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Stages of individuals and the composition of states

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Whether a stative predicate licenses an existential interpretation of its subject (EIS) depends in part on the type of object it has. While previous theories have related this to the object's ability to function as a topic, this paper presents evidence that the quantized/homogeneous distinction between objects better captures EIS and proposes an event composition analysis of EIS for (transitive) stative predicates. This analysis points to the aspectual nature of EIS and also illuminates other...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1515/tlr-2012-0014

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Ling Philology and Phonetics Fac
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Author
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Linguistic Review Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
3
Pages:
375–395
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1613-3676
ISSN:
0167-6318
URN:
uuid:ac9af15c-179c-4e0d-9442-9a5fa8c58dd4
Source identifiers:
572746
Local pid:
pubs:572746

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