Quantifier particles and compositionality

Anna Szabolcsi

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    Abstract

    In many languages, the same particles build quantifier words and serve as connectives, additive and scalar particles, question markers, existential verbs, and so on. Do the roles of each particle form a natural class with a stable semantics? Are the particles aided by additional elements, overt or covert, in fulfilling their varied roles? I propose a unified analysis, according to which the particles impose partial ordering requirements (glb and lub) on the interpretations of their hosts and the immediate larger contexts, but do not embody algebraic operations themselves.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013
    PublisherInstitute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC
    Pages27-34
    Number of pages8
    StatePublished - 2013
    Event19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: Dec 18 2013Dec 20 2013

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    Other19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013
    CountryNetherlands
    CityAmsterdam
    Period12/18/1312/20/13

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    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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    Szabolcsi, A. (2013). Quantifier particles and compositionality. In Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013 (pp. 27-34). Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC.

    Quantifier particles and compositionality. / Szabolcsi, Anna.

    Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC, 2013. p. 27-34.

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

    Szabolcsi, A 2013, Quantifier particles and compositionality. in Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC, pp. 27-34, 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 12/18/13.
    Szabolcsi A. Quantifier particles and compositionality. In Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC. 2013. p. 27-34
    Szabolcsi, Anna. / Quantifier particles and compositionality. Proceedings of the 19th Amsterdam Colloquium, AC 2013. Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC, 2013. pp. 27-34
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