Quantification in Natural Languages

  • Emmon Bach
  • Eloise Jelinek
  • Angelika Kratzer
  • Barbara H. Partee

Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 54)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Emmon Bach, Eloise Jelinek, Angelika Kratzer, Barbara H. Partee
    Pages 1-11
  3. Maria Bittner, Ken Hale
    Pages 81-105
  4. Gennaro Chierchia
    Pages 107-143
  5. Ileana Comorovski
    Pages 145-177
  6. Veneeta Dayal
    Pages 179-205
  7. Nick Evans
    Pages 207-270
  8. Leonard M. Faltz
    Pages 271-319
  9. Martin Haspelmath
    Pages 363-382
  10. James Higginbotham
    Pages 383-419
  11. Eloise Jelinek
    Pages 487-540
  12. Barbara H. Partee
    Pages 541-601
  13. Paul Portner
    Pages 619-659
  14. Craige Roberts
    Pages 661-700
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 721-759

About this book


This volume of papers grew out of a research project on "Cross-Linguistic Quantification" originated by Emmon Bach, Angelika Kratzer and Barbara Partee in 1987 at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and supported by National Science Foundation Grant BNS 871999. The publication also reflects directly or indirectly several other related activ­ ities. Bach, Kratzer, and Partee organized a two-evening symposium on cross-linguistic quantification at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America in New Orleans (held without financial support) in order to bring the project to the attention of the linguistic community and solicit ideas and feedback from colleagues who might share our concern for developing a broader typological basis for research in semantics and a better integration of descriptive and theoretical work in the area of quantification in particular. The same trio organized a six-week workshop and open lecture series and related one-day confer­ ence on the same topic at the 1989 LSA Linguistic Institute at the University of Arizona in Tucson, supported by a supplementary grant, NSF grant BNS-8811250, and Partee offered a seminar on the same topic as part of the Institute course offerings. Eloise Jelinek, who served as a consultant on the principal grant and was a participant in the LSA symposium and the Arizona workshops, joined the group of editors for this volume in 1989.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emmon Bach
    • 1
  • Eloise Jelinek
    • 2
  • Angelika Kratzer
    • 1
  • Barbara H. Partee
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts-AmherstUSA
  2. 2.University of ArizonaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-3129-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2817-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-4662
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