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  • Alternative semantics 

    Rooth, Mats (Oxford University Press, 2016)
    This chapter presents the semantics and pragmatics of prosodic focus in alternative semantics. Half a dozen examples are given of empirical phenomena that are to be covered by the theory. Then a syntax marking the locus, ...
  • Adverbs of quantification 

    Rooth, Mats (2019-07-12)
    Article on David Lewis's Adverbs of Quantification (1975), prepared for A Reader's Guide to Classical Papers in Formal Semantics, Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy 100, edited by Zoltan Szabo and Luise McNally. Author's ...
  • Picture descriptions and centered content 

    Rooth, Mats; Abusch, Dorit (University of Edinburgh/CreateSpace, 2018)
    There is an argument based on sentences that describe pictures in favor of a viewpoint- centered possible worlds semantics for pictures, over a propositional semantics (J. Ross 1997). The argument involves perspectival ...
  • The formal semantics of free perception in pictorial narratives 

    Abusch, Dorit; Rooth, Mats (2017)
    This paper semantically analyzes “free perception” sequences in pictorial narratives such as comics, where one panel shows a character looking, and the next panel shows what they see. Pictorial contents are assumed to be ...
  • Indexing across media 

    Rooth, Mats; Abusch, Dorit (ILLC, University of Amsterdam, 2019-12)

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