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Essays on genericity

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This thesis collects five papers that are connected by the common theme of genericity in natural language, and gives an account of the meaning of generic sentences.

I begin in Chapter 2 by exploring extant versions of the standard modal theory, providing novel considerations in favour of two particular implementations which I build upon in later chapters.

In Chapter 3, I turn to the logical form of generic sentences, which I take to involve covert quantification. I...

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HUMS
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Philosophy Faculty
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
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English
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2020-05-04

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