I like that damn paper – Three comments on Christopher Potts' The expressive dimension

I like that damn paper – Three comments on Christopher Potts' The expressive dimension 1. Introduction Christopher Potts has put forward a precise formal analysis of the semantics of expressives, which accounts for their characteristic properties quite well, and which will certainly further our understanding of these expressions. In this short reaction, I concentrate on three aspects where – I think – the proposed analysis of expressives is in need of refinement, or where it is in need of complementation. The three aspects concern (i) the suggested non-accessibility of expressive content to the descriptive meaning dimension; (ii) the internal structure of expressive indices and the nature of index-changing operations; (iii) and the semantic behavior of discourse particles in relation to expressives proper. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Theoretical Linguistics de Gruyter

I like that damn paper – Three comments on Christopher Potts' The expressive dimension

Theoretical Linguistics, Volume 33 (2) – Oct 19, 2007

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de Gruyter
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© Walter de Gruyter
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0301-4428
DOI
10.1515/TL.2007.018
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1. Introduction Christopher Potts has put forward a precise formal analysis of the semantics of expressives, which accounts for their characteristic properties quite well, and which will certainly further our understanding of these expressions. In this short reaction, I concentrate on three aspects where – I think – the proposed analysis of expressives is in need of refinement, or where it is in need of complementation. The three aspects concern (i) the suggested non-accessibility of expressive content to the descriptive meaning dimension; (ii) the internal structure of expressive indices and the nature of index-changing operations; (iii) and the semantic behavior of discourse particles in relation to expressives proper.

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Theoretical Linguisticsde Gruyter

Published: Oct 19, 2007

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