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  1. Imperatives and Modals.Paul Portner - 2007 - Natural Language Semantics 15 (4):351-383.
    Imperatives may be interpreted with many subvarieties of directive force, for example as orders, invitations, or pieces of advice. I argue that the range of meanings that imperatives can convey should be identified with the variety of interpretations that are possible for non-dynamic root modals (what I call ‘priority modals’), including deontic, bouletic, and teleological readings. This paper presents an analysis of the relationship between imperatives and priority modals in discourse which asserts that, just as declaratives contribute to the Common (...)
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    Formal Semantics - the Essential Readings.Paul H. Portner & Barbara H. Partee (eds.) - 2002 - Blackwell.
    This is a collection of papers that helped shape the field of formal semantics in linguistics.
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    Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning.Paul Portner, Claudia Maienborn & Klaus von Heusinger (eds.) - 2011 - Mouton De Gruyter.
    This handbook comprises, in three volumes, an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in linguistic semantics from a wide variety of perspectives. It contains 112 articles written by leading scholars from around the world. These articles present detailed, yet accessible, introductions to key issues, including the analysis of specific semantic categories and constructions, the history of semantic research, theories and theoretical frameworks, methodology, and relationships with related fields; moreover, they give expert guidance on topics of debate within the (...)
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    Mood.Paul Portner - 2018 - Oxford University Press.
    This book presents the essential background for understanding semantic theories of both verbal mood and sentence mood. Paul Portner evaluates and compares the theories, draws connections between seemingly disparate approaches, and highlights the most significant insights in the literature to provide a clearer understanding of how mood works.
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    The Semantics of Mood, Complementation, and Conversational Force.Paul Portner - 1997 - Natural Language Semantics 5 (2):167-212.
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    Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning.Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2011 - De Gruyter Mouton.
    This handbook comprises, in three volumes, an in-depth presentation of the state of the art in linguistic semantics from a wide variety of perspectives. It contains 112 articles written by leading scholars from around the world. These articles present detailed, yet accessible, introductions to key issues, including the analysis of specific semantic categories and constructions, the history of semantic research, theories and theoretical frameworks, methodology, and relationships with related fields; moreover, they give expert guidance on topics of debate within the (...)
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    What is Meaning: Fundamentals of Formal Semantics.Paul H. Portner - 2005 - Blackwell.
    What is Meaning? Fundamentals of Formal Semantics is a concise introduction to the field of semantics as it is actually practiced. Through simple examples, pictures, and metaphors, Paul Portner presents the field’s key ideas about how language works. Explains the fundamental ideas and some of the most significant results of modern semantic theory Combines foundational discussion with simplified analyses of complex phenomena to provide readers with a sense of the fascination to be found in the details of the human language (...)
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  8. The Semantics and Pragmatics of the Perfect.Paul Portner - 2003 - Linguistics and Philosophy 26 (4):459-510.
    The English perfect involves two fundamental components of meaning: a truth-conditional one involving temporal notions and a current relevance presupposition best expressed in terms drawn from the analysis of modality. The proposal made here draws much for the Extended Now theory, but improves on it by showing that many aspects of the perfect's meaning may be factored out into independent semantic or pragmatic principles.
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  9. Perfect and Progressive.Paul Portner - 2011 - In Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.), Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning. De Gruyter Mouton. pp. 1.
     
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  10. Semantics: An International Handbook of Natural Language Meaning.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2011 - De Gruyter Mouton.
    I. Foundations of semantics 1. Meaning in linguistics 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Introduction Truth Compositionality Context and discourse Meaning in contemporary ...
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    A Syntactic Analysis of Interpretive Restrictions on Imperative, Promissive, and Exhortative Subjects.Paul Portner - unknown
    In this paper we address a long standing issue concerning imperative subjects: What explains their semantic association with the addressee? We do so by working at the intersection of syntax and semantics and by taking into account data from two other clause types, exhortatives and promissives. These types are minimally different from imperatives and yet have not been examined in the same light. We will show that, by adding these missing pieces to the puzzle, we obtain a clearer picture of (...)
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    The Semantics and Pragmatics of Topic Phrases.Paul Portner & Katsuhiko Yabushita - 1998 - Linguistics and Philosophy 21 (2):117-157.
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    Quantification, Events, and Gerunds.Paul Portner - 1995 - In Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer & Barbara Partee (eds.), Quantification in Natural Languages. Kluwer Academic Publishers. pp. 619--659.
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  14. Deontic Logic and Normative Systems: 15th International Conference, DEON 2020/2021.Fenrong Liu, Alessandra Marra, Paul Portner & Frederik Van De Putte (eds.) - 2021 - College Publications.
     
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  15. Meaning in Linguistics.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner - 2019 - In Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.), Semantics: foundations, history and methods. De Gruyter.
     
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  16. Semantics: Foundations, History and Methods.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Discover vital research on the lexical and cognitive meanings of words. In this exciting book from a team of world-class researchers, in-depth articles explain a wide range of topics, including thematic roles, sense relation, ambiguity and comparison. The authors focus on the cognitive and conceptual structure of words and their meaning extensions such as coercion, metaphors and metonymies. The book features highly cited material available in paperback for the first time since its publication and is an essential starting point for (...)
     
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  17. Semantics: Interfaces.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Explore the exciting research where semantics meets morphology, syntax and pragmatics. In this book, leading researchers use in-depth articles to explain a wide range of topics at these interfaces, including the semantics of intonation, inflection, compounding, argument structure, type shifting, compositionality, implicature, context dependence, deixis and presupposition. Now in paperback for the first time since its original publication, the highly cited material in this book is an ideal starting point for anyone interested in semantics where it crosses over with other (...)
     
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  18. Semantics - Lexical Structures and Adjectives.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter.
    Discover vital research on the lexical and cognitive meanings of words. In this exciting book from a team of world-class researchers, in-depth articles explain a wide range of topics, including thematic roles, sense relation, ambiguity and comparison. The authors focus on the cognitive and conceptual structure of words and their meaning extensions such as coercion, metaphors and metonymies. The book features highly cited material available in paperback for the first time since its publication and is an essential starting point for (...)
     
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  19. Semantics: Theories.Claudia Maienborn, Klaus von Heusinger & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
    Now in paperback for the first time since its original publication, the material gathered here is perfect for anyone who needs a detailed and accessible introduction to the important semantic theories. Designed for a wide audience, it will be of great value to linguists, cognitive scientists, philosophers, and computer scientists working on natural language. The book covers theories of lexical semantics, cognitively oriented approaches to semantics, compositional theories of sentence semantics, and discourse semantics. This clear, elegant explanation of the key (...)
     
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  20. Semantics: Noun Phrases, Verb Phrases and Adjectives.Paul Portner, Klaus von Heusinger & Claudia Maienborn (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter.
     
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  21. Semantics: Sentence and Information Structure.Paul Portner, Claudia Maienborn & Klaus von Heusinger (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter.
     
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  22. Literaturrevolution, 1910-1925 Dokumente, Manifeste, Programme.Paul Pörtner - 1960 - H. Luchterhand.
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  23. Semantics: Typology, Diachrony and Processing.Klaus von Heusinger, Claudia Maienborn & Paul Portner (eds.) - 2019 - Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
    Now available in paperback for the first time since its original publication, the material in this book provides a broad, accessible guide to semantic typology, crosslinguistic semantics and diachronic semantics. Coming from a world-leading team of authors, the book also deals with the concept of meaning in psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics, and the understanding of semantics in computer science. It is packed with highly cited, expert guidance on the key topics in the field, making it a bookshelf essential for linguists, cognitive (...)
     
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