David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Semantics 13 (2):87-138 (1996)
I will defend a purely structural account of the different readings arising from the German adverb wieder ÒagainÓ. We will be concerned with the so-called repetitive/restitutive ambiguity. The claim is that the ambiguity can be resolved entirely in terms of syntactic scope. The theory assumes a rather abstract syntax. In particular, abundant use is made of KratzerÕs (1994) voice phrase, which plays a central role for the derivation of repetitive readings. One of the leading ideas of the analysis is that the structural accusative position has wide scope with respect to the agent relation expressed by the head of the voice phrase. If wieder precedes an accusative object, a repetitive reading is obligatory. If wieder follows the accusative object, two readings are available due to two possible positions of wieder. The analysis is an improvement of the proposal of Stechow (1995). It solves a number of questions left open there and considers a range of new data.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Sigrid Beck (2012). Pluractional Comparisons. Linguistics and Philosophy 35 (1):57-110.
Similar books and articles
Kenneth Liberman (2008). Larry Wieder's Radical Ethno-Inquiries. Human Studies 31 (3):251 - 257.
Catherine Wieder, J. Naudin & J. M. Azorin (1998). Binswanger & Schapp: Existential Analysis or Narrative Analysis? Journal of Phenomenological Psychology 29 (2):212-230.
D. Lawrence Wieder (2006). Book Symposium. Human Studies 29 (3):387-392.
Sandra Ragan (2008). Larry Wieder. Human Studies 31 (3):247 - 249.
George Psathas (2008). Larry Wieder (1938-2006). Human Studies 31 (3):241 - 242.
George Psathas (2008). In Memoriam: Larry Wieder (1938–2006). [REVIEW] Human Studies 31 (3):241-242.
Added to index2009-11-02
Total downloads21 ( #68,736 of 1,089,047 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,722 of 1,089,047 )
How can I increase my downloads?