Paper: Quantificational Domains And Recursive Contexts

ACL ID P93-1030
Title Quantificational Domains And Recursive Contexts
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1993

The implicit delimiting or narrowing of the domain of quantification, e.g., in the case of "unselective quantifiers" such as the adverbs of quantification always, usually, mostly, etc. , is a heavily context- dependent phenomenon that has much in common with anaphora, presupposition projection, the dy- namics of reference time, reference location, etc. , and other of the context-dependent phenomena discussed in Partee (1979). While many non- linguistic factors clearly play a role in such phe- nomena, there are interesting issues at the inter- section of discourse processing and sentence gram- mar, since in addition to context as constructed at the discourse level, there are subsentential "lo- cal contexts" which have limited lifespans and are constrained by aspects of sentence grammar, bot...