'And': Conjunction Reduction Redux (MIT Press) by Barry Schein

By Barry Schein

In this booklet, Barry Schein argues that "and" is often the sentential logical connective with an identical, one, that means. "And" consistently skill "&," around the diversified buildings within which it really is tokened in common language. Schein examines the structures that problem his thesis, and indicates that the objections disappear while those structures are translated into Eventish, a neo-Davidsonian occasion semantics, and, enlarged with Cinerama Semantics, a vocabulary for spatial orientation and navigation. in addition to rescuing "and" from ambiguity, Eventish and Cinerama Semantics remedy normal puzzles of grammar and which means unrelated to conjunction, revealing the book's relevant thesis within the technique: elements of that means mistakenly attributed to "and" are stumbled on to mirror neighboring constructions formerly unseen and unacknowledged.Schein argues that Eventish and Cinerama Semantics provide a primary revision to clause constitution and what facets of that means are represented therein. Eventish is extraordinary via 4 positive aspects: supermonadicity, which enlarges verbal decomposition in order that each argument pertains to its personal occasion; descriptive occasion anaphora, which replaces basic occasion variables with silent descriptive pronouns; adverbialization, which interposes adverbials derived from the descriptive content material of each DP; and AdrPs, which substitute all NPs with tackle words that find what nominals denote inside scenes or frames of reference.With 'And,' Schein rehabilitates an previous rule of transformational, generative grammar, answering the demanding situations to it exhaustively and meticulously.

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