Intensional verbs and quantifiers

Natural Language Semantics 5 (1):1-52 (1997)
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This paper discusses the semantics of intensional transitive verbs such as 'need', 'want','recognize', 'find', and 'hire'. It proposes new linguistic criteria for intensionality and defends two semantic analyses for two different classes of intensional verbs. The paper also includes a systematic classification of intensional verbs according to the type of lexical meaning they involve.



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Friederike Moltmann
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