The pragmatics of plural predication: Homogeneity and Non-Maximality within the Rational Speech Act Model
Benjamin Spector
March 2018
 

This is a minimally revised version of a paper published in the Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium. This paper offers an account of two puzzling properties of the intepretation of plural definites, known as 'Homogeneity' and 'Non-Maximality'. It reconstructs Kriz & Spector’s proposal within the framework of the Rational Speech Act model.
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Reference: lingbuzz/003826
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Published in: Proceedings of the 21st Amsterdam Colloquium
keywords: plural semantics, plural definites, homogeneity, non-maximality, pragmatics, rational speech act model, probabilistic pragmatics
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