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Generically Speaking, or, Using Discourse Representation Theory to Interpret Generics

  • Lenhart K. Schubert
  • Francis Jeffry Pelletier
Part of the Studies in Linguistics and Philosophy book series (SLAP, volume 39)

Abstract

In this paper we discuss a proposal for representing the logical form of generic and habitual sentences. The proposal is a development of Schubert and Pelletier (1987), although it stands on its own and can be comprehended without having first read the earlier paper. (Most of what would be missed would merely be a discussion of background literature, and reasons to want a different logical form from those extant in the literature).

Keywords

Main Clause Existential Quantifier Generic Sentence Bare Plural Context Space 
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  • Lenhart K. Schubert
  • Francis Jeffry Pelletier

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