The Semantics of Coordination

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This study is an attempt to explain coordinate conjoining as a rule-governed process of establishing specific semantic relations within and between sentences. Coordination is thus conceived of both as a basic device of linguistic complex formation and as a rather fundamental principle underlying the creation of the text. From the point of view of achieving coherence, coordinate conjoining is described in this monograph as an integrative process. Described are the conditions governing this process, the rules according to which take place, in short: the complex interaction of various linguistically identifiable features displayed by coordinate structures. Coordinate conjoining is regarded here as the result of the interplay of three factors which belong to distinct levels of semantic description: the meaning of the conjuncts, the relation between the meaning of the conjuncts and the meaning of the connectors. The step-by-step explication of the interaction of these levels in determining the semantic interpretation of coordinate structures forms the core of the present study.
[Studies in Language Companion Series, 9]  1984.  300 pp.
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Table of Contents
Foreword
7
Acknowledgements
11
Introduction
13
1. The problem and its background
13
2. The specific object of investigation
17
Chapter I: Towards a theory of coordination: Some basic assumptions
19
1. Raw material and definition of coordination
19
2. Characteristics of coordination
23
3. Aspects of conjoining
40
4. Where are the limits to the scope of a linguistic description of the semantics of coordination?
93
5. The structure of the proposed theory of the semantics of coordination
95
Chapter II: Relations between conjunct-meanings
98
1. Distinctness of conjunct-meanings
98
2. Semantic inclusion of conjunct-meanings
113
3. Incompatibility between conjunct-meanings
117
Chapter III: Outline of the semantics of coordinate conjoining
124
0. Introduction
124
1. Logical characterization of coordinate conjoinings
125
2. Linguistic interpretation of the logical characterization of coordinate conjoinings
137
3. Some properties of the connectors but and for
169
4. Survey of connector-meanings
178
Chapter IV: Coordinate structures with modal verbs
191
0. Introduction
191
1. The raw material
192
2. Coordinate conjoinings with modal verbs
204
Chapter V: Discussing and extending the notion ‚Common Integrator‘
263
1. ‚Common Integrator‘ in comparison to related concepts
263
2. Common Integrator in word formation
270
3. Common Integrator in other connections
274
Chapter VI: Some applications
276
1. Exemplification as a stylistic device
276
2. Reconstruction of ideological background
279
3. Demagogy
282
4. Jewish joke
286
Bibliography
289
Subject Index
297
Name Index
299
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