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Philosophy of syntax : foundational topics

Author: Mieszko Tałasiewicz
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010.
Series: Trends in logic, v. 29.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book is intended as a preliminary work for a uniform description of language, especially overall organization and architecture of grammar and its connection with semantics. An array of general logical intuitions, concerning the initial requirements for building and interpreting compound expressions, stemming from Frege, Husserl and Ajdukiewicz, is spelled out to form a general framework, allowing for critical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tałasiewicz, Mieszko.
Philosophy of syntax.
Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2010
(DLC) 2009937294
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mieszko Tałasiewicz
ISBN: 9789048132881 9048132886 128283925X 9781282839250 9048132916 9789048132911 9786612839252 6612839252
Language Note: English.
OCLC Number: 567369683
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 189 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1 INTRODUCTION --
1.1 Epistemological Background of the Problem of Syntax --
1.2 Language of Logic and Language of Linguistics --
1.2.1 The 8216;Haughtiness8217; of Logic --
1.2.2 The 8216;Pretentiousness8217; of Linguistics --
1.3 Towards a General Perspective --
2.1 The Functoriality Principle --
2.1.1 Three Levels of FP --
2.1.2 Terminology --
2.1.3 Preliminary Characteristic of FP Levels --
2.1.4 Definition of Semantic Category --
2.2 Fundamental Intuitons: Postulates and Controversies --
2.2.1 Interchangeability Principle --
2.2.2 Division into Basic and Non-basic Categories --
2.2.3 Syntax-Semantics Interface --
2.2.4 Atomicity Principle, Categories and Types --
2.3 Some Consequences of the Functoriality Principle --
2.3.1 Functoriality and Compositionality --
2.3.2 Intralinguistic Definition of Syntactic Operations --
3.1 Some Technical and Logical Problems With Ostension --
3.2 Names --
3.2.1 The Definition of Ostensive Meaning --
3.2.2 The Problem of Vagueness --
3.2.3 Public Language and Private Language --
3.2.4 Compound Names: Natural Kinds and Appearance Concepts --
3.2.5 Analycity and Quasi-Ostension --
3.3 Sentences --
3.3.1 Standard Theory of Situations --
3.3.2 Ostensive Meaning of a Sentence --
3.3.3 Non Ostensive Meaning of a Sentence --
3.3.4 Meanings Versus Semantic Correlates --
3.3.5 Situations and Truth-Conditions: Boolean Compounds and Quantification --
3.3.6 Comparison with the Parsons-Davidson theory --
3.3.7 Nominalization: Events Versus Propositions --
3.3.8 Hints for Analysis of Intensional Contexts --
4.1 Problem of Logical Form (LF) --
4.1.1 Logical Form and Stratification of Syntactic Structures --
4.1.2 Logical Form and Traditional Grammar --
4.1.3 Natural Technical Language: Normal Contexts --
4.2 Principles of Analysis --
4.2.1 Paraphrase Acceptability Criteria --
4.2.2 Categorical and Facultative Rules --
4.2.3 Syntactic Ambiguity: Amphiboly and Alternation --
4.3 Details of Categorial Analysis --
4.3.1 Notation and Technical Assumptions --
4.3.2 Examples --
Series Title: Trends in logic, v. 29.
Responsibility: Mieszko Talasiewicz.


The account is not supposed to compete with any of today's syntactic frameworks, but to provide a deeper understanding of why these frameworks succeed or fail when they do and to show a new way for  Read more...
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