Event-related readings and degrees of difference

  • Matthew Gotham


I present an analysis of event-related readings that treats both them and object-related readings as resulting from quantification over temporal stages of individuals, with the distinction between the two arising from a difference in the degree of maximality that quantifiers require those stages to fulfil. The analysis accounts for the compositional-semantic effect of different in these examples, and the possibility of multiple event-related readings. I also examine the connection between this analysis and existing accounts of quantifier domain restriction.
How to Cite
Gotham, M. (2021). Event-related readings and degrees of difference. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 25, 325-339. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2021.v25i0.940