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Reference and Quantification

The Partee Effect

This volume recasts the influential work of Barbara H. Partee in light of new studies surrounding the semantics of quantification and reference in natural language. The papers examine cutting-edge issues in formal semantics and pragmatics. With topics ranging from the fundamental issues of compositionality and information structure to the analysis of tense and aspect, Reference and Quantification is both an excellent discussion of Partee’s work and a thorough overview of developments in current semantics research.

376 pages | 6 x 9

Lecture Notes

Language and Linguistics: General Language and Linguistics


Table of Contents

The Partee Effect
Gregory N. Carlson and Francis Jeffry Pelletier
 
1.  The Present Mode
Sandro Zucchi
 
2.  Causatives and Mixed Aspectual Type
Dorit Abusch
 
3.  Proper Names and Language
Barbara Abbott
 
4.  Why Compositionality?
Jeroen Groenendijk and Martin Stokhof
 
5.  Is Word-Formation Compositional?
Emmon Bach
 
6.  Indefinites and the Operators they Depend on
Angelika Kratzer
 
7.  Definites, Locality, and Intentional Identity
Gennaro Chierchia
 
8.  Airport ’86 Revisited:  Toward a unified indefinite any
Laurence R. Horn
 
9.  A Problem for De Re Attitudes
Arnim von Stechow and Thomas Ede Zimmerman
 
10.  Measures and Indefinites
Hana Filip
 
11.  The Position of Information Structure
Eva Hajicová and Petr Sgall
 
12.  Topic Accents on Quantifiers
Mats Rooth
 
Index

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