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Sum Individuals and Proportion Problem

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Authors
Yoon,YoungEun
Issue Date
1996-06
Publisher
서울대학교 언어교육원
Citation
어학연구, Vol.32 No.2, pp. 305-325
Abstract
This paper proposes that the so-called proportion problem, which was
observed in Kadmon (1987, 1990) as a problem to the analyses of Kamp
(1981) and Heim (1982), can be overcome by adopting the notion of 'sum
individuals.' It will be suggested that given a donkey sentence with an
asymmetric reading, a set of sum individuals of the 'dependent' variable is
computed and this is introduced to the antecedent level as a variable of
sum individuals. In this way, we can make the dependent variable accessible
from the consequent level and avoid the proportion problem. In addition, it will be shown that the process of computing the sum individuals is necessary in order to explain the existence of weak and strong readings of quantified sentences.
ISSN
0254-4474
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/86054
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 32 Number 1/4 (1996)
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