Emmanuel Chemla (2017). “Connecting content and logical words”. Ms. LSCP.Full paper in pdf
Abstract: Content words, nouns and adjectives, are (generally) connected: there are no gaps in their denotations. We explore a formulation of connectedness which is applicable to content and logical words alike, and which compares well with the classic notion of monotonicity for logical words. Logical words satisfy this generalized version of the connectedness property at least as well as content words do, thus reducing the putative differences between content and logical words, as well as the associated challenges these differences would pose, e.g., for learners.