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Journal
2008 | 16 | 3-4(63-64) | 39-53
Article title

THE MEANING OF MULTIPLE QUANTIFIED SENTENCES (Znaczenie zdan z wieloma kwantyfikatorami)

Title variants
Languages of publication
PL
Abstracts
EN
The authoress focuses on the linguistic phenomenon of multiple quantification. Her aim is to defend the grammatical ambiguity hypothesis, the view that a multiple quantified sentence of a language L is semantically ambiguous if a grammar for L (understood as the cognitive mechanism that maps sentences onto meanings) encodes a class of interpretations - specifies the space of possible interpretations of that sentence. She argues both against the position of a unitary semantics: ambiguous sentences encode a single sense, a pragmatic (context dependent) derivation is essential in arriving at the other interpretations; and against that of radical pragmatics: ambiguous sentences encode no senses at all, a pragmatic derivation is essential in arriving at any interpretation (at all). In her attempt at providing a plausible account of semantic ambiguity, the authoress uses a combination of approaches and methods: theories of grammar (such as Government and Binding Theory), tools of mathematical logic, linguistic studies and the results of psycholinguistic experiments.
Journal
Year
Volume
16
Issue
Pages
39-53
Physical description
Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Justyna GrudzinskaJ, Uniwersytet Warszawski, Instytut Filozofii, ul. Krakowskie Przedmiescie 3, 00-927 Wraszawa, Poland.
References
Document Type
Publication order reference
Identifiers
CEJSH db identifier
09PLAAAA060318
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.076fc784-1477-356e-8155-67d7722b3394
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