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Quantifiers in Language and Logic

Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl


Quantification is a topic which brings together linguistics, logic, and philosophy. Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language or logic, we refer to quantity of things or amount of stuff. In English they include such expressions as no, some, all, both, or many. This book presents the definitive interdisciplinary exploration of how they work — their syntax, semantics, and inferential role.

Keywords: quantifiers, language, logic, linguistics, syntax, semantics, inference, quantification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199291267
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199291267.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stanley Peters, author
Stanford University

Dag Westerståhl, author
University of Göteborg