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27 November 2015, Cool Logic, Omer Korat

Speaker: Omer Korat (ILLC)
Title: Challenges for a Theory of Plurality
Date: Friday 27 November 2015
Time: 17:30-18:30
Location: Room F1.15, ILLC, Science Park 107, Amsterdam

Different predicates give rise to different entailment patterns, both distributive and collective. Some predicates are ambiguous between distributive and collective readings. To complicate things further, in some cases two arguments of a predicate may be interpreted distributively: such readings are affected not only by the predicate, but also by the argument.

In this talk I present various entailment patterns which emerge as a result of properties of nominal expressions, and describe several attempts to derive these patterns in an algebraic (mereological) framework. Finally, I demonstrate where these analyses fail, and what may be a possible solution.

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