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By Robert May

This learn specializes in the relation of syntactic and semantic constitution. It investigates the concept that inside of generative grammar there's a point of linguistic illustration Logical shape. Its major assumption is this is a degree of word constitution illustration, derived by way of transformational operations from S-structure, and over which formal semantic interpretations are defined.The e-book explores Logical shape by means of focusing totally on quantificational phenomena and on how their specific syntactic illustration interacts with quite a few syntactic and semantic houses. one of the subject matters mentioned are the interactions of wh and quantified words, certain variable anaphora, branching quantifiers, extraposition and a number of interrogation.Logical shape includes numerous technical recommendations: the inspiration that LF-movement heavily approximates "Move α," a brand new method of characterizing quantifier scope, which makes primary use of the inspiration of "government," a singular interpretation of the relation of syntactic nodes and express projections, and an software of direction conception to the syntactic constitution of Logical Form.Robert could is Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Barnard university, Columbia college. Logical shape is Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 12.

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