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Taking Scope: The Natural Semantics of Quantifiers

Mark Steedman

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017077
eISBN:
9780262301404
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics

This book considers the syntax and semantics of quantifier-scope in interaction with negation, polarity, coordination, and pronominal binding, among other constructions. The semantics is “surface ... More


Talk About Natural Numbers

Thomas Hofweber

in Ontology and the Ambitions of Metaphysics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780198769835
eISBN:
9780191822650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198769835.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

A puzzle about the different occurrences of number words in natural language, Frege’s other Puzzle, is presented and discussed in this chapter. It argues that popular attempts to sidestep the puzzle ... More


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