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dc.contributor.advisorSchoubye, Andersen
dc.contributor.authorPlesnys, Albinasen
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-02T09:48:56Z
dc.date.available2019-07-02T09:48:56Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35661
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I propose a novel treatment of genericity. While my diagnosis is that no present theory is satisfactory, I choose Liebesman’s simple kind predication theory (2011) as an initial framework. I reject Liebesman’s claim that generics are sentences about kinds and suggest that they are rather sentences about types showing the virtues of such view. While my ultimate goal is to show that the type analysis of generics is both natural and explanatorily superior to its rivals, I also propose both semantic and pragmatic analysis of generic sentences.en
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dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.subjectgenericsen
dc.subjectgenericityen
dc.subjectsimple kind theoryen
dc.subjecttype/token distinctionen
dc.subjectstructural universalsen
dc.titleGenerics revisited: a simple theory of typesen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelMastersen
dc.type.qualificationnameMSc Master of Scienceen


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