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Title: On the Meaning of Definite Plural Noun Phrases
Written By: Roger Schwarzschild

Do multiply plural NPs ("the boys and the girls") differ semantically from simply plural NPs ("John and Mary" or "the boys")? The "union theory" and the "sets theory" are contrasted in their answer to this question.

Publication Year: 1992
Publisher: Graduate Linguistic Students' Association, Umass
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Linguistic Field(s): Semantics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 213
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