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Accommodation  

David Beaver and Henk Zeevat

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Feb 2007
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Sep 2012
This article explores the complex and intricate problem of accommodation, which sits right at the linguistic interface between semantics and pragmatics. Accommodation is an inferential ... More

Adverbials  

Monika Rathert

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May 2012
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Sep 2012
This article describes the different types of temporal adverbial, interactions of adverbials and tense, and tense and adverbials in subordinate clauses. From a morphosyntactic view, there ... More

Aircraft Names  

Guy Puzey

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter covers examples of naming practices for aircraft types as well as for individual airframes, focusing on heavier-than-air aircraft, in other words machines intended to move ... More

Alternative Semantics  

Mats Rooth

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Jul 2016
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Feb 2016
This chapter presents the semantics and pragmatics of prosodic focus in alternative semantics. Half a dozen examples are given of empirical phenomena that are to be covered by the theory. ... More

Analyses of the Modal Meanings  

Jan Nuyts

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Jul 2016
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Nov 2014
This article deals with the semantic analysis of the notion of modality, surveying the most important traditional views in linguistics. After pointing out the problems encountered in the ... More

Analyses of the Semantics of Mood  

Irina Nikolaeva

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Jul 2016
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Dec 2014
This article examines the semantics of “mood”, both in the sense of the opposition among clause types, that is, “sentential/sentence moods,” or “sentential forces”, and in the sense of the ... More

Animal Names  

Katharina Leibring

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter discusses the names of domestic animals from both a diachronic and a synchronic point of view. The focus is on the names of production animals and of companion animals in ... More

Astronomical Names  

Marc Alexander

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
The study of astronomical naming practices sits at the intersection of astronomy and onomastics, and reveals much about scientific and general culture in both the historical background of, ... More

Botanical Collecting  

Barry J. Conn

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2012
This article illustrates the requirement of plants and their association with people. Since plants are a very important part of the material and cultural heritage of all communities, those ... More

Bynames and Nicknames  

Eva Brylla

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Jan 2016
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Mar 2016
This chapter presents bynaming systems in the North and West Germanic areas. The terms byname and nickname are classified, with the former being used here as an inclusive term, and the ... More

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