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Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 12, Issue 4, pp 289–318 | Cite as

The Semantics of Together

  • Friederike Moltmann
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Abstract

The semantic function of the modifier together in adnominal position has generally been considered to be that of preventing a distributive reading of the predicate. On the basis of a new range of data, I will argue that this view is mistaken. The semantic function of adnominal together rather is that of inducing a cumulative measurement of the group that together is associated with. The measurement-based analysis of adnominal together that I propose can also, with some modifications, be extended to adverbial occurrences of together.

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Semantic Function Cumulative Measurement Distributive Reading 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Friederike Moltmann
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  1. 1.University of StirlingDepartment of PhilosophyUK

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