Adverbial Modification: Interval Semantics and Its Rivals by M.J. Cresswell

By M.J. Cresswell

Adverbial amendment is perhaps one of many least understood parts of linguistics. The essays during this quantity all tackle the matter of ways to offer an research of adverbial modifiers inside truth-conditional semantics. Chapters I-VI supply analyses of specific modifiers inside of a potential­ worlds framework, and have been written among 1974 and 1981. unique book information of those chapters can be chanced on on p. vi. of those, all yet bankruptcy I make crucial use of the concept the time reference inquisitive about tensed sentences can be a time period instead of a unmarried quick. the ultimate bankruptcy (Chapter VII) used to be written specifically for this quantity and investigates the query of the way the 'situation semantics' lately devised by means of Jon Barwise and John Perry, as a rival to possible-worlds semantics, may take care of adverbs. furthermore i've got incorporated an appendix to bankruptcy III and an creation which hyperlinks the entire chapters jointly.

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18 Davidson explicitly opts out of giving an analysis of slowly and his reasons obviously apply to quickly equally. They are because of the reference to a comparison class. What is said about quickly in this section, however, applies to all the cases Davidson can do. Note that quickly cannot be an extensional predicate modifier if runs is a oneplace predicate, for it is quite plausible to suppose that the extension of runs might be ADVERBS AND EVENTS 37 the same as say that of breathes without the extension of runs quickly being the same as that of breathes quickly.

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