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By Alessandra Giorgi

This e-book considers the semantic and syntactic nature of indexicals - linguistic expressions, as in I, you, this, that, the day gone by, tomorrow, whose reference shifts from utterance to utterance.There is a long-standing controversy as to if the semantic reference aspect is already current as syntactic fabric or if it is brought post-syntactically by way of semantic principles of interpretation. Alessandra Giorgi resolves this controversy via an empirically grounded exploration of temporal indexicality, arguing that the speaker's temporal situation is laid out in the syntactic constitution. She helps her research with theoretical and empirical arguments in line with information from English, Italian, chinese language, and Romanian. Professor Giorgi addresses a few tough and longstanding concerns within the research of temporal phenomena - together with the Italian imperfect indicative, the homes of the so-called future-in-the-past, and the homes of loose oblique Discourse - and indicates that her framework can account elegantly for them all. rigorously argued, succinct, and obviously written her ebook will charm largely to semanticists in linguistics and philosophy from graduate point upwards and to linguists attracted to the syntax-semantics interface.

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