Genericity is easy? Formal and experimental perspectives

Lazaridou-Chatzigoga, Dimitra, Katsos, Napoleon and Stockall, Linnaea (2015) Genericity is easy? Formal and experimental perspectives. Ratio, 28 (4). pp. 470-494. ISSN 0034-0006

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In this paper, we compare the formal semantics approach to genericity, within which genericity is viewed as a species of quantification, and a growing body of experimental and developmental work on the topic, mainly by psychologists rather than linguists, proposing that genericity is categorically different from (and significantly simpler than) quantification. We argue that this generics-as-default hypothesis is much less well supported by evidence than its supporters contend, and that a research program combining theoretical and experimental research methods and considerations in the same studies is required to make progress.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Part of Special Issue: Investigating Meaning: Experimental Approaches
Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2023 09:31
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2023 10:30
DOI: 10.1111/rati.12116

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