Linguistics Colloquium: Andreas Heida

13/12/2016 - 14:00 - 15:30

Andreas Heida, The Hebrew University

Title: Beyond Density (joint work with Tue Trinh)
Abstract: Fox & Hackl (2006) proposes a theory of measurement which claims that "John has 3 children" is asymmetrically entailed by "John has 3.1 children," or more generally, by any proposition of the form "John has n children" where n denotes a rational number greater than 3. In this talk, we present several observations on such sentences as "John has 3.1 children” and "John read 3.5 Russian novels” and propose an analysis of numerals which accounts for them.


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