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This paintings originates from the necessity to increase an built-in dynamic version of negation in discourse that's sufficient for realizing the position of negation in an in depth and intricate piece of discourse. such a lot paintings on negation is strongly motivated by means of conventional philosopical difficulties, yet little paintings has been performed within the region of discourse.
In Indefinite items, Luis López provides a singular method of the syntax-semantics interface utilizing indefinite noun words as a database. conventional techniques map structural configurations to semantic interpretations without delay; López hyperlinks configuration to a method of semantic composition, with the latter yielding the translation.
During this ebook, Omer Preminger investigates how the compulsory nature of predicate-argument contract is enforced through the grammar. Preminger argues that an empirically sufficient conception of predicate-argument contract calls for recourse to an operation, whose obligatoriness is a grammatical primitive now not reducible to representational houses, yet whose profitable fruits isn't really enforced by way of the grammar.
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