Confessions of a Lapsed Neo-Davidsonian: Events and by Samuel L. Bayer

By Samuel L. Bayer

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So most P Q is true iff the intersection of P and Q represents some large proportion of P; more than half P Q is true iff the intersection of P and Q contains more than half of the elements of P; and ten P Q is true iff the intersection of P and Q contains ten elements. But what happens when we add events? The standard account of generalized quantifiers relies implicitly on the assumption that CNs and IVs have the same extensional type: sets of individuals. But in a Davidsonian event semantics, IVs denote sets of pairs of individuals and events.

38b) Trainers from here are absolutely remarkable with all sorts of animals. For example, when a trainer from here trains a dolphin, it usually takes less than an hour. 38b). 36c), I ought to consider proportional examples, in order to verify that the proportion problem does not interfere with our conclusions. Furthermore, we need not make the assumption that the element which the pronoun in the main clause refers to is of the same type as the elements in the set being quantified over. 39) When a train breaks down, it usually happens without anyone watching.

For example, when a trainer from here trains a dolphin, it usually takes less than an hour. 38b). 36c), I ought to consider proportional examples, in order to verify that the proportion problem does not interfere with our conclusions. Furthermore, we need not make the assumption that the element which the pronoun in the main clause refers to is of the same type as the elements in the set being quantified over. 39) When a train breaks down, it usually happens without anyone watching. What sort of entities do the pronoun it and the embedded S refer to?

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