About the Speaker: Towards a Syntax of Indexicality (Oxford by Alessandra Giorgi PDF

By Alessandra Giorgi

ISBN-10: 0199571899

ISBN-13: 9780199571895

ISBN-10: 0199571902

ISBN-13: 9780199571901

This booklet considers the semantic and syntactic nature of indexicals - linguistic expressions, as in I, you, this, that, the day gone by, tomorrow, whose reference shifts from utterance to utterance.There is a long-standing controversy as to if the semantic reference element is already current as syntactic fabric or if it is brought post-syntactically through semantic ideas of interpretation. Alessandra Giorgi resolves this controversy via an empirically grounded exploration of temporal indexicality, arguing that the speaker's temporal situation is laid out in the syntactic constitution. She helps her research with theoretical and empirical arguments in accordance with info from English, Italian, chinese language, and Romanian. Professor Giorgi addresses a few tricky and longstanding concerns within the research of temporal phenomena - together with the Italian imperfect indicative, the houses of the so-called future-in-the-past, and the houses of unfastened oblique Discourse - and exhibits that her framework can account elegantly for them all. rigorously argued, succinct, and obviously written her ebook will charm broadly to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy from graduate point upwards and to linguists attracted to the syntax-semantics interface.

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