Accession Number : AD0670502

Title :   WHAT DO REFERENTIAL INDICES REFER TO,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Karttunen,Lauri

Report Date : MAY 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : An examination is made of the proposal that in the deep structure, noun phrases are associated with a referential index. The purpose of this proposal was not so much to account for the meaning of sentences but to augment the notion of noun phrase identity which was needed for the structural description of certain deletion transformations. This paper attempts to study how and if such markers could be used in semantics. The outcome of that kind of study will ultimately decide what the future of indices will be. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SEMANTICS, ENGLISH LANGUAGE), SYNTAX, TRANSFORMATIONAL GRAMMARS

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE