Paper: Alternating Quantifier Scope In CCG

ACL ID P99-1039
Title Alternating Quantifier Scope In CCG
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 1999
Authors

The paper shows that movement or equivalent computational structure-changing operations of any kind at the level of logical form can be dispensed with entirely in capturing quantifer scope ambi- guity. It offers a new semantics whereby the ef- fects of quantifier scope alternation can be obtained by an entirely monotonic derivation, without type- changing rules. The paper follows Fodor (1982), Fodor and Sag (1982), and Park (1995, 1996) in viewing many apparent scope ambiguities as arising from referential categories rather than true general- ized quantitiers.