Existence: Semantics and Syntax

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ISBN: 978-1-4020-6198-1 (Print) 978-1-4020-6197-4 (Online)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-vii

  2. The Interpretation of the Copula

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 13-48

      Towards a Dynamic Account of BE in English

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      Pages 49-77

      Constituent Questions and the Copula of Specification

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      Pages 79-105

      Predication and Equation in Copular Sentences: Russian vs. English

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 107-130

      On Davidsonian and Kimian States

  3. Existential Sentences Across Languages

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 131-131

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      Pages 133-145

      Focus and the Basic Function of Chinese Existential You-Sentences

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      Pages 147-190

      Existential Sentences, BE, and the Genitive of Negation in Russian

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      Pages 191-219

      Negative Quantification and Existential Sentences

  4. Existence and the Interpretation of Noun Phrases

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 221-221

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      Pages 223-252

      Existence, Maximality, and the Semantics of Numeral Modifiers

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      Pages 253-271

      Existential Import

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      Pages 273-292

      Referentially Anchored Indefinites

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      Pages 293-328

      On Singular Existential Quantifiers in Italian

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 329-332