By Anna Asbury, Jakub Dotlacil, Berit Gehrke, Rick Nouwen

ISBN-10: 9027255032

ISBN-13: 9789027255037

The class P belongs to a much less studied region in theoretical linguistics, which has only in the near past attracted significant cognizance. This quantity brings jointly pioneering paintings on adpositions in spatial family members from assorted theoretical and cross-linguistic views. the typical topic in those contributions is the advanced semantic and syntactic constitution of PPs. Analyses are offered in numerous assorted frameworks and techniques, together with generative syntax, optimality theoretic semantics and syntax, formal semantics, mathematical modeling, lexical syntax, and pragmatics. one of the languages featured intimately are English, German, Hebrew, Igbo, Italian, eastern, and Persian. This quantity might be of curiosity to scholars and researchers of formal semantics, syntax and language typology, in addition to students with a extra normal curiosity in spatial cognition.

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Considering the silent place hypotheses suggested for Greek and Hebrew locatives in Terzi (2006, to appear) and Botwinik-Rotem (this volume), she argues that a null place element in the extended PP can account for several nominal properties of these Ps. At the same time these Ps are distinct from true nouns, their only nominal property being that they can modify nouns, including the silent place element. Finally, she shows how the entire structure can capture various phenomena characterising this particular prepositional class.

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