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LINGUIST List 19.2129

Thu Jul 03 2008

Books: Syntax/Semantics/Ling Theories: Hinterwimmer

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        1.    Julia Ulrich, Q-Adverbs as Selective Binders: Hinterwimmer


Message 1: Q-Adverbs as Selective Binders: Hinterwimmer
Date: 01-Jul-2008
From: Julia Ulrich <julia.ulrichdegruyter.com>
Subject: Q-Adverbs as Selective Binders: Hinterwimmer
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Title: Q-Adverbs as Selective Binders
Subtitle: The Quantificational Variability of Free Relatives and Definite DPs
Series Title: Interface Explorations [IE] 14
Published: 2008
Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
                http://www.mouton-publishers.com

Book URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/imp/mouton/detailEn.cfm?id=IS-9783110196290-1

Author: Stefan Hinterwimmer
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196290 Pages: 289 Price: Europe EURO 98.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9783110196290 Pages: 289 Price: U.S. $ 157.00 Comment: For orders placed in North America only.
Abstract:

This book deals with the interpretation of adverbially quantified sentences
containing definite DPs and Free Relatives (FR) Thereby, it concentrates on
the origins of Quantificational Variability Effects (QVEs), i.e. readings
according to which the respective quantificational adverb seems to quantify
over the individuals denoted by the respective DP/FR.

QVEs are usually discussed only in connection with singular indefinites and
bare plurals. This book therefore provides the first comprehensive account
of QVEs with definite DPs and Free Relatives (while also discussing
singular indefinites and bare plurals). Presenting new empirical
observations and arguments for the assumption that Q-adverbs quantify over
situations exclusively, it is also an important contribution to the
theoretical debate concerning the quantificational domain of Q-adverbs.

It is of interest to linguists working in formal semantics and the
syntax-semantics interface as well as to philosophers of language who are
interested in adverbial quantification and situation semantics.
Furthermore, it offers an introduction to the core issues of situation
semantics and adverbial quantification and is therefore accessible to
graduate students interested in these topics.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax

Written In: English (eng )

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