Switch to: References

Add citations

You must login to add citations.
  1. Presupposition Accommodation and Informativity Considerations with Aspectual Still.Y. Greenberg - 2009 - Journal of Semantics 26 (1):49-86.
    This paper deals with a newly observed phenomenon which lies at the interface of the semantics and pragmatics of aspectual still, namely the fact that still is infelicitous when it appears in past tense sentences whose reference time is not specified by some temporal adverbial or the utterance context. The main claim of the paper is that in such sentences, the truth of the assertion and that of the ‘prior time’ presupposition this particle triggers can be both inferred from the (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  • Plurality and Temporal Modification.Ron Artstein & Nissim Francez - 2006 - Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (3):251 - 276.
    A semantics with plural entitles and plural times accounts for cumulative relations between plural arguments and temporal expressions. The semantics equips nominal, verbal and sentential meanings with temporal context variables and treats temporal modifiers as temporal generalized quantifiers; cumulative conjunction, however, takes place at types lower than generalized quantifiers. The mediation of temporal context variables allows cumulative relations to percolate between an argument in a main clause and one in a temporal clause, in apparent violation of locality restrictions. Plural times (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  • Existentials, Predication, and Modification.Itamar Francez - 2009 - Linguistics and Philosophy 32 (1):1-50.
    This paper offers a new semantic theory of existentials (sentences of the form There be NP pivot XP coda ) in which pivots are (second order) predicates and codas are modifiers. The theory retains the analysis of pivots as denoting generalized quantifiers (Barwise and Cooper 1981; Keenan 1987), but departs from previous analyses in analyzing codas as contextual modifiers on a par with temporal/locative frame adverbials. Existing analyses universally assume that pivots are arguments of some predicate, and that codas are (...)
    Download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   4 citations