By Robert May

This examine specializes in the relation of syntactic and semantic constitution. It investigates the proposal that inside generative grammar there's a point of linguistic illustration Logical shape. Its major assumption is this is a degree of word constitution illustration, derived via transformational operations from S-structure, and over which formal semantic interpretations are defined.The e-book explores Logical shape via focusing totally on quantificational phenomena and on how their specific syntactic illustration interacts with numerous syntactic and semantic homes. one of the themes mentioned are the interactions of wh and quantified words, certain variable anaphora, branching quantifiers, extraposition and a number of interrogation.Logical shape comprises numerous technical thoughts: the idea that LF-movement heavily approximates "Move α," a brand new method of characterizing quantifier scope, which makes primary use of the thought of "government," a singular interpretation of the relation of syntactic nodes and specific projections, and an software of course idea to the syntactic constitution of Logical Form.Robert may perhaps is Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Barnard university, Columbia collage. Logical shape is Linguistic Inquiry Monograph 12.

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