Lecture Notes

I. Preliminaries (PDF)

II. Carlson 1977: Bare Plurals as Names for Kinds

  • Reference to kinds in English (PDF)
  • Reference to kinds in English: Part 2 (PDF)
  • Challenges/problems for Carlson 1977 (PDF)
  • Challenges/problems for Carlson 1977: Part 2 (PDF)

III. The quantificational analysis

  • Bare plurals as indefinites: Part 1 (PDF), Part 2 (PDF)

Background on modality

  • Introduction to modality (PDF)

IV. Habituals and dispositionals

  • Dispositional sentences (PDF)