By Peter Lasersohn
First released in 1990, this dissertation offers an event-based model-theoretic semantics for plural expressions in English. the writer defends opposed to counterarguments the speculation that distributive predicates are predicates of teams, and never simply contributors. by means of defining the collective/distributive contrast by way of occasion constitution, he solves formal issues of past group-level analyses. the writer notes that yes adverbials have a scientific ambiguity among a examining indicating collective motion, and readings indicating spatial or temporal proximity; the event-based definition of collective motion makes attainable a parallel therapy of those readings. This publication offers a proper thought at the algebraic constitution of teams and occasions, and a semantically established research of quantity agreement.
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