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  1. Tim Hunter (2011). Syntactic Effects of Conjunctivist Semantics: Unifying Movement and Adjunction. John Benjamins Pub. Company.score: 396.0
    chapter 1 Introduction 1.1 Goals In this book I will explore the syntactic and semantic properties of movement and adjunction in natural language, ...
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  2. Eve Sweetser (1990). From Etymology to Pragmatics: Metaphorical and Cultural Aspects of Semantic Structure. Cambridge University Press.score: 276.0
    This book offers a new approach to the analysis of the multiple meanings of English modals, conjunctions, conditionals, and perception verbs. Although such ambiguities cannot easily be accounted for by feature-analyses of word meaning, Eve Sweetser's argument shows that they can be analyzed both readily and systematically. Meaning relationships in general cannot be understood independently of human cognitive structure, including the metaphorical and cultural aspects of that structure. Sweetser shows that both lexical polysemy and pragmatic ambiguity are shaped (...)
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  3. P. F. Strawson (2004). Subject and Predicate in Logic and Grammar. Ashgate.score: 252.0
    P.F. Strawson's essay traces some formal characteristics of logic and grammar to their roots in general features of thought and experience.
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  4. Otto Jespersen (1965). The Philosophy of Grammar. New York, Norton.score: 252.0
    " It is the connected presentation of Jespersen's views of the general principles of grammar based on years of studying various languages through both direct ...
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  5. Gennaro Chierchia (1995). Dynamics of Meaning: Anaphora, Presupposition, and the Theory of Grammar. University of Chicago Press.score: 225.0
    In The Dynamics of Meaning , Gennaro Chierchia tackles central issues in dynamic semantics and extends the general framework. Chapter 1 introduces the notion of dynamic semantics and discusses in detail the phenomena that have been used to motivate it, such as "donkey" sentences and adverbs of quantification. The second chapter explores in greater depth the interpretation of indefinites and issues related to presuppositions of uniqueness and the "E-type strategy." In Chapter 3, Chierchia extends the dynamic approach to the (...)
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  6. Denis Bouchard (1995). The Semantics of Syntax: A Minimalist Approach to Grammar. University of Chicago Press.score: 225.0
    During the last thirty years, most linguists and philosophers have assumed that meaning can be represented symbolically and that the mental processing of language involves the manipulation of symbols. Scholars have assembled strong evidence that there must be linguistic representations at several abstract levels--phonological, syntactic, and semantic--and that those representations are related by a describable system of rules. Because meaning is so complex, linguists often posit an equally complex relationship between semantic and other levels of grammar. The Semantics of Syntax (...)
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  7. Eva Koktova (1999). Word-Order Based Grammar. Mouton De Gruyter.score: 225.0
    In this book, a new theory of grammar based on word order is proposed: a deep word order as the multipartioned communicative-information structure of the ...
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  8. Richard Gaskin (ed.) (2001). Grammar in Early Twentieth-Century Philosophy. Routledge.score: 225.0
    In this book, ten essays examine the contributions made to the issue of the philosophical significance of grammar by Frege, Russell, Bradley, Husserl, Wittgenstein, Carnap and Heidegger.
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  9. G. David Morley (2000). Syntax in Functional Grammar: An Introduction to Lexicogrammar in Systemic Linguistics. Continuum.score: 225.0
    This well-illustrated book outlines a framework for the analysis of syntactic structure from a perspective of a systematic functional grammar.
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  10. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1974). Philosophical Grammar. Blackwell.score: 216.0
    pt. 1. The proposition and its sense.--pt. 2. On logic and mathematics.
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  11. Anna Wierzbicka (1988). The Semantics of Grammar. J. Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 216.0
    Introduction 1. Language and meaning Nothing is as easily overlooked, or as easily forgotten, as the most obvious truths. The tenet that language is a tool ...
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  12. John Haiman & Pamela Munro (eds.) (1983). Switch-Reference and Universal Grammar: Proceedings of a Symposium on Switch Reference and Universal Grammar, Winnipeg, May 1981. J. Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 216.0
    The contributions to this volume are concerned with questions of form, function, and genesis of canonical switch-reference systems.
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  13. Ludwig Wittgenstein (1974). Philosophical Grammar: Part I, the Proposition, and its Sense, Part Ii, on Logic and Mathematics. University of California Press.score: 216.0
    i How can one talk about 'understanding' and 'not understanding' a proposition? Surely it is not a proposition until it's understood ? ...
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  14. Werner Abraham & Sjaak de Meij (eds.) (1986). Topic, Focus, and Configurationality: Papers From the 6th Groningen Grammar Talks, Groningen, 1984. J. Benjamins Pub. Co..score: 216.0
    INTRODUCTION WERNER ABRAHAM, LACI MARÁCZ, SJAAK DE MEY & WIM SCHERPENISSE University of Groningen The Groningen Conference on Topic, ...
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  15. Johan van der Auwera (1981). What Do We Talk About When We Talk?: Speculative Grammar and the Semantics and Pragmatics of Focus. Benjamins.score: 216.0
    This monograph deals with the aboutness of language.
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  16. Bede Rundle (1979). Grammar in Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 216.0
  17. E. J. Ashworth (1978). The Tradition of Medieval Logic and Speculative Grammar From Anselm to the End of the Seventeenth Century: A Bibliography From 1836 Onwards. Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies.score: 216.0
  18. Rolf Berndt (1976). A Contribution to a Semantically Based Approach to Grammar. Eksp, Dbk.score: 216.0
     
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  19. E. K. Brown (1982). Syntax, Generative Grammar. Hutchinson.score: 216.0
     
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  20. Alastair Butler (2004). The Syntax and Semantics of Split Constructions: A Comparative Study. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 216.0
    Split constructions are widespread in natural languages. The separation of the semantic restriction of a quantifier from that quantifier is a typical example of such a construction. This study addresses the problem that such discontinuous strings exhibit--namely, a number of locality constraints, including intervention effects. These are shown to follow from the interaction of a minimalist syntax with a semantics that directly assigns a model-theoretic interpretation to syntactic logical forms. The approach is shown to have wide empirical coverage and a (...)
     
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  21. Donald Davidson (1975). The Logic of Grammar. Dickenson Pub. Co..score: 216.0
  22. S. C. Dik (1968). Coordination: Its Implications for the Theory of General Linguistics. Amsterdam, North-Holland.score: 216.0
     
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  23. Kristian Jensen (1990). Rhetorical Philosophy and Philosophical Grammar: Julius Caesar Scaliger's Theory of Language. Fink.score: 216.0
     
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  24. Alan Keightley (1976). Wittgenstein, Grammar and God. Epworth Press.score: 216.0
     
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  25. William E. McMahon (1976). Hans Reichenbach's Philosophy of Grammar. Mouton.score: 216.0
     
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  26. Jan Nuyts & G. de Schutter (eds.) (1987). Getting One's Words Into Line: On Word Order and Functional Grammar. Foris Publications.score: 216.0
     
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  27. V. Z. Panfilov (1968). Grammar and Logic. Paris, Mouton.score: 216.0
     
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  28. Zvi Penner (1988). The Grammar of the Nominal Sentence: A Government-Binding Approach. Universitaet Bern, Institut für Sprachwissenschaft.score: 216.0
  29. Richard Gaskin (2008). The Unity of the Proposition. Oxford University Press.score: 207.0
    Truth, falsity, and unity -- Sentences, lists, and collections -- Declarative and other kinds of sentence -- Declarative sentences and propositions -- Sentences, propositions, and truth-values -- Sentences, propositions, and unity -- Unity and complexity -- Reference and supposition -- Reference and signification -- Linguistic idealism and empirical realism -- Russell on truth, falsity, and unity (I) : 1903 -- Russell on truth, falsity, and unity (II) : 1910-13 -- Russell on truth, falsity, and unity (III) : 1918 -- Sense, (...)
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  30. J. E. Miller (1985). Semantics and Syntax: Parallels and Connections. Cambridge University Press.score: 207.0
    This book is concerned with the relationship between semantics and surface structure and in particular with the way in which each is mapped into the other. Jim Miller argues that semantic and syntactic structure require different representations and that semantic structure is far more complex than many analysts realise. He argues further that semantic structure should be based on notions of location and movement. The need for a semantic component of greater complexity is demonstrated by an examination of prepositions, particles, (...)
     
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  31. Stephen C. Levinson (2000). Presumptive Meanings: The Theory of Generalized Conversational Implicature. Mit Press.score: 195.0
    When we speak, we mean more than we say. In this book Stephen C. Levinson explains some general processes that underlie presumptions in communication.
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  32. J. A. G. Groenendijk, Dick de Jongh & M. J. B. Stokhof (eds.) (1986/1987). Studies in Discourse Representation Theory and the Theory of Generalized Quantifiers. Foris Publications.score: 186.0
    Semantic Automata Johan van Ben them. INTRODUCTION An attractive, but never very central idea in modern semantics has been to regard linguistic expressions ...
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  33. Knud Lambrecht (1994). Information Structure and Sentence Form: Topic, Focus, and the Mental Representations of Discourse Referents. Cambridge University Press.score: 180.0
    Why do speakers of all languages use different grammatical structures under different communicative circumstances to express the same idea? In this comprehensive study, Professor Lambrecht explores the relationship between the structure of sentences and the linguistic and extra-linguistic contexts in which they are used. His analysis is based on the observation that the structure of a sentence reflects a speaker's assumptions about the hearer's state of knowledge and consciousness at the time of the utterance. This relationship between speaker assumptions and (...)
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  34. Chris Barker & Pauline I. Jacobson (eds.) (2007). Direct Compositionality. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
    This book examines the hypothesis of "direct compositionality", which requires that semantic interpretation proceed in tandem with syntactic combination. Although associated with the dominant view in formal semantics of the 1970s and 1980s, the feasibility of direct compositionality remained unsettled, and more recently the discussion as to whether or not this view can be maintained has receded. The syntax-semantics interaction is now often seen as a process in which the syntax builds representations which, at the abstract level of logical form, (...)
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  35. Andrew Carnie & Eithne Guilfoyle (eds.) (2000). The Syntax of the Verb Initial Languages. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
    This volume contains twelve chapters on the derivation of and the correlates to verb initial word order. The studies in this volume cover such widely divergent languages as Irish, Welsh, Scots Gaelic, Old Irish, Biblical Hebrew, Jakaltek, Mam, Lummi (Straits Salish), Niuean, Malagasy, Palauan, K'echi', and Zapotec, from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, including Minimalism, information structure, and sentence processing. The first book to take a crosslinguistic comparative approach to verb initial syntax, this volume provides new data to (...)
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  36. Robin Lee Clark (1990). Thematic Theory in Syntax and Interpretation. Routledge.score: 180.0
    Chapter one Introduction The lexicon has come to play an increasingly important role in generative grammar. The first widely read monograph on generative ...
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  37. Pierre Swiggers & Alfons Wouters (eds.) (2002). Grammatical Theory and Philosophy of Language in Antiquity. Peeters.score: 180.0
    This collective volume contains studies in the field of ancient grammar, poetics and philosophy of language.
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  38. Cedric Boeckx (2008). Bare Syntax. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
    Cedric Boeckx focuses on two core components of grammar: phrase structure and locality.
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  39. Juan Uriagereka (2008). Syntactic Anchors: On Semantic Structuring. Cambridge University Press.score: 180.0
    One of the major arenas for debate within generative grammar is the nature of paradigmatic relations among words. Intervening in key debates at the interface between syntax and semantics, this book examines the relation between structure and meaning, and analyses how it affects the internal properties of words and corresponding syntactic manifestations. Adapting notions from the Evo-Devo project in biology (the idea of 'co-linearity' between structural units and behavioural manifestations) Juan Uriagereka addresses a major puzzle: how words can be both (...)
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  40. Harry Howard (2004). Neuromimetic Semantics: Coordination, Quantification, and Collective Predicates. Elsevier.score: 180.0
    This book attempts to marry truth-conditional semantics with cognitive linguistics in the church of computational neuroscience. To this end, it examines the truth-conditional meanings of coordinators, quantifiers, and collective predicates as neurophysiological phenomena that are amenable to a neurocomputational analysis. Drawing inspiration from work on visual processing, and especially the simple/complex cell distinction in early vision (V1), we claim that a similar two-layer architecture is sufficient to learn the truth-conditional meanings of the logical coordinators and logical quantifiers. As a prerequisite, (...)
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  41. David Adger (2003). Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach. Oxford University Press.score: 180.0
    This is an introduction to the structure of sentences in human languages. It assumes no prior knowledge of linguistic theory and little of elementary grammar. It will suit students coming to syntactic theory for the first time either as graduates or undergraduates. It will also be useful for those in fields such as computational science, artificial intelligence, or cognitive psychology who need a sound knowledge of current syntactic theory.
     
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  42. Andrew Carnie (2007). Syntax: A Generative Introduction. Blackwell Pub..score: 180.0
    Building on the success of the bestselling first edition, the second edition of this textbook provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the major issues in Principles and Parameters syntactic theory, including phrase structure, the lexicon, case theory, movement, and locality conditions. Includes new and extended problem sets in every chapter, all of which have been annotated for level and skill type. Features three new chapters on advanced topics including vP shells, object shells, control, gapping and ellipsis and an additional (...)
     
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  43. Ngoni Chipere (2003). Understanding Complex Sentences: Native Speaker Variation in Syntactic Competence. Palgrave Macmillan.score: 180.0
    Is native speaker variation in understanding complex sentences due to individual differences in working memory capacity or in syntactic competence? The answer to this question has very important consequences for both theoretical and applied concerns in linguistics and education. This book is distinctive in giving an historical and interdisciplinary perspective on the rule- based and experience-based debate and in supporting an integrated account. In the study reported here, variation was found to be due to differences in syntactic competence and the (...)
     
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  44. Robert Freidin & Howard Lasnik (eds.) (2006). Syntax: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Routledge.score: 180.0
    This collection covers the fundamental concepts and analytic tools of generative transformational syntax of the last half century, from Chomsky's Morphophonemics of Modern Hebrew (1951) to the present day. It makes available, in one place, key published material on important areas such as phrase structure, transformations, and conditions on rules and representations. Presenting articles by leading contributors to the field such as Baltin, Bokovic, Bresnan, Chomsky, Cinque, Emonds, Freidin, Hale, Higginbotham, Huang, Kayne, Lasnik, McCawley, Pollock, Postal, Reinhart, Rizzi, Ross, Stowell, (...)
     
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  45. Esa Itkonen (1978). Grammatical Theory and Metascience: A Critical Investigation Into the Methodological and Philosophical Foundations of "Autonomous" Linguistics. John Benjamins.score: 180.0
    In this book, the author analyses the nature of the science of grammar.
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  46. Ton van der Wouden (1997). Negative Contexts: Collocation, Polarity and Multiple Negation. Routledge.score: 174.0
    Negative polarity is one of the more elusive aspects of linguistics and a subject which has been gaining in importance in recent years. Written from within the well-defined theoretical framework of Generalized Quantifiers, the three main areas considered in this study are collocations, polarity items and multiple negations. In this mature piece of research, van der Wouden takes into account, not only semantic and syntactic considerations, but also to a large extent, pragmatic ones illustrating a wide array of linguistic approaches.
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  47. Cedric Boeckx (2008). Understanding Minimalist Syntax: Lessons From Locality in Long-Distance Dependencies. Blackwell Pub..score: 174.0
    Understanding Minimalist Syntax introduces the logic of the Minimalist Program by analyzing well-known descriptive generalizations about long-distance dependencies. Proposes a new theory of how long-distance dependencies are formed, with implications for theories of locality, and the Minimalist Program as a whole Rich in empirical coverage, which will be welcomed by experts in the field, yet accessible enough for students looking for an introduction to the Minimalist Program.
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  48. James Higginbotham, Fabio Pianesi & Achille C. Varzi (eds.) (2000). Speaking of Events. Oxford University Press.score: 171.0
    In recent years the idea that an adequate semantics of ordinary language calls for some theory of events has sparked considerable debate among linguists and philosophers. Speaking of Events offers a vivid and up-to-date indication of this debate, with emphasis precisely on the interplay between linguistic applications and philosophical implications. Each chapter has been written expressly for this volume by leading authors in the field, including Nicholas Asher, Pier Marco Bertinetto, Johannes Brandl, Denis Delfitto, Regine Eckardt, James Higginbotham, Alessandro Lenci, (...)
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  49. Rudolf Carnap (1937). The Logical Syntax of Language. London, K. Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd..score: 171.0
    Available for the first time in 20 years, here is the Rudolf Carnap's famous principle of tolerance by which everyone is free to mix and match the rules of ...
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  50. John Lyons (1977). Semantics. Cambridge University Press.score: 171.0
    This book, which can be read independently, deals with more specifically linguistic problems in semantics and contains substantial original material.
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