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

  • Lucas Champollion
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7218)


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.


distributivity crosslinguistic semantics algebraic semantics 


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  • Lucas Champollion
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  1. 1.New York UniversityNew YorkUSA

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