Semantic games and generalised quantifiers

Ahti Veikko Pietarinen*

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This chapter proposes to marry generalised quantifiers with game-theoretic semantics (GTS). It is argued that generalised quantifiers are no impediment to a game-theoretic interpretation. To this effect, semantic game rules for various types of generalised quantifiers are defined. Moreover, game semantics is argued to surpass relational semantics in that it provides (i) a generic method of dealing with context-dependent quantifiers in terms of strategic content and (ii) a general semantics for branching generalised quantifiers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGame Theory and Linguistic Meaning
EditorsAhti-Veikko Pietarinen
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780080548524
ISBN (Print)9780080447155
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2007

Publication series

NameCurrent Research in the Semantics/ Pragmatics Interface
ISSN (Print)1472-7870

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Philosophy
  • Linguistics and Language


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