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LINGUIST List 19.1414

Sat Apr 26 2008

Sum: Compositional Semantics - 'So,' 'So ADJ That'

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        1.    Katy McKinney-Bock, Compositional Semantics - 'So,' 'So ADJ That'

Message 1: Compositional Semantics - 'So,' 'So ADJ That'
Date: 25-Apr-2008
From: Katy McKinney-Bock <ksmckinnusc.edu>
Subject: Compositional Semantics - 'So,' 'So ADJ That'
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Query for this summary posted in LINGUIST Issue: 19.1242
This post is a summary of responses for query 19.1242, regarding the recent 
literature of compositional semantics of 'so' or 'so ADJ that' on April 10.

I would like to thank (in order of response) Ora Matushansky and Elena
Castroviejo Miró for their responses to my post. The following references
were suggested:

Castroviejo, E. 2006. A degree-based account of Wh-exclamatives. In
Puig-Waldmüller, E. (ed.) Proceedings of the 11th Sinn und Bedeutung,
September 23 2006, Universitat Pompeu Fabra.
(Her full dissertation can be found on the Semantics Archive,

Meier, C. 2001. Multihead comparatives and result clause constructions with
split antecedents. In C. Fand W. Sternefeld, eds., Audiatur Vox Sapientia.
A Festschrift for Arnim von Stechow. Studia Grammatica. Berlin: Akademie

Meier, Cécile. 2003. The meaning of too, enough and so...that. Natural
Language Semantics 11.69-107.

Umbach, Carla. The role of so in German equative comparison. Syntax and
Semantics Conference CSSP, Paris, October 2007.
(The handout is available on her website:

Katy McKinney-Bock

Linguistic Field(s): Semantics

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