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    The Algebra of Events.Emmon Bach - 1986 - Linguistics and Philosophy 9 (1):5--16.
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    Discontinous Constituents in Generalized Categorial Grammar.Emmon W. Bach - unknown
    [1]. Recently renewed interest in non transformational approaches to syntax [2] suggests that it might be well to take another look at categorial grammars, since they seem to have been neglected largely because they had been shown to be equivalent to context free phrase structure grammars in weak generative capacity and it was believed that such grammars were incapable of describing natural languages in a natural way. It is my purpose here to sketch a theory of grammar which represents a (...)
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  3. Anaphora and Semantic Structure.Emmon Bach & Barbara H. Partee - 1980 - In Barbara H. Partee (ed.), Compositionality in Formal Semantics - Selected Papers by Barbara H. Partee. Blackwell. pp. 122--152.
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    Quantification in Natural Languages.Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer & Barbara Partee (eds.) - 1995 - Kluwer Academic Publishers.
    This extended collection of papers is the result of putting recent ideas on quantification to work on a wide variety of languages.
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    In Defense of Passive.Emmon W. Bach - 1979 - Linguistics and Philosophy 3 (3):297 - 341.
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    Quantification, Pronouns, and VP Anaphora.Barbara Partee & Emmon Bach - 1984 - In Truth, Interpretation and Information,. Amsterdam: Foris Publications. pp. 99-130.
  7. Categorial Grammars and Natural Language Structures.Richard T. Oehrle, Emmon Bach & Deirdre Wheeler - 1991 - Studia Logica 50 (1):164-167.
     
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  8. On Time, Tense, and Aspect: An Essay in English Metaphysics.Emmon Bach - unknown
    In 1936, Benjamin Lee Whorf wrote a justly famous paper entitled "An American Indian Model of the Universe" (Carroll, 1956). In that paper, Whorf criticized the easy assumption that people in different cultures, speaking radically different languages, share common presuppositions about what the world is like. He contrasted the Hopi view of space and time with what he called elsewhere the Standard Average European view. For the Hopi, space and time are inherently relativistic; for the speaker of Western European languages, (...)
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  9. Informal Lectures on Formal Semantics.Emmon W. Bach - 1989
     
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  10. Universals in Linguistic Theory.Emmon Bach & R. Harms (eds.) - 1968 - Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.
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    The Metaphysics of Natural Language (S).Emmon Bach & Wynn Chao - 2012 - In Ruth M. Kempson, Tim Fernando & Nicholas Asher (eds.), Philosophy of Linguistics. North Holland. pp. 175.
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    [63] on Time, Tense, and Aspect: An Essay in English Metaphysics.Emmon Bach - unknown
    In 1936, Benjamin Lee Whorf wrote a justly famous paper entitled "An American Indian Model of the Universe" (Carroll, 1956). In that paper, Whorf criticized the easy assumption that people in different cultures, speaking radically different languages, share common presuppositions about what the world is like. He contrasted the Hopi view of space and time with what he called elsewhere the Standard Average European view. For the Hopi, space and time are inherently relativistic; for the speaker of Western European languages, (...)
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    An Extension of Classical Transformational Grammar.Emmon Bach - unknown
    0. Introductory remarks. I assume that every serious theory of language must give some explicit account of the relationship between expressions in the language described and expressions in some interpreted language which spells out the semantics of the language.1 Let's call this relationship the translation relation. Theories differ as to how this relation is specified. In the Aspects theory of syntax, taken together with a Katz-Postal view of "semantic rules", it was assumed that the relation was defined on deep structures. (...)
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    Linguistic Universals and Particulars.Emmon Bach - manuscript
    Preconference version of paper for the 17th International Congress of Linguists in Prague, July, 2003.
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    The NP-S Analysis of Relative Clauses and Compositional Semantics.Emmon Bach & Robin Cooper - 1978 - Linguistics and Philosophy 2 (1):145 - 150.
    We have sketched how it is possible to give an analysis for adjoined relative clauses which is consistent with the compositionality principle and have shown that the technique which seems necessary for this analysis can be used to provide a compositional semantics for the NP-S analysis of English relative clauses.It is unlikely that anyone working within the framework of a compositional theory would choose the NP-S analysis for English, since it is clearly much less elegant and simple, in some intuitive (...)
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    Semantic Universals.Emmon Bach - unknown
    The controversies surrounding Daniel Everett's characterization of the Amazonian language Pirahã and the Evans and Levinson paper about "the myth of language universals" (2009) are just two recent manifestations of a debate about linguistic theory and methodology that is anything but new.
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  17. Problominalization.Emmon Bach - 1970 - Linguistic Inquiry 1:121--122.
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    On Morphosemantics: The Internal Meanings of Words.Emmon Bach - unknown
    The term "morphosemantics" in the title of this talk is intended to raise a fundamental question about linguistic expressions and their meanings. When we talk about the meanings of morphemes and their combination into words should we expect to find the same kinds of meanings and combinations of meanings that we associate with the processes of putting together words into phrases? The answers to this question vary widely or even wildly across different linguists and their schools or theories. For example, (...)
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    A Note on Quantification and Blankets in Haisla.Emmon Bach - 1995 - In Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer & Barbara Partee (eds.), Quantification in Natural Languages. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 13--20.
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  20. Nouns and Noun Phrases.Emmon Bach - 1968 - In Emmon Bach & R. Harms (eds.), Universals in Linguistic Theory. Holt, Rinehart, and Winston. pp. 90--122.
     
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    Structure and Texture: Toward an Understanding of Real Languages.Emmon Bach - unknown
    About: the tensions between the inner and outer view of R-languages ("real languages"), the language-centered and theory-centered study of languages, the (often foreign) linguist and the (sometimes linguist) native speaker, description and theory, a language as a set of choices and extensions of universal grammar and as a concrete realization in a particular culture and history. The materials for this paper are drawn mostly from First Nations languages, especially those of the Pacific Northwest.
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    Reviewers of Submitted Papers During 1993.Jody Azzouni, Emmon Bach, Chris Barker, Wojciech Buzkowski, Robyn Carsten, Gennaro Chierchia, Max Cresswell, Mary Dalrymple & Martin Davies - 1993 - Linguistics and Philosophy 16:655-556.
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    ACTL Semantics: Compositionality and Morphosemantics: I: Syntactic and Semantic Assumptions: Compositionality.Emmon Bach - unknown
    Theme of two lectures: how does meaning work in grammar and lexicon? General question: Are morphemes the minimal meaningful units of language? Are the meanings of the parts of words of the same kind as those of syntax? The answer to this question has an obvious bearing on the question of the derivation of complex words "in the syntax." Is the split between syntax and morphology the proper division for asking the previous question? Answer: No. The crucial distinction is that (...)
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    On the Surface Verb Q'ay'ai Qela.Emmon Bach - 2002 - Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5-6):531-544.
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    Subordination and Mood in Western Abenaki.Emmon Bach - unknown
    Many (all?) languages regiment differences between main and subordinate clauses and between straightforward assertions and other kinds of expressions. There are two main ways of expressing grammatical differences in natural languages: structural and inflectional. Other resources: lexical, intonational, etc.
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    ACTL Semantics: Compositionality and Morphosemantics: II: Words, Morphemes, Constructions, Interpretations.Emmon Bach - unknown
    A language is specified by a Lexicon and a Grammar. A constructive grammar goes like this: The Lexicon provides a set of items. The items are associated with Categories and Denotations. The Grammar gives a recursive specification of the language by defining sets of derived expressions starting with the Lexicon as the base and allowing the combination of lexical items into expressions with their Categories and Denotations, by a rule-to-rule procedure, and so on ad libitum.
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    Source: Linguistics and Philosophy, Vol. 25, No. 5/6 (Dec., 2002), Pp. 531-544 Published By: Springer.Emmon Bach - 2002 - Linguistics and Philosophy 25 (5/6):531-544.
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    Conflict and Consensus About First Nations' Languages.Emmon Bach - unknown
    All over the world, local languages are facing possible or probable extinction. The situation is nowhere more acute than for First Nations* in the regions now called the United States of America and Canada. In the face of this situation many people have become interested in studying endangered languages. Interest in threatened languages comes from many different sides: commercial, academic, scientific, religious, and more. The most immediately affected are of course the very speakers of the languages and the communities where (...)
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  29. The Formal Complexity of Natural Language.Walter J. Savitch, Emmon Bach, William Marsh & Gila Savran-Naveh - 1991 - Studia Logica 50 (1):172-174.
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    Deixis in the Pacific Northwest: Northern Wakashan.Emmon Bach - unknown
    Summary: demonstrative and determiner systems in the Pacific Northwest show areal similarities. The categories include two or three way deictic distinctions, visibility, modality (existent - non existent), and temporal contrasts. There are formal characteristics that are shared as well. The presentation will give a preliminary survey of the features across some languages of the area, with emphasis on Northern Wakashan. Then we will look at two especially interesting categories: `just gone' in Upper North Wakashan, which combines spatial and temporal (or: (...)
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    Parochial and Universal Semantics: Semantic Typology and Little Studied Languages.Emmon Bach - unknown
    ...the true difference between languages is not in what may or may not be expressed but in what must or must not be conveyed by the speakers.
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  32. An Introduction to Transformational Grammars.Emmon Bach - 1965 - Foundations of Language 1 (2):129-132.
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    Western Abenaki: Some Other Verb Forms.Emmon Bach - unknown
    I want to do two things here today. First, I want to describe and comment on some materials in and on Western Abenaki. Second, I want to make some additions to the various lists of Western Abenaki verb forms that have been available from published sources. This will be strictly a report on work in progress. Let me make acknowledgments right off to two colleagues: Roger Higgins, who has been working on Wampanoag (Massachusett) for some years, and Roy Wright, with (...)
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    Argument Marking in Riverine Tsimshian.Emmon Bach - unknown
    Smalgyaxian (Tsimshianic): located along Nass River, the lower reaches of the Skeena and on coastal and island communities around and below mouth of Skeena and in Metlakatla, Alaska. Four languages: Coast Tsimshian (CT), Southern Tsimshian (ST); Nisg̱aʼa (Ni), Gitksan (Gi). The punctuation indicates subgrouping: Nisg̱aʼa and Gitksan are very close, the distinction being more political than linguistic. Southern Tsimshian (Sgu̎u̎x) is spoken by only a few people (in one..
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    A Chrestomathy of Chestnuts.Emmon Bach - unknown
    1. When he was in India, Burton learned Persian. 2. When Burton was in India, he learned Persian. 3. Burton learned Persian, when he was in India. 4. He learned Persian, when Burton was in India. 5. When she was in India, every woman learned Hindi. 6. When every woman was in India, she learned Hindi. 7. Every woman learned. Hindi, when she was in India. 8. When he was in. Alaska, he learned Tlingit. 9. He learned Tlingit, when he (...)
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  36. A Framework for Syntax and Semantics.Emmon Bach - 1983 - In Alex Orenstein & Rafael Stern (eds.), Developments in Semantics. Haven. pp. 2--166.
     
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  37. Is Word-Formation Compositional.Emmon Bach - 2005 - In Greg N. Carlson & Francis Jeffry Pelletier (eds.), Reference and Quantification: The Partee Effect. CSLI Publications. pp. 107--112.
     
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  38. Universals in Linguistic Theory.Emmon Bach & Robert T. Harms - 1970 - Foundations of Language 6 (4):505-561.
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