Beyond the (in)definiteness restriction: A unified semantics for have
AbstractIn this paper, the main properties of the verb have and their connection with the (in)definiteness restriction are studied. Several varieties are characterized, in addition to the well-known existential-have construction: restricted existence, the locative reading, the essential and accidental readings, idiomatic constructions, etc. It is argued that it is possible to provide a uniform semantics for these constructions, starting with the idea that have denotes a function attributing essential properties. The proposed analysis is implemented in Generalized-Quantifier Theory.
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Gutierrez-Rexach, J. (2019). Beyond the (in)definiteness restriction: A unified semantics for have. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 11, 291-304. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2007.v11i0.646
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