On the Grammar of Optative Constructions

On the Grammar of Optative Constructions

2012 | 358 Pages | ISBN: 9027255768 | PDF | 2 MB

This monograph is one of the first theoretical studies of optatives. Optative constructions express desire without an overt lexical item that means 'desire'. The author specifically investigates optatives with the syntax of embedded clauses that contain prototypical particles such as 'only'. He rejects the view that optativity arises compositionally from the standard semantics of embedded clauses and prototypical particles. The following system is proposed: Desirability is due to a generalized scalar exclamation operator EX. Furthermore, clausal properties such as factivity/counterfactuality are encoded in a Mood head, which co-determines morphological mood and complementizer choice. Finally, the prototypical particles that optatives contain are truth-conditionally vacuous presupposition triggers. As a result, these meaning components do not interact directly, but their meanings converge, with the consequence that they prototypically co-occur. This monograph is of interest for formal semanticists, syntacticians, pragmaticists and morphologists, and especially relevant for research on mood and particle semantics.

Download:

http://longfiles.com/7n8i59bzvxtl/On_the_Grammar_of_Optative_Constructions.pdf.html

[Fast Download] On the Grammar of Optative Constructions


Ebooks related to "On the Grammar of Optative Constructions" :
Modern Cantonese Phonology
Language Change and Functional Explanations
Word-Order Based Grammar
Language in Time and Space: A Festschrift for Werner Winter on the Occasion of His 80th Birthday
Himalayan Languages: Past and Present
History in English Words
The Native Speaker Concept
博雅汉?:高级飞翔?(附光?
ENGLISH COURSE ? Phonics Show ? Level 3 ? Long Vowels ? Workbook with Answer Keys (2011)
Style, Mediation, and Change: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Talking Media
Copyright Disclaimer:
This site does not store any files on its server. We only index and link to content provided by other sites. Please contact the content providers to delete copyright contents if any and email us, we'll remove relevant links or contents immediately.