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  1. Graeme Forbes, Pauline Jacobson & Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2012). Acknowledgement to Reviewers (2009–2012). Linguistics and Philosophy 35 (6):533-535.
  2. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2012). Context Dependence. In C. Maienborn, K. von Heusinger & P. Portner (eds.), Handbook of Semantics. Volume 3. de Gruyter.
    Linguistic expressions frequently make reference to the situation in which they are uttered. In fact, there are expressions whose whole point of use is to relate to their context of utterance. It is such expressions that this article is primarily about. However, rather than presenting the richness of pertinent phenomena (cf. Anderson & Keenan 1985), it concentrates on the theoretical tools provided by the (standard) two-dimensional analysis of context dependence, essentially originating with Kaplan (1989)--with a little help from Stalnaker (1978) (...)
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  3. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2006). Monotonicity in Opaque Verbs. Linguistics and Philosophy 29 (6):715 - 761.
    The paper is about the interpretation of opaque verbs like “seek”, “owe”, and “resemble” which allow for unspecific readings of their (indefinite) objects. It is shown that the following two observations create a problem for semantic analysis: (a) The opaque position is upward monotone: “John seeks a unicorn” implies “John seeks an animal”, given that “unicorn” is more specific than “animal”. (b) Indefinite objects of opaque verbs allow for higher-order, or “underspecific”, readings: “Jones is looking for something Smith is looking (...)
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  4. Arnim von Stechow & Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2005). A Problem for a Compositional Treatment of de Re Attitudes. In Greg N. Carlson & Francis Jeffry Pelletier (eds.), Reference and Quantification: The Partee Effect. Csli.
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  5. Arnim von Stechow & Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2005). Compositional Treatment of de Re Attitudes. In Greg N. Carlson & Francis Jeffry Pelletier (eds.), Reference and Quantification: The Partee Effect. Csli. 207.
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  6. Katharina Hartmann & Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2001). Introduction to Natural Language Semantics, Henriëtte de Swart. Journal of Logic, Language and Information 10 (4):511-518.
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  7. Pauline Jacobson, Paycheck Pronouns, Bach-Peters Sentences, Inflectional Head, Thomas Ede Zimmermann, Free Choice Disjunction, Epistemic Possibility, Sigrid Beck & Uli Sauerland (2000). Lisa Green/Aspectual Be–Type Constructions and Coercion in African American English Yoad Winter/Distributivity and Dependency Instructions for Authors. Natural Language Semantics 8 (373).
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  8. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (2000). Free Choice Disjunction and Epistemic Possibility. Natural Language Semantics 8 (4):255-290.
    This paper offers an explanation of the fact that sentences of the form (1) ‘X may A or B’ may be construed as implying (2) ‘X may A and X may B’, especially if they are used to grant permission. It is suggested that the effect arises because disjunctions are conjunctive lists of epistemic possibilities. Consequently, if the modal may is itself epistemic, (1) comes out as equivalent to (2), due to general laws of epistemic logic. On the other hand, (...)
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  9. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1999). Meaning Postulates and the Model-Theoretic Approach to Natural Language Semantics. Linguistics and Philosophy 22 (5):529-561.
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  10. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1993). On the Proper Treatment of Opacity in Certain Verbs. Natural Language Semantics 2 (1):149-179.
    This paper is about the semantic analysis of referentially opaque verbs like seek and owe that give rise to nonspecific readings. It is argued that Montague's categorization (based on earlier work by Quine) of opaque verbs as properties of quantifiers runs into two serious difficulties: the first problem is that it does not work with opaque verbs like resemble that resist any lexical decomposition of the seek ap try to find kind; the second one is that it wrongly predicts de (...)
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  11. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1993). Scopeless Quantifiers and Operators. Journal of Philosophical Logic 22 (5):545 - 561.
  12. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1989). Intensional Logic and Two-Sorted Type Theory. Journal of Symbolic Logic 54 (1):65-77.
  13. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1985). A Note on Transparency Postulates. Journal of Semantics 4 (1):67-77.
    This paper deals with the role of meaning postulates in Montague's theory of indirect interpretation. More specifically, it is concerned with the problem of finding suitable constraints on systems of postulates. One plausible candidate for such a constraint is discussed in some detail. It is a principle to the effect that the logical complexity of any meaning postulate must not exceed the expressive power of the natural language under description. It is argued that such a constraint would be too powerful (...)
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  14. Thomas Ede Zimmermann (1985). Remarks on Groenendijk and Stokhof's Theory of Indirect Questions. Linguistics and Philosophy 8 (4):431 - 448.
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