By John A. Hawkins

First released in 1988, this ebook is anxious with the yes and indefinite articles in English. It presents an built-in pragmatic-semantic concept of certain and indefinite reference, at the foundation of which, many co-occurance regulations among articles and non-modifiers are defined.


At the final theoretical point, this e-book seems on the position of semantics within the prediction of all and simply the grammatical sentences of a language. A generalisation is proposed uniting semantic oppositions underlying ungrammaticality with syntactic oppositions among stipulations of software on transformational generative principles. A technique is advised for distinguishing semantic from syntactic motives of ungrammaticality.


At a extra specific point, the publication explores the character of reference. It examines a huge number of topics reminiscent of the distinction among definiteness and indefiniteness, the connection among convinced and demonstrative reference, and the connection among pragmatic and logical facets of deciding upon meaning.

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