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The meaning of more

The meaning of more

Author: Alexis Wellwood
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2019.
Series: Oxford linguistics.; Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics, 12.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
This book reimagines the compositional semantics of comparative sentences using words such as more, as, too, and others. The book's central thesis entails a rejection of a fundamental assumption of degree semantic frameworks: that gradable adjectives like tall lexicalize functions from individuals to degrees, i.e., measure functions. Alexis Wellwood argues that comparative expressions in English themselves introduce  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexis Wellwood
ISBN: 9780198804659 0198804652 9780198804666 0198804660
OCLC Number: 1079410197
Description: vi, 216 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Measurement and degrees --
Measureing stuff and process --
Measuring states --
Measuring pluralities --
Measuring occasions --
Measuring accuracy --
Limiting theory --
Beyond semantics.
Series Title: Oxford linguistics.; Oxford studies in semantics and pragmatics, 12.
Responsibility: Alexis Wellwood.


This book examines the semantics of comparative constructions using words such as more, as, too, and so on, and proposes a new account that rejects a fundamental assumption of the degree semantics  Read more...


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