Vagueness in Degree Constructions

  • Galit Weidman Sassoon

Abstract

This paper presents a novel semantic analysis of unit names and gradable adjectives, inspired by measurement theory (Krantz et al 1971). Based on measurement theory's typology of measures, I claim that different predicates are associated with different types of measures whose special characteristics, together with features of the relations denoted by unit names, explain the puzzling limited distribution of measure phrases.
Published
2019-07-25
How to Cite
Sassoon, G. W. (2019). Vagueness in Degree Constructions. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 13(2), 469-484. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2009.v13i2.566