ISBN13:978-0822955740 ISBN10: 0822955741 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0822939061 ISBN10: 0822939061
Summary: Presents a theory of lexical semantics that addresses the problem of the multiplicity of word meaning, and lays the foundation for an implemented computational treatment of word meaning that connects to a compositional semantics. Subjects include semantics of nominals, the semantics of causation, and how semantic types constrain syntactic expression. Includes formal treatment of event semantics with subevents, and a general treatment of the problem of polysemy.
Summary: Presents a theory of lexical semantics that addresses the problem of the multiplicity of word meaning, and lays the foundation for an implemented computational treatment of word meaning that connects to a compositional semantics. Subjects include semantics of nominals, the semantics of causation, and how semantic types constrain syntactic expression. Includes formal treatment of event semantics with subevents, and a general treatment of the problem of polysemy. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:96 Cover: Paperback Publisher:University of Pittsburgh Press Year Published: 1996 International: No
"The authors perform an admirable service in detailing the history of the senior civil service in the United States from the early twentieth century until the mid-1990s. . . . Reform of the civil service, and the executive branch in general, is a continuing quest in U.S. government. This quest has extended over many decades but may be little closer to producing the type of civil service sought by reformers. This volume tells a great deal about the history of this quest."
--American Political Science Review
University of Pittsburgh Press Web Site, May, 2001
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I Bureaucratic Elites in History II Background to the Supergrades III The Second Hoover Commission's Proposal IV Circumventing Congress V Nixon's Proposal for a Federal Executive Service VI The Making of the Senior Executive Service VII Reform in Action: The Senior Executive Service, 1979-1994 VIII Images of the U.S. Higher Civil Service IX Conclusion: Whither the Senior Executive Service?
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