Conjoining meanings without losing our heads

Collins, John (2020) Conjoining meanings without losing our heads. Mind and Language, 35 (2). pp. 224-236. ISSN 0268-1064

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The paper has two principal aims. First, Pietroski's sparse account of semantic composition will be favourably compared to the familiar full Frege hierarchy of composed semantic types. Second, I shall introduce the idea of a head as employed in linguistics and pose the problem of how to square Pietroski's compositional principles with the asymmetry entailed by headedness. The paper will leave the problem of headedness as an outstanding issue to be resolved.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: noam chomsky,paul pietroski,compositionality,heads,labels,semantics,language and linguistics,philosophy,linguistics and language ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1203
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication Studies
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Research Groups > Philosophy
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2020 00:00
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 09:54
DOI: 10.1111/mila.12268

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