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Title Fuzzy grammar : a reader / edited by Bas Aarts [and others]
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (vii, 526 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction : the nature of grammatical categories and their representation -- Philosophical background. Categories / Aristotle ; Concepts / Gottlob Frege ; Vagueness / Bertrand Russell ; Family resemblances / Ludwig Wittgenstein ; The phenomena of vagueness / Rosanna Keefe -- Categories in cognition. The boundaries of words and their meanings / William Labov ; Principles of categorization / Eleanor Rosch ; Categorization, fuzziness, and family resemblances / Ray Jackendoff ; Discreteness / Ronald W. Langacker ; The importance of categorization / George Lakoff -- Categories in grammar. Parts of speech / Otto Jespersen ; English word classes / David Crystal ; A notional approach to the parts of speech / John Lyons ; Syntactic categories and notional features / John M. Anderson ; Bounded regions / Ronald W. Langacker ; The discourse basis for lexical categories in universal grammar / Paul J. Hopper and Sandra A. Thompson ; Grammatical categories / John Taylor -- Gradience in grammar. Gradience / Dwight Bolinger ; Degrees of grammaticalness / Noam Chomsky ; Descriptive statement and serial relationship / Randolph Quirk ; On the analysis of linguistic vagueness / Jir̆í V. Neustupný ; Nouniness / John Robert Ross ; The coordination-subordination gradient / Randolph Quirk [and others] ; The nature of graded judgments / Carson T. Schütze -- Criticisms and responses. Description of language design / Martin Joos ; 'Prototypes save' / Anna Wierzbicka ; Fuzziness and categorization / Denis Bouchard ; The discrete nature of syntactic categories : against a prototype-based account / Frederick J. Newmeyer
Summary This work brings together classic and recent papers in the philosophical and linguistic analysis of fuzzy grammar, of gradience in meaning, word classes and syntax
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Grammar, Comparative and general.
Relational grammar.
Form Electronic book
Author Aarts, Bas, 1961-
ISBN 0191532282 (electronic bk.)
1429468653 (electronic bk.)
9780191532283 (electronic bk.)
9781429468657 (electronic bk.)