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The Logic of English Predicate Complement Constructions1 Lauri Karttunen 0. INTRODUCTION. The title of my paper is an intentional variation on the name of Peter Rosenbaum's () well-known MIT dissertation 'The Grammar of English Predicate Complement Constructions'. It is intended to be suggestive of a.

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Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.5/5(1). The Grammar of English Predicate Complement Constructions by Peter S. Rosenbaum and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The following book serves exactly this Rosenbaum confronts the general problem of complex sentence formation by creating a descriptive framework for dealing with sentential complementation in English according to the theory of syntax developed by Noam Chomsky.

In traditional English grammar, a complete predicate is made up of a verb or verb phrase along with its objects, complements, and/or adverbial modifiers.

A verb by itself is sometimes called a simple predicate. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Modern Languages. Thesis. Ph.D. Logic of English predicate complement constructions. book context|grammar|lang=en terms the difference between predicate and complement is that predicate is (grammar) the part of the sentence (or clause) which states something about the subject or the object of the sentence while complement is (grammar) a word or group of words that completes a grammatical construction in the predicate and that describes or is identified.

The logic of English predicate complement constructions Reproduced by Indiana University Linguistics Club. 16 15 Krzeszowski, T.P. • Equivalence, congruence and deep structure, in Nickel * Lado, • Linguistics across culture ♦ The University of Michigan Press.

In predicate logic, the term "predicate" is used differently. You could still call "loves Mary" in the above example a predicate, but predicates can have several arguments, so "loves" counts as a predicate with two arguments, the subject "John" and the complement object "Mary".

Using terms this way, a complement is not part of the predicate. The term complement comes from the verb to predicate nominative and predicate adjective complete the meaning of a state-of-being or linking verb. The most common linking verb is to be, with its forms am, is, are, was, were, being, verbs, like seem and appear, also function in this way.

The predicate nominative (abbreviated PN) completes the. In traditional grammar. The predicate in traditional grammar is inspired by propositional logic of antiquity (as opposed to the more modern predicate logic). A predicate is seen as a property that a subject has or is characterized by.

A predicate is therefore an expression that can be true of something. Thus, the expression "is moving" is true of anything that is moving. The book is on the table. In that sentence, the noun phrase the book is the subject, the verb is serves as the copula, and the prepositional phrase on the table is the predicative expression.

The whole expression is on the table may (in some theories of grammar) be called a predicate. This is in line with the Frege-Russell Treatment of predicative constructions in logic, but it leads to a number of problems, especially for the analysis of nominal, infinitival, gerundial and clausal predicative complements.

As an alternative, Frank Van Eynde develops a treatment in line with the Quine-Montague analysis of the English copula. There are two major kinds of non-verbal predicates in English: predicate adjectives ("adjectival predicates", if you prefer that construction) predicate nouns ("nominal predicates").

Both types require an auxiliary be, though this often gets wiped by Whiz Deletion or some other clause-reduction rule. In addition, singular count nouns serving as. Some tautologies of predicate logic are analogs of tautologies for propo-sitional logic (Section ), while others are not (Section ).

Proofs in predicate logic can be carried out in a manner similar to proofs in propositional logic (Sections and ). In Section we discuss some of the implications of predicate logic as to our. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection.

National Emergency Library. Top The grammar of English predicate complement constructions by Rosenbaum, Peter S. Publication date Topics. OCLC Number: Description: xii, pages: illustrations ; 25 cm: Contents: The Results of the Inquiry --A Defense of the Phrase Structure Rules --Complementizing Morphemes and Their Introduction into the Underlying Structure --Noun Phrase Complementation --Verb Phrase Complementation --Complementation in Adjectival Predicate Constructions --A Historical.

The grammar of English predicate complement constructions. By PETER S. ROSENBAUM. (Research monograph no. ) Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, Pp. $ Reviewed by TERENCE MOORE, Univtersity of Essex There is a phrase in the preface to this Grammar (hereafter GEPCC) that.

forall x is an introduction to sentential logic and first-order predicate logic with identity, logical systems that significantly influenced twentieth-century analytic philosophy. After working through the material in this book, a student should be able to understand most quantified expressions that arise in their philosophical reading.

Expanded version of an article originally written under the auspices of the MSSB Advanced Research Seminar in Mathematical Linguistics and presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, JColumbus, Ohio. (DD).

Examples and exercises are drawn from such sources as newspapers, television broadcasts, films, books, and exams. The book enhances students' ability to recognize and evaluate the predicate arguments they encounter outside the logic classroom.

Logic is made accessible without sacrificing rigor. Among the new and revised elements in the Second Reviews: 5.

A subject complement(also called a predicative complement) follows a linking Verb ; it is normally an adjective or a noun that renames or defines in some way the. This book sheds new light on the nature of gerunds in English, utilizing data from very large electronic corpora in order to compare pairs of patterns viewed as constructions.

In predicate logic, each predicate is given a name, which followed by the list of arguments. For example, to express "Jane is the mother of Mary" one would choose an identifier, say, "mother, to express the predicate "is mother of", and one would write ’mother(Jane, Mary)’.

Very often only single letters are used for predicate names and terms. The authors argue that it is helpful to view the patterns in question as constructions, as combinations of form and meaning, within the system of English predicate complementation, and convincingly demonstrate how a new gerundial pattern has emerged and spread in the course of the last two centuries.

The long range goal of our study of traditional logic is to give a where S and P stand for the logical subject and the logical predicate of the statement respectively.

An oft-used mnemonic device for remembering the quality of statements is to remember the red underlined letters in the Latin words: If we know that there is a book not.

-Subject term is replaced by the complement of the predicate term and the predicate term is replaced by the complement of the subject term. -All members are voters.-All nonvoters are nonmembers.

-contraposition not valid for I -E and O become O. They both become: Some non-P. Predicate Adjective Phrases Adjective phrases can also function directly in the predicate: predicate adjective phrases describe or qualify a NP in the clause. If a predicate adjective phrase is about the subject, then that adjective phrase is a subject complement, as in (3) - (5) where the subject complement.

Predicate Adjective - an adjective complement following a linking verb ("George is tall.") Modifiers. Pretty much everything else in a sentence beyond the subject, predicate, and complement, is a modifier of one kind or another.

There are three basic kinds of modifying constructions: single-word modifiers (adjectives and adverbs). Chapter 3 Categorical Logic. Now we turn to some structured logic systems.

The first, categorical logic, is one of the oldest. It dates back at least to Aristotle (– BCE). Categorical logic is a fairly simple logic of categories or classes. Predicate logic: A predicate is like a propositional variable, but with free variables, and can be true or false depending on the value of these free variables.

A domain of a predicate is a set from which the free variables can take their values (e.g., the domain of Even(n) can be integers). The Grammar of English Predicate Complement Constructions by Rosenbaum, Peter S. $ Free shipping.

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Publications of the Indiana University Linguistics Club, Bloomington Book. Finite State Morphology. In traditional grammar, a predicate is one of the two main parts of a sentence (the other being the subject, which the predicate modifies).In current linguistic semantics, a predicate is an expression that can be true of something.

Thus, the expressions "is yellow" or "like broccoli" are true of those things that are yellow or like broccoli, respectively. The book shows how the system of English predicate complementation has been undergoing an amazing amount of variation and change in recent centuries, and identifies explanatory principles to account for this change and variation, with evidence from large electronic corpora of both British and American English.

Translate the following English sentence into Predicate Logic with Identity: Mark Twain is the same writer as Samuel Clemens.

Use the following dictionary: \bullet cons[0]: Mark Twain. \bullet cons[1]: Samuel Clemens. Words required to complete the meaning of the predicate of a sentence are known as complements. The fragments above are lacking necessary complements. The Five Kinds of Complements.

There are five kinds of complements. Three of them are used with action verbs only: direct objects, indirect objects, and object complements. In grammar, a complement is a word or word group that completes the predicate in a sentence. In contrast to modifiers, which are optional, complements are required to complete the meaning of a sentence or a part of a sentence.The complete predicate includes the verb and all the words that tell what happened in the sentence.

Every word in the sentence belongs either in the complete subject or complete predicate. Hint: Find the simple subject and simple predicate first. Then divide the sentence between the parts.Operators Last updated; Save as PDF Page ID ; No headers.

In predicate logic, the operators and laws of Boolean algebra still apply. For example, if P and Q are one-place predicates and a is an entity in the domain of discourse, then P(a) →Q(a) is a proposition, and it is logically equivalent to ¬P(a) ∨ Q(a).Furthermore, if x is a variable, then P(x) → Q(x) is an open.

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