By James Higginbotham
James Higginbotham's paintings on stressful, point, and indexicality discusses the rules governing demonstrative, temporal, and indexical expressions in common language and provides new rules within the semantics of sentence constitution. The ebook brings jointly his key contributions to the fields, together with his contemporary intervention within the debate on the jobs of context and anaphora in reference. The book's chapters are awarded within the shape within which they have been first released, with afterwords the place had to conceal issues the place the author's notion has built. it truly is absolutely listed and has a collated bibliography. it will be a valuable source for all these enthusiastic about the research of present semantics, and its interactions with syntactic idea, in linguistics, philosophy, and similar fields.
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It is, I should say, manifest that the latter question cannot be resolved apart from taking the notation of the language seriously, and I will close by remarking, concerning the use of the tenses, two respects in which this is so. Indirect discourse, which has formed the basis of the examples in this discussion, concerns itself with the question what it is to make a faithful report (or prediction) of what someone has said (or will say). We have seen examples where the Wdelity of the report is consistent with a tolerable divergence in truth conditions—that was the point of the discussion of Moore’s example.
Adopting the Wrst hypothesis, if the distinction between adverbials like ‘in an hour’ and ‘for an hour’ is as stated, then the E-position may itself be satisWed by events represented as complex; that is, as made up of two parts, of which the second is the terminus ad quem or telos of the Wrst. For (79), then, we take the V ‘solve’ as having an E-position that is in turn broken down into two positions forming an ordered pair (e,e’). 1 Argument parameters Consider now the problem of explaining why quantiWcational or singularterm internal arguments make for telic predications, whilst bare plural internal arguments, and incorporated nouns, do not.
12 11 Or at least all those in which time continues through Sunday. 12 As Irene Heim pointed out to me, the restriction that the past tense in (27) and the like be understood as the genuine anaphoric past, expressing temporal anteriority, is not captured in Enc¸ (1987) or some other treatments of the subject. Enc¸ (1991) suggests that there is a relativization to Tense, Indexicality, and Consequence 17 The reason seems to lie in a property of English. 13 Thus ‘a unicorn walks’ must, in contemporary speech anyway, be understood as ‘generic’, stating that it is a general property of unicorns that they walk, and in this respect contrasts with the present progressive ‘a unicorn is walking’.
Tense, Aspect, and Indexicality (Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics) by James Higginbotham