On so-called ‘sloppy identity’

  title={On so-called ‘sloppy identity’},
  author={{\"O}sten Dahl},
How is a grammar to account for the ambiguities found in the following sentences ? (1) Bill loves his wife, and so does Harry. Possible interpretations: Bill loves his wife, and Harry loves (a) Harry's wife, (b) Bill's wife. 1 (2) John thinks he is smart, and so does Bill. Possible interpretations: John thinks he is smart, and Bill thinks (a) Bill is smart, (b) John is smart. (3) Only Sam loves his wife. Possible interpretations: (a) Sam is the only person such that that person loves his own… CONTINUE READING
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