The Role of Context in the Resolution of Quantifier Scope Ambiguities

@article{Villalta2003TheRO,
  title={The Role of Context in the Resolution of Quantifier Scope Ambiguities},
  author={Elisabeth Villalta},
  journal={J. Semantics},
  year={2003},
  volume={20},
  pages={115-162}
}
This paper presents experimental results that elucidate some aspects of semantic processing, i.e. of the system that allows perceivers to associate an interpretation to a sentence on-line. The phenomenon under investigation is the resolution of quantifier scope ambiguities. Sentences containing multiple quantifiers (i.e. everybody, some musician, etc.) are known to give rise to several interpretations. The question addressed in this work is how this kind of ambiguity is resolved in the on-line… CONTINUE READING

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