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The Semantics of Incorporation: From Argument Structure to Discourse Transparency
by Donka F. Farkas and Henriette de Swart
CSLI, 2003
Cloth: 978-1-57586-419-8 | eISBN: 978-1-57586-934-6 | Paper: 978-1-57586-420-4
Library of Congress Classification P325.F367 2003
Dewey Decimal Classification 401.43

ABOUT THIS BOOK | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Distinguishing between discourse referents and thematic arguments, the analysis of incorporation proposed by Donka Farkas and Henriettë de Swart accounts for the relationship between morphological and semantic number, the contrasts between incorporated singulars and incorporated plurals, and various "shades" of discourse transparency. The framework of Discourse Representation Theory used is a theory well-suited for connecting sentence-level and discourse-level semantics.

The analysis presented in this book has important consequences for a cross-linguistic theory of anaphora. Linguists and logicians interested in discourse structure, cross-linguistic semantics, and the relationship between morpho-syntax and meaning will find this an engaging and innovative work.

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