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Strategies of Quantification$
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Kook-Hee Gil, Stephen Harlow, and George Tsoulas

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199692439

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction
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Strategies of Quantification
Author(s):

Kook‐Hee Gil

George Tsoulas

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0001

This chapter paints a general picture of the specific research background against which the papers in this volume were developed. Rather than focusing on specific issues relating to the chapters themselves we address some general issues in semantics, syntax, and morphology and summarize some general ideas in these areas, such as the structure of the clausal periphery and scope assignment, semantic parametrization and cross‐linguistic issues in semantics, etc. These are aspects of the research context instrumental, to varying degrees, in the development of the following chapters.

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

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