By Tanya Reinhart
This ebook has significant pursuits: the 1st is a finished research of sentence-level anaphora that addresses the questions posed above, and the second one is an exam of the wider factor of the kinfolk among the structural homes of sentences and their semantic interpretation in the hypotheses of the autonomy of syntax and of interpretative semantics built by way of Chomsky. I argue that the anaphora regulations themselves obey extra common syntactic stipulations on all interpretative ideas, and, in truth, on all sentence-level linguistic ideas. if that is the case, those stipulations may perhaps replicate homes of the processing skill of the brain, and that i finish, in bankruptcy 10, with the query to what volume we may perhaps locate correlations among those stipulations and the particular processing of sentences.
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He looked (stupid/stupidly) in that outfit. No problemright? Well, sometimes it's not so easy. Check this out: WRONG: This sentence is written awful bad. (How is this sentence written? The question how implies that an adverb is needed, but bad is an adjective. ) STILL WRONG: This sentence is written awful badly. (How badly? ) RIGHT: This sentence is not written awfully badlyit's perfect! You can get away with a lot of goofs in everyday speech, but when you are writing a paper or giving a speech, adverb and < previous page page_41 next page > < previous page next page > page_42 Page 42 adjective goofs make your work look sloppy.
WRONG: Mom gave the cookies to her and I. RIGHT BUT NOT SO POLITE: Mom gave the cookies to me and her. POLITE: Mom gave the cookies to her and me Is it me or is it I? It's a hot debate. Is this right? It's me. It's him. It's her. It's us. It's them. < previous page Or is this right? It's I. It's he. It's she. It's we. It's they. page_20 next page > < previous page page_21 next page > Page 21 Even the experts don't agree on this one. According to the strictest rules, it's me is wrong. (Turn the sentences around.
Previous page page_29 next page > < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 The Subjunctive Mood WRONG: I were born in 1979. RIGHT: I was born in 1979. This is obvious, right? Sure it isat least most of the time. " This is called the subjunctive mood. Here is a trick for telling whether to use the subjunctive mood: If the sentence is a what if or if only sentence, use the subjunctive. WHAT IF: If I were a magician, I would turn the entire world into chocolate. WHAT IF: If she were to win the $10 million lottery, what do you think she would do with the money?
Anaphora and semantic interpretation by Tanya Reinhart