9.1086, Books: Syntax-Semantics

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Subject: 9.1086, Books: Syntax-Semantics

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

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Date:  Sun, 26 Jul 1998 17:25:05 EDT
From:  Jay Rifkin <jirifkin at MIT.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.

Website:
http://broca.mit.edu/mitwpl.web/WPL-volumes-files/wpl25.html

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.

Contents

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
Approach

        Irene Heim      205-246

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


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