Croatian Journal of Philosophy

Volume 20, Issue 3, 2020

On Pietroski’s Conjoining Meanings

John Collins
Pages 283-294

Conjoining and the Weak/Strong Quantifier Distinction

Pietroski’s model of semantic composition is introduced and compared to the standard type hierarchy. Particular focus is then given to Pietroski’s account of quantifi cation. The question is raised of how the model might account for the weak/strong distinction in natural language quantifi cation. A number of options are addressed and one proposal is tentatively recommended.