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Quantification in Natural Languages : Volume I - Elke Bach

Quantification in Natural Languages

Volume I

By: Elke Bach (Editor), Eloise Jelinek (Editor), Angelika Kratzer (Editor), Barbara B. H. Partee (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1995
ISBN: 9780792333524
Number Of Pages: 760

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This volume of papers grew outof a research project on "Cross-Linguistic Quantification" originated by Emmon Bach, Angelika Kratzer and Barbara Partee in 1987 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and supported by National Science Foundation Grant BNS 871999. The publication also reflects directly or indirectly several other related activ­ ities. Bach, Kratzer, and Partee organized a two-evening symposium on cross-linguistic quantification at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New Orleans (held without financial support) in order to bring the project to the attention of the linguistic community and solicit ideas and feedback from colleagues who might share our concern for developing a broader typological basis for research in semantics and a better integration of descriptive and theoretical work in the area of quantification in particular. The same trio organized a six-week workshop and open lecture series and related one-day confer­ ence on the same topic at the 1989 LSA Linguistic Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson, supported by a supplementary grant, NSF grant BNS-8811250, and Partee offered a seminar on the same topic as part of the Institute course offerings. Eloise Jelinek, who served as a consultant on the principal grant and was a participant in the LSA symposium and the Arizona workshops, joined the group of editors for this volume in 1989.

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`We recommend unreservedly its careful and patient study to anyone with the slightest interest in the empirical facts and/or (their implications for) the formal properties of quantification.'
Linguistics, 34 (1996)

Preface
Introduction
A Note on Quantification and Blankets in Haisla
On the Absence of Certain Quantifiers in Mohawk
Quantification in Eskimo: a Challenge for Compositional Semantics
Remarks on Definiteness in Warlpiri
The Variability of Impersonal Subjects
On Quantifier Strength
Quantification on Correlatives
A-Quantifiers and Scope in Mayali
Towards a Typology of Natural Logic
Universal Quantifiers and Distributivity
Diachronic Sources of `All' and `Every'
Mass and Count Quantifiers
On the Characterization of the Weak--Strong Distinction
On the Quantificational Force of English Free Relatives
Quantification in Straits Salish
Quantificational Structures and Compositionality
Bare Noun Phrases, Verbs, and Quantification in ASL
Quantification, Events and Gerunds
Domain Restriction in Dynamic Semantics
The Expression of Quantificational Notions in Asurini do Trocara
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ISBN: 9780792333524
ISBN-10: 0792333527
Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 760
Published: 28th February 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 17.63  x 5.26
Weight (kg): 1.23

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