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1 Truth-Conditions of Generic Sentences : Two Contrasting Views

@inproceedings{Carlson19881TO,
  title={1 Truth-Conditions of Generic Sentences : Two Contrasting Views},
  author={Greg N. Carlson},
  year={1988}
}
In this work, which is intended to form a very general backdrop for considering the semantics of generic sentences, we are going to examine some basic assumptions about how work on generics is to proceed, and what basic, empirical issues need to be accounted for by any adequate theory of generic meaning. There are two generally opposed perspectives on how generic sentences can be true or false. One view takes induction as its primary model and attempts to understand generics in terms of the… Expand
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