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formal operations

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

In the theory of cognitive development of the Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget (1896–1980), the developmental stage beginning at about 12 years when children become proficient in manipulating...

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Swedish

Ash Asudeh.

in The Logic of Pronominal Resumption

January 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Semantics. 9355 words.

This chapter investigates resumptive pronouns in Swedish, which have puzzlingly gap-like syntactic properties. I argue, based on form and interpretation, that Swedish resumptive are...

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Taking Scope

Mark Steedman.

November 2011; p ublished online August 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Semantics. 324 pages.

This book considers the syntax and semantics of quantifier-scope in interaction with negation, polarity, coordination, and pronominal binding, among other constructions. The semantics is...

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Vectors as Relative Positions: A Compositional Semantics of Modified PPs1

JOOST ZWARTS.

in Journal of Semantics

February 1997; p ublished online February 1997 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Semantics. 0 words.

The interpretation of modified PPs, like one meter behind the disk, far outside the village, or right under the lamp, has never received much attention in the literature about prepositions....

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Syntactic Features

Peter Svenonius.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online April 2019 .

Article. Subjects: Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 11983 words.

Syntactic features are formal properties of syntactic objects which determine how they behave with respect to syntactic constraints and operations (such as selection, licensing, agreement,...

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The Grammar of Copulas Across Languages

Edited by María J. Arche, Antonio Fábregas and Rafael Marín.

February 2019; p ublished online March 2019 .

Book. Subjects: Semantics; Grammar, Syntax and Morphology. 320 pages.

Copular verbs and copular sentences have been for many years a central issue in the theoretical discussions about the nature of (light) verbs and other grammatical categories, the...

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Number in Language

Paolo Acquaviva.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Linguistics

P ublished online March 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Grammar, Syntax and Morphology; Language Acquisition; Semantics. 14405 words.

Number is the category through which languages express information about the individuality, numerosity, and part structure of what we speak about. As a linguistic category it has a...

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