No more shall we part: Quantifiers in English comparatives

@article{Alrenga2014NoMS,
  title={No more shall we part: Quantifiers in English comparatives},
  author={Peter Alrenga and Christopher Kennedy},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  year={2014},
  volume={22},
  pages={1-53}
}
It is well known that the interpretation of quantificational expressions in the comparative clause poses a serious challenge for semantic analyses of the English comparative. In this paper, we develop a new analysis of the comparative clause designed to meet this challenge, in which a silent occurrence of the negative degree quantifier no (observed overtly in collocations like no more, no greater, etc.) interacts with other quantificational expressions to derive the observed range of… CONTINUE READING

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