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Strategies of Quantification in St'át'imcets and the Rest of the World

Lisa Matthewson

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/9780199692439.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Generalized Quantifier theory enables a compositional derivation of the meanings of quantified noun phrases. A semantic ‘determiner’ (instantiated in English, for example, by every or most) denotes a ... More


Introduction

Edward Gibson and Neal J. Pearlmutter

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This book, a collection of work presented in a special session at the Sixteenth Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing held in 2003, focuses on language processing and language ... More


Cues Don’t Explain Learning: Maximal Trouble in the Determiner System

Ken Wexler

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter explores the development of the definite and indefinite determiner in children, with an emphasis on the distinction between competence (knowledge) and performance (processing). In ... More


Complement Focus and Reference Phenomena

Anthony J. Sanford and Linda M. Moxey

in The Processing and Acquisition of Reference

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015127
eISBN:
9780262295888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015127.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This chapter presents the results of various experiments that investigated how different determiners and quantifiers make different sets of entities available for reference. It also reviews numerous ... More


Introduction

Alda Mari, Claire Beyssade, and Fabio Del Prete

in Genericity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

This introductory chapter is organized into three parts. The first part focuses on the syntactic structure and compositional interpretation of determiner phrases, and frames the ontological issues ... More


Two Ways of Referring to Generalities in German ∗

Gerhard Schaden

in Genericity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

In Contemporary German, plural count nouns and singular mass nouns frequently appear either bare or with a definite determiner in generic judgments, ... More


On abstraction and language universals

Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

The author of this chapter addresses the question of whether language universals are caused or uncaused. He reviews the conservativity property of determiners―a true language universal unexplainable ... More


Determiners: An empirical argument for innateness 1

Virginia Valian

in Language Down the Garden Path: The Cognitive and Biological Basis for Linguistic Structures

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199677139
eISBN:
9780191756368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199677139.003.0015
Subject:
Linguistics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter proposes that determiners are the thin edge of the wedge in arguments for innateness of syntax. As soon as it is possible to measure children’s production of determiners, around age two, ... More


Strategies for determiners

Chris Barker and Chung-Chieh Shan

in Continuations and Natural Language

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199575015
eISBN:
9780191757419
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199575015.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

Chapter 10 extends the previous chapter’s approach to handle examples in which a donkey indefinite is embedded inside a DP, including classic cases of donkey anaphora in which the donkey antecedent ... More


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