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Quantification in event semantics

Yoad Winter (Utrecht University) has given a type-logical account of quantification in event semantics.

It has been observed in the literature that Davidson's event semantics does not combine smoothly with Montague's compositional semantics. The difficulty comes from a possibly bad interaction between event existential closure, on the one hand, and quantification, negation, or conjunction, on the other hand. In a recent publication, Winter and Zwarts provide a solution to this problem. Winter and de Groote elaborate on this solution. In particular, they provide a treatment of quantified adverbial modifiers, which was absent from Winter and Zwarts,  [19] .