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AuthorLandman, Fred. author
TitleEvents and Plurality [electronic resource] : The Jerusalem Lectures / by Fred Landman
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2000
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4359-2
Descript 396 p. 1 illus. online resource

SUMMARY

JERUSALEM LECTURES In 1992, I was a Lady Davis Fellow in the English Department at the Hebrew Univerยญ sity of Jerusalem. In the context of this, Edit Doron asked me to present a series of weekly evening lectures. The idea was that I would be talking about my own current research on plurality in an event based theory, without the restraints that a nonnal seminar fonnat would imยญ pose: i.e. the idea was that I would actually get to the part where I would talk about my own work. At the same time, Edit added, it would be nice if, rather than just presupposing or presenting a neo-Davidsonian framework to develop my analysis of plurality, I could provide a more general setting of the problems by discussing in some depth the archiยญ tecture of event arguments and thematic roles. In particular, Terry Parsons' book, Parยญ sons 1990, had appeared relatively recently, and there was real interest among the audience in discussing Parsons' arguments for events and roles


CONTENT

Lecture One: Arguments for the Davidsonian Theory -- 1.1. The Davidsonian Theory -- 1.2. The Modifier Argument -- 1.3. Modification of States -- 1.4. Explicit Reference to Events -- 1.5. Explicit Reference to States -- 1.6. Perception Reports -- Lecture Two: The Neo-Davisonian Theory, The Unique Role Requirement and the Language of Events -- 2.1. Finegrainedness and the Unique Role Requirement -- 2.2. The Formal Theory -- Lecture Three: The Neo-Davidsonian Theory and Its Rivals -- 3.1. Passive Sensitive Adverbials -- 3.2. Passives -- 3.3. Multiple Roles -- 3.4. The Argument Extension Alternative -- Lecture Four: Schaโ{128}{153}s Theory of Plurality -- 4.1. Plurality Structures -- 4.2. Schaโ{128}{153}s language of Plurality -- 4.3. Schaโ{128}{153}s Grammar -- 4.4. Plurality in Schaโ{128}{153}s Theory -- 4.5. The Interpretations of Numerical Noun Phrases -- 4.6. The Analysis of Cumulative Readings -- Lecture Five: Distributivity, Collectivity and Cumulativity -- 5.1. The Language of Plurality -- 5.2. Linkโ{128}{153}s Theory of Plurality -- 5.3. Distributivity in Landman 1989A -- 5.4. Thematic and Non-Thematic Roles -- Lecture Six: Plural Roles, Scope and Event Types -- 6.1. The Language of Events and Plurality -- 6.2. Collectivity and Distributivity -- 6.3. Three Theories of Scope and Plurality -- 6.4. Cover Readings -- Lecture Seven: Maximalization on Event Types -- 7.1. ExactlyImplicatures -- 7.2. Scalar Triggers and Maximalization Triggers -- 7.3. The Maximalization Conglomerate -- 7.4. Local Assertions and Core Implicatures -- 7.5. Tracing the Origins of the Ideas -- 7.6. Maximalization in Mixed Cases -- Appendix: Defining Upward and Downward Entailingness for Cardinality Relations -- Lecture Eight: Maximalization on Argument State Types -- 8.1. Maximalization and Scope -- 8.2. Properties and Argument State Types -- 8.3. The Scope Theory -- 8.4. Maximalization on Argument State Types -- 8.5. Readings Predicted by the Scope Theory -- 8.6. Shifting Scopal Relations to Plural Argument State Types -- Lecture Nine: Against Binary Quantifiers -- 9.1. Binary Quantifiers: Some Introductory Methodological Moaning -- 9.2. Binary Quantifiers Versus Binary Determiners. -- 9.3. Against Binary Determiners -- 9.4. Branching Quantification -- 9.5. Against Branching Quantifiers -- 9.6. Unary Quantifiers: Some Final Methodological Moaning -- Lecture Ten: Dependent Event Types -- 10.1. Adverbial Distributivy. -- 10.2. Dependency Relations -- 10.3. Yellow Pad Problems -- References


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