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Introduction

  • Gennaro Chierchia
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Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 39)

Abstract

It is quite uncontroversial that a semantic theory for natural language must come to grips with the nature of intensional entities, such as properties, relations and propositions. For example, it must specify what it is to attribute a property to an individual and what information bearing structure results from such an operation. More generally, semantics must identify what types of entities are needed in a compositional account of the way phrases are interpreted, as well as how such entities are related to one another.

Keywords

Noun Phrase Thematic Role Structure Meaning Existential Quantifier Generic Sentence 
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