Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy

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A Scopal Treatment of Exceptional Wide Scope Phenomena

Authors: Ebert, Cornelia

  • Provides a comprehensive, detailed and lucid survey of previous approaches to the problem of exceptional wide scope, a major topic in formal semantics
  • The author’s carefully motivated and explicated approach defines new standards of argumentation and theory building in a notoriously vague field
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Addressing an issue that has puzzled the linguistics community for many years, this book offers a novel approach to the exceptional wide scope behaviour of indefinites. It is the first book explicitly dedicated to exceptional wide scope phenomena. Its unique approach offers an explanation for the fact that it is only a proper subset of the indefinites that shows this exceptional wide scope behaviour.

The author draws a careful distinction between genuine and apparent scope readings, a distinction that is usually not taken care of and has thus led to certain confusions. In particular, it is argued that functional readings have to be kept strictly apart from non-functional ones and that all proposals that use functional mechanisms to explain the phenomena at hand face severe problems.

The existing body of literature on the main issues of the book is thoroughly reviewed. This makes the book well suited as background literature for graduate seminars on those topics.

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eBook $209.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantificational Topics
Book Subtitle
A Scopal Treatment of Exceptional Wide Scope Phenomena
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Series Volume
86
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2303-2
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2303-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2302-5
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-8488-0
Series ISSN
0924-4662
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 306
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