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Re: possible readings of "John seeks a bike or a fish"
- To: marob.masa.com!cowan (John Cowan)
- Subject: Re: possible readings of "John seeks a bike or a fish"
- From: uhccux.uhcc.hawaii.edu!lee (Greg Lee)
- Date: Fri, 1 Jun 1990 03:55:07 GMT-10
- In-reply-to: email@example.com (John Cowan) "Re: possible readings of "John seeks a bike or a fish"" (May 31, 12:12pm)
} scope is no problem given the large number of explicit left and right
} markers for grammatical constructs
Then if `le' and `lo' distinguish narrow and wide scope of descriptions,
and if there is another, more general, means of indicating scope,
why have `le' and `lo'? Or, at least, why use them to distinguish
scopes in the kind of case that was being discussed? (Which did not
involve definiteness.) It misrepresents the distinction involved
as having to do with a property, when it is really relational.
-- Greg, firstname.lastname@example.org (lee@uhccux on Bitnet)