Champollion, Lucas, and Manfred Krifka. 2014. "Mereology"
(handbook article, to be published in: P. Dekker and M. Aloni (eds), Cambridge Handbook of Semantics)


[Full paper on lingbuzz]


Abstract:  This review article is concerned with the applications that mereology has found in natural-language semantics. After a section on essential formal properties of the parthood relations and their axiomatization, we deal with linguistic applications in the nominal domain, in the expression of measurement functions, and in the verbal domain.


Keywords:  collectivity, cumulativity, distributivity, homomorphisms, mass terms, measurement, parthood, plural, quantization