Semantics as Science

by Larson

| ISBN: 9780262361637 | Copyright 2021

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Cover design DRAFT (pg. 1)
Preface (pg. 4)
Table of Contents (pg. 8)
Unit 1What Is Semantics (pg. 9)
Unit 2 Domain of Semantics (pg. 22)
Unit 3 The Form of Semantic Theory (pg. 30)
Unit 4 Introducting T-Theories (pg. 41)
Suggested Readings for Part I (pg. 56)
Part II Building Semantic Theories (pg. 57)
Unit 5 Simple Sentences (pg. 58)
Unit 6 Extending the Theory I (pg. 69)
Unit 7 Extending the Theory II (pg. 76)
Unit 8 Names and Predicates (pg. 89)
Unit 9 More on Predicates (pg. 101)
Unit 10 Semantic Components (pg. 125)
Unit 11 Participant Roles (pg. 144)
Unit 12 Events and Adverbs (pg. 160)
Unit 13 More on Proper Nouns (pg. 176)
Suggested Readings for Part II (pg. 188)
Part III Semantic Theories and the World (pg. 190)
Unit 14 Tense & Other Times (pg. 191)
Unit 15 Modals & Other Worlds (pg. 205)
Unit 16 Scope and Entailment (pg. 219)
Unit 17 Variable Reference and Context (pg. 235)
Unit 18 Indexicals (pg. 248)
Unit 19 "Displaced" Elements (pg. 264)
Unit 20 Quantifiers I: Sets (pg. 278)
Unit 21 Quantifiers II: Dets (pg. 288)
Unit 22 Quantifiers III: Rules (pg. 301)
Suggested Readings for Part III (pg. 313)
Part IV Semantic Theory & the Mind (pg. 315)
Unit 23 Formal Systems (pg. 316)
Unit 24 Knowing a Semantic Theory (pg. 333)
Unit 25 The Nature of Semantic Values (pg. 341)
Suggested Readings for Part IV (pg. 351)

Richard K. Larson

Richard K. Larson is Professor of Linguistics at Stony Brook University.