Evening lecture: Which alternatives?

Vortragende(r) Beck, Sigrid
Institution(en) XPrag project ObTrEx, Universität Tübingen
Workshop/Tagung Evening lecture at XPrag.de Summerschool
Datum 08.08.2019
Uhrzeit 18:00 Uhr
Ort Humboldt University, Seminar Building, Dorotheenstr. 24, 10117 Berlin, lecture hall 1.101
Link to XPrag.de summerschool webpage

The talk presents diachronic and crosslinguistic evidence that indeterminate phrases have a Hamblin alternative semantics. This includes their uses as polarity items, arguing against an analysis in terms of property alternatives. We explore some consequences for the analysis of polarity.