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The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics

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Gutzmann, Daniel / Matthewson, Lisa / Meier, Cecile / Rullmann, Hotze / Zimmerman, Thomas E. (Editor)

The Companions to Linguistics (CNLZ) series


1. Edition December 2020
3360 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-118-78831-8
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An inclusive survey of linguistic semantics, written by prominent experts in the field

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics provides a thorough investigation of issues and phenomena central to the development of modern semantics and its interfaces. Presenting in-depth chapters written by leading experts in the field, this book investigates competing analyses and approaches, examines their conceptual foundations, and evaluates them as applied to various languages. This authoritative collection enables scholars and students of semantics--as well as those from associated areas of linguistics such as syntacticians--to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the subject and the developments in the field.

Presenting over 100 case studies, the collection of chapters within this Companion is organized in alphabetical order for ease of reference. This key reference work:
* Provides detailed coverage of the major developments in linguistic semantics over the past several decades
* Demonstrates how research can identify differences and similarities in a variety of languages
* Presents studies that encompass well-delimited empirical areas and play important roles in theoretical debates
* Identifies topics via famous example sentences

The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Semantics is a valuable reference work for scholars, researchers, academics, and students in linguistics and related areas.

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Actuality Entailments
Valentine Hacquard

Massimo Poesio

Anankastic conditionals
Kjell Johan Sæbø

Aspectual composition: Drinking (a glass of) milk
Markus Egg

Attitude Verbs
Hazel Pearson

Bare singulars
Alan Munn & Cristina Schmitt

Biscuit conditionals
Kyle Rawlins

Boolean and non-Boolean conjunction
Viola Schmitt

Clausal vs. phrasal comparatives
Winfried Lechner

Complex Demonstratives
Geoff Georgi

Michael Johnson

Concealed Questions
Ilaria Frana

Conceptual spaces and semantic similarities of colors
Gerhard Jäger

Context and Conversation
Mitchell Green

Copular Sentences
Caroline Heycock

Jo-Wang Lin

Count nouns vs. Mass nouns
Susan Rothstein

Ana Arregui

Cécile Meier

Dimensions of meaning
Daniel Gutzmann

Discourse particles
Patrick G. Grosz

Distributivity, Collectivity, and Cumulativity
Lucas Champollion

Donkey Anaphora
Adrian Brasoveanu & Jakub Dotlacil

Ellipsis and Identity
Daniel Hardt

Epistemic Modality
Igor Yanovich

E-Type Pronouns
Rick Nouwen

Evaluative Predicates beyond fun and tasty
Carla Umbach

Sarah Murray

Elena Castroviejo

Elin McCready

Family Resemblance and Prototypes
Galit Sassoon

Free choice disjunction
Marie-Christine Meyer

Free Choice Items and Modal Indefinites
"Luis Alonso-Ovalle & Paula Menéndez-Benito"

Free Relatives
Radek Simík

Gradable adjectives and degree expressions
Marcin Morzycki

Graded Modality
Daniel Lassiter

Manfred Sailer

Magda Kaumann

Ashwini Deo

Indefinite-interrogative affinity
Edgar Onea

Index-Dependence and Embedding
Orin Percus

Isidora Stojanovic

Indicative Conditionals
Katrin Schulz & Robert van Rooij

Information Structure
Beáta Gyuris

Intensional Transitive Verbs
Florian Schwarz

Intentional Identity
Robert van Rooij

Intervention effects
Clemens Steiner-Mayr

Inverse linking constructions
Malte Zimmermann

Kinds of (Non)Specificity
"Donka F. Farkas & Adrian Brasoveanu"

Lexical aspect (Aktionsart)
Hana Filip

Lexical decomposition
Irene Rapp & Arnim von Stechow

Linguistic relativity: From Whorf to now
Jürgen Bohnemeyer

Literal vs enriched meaning
Paul Elbourne

Logical Omniscience
Paul Egré

Matrix and embedded presuppositions: projection, accommodation, cancellation, and ambiguities
Raj Singh

Measure phrases
Greg Scontras

Mixed Quotation
Emar Maier

Modal concord
Janneke van Wijnbergen-Huitink

Modal Subordination: It would eat you first!
Craige Roberts

Modal-Temporal Interactions
"Anamaria Falaus & Brenda Laca"

Modified Numerals
Benjamin Spector

Negative Indefinites and negative concord
Doris Penka

Negative polarity
Vincent Homer

Nominal vs. Adverbial Quantification
Stefan Hinterwimmer

Nominalizations: The Case of Nominalizations of Modal Predicates
Friederike Moltmann

Nonlocal adjectival modification
Bernhard Schwarz

Non-restrictive nominal modification
Cathrine Fabricius-Hansen

Noun Incorporation
"Sandra Chung & William A. Ladusaw"

Ana Müller + Luciana Sanchez-Mendes

Possible Worlds Semantics for Pictures
Dorit Abusch

Pragmatic Accommodation
"Mikhail Kissine & Myrto Pantazi"

Presuppositional Binding
Rob van der Sandt

Progressive: The Imperfective paradox
Alessandro Zucchi

Prosodic focus
Michael Wagner

Quantifiers, Scope, and Pseudo-Scope
Wolfgang Sternefeld

Quantity Implicatures
Uli Sauerland + Andreea Nicolae

"Questions and interrogatives, exhaustivity vs. quantificational variability"
Paul Hagstrom

Representing Intensionality
Thomas Ede Zimmermann

Rhetorical Relations
"Katja Jasinskaja & Elena Karagjosova"

Semantic Change
Dirk Geeraerts

Semantic Parameters and Universals
Sigrid Beck

Semantics of English intonation: A leopard? A leopard!
Hubert Truckenbrodt

Semantics vs. Pragmatics
Daniel Gutzmann

Sequence of Tense
Yael Sharvit

Spatial prepositions and locatives in formal semantics
Marcus Kracht

Speaker's Reference
Barbara Abbott

Strong and Weak Nominals
Louise McNally

Systematic Polysemy
Johannes Dölling

Temporal Properties of Noun Phrases
Judith Tonhauser

Tense and Temporal Adverbs
Daniel Altshuler

The Interpretation of Tense
"Toshiyuki Ogihara & Kiyomi Kusumoto"

The Linguistic and Philosophical Status of 'Impossible Words'
John Collins

The Name and Nature of Neg-Raising
Jon Robert Gajewski

The Parameters of Indirect Speech
Regine Eckardt

The Partee Paradox
Sebastian Löbner

The Perfect
Atle Grønn & Arnim von Stechow

The Semantics and Pragmatics of Appositives
Philippe Schlenker

The subjunctive
Josep Quer

Satoshi Tomioka

Type Shifting: The Partee Triangle
Herman Hendriks

Vagueness and Natural Language Semantics
"Heather Burnett & Peter Sutton"

Weak necessity
Aynat Rubinstein

Wide Scope Indefinites
Cornelia Ebert
Daniel Gutzmann is Senior Lecturer in German Linguistics at the University of Cologne, Germany. His research interests are semantics, pragmatics, and syntax. He is the author of Use-Conditional Meaning (2015) and The Grammar of Expressivity (2019), as well as co-editor of Beyond Expressives (2013), Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation (2014), and Secondary Content (2019).

Lisa Matthewson is Professor of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests center on semantic variation and universals. She is co-editor of Methodologies in Semantic Fieldwork (2015) and editor of Quantification: A Cross-Linguistic Perspective (2008) and is author of When I Was Small - I Wan Kwikws: A Grammatical Analysis of St'át'imcets Oral Narratives (2005) and Determiner Systems and Quantificational Strategies: Evidence from Salish (1998).

Cécile Meier is Senior Lecturer at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. She has worked on the interpretation of adjectives and comparison constructions and on definiteness. She is a co-editor of Approaches to Meaning: Composition, Values, and Interpretation (2014) and Subjective Meaning: Alternatives to Relativism (2016).

Hotze Rullmann is Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia, Canada. He is co-editor of Perspectives on Negation and Polarity Items (2001) and has published on a variety of topics in semantics, including questions, comparatives, negative polarity, focus particles, modality, and the interaction of modals with tense and aspect.

Thomas Ede Zimmermann is Professor of Formal Semantics at Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, Germany. His main research interests include descriptive compositional semantics, the logical foundations of semantics, and philosophy of language. In addition to his book publications, which include the co-authored Introduction to Semantics (2013), he has also published more than 50 research papers and is former editor of the Linguistics and Philosophy journal.