Explorations in Semantics : Temporality: Universals and Variation.

By: Bittner, MariaSeries: Explorations in Semantics SerPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2014Copyright date: ©2014Edition: 1st edDescription: 1 online resource (350 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118584033Subject(s): Grammar, Comparative and general -- Temporal constructions.;Linguistic universals.;Language and languages -- Variation.;SemanticsGenre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Explorations in Semantics : Temporality: Universals and VariationDDC classification: 415.62 LOC classification: P294.5 -- .B588 2014ebOnline resources: Click to View
Contents:
Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Part I Semantic Universals -- 1 Direct Semantic Composition -- 1.1 Simple Type Logic (TL0) -- 1.2 A CG.TL0 Fragment of English -- 1.3 Dynamic Type Logic (DL0) -- 1.4 A CG.DL0 Fragment of English -- 1.5 Centering: A Blind Spot of English-Based Logics -- 2 Nominal Reference with Centering -- 2.1 Center v. Periphery: Anaphora to Structured Lists -- 2.2 Kalaallisut Third Person Inflections as Top-Level Anaphora -- 2.3 Mandarin Third Person Features as Top-Level Anaphora -- 2.4 English Third Person Pronouns as Shallow Anaphora -- 2.5 Simple Update with Centering (UC0) -- 3 Tense as Temporal Centering -- 3.1 Polish Third Person Inflections as Top-Level Anaphora -- 3.2 Polish Tenses as Top-Level Temporal Reference -- 3.3 English Tenses as Temporal (In)definites -- 3.4 English Tenses as Top-Level Temporal Reference -- 3.5 UC0 with Temporal Centering (UCт) -- 4 Aspect as Eventuality Centering -- 4.1 Polish Aspect Features v. Inflections -- 4.2 Mandarin Aspect Features v. Particles -- 4.3 English Aspectual Auxiliaries -- 4.4 UCт with Mereology (UCт+) -- 5 Quantification as Reference to Sets -- 5.1 Nominal Quantification and Anaphora -- 5.2 Nominal Quantification and Temporal Reference -- 5.3 Temporal Quantification and Anaphora -- 5.4 UCт+ with Discourse Referents for Sets (UCт∥) -- 6 Mood as Illocutionary Centering -- 6.1 Illocutionary Moods with(out) Reportative Recentering -- 6.2 (Not-)at-Issue Content as Modal Discourse Reference -- 6.3 (Not-)at-Issue with Start-Up Illocutionary Referents -- 6.4 Dependent Moods as Perspectival (Re)centering -- 6.5 UCδ∥ with Illocutionary Referents (UCεω∥) -- 7 (In)direct Speech and Attitude Reports -- 7.1 Mood with(out) Reportative Recentering Revisited -- 7.2 At-Issue Reports with Finite Complements -- 7.3 At-Issue Reports with Non-Finite Complements.
7.4 UC: Combining UCт∥ and UCεω∥ -- Part II Temporal Variation -- 8 Tense-Based Temporality in English -- 8.1 Indexical Past with(out) Recentering Aspect -- 8.2 Indexical Non-Past with(out) Recentering Aspect -- 8.3 Reports: Speaker's View of Subject's (Non-)Past -- 8.4 Quantification: Tenses in Distributive Contexts -- 8.5 A CG.UC Fragment of English -- 9 Tense-Aspect-Based Temporality in Polish -- 9.1 Relative Past (Im)perfective -- 9.2 Relative Non-Past (Im)perfective -- 9.3 Reports: Subject's (Non-)Past -- 9.4 Quantification: Distributed (Im)perfectives -- 9.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Polish -- 10 Aspect-Based Temporality in Mandarin -- 10.1 Non-Future: Verifiable Topic State -- 10.2 Future: Prospective Topic State or Comment -- 10.3 Reports: Attitudinal Topic State or Comment -- 10.4 Quantification: Topical Habit or Distributive Comment -- 10.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Mandarin -- 11 Mood-Based Temporality in Kalaallisut -- 11.1 Non-Future: Verifiable Eventualities -- 11.2 Future: Verifiable Eventualities with Future c-Points -- 11.3 Reports: Verifiability from Agent's Perspective -- 11.4 Quantification: Verifiable Habits -- 11.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Kalaallisut -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Author Index -- Subject Index.
Summary: Temporality surveys the ways in which languages of different types refer to past, present, and future events, through an in-depth examination of four major language types: tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, and mood-based Kalaallisut. Cutting-edge research on directly compositional dynamic semantics of languages with and without grammatical tense New in-depth analysis of temporal, aspectual, modal, as well as nominal discourse reference Presents a novel logical language for representing linguistic meaning (Update with Centering) Develops a unified theory of tense, aspect, mood, and person as different types of 'grammatical centering systems'.
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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Part I Semantic Universals -- 1 Direct Semantic Composition -- 1.1 Simple Type Logic (TL0) -- 1.2 A CG.TL0 Fragment of English -- 1.3 Dynamic Type Logic (DL0) -- 1.4 A CG.DL0 Fragment of English -- 1.5 Centering: A Blind Spot of English-Based Logics -- 2 Nominal Reference with Centering -- 2.1 Center v. Periphery: Anaphora to Structured Lists -- 2.2 Kalaallisut Third Person Inflections as Top-Level Anaphora -- 2.3 Mandarin Third Person Features as Top-Level Anaphora -- 2.4 English Third Person Pronouns as Shallow Anaphora -- 2.5 Simple Update with Centering (UC0) -- 3 Tense as Temporal Centering -- 3.1 Polish Third Person Inflections as Top-Level Anaphora -- 3.2 Polish Tenses as Top-Level Temporal Reference -- 3.3 English Tenses as Temporal (In)definites -- 3.4 English Tenses as Top-Level Temporal Reference -- 3.5 UC0 with Temporal Centering (UCт) -- 4 Aspect as Eventuality Centering -- 4.1 Polish Aspect Features v. Inflections -- 4.2 Mandarin Aspect Features v. Particles -- 4.3 English Aspectual Auxiliaries -- 4.4 UCт with Mereology (UCт+) -- 5 Quantification as Reference to Sets -- 5.1 Nominal Quantification and Anaphora -- 5.2 Nominal Quantification and Temporal Reference -- 5.3 Temporal Quantification and Anaphora -- 5.4 UCт+ with Discourse Referents for Sets (UCт∥) -- 6 Mood as Illocutionary Centering -- 6.1 Illocutionary Moods with(out) Reportative Recentering -- 6.2 (Not-)at-Issue Content as Modal Discourse Reference -- 6.3 (Not-)at-Issue with Start-Up Illocutionary Referents -- 6.4 Dependent Moods as Perspectival (Re)centering -- 6.5 UCδ∥ with Illocutionary Referents (UCεω∥) -- 7 (In)direct Speech and Attitude Reports -- 7.1 Mood with(out) Reportative Recentering Revisited -- 7.2 At-Issue Reports with Finite Complements -- 7.3 At-Issue Reports with Non-Finite Complements.

7.4 UC: Combining UCт∥ and UCεω∥ -- Part II Temporal Variation -- 8 Tense-Based Temporality in English -- 8.1 Indexical Past with(out) Recentering Aspect -- 8.2 Indexical Non-Past with(out) Recentering Aspect -- 8.3 Reports: Speaker's View of Subject's (Non-)Past -- 8.4 Quantification: Tenses in Distributive Contexts -- 8.5 A CG.UC Fragment of English -- 9 Tense-Aspect-Based Temporality in Polish -- 9.1 Relative Past (Im)perfective -- 9.2 Relative Non-Past (Im)perfective -- 9.3 Reports: Subject's (Non-)Past -- 9.4 Quantification: Distributed (Im)perfectives -- 9.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Polish -- 10 Aspect-Based Temporality in Mandarin -- 10.1 Non-Future: Verifiable Topic State -- 10.2 Future: Prospective Topic State or Comment -- 10.3 Reports: Attitudinal Topic State or Comment -- 10.4 Quantification: Topical Habit or Distributive Comment -- 10.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Mandarin -- 11 Mood-Based Temporality in Kalaallisut -- 11.1 Non-Future: Verifiable Eventualities -- 11.2 Future: Verifiable Eventualities with Future c-Points -- 11.3 Reports: Verifiability from Agent's Perspective -- 11.4 Quantification: Verifiable Habits -- 11.5 A CG.UC Fragment of Kalaallisut -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Author Index -- Subject Index.

Temporality surveys the ways in which languages of different types refer to past, present, and future events, through an in-depth examination of four major language types: tense-based English, tense-aspect-based Polish, aspect-based Chinese, and mood-based Kalaallisut. Cutting-edge research on directly compositional dynamic semantics of languages with and without grammatical tense New in-depth analysis of temporal, aspectual, modal, as well as nominal discourse reference Presents a novel logical language for representing linguistic meaning (Update with Centering) Develops a unified theory of tense, aspect, mood, and person as different types of 'grammatical centering systems'.

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