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Natural Language Semantics

, Volume 8, Issue 4, pp 349–371 | Cite as

Cumulation is Needed: A Reply to Winter (2000)

  • Sigrid Beck
  • Uli Sauerland
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Abstract

Winter (2000) argues that so-called co-distributive or cumulative readings do not involve polyadic quantification (contra proposals by Krifka, Schwarzschild, Sternefeld, and others). Instead, he proposes that all such readings involve a hidden anaphoric dependency or a lexical mechanism. We show that Winter's proposal is insufficient for a number of cases of cumulative readings, and that Krifka's and Sternefeld's polyadic **-operator is needed in addition to dependent definites. Our arguments come from new observations concerning dependent plurals and clause-boundedness effects with cumulative readings.

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Cumulative Reading Polyadic Quantification Anaphoric Dependency 
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  • Uli Sauerland

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