By Cornelia Endriss (auth.)
Addressing a subject matter that has questioned the linguistics neighborhood for a few years, this e-book bargains a unique method of the outstanding extensive scope behaviour of indefinites. it's the first ebook explicitly devoted to extraordinary broad scope phenomena. Its special approach deals a proof for the truth that it's only a formal subset of the indefinites that exhibits this unprecedented large scope behaviour.
The writer attracts a cautious contrast among real and obvious scope readings, a contrast that's frequently no longer handled and has therefore ended in sure confusions. specifically, it truly is argued that practical readings must be saved strictly except non-functional ones and that each one proposals that use practical mechanisms to provide an explanation for the phenomena handy face serious problems.
The current physique of literature at the major problems with the ebook is punctiliously reviewed. This makes the booklet well matched as history literature for graduate seminars on these topics.