Strategies of Quantification

Paperback | March 15, 2013

EditorKook-Hee Gil, Stephen Harlow, George Tsoulas

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Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and semantics of quantification and its relation to the rest of the theory of grammar, resulting in ahighly sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of quantification. This book considers the ways natural languages vary with respect to their realisation of quantificational notions. Drawing on data from English, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Hausa and others, the authors also link the variation in the expression of quantification to the notions of polaritysensitivity, free-choice and indefiniteness.

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Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and semantics of quantification and its relation to the rest of the theory of grammar, resulting in ahighly sophisticated understanding of the me...

Kook-Hee Gil is a Lecturer in the Department of English Language and Linguistics, University of Sheffield. Steve Harlow was senior lecturer in linguistics at the University of York until he retired in 2008. He was principal investigator on the AHRB-funded research project "Strategies of Quantification". His other research interests lie...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:388 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.68 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. Kook-Hee Gil and George Tsoulas: IntroductionPart I: Crosslinguistic Studies of Quantification2. Lisa Matthewson: Strategie of Quantification in St'at'imcets and the Rest of the World3. Malte Zimmermann: Strategies of Quantification in Hausa (Chadic)4. Rahul Balusu and K. A. Jayaselan: Distributive Quantification by Reduplication in Dravidian5. Christopher Tancredi and Miyuki Yamashina: The Interpretation of Indefinites in the Japanese wh-mo Construction6. Volker Gast: At Least, Wenigstens and Company: Negated Universal Quantification and the Typology of Focus Quantifiers7. Lisa Lai-Shen Cheng and Anastasia Giannakidou: The Non-uniformity of Wh-indeterminates with Polarity and Free-choice in ChinesePart II: Quantification, Syntactic Structure, and the Syntax-Semantics Interface8. Kook-Hee Gil and George Tsoulas: Features, Concord, and Quantification: Licensing of conjunctive quantifiers and its implications9. Yukiko Ueda: A Cross-linguistic Approach to Mysterious Scope Facts: Structures and interpretation10. Akira Watanabe: Ingredients of Polarity Sensitivity: Bipolar items in Japanese11. Henry Davis: All About ALL in (some) Salish Languages12. Tim Stowell: Binominal Each: A DP that may not beReferencesIndex