Variation, Distributivity, and the Illusion of Branching

Filippo Beghelli, Dorit Ben Shalom, Anna Szabolcsi

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Abstract

A well-known observation is that (1) has a reading on whichevery buildingscopes over a fireman, but (2) does not:
(1)
A fireman checks the safety of every building


(2)
A fireman imagined that every building was unsafe
Original languageEnglish GB
Title of host publicationWays of Scope Taking
PublisherSpringer
Pages26-69
Number of pages44
ISBN (Print)9780792344469
StatePublished - 1997

Publication series

NameStudies in Linguistics and Philosophy
Volume65

Keywords

  • English language (Modern)
  • semantics
  • branching quantifier
  • distributive meaning
  • quantifier scope

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