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The philosophical procedure of this quantity is principally structuralist, utilizing logical instruments to enquire the formal constitution of assorted different types of gadgets in our global, as characterized by way of language and as systematised by means of philosophy. This quantity usually analyses the structural homes of collections or pluralities (with purposes to the philosophy of set theory), homogeneous items like water, and the semantics and philosophy of occasions. This booklet thereby enhances algebraic paintings that has been performed on different philosophical entities, i.e. propositions, homes, kin, or events. positioned within the triangle of language, common sense and philosophy, this quantity is exclusive in combining the assets of alternative fields in an interdisciplinary company. half the fourteen chapters of this quantity are unique papers, complementing the gathering of the author's formerly released essays at the topic.

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2. Langacker uses the term usage event for this comparison. References Bennett, David C. 1975 Spatial and temporal uses of English prepositions — An essay in stratificational semantics. London: Longman. ), 91-286. ), 71-261. ) 1987 Grammatische und konzeptuelle Aspekte von Dimensionsadjektiven. Berlin: Akademie-Verlag. 1989 Dimensional adjectives. Grammatical structure and conceptual interpretation. Berlin: Springer. Bolinger, Dwight 1977 Meaning and form. New York: Longman. Chafe, Wallace L. 1968 "Idiomaticity as an anomaly in the Chomskyan paradigm", Foundations of Language 4: 109-127.

Similar examples can be found in (5): (5) a. The child crossed the street in front of my car. b. the trees along the road In (5 a)'s most likely interpretation, χ (i. , the child crossing the street) is located at some point on the axis defined by the inherent front of the car. , its significant extension in one dimension. (ii) The encyclopedic information associated with y may also play a crucial role in resolving the ambiguity of prepositional expressions. Consider (6): (6) a. a ring around the bathtub b.

Another element in the base of SpPs is the observer. In He lives across the bridge, he ( = x) must be located at the end of a mental path that initiates at the location of an observer (on this end of the bridge) and that terminates at the other end of the bridge. Also past in He lives past 32 Hubert Cuyckens the post office and the deictic uses of in front of, behind, to the left of, and to the right of involve this observer. , that lexical items be characterized in terms of a set of necessary and sufficient conditions, also presents difficulties for the semantic analysis of SpPs.

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