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Beyond the adjectival domain

Heather Burnett

in Gradability in Natural Language: Logical and Grammatical Foundations

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198724797
eISBN:
9780191792298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198724797.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

Chapter 7 presents new data concerning the distribution of vagueness, context sensitivity, and scale structure properties outside the adjectival domain. This chapter argues that three of the four ... More


Covert distributivity

Lucas Champollion

in Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter considers how verb phrases such as build a raft optionally acquire a distributive interpretation, and reformulates the covert distributivity operators of Link 1987 (the atomic D ... More


Distributional Scope of Plurals

Mark Steedman

in Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Downward distribution of the nonspecific and counting existentials is not possible under generalized quantifier semantics of the nominals since they cannot invert scope. This is evident in the ... More


Introduction

Kook‐Hee Gil and George Tsoulas

in Strategies of Quantification

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199692439
eISBN:
9780191744891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692439.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

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 ... More


Overt distributivity

Lucas Champollion

in Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter explains the crosslinguistic semantic differences between distance-distributive items such as English each and German jeweils by treating them as overt versions of the atomic ... More


Overview

Lucas Champollion

in Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This chapter provides a general introduction and presents the central ideas and the structure of the book. Four semantic oppositions are introduced, which are closely associated with the domains ... More


Partial Involvement: Groups and their Structure

Alexandra Arapinis

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Many arguments, semantic and ontological, have been put forward in the literature for the treatment of groups as a separate sort of plurality. This chapter focuses on “partial involvement,” where a ... More


Parts of a Whole: Distributivity as a Bridge between Aspect and Measurement

Lucas Champollion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198755128
eISBN:
9780191816505
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198755128.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

Why can I tell you that I ran for five minutes but not that I *ran all the way to the store for five minutes? Why can you say that there are five pounds of books in this package if it contains ... More


Plural Reference and Reference to a Plurality: Linguistic Facts and Semantic Analyses

Friederike Moltmann

in Unity and Plurality: Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198716327
eISBN:
9780191785030
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716327.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses two approaches to the semantics of (definite) plurals: Reference to a Plurality and Plural Reference. Reference to a Plurality takes a definite plural noun phrase like “the ... More


Proof Nets for the Lambek–Grishin Calculus

Moortgat Michael and Moot Richard

in Quantum Physics and Linguistics: A Compositional, Diagrammatic Discourse

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199646296
eISBN:
9780191747847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199646296.003.0010
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Grishin's generalization of Lambek's syntactic calculus combines a non-commutative multiplicative conjunction and its residuals (product, left and right division) with a dual family: multiplicative ... More


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