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Generic and Existential Readings of Bare Plurals, and Contextual Factors

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dc.contributor.authorYoon, YoungEun-
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-07T07:53:18Z-
dc.date.available2014-01-07T07:53:18Z-
dc.date.issued2005-
dc.identifier.citation어학연구, Vol.41 No.2, pp. 275-303ko_KR
dc.identifier.issn0254-4474-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10371/86353-
dc.description.abstractCohen and Erteschik-Shir (2002) propose that topic/focus structure determines the generic and existential interpretations of bare plurals. They propose that topic bare plurals are interpreted generically, whereas focused bare plurals are interpreted existentially. They further propose that individual/stage-level predicate distinction plus other predicate type distinctions, argument/adjunct distinction, and presuppositionallnon-presuppositional verb distinction play a role in determining the topic/focus structure of a sentence. If we delve into the data more closely, however, it is revealed that these proposed determining factors do not apply across the board. In this context, one purpose Df this paper is to point out some problems of Cohen and Erteschik-Shir's account on bare plural interpretation. The other purpose is to present a new comprehensive approach, based on notions such as "current situation satisfaction," "sloppy reading," and "context and world knowledge," which cause the process of domain narrowing of quantification.ko_KR
dc.language.isoenko_KR
dc.publisher서울대학교 언어교육원ko_KR
dc.subjectbare pluralsko_KR
dc.subjectgeneric/existential readingko_KR
dc.subjectindividual/stagelevel predicatesko_KR
dc.subjecttopic/focus structureko_KR
dc.subjectcurrent situation satisfactionko_KR
dc.subjectsloppy readingko_KR
dc.subjectcontext and world knowledgeko_KR
dc.subjectdomain narrowingko_KR
dc.titleGeneric and Existential Readings of Bare Plurals, and Contextual Factorsko_KR
dc.typeSNU Journalko_KR
dc.citation.journaltitle어학연구-
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Language Education Institute (언어교육원)Language Research (어학연구)Language Research (어학연구) Volume 41 Number 1/4 (2005)
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