Bare Habituals and Plural Definite Descriptions

  • Marcelo Ferreira

Abstract

This paper investigates semantic and pragmatic differences between habitual sentences with adverbs of quantification and habitual sentences without adverbs of quantification, which I will call bare habituals. I will argue for the idea that bare habituals involve plural definite descriptions of events/situations, whereas habituals with adverbs of quantification involve quantification over singular events/situations.
Published
2019-08-19
How to Cite
Ferreira, M. (2019). Bare Habituals and Plural Definite Descriptions. Proceedings of Sinn Und Bedeutung, 9, 102-115. https://doi.org/10.18148/sub/2005.v9i0.721