Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Zimmermann on Opaque Verbs

 As seen at semantics etc

Thomas Ede Zimmermann. “Monotonicity in Opaque Verbs”.

“In this paper I will defend a quantificational semantic analysis of the unspecific readings of opaque transitive verbs, i.e. verbs that induce a certain kind of ambiguity with respect to their direct object position: I owe you a horse, Ernest is looking for a lion, Tom’s horse resembles a unicorn, John hired an assistant

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