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AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Some New Observations on 'Because (of)'
Because (of) is ambiguous between a `reason' and a `plain cause' interpretation. Presenting a semantic analysis within the framework of Discourse Representation Theory, I...
Torgrim Solstad
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Modified Numerals as Post-Suppositions
The paper provides a compositional account of cumulative readings with non-increasing modified numerals (aka van Benthem's puzzle), e.g., Exactly three boys saw exactly five m...
Adrian Brasoveanu
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Empirical Evidence for Embodied Semantics
This paper addresses the question whether and under which conditions hearers take into account the perspective of the speaker, and vice versa. Empirical evidence from computational...
Petra Hendriks
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Restricting and Embedding Imperatives
Abstract. We use imperatives to refute a na
Nate Charlow
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Equatives, Measure Phrases and NPIs
Standard semantic accounts of the equative ascribe it an `at least' meaning, deriving an `exactly' reading when necessary via scalar implicature. I argue for a particular...
Jessica Rett
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
Vagueness Facilitates Search
This paper addresses the question why language is vague. A novel answer to this question is proposed, which complements other answers suggested in the literature. It claims that va...
Kees van Deemter
AMSTERDAM
2009
9 years 5 months ago
The Semantics of Count Nouns
This paper offers an account of the semantics of count nous. I show that neither the atomic/nonatomic distinction nor the homogeneous/non-homogeneous distinction is sufficient to ...
Susan Rothstein
PSB
2010
9 years 5 months ago
Synthesis of Pharmacokinetic Pathways through Knowledge Acquisition and Automated Reasoning
teness of the knowledge bases, our approach also obtains facts through automated extraction from Medline abstracts. An essential component of our approach is to apply logical reaso...
Luis Tari, Saadat Anwar, Shanshan Liang, Jörg...
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