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Meaning Change in GrammaticalizationAn Enquiry into Semantic Reanalysis$
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Regine Eckardt

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199262601

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199262601.001.0001

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Truth Conditional Semantics

Truth Conditional Semantics

(p.59) 3 Truth Conditional Semantics
Meaning Change in Grammaticalization

Regine Eckardt (Contributor Webpage)

Oxford University Press

This chapter offers a brief introduction to the core ideas and gives some notation concerning truth conditional semantics. It aims to revive earlier experiences with the field and ease later contact with semantic representations of the items under investigation. Particular emphasis is laid on the explicitness of the paradigm which encourages to specify literal contents of words, the modes of semantic composition, presuppositions, implicatures and default inferences, indexical anchors of utterances, and other conceptual parameters that may influence the use and interpretation of language.

Keywords:   concepts, semantic composition, functional words, lexical words, presupposition, implicatures

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