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New paper 'Reference to Properties in Natural Language'

Posted On: February 16, 2023

<p>&nbsp;&#39;<a href="/uploads/Property%20paper%202023.pdf">Reference to Properties in Natural Language</a>&#39;. To appear in A. Fisher and A.S. Maurin (eds.):&nbsp;<em>Routledge Handbook of Properties.</em></p> <p><em>Abstract:&nbsp;</em>After a short, perspectival overview of the semantics of potential property-referring terms, this paper presents new and surprising generalizations about explicit property-referring terms like &#39;the property of being wise&#39;, which raise fundamental issues regarding ontology and learnability and a core-periphery distinction in natural language ontology.</p>