By Cleo A. Condoravdi
First released in 1997, this publication makes a speciality of the semantics of yes and indefinite descriptions — taking the presuppositional conception of definiteness and indefiniteness proposed by means of Heim as a place to begin. It seeks to teach that there exists a different form of indefinites that experience an interpretation generally linked to definites. It extra argues that the felicity stipulations linked to indefinite NP’s can differ and develops a extra fine-grained concept of novelty in the framework of dossier switch Semantics. extra as a rule, this paintings should be visible as supplying an empirical argument in favour of a dynamic thought of which means and opposed to the extra conventional truth-conditional theory.
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Descriptions in Context: Volume 4 (Routledge Library Editions: Semantics and Semiology) by Cleo A. Condoravdi