Indefinite Objects: Scrambling, Choice Functions, and Differential Marking

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A novel view of the syntax-semantics interface that analyzes the behavior of indefinite objects. In Indefinite Objects , Luis Lopez presents a novel approach to the syntax-semantics interface using indefinite noun phrases as a database. Traditional approaches map structural configurations to semantic interpretations directly; Lopez links configuration to a mode of semantic composition, with the latter yielding the interpretation. The polyvalent behavior of indefinites has long been explored by linguists who have been ...

Indefinite Objects: Scrambling, Choice Functions, and Differential Marking 2012, MIT Press (MA), Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780262517850

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