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Numerous meanings : the meaning of English cardinals and the legacy of Paul Grice

Author: Bert Bultinck
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2005.
Series: Current research in the semantics/pragmatics interface, v. 15.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Outlandish as it may seem to the uninitiated, the meaning of English cardinal numbers has been the object of many heated and fascinating debates. Notwithstanding the numerous important objections that have been formulated in the last three decades, the (neo- )Gricean, scalar account is still the standard semantic description of numerals. In this book, Bultinck writes the history of this implicature-driven approach  Read more...
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Bultinck, Bert.
Numerous meanings.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2005
(DLC) 2005053106
(OCoLC)61229844
Named Person: H P Grice; H P Grice
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bert Bultinck
ISBN: 0080456790 9780080456799 9780080445571 0080445578
OCLC Number: 77079188
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 327 pages).
Contents: Cover; Contents; Acknowledgements; Conventions; Introduction; The Gricean theory of implicatures; Three decades of Gricean numerals; General corpus analysis of the forms and functions of English cardinals; 'At least n', 'exactly n', 'at most n' and 'absolute value' readings; Conclusion; References; Index.
Series Title: Current research in the semantics/pragmatics interface, v. 15.
Responsibility: Bert Bultinck.

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This book presents an alternative account of the meaning of English cardinals and the ways in which their interpretation is influenced by other linguistic elements. Bert Bultinck offers the linguist  Read more...

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