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Theory and Evidence in Semantics

Edited by Erhard W. Hinrichs and John Nerbonne

In Theory and Evidence in Semantics, editors Erhard W. Hinrichs and John Nerbonne present a series of state-of-the-art papers that investigate the interface of natural language semantics with other modules of grammar—such as morphology, syntax, and pragmatics—and pursue applications of semantic theory in computational linguistics. Written by some of the leading scholars in the field, and strongly influenced by the seminal work of David R. Dowty in model-theoretical semantics, the papers provide novel accounts of highly complex sets of semantic phenomena, including anaphora, coordination, ellipsis, interrogatives, and negative and collective predicates, as well as tense and aspect.

Erhard W. Hinrichs is Professor of General and Computational Linguistics at the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen in Germany. John Nerbonne is Professor of Information Science at the University of Groningen, Netherlands


  • Contributors
  • Introducing Theory and Evidence in Semantics
    Erhard Hinrichs and John Nerbonne
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 Reconstruction as delayed evaluation
    Chris Barker
  • 2 Selectional Preferences for Anaphora Resolution
    Erhard Hinrichs and Holger Wunsch
  • 3 The swarm alternation revisited
    Jack Hoeksema
  • 4 Representation or Meanings?
    Pauline Jacobson
  • 5 Approximate Interpretations of Number Words
    Manfred Krifka
  • 6 Compositional Interpretation
    Peter N. Lasersohn
  • 7 Quantitatively Detecting Semantic Relations
    John Nerborne and Tim Van de Cruys
  • 8 know-how: A compositional approach
    Craige Roberts
  • 9 Cells and paradigms in inflectional semantics
    Gregory Stump
  • 10 Right-Node Wrapping
    Neal Whitman
  • Index

March 2009

ISBN (Paperback): 9781575865768
ISBN (Electronic): 9781575868073

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