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LINGUIST List 24.1050

Thu Feb 28 2013

Books: Strategies of Quantification: Gil, Harlow, Tsoulas (Eds)

Editor for this issue: Rebekah McClure <rebekahlinguistlist.org>

Date: 28-Feb-2013
From: Annie Leyman <annie.leymanoup.com>
Subject: Strategies of Quantification: Gil, Harlow, Tsoulas (Eds)
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Title: Strategies of Quantification
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics
Published: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
                http://www.oup.com/us

Book URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199692446.do

Editor: Kook-Hee Gil
Editor: Stephen Harlow
Editor: George Tsoulas
Hardback: ISBN: 9780199692439 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 70.00
Paperback: ISBN: 9780199692446 Pages: 336 Price: U.K. £ 35.00
Abstract:

Quantification has been at the heart of research in the syntax and semantics of natural language since Aristotle. The last few decades have seen an explosion of detailed studies of the syntax and semantics of quantification and its relation to the rest of the theory of grammar, resulting in a highly sophisticated understanding of the mechanisms of quantification. This book considers the ways natural languages vary with respect to their realisation of quantificational notions. Drawing on data from English, German, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Hausa and others, the authors also link the variation in the expression of quantification to the notions of polarity sensitivity, free-choice and indefiniteness.

Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
                            Semantics
                            Syntax
                            Typology

Written In: English (eng)

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