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Journal of Philosophical Logic 38 (3):343 - 361 (2009)
A semantic analysis of mass nouns is given in terms of a logic of classes as many. In previous work it was shown that plural reference and predication for count nouns can be interpreted within this logic of classes as many in terms of the subclasses of the classes that are the extensions of those count nouns. A brief review of that account of plurals is given here and it is then shown how the same kind of interpretation can also be given for mass nouns.
|Keywords||Mass nouns Logic of classes as many Logic of plurals Mereology|
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