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Foundational and Empirical Questions in Degree Semantics
with Modality as a Case Study

This is a course at the intersection of degree semantics and modal semantics. We aim to build on the recent surge of work on scalar (i.e. degree-based) modality and lead students to appreciate and investigate foundational, methodological and empirical questions in degree semantics. After introducing both standard degree semantics and standard modal semantics, we investigate questions like: When is a degree-theoretic treatment appropriate? Should there be morphosyntactic requirements (e.g. explicit degree morphemes) that characterize expressions suited to such a treatment? Are there translations between some degree-theoretic semantic theories and some standard (non-degree based) theories?

Fabrizio Cariani

Fabrizio Cariani
Northwestern University

Paulo Santorio

Paolo Santorio
University of Leeds

Alexis Wellwood

Alexis Wellwood
Northwestern University



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