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09/2019, Oxford Studies in Semantics and Pragmatics, ISBN 9780198804659
This book re-imagines the compositional semantics of comparative constructions with words like “more”. It argues for a revision of one of the fundamental... 
Linguistic Theories | Semantics
eBook
Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, 01/2020, Volume 10
Contemporary research in compositional, truth-conditional semantics often takes judgments of the relative unacceptability of certain phrasal combinations as... 
Semantics | truth conditional meaning | compositional semantics | language and mind | semantic anomaly | scale structure
Journal Article
Linguistics and Philosophy, ISSN 0165-0157, 2/2015, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp. 67 - 101
This paper explores the hypothesis that all comparative sentences—nominal, verbal, and adjectival—contain instances of a single morpheme that compositionally... 
Gradable adjectives | Measurement | Telicity | Mass-count distinction | Degree constructions | Semantics | Plurality | Logical form | Comparatives | LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS | LINGUISTICS | MASS | COUNT | SCALE | Analysis | Hypothesis testing | Count/Mass distinction | Comparative studies | Morphemes | Adjectives | Predicate | Semantic categories
Journal Article
Linguistics and Philosophy, ISSN 0165-0157, 02/2015, Volume 38, Issue 1, pp. 67 - 101
This paper explores the hypothesis that all comparative sentences- nominal, verbal, and adjectival-contain instances of a single morpheme that compositionally... 
Journal Article
Acta Linguistica Hungarica, ISSN 1216-8076, 06/2018, Volume 65, Issue 2-3, p. 473
Semanticists often assume an ontology for natural language that includes not only ordinary objects, but also events, and other sorts of entities. We link this... 
Ontology | Natural language
Journal Article
Natural Language Semantics, ISSN 0925-854X, 06/2017, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp. 91 - 107
Kotek et al. (Nat Lang Semant 23: 119-156, 2015) argue on the basis of novel experimental evidence that sentences like 'Most of the dots are blue' are... 
Cognition | Verification | Experimental semantics | Quantification | Most | LINGUISTICS | NUMBER | LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS | Cognitive processes | Semantics | Truth | Ambiguity
Journal Article
Acta Linguistica Academica. An International Journal of Linguistics (Until 2016 Acta Linguistica Hungarica), ISSN 2559-8201, 2018, Volume 65, Issue 2-3, pp. 473 - 502
Semanticists often assume an ontology for natural language that includes not only ordinary objects, but also events, and other sorts of entities. We link this... 
Semantics | Telicity | Psycholinguistics | Number | Ontology | Mass/count | psycholinguistics | telicity | VERBS | LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS | NOUNS | PARSE CONTINUOUS ACTIONS | DIVISION | number | LINGUISTICS | SEMANTICS | mass/count | MASS | HYPOTHESIS | INFANTS ABILITY | COUNT | ontology
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Language Learning and Development, ISSN 1547-5441, 07/2016, Volume 12, Issue 3, pp. 262 - 279
Journal Article
Natural Language Semantics, ISSN 0925-854X, 06/2017, Volume 25, Issue 2, p. 91
Kotek et al. (Nat Lang Semant 23: 119-156, 2015) argue on the basis of novel experimental evidence that sentences like ‘Most of the dots are blue’ are... 
Semantics | Ambiguity
Journal Article
Journal of Semantics, ISSN 0167-5133, 2018, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp. 543 - 583
Comparative constructions like More people have been to Russia than I have are reported to be acceptable and meaningful by native speakers of English; yet,... 
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS | LINGUISTICS | QUANTIFIERS | POLARITY
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01/2014, ISBN 9781321322804, Volume 76, Issue 3
Determining the semantic content of sentences, and uncovering regularities between linguistic form and meaning, requires attending to both morphological and... 
English | Reflexivity | Number (Grammatical) | Semantic analysis | Count/Mass distinction | Syntactic structures | Linguistics | Adjectives | Philosophy | Morphosyntax | Predicate
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Semantics & Pragmatics, ISSN 1937-8912, 01/2012, Volume 5, pp. 1 - 29
The question of whether epistemic modals contribute to the truth conditions of the sentences they appear in is a matter of active debate in the literature.... 
Journal Article
Semantics and Pragmatics, ISSN 1937-8912, 2012, Volume 5, pp. 29 - 29
The question of whether epistemic modals contribute to the truth conditions of the sentences they appear in is a matter of active debate in the literature.... 
truth conditions | semantics | epistemic modality | English language (Modern) | scope | modality, epistemic modals, corpus linguistics
Journal Article
Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory, ISSN 2163-5943, 01/2018, Issue 28, p. 78
Comparatives involve various dimensions for comparison, but not anything goes: "more coffee" involves volume or weight, but not temperature, while "more... 
Number (Grammatical) | Comparison | Nouns | Morphosyntax
Journal Article
Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, ISSN 1944-3676, 12/2014, Volume 9, Issue 1
Questions about the nature of the relationship between language and extralinguistic cognition are old, but only recently has a new view emerged that allows for... 
Proceeding of the Symposium for Cognition, Logic and Communication | event semantics | linguistic structure | language system | transparency thesis | extralinguistic cognition
Journal Article
Journal of Semantics, ISSN 0167-5133, 05/2012, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 207 - 228
This squib investigates parallels between nominal and verbal comparatives. Building on key insights of Hackl (2000) and Bale & Barner (2009), we show that more... 
Journal Article
Journal of Semantics, ISSN 0167-5133, 05/2012, Volume 29, Issue 2, pp. 207 - 228
This squib investigates parallels between nominal and verbal comparatives. Building on key insights of Hackl (2000) and Bale & Barner (2009), we show that more... 
LANGUAGE & LINGUISTICS | LINGUISTICS | COUNT | MASS | comparative construction | English language (Modern) | aspect | Bulgarian language | Hindi-Urdu language | syntax | mass/count distinction | Spanish language
Journal Article
Proceedings from Semantics and Linguistic Theory, ISSN 2163-5943, 01/2016, Issue 26, p. 166
The event analysis is only rarely incorporated into degree-theoretic treatments of adjectival comparatives. I propose a neodavidsonian account of predications... 
Phrases | Morphemes | Adjectives | Quantitative analysis
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09/2019, ISBN 9780198804659
This chapter considers how the compositional theory argued for in the preceding chapters might apply to a variety of additional cases where a lexical,... 
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