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Strategies of Quantification
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Strategies of Quantification

Kook-Hee Gil, Stephen Harlow, and George Tsoulas

Abstract

Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and semantics of quantification and its relation to the rest of the theory of grammar. The result of these efforts was a highly sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of quantification. At the same time it opened the door to comparative studies that shed light in the ways that natural languages vary with respect to their realization of quantificational notions. The work in this book addresses preci ... More

Keywords: quantifiers, quantification, indefinites, plural syntax, semantics syntax, semantics interface, polarity sensitivity, free choice, focus, distributivity, scope

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199692439
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kook-Hee Gil, editor
University of Sheffield

Stephen Harlow, editor

George Tsoulas, editor
University of York

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