Explaining Quantifier Restriction: Reply to Ben-Yami

Logique Et Analyse 55 (217):109-120 (2012)

Dag Westerståhl
Stockholm University
This is a reply to H. Ben-Yami, 'Generalized quantifiers, and beyond' (this journal, 2009), where he argues that standard GQ theory does not explain why natural language quantifiers have a restricted domain of quantification. I argue, on the other hand, that although GQ theory gives no deep explanation of this fact, it does give a sort of explanation, whereas Ben-Yami's suggested alternative is no improvement.
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