Each vs. jeweils: A cover-based view on distance distributivity

Lucas Champollion

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    Zimmermann [2002] identifies two kinds of distance-distributive items across languages. The first kind (e.g. each) is restricted to distribution over individuals; the second kind (e.g. German jeweils) can also be interpreted as distributing over salient occasions. I explain this behavior by formally relating this split to the two distributivity operators proposed in the work of Link (atomic operator) and Schwarzschild (cover-based operator), which I reformulate in a Neo-Davidsonian framework.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationLogic, Language and Meaning - 18th Amsterdam Colloquium, Revised Selected Papers
    Number of pages10
    StatePublished - 2012
    Event18th Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Languageand Meaning - Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Duration: Dec 19 2011Dec 21 2011

    Publication series

    NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
    Volume7218 LNCS
    ISSN (Print)0302-9743
    ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


    Other18th Amsterdam Colloquium on Logic, Languageand Meaning


    • algebraic semantics
    • crosslinguistic semantics
    • distributivity

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Theoretical Computer Science
    • General Computer Science


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