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Ways of Scope Taking : Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy - Anna Szabolcsi

Ways of Scope Taking

Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

By: Anna Szabolcsi (Editor)

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The present volume is as much a book co-authored by all the contributors as it is an edited collection of their papers. Most of the contributors have been involved in regular discussions over the past years, often inspiring the questions, or some aspects of the proposals, in each other's papers or actually collaborating on co-authored papers. ! For this reason, the contributions make related assumptions and explore highly related issues. The organization of the volume reflects this unity of aims and interests. It starts out with an overview of some of the shared formal background, and the chapters are arranged in a sequence that is intended to invite the reader to proceed from one directly to the next. Nevertheless, there has been no attempt to eliminate individual differences in either assumptions or choice of topic. All the chapters are entirely self-contained, so the reader will find it equally possible to read any of them in isolation. Two members of the UCLA community do not appear in this volume but have been an important source of inspiration for this project: Ed Keenan and Feng-hsi Liu. Many of Keenan's works have drawn attention to the empirically diverse behavior of natural language determiners and developed theoretical tools for studying them. Liu's 1990 dissertation examined the abilities of a representative sample of noun phrases to participate in scopal dependencies and branching, coming up with provocative generalizations and pointing out their significance for then-standard theories in powerful terms.

List of Contributors
Preface
Introduction
Background Notions in Lattice Theory and Generalized Quantifiersp. 1
Variation, Distributivity, and the Illusion of Branchingp. 29
Distributivity and Negation: The Syntax of Each and Everyp. 71
Strategies for Scope Takingp. 109
Computing Quantifier Scopep. 155
Evaluation Indices and Scopep. 183
Weak Islands and an Algebraic Semantics for Scope Takingp. 217
The Semantics of Event-Related Readings: A Case for Pair-Quantificationp. 263
Quantifiers in Pair-List Readingsp. 311
The Syntax of Distributivity and Pair-List Readingsp. 349
Questions and Generalized Quantifiersp. 409
Author Indexp. 453
Subject Indexp. 457
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ISBN: 9780792344469
ISBN-10: 0792344464
Series: Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.9