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Nested Cooper Storage: The Proper Treatment of Quantification in Ordinary Noun Phrases

  • William R. Keller
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 35)

Abstract

A technique devised by the linguist Robin Cooper provides a means of desribing quantifier scope without the need for otherwise unmotivated syntactic ambiguity. It can be shown that certain complex noun Phrases may exhibit quantifier scope ambiguity, but that Cooper’s strategy tends to overgenerate in such cases. A consideration of the reasons for this suggests a modification of Cooper’s theory which overcomes the problem. The result is a principles approach to quantifier scope generation which is more restrictive than ’naive’ techniques in that it predicts fewer readings. The strategy offers computational benefits which may make it more suitable for implementation in natural language processing systems.0

Keywords

Noun Phrase Relative Clause Phrase Structure Grammar Binding Operator Intensional Logic 
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  • William R. Keller

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