Browse Dissertations and Theses - Linguistics by Contributor "Green, Georgia M."

  • Baxter, David Paul (1999)
    Apparent restrictions on the kinds of phrases to which goal infinitives can adjoin, as well as the identification of the referents of unexpressed arguments, follow from what it means to be a particular type of goal, and ...

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  • Murphy, M. Lynne (1995)
    This dissertation argues that what are traditionally called lexical relations (antonymy, synonymy, hyponymy, meronymy, etc.) are not strictly part of linguistic knowledge. Instead, these semantic relations among words are ...

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  • Makino, Reiko (2001)
    This dissertation demonstrates that koto and no are syntactically always a noun and an indefinite pronoun respectively. The diverse uses of koto and no are accounted for by whether or not the speaker believes the addressee ...

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  • Kose, Yuriko Suzuki (1997)
    This study shows that SFPs are something that the speaker uses to represent himself as having a certain attitude (i.e., certain beliefs and intentions), and their uses contribute to the inference process: The speaker uses ...

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  • Williams, Timothy Kevin (1995)
    The interpretation of control sentences can best be explained pragmatically, i.e., in terms of the beliefs and assumptions which the listener makes about what the speaker intended by the utterance. A listener identifies ...

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  • Helmreich, Stephen Christian (1996)
    In this dissertation, the thesis is defended that lexical semantics is not a subdomain of semantics, but rather a subdomain of pragmatics. That is, knowledge about the meaning of words is not part of one's knowledge of the ...

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  • Sakakibara, Sonoko (1995)
    This dissertation provides a hypothesis on the nature of Japanese reflexive pronoun zibun 'self' which explains the distribution of zibun without employing previously proposed syntactic conditions. It claims that zibun is ...

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  • Lee, Han-gyu (1992)
    This thesis has two goals, describing the uses of some selected Pragmatic Morphemes (PMs) in Korean and giving an account of their syntactic behaviors in the GPSG framework. First, according to the Cooperative Principle, ...

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  • Dunn, Andrea Susan (1990)
    The dissertation is a description of several discourse markers in Swahili in a pragmatic framework which assumes that speakers and hearers are rational agents whose behavior, including verbal behavior, is plan-based and ...

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  • Lu, Wen-Ying (2005)
    Chinese sentence-final particles have no denotations (truth-conditional meanings) and thus do not affect the truth condition of the sentences. Therefore, they cannot be treated in truth-conditional semantics. Although their ...

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