Language and Linguistics Compass, in press Quantifiers and discourse processing

@inproceedings{Paterson2009LanguageAL,
  title={Language and Linguistics Compass, in press Quantifiers and discourse processing},
  author={Kevin B. Paterson and Ruth Filik and Linda M. Moxey},
  year={2009}
}
Quantifiers are ubiquitous in natural language and, in addition to providing information about quantity, they serve important discourse functions. We outline several theoretical accounts of the functions that quantifiers perform in a discourse and the factors governing their interpretation, focusing on two specific topics that have received substantial attention from researchers working in linguistics and psychology. The first topic concerns the interpretation of pronominal anaphora in… CONTINUE READING

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