Analyticity under Perspective: Indefinite Generics in French

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Starting from the observation that a sentence like ??a dog is intelligent is difficult in the generic domain in the same way as ??a student is shy is in the existential one, this paper argues that as for the existential reading, the generic interpretation of the indefinites also needs a “context”. Adopting an explicit modal interpretation of GEN, our… (More)

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@inproceedings{Mari2008AnalyticityUP, title={Analyticity under Perspective: Indefinite Generics in French}, author={Alda Mari and Jean Nicod}, year={2008} }