Linguistik-Klassifikation: Semantik / Semantics
Year of publication
- 2008 (14) (remove)
- The joys and sorrows of metaphorical consumption : "mozarellas", "prostisciuttos", "muttons" and "yum-yum girls" ; foodsemy with a Romance accent (2008)
- Judging by appearances : a study of human-oriented metonymic developments in the domain of dress (2008)
- Clothes and people go together : a historical inquiry into crossing the boundaries between conceptual categories (2008)
- Hardt's surprising sloppy readings : a flat binding account (2008)
- The paper presents an additional argument for a specific account of semantic binding: the flat-binding analysis. The argument is based on observations concerning sloppy interpretations in verb phrase ellipsis when the binder is not the subject of the elided VP. In one such case, it is important that one of the binders belong to the domain of the other. This case can be derived from the flat-binding analysis as is shown in the paper, while it is unclear how to account for it within other analyses of semantic binding.
- Implicated presuppositions (2008)
- On greek illusions: a semantic account of Alexopoulou’s generalization (2008)
- Alexopoulou (2008) argues that Greek provides new evidence for the concept of binding illusions that was hypothesized by Fox and Sauerland (1996). Of special interest from my perspective is Alexopoulou’s argument that binding illusions arise not only with existential and universal quantifiers, but also with negative and interrogative quantifiers. The purpose of this note is to speculate on how to account for these kinds of binding illusions semantically building on Alexopoulou’s argument. In the following I refer to Alexopoulou’s (2008) paper as BIRG (Binding Illusions and Resumption in Greek) and to Clitic Left-Dislocation as CLLD. BIRG’s argument is based on the generalization concerning CLLD in Greek. Generally, a left-dislocated noun phrase cannot bind a pronoun in its clause in Greek.