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The semantics of definite and indefinite noun phrases

by Irene Heim

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Published by Garland Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Grammar, Comparative and general -- Noun phrase.,
  • Definiteness (Linguistics),
  • Semantics (Philosophy)

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. 409-413.

    StatementIrene Heim.
    SeriesOutstanding dissertations in linguistics
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsP271 .H38 1988
    The Physical Object
    Pagination413 p. :
    Number of Pages413
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2047364M
    ISBN 100824051882
    LC Control Number88024577

    About this book. Indefinites and the Type of Sets explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects. Provides an introduction to aspects of the semantics of noun phrases, as well as comparing alternate theories. Explores a new theory of indefinite noun phrase interpretation and definiteness effects. • Indefinite noun phrases can be referring expressions, depending on the context: a man in ‘A man came looking for you’, but not in ‘A man has to watch his back’. ambiguos cases-resolved by the use of certain following the indefinite article. • Definite noun phrases (proper names, pe rsonal pronouns, longer descriptive.

    Articles are used before nouns or noun equivalents and are a type of adjective. The definite article (the) is used before a noun to indicate that the identity of the noun is known to the reader. The indefinite article (a, an) is used before a noun that is general or when its identity is not known. There are certain situations in which a noun. University of Massachusetts; Amherst: The semantics of definite and indefinite, noun phrases. Heller D, Gorman KS, Tanenhaus MK. To name or to describe: shared knowledge affects choice of referential form. Topics in Cognitive Science. ; 4 (2)– [PMC free article] Kadmon N. Uniqueness. Linguistics and Philosophy.

      Generic noun phrases are noun phrases that have been said to pick out a class of individuals or a species. Syntactically, they can be definite or indefinite, singular or plural. My dissertation is concerned with the representation of generic NPs. One topic I discuss is the semantics of bare plurals. I argue, contra Carlson (), that bare plurals are ambiguous.   • Indefinite noun phrases can be referring expressions, depending on the context: a man in ‘A man came looking for you’, but not in ‘A man has to watch his back’.ambiguos cases- resolved by the use of certain following the indefinite article. • Definite noun phrases (proper names, personal pronouns, longer descriptiveexpressions.


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Subject Area. Linguistics. Recommended Citation. HEIM, IRENE ROSWITHA, "THE SEMANTICS OF DEFINITE AND INDEFINITE NOUN PHRASES" ().Cited by: She is the author of The Semantics of Definite and Indefinite Noun Phrases () and, with Angelika Kratzer, is Founder and Editor of Natural Language Semantics.

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show more. indefinite NP a book in (5), which on the DRS-level has identical function with a book in (1 a), i.e. DR introduction, is correctly interpreted as a universal qnantifier. The internal structure of DRSes allows one to formulate an Definite Noun Phrases and the Semantics of Discourse Manfred Pinkal.

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Studies in Linguistics and. English, the is referred to as “the definite article”, and a/an as “the indefinite article”.

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Get this from a library. The semantics of definite and indefinite noun phrases. [Irene Roswitha Heim]. This book is a collection of original research articles on the representation and in- terpretation of indefinite and definite noun phrases, anaphoric pronouns, and closely related issues such as reference, scope and quantifier movement.

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Hardegree, Formal Semantics, 1 of 8 1. Indefinite Noun Phrases In English, and many other languages, a common-noun-phrase may be prefixed by an indefinite article, the resulting phrase being what we shall call an indefinite noun phrase.

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One paper presents a diachronic study of the emergence of article systems. On the issue of how languages with and without articles guide the hearer to the conclusion that a given noun phrase should be interpreted as definite, specific or non-specific, the studies in this paper argue for similar strategies.

Compositional Semantics, Chapter 8: Indefinite Noun Phrases 5 of 4. New Proposal. By way of accounting for indefinite noun phrases, we propose the following. (1) Indefinite noun phrases have type C.

(2) Type C is equivalent to type D, where is a special new junction (sum). (3) -phrases are sometimes promoted to -phrases. In my dissertation I develop a uniform, purely-referential account of all singular definite noun phrases. The first chapter (corresponding to the paper "Reference and Communication") argues that names, pronouns and definite description are.

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Author of The semantics of definite and indefinite noun phrases, Semantics in generative grammar The semantics of definite and indefinite noun phrases by Irene Heim. First published in Accessible book, Protected DAISY.Barbara Kenyon Abbott (born ) is an American earned her PhD in linguistics in at the University of California at Berkeley under the supervision of George Lakoff.

From toshe was a professor in the department of linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian, and African languages at Michigan State University, with a joint appointment in philosophy.THE SEMANTICS OF DEFINITE AND INDEFINITE NOUN PHRASES.

By IRENE ROSWITHA HEIM. Abstract. Logical semanticists have standardly analyzed definite and indefinite descriptions as quantifiers, and definite pronouns as variables. This dissertation explores an alternative analysis, according to which all definites and indefinites are quantifier-free.