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Title: Strategies of Quantification
Edited By: Kook-Hee Gil
Stephen Harlow
George Tsoulas
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Theoretical Linguistics

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.

Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Linguistic Theories
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780199692446
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00

Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9780199692439
Pages: 336
Prices: U.K. £ 70.00