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Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

Quantification in Natural Languages

Editors: Bach, E., Jelinek, E., Kratzer, A., Partee, B.B.H. (Eds.)

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This volume of papers grew out of 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)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Bach, Emmon (et al.)

    Pages 1-11

  • A Note on Quantification and Blankets in Haisla

    Bach, Emmon

    Pages 13-20

  • On the Absence of Certain Quantifiers in Mohawk

    Baker, Mark C.

    Pages 21-58

  • Quantification in Eskimo: A Challenge for Compositional Semantics

    Bittner, Maria

    Pages 59-80

  • Remarks on Definiteness in Warlpiri

    Bittner, Maria (et al.)

    Pages 81-105

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantification in Natural Languages
Editors
  • Elke Bach
  • E. Jelinek
  • Angelika Kratzer
  • Barbara B.H. Partee
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
54
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-2817-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-2817-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3129-2
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 759
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