DOI: https://doi.org/10.11649/cs.2012.004

About meanings as a rule not included in dictionaries

Violetta Koseska-Toszewa, Maksim Duszkin

Abstract


About meanings as a rule not included in dictionaries

The article discusses the problem of ambiguity of the exponents of logical existential quantification occurring in the verbal group of Bulgarian, Polish and Russian sentences: Bulg. отвреме навреме, понякога, Pol. od czasu do czasu, czasem, czasami, Rus. время от времени, иногда. This ambiguity can be explained by strong and weak existential quantification. Lexical semantics did not distinguish between these two types of existentiality. Here we present a description of selected exponents of logical existential quantification in Bulgarian, Polish and Russian.


Keywords


Quantification; quantifier; existentiality; universality; uniqueness; strong and weak quantificational meaning; verbal group; semantic structure of the sentence; state; event

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