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Continuations and natural language / Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan.

By: Barker, Chris, 1961-.
Contributor(s): Shan, Chung-Chieh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Oxford linguistics; Oxford studies in theoretical linguistics ; 53.Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014Description: xix, 228 p.ISBN: 9780199575022.Subject(s): Context (Linguistics) | Grammar, Comparative and general -- Word order | SemanticsCall number: 401.43 Ba255C 2014
Contents:
Contents : Part I Towers: scope and evaluation order -- Part II Logic: Same and sluicing -- Afterword: the logic of evaluation order -- Notes on exercises -- Bibliographiy -- Index.
Summary: This book takes concepts developed by researchers in theoretical computer science and adapts and applies them to the study of natural language meaning. Summarizing more than a decade of research, Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan put forward the Continuation Hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on its own continuation. In Part I, the authors develop a continuation-based theory of scope and quantificational binding and provide an explanation for order sensitivity in scope-related phenomena such as scope ambiguity, crossover, superiority, reconstruction, negative polarity licensing, dynamic anaphora, and donkey anaphora. Part II outlines an innovative substructural logic for reasoning about continuations and proposes an analysis of the compositional semantics of adjectives such as 'same' in terms of parasitic and recursive scope. It also shows that certain cases of ellipsis should be treated as anaphora to a continuation, leading to a new explanation for a subtype of sluicing known as sprouting. The book makes a significant contribution to work on scope, reference, quantification, and other central aspects of semantics and will appeal to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy at graduate level and above. Book jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents : Part I Towers: scope and evaluation order -- Part II Logic: Same and sluicing -- Afterword: the logic of evaluation order -- Notes on exercises -- Bibliographiy -- Index.

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This book takes concepts developed by researchers in theoretical computer science and adapts and applies them to the study of natural language meaning. Summarizing more than a decade of research, Chris Barker and Chung-chieh Shan put forward the Continuation Hypothesis: that the meaning of a natural language expression can depend on its own continuation. In Part I, the authors develop a continuation-based theory of scope and quantificational binding and provide an explanation for order sensitivity in scope-related phenomena such as scope ambiguity, crossover, superiority, reconstruction, negative polarity licensing, dynamic anaphora, and donkey anaphora. Part II outlines an innovative substructural logic for reasoning about continuations and proposes an analysis of the compositional semantics of adjectives such as 'same' in terms of parasitic and recursive scope. It also shows that certain cases of ellipsis should be treated as anaphora to a continuation, leading to a new explanation for a subtype of sluicing known as sprouting. The book makes a significant contribution to work on scope, reference, quantification, and other central aspects of semantics and will appeal to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy at graduate level and above. Book jacket.

1,800 Bath.

Barker, Chris. and Shan, Chung-Chieh. (2014). Continuations and natural language. Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press.

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