Distributivity, collectivity, and cumulativity (handbook article)
Lucas Champollion
October 2015
 

This handbook article provides an overview of the major empirical phenomena discussed in connection with the theoretical concepts of distributivity, collectivity, and cumulativity. Topics include: an operational definition of distributivity; the difference between lexical and phrasal distributivity; atomic vs. nonatomic distributivity; collectivity and thematic entailments; two classes of collective predicates ("be numerous" vs. "gather"); how to distinguish between cumulative and collective readings; interactions of distributivity and collectivity; and a list of other relevant review papers and handbook articles.
Format: [ pdf ]
Reference: lingbuzz/002133
(please use that when you cite this article)
Published in: Wiley's Companion to Semantics
keywords: distributivity, collectivity, cumulativity, plurality, semantics
previous versions: v1 [July 2014]
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