The Composition of Meaning

From lexeme to discourse

Alice G.B. ter Meulen | University of Groningen
Werner Abraham | University of Vienna
ISBN 9789027247698 (Eur) | EUR 99.00
ISBN 9781588115683 (USA) | USD 149.00
ISBN 9789027295101 | EUR 99.00 | USD 149.00
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In the modular design of generative theory the syntax–semantics interface has accounted all along for meanings at the level of Logical Form. The syntax–pragmatics interface, on the other hand, is the result of what one may call the ‘pragmatic turn’ in the linguistic theory, where content is partitioned into given and new information. In other words, the structural division of the clause has been subjected to criteria of information, or discourse structure. Both interfaces require a structurally descriptive inventory whose specific shapes can be motivated on theory-internal grounds only. The present collection of original articles develops the concept of these interfaces further. The papers in the first section focus on the syntax–semantics interface, those in the second section on the syntax–pragmatics interface.
[Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 255] 2004.  vi, 232 pp.
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“[...] a welcome addition to the body of research on the syntax-sementics and syntax pragmatics interfaces.”
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LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
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