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By Peter Lasersohn

First released in 1990, this dissertation provides an event-based model-theoretic semantics for plural expressions in English. the writer defends opposed to counterarguments the speculation that distributive predicates are predicates of teams, and never simply contributors. by means of defining the collective/distributive contrast when it comes to occasion constitution, he solves formal issues of past group-level analyses. the writer notes that convinced adverbials have a scientific ambiguity among a studying indicating collective motion, and readings indicating spatial or temporal proximity; the event-based definition of collective motion makes attainable a parallel therapy of those readings. This booklet offers a proper suggestion at the algebraic constitution of teams and occasions, and a semantically dependent research of quantity agreement.

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