Genericity in language. Issues of syntax logical form and interpretation.pdf

Genericity in language. Issues of syntax logical form and interpretation

Denis Delfitto

This contribution deals with the semantic manifestations and the syntactic encoding of genericity in natural language – that is, with sentences that express some kind of regularity and normativity, abstracting away from reference to specific events or facts. Assuming as a starting point the most valuable achievements of the current literature on genericity – in particular the distinction between sentence-level and NP-level genericity – this book aims at decomposing genericity into its modular components, by means of a detailed examination of the contribution of grammatical aspect – in particular imperfectivity – and of the internal syntax of noun phrases. The result is an updated Carlsonian analysis according to which generic sentences are categorical statements ascribing properties to a subject of predication. Theoretically, this case-study intends to argue in favor of an approach to the semantics of natural language that assigns a central position to the issues of logical form – in full agreement with Davidsons program in semantics – and in favor of the view that many issues of logical form can be successfully dealt with only by taking into account the contribution of formal syntax.

This chapter covers the syntax of the Groovy programming language. ... Text literals are represented in the form of chain of characters called strings. ... Groovy offers three logical operators for boolean expressions: ... The spread operator is null-safe, meaning that if an element of the collection is null, it will return null instead ... Syntax errors are mistakes in the use of the Python language, and are analogous to ... execution if it encounters a runtime error – a problem which was not detected when the ... The error is caused by a mistake in the program's logic. ... have been moved or deleted, and the user may enter data which is not in the right format.

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Genericity in language. Issues of syntax logical form and interpretation.pdf


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Sofi Voighua

Syntax interfacing with semantics. The notion of Logical Form was originally invented for the purpose of determining quantifier scope. As the theory around the Minimalist program developed, all output conditions, such as theta-criterion, the case filter, Subjacency and binding theory, are examined at the level of LF.The study of LF is more broad than the study of syntax.

Mattio Mazio

The problem is explained in Effective Java, 3rd Edition, Item 31: Use bounded wildcards to ... First, generic types in Java are invariant, meaning that List is not a ... For example, consider the addAll() method from Collection interface. ... by the high-level program logic but cannot be inferred directly by the compiler. 14 Feb 2002 ... Using the simplified syntax makes this harder. NOTE: For example, another XML language (AXL) might also use an axl:version on the document ...

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Jason Statham

For example, Derivational Morphology is a word-building process by which we ... "do" which is lexical and thus contains very general generic verb meaning (as in the ... Lexical Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives, Adverbs are labeled as Form Class words ... So, returning to the issue of language providing a potentially infinite set of ...

Jessica Kolhmann

that generics have a logical form akin to sentences containing explicit ... scope ambiguities with negation, operators, quantifiers (cf. for example ... in any known language, and that this is strange given that generics play such an ... analysis of generics is met by difficulties when faced with examples such as ( a) and. ( a):.