Each vs. Jeweils: A Cover-Based View on Distance Distributivity

  • Lucas Champollion
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-31482-7_26

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)
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Champollion L. (2012) Each vs. Jeweils: A Cover-Based View on Distance Distributivity. In: Aloni M., Kimmelman V., Roelofsen F., Sassoon G.W., Schulz K., Westera M. (eds) Logic, Language and Meaning. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 7218. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

Abstract

Zimmermann [2002] identifies two kinds of distance-distributive items across languages. The first kind (e.g. each) is restricted to distribution over individuals; the second kind (e.g. German jeweils) can also be interpreted as distributing over salient occasions. I explain this behavior by formally relating this split to the two distributivity operators proposed in the work of Link (atomic operator) and Schwarzschild (cover-based operator), which I reformulate in a Neo-Davidsonian framework.

Keywords

distributivity crosslinguistic semantics algebraic semantics 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Lucas Champollion
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  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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