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Journal Title: Linguistics and Philosophy
Volume/Issue:   35/02
Date: 2012
Table of Contents: DOI: 10.1007/s10988-012-9113-1Open Access
Title: Variety in Ancient Greek aspect interpretation
Author(s): Corien Bary and Markus Egg
Pages: 111-134

DOI: 10.1007/s10988-012-9114-0Open Access
Title: Granularity and scalar implicature in numerical expressions
Author(s): Granularity and scalar implicature in numerical expressions
Pages: 135-169

DOI: 10.1007/s10988-012-9115-z
Title: Contextualism and compositionality
Author(s): Peter Lasersohn
Pages: 171-189
Publisher: Springer
Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
Semantics
Subject Language(s): Greek, Ancient
 
LL Issue: 23.3499