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

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.