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Generic Plural and Mass Indefinites ∗

Carmen Dobrovie-Sorin

in Genericity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.003.0002
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter builds on Dobrovie-Sorin and Mari’s (2007a,b) claim that the unacceptability of the generic readings of French plural indefinites headed by ... More


Embedded questions

Veneeta Dayal

in Questions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199281268
eISBN:
9780191757396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281268.003.0005
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Theoretical Linguistics

This chapter investigates issues specific to indirect questions. They are separated from morpho-syntactically similar free clauses and exclamatives, as well as from noun phrases with question-like ... More


Imperfectivity and Habituality in Italian ∗

Fabio Del Prete

in Genericity

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199691807
eISBN:
9780191745775
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691807.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics, Psycholinguistics / Neurolinguistics / Cognitive Linguistics

The chapter proposes a semantic analysis of Italian imperfective sentences which uniformly accounts for their habitual and progressive readings. Bare ... More


Implicit Domain Restriction

Wylie Breckenridge

in Visual Experience: A Semantic Approach

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780199600465
eISBN:
9780191841835
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199600465.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind

According to the proposal made in Chapter 4, we use ‘grey’ in ‘The patch looks grey to you’ to refer to a way of looking by quantifying over events. When we quantify it is very common for us to ... More


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