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26 avril 2013 : Rachel Sterken (Arché, St Andrews/CSMN Oslo)


Vendredi 26 avril 2013 de 11h à 13h -

ATTENTION : CHANGEMENT DE SALLE - LE COLLOQUIUM AURA LIEU DANS LA SALLE DE CONFERENCES AU 46 RUE D’ULM

 

Rachel Sterken (Arché, St Andrews/CSMN Oslo)

Generics, Covert Structure and Logical Form


Abstract :

The standard view amongst philosophers of language and linguists is that the logical form of generics is quantificational and contains an covert, unpronounced quantifier expression Gen. Recently, some theorists have begun to question the standard view and advocate the competing proposal, originally found in Carlson (1977), that generics are a species of kind-predication (Liebesman (2011) and Cohen (2012)). These theorists offer some forceful objections to the standard view, and offer new strategies for dealing with the abundance of linguistic evidence in favour of the standard view. I respond to these objections and show that their strategies fail.

 

 


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