Severing maximality from fewer than: evidence from genericity

  • Brian Buccola

Abstract

This paper presents new evidence suggesting that the downward entailingness of a quantifier like fewer than four people is due not simply to the lexical meaning of the quantifier, but also to a separate, and in principle optional, maximization operation that occurs in the scope of the quantifier, a decomposition already posited for independent reasons by Spector (2014).
How to Cite
Buccola, B. (1). Severing maximality from fewer than: evidence from genericity. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 20, 127-144. Retrieved from https://ojs.ub.uni-konstanz.de/sub/index.php/sub/article/view/209