Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles

Lucas Champollion

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    Abstract

    An argument by Kratzer (2000) based on Schein (1986, 1993) does not conclusively show that events and thematic roles are necessary ingredients of the logical representation of natural language sentences. The argument claims that cumulative readings of every can be represented only with these ingredients. But scope-splitting accounts make it possible to represent cumulative readings of every in an eventless framework. Such accounts are motivated by obligatory reconstruction effects of every and by crosslinguistic considerations. Kratzer proposes that agent but not theme occurs in the logical representation of sentences because this allows her to model subject-object asymmetries in the distribution of cumulative every. But the reason for these asymmetries seems to be that every must be c-commanded by another quantifier in order to cumulate with it, no matter what its thematic role is. So the distribution of cumulative every does not provide support for Kratzer's proposal.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationLogic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers
    Pages213-222
    Number of pages10
    Volume6042 LNAI
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2010
    Event17th Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: Dec 16 2009Dec 18 2009

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume6042 LNAI
    ISSN (Print)03029743
    ISSN (Electronic)16113349

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    Other17th Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period12/16/0912/18/09

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    Quantifiers
    Natural Language
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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • Computer Science(all)

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    Champollion, L. (2010). Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles. In Logic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers (Vol. 6042 LNAI, pp. 213-222). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6042 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1_22

    Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles. / Champollion, Lucas.

    Logic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 6042 LNAI 2010. p. 213-222 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 6042 LNAI).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Champollion, L 2010, Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles. in Logic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 6042 LNAI, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 6042 LNAI, pp. 213-222, 17th Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Language and Meaning, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12/16/09. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1_22
    Champollion L. Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles. In Logic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 6042 LNAI. 2010. p. 213-222. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-14287-1_22
    Champollion, Lucas. / Cumulative readings of every do not provide evidence for events and thematic roles. Logic, Language and Meaning - 17th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers. Vol. 6042 LNAI 2010. pp. 213-222 (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)).
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