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Thursday, May 10, 2018

H. P. Grice and J. L. Speranza, "Disimplicature"


Glue semantics is a theory of the syntax–semantics interface according to which the syntactic structure of a sentence produces premises in a fragment of linear logic, and the semantic interpretation of the sentence correspond to the proof derivable from those premises. This paper describes how Glue can be connected to a Minimalist syntactic theory and compares the result with the more mainstream approach to the syntax–semantics interface in Minimalism, according to which the input to semantic interpretation is a syntactic structure derived by covert movement operations. I argue that the Glue approach has advantages that make it worth exploring.

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