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Quantifiers in Language and Logic (paperback edition, slightly revised)

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Authors Dag Westerståhl
Stanley Peters
ISBN 978-0-19-929125-0
Publisher Oxford University Press
Place of publication Oxford
Publication year 2008
Published at Department of Philosophy
Language en
Keywords generalized quantifiers, natural language, logic
Subject categories Linguistics, Logic

Abstract

Quantification is a topic which brings together linguistics, logic, and philosophy. Quantifiers are the essential tools with which, in language and logic, we refer to quantity of things or amount of stuff. In English they include such expressions as "no", "some", "all", "both", and "many". Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl present the definitive interdisciplinary exploration of how they work -- their syntax, semantics, and inferential role.

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