|Institution(en)||XPrag project ObTrEx, Universität Tübingen|
|Workshop/Tagung||Evening lecture at XPrag.de Summerschool|
|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.