FOM: Branching quantifiers in English?

Alasdair Urquhart urquhart at
Fri Mar 16 10:39:45 EST 2001

In reply to Joe Shipman's query:  there is quite
a substantial literature on the subject of whether
branching quantifiers occur in natural language.
Hintikka gives the following example:

Some relative of each villager and some relative
of each townsman hate each other.

There is a lengthy paper by Barwise on this question:
J. of Philosophical Logic, 8, 47-80.


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