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Scope Splitting with Other Downward‐Entailing Quantifiers

Doris Penka

in Negative Indefinites

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199567263
eISBN:
9780191723261
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567263.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

As observed by de Swart (2000), split readings do not only arise with negative indefinites, but with downward monotonic noun phrases more generally. By means of a detailed investigation of the ... More


Land, Family, and Marriage

R. R. Davies

in Lords and Lordship in the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542918
eISBN:
9780191715648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542918.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

The acquisition and transmission of land, and the present and future wellbeing of family members, were matters that preoccupied the nobility, as is demonstrated by the care that they took in the ... More


Second-Order Modal Logic

Nino B. Cocchiarella and Max A. Freund

in Modal Logic: An Introduction to its Syntax and Semantics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195366587
eISBN:
9780199851898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366587.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter extends the systems to the level of second-order modal predicate logic, where the notion of existence that is central to the actualism-possibilism distinction is given deeper and ... More


Thinking Singularity With Immanuel Kant and Paul De Man: Aesthetics, Epistemology, History, and Politics

Marc Redfield

in Legacies of Paul de Man

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227600
eISBN:
9780823240951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227600.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While emerging from Kant's analysis of aesthetics, this conceptuality entails a radical form of epistemology and, correlatively, a radical form of historicity. This conceptual and epistemological ... More


The Control of Endowment

Peter Birks

in The Law of Property

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299936
eISBN:
9780191685811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299936.003.0013
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The enjoyment of the income from a fund may be made to pass from one person to another on the happening of any kind of event, or fulfilment of any kind of condition whatever, so long as it is not ... More


The Syntax and Semantics of the Weak Locative

Christina Tortora

in A Comparative Grammar of Borgomanerese

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199945627
eISBN:
9780199369829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945627.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Syntax and Morphology

This chapter examines the properties of an inversion construction in Borgomanerese. This construction, dubbed the ghi-construction, involves a locative morpheme which, on the one hand, has ... More


Majority (1767–70)

Brian Bonnyman

in The Third Duke of Buccleuch and Adam Smith: Estate Management and Improvement in Enlightenment Scotland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642007
eISBN:
9781474405980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642007.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

Continuing on from chapter 2, this chapter charts the Duke of Buccleuch’s life and career on his return from his Grand Tour in 1766, including his marriage to Lady Elizabeth Montagu, the death of his ... More


The Transformation of American Family Property in The House of the Seven Gables

Holly Jackson

in American Blood: The Ends of the Family in American Literature, 1850-1900

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199317042
eISBN:
9780199369256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199317042.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter begins with an overview of republican opposition to the generational transmission of property and status in early America, tracing the reform of inheritance in Revolutionary-era law, ... More


Logic in Grammar: Polarity, Free Choice, and Intervention

Gennaro Chierchia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199697977
eISBN:
9780191765971
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199697977.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Syntax and Morphology

This book explores the relation between language and logic through an analysis of polarity sensitivity and free choice effects. A wide variety of items are considered, with the intent of identifying ... More


Time and Existence

Ulrich Meyer

in The Nature of Time

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199599332
eISBN:
9780191760648
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599332.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter expands the simple propositional tense logic Z from Chapter 4 into a quantified tense logic. In developing such a system, we need to decide whether to adopt tensed or untensed ... More


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