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Two-dimensional Semantics : Clausal Adjuncts and Complements

Two-dimensional Semantics : Clausal Adjuncts and Complements
Two-dimensional Semantics
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Clausal Adjuncts and Complements
This book argues that while some adjuncts and complements contribute regular assertions, others operate in the conventional implicature dimension, which expresses additional side comments. This distinction of semantic dimension is shown as necessary to account for regular vs. speech act uses of 'weil' vs. 'denn' (because) in German, for regular vs. relevance conditionals, as well as certain sentence adverbs. Further, a new two-dimensional analysis is crucial to account for the differences between parenthetical-like sliftings and true verb-second embedded clauses in German
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Two-dimensional Semantics : Clausal Adjuncts and Complements
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  • 1 Introduction; 2 Two-Dimensional Semantics; 2.1 Conventional Implicature; 2.2 Conventional Implicatures vs. Presuppositions; 2.2.1 A Discourse Logic; 3 Sentence Adverbs; 3.1 Types of Sentence Adverbs; 3.2 Semantic Unembeddability; 3.2.1 Antecedent of Conditionals; 3.2.2 Questions; 3.2.3 Negation; 3.2.4 Denial; 3.2.5 Attitude Verbs; 3.2.6 Semantic (Un)embeddability of Sentence Adverbs; 3.3 Properties of German Sentence Adverbs; 3.3.1 The probably Type; 3.3.2 The unfortunately Type; 3.3.3 The frankly Type; 3.3.4 Frankly Speaking; 3.3.5 Properties of Three Types of Sentence Adverbs
  • 3.4 Sentence Adverbs on Two Semantic Dimensions3.5 Syntax/Semantics Mismatch; 3.5.1 An Anaphoric Approach to Utterance Modification; 3.6 Summary; 4 Denn and Weil -- Causal Connectives in Two Dimensions; 4.1 Data; 4.1.1 Two German Words for 'Because'; 4.1.2 Epistemic and Speech Act Uses; 4.1.3 Three Exceptions to the Use of Denn; 4.2 Previous Work; 4.2.1 The Performative Analysis; 4.2.2 Denn and Antibackgrounding; 4.3 Semantics of denn; 4.3.1 Denn as a Conventional Implicature Item; 4.3.2 Unembeddability of denn; 4.3.3 Formalizing denn's Semantics; 4.4 Syntax of denn
  • 4.5 The Distribution of denn vs. weil Explained4.5.1 Denn in Epistemic and Speech Act Causal Sentences; 4.5.2 Three Exceptions to the Use of denn; 4.6 Further Issues; 4.6.1 Epistemic and Speech Act Uses of weil; 4.6.2 English because; 4.6.3 Embedding under Non-Restrictive Relative Clauses; 4.7 Summary; 5 Relevance Conditionals -- If on Another Dimension; 5.1 Crucial Properties of Relevance Conditionals; 5.1.1 Semantic Unembeddability; 5.1.2 Illocutionary Status of the Consequent; 5.1.3 Syntactic Unintegration; 5.2 The Analysis: 'If' on Two Dimensions; 5.2.1 Proposal
  • 5.2.2 Net Effect of the If-Clause in RCs5.2.3 Discussion; 5.3 Previous Accounts; 5.3.1 Conditional Assertion Accounts; 5.3.2 Existential Quantification over Potential Literal Acts; 5.3.3 Relevance Conditionals as Topics; 5.4 Summary; 6 A Paradigm of Adjuncts on Two Dimensions; 6.1 Taking Stock; 6.1.1 Syntactic Unintegration; 6.1.2 Argument Types of CI Modifiers; 6.2 Although; 6.3 Modifiers on Different Dimensions; 7 Complement Clauses; 7.1 Attitude Verbs and Their Complements; 7.1.1 V2 Embedding; 7.1.2 Slifting; 7.1.3 Properties of Slifting vs. V2 embedding
  • 7.2 Verbs that Allow Slifting and V2 Complements7.2.1 Which verbs allow V2 complements?; 7.2.2 Which Verbs do Not Allow V2 Complements?; 7.2.3 Slifting Verbs; 7.2.4 Generalization: Epistemicity; 7.3 Slifting as Evidentials; 7.3.1 Analysis; 7.3.2 Slifting and Verb Classes; 7.3.3 Slifting and Semantic Embedding; 7.3.4 Summary: Slifting; 7.4 V2 Complement Clauses; 7.4.1 Analysis; 7.4.2 V2 Complement Clauses and Verb Classes; 7.4.3 V2 Complement Clauses and Semantic Embedding; 7.4.4 Summary: V2 Complement Clauses; 7.5 Summary: V2 Complements & Slifting; 8 Conclusion; Bibliography; Term Index
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