1st Edition

Topics in the Syntax and Semantics of Infinitives and Gerunds

ISBN 9781138208506
Published March 28, 2018 by Routledge
492 Pages

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Book Description

This title, first published in 1988, is an inquiry into the nature of predication in natural language. The study is based on the hypothesis that infinitives and gerunds are not clausal or propositional constructions and attempts to provide support for such a hypothesis, whilst also drawing from analysis of various anaphoric phenomena. This title will be of interest to students of language and linguistics.

Table of Contents

1. Theories of Properties and Natural Language Semantics  2. Locally Configurational Grammar  3. Distributional Properties of Predicative Expressions and the Semantics of Nominalization  4. Control and Semantic Structure

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Gennaro Chierchia is Haas Foundations Professor of Linguistics at Harvard. He is a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow. His work and study focus on areas including semantics, pragmatics, philosophy of language, and language pathology.