Topic: HUMAN SEMANTICS
From Semantic Restrictions to Reciprocal Meanings
By Yoad Winter & Sivan Sabato
This paper proposes a new approach to the interpretation of reciprocal expressions using the Strongest Meaning Hypothesis of Dalrymple et al (1998). We propose a system in which reciprocal meanings are derived directly from semantic restrictions using the SMH, and characterize this derivation process. We present methods to construct a linguistic test for the availability of a reciprocal meaning, or otherwise to prove that a specific meaning is not available for reciprocals. These methods are then used to analyze two controversial reciprocal meanings.
Source: Online Papers in Philosophy
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