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Generalized Quantifier Theory

**SEMANTICS: **a logical semantic theory which studies the interpretation of noun phrases and determiners. The formal theory of generalized quantifiers already existed as a part of mathematical logic (Mostowski 1957) and it was implicit in
**Montague Grammar** (Montague 1974), but it has been put to use in its full force in Barwise & Cooper (1981) and Keenan & Stavi (1986), as a framework for the investigation of universal constraints on quantification and inferential patterns concerning quantifiers. It has been applied to explain the distribution of **negative polarity items** and
**weak noun phrase**s and **strong noun phrase**s.
Within GQT there are two perspectives on noun phrase interpretation, which are formally equivalent. One perspective focuses on the interpretation of noun phrases as sets of sets (i.e. **generalized quantifier**s)
which take a predicate as their argument; the other approach focuses on the interpretation of determiners as relations between sets. See **determiner**.

LIT. | Barwise, J. & R. Cooper (1981) Gamut, L.T.F. (1991) Keenan, E.L. and J. Stavi (1986) Montague, R. (1974) Mostowski,A. (1957) Partee, B.H., A. ter Meulen, and R. Wall (1990) |