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'Grammatical' vs. 'Lexical' Meaning Constructors for Glue Semantics

Andrews, Avery


Current theories of formal semantics allow arguments of predicates to be of non-basic types, such as e→p (e for ‘entity’, p for ‘proposition’, with no commitment to any particular treatment of propositions). ‘Modal adjectives’ such as alleged are for example standardly analysed as being of type (e→p)→(e→p). But such analyses allow certain kinds of modal adjectives that don’t seem to exist, such as a hypothetical alleger, such that an alleger murderer would be somebody who has made allegations...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Conference paper
Source: Selected Papers from the 2009 Conference of the Australian Linguistic Society


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