On the grammar and processing of proportional quantifiers: most versus more than half

@article{Hackl2009OnTG,
  title={On the grammar and processing of proportional quantifiers: most versus more than half},
  author={M. Hackl},
  journal={Natural Language Semantics},
  year={2009},
  volume={17},
  pages={63-98}
}
  • M. Hackl
  • Published 2009
  • Mathematics
  • Natural Language Semantics
Proportional quantifiers have played a central role in the development of formal semantics because they set a benchmark for the expressive power needed to describe quantification in natural language (Barwise and Cooper Linguist Philos 4:159–219, 1981). The proportional quantifier most, in particular, supplied the initial motivation for adopting Generalized Quantifier Theory (GQT) because its meaning is definable as a relation between sets of individuals, which are taken to be semantic… Expand

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