Chapter 5: Intensional Transitive Verbs and their 'Objects'

In Abstract Objects and the semantics of Natural Language. Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013)
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Friederike Moltmann
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Abstract
This chapter gives a truthmaker-based account of the semantics of 'reifying' quantifiers like 'something' when they act as complements of intensional transitive verbs ('need', 'look for'). It argues that such quantifiers range over 'variable satisfiers' of the attitudinal object described by the verb (e.g. the need or the search)
Keywords intensional transitive verb  intensionality  action-product distinction  truthmaker semantics
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