Parts and Wholes in Semantics (häftad)
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Parts and Wholes in Semantics (häftad)

Parts and Wholes in Semantics

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Parts and Wholes in Semantics deals with a general area (quantification and plurals) that has recieved much attention in the semantics literature recently. Moltmann devises a well-grounded and sophistcated theory of the interpretations of plurals, mass terms, and quantifiers which is able to contain an impressive range of data and handle many problems that have been noted in the literature. Much of the data introduced by Moltmann is intrinsically
interesting, and her presentation of a general account of the material sheds new light on our understanding of these constructions. Highly original, her main point concerning the metaphysics underlying natural language is that the whole-part relationship is not transitive. This conceptually innovative book not only
makes a significant controbution to semantic theory but amasses a substantial amount of original data in German, English, and other languages which should be of particular interest to scholars and students of semantic linguistics and philosophy of language.
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Fabio Pianesi, Linguistics and Philosophy This book is a very interesting one. It presents new and promising views of the count/plural/mass distinction, supporting them through extensive discussions of many phenomena. The basic idea - in singling out special entities which play a major role in accounting for count- and plural-like behaviour, according to contextually controllable integrity conditions - is challenging and with far-reaching consequences. Moreover, the breadth of coverage, and the attempts at
discussing crosslinguistic and comparative evidence are worth particular notice.

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<br>Friederike Moltmann is senior researcher at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris. She had previously taught both linguistics and philosophy at various universities in the US and the UK. She has published numerous articles in both linguistic and philosophical journals.<br>


I. Introduction ; II. The Formal Semantic Framework and the Treatment of Distributivity ; III. Semantic Selection, Part Structures, and Perspectives ; IV. Part Structures and Quantification ; V. Metrical and Other Lexical Specifications of Part Structures ; VI. Dimensions of Parts and Wholes and the Part Structure of Events ; VII. The Mass-Count Distinction for Verbs and Adverbial Quantification over ; VIII. Concluding Remark about Part Structures and Natural Language