Roger Schwarzschild

Veneeta Dayal4
Maria Bittner3
4Veneeta Dayal
3Maria Bittner
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(1) is an example of an adjectival comparative. In it, the adjective important is flanked by more and a comparative clause headed by than. This article is a survey of recent ideas about the interpretation of comparatives, including (i) the underlying semantics based on the idea of a threshold; (ii) the interpretation of comparative clauses that include(More)
This paper argues that bare determiners, as in the sentence Many sat down, should be analyzed as involving the elision of a partitive phrase, as opposed to a noun phrase, as is commonly assumed This analysis is supported by: (i) the anaphoric interpretation of the bare determiners in context; (ii) the syntax of bare determiners; and (iii) deep event(More)
1. Introduction In many languages, certain forms can vary in their quantificational force, depending on the grammatical context they appear in. Such forms have been called indeterminate pronouns for, e.g., Japanese (Shimoyama 2001, Kratzer and Shimoyama 2002). Cheyenne (Algonquian) has a large class of indeterminates, including both nouns and verbs. The(More)
In Cheyenne (Algonquian), evidentials and markers of illocutionary mood (e.g., imperative, interrogative) form a single morphological paradigm: the mode paradigm. Morphologically , these distinct grammatical categories form a natural class. This paper argues they also form a natural semantic class, contributing similar kinds of meanings. In addition, there(More)
1 INTRODUCTION Formal semantics has so far mostly focused on three categories of quantifiers (Q)—to wit, Q-determiners (e.g. every), Q-adverbs (e.g. always), and Q-auxiliaries (e.g. would). All three form constructions that can be analyzed in terms of tripartite logical forms (LFs), consisting of a quantifier, the restriction, and the nuclear scope. This(More)
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