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Evidence for generalized quantifier semantics in the interpretation of the English neuter singular pronoun

Abstract:
The English pronoun it can anaphorically take on the meaning of a salient generalized quantifier when it occurs in subject position followed by an elided Verb Phrase and (optionally) a VP-level operator. The extent to which theories of pronoun interpretation will have to be altered to take account of this finding will depend on whether the phenomenon is unique to English or part of a crosslinguistic pattern.
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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s11050-021-09183-1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Philosophy Faculty
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Natural Language Semantics Journal website
Volume:
29
Pages:
579-600
Publication date:
2021-07-13
Acceptance date:
2021-06-18
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EISSN:
1572-865X
ISSN:
0925-854X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1188648
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pubs:1188648
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2021-10-12

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