By Luis López

In Indefinite Objects, Luis López offers a singular method of the syntax-semantics interface utilizing indefinite noun words as a database. conventional methods map structural configurations to semantic interpretations at once; López hyperlinks configuration to a style of semantic composition, with the latter yielding the translation. The polyvalent habit of indefinites has lengthy been explored via linguists who've been attracted to their syntax, semantics, and case morphology, and López's contribution should be visible as a synthesis of findings from a number of traditions. He argues, first, that scrambled indefinite items are composed via functionality software preceded by way of selection functionality whereas gadgets in situ are composed through limit. This distinction yields different interpretive probabilities of indefinite gadgets. López's extra nuanced method of the syntax-semantics interface seems to be wealthy in empirical consequences.Second, he proposes that brief scrambling additionally yields Differential Marking, only if context stipulations are fulfilled, whereas in situ items stay unmarked. therefore, López contributes to the vast literature on Differential item Marking by means of exhibiting that syntactic configuration is a vital issue. López substantiates this process with facts from Spanish, Hindi-Urdu, Persian (Farsi), Kiswahili, Romanian, and German.

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