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Scope and Complex Noun Phrases

Stephen J Barker

in Renewing Meaning

Published in print April 2004 | ISBN: 9780199263660
Published online August 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601354 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199263663.003.0010
Scope and Complex Noun Phrases

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I analyse scope relations between indefinite descriptions, universal noun phrases, and negation. A unified compositional account of any is offered. Relative clause modification, as in Every dog that likes barking, and complexes phrases, such as the friend of every girl, are analysed with ease.

Keywords: any; indefinite description; negation; predicate; predicate-application scope; sentential determination; universal noun phrase

Chapter.  9685 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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