Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > Language and Literature > The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book)
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book)
Pages from the book
The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book)
Look Inside the Book
Description
Preface

I have primarily tried to establish, in this monograph, a sharp and clear-cut distinction between two varieties of referring expressions, namely names and descriptions. I have given arguments in support of this distinction from the point of view of both linguistics as well as philosophy. I have pointed out here that the above distinction is restricted to a particular variety of linguistic expressions, namely the noun phrases.

On the basis of the distinction so established, I have tried to re-interpret two other distinctions that are generally conceded to be occurring among referring expressions, namely (i) the distinction between proper names and common names, and (ii) the distinction between the so-called referential and non-referential uses of nominal expressions. I have pointed out that the generic, nonspecific, predicative, and the attributive uses of noun phrases can all be brought together into a single variety of use on the basis of the fact that all of them represent a reference to the underlying characteristics of the noun phrases concerned, instead of a reference to a specific (or particular) entity that shows those characteristics.

Since all these three distinctions are of great interest to philosophers, logicians, and linguists, and since some very important facts concerning these distinctions have been newly uncovered in this monograph (especially about the distinction between names and descriptions), I am hopeful that the scholars working on these topics would find this monograph interesting. In my forthcoming monograph entitled Predication, I plan to examine the distinction between predication and reference (and also modification) on the one hand, and between the major varieties of predication on the other, so that some of the topics left untouched in this present monograph can be examined in detail.

The present monograph has resulted from a seminar course I gave for the M.A. Students of the University of Poona during the year 1978. I am indebted to my students and to my colleagues at the Deccan College who have helped me either directly or indirectly in developing these ideas. I am especially thankful to Dr. H. S. Biligiri who has carefully gone through this monograph in its manuscript form and has given many helpful suggestions.

Contents

Preface9
Chapter One: Names and Descriptions
1.1Introduction13
1.2Differences in the relationship with referents16
1.3Two different double articulations18
1.4Two Varieties of meaning20
1.5The nature of the conventional meaning23
1.6Distinguishing characteristics27
1.7Rigid and nonrigid designators30
1.8Referential opacity33
1.9Two varieties of analytic statements36
1.10Selecting a characteristic40
1.11Finiteness of names42
1.12Irregularity of denvation44
1.13Creative and manipulative devices46
1.14Distinguishing names from words48
1.15Relative order of constituents51
1.16Familiar and novel compounds53
1.17Compactness of names55
1.18Permanent and transient characteristics56
1.19Classificatory relevance57
1.20Names of natural and synthetic objects58
1.21Distinguishing compounding from naming59
1.22Derived nominals as names61
1.23Distinction among de-adjectivals64
1.24The question of a continuum65
1.25Restriction to nominals67
1.26Naming devices : genitive constructions of Kannada70
1.27Linker distinction in Tagalog74
1.28The case of the Sanskrit language75
1.29Summary77
Chapter Two: Proper Names and Common Names
2.1Introduction83
2.2Differences in application85
2.3Differences in recognition88
2.4Relevance of meaning92
2.5Relationship between names98
2.6Arguments based on analyticity100
2.7The criterion of translatability102
2.8The constraint of countability106
2.9The criterion of uniqueness108
2.10Definite and indefinite expressions111
2.11Proper names as homonymous terms114
2.12The question of a continuum116
Chapter Three: Objects and Concepts
3.1Introduction123
3.2Identifying characteristics as concepts127
3.3Predicative noun phrases129
3.4Attributive noun phrases133
3.5Generic noun phrases137
3.6Problems of pronominalization142
3.7Dichotomy of the distinction145
3.8Hyponymic substitution148
3.9Parsing f referring expressions151
3.10Conclusion155
References159
Index163

Sample Pages









The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book)

Item Code:
NAM057
Cover:
Paperback
Edition:
1979
Language:
English
Size:
8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Pages:
166
Other Details:
Weight of the Book: 210 gms
Price:
$21.00   Shipping Free
Look Inside the Book
Be the first to rate this product
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book)
From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 2118 times since 3rd Apr, 2019
Preface

I have primarily tried to establish, in this monograph, a sharp and clear-cut distinction between two varieties of referring expressions, namely names and descriptions. I have given arguments in support of this distinction from the point of view of both linguistics as well as philosophy. I have pointed out here that the above distinction is restricted to a particular variety of linguistic expressions, namely the noun phrases.

On the basis of the distinction so established, I have tried to re-interpret two other distinctions that are generally conceded to be occurring among referring expressions, namely (i) the distinction between proper names and common names, and (ii) the distinction between the so-called referential and non-referential uses of nominal expressions. I have pointed out that the generic, nonspecific, predicative, and the attributive uses of noun phrases can all be brought together into a single variety of use on the basis of the fact that all of them represent a reference to the underlying characteristics of the noun phrases concerned, instead of a reference to a specific (or particular) entity that shows those characteristics.

Since all these three distinctions are of great interest to philosophers, logicians, and linguists, and since some very important facts concerning these distinctions have been newly uncovered in this monograph (especially about the distinction between names and descriptions), I am hopeful that the scholars working on these topics would find this monograph interesting. In my forthcoming monograph entitled Predication, I plan to examine the distinction between predication and reference (and also modification) on the one hand, and between the major varieties of predication on the other, so that some of the topics left untouched in this present monograph can be examined in detail.

The present monograph has resulted from a seminar course I gave for the M.A. Students of the University of Poona during the year 1978. I am indebted to my students and to my colleagues at the Deccan College who have helped me either directly or indirectly in developing these ideas. I am especially thankful to Dr. H. S. Biligiri who has carefully gone through this monograph in its manuscript form and has given many helpful suggestions.

Contents

Preface9
Chapter One: Names and Descriptions
1.1Introduction13
1.2Differences in the relationship with referents16
1.3Two different double articulations18
1.4Two Varieties of meaning20
1.5The nature of the conventional meaning23
1.6Distinguishing characteristics27
1.7Rigid and nonrigid designators30
1.8Referential opacity33
1.9Two varieties of analytic statements36
1.10Selecting a characteristic40
1.11Finiteness of names42
1.12Irregularity of denvation44
1.13Creative and manipulative devices46
1.14Distinguishing names from words48
1.15Relative order of constituents51
1.16Familiar and novel compounds53
1.17Compactness of names55
1.18Permanent and transient characteristics56
1.19Classificatory relevance57
1.20Names of natural and synthetic objects58
1.21Distinguishing compounding from naming59
1.22Derived nominals as names61
1.23Distinction among de-adjectivals64
1.24The question of a continuum65
1.25Restriction to nominals67
1.26Naming devices : genitive constructions of Kannada70
1.27Linker distinction in Tagalog74
1.28The case of the Sanskrit language75
1.29Summary77
Chapter Two: Proper Names and Common Names
2.1Introduction83
2.2Differences in application85
2.3Differences in recognition88
2.4Relevance of meaning92
2.5Relationship between names98
2.6Arguments based on analyticity100
2.7The criterion of translatability102
2.8The constraint of countability106
2.9The criterion of uniqueness108
2.10Definite and indefinite expressions111
2.11Proper names as homonymous terms114
2.12The question of a continuum116
Chapter Three: Objects and Concepts
3.1Introduction123
3.2Identifying characteristics as concepts127
3.3Predicative noun phrases129
3.4Attributive noun phrases133
3.5Generic noun phrases137
3.6Problems of pronominalization142
3.7Dichotomy of the distinction145
3.8Hyponymic substitution148
3.9Parsing f referring expressions151
3.10Conclusion155
References159
Index163

Sample Pages









Post a Comment
 
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to The Referents of Noun Phrases (An Old and Rare Book) (Language and Literature | Books)

A Contrastive Study of Noun Phrases of German and Hindi (An Old and Rare Book)
Deal 20% Off
by Dr Indu Bhave
Hardcover (Edition: 1988)
Tara Printing Works, Varanasi
Item Code: NAK455
$31.00$24.80
You save: $6.20 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Structure of the Noun Phrase in English and Hindi
Item Code: IDD533
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Noun Phrase in Bengali
Deal 20% Off
Item Code: IDD461
$43.00$34.40
You save: $8.60 (20%)
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Traveller’s Handy Phrase Book: English-Hindi
Hardcover (Edition: 2007)
Rupa.Co
Item Code: NAD999
$21.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Introductory Grammar of Urdu
Item Code: IDI682
$17.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Modern Kannada Grammar (With Transliteration)
Item Code: NAM963
$36.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Concise English Sanskrit Dictionary
Item Code: NAJ887
$29.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Concise English-Sanskrit Dictionary
by Vasudeo Govind Apte
Paperback (Edition: 2006)
Sri Satguru Publications
Item Code: IHL090
$16.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Advanced Learner's English–Hindi Dictionary
by Dr. Hardev Bahri
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Rajpal and Sons
Item Code: NAE124
$47.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Teach Yourself Arabic (A Modern and Step by Step Approach)
by S.A. Rahman
Paperback (Edition: 2009)
Goodword Books
Item Code: NAJ827
$21.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Dynamics of Tamil Finite System
Item Code: NAK304
$52.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Rec'd. It is very very good. Thank you!
Usha, USA
Order a rare set of books generally not available. Received in great shape, a bit late, I am sure Exotic India team worked hard to obtain a copy. Thanks a lot for effort to support Indians World over!
Vivek Sathe
Shiva came today.  More wonderful  in person than the images  indicate.  Fast turn around is a bonus. Happy trail to you.
Henry, USA
Namaskaram. Thank you so much for my beautiful Durga Mata who is now present and emanating loving and vibrant energy in my home sweet home and beyond its walls.   High quality statue with intricate detail by design. Carved with love. I love it.   Durga herself lives in all of us.   Sathyam. Shivam. Sundaram.
Rekha, Chicago
People at Exotic India are Very helpful and Supportive. They have superb collection of everything related to INDIA.
Daksha, USA
I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived safely today, very well packaged. Thanks so much for your help. It is exactly what I needed! I will definitely order again from Exotic India with full confidence. Wishing you peace, health, and happiness in the New Year.
Susan, USA
Thank you guys! I got the book! Your relentless effort to set this order right is much appreciated!!
Utpal, USA
You guys always provide the best customer care. Thank you so much for this.
Devin, USA
On the 4th of January I received the ordered Peacock Bell Lamps in excellent condition. Thank you very much. 
Alexander, Moscow
Gracias por todo, Parvati es preciosa, ya le he recibido.
Joan Carlos, Spain
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2021 © Exotic India