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Taking ScopeThe Natural Semantics of Quantifiers$
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Mark Steedman

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262017077

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.001.0001

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Related Approaches

Related Approaches

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(p.209) Chapter 12 Related Approaches
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Taking Scope
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Mark Steedman

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262017077.003.0012

This chapter looks at a number of approaches related to the present theory, including Discourse Representation Theory (DRT), which assumes that discourse referents are object symbols and generalized Skolem terms. One similarity between the present theory and DRT is the property of treating donkey pronouns as standard discourse pronouns instead of bound-variable pronouns or more exotic objects such as definites or functional entities. The chapter also discusses E-Type pronouns, underspecified Skolem terms and the anytime operation of specification, the concept of storage, and the “call-by-name” method of passing argument values to functions or procedures.

Keywords:   donkey pronouns, Discourse Representation Theory, Skolem terms, E-Type pronouns, specification, storage, call by name

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