Towards a uniform super-linguistic theory of projection

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Formal semantics/pragmatics has recently seen an upsurge in studying secondary modality content like gestures and facial expressions. Much of this work has focused on how such content projects from under semantic operators, but most of it has assumed that projection of secondary modality content is governed by independent rules. I argue that projection behavior of compositionally integrated content is guided by the same lin-guistic principles in all modalities, but to see that we need to treat secondary modality morphemes as linguistic objects across the board. I apply this approach to two novel case studies: conventionalized co-speech gestures and degree modifiers in various modalities.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2019 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 18 Dec 201920 Dec 2019


Conference22nd Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2019

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