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  1. A semantic characterization of natural language determiners.Edward L. Keenan & Jonathan Stavi - 1986 - Linguistics and Philosophy 9 (3):253 - 326.
  2. Boolean Semantics for Natural Language.Edward L. Keenan & Leonard M. Faltz - 1987 - Studia Logica 46 (4):401-404.
     
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    Beyond the Frege boundary.Edward L. Keenan - 1992 - Linguistics and Philosophy 15 (2):199-221.
    In sentences like Every teacher laughed we think of every teacher as a unary (=type (1)) quantifier - it expresses a property of one place predicate denotations. In variable binding terms, unary quantifiers bind one variable. Two applications of unary quantifiers, as in the interpretation of No student likes every teacher, determine a binary (= type (2)) quantifier; they express properties of two place predicate denotations. In variable binding terms they bind two variables. We call a binary quantifier Fregean (or (...)
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  4. The Semantics of Determiners.Edward L. Keenan - 1996 - In Shalom Lappin (ed.), The handbook of contemporary semantic theory. Cambridge, Mass., USA: Blackwell Reference. pp. 41--64.
  5. Logical Types for Natural Language.Edward L. Keenan & Leonard M. Faltz - 1978 - [Dept. Of Linguistics, Ucla],].
     
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    Natural language, sortal reducibility and generalized quantifiers.Edward L. Keenan - 1993 - Journal of Symbolic Logic 58 (1):314-325.
    Recent work in natural language semantics leads to some new observations on generalized quantifiers. In § 1 we show that English quantifiers of type $ $ are booleanly generated by their generalized universal and generalized existential members. These two classes also constitute the sortally reducible members of this type. Section 2 presents our main result--the Generalized Prefix Theorem (GPT). This theorem characterizes the conditions under which formulas of the form Q1x 1⋯ Qnx nRx 1⋯ xn and q1x 1⋯ qnx nRx (...)
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    Unreducible n-ary quantifiers in natural language.Edward L. Keenan - 1987 - In Peter Gärdenfors (ed.), Generalized Quantifiers. Reidel Publishing Company. pp. 109--150.
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  8. Two kinds of presupposition in natural language.Edward L. Keenan - 1971 - In Charles J. Fillmore & D. Terence Langėndoen (eds.), Studies in linguistic semantics. New York, N.Y.: Irvington. pp. 45--54.
     
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    Presupposition in Natural Logic.Edward L. Keenan - 1973 - The Monist 57 (3):344-370.
    We consider the logical form of a natural language sentence to be a formal object which determines both the logical properties of the sentence and, more generally, the ways the sentence is logically related to other sentences. Thus if some NL sentence logically entails another, this fact must follow, given the logical forms of the two sentences. The power of a theory of logical forms of natural language then lies first in what logical properties and relations it can define, and (...)
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    Further beyond the Frege boundary.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    avant propos This paper is basically Keenan (1992) augmented by some new types of properly polyadic quantification in natural language drawn from Moltmann (1992), Nam (1991) and Srivastav (1990). In addition I would draw the reader's attention to recent mathematical studies of polyadic quantiicationz Ben-Shalom (1992), Spaan (1992) and Westerstahl (1992). The first and third of these extend and generalize (in some cases considerably) the techniques and results in Keenan (1992). Finally I would like to acknowledge the stimulating and constructive (...)
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  11. Formal Semantics of Natural Language.Edward L. Keenan - 1980 - Journal of Philosophical Logic 9 (2):103-132.
     
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  12. Passive in the world's languages.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    In this chapter we shall examine the characteristic properties of a construction wide-spread in the world’s languages, the passive. In section 1 below we discuss defining characteristics of passives, contrasting them with other foregrounding and backgrounding constructions. In section 2 we present the common syntactic and semantic properties of the most wide-spread types of passives, and in section 3 we consider passives which differ in one or more ways from these. In section 4, we survey a variety of constructions that (...)
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    Stmctural similarity within and among languages.Edward P. Stabler & Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    Linguists rely on intuitive conceptions of structure when comparing expressions and languages. In an algebraic presentation of a language, some natural notions of similarity can be rigorously defined (e.g. among elements of a language, equivalence w.r.t. isomorphisms of the language; and among languages, equivalence w.r.t. isomorphisms of symmetry groups), but it tums out that slightly more complex and nonstandard notions are needed to capture the kinds of comparisons linguists want to make. This paper identihes some of the important notions of (...)
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  14. The Logical Presuppositions of Questions and Answers.Edward L. Keenan & Robert D. Hull - 1973 - In J’Anos S. Petöfi & Dorothea Franck (eds.), Präsuppositionen in Philosophie Und Linguistik - Presuppositions in Philosophy and Linguistics. Ahtenäum. pp. 441--466.
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    Formal semantics of natural language: papers from a colloquium sponsored by the King's College Research Centre, Cambridge.Edward Louis Keenan (ed.) - 1975 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    A volume of studies in natural language semantics which brings together work by philosophers, logicians and linguists. The main topics treated are: quantification and reference in natural language; the relations between formal logic, programming languages and natural language; pragmatics and discourse meaning; surface syntax and logical meaning. The volume derives from a colloquium organised in 1973 by the Kings College Research Centre, Cambridge and the papers have been edited for publication by Professor Keenan. It is hoped that the collection will (...)
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    Linguistic Invariants and Language Variation.Edward L. Keenan & Edward P. Stabler - unknown
    We illustrate a novel conception of linguistic invariant which applies to grammars of different natural languages even though they may use different categories and have difl'erent rules. We illustrate formally how semantically defined notions, such as "is an anaphor" may be invariant in all linguistically motivated grammars, and we show that individual morphemes, such as case markers, may be invariant in grammars that have them in exactly the same sense in which properties, such as "is a Verb Phrase" or relations (...)
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    Morphology is Structure: A Malagasy Test Case.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    roots In the Lexicon of Malagasy we include an entry whose string part is vidy ('buy'). Its category is 'RT [AG, TH) ', indicating that it is a root and is associated with a two element set of theta roles, AGFNT and THEME. Semantically this entry is interpreted as a binary relation (= a two participant event), noted VIDY'.
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    Reciprocals in Malagasy.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    a transitive verb, Lt b) is its minimal correspondent built with a reciprocal verb.* (I) a. m+aN+enjika (Manenjika) an-dRabe Rakoto. pREs+AcT+cltase Acc-Rabe Rakoto..
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  19. 688 ACKNOWLEDGMENT Iwanska, Lucia Johnson, Mark Kadmon, Nirit K~ ilm~ n, L~ zlo.Hans Kamp, Boem-mo Kang, Paul Kay, Ali Kazmi, Edward L. Keenan, Jeff King, Ewan Klein, Angelika Kratzer, Manfred Krifka & William Ladusaw - 1995 - Linguistics and Philosophy 18:687-688.
     
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    Editorial: Semantic Approaches to Binding.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    Binding relations are fimdamentally semantic in nature. They arise as relations that are established with an interpretation. This is most apparent with dynamic binding, of the kind found in Dynamic Predicate Logic. Here it is the runtime of the evaluation that may permit a binding relation, in..
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    Further excursions in natural logic: The mid—point theorems.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    Pursuing a study begun in (Keenan 2004) this note investigates inference patterns in natural language which proportionality quantifiers enter. We desire to identify such patterns and to isolate any such which are specific to proportionality quantifiers.
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    Handbook of Quantifiers in Natural Language: Volume II.Edward L. Keenan & Denis Paperno (eds.) - 2017 - Cham: Imprint: Springer.
    This work presents the structure, distribution and semantic interpretation of quantificational expressions in languages from diverse language families and typological profiles. The current volume pays special attention to underrepresented languages of different status and endangerment level. Languages covered include American and Russian Sign Languages, and sixteen spoken languages from Africa, Australia, Papua, the Americas, and different parts of Asia. The articles respond to a questionnaire the editors constructed to enable detailed crosslinguistic comparison of numerous features. They offer comparable information on (...)
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    Lexical Freedom and Large Categories.Edward L. Keenan - unknown
    Grammatical categories of English expressions are shown to differ with regard to the freedom we have in semantically interpreting their lexical (= syntactically simplest) expressions. Section 1 reviews the categories of expression we consider. Section 2 empirically supports that certain of these categories are lexically free, a notion we formally define, in the sense that anything which is denotable by a complex expression in the category is available as a denotation for lexical expressions in the category. Other categories are shown (...)
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    Quantification in English is Inherently Sortal.Edward L. Keenan - 1999 - History and Philosophy of Logic 20 (3-4):251-265.
    Within Linguistics the semantic analysis of natural languages (English, Swahili, for example) has drawn extensively on semantical concepts first formulated and studied within classical logic, principally first order logic. Nowhere has this contribution been more substantive than in the domain of quantification and variable binding. As studies of these notions in natural language have developed they have taken on a life of their own, resulting in refinements and generalizations of the classical quantifiers as well as the discovery of new types (...)
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    Some logical properties of natural language quantifiers.Edward L. Keenan - 2010 - In Joseph Almog & Paolo Leonardi (eds.), The philosophy of David Kaplan. New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 60.
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    The correspondence of two corners.Edward L. Keenan - 1979 - Studies in East European Thought 19 (4):275-283.
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    The Correspondence of Two Corners.Edward L. Keenan - 1979 - Studies in Soviet Thought 19 (4):275-283.
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    Yoad Winter’s Elements of Formal Semantics, 2016, Edinburgh Advanced Textbooks in Linguistics : Paperback, pp. 258. ISBN 978 0 7486 4043 0.Edward L. Keenan - 2018 - Journal of Logic, Language and Information 27 (2):175-192.
    Elements of Formal Semantics has already been reviewed twice :42, 2016; Erlewine in Comput Linguist 42:837–839, 2017). As well, the website for the work is accompanied by evaluative quotes by noted scholars. All are very positive concerning its clarity and its utility as an introduction to formal semantics for natural language. As I agree with these evaluations my interest in reiterating them in slightly different words is limited. So my reviews of the content chapters will be accompanied by a Reflections (...)
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    Facing the truth: Some advantages of direct interpretation. [REVIEW]Edward L. Keenan - 1983 - Linguistics and Philosophy 6 (3):335 - 371.
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    Erratum to: Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl: Quantifiers in language and logic: OUP, New York, 2006, 528 pp. [REVIEW]Edward L. Keenan & Denis Paperno - 2011 - Linguistics and Philosophy 34 (1):91-91.
    Erratum to: Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl: Quantifiers in language and logic Content Type Journal Article Category Erratum Pages 1-1 DOI 10.1007/s10988-011-9094-5 Authors Edward L. Keenan, Department of Linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles, 3125 Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543, USA Denis Paperno, Department of Linguistics, University of California at Los Angeles, 3125 Campbell Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543, USA Journal Linguistics and Philosophy Online ISSN 1573-0549 Print ISSN 0165-0157.
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    Stanley Peters and Dag Westerståhl: Quantifiers in language and logic: OUP, New York, 2006, 528 pp. [REVIEW]Edward L. Keenan & Denis Paperno - 2010 - Linguistics and Philosophy 33 (6):513 - 549.
    Quantifiers in Language and Logic (QLL) is a major contribution to natural language semantics, specifically to quantification. It integrates the extensive recent work on quantifiers in logic and linguistics. It also presents new observations and results. QLL should help linguists understand the mathematical generalizations we can make about natural language quantification, and it should interest logicians by presenting an extensive array of quantifiers that lie beyond the pale of classical logic. Here we focus on those aspects of QLL we judge (...)
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