At the time of his passing, he was working on two books, a collection of his recent articles and a text on the relation of philosophy of science to linguistics. This book is a model of how philosophy should be done.

The extensions of the argument to counter Iterative Scepticism and Pyrrhonian Direct Scepticism are easily made. This page was last modified on 23 August Annamalai discusses two kinds of motivations in "NP gaps in Tamil: syntactic versus pragmatic" Subscription will auto renew annually.Get this from a library!

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Author.Read the latest articles of Journal of Pragmatics at tjarrodbonta.com, Elsevier’s leading platform of peer-reviewed scholarly literature.This change of title reminds me of the introduction to the second edition of McCawley’s impenetrable (to me) book on language and logic: Inevitably, this volume will be referred to as Everything that Linguists Have Always Wanted to Know about Logic — But Were Ashamed to Ask, second edition.Everything that Linguists Have Always Ebook to Know about Logic Ebook Were Ashamed to Ask ().

by James D. McCawley. A supervaluation is an assignment of truth values according to which certain propositions are assigned "classical" truth values (T and F) and the remaining propositions are assigned T, F, or # on the basis of what the classical truth tables plus.