Parts and Wholes in Semantics (Hardback)Friederike Moltmann (author)
Hardback 268 Pages / Published: 06/11/1997
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This book develops a unified account of expressions involving the notions of "part" and "whole " in which principles of the individuation of part structures play a central role. Moltmann presents a range of new empirical generalizations with data from English and a variety of other languages involving plurals, mass nouns, adnominal and adverbial modifiers such as as a whole, together, and alone, nominal and adverbial quantifiers ranging over parts, and expressions of completion such as completely and partly. She develops a new theory of part structures which differs from traditional mereological theories in that the notion of an integrated whole plays a central role and in that the part structure of an entity is allowed to vary across different situations, perspectives, and dimensions.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 268
Weight: 538 g
Dimensions: 242 x 160 x 20 mm
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